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Samuel L Jackson


#1

Hey, its his birthday. He’s 55!!! Damn, I didn’t think he was THAT old!!!



what do you folk think are Jackson’s best performances? Worst?



What do we need to see him in next?


#2

congrats to samual!!!



It’s the one that says old motherfucker…lol


#3

Whoa! He’s 55 and still goin strong!  8)



Jacksons best is Pulp Fiction, Jules was such a fitting character for him, he played it so well and had the most memorible lines ever. He’s been in so many movies and hes (Almost) pefected them with his excellant acting when they could’ve been just another shitfest (Not Pulp though). Movies I’ve liked him in:



Jackie Brown

Time To Kill

Die Hard: With a Vengance

The Negotiator

Formula 51

Basic

Jurassic Park (haha his arm)

Shaft (Shoulda played a Jules-style character)

Unbreakable



He’s actually made lots of interesting cameos and short apparances in other films as well. Like his psychotic short character in Menace 2 Society as Caine’s druggie father. He made apperences in these also.



True Romance

Do The Right Thing

Goodfellas

Juice

Fresh



Actually most of his first films he was only was in ONE real scene or two. Pulp Fiction really got his career rolling and now he’s one of the BEST and most respected actors in all of hollywood. Long live Samuel L Jackson!



Raises arms


#4

^^^^ According to Starkey, and the rest of my friends, Fresh is one of the funniest movies ever made.


#5

I sure as hell didn’t find Fresh funny. The concept is hilarious but it’s a serious movie.


#6

Hey B, you forgot Sam’s awesome performances in Deep Blue Sea and Sphere. Ain’t too many people see Sphere, but trust me it’s a good movie. Go rent it or something. Bullet you seen Sphere?


#7

Jackson has done some great performances in some shitty movies. He was the best thing about The Long Kiss Goodnight.



"Yessum, Miss Daisy. I be honkin’."



Heh. I’m giggling just thinking about it.


#8

[quote]Hey B, you forgot Sam’s awesome performances in Deep Blue Sea and Sphere. Ain’t too many people see Sphere, but trust me it’s a good movie. Go rent it or something. Bullet you seen Sphere?[/quote]
I saw Sphere when it came out in like 1997 I think. Any special editions runnin about I can pick up? I remember actually nothing about it, I’ll have to see it again. Deep Blue Sea I never saw because I’m not a fan of genatically-mutated creatures killing stranded people. But I’ll go rent it on Monday.


#9

SPOILER*



I honestly laughed the entire first 40% of Fresh. Hardest at the part where that one skiney black guy killed the little black kid who kicked his ass at basket ball and at the same time killed the little girl. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard in my life. Then Second hardest when Fresh killed his dog…why the fuck did he kill his dog.



END OF SPOILER****



I still thought Fresh was a pretty damn good movie, it’s just some parts were so fucked up and wierd that I had to laugh.


#10

[quote]
I saw Sphere when it came out in like 1997 I think. Any special editions runnin about I can pick up? I remember actually nothing about it, I’ll have to see it again. Deep Blue Sea I never saw because I’m not a fan of genatically-mutated creatures killing stranded people. But I’ll go rent it on Monday.[/quote]

Sphere is out on dvd, but it’s only got a commentary and the usual behind the scenes featurette. It’s a good movie.



You’ll like Deep Blue Sea because even though it’s brainless, it’s really entertaining and really gross and gory. I’m talkin gallons and gallons of red bloody water. It’s not your usual shark movie.


#11

SAMUEL L. JACKSON



Born:

Dec. 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C.

Raised:

In Chattanooga, Tenn.

Education:

Morehouse College in Atlanta, dramatic arts degree

Drug of choice:

Golf (His handicap is 12)

Family:

Jackson has a daughter, Zoe, with wife, LaTanya Richardson, an actress and producer.



CAREER IN BREIF

Samuel L. Jackson appeared to burst onto the scene in 1994 as Jules, the Scripture-quoting hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s "Pulp Fiction."

Or at least until one thinks back to two years before, when judges at the Cannes Film Festival created a special award – the first and only ever for best supporting actor – for his portrayal of a crack addict in "Jungle Fever."



It was a role hauntingly similar to a life Jackson knew not too long before being cast in the Spike Lee film. Like the character he played, Jackson smoked crack – until the day his wife and friends found him passed out at the kitchen table clutching his stash and pushed him into rehab.



Jackson bounced back, adding to an already long list of film credits established since his days of doing theater at Morehouse College. He’s played a wide range of characters, bringing dignity to some of the most unusual suspects.



“I don’t just look at a role and say, ‘OK, the guy is a killer,’” Jackson explained in an interview for USA Weekend. "I’m interested in why. All my characters have lives outside the things you see them doing onscreen. When I show (onscreen), I’m coming from somewhere, and when I leave, I’m going somewhere else."



The result has been some of the highest-grossing films of the decade and a trove of awards, among them the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best supporting actor, “Jungle Fever”; the Society of Texas Film Critics Award for best actor, “Pulp Fiction”; the Independent Spirit Award for best actor, “Pulp Fiction”; and an Image Award for outstanding supporting actor, "A Time to Kill."



Like those characters he plays, Jackson appears to be headed somewhere – the top of his trade.



– Brandye Alexander, sacbee staff





DID YOU KNOW


… that his contracts include the “Jackson clause” allowing the actor at least three rounds of golf per week while on location? (He sponsors the Samuel L. Jackson Celebrity Golf Classic to raise money for charities.)



… that Jackson went to Morehouse College with the intention of becoming an oceanographer until a speech professor offered extra credit to students who acted in a production of “The Threepenny Opera”?



… that Jackson is the co-founder of the Atlanta-based Just Us Theatre Co.?





PULP DOG


#12

[quote]… that his contracts include the “Jackson clause” allowing the actor at least three rounds of golf per week while on location? (He sponsors the Samuel L. Jackson Celebrity Golf Classic to raise money for charities.)
[/quote]

Oh so that’s why there’s all that golf shit in Formula 51!


#13

Yes he does…and you also see his beautiful bare black ass in the ending too, kinda creepy :o



Which one?



It’s the one that says buck-naked muthafucka!


#14

That guy in the kilt looks like a queer.

I would never wear one unless I went to Scottland or whereever the fuck they were those things.



And while I wear it, I’ll play a round of golf.







PULP DOG


#15

[quote]That guy in the kilt looks like a queer.

I would never wear one unless I went to Scottland or whereever the fuck they were those things.
[/quote]

Man, you are so ignorant, lol


#16

It was funny on Family Guy, when Brian (the talking dog), was shoothing a porn movie, and the family walked onto the set, then Chris (the son) said “I wonder if Samuel L. Jackson is in this, he’s in everything!” and then there he is, the director is telling him to do some porn stuff. I thought it was funny.


#17

[quote]SPOILER*



I honestly laughed the entire first 40% of Fresh. Hardest at the part where that one skiney black guy killed the little black kid who kicked his ass at basket ball and at the same time killed the little girl. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard in my life. Then Second hardest when Fresh killed his dog…why the fuck did he kill his dog.



END OF SPOILER****



I still thought Fresh was a pretty damn good movie, it’s just some parts were so fucked up and wierd that I had to laugh. [/quote]

??? how the fuck could you laugh at that?!


#18

how could you NOT?! :o


#19

I laughed at it because i’m a horribly disturbed person. Pluss it was funny as hell.


#20

When Starkey described it in full i laughed my ass off, and i haven’t eve seen it… yet