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(The New York Times)   How Samuel L. Jackson became his own muthafarkin' genre   (nytimes.com) divider line 57
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2012-04-27 09:42:14 AM
Jules was the moral center of "Pulp Fiction," Jackson told me recently, "because he carried himself like a professional."

No he didn't. He recited paraphrased Bible verses in between un-silenced gunfire.

i can't believe they were going to kill of his character in The Long Kiss Goodnight, which was a very underrated film despite being directed by Renny Harlan.
 
2012-04-27 09:42:55 AM
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these motherfarking movies about Samuel motherfarking Jackson.
 
2012-04-27 10:22:49 AM

Mugato: No he didn't. He recited paraphrased Bible verses in between un-silenced gunfire.


He did his job. His job includes intimidation. Silencers don't intimidate anybody.
 
2012-04-27 10:30:13 AM
I want to make a movie with Samuel L. Jackson and Sean Bean called "Nobody Gets Out Alive!"
 
2012-04-27 11:00:15 AM

jaylectricity: He did his job. His job includes intimidation. Silencers don't intimidate anybody.


Nah, they already had the briefcase and were ready to go, then he started with the ritual Bible verse instead of putting one in the punk's head and leaving.
 
2012-04-27 11:20:44 AM
I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.
 
2012-04-27 11:31:50 AM

Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.


He just wasn't given anything to do.
 
2012-04-27 11:50:19 AM

Mugato: Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.

He just wasn't given anything to do.


I guess you could blame the direction and dialogue but none of his lines were delivered in a remotely convincing fashion. Fortunately the rest of the movies were so terrible that it kinda washes away.
 
2012-04-27 11:54:41 AM

Mugato: Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.

He just wasn't given anything to do.


I'm starting to think the guy who played Jar Jar was giving more direction than anyone else in the movies...
 
2012-04-27 11:55:10 AM
I like Samuel Jackson as much as the next guy, but im not reading all 8 pages.
 
2012-04-27 11:55:12 AM
If it doesn't start with "Pulp" and end with "Fiction", it is incorrect.
 
2012-04-27 11:56:23 AM
Eight pages of how cool Samuel L. Jackson is. Yeah, no thanks.
 
2012-04-27 11:57:20 AM
graphics8.nytimes.com

All I need to know is in the bottom half of this hotlinked photo.
 
2012-04-27 12:00:28 PM
When Jackson heard about a movie called "Snakes on a Plane," he called the director, David R. Ellis, and said, "You doing a movie about snakes on a plane?" Yeah. "A plane full of poisonous snakes?" Yeah. "I'm down."
 
2012-04-27 12:04:59 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
THAT'S SOME DAMN GOOD BEER, IN'NT IT?!
 
2012-04-27 12:27:02 PM

KellyX: Mugato: Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.

He just wasn't given anything to do.

I'm starting to think the guy who played Jar Jar was giving more direction than anyone else in the movies...


From the Plinkett review of ep 2: "Samuel L. Jackson is horribly miscast as the most boringest character ever. You see, Jackson's strength as an actor is not playing someone who is reserved and wise. It's playing bad mutha-farkers: characters that have a certain intensity."
 
2012-04-27 12:34:41 PM
Why no mention of Pee Wee's Playhouse?
 
2012-04-27 12:39:56 PM

schattenteufel: 4.bp.blogspot.com


I never saw the skit on TV. I've only seen the pic in countless threads here on Fark.

The guy in the background on the left -- is that Vince Vaughn eating a Twinkie?

If not, it should be.
 
2012-04-27 12:45:40 PM

bloatboy: From the Plinkett review of ep 2: "Samuel L. Jackson is horribly miscast as the most boringest character ever. You see, Jackson's strength as an actor is not playing someone who is reserved and wise. It's playing bad mutha-farkers: characters that have a certain intensity."


That's a short-sighted comment. Jackson covers both "reserved and wise" and "certain intensity" at the same time during the closing scenes at the coffee shop in "Pulp Fiction." Jules, fresh on his realization that he wants to quit being a hit-man, is introspective, philosophical, calm, and yet still a total Bad Mother F*cker.

He can do reserved just fine.
 
2012-04-27 12:50:08 PM
How Samuel L. Jackson became his own muthafarkin' genre

That's easy....It's because he carried a wallet that said bad muthafarker.
 
2012-04-27 12:50:11 PM

BKITU: bloatboy: From the Plinkett review of ep 2: "Samuel L. Jackson is horribly miscast as the most boringest character ever. You see, Jackson's strength as an actor is not playing someone who is reserved and wise. It's playing bad mutha-farkers: characters that have a certain intensity."

That's a short-sighted comment. Jackson covers both "reserved and wise" and "certain intensity" at the same time during the closing scenes at the coffee shop in "Pulp Fiction." Jules, fresh on his realization that he wants to quit being a hit-man, is introspective, philosophical, calm, and yet still a total Bad Mother F*cker.

He can do reserved just fine.


It works because you know hes a bad mutha-farka from the rest of the movie
 
2012-04-27 12:51:02 PM

EvilJordan: Why no mention of Pee Wee's Playhouse?


wrong actor, unless you did that on purpose. (im actually too lazy to make sure your wrong, but I assume you're referring to Lawrence Fishburn.
 
2012-04-27 12:54:16 PM

bloatboy: KellyX: Mugato: Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.

He just wasn't given anything to do.

I'm starting to think the guy who played Jar Jar was giving more direction than anyone else in the movies...

From the Plinkett review of ep 2: "Samuel L. Jackson is horribly miscast as the most boringest character ever. You see, Jackson's strength as an actor is not playing someone who is reserved and wise. It's playing bad mutha-farkers: characters that have a certain intensity."


He used to have a range of acting abilities. Unfortunately, every character he's played since Pulp fiction has been Jules.

Star Wars? Jules in a Slanket.
 
2012-04-27 12:55:07 PM

schattenteufel: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x407]
THAT'S SOME DAMN GOOD BEER, IN'NT IT?!


Single funniest thing he ever did.

/farking fat girls in no time
 
2012-04-27 01:00:30 PM
I love Samuel L. Jackson, but I miss the old Nick Fury. Not the Hasselhoff Fury, mind you, just old Fury.

Nick Fury = James Bond + James Coburn + eyepatch
Samuel L. Fury = Samuel L. Jackson + eyepatch
 
2012-04-27 01:01:16 PM
I designed "Moutaintop". Jackson was magnificent in the role of MLK. It's awful how he is being ignored by the award nominators.

Funny thing about that show is the word "motherfarker" appears exactly once. And it's not spoken by him.

BTW, he really is "that guy."
 
2012-04-27 01:02:08 PM

Mugato: i can't believe they were going to kill of his character in The Long Kiss Goodnight, which was a very underrated film despite being directed by Renny Harlan.


I happen to like Renny Harlan movies, thank-you-very-much

youfoundthekingbaby: EvilJordan: Why no mention of Pee Wee's Playhouse?

wrong actor, unless you did that on purpose. (im actually too lazy to make sure your wrong, but I assume you're referring to Lawrence Fishburn.


I was more surprised to learn that Denzel, Fish, Freeman, Jackson, and Snipes were all doing stage at the same time in the same place, and all of them made it big. And what the hell Snipes doing stage work(though he can be a very good actor)?
 
2012-04-27 01:05:46 PM
Sam was the bomb in Jackie Brown
 
2012-04-27 01:17:04 PM

T.M.S.: Moutaintop


2.bp.blogspot.com

SOMEONE SAY MOUNTAINTOP???
 
2012-04-27 01:53:18 PM
bombs like "The Long Kiss Goodnight."

Seriously? I loved that film
 
2012-04-27 01:59:42 PM

farkeruk: bombs like "The Long Kiss Goodnight."

Seriously? I loved that film


ObAOL: Me too. It's a perfect "Saturday afternoon movie" - escapism at its best.

And Samuel L Jackson makes that film. I can't believe he told the old "Frank and Ernest" chestnut at the end of the film.
 
2012-04-27 02:00:51 PM
I don't understand why this whole thread isn't in all caps...

YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE & I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!
 
2012-04-27 02:07:30 PM
OldManDownDRoad SmartestFunniest 2012-04-27 12:55:07 PM


schattenteufel: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x407]
THAT'S SOME DAMN GOOD BEER, IN'NT IT?!

Single funniest thing he ever did.

/farking fat girls in no time


Might even fight a nubian or 2
 
2012-04-27 02:34:54 PM

WhitePac: Might even fight a nubian or 2


heystupid.files.wordpress.com

What's a nubian?
 
2012-04-27 02:59:57 PM

OldManDownDRoad: farkeruk: bombs like "The Long Kiss Goodnight."

Seriously? I loved that film

ObAOL: Me too. It's a perfect "Saturday afternoon movie" - escapism at its best.

And Samuel L Jackson makes that film. I can't believe he told the old "Frank and Ernest" chestnut at the end of the film.


Thirded. I didn't realize that movie was a bomb. Also, Geena Davis has been hot in two movies: "Long Kiss Goodnight", and "Earth Girls are Easy".
 
2012-04-27 03:02:09 PM
I want HBO to make a cable series with Samuel L. as the lead. He cons his way into different undercover professional situations in order to solve a crime. The first scene after he achieves undercover status.

Samuel L.: I'm Dr. Motherfarker, I've been assigned to this office temporarily
Chief: Very good, Dr. Motherfarker, we can always use an extra hand.
Rookie Underling: Excuse, me. But why to they call you Dr. Motherfarker?
Samuel L.: (with angry eyes and Samuel L.'s loud voice) Because I farked your mother, mother farker!!!!
Chief: You'll have to excuse him, he's new...

(and then he goes on and solve a mystery, very Quantum Leap-like)
With cop shows, lawyer shows, forensics shows, hospital shows, and singing school shows, I bet he could get about 10 episodes out of it before people realize how ridiculous I am.
 
2012-04-27 03:19:54 PM

Mugato: Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.

He just wasn't given anything to do.


Sure he was: Die like a punk biatch, despite his assurances in interviews to the contrary.
 
2012-04-27 03:22:47 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I want HBO to make a cable series with Samuel L. as the lead. He cons his way into different undercover professional situations in order to solve a crime. The first scene after he achieves undercover status.

Samuel L.: I'm Dr. Motherfarker, I've been assigned to this office temporarily
Chief: Very good, Dr. Motherfarker, we can always use an extra hand.
Rookie Underling: Excuse, me. But why to they call you Dr. Motherfarker?
Samuel L.: (with angry eyes and Samuel L.'s loud voice) Because I farked your mother, mother farker!!!!
Chief: You'll have to excuse him, he's new...

(and then he goes on and solve a mystery, very Quantum Leap-like)
With cop shows, lawyer shows, forensics shows, hospital shows, and singing school shows, I bet he could get about 10 episodes out of it before people realize how ridiculous I am.


I need to buy you a beer and hear more of this.
 
2012-04-27 03:33:22 PM
That was actually a good read.

They missed his part in Goodfellas though. Pretty sure that was one of his earliest, but I'm not gonna go look it up for citation.
 
2012-04-27 03:39:25 PM
www.starwarped.net

Stacks should never have let Tommy in the apartment.
 
2012-04-27 03:56:14 PM

Zatx: That was actually a good read.

They missed his part in Goodfellas though. Pretty sure that was one of his earliest, but I'm not gonna go look it up for citation.


Coming to America? I'm off to IMDB
 
2012-04-27 04:01:48 PM
It can't be easy being the coolest,smartest motherfarker in an industry full of simpering,sycophantic fools,but he makes it look effortless. For that alone,he'll always have my respect.
 
2012-04-27 04:05:42 PM

Fano: Mugato: Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.

He just wasn't given anything to do.

Sure he was: Die like a punk biatch, despite his assurances in interviews to the contrary.


And how are we enjoying strolling today?
 
2012-04-27 04:10:48 PM

Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.


Was any non-CGI character good?
 
2012-04-27 04:39:52 PM
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He's perfected the acting technique know as 'Murder Eyes'. SLJ and Clint Eastwood are the only two have mastered this tecnique.

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2012-04-27 04:45:26 PM
I would never be involved in anything that destroyed the iconic nature of Dr. King

Yeah, dont let showing a man with all of his human faults, ruin a good myth of someone perfect. Sorry buddy, but I already read the Ralph Abernathy Book, so you FAIL.
 
2012-04-27 07:18:04 PM

Quasar: I'll try to forget how bad he was in the Star Wars prequels.


Given that Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, and Ewan McGregor - all of whom have turned in really good performances in other projects- also looked like they were playing furniture in those I don't think it's fair to blame Sam Jack for his SW prequel woodenness
 
2012-04-27 08:42:54 PM
One of his best roles

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2012-04-27 09:10:58 PM
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2012-04-27 10:08:05 PM

youfoundthekingbaby: I like Samuel Jackson as much as the next guy, but im not reading all 8 pages.


I like Samuel Jackson as much as the next guy, but I've already used up my quota of NYTimes articles for the month.
 
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