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!
Powers & Abilities: Telepathy, Levitation, Force
Ultimate Nick FuryMarvel Universe
Powers & Abilities: Healing factor
Major Marquis WarrenThe Hateful Eight
John Raymond ArnoldJurassic Park
Richmond ValentineKingsman: The Secret Service
Hold-Up ManComing to America
Darius KincaidThe Hitman's Bodyguard
Uncle John ShaftShaft
RufusKill Bill Volume 2
Lieutenant Colonel Preston PackardKong: Skull Island
Sergeant Nathan WestBasic
Parnell "Stacks" EdwardsGoodfellas
MadlockMo' Better Blues
Agent Augustus Eugene GibbonsXXX: State of the Union, xXx
Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' HarrelsonS.W.A.T.