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The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters

Updated August 9, 2019 1.3k votes 100 voters 1.6k views89 items

Join us as we rank the all-time best characters Samuel L. Jackson has played on screen. With a robust resume spanning well over 40 years, he’s one of the most prolific actors of his generation. In fact, he’s one of only a handful of actors who is as good at playing the hero as he is at playing the villain. Just look at his role as Stephen in Django Unchained or his performance in Coach Carter for proof. And we can’t forget his classic role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction or Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight.

From Mace Windu to Nick Fury to John Shaft, Sam Jackson has portrayed some of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history. He’s acted in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, like The Avengers and Star Wars, and also some of the biggest blunders, like Sphere and Jumper. Which of his characters is your favorite? With so many characters to choose from, it'll be interesting to see which performance tops the list.

Vote up Samuel L. Jackson's greatest characters to see which performance reaches the top spot. And if you see a character missing, be sure to add them to the list!

  • 1
    64
    8

    Jules Winnfield

    Pulp Fiction

    1994

  • 2
    42
    8

    Stephen

    Django Unchained

    2012

  • 3
    41
    10

    Frozone

    The Incredibles

    2004

  • 4
    44
    13

    Mace Windu

    Star Wars Prequel Series

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy, Levitation, Force

    1999-2005

  • 5
    43
    13

    Ultimate Nick Fury

    Marvel Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesHealing factor

    2008-present

  • 6
    36
    8

    Major Marquis Warren

    The Hateful Eight

    2015

  • 7
    32
    7

    John Raymond Arnold

    Jurassic Park

    1993

  • 8
    32
    10

    Zeus Carver

    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    1995

  • 9
    28
    7

    Richmond Valentine

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    2014

  • 10
    25
    9

    Hold-Up Man

    Coming to America

    1988

  • 11
    18
    3

    Carl Lee Hailey

    A Time to Kill

    1996

  • 12
    24
    12

    Elijah Price

    Unbreakable

    2000

  • 13
    16
    7

    Ordell Robbie

    Jackie Brown

    1997

  • 14
    16
    7

    Darius Kincaid

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    2017

  • 15
    15
    7

    Uncle John Shaft

    Shaft

    2000

  • 16
    11
    5

    Rufus

    Kill Bill Volume 2

    2004

  • 17
    16
    11

    Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard

    Kong: Skull Island

    2017

  • 18
    10
    3

    Sergeant Nathan West

    Basic

    2003

  • 19
    11
    5

    Parnell "Stacks" Edwards

    Goodfellas

    1990

  • 20
    10
    4

    Madlock

    Mo' Better Blues

    1990

  • 21
    10
    5

    Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons

    XXX: State of the Union, xXx

    2002

  • 22
    8
    2

    Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson

    S.W.A.T.

    2003

  • 23
    11
    8

    Neville Flynn

    Snakes on a Plane

    2006

  • 24
    9
    4

    Danny Roman

    The Negotiator

    1998

  • 25
    8
    4

    Trip

    Juice

    1992