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Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

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Changing Lanes (2002)
Samuel L. Jackson fulminates as only he can in the role of harried insurance Doyle Gipson, a man with a distinct Shelley Levene vibe about him. Rather than a set of steak knives, it's revenge he craves when Affleck's hotshot lawyer makes a mess out of his car and his life.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jules Winnfield, a jheri-curled angel of death, is a Bible-quoting, 9mm-wielding landmark in screen presence. Even if he wins another 16 Oscar nominations, a Nobel prize and the US PGA, this is the gig that Jackson will be remembered for.

Unbreakable (2000)
Before he was Frozone, Jackson was Elijah Price, AKA 'Mr. Glass', the brittle-boned superbad in M. Night Shyamalan's refreshingly skewed take on the comic-book universe. The glass cane (Jackson's own idea) and Frederick Douglass hair (Dou-GLASS, geddit?) further elevated his menacing portrayal of a complex soul.

Jackie Brown (1997)
He's spectacularly odious in Django Unchained, righteously furious in A Time To Kill and he makes some salient points about the relative velocity of water and ice in Deep Blue Sea. But only in Jackie Brown does he say: "AK47. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every single motherfucker in the room." Welcome aboard.

The Secret Service (2014)
Jackson will be looking to do the whole Ezekiel 25:17 thing on Colin Firth and Taron Egerton's spies in Matthew Vaughn's action-thriller. Yes, he's playing a comic-book villain but before you running around screaming "The Spirit! The Spirit! My eyes!", bear in mind that this one has a pedigree cast and a screenplay from Kick-Ass pair Vaughn and Jane Goldman.

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1 He's not an avenger but he should be.
You should've listened to Chris Hemsworth and put Tom Hiddleston on this list. More

Posted by leilihawk on Tuesday October 8, 2013, 15:51

2 SLJ = Moss?
Whenever I see a picture of SLJ from Unbreakable, I can't help but think of Moss from The I.T. Crowd More

Posted by dctuck on Tuesday October 8, 2013, 12:55

3 JUNGLE FEVER
how can anybody let alone a movie magazine forget to mention his scary as hell performance as a crackhead for spike lee More

Posted by bill the butcher on Tuesday October 8, 2013, 03:25

4 P U N C T U R E
chris evans stole scenes in THE ICEMAN and was oscar worthy imo in PUNCTURE More

Posted by bill the butcher on Tuesday October 8, 2013, 03:11

5 Ruffallo should have got an Oscar for Zodiac
My fave film of the last few years and he is the standout. Criminally ignored by the Academy. Would agree that Scar-Jo is the weak point of The Prestige though I generally like her. More

Posted by spideed2 on Monday October 7, 2013, 13:05

6 RE: A Few Alternatives?
Oh QuietLife , you are hilarious! My goodness. Just picked myself up off the floor. Time to refund my Eddie Izzard tickets and scour the Empire forum for your posts instead. On a serious note, I'd take Sherlock Holmes over Weird Science any day of the week. I wonder if you were even alive when that was out?! More

Posted by Hillsman on Sunday September 29, 2013, 16:39

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Renner did some pretty great roles! Loved Dahmer! He did a small part in James Gray's The Immigrant this year. Looking forward to seeing him in American Hustle (what a great cast!) I think he's going to be phenomenal in Kill the Messenger (acc. to some interviews I've read...) More

Posted by Liam2013 on Friday September 27, 2013, 16:47

8 Scarlett Johansson's pink underwear...
I remember Empire printed my question to Sofia Coppola years ago when I asked about the opening shot of Lost In Translation; thanks for that!! Anyway; love Johansson but I thought she was a massive weak point in The Prestige opposite Batman, Wolverine and Alfred. Just saying! More

Posted by waltham1979 on Thursday September 26, 2013, 11:14

9 Hemsworth
Without IMDB, I can't name more than 4 films for Thor. More

Posted by NateDrake007 on Thursday September 26, 2013, 11:10

10 Nice List
Evans in Sunshine was one of my favourite performances from him, he worked well as the voice of reason when others were suggesting radical plans that would jepordize the mission. Samuel L Jackson has too many films to list here, he is just great! I enjoyed Renner in 28 Weeks Later and Ruffalo in Shutter Island. More

Posted by Hugh_Fran on Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:05

11 Samuel L. Jackson
More importantly, this list is missing Snakes on a Plane! More

Posted by Killjoy_Gee on Thursday September 26, 2013, 07:21

12 Samuel L. Jurassic Park
Should be on this list. More

Posted by d0m_l on Thursday September 26, 2013, 00:15

13 Chris Evans has a few better movies than cellular
Im sure Evans would of prefered 1000 times if you put Puncture instead of Cellular, also The Iceman, and Snowpiercer More

Posted by exile31094 on Wednesday September 25, 2013, 18:12

14 RE: A Few Alternatives?
I think it says "Finest Career Moments" not "Average Career Moments"! More

Posted by QuietLife on Wednesday September 25, 2013, 15:11

15 A Few Alternatives?
RDJ - Sherlock Holmes FFS!! Evans - Push Renner - Bourne Jackson - The Negotiator More

Posted by Hillsman on Wednesday September 25, 2013, 13:35

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changing lanes over Pulp Fiction?!?!? are you on crack??? More

Posted by themanfromunkle on Wednesday September 25, 2013, 13:10

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