Our Top 5 Samuel L. Jackson Films To Watch On His Birthday!

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men." What movie did this quote come from?

Happy Birthday Samuel L. Jackson! The seasoned actor is celebrating his 74th birthday today, Wednesday, Dec. 21, and it's only right that we celebrate by reminding his fans why the Hollywood heavyweight deserves all of the glory! has put together a list of five of our top films that you should watch today to celebrate all of Jackson's greatness. 

  • Do the Right Thing (1989)

    Jackson plays the neighborhood DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy, in this Spike Lee-directed film, whose energetic presence is the glue that keeps the film together. 

    Also stars: Spike Lee, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nun, Rosie Perez

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Jackson's role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction earned him a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination, this memorable and groundbreaking film, put Sam Jackson on the map!

    Also stars: Uma Thurman and John Travolta

  • Star Wars Series (1999, 2002, and 2005)

    Jackson's character Mace Windu, a Jedi master and member of the council who opposes the training of Anakin Skywalker, is a classic fave!

    Also stars: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Quarshie, Kenny Baker

  • Coach Carter (2005)

    In 1999, Jackson's character Ken Carter returns to his old high school in Richmond, California, to get the basketball team into shape, through his strict rules, academic discipline and more all to get them sharp for their basketball season. 

    Also stars: Robert Ri'Chard and Ashanti

  • Django Unchained (2012)

    Jackson plays Stephen a loyal slave to plantation owner Calvin Candle ( played by Leonardo DiCaprio). 

    Also stars: Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington

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