Although he did poke fun at his baldness the first time he appeared bald on The Tonight Show explaining that he had to shave his head for one role but then he kept receiving more and more roles afterward and had to keep shaving his head so wigs could be made for him. Jackson appeared in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained which was released December 25 2012. In December 2006 Jackson starred in Home of the Brave as a doctor returning home from the Iraq War.
Jackson's many roles have made him one of the highest-grossing actors at the box office. He played Nick Fury in Iron Man Iron Man 2 Thor Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's The Avengers the first four (not including Iron Man) of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer.