Guess who Samuel L Jackson admires, but~ guess who he WANTED to…

08 Mar

In an interview on the Sunday Morning Series (with Jane Pauli), March 6, 2022 / 9:47 AM / CBS News

Samuel L. Jackson is a movie star, and he loves his job. “Movie sets are my playground. That’s my happy place,” he said.

“Sunday Morning” contributor Kelefa Sanneh asked, “Is acting easy for you?”
“Yeah,” he laughed. “Feels like it is. It’s fun for me.”

He has made more than 150 films, and is one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. He’s worked closely with Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino, and he’s a familiar presence in the “Star Wars” and Marvel franchises…

“I think movies should be entertaining,” Jackson said. “You know, popcorn movies, I love popcorn movies! Turn your brain off. You don’t have to figure out the plot, you don’t have to worry about who did it, you know? He did it! Now let’s have some fun!”

He admired actors Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. But he didn’t want to be them.

“I wanted to be Errol Flynn if I was gonna be somebody,” he laughed. “I wanted to be up there sword-fighting and swashbuckling across the screen!”

— Karl


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  1. shangheinz

    March 8, 2022 at 7:18 am


    You can play that again, Sam. TX KK!

  2. David DeWitt

    March 8, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I love that! The only Samuel L Jackson story that I can tell is that he thanked my daughter Erin and her collaborator Oscar Boyson for creating a mashup video that went viral featuring him and said: “Thanks for making me part of the dialogue …”
    Cool guy …