Samuel L. Jackson is a legend. Enigmatic and badass, Jackson has always been vocal about his political beliefs and has used his voice to rally against the systemic racism that permeates American society and the rest of the world.
After a tragic and traumatic childhood, Jackson overcame his on-screen stutter by using “motherfucker”, which became quintessential to most characters. Mentored by the iconic Morgan Freeman, he received his first big break in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, where he created an impact despite his minor role alongside a heavyweight ensemble.
Despite battling addiction and other obstacles, Jackson has cemented his legacy in the industry with brilliant roles in films like Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, True Romance, The Hateful Eight, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown and more.
One of his beloved and highly underrated films arrived on Netflix on March 1st, 2022, and grabbed the audience’s attention. The film has also begun soaring Netflix charts.
Directed by Thomas Carter, the 2005 film Coach Carter is based on the true story of a basketball coach named Ken Carter. A coach at Richmond High, Carter, made headlines in 1999 for suspending the invincible high school team for their poor academic performance. This teaches them a lesson about confidence, humility and respect.
This poignant and realistic sports film starring Jackson as Carter tells a compelling and sincere real-life event. A brilliant story of values, redemption and ethics, Jackson’s film redefines and emphasises the true meaning of winning.
Audience members on Netflix are seemingly in love with the film that Jackson single-handedly shoulders forward as the enigmatic and strict coach.
Watch Coach Carter on Netflix now.