Samuel L. Jackson Is Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star — Learn 5 Fun Facts About the Actor!

After more than 45 years in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson has starred in over 120 movies — including the new film Glass — and in other fun projects like Capital One commercials. But how much do you really know about Samuel and his life outside the spotlight?

For starters, the 70-year-old star married actress LaTanya Richardson in 1980 and is a proud parent to the couple’s 36-year-old daughter, Zoe Jackson. And when Samuel isn’t home being a family man, he’s normally hard at work on the set of a new film that’s sure to gain him critical acclaim and probably even some awards. The Hollywood Reporter even recently called Samuel “Hollywood’s most bankable star” — and he achieved that title with a lot much more than just hard work and determination.

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“He genuinely loves to entertain people. It’s something he finds great pride in,” M. Night Shyamalan, who directed the actor in Glass, recently told the news outlet. “That’s his superpower.” In addition to Glass, Samuel already has more than five movies in the works and, in a past interview, the Oscar nominee admitted he’s really proud of his long career as an actor. “You know how many actors go through their careers and people can’t repeat one f–king line they ever had?” he’s said. “I’m a walking T-shirt. It’s better than not being known for anything.”

Scroll down to learn five interesting facts about Samuel that have helped make him the lovable star he is today! 

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