A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi.
This May 27, 2014 photo released by Starpix shows actors Samuel L. Jackson, left, and his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, at an afternoon tea honoring her for her 2014 Tony Award nomination for best actress in a play for her role in “A Raisin in the Sun,” at Lady Mendl's Tea Salon in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
Conan O'Brien, right, talks with Samuel L. Jackson, left, as they attend the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)