VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Joins MasterClass to Teach Acting
The premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that actor Samuel L. Jackson will teach his first ever online class exclusively with MasterClass. Pre-enrollment for the class begins today at www.masterclass.com/slj.
Watch the trailer for Jackson's session below.
Jackson broke out as a critically-acclaimed actor when the Cannes Film Festival awarded the "Best Supporting Actor" award to honor his performance in 1991's Jungle Fever. Soon after, he was contacted by director Quentin Tarantino for perhaps his most legendary role: Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. Since then, Jackson starred in another five Tarantino films and has left his indelible mark on Hollywood with roles in films such as Shaft, A Time to Kill, Unbreakable, Die Hard: With A Vengeance, andThe Avengers. His colorful and truly iconic 45-year film roster has established him as one of this generation's most distinguished actors.
In his MasterClass, Samuel L. Jackson will share lessons from his experience playing 100+ characters in some of the biggest franchises in history. Students will learn how to break down a script, LEVERAGE their voice, embody their characters, improve their auditioning skills, and collaborate within the industry. Jackson will break down his unique process to deliver an acting class that is unlike any other.
"In my MasterClass, I hope students learn that there's no limit to what they can make-believe. By the end, they'll be able to walk into a room, present their best self, and be happy with the result," said Samuel L. Jackson, MasterClass instructor.
"As one of the most successful actors of all time, Samuel L. Jackson has a tremendous amount to teach not only about the craft of acting, but also the practical side of building your acting career," said David Rogier, MasterClass CEO and Co-Founder.
MasterClass provides online classes from world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. All classes are available online for individual purchase at www.masterclass.com for $90 each.
ABOUT MASTERCLASS: Established in 2015, the San Francisco-based company was founded on the idea that everyone should have "access to genius." The premier online education platform provides affordable, engaging, and inspirational online classes taught by world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons, interactive exercises, a series of course materials, peer interaction, and more. MasterClass' current roster of courses includes Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman (acting), Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Reba McEntire (country music), Deadmau5 (music production), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Shonda Rhimes (writing for television), Steve Martin (comedy), David Mamet (dramatic writing), and Jane Goodall (conservation). Most recently, the company announced pre-enrollment for Martin Scorsese (filmmaking), Frank Gehry (design and architecture), Diane von Furstenberg (how to build a fashion brand), Garry Kasparov (chess), and Herbie Hancock (jazz). For more information, please visit www.masterclass.com.