Alejandra Villa / For The Times
By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Role after disparate role in a career that has spanned 80-plus films, Samuel L. Jackson performances tend to share a common X-factor: amazing hair. Through the actor's extensive use of wigs, hair extensions, chemical grooming products and outlandish dye jobs, he has time and again conjured character through coiffure. Just ask Robert L. Stevenson, Jackson's dedicated hairstylist, who has supervised his tonsorial choices in more than 30 movies -- the guy's equally at ease with Jheri curl activator and Afro pick, in dreadlocks, in cornrows or totally bald. Jackson's latest flight of follicle fancy, the sci-fi action movie "Jumper," reaches theaters today.
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