Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in the films Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. He is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, Unbreakable, Shaft, The 51st State, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane and the Star Wars prequel trilogy, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.\nWith Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury. He later cameoed as the character in a post-credits scene from Iron Man, and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2, Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron and minor roles in Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episode of the first season of the TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..