5 Reasons why Samuel L. Jackson is a Badass

2007 MTV Movie Awards - Red Carpet

Samuel L. Jackson is an American born actor and producer. Almost everyone loves Samuel L. Jackson and there is a huge list of movies that you can pick from to watch him. You can flip through any movie channel and you have a high percentage of finding a movie that he has acted in.

Here are some Mother F’n reasons why Samuel L. Jackson is loved by all:

1- He holds the Guinness’ Book of World Records for top grossing actor.

He has earned $15.9 billion for the box offices. He makes an average four films a year since 1994. His working total is upwards of 120 films. Even though he earned that for the box offices, does not mean he keeps all of that.

2- Age is not slowing him down.

Samuel L. Jackson is 67 years old. He did start his career late in his life but he definitely making up for lost time. Before he made it big in Hollywood, he worked in theater. He did not let the fact that Hollywood wasn’t calling discourage him. “Jackson “wouldn’t go unless they called me,” he said. He stayed in New York and asked his agent every day, “Did Hollywood call?” No. So he continued doing what he always did — work.”

3- His squad is on point.

Before he made it in Hollywood, he would hang out with Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne, and Wesley Snipes. They will perform in theater together and go out for auditions together. If one didn’t get a part, they would suggest another. They pooled their money together and helped each other survive.

4- He is so badass that people create things just for him

Samuel L. Jackson was first casted for Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever in 1991. His performance was so moving the Cannes Film Festival wanted to reward him in some way. They created the Best Supporting Actor award, for that year only, just so they can give it to him.

Marvel already had a Nick Fury character created but they didn’t think he was badass enough. They asked Samuel L. Jackson for permission to use his likeness and that is how we got modern Nick Fury. This was all before he was even casted to play Fury.

He wanted a purple light saber when he portrayed a Jedi in the Star Wars prequels. George Lucas tried to discourage Jackson, saying there is only red and green (blue for Obi-Won) but he wanted purple. He got purple.

5- He performs and behaves professionally and at 100% all the time.

From Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane to Deep Blue Sea, he gives 100%. Director William Friedkin says,“Sam is a director’s dream. Some actors hope to find their character during shooting. He knows his character before shooting. Sam’s old-school. I just got out of his way. I never did more than two takes with Sam.”

Everyone he works with respects him and wants to perform better because of him. Scarlett Johansson says, “if someone doesn’t do his job correctly — he does not suffer fools.”

He is the only person who Quentin Tarantino allows to rewrite his lines. Tarantino and Jackson have been working together for almost two decades and they have built a relationship. They trust and respect each other that Tarantino understands that Jackson will respect his vision.

There are many many many more reasons why Samuel L. Jackson is not only an amazing actor but an amazing person.

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5 Reasons why Samuel L. Jackson is a Badass

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