If someone were to narrate life for me, I would choose Samuel L. Jackson to portray all of my greatest milestones. From earning that scholarship to telling somebody off, Samuel L. Jackson just gets it, you know?
After making rounds narrating the funny children’s book “Go to F*ck to Sleep” by Adam Mansbach, Jackson is now helping Taylor Swift tell off her many evil exes.
If you’re interviewing actor Samuel L. Jackson, you’d best make sure to choose your words carefully. During his press junket for Django Unchained, Jake the Movie Guy, aka Jake Hamilton, refused to say the N-word after Jackson’s insistence. It all started when the reporter commented: “There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the usage of the N-word in this movie.”
‘No?’ ‘Nobody?’ ‘None?’ The word would be … ?” said Jackson.
“I don’t like to say it,” said Hamilton.”
“Have you ever said it? Jackson asked. “We’re not going to have this conversation unless you say it. … You want to move on to another question?”
Jackson tried to get the interviewer to say it several times but Hamilton refused over and over. Although Jackson started laughing, he said seriously: “It wasn’t a great question if you can’t say the word.”
The reaction was mixed online. While some thought the reporter’s squirmy reaction was hilarious, others thought it was silly he was asking a question when he was too terrified to use the appropriate word. Still, if he did say the word would there have been a negative reaction?
The film, which is a Western epic set in the pre-Civil War South, uses the word more than 100 times. Not everyone has been willing to overlook Django Unchained‘s use of the word. Director Spike Lee boycotted the film, saying watching Quentin Tarantino’s latest would be “disrespectful to my ancestors.” The controversy might have put Jackson over the edge.
What do you think about the whole thing? Should the reporter have said the word?
While we’re used to upbeat, cheery movies around the Christmas season, this year we’re being treated to two films that are on the bleaker side: Les Misérables and Django Unchained.
Two stars of those movies, Anne Hathaway (Les Mis) and Samuel L. Jackson (Django) got a little competitive over just which one was more sad. Sh*t gets real when the two actors have a sad-off.
While they indulge in typical holiday activities, like making a gingerbread house and decorating the tree, they argue over poverty, death and slavery.
There’s no winner in this competition because they ultimately come to the conclusion that their silly competition is wrong and doesn’t capture the Christmas spirit. “Christmas is about bringing people together,” says Jackson, “like prostitution does.”
“Nothing says Christmas like slaves and whores,” Hathaway adds thoughtfully.
The Funny or Die sketch really reminds you of the true meaning of the holidays.
As a host for the upcoming 2012 BET Awards, it’s Samuel L. Jackson’s jobs to know everything about the nominated artists. But instead of leisurely scrolling through Wikipedia and turning on the radio while he’s on his way to the dentist’s office he’s literally morphing into his idols. In one spot, he brandishes a short pink wig and sings Nicki Minaj’s “Beez In The Trap” as though Jules Winnfield never existed.
We’re happy he’s taking his duties seriously and we’re pretty sure Jackson can pull of ANYTHING.
The upcoming awards are on July 1 and include performances from Usher, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj herself. No word on whether Jackson will sport the pink wig.
Samuel L. Jackson gave interesting advice to anyone who’s going to see The Avengers. Then we show you how to troll a monkey and take a trip with the coolest dad ever, who sings Bohemian Rhapsody with his kids on the way to school.
Samuel L. Jackson revealed the real story behind The Hulk’s power and the key to uniting The Avengers. It all comes down to marijuana. Well not just plain old marijuana, the iridescent green kind that inspires greatness.
Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, was like a green bud connoisseur during a recent interview with Reelz, describing how hybrid weed makes the angry green superhero indestructible. Even when the interviewer Steve Patterson tried to get back to — you know — legit questions about the movie the conversation always went back to pot.
“Nick Fury is like the ringleader in this movie. In real life how would Sam Jackson keep all of those guys in check?”
“The Hulk — give them that green weed that you’ve got in that bag right there,” Jackson answered pointing to a nearby table. “Not the dark green, the iridescent green.”
“Somehow I think I’m going to get fired for this but I kind of like this,” said Patterson. “Going down in flames.”
Jackson was also candid about how the movie is best enjoyed after smoking a little before the show.
“I’m just going to say it straight out,” he said. “You should see The Avengers after you hit one great big bud of Hulk cause this movie is a mother-f*cking yes!”
No word on whether or not Jackson was indeed high during the interview though he did cover himself by saying people should get a prescription.
There’s nothing like watching your favourite celebrities in their film debuts and seeing how different they looked before they made it big. This mashup combines some of our favourite actors and actresses in their very first films. Take Zooey Deschanel in Mumford above — she’s a long way from her unicorn-loving, cute-dress wearing, songbird days.
In order of appearance: Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Jeff Goldblum, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Clint Eastwood, Harvey Keitel, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Steve Carell, Alison Brie, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Jason Bateman, Michael Keaton, Jamie Foxx, Kate Beckinsale, Edward Norton, James Earl Jones, and Chevy Chase.
Watch it here:
“Hey andPOP,” you tell us, “you’re posting so many videos by Jimmy Kimmel.”
Well, it’s because the late night host is on a roll. It must be nice that Kimmel has tons of celebrity friends that he can call up to put together these hilarious video compilations. Anyone who can get Meryl Streep to own a mustache and Matt Damon to grope his grape suit (and then cut him from the movie) is good in my books.
This trailer for “Movie: The Movie” is supposed to sell the most epic film in history. The A-list cast goes on: George Clooney, Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Emily Blunt, Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, Chewbacca and many more. It also features every stereotypical plot and genre in movie history. Why see ten movies when you can get all the action in this one?
Following the recent pandemonium (19 points!) – sorry, the last article still has me using big girl words – that had Alec Baldwin kicked off a plane for honestly the dumbest reason ever, I’d compiled a list of other celebrities who have been yanked from the jets.
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was once escorted off a Southwest flight after refusing to pull up his pants. It’s not like he was just finishing his induction into the Mile High Club either, it’s just that his underwear was showing. A flight attendent brought it to his attention and the “Walking Contradiction” singer lashed out and then got the boot. More like a walking opposition.
Country singer and Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich was kicked off a plane earlier this week for being too drunk. Oh, I should point out this flight was at 10 in the morning! Reports say the bumpkin got in a verbal argument before he even boarded the Nashville-bound plane. I assume the talk when a little bit like this: “Listen, steward, I swear to drunk I’m not God! Hey, Pan Am got cancelled, so why are you still here?!”
It was a close call for Whitney Houston earlier this year. She almost got thrown out of a plane (while it was still on land, of course) for not buckling up. On a Delta flight, leaving Atlanta for Detroit, the singer got “all diva” on the crew when they repeatedly insisted she buckle her seatbelt. Delta needs to cool it. It’s one thing to get mad about not buckling up but a whole other thing to get mad if she was caught smoking in the bathroom, right girl?
The man famous for his character Silent Bob definitely made a loud reaction when he was kicked off a plane for being overweight. Southwest Airlines were adamant that Kevin Smith should purchase two seats instead of one, simply for his size. He tweeted immediately, “I know I’m fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?” If Southwest Airlines have taught me anything, it’s that they’re huge dicks. No, actually they’re just dicks that hate huge people. Following his immediate removal, Kevin Smith proceeded to laugh all the way to the bank.
Five years ago, all these snakes on this mother truckin’ plane flying from Honolulu to Los Angeles were gently removed (and by that I mean violently killed) no thanks to Samuel L. Jackson.
According to Perezhilton.com, prominent actress, Halle Berry will make her Broadway debut in The Mountaintop alongside Samuel L. Jackson.
The Mountaintop is a play written by Katori Hall. It is a fictionalized account of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s last night before his assassination on April 4, 1968. The entire play takes place in a room at the Lorraine Motel. The production first premiered in London in 2009 and received rave reviews. Surely it’s transatlantic leap will be no different.
The Broadway stage is new territory for Berry. Having won a prestigious Academy Award for her intense roll in 2001′s romantic drama, Monster’s Ball, the stage should prove to be an effective place for Berry to show off her acclaimed acting skills once again.
In regard to Berry’s film career, she has just finished shooting her new movie, Frankie and Alice, a character study of a person with multiple personality disorder. However, the film only received a C+ rating from Entertainment Weekly’s film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum. In light of the mediocre review, perhaps the stage is a good career decision for the actress.
Samuel L. Jackson is returning for his fourth stint as host of the sports-centric ESPY Awards this summer.
The Oscar-nominated actor, who is also known as an avid golfer, previously hosted the ESPYs in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Last year’s event was hosted by Justin Timberlake.
The awards show, which pays kudos to the year’s top sports performances and moments, will tape July 15 and air July 19 on ESPN. The event, which usually takes place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, moves this year to the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
In an innovative promotional move for new movie “Snakes on a Plane,” Samuel L. Jackson is making (kind of) personal phone calls urging viewers to see the flick.
The campaign was launched by “Snakes” studio New Line Cinema and VariTalk, a company specializing in cell phone marketing.
Those wanting to check out the nifty technology can log-on to snakesonaplane.varitalk.com. After entering a friend’s cell phone number, their name, and a few details about their personality and life, a custom phone message is generated in Jackson’s voice. The message can then be sent by phone or e-mail.
“This is what we have done throughout the entire ‘Snakes’ campaign — allow people to take ownership of the film and its marketing messages,” said New Line marketing chief Russell Schwartz. “However, the fact that there have been over 1.5 million calls placed within the first week is astounding to us.”
The film itself — which seems to have become a secondary entity to the hype, jokes and ad campaigns — opens on Friday, August 18.
50 Cent is in final negotiations to star in Home of the Brave, a dramatic wartime film concerning the conflict in Iraq.
Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Christina Ricci and Brian Presley have already signed on to star in the project, which follows three soldiers and the difficult adjustments they must make upon their return home from the battlefield.
The independently financed film will begin shooting next month in Morocco with a budget of U.S.$12 million. When production moves to Spokane, Washington, producers will then approach studios for a distribution deal.