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(Yahoo)   Samuel L Jackson speaking out on Joe Rogan's use of racial slurs is the least interesting thing about this article, considering it mentions, in passing, that Jackson is the top grossing film actor of all time   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2022-02-28 11:43:43 AM  
Well, he's been in 138 movies and counting, including Star Wars series, all those Marvels, and six Tarantino films, so yeah.

/Highest grossing actors not to be confused with actors who have personally grossed the most income.
 
2022-02-28 12:14:52 PM  
Subconsciously read all his quotes in his voice.
 
2022-02-28 12:22:41 PM  
That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.
 
2022-02-28 12:23:58 PM  
 
2022-02-28 12:24:35 PM  
Yet he has never had big commercial success for leading actor roles (Snakes on a Plane, Black Snake Moan, Shaft (2019)). He makes his money as part of big ensembles. Contrast that with other big earners that always take top billing.
 
2022-02-28 12:25:14 PM  

peachpicker: Leonardo DiCaprio Is an Underrated White Ally - Roy Wood Jr.

Pretty funny.


That link is most assuredly NSFW...
 
2022-02-28 12:33:18 PM  

ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.


Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor
 
2022-02-28 12:42:33 PM  

tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor


So someone that acts in a movie however briefly is not an actor, nor some someone literally referred to as a voice actor?

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2022-02-28 12:43:47 PM  
I was just talking about this the other day, re Pulp Fiction.  The scene where Quentin Tarantino, "Jules, is there a sign outside my house that says 'Dead NNNN Storage'?"  cringeworthy.  would never happen today.  one, Quentin is a terrible actor, and two, why was it necessary to have him say that word, that many times?  as perfect as PF is that scene always has me like, "dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUUUDE."
 
2022-02-28 12:44:04 PM  

tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor


Seriously? The voice actor can make or break a movie. Look at all the animated movies that went for "big names" in voice casting and turned out a sub-par product. Good actor good voice actor.
 
2022-02-28 12:45:26 PM  

tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor


I dare you to tell Mark Hamill that...
 
2022-02-28 12:45:42 PM  

peachpicker: Leonardo DiCaprio Is an Underrated White Ally - Roy Wood Jr.

Pretty funny.


Came here to post this.
 
2022-02-28 12:46:28 PM  

tansa: Voice Actor ≠ Actor


You are wrong in so many ways that writing them down would cripple my hands.
 
2022-02-28 12:49:37 PM  
rickythepenguin:

It goes to illustrate how scummy Jimmy is.
 
2022-02-28 12:53:42 PM  

AuralArgument: rickythepenguin:

It goes to illustrate how scummy Jimmy is.


That and he has an "N word" pass with Jules so he's not only tight with him, he's not really intimidated by these two professional killers.
 
2022-02-28 12:54:52 PM  
FTFA: But like his former Star Wars co-star Liam Neeson, who recently reflected on being an aging action start...

Wait, wasn't Liam Neeson already an aging actor when he shifted over to being an aging ACTION actor?
 
2022-02-28 12:55:59 PM  

ZMugg: Seriously? The voice actor can make or break a movie. Look at all the animated movies that went for "big names" in voice casting and turned out a sub-par product. Good actor ≠ good voice actor.


Right. If anything, the voice actor has a tougher job than a screen actor, because they can't emote with their body or face, AND they have no idea until much, much later on (sometimes when it's too late to re-record, depending on how long the animation takes) how the recording is going to appear in context. Obviously, a really good animation team will try to make the character's movements and expressions "fit" the voice actor (see: Robin Williams as the Genie), but not every production has that level of talent or budget, or the need to be that customized, so the voice itself has to be perfect.
 
2022-02-28 12:56:22 PM  

Terlis: tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor

I dare you to tell Mark Hamill that...


Or Phil LaMarr.
 
2022-02-28 12:58:58 PM  

ZMugg: Voice Actor ≠ Actor


Voice Talent - Batman: Arkham City Behind the Scenes Video
Youtube PnkcZF34SE0
 
2022-02-28 1:00:55 PM  

rickythepenguin: I was just talking about this the other day, re Pulp Fiction.  The scene where Quentin Tarantino, "Jules, is there a sign outside my house that says 'Dead NNNN Storage'?"  cringeworthy.  would never happen today.  one, Quentin is a terrible actor, and two, why was it necessary to have him say that word, that many times?  as perfect as PF is that scene always has me like, "dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUUUDE."


QT shoehorns the word into his movies as much as he can. It's a very bizarre fetish of his, and it's weird hearing SLJ defend it.
 
2022-02-28 1:08:01 PM  

Snapper Carr: ZMugg: Voice Actor ≠ Actor

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/PnkcZF34SE0?start=95]


I didn't say that, tansa did.
 
2022-02-28 1:18:18 PM  
"Oscars don't move the comma on your check."

/He was robbed for Pulp Fiction
 
2022-02-28 1:22:13 PM  

Flappyhead: tansa: Voice Actor ≠ Actor

You are wrong in so many ways that writing them down would cripple my hands.


Apparently people don't understand categorization or the purpose of attributive nouns.
 
2022-02-28 1:22:18 PM  

Uncle Pooky: rickythepenguin: I was just talking about this the other day, re Pulp Fiction.  The scene where Quentin Tarantino, "Jules, is there a sign outside my house that says 'Dead NNNN Storage'?"  cringeworthy.  would never happen today.  one, Quentin is a terrible actor, and two, why was it necessary to have him say that word, that many times?  as perfect as PF is that scene always has me like, "dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUUUDE."

QT shoehorns the word into his movies as much as he can. It's a very bizarre fetish of his, and it's weird hearing SLJ defend it.


The Jimmy scene could have worked if anybody but QT were playing the role. He can't act. The N-word is indispensable in Jackie Brown because it helps define SLJ's character, and ditto for DiCaprio in Django.
 
2022-02-28 1:22:33 PM  
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2022-02-28 1:26:50 PM  
"Jackson is the top grossing film actor of all time "

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KIND OF.  And Robert Horry is the winningest basketball player of the last 30 years...
 
2022-02-28 1:26:55 PM  

Flappyhead: Terlis: tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor

I dare you to tell Mark Hamill that...

Or Phil LaMarr.


Or Kevin Conroy.
 
2022-02-28 1:29:03 PM  

Uncle Pooky: QT shoehorns the word into his movies as much as he can. It's a very bizarre fetish of his, and it's weird hearing SLJ defend it.


SLJ giving QT a pass is hypocritical.
 
2022-02-28 1:40:12 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: But like his former Star Wars co-star Liam Neeson, who recently reflected on being an aging action start...

Wait, wasn't Liam Neeson already an aging actor when he shifted over to being an aging ACTION actor?


Krull was 1983. He has been an "action actor" for awhile now.

...or Darkman.
 
2022-02-28 1:49:49 PM  

tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor


I think you got hold of the wrong unicode symbol there.  Subset is 0x2282 (8834): ⊂

As in:
Cameo player Actor
Voice Actor
Actor
 
2022-02-28 1:51:36 PM  
FTFA:

"He is saying nobody understood the context when he said it," Jackson told the Times, which describes him as rolling his eyes over Rogan. "But he shouldn't have said it. It's not the context, dude - it's that he was comfortable doing it. Say that you're sorry because you want to keep your money, but you were having fun and you say you did it because it was entertaining."

That's a BINGO.
 
2022-02-28 2:01:20 PM  

BorgiaGinz: The Jimmy scene could have worked if anybody but QT were playing the role. He can't act. The N-word is indispensable in Jackie Brown because it helps define SLJ's character, and ditto for DiCaprio in Django.


yeah.  it was noted above how it rounds out jimmy's character but, while that role is vitally important tot he film, as it provides the introduction of The Wolf, it's also a fairly small role.  i get it, QT wanted to have a role in his first big budget movie (noting he had Res Dogs and a few ghostwrites under his belt), but....he's just a shiat actor.  bumps me out of the movie.
 
2022-02-28 2:05:19 PM  

tansa: Flappyhead: tansa: Voice Actor ≠ Actor

You are wrong in so many ways that writing them down would cripple my hands.

Apparently people don't understand categorization or the purpose of attributive nouns.


Yes, I'm sure that grammar was the point of your comment.
 
2022-02-28 2:12:01 PM  

Flappyhead: tansa: Flappyhead: tansa: Voice Actor ≠ Actor

You are wrong in so many ways that writing them down would cripple my hands.

Apparently people don't understand categorization or the purpose of attributive nouns.

Yes, I'm sure that grammar was the point of your comment.


I'm sure you didn't misunderstand my statement that voice actors are categorized differently than screen actors, not that they are any less important in their respective duties or whatever knotted your panties.
 
2022-02-28 2:22:03 PM  

Flappyhead: Terlis: tansa: ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.

Cameo ≠ Actor
Voice Actor ≠ Actor

I dare you to tell Mark Hamill that...

Or Phil LaMarr.


Man, Phil LaMarr doesn't even have an opinion.
 
2022-02-28 2:22:13 PM  
[threatening tone]

What's in YOUR wallet?
 
2022-02-28 2:31:43 PM  
Quick trivia question:  Jackson has starred in three of the top ten movies of all time.  Name the other actor and actress who have also starred in three top ten movies.
 
2022-02-28 2:32:53 PM  
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2022-02-28 2:39:01 PM  

bighairyguy: Quick trivia question:  Jackson has starred in three of the top ten movies of all time.  Name the other actor and actress who have also starred in three top ten movies.


He didn't "star" in any of them.  He was a supporting actor in those movies.  If you are the seventh (or lower) in order of importance to the story you did not star in that film.
 
2022-02-28 2:39:25 PM  

tansa: Voice Actor ≠ Actor


Congrats, you're part of the reason voice actors are fighting for better pay.
 
2022-02-28 2:39:45 PM  
I watch Captain Marvel just to listen to him talk kitty talk to Goose.

/And I'm not sorry
 
2022-02-28 2:43:36 PM  

ZMugg: Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: But like his former Star Wars co-star Liam Neeson, who recently reflected on being an aging action start...

Wait, wasn't Liam Neeson already an aging actor when he shifted over to being an aging ACTION actor?

Krull was 1983. He has been an "action actor" for awhile now.

...or Darkman.


Mmm, Liam Neeson in Krull made me feel funny things as a little gay boy.

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/good god that movie had some dark moments
//still love it, and the score is great
 
2022-02-28 2:54:14 PM  

ZMugg: That list depends on the parameters. If you include cameos, Stan Lee tops the list.


Huh.  I would have guessed Frank Welker at #1, but apparently he's done way more TV work than movie work.

#3 is still really impressive, but I digress.
 
2022-02-28 2:57:15 PM  

bighairyguy: Quick trivia question:  Jackson has starred in three of the top ten movies of all time.  Name the other actor and actress who have also starred in three top ten movies.


But it would be Tom Holland, Cumberbatch (4), Jacob Batalon (bigger part than SLJ by far), RDJ, ScarJo, basically anyone who was an Avenger in the first Avengers movie, and Cobie Smulders.

//Going off domestic BO
 
2022-02-28 3:02:13 PM  
the thing about the N-word is the only white people who get the permission to use it are the people who would NEVER willingly use it.
 
2022-02-28 3:19:25 PM  

Boudyro: the thing about the N-word is the only white people who get the permission to use it are the people who would NEVER willingly use it.


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2022-02-28 3:19:26 PM  

bighairyguy: Quick trivia question:  Jackson has starred in three of the top ten movies of all time.  Name the other actor and actress who have also starred in three top ten movies.


I mean, 3 of them were Avengers movies so everyone that was in Avengers, End Game, and Infinity War - Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner.

Oh, and Chris Pratt was in Jurassic World plus End Game and Infinity War. So him, too.

Zoe Saldana was in Avatar, End Game, and Infinity War. So her, too.
 
2022-02-28 3:20:37 PM  

mjbok: bighairyguy: Quick trivia question:  Jackson has starred in three of the top ten movies of all time.  Name the other actor and actress who have also starred in three top ten movies.

But it would be Tom Holland, Cumberbatch (4), Jacob Batalon (bigger part than SLJ by far), RDJ, ScarJo, basically anyone who was an Avenger in the first Avengers movie, and Cobie Smulders.

//Going off domestic BO


shiat, I forgot Tom Holland. The latest Spider-man movie is one of the top 10 all-time, too and he was in End Game and Infinity War.
 
2022-02-28 4:34:31 PM  
FTMFA: "Oscars don't move the comma on your check"

LOL, he's amazing.
 
2022-02-28 4:40:13 PM  

rickythepenguin: I was just talking about this the other day, re Pulp Fiction.  The scene where Quentin Tarantino, "Jules, is there a sign outside my house that says 'Dead NNNN Storage'?"  cringeworthy.  would never happen today.  one, Quentin is a terrible actor, and two, why was it necessary to have him say that word, that many times?  as perfect as PF is that scene always has me like, "dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUUUDE."


Totally agree.

I THINK Tarantino was going with the whole, his wife, Bonnie, is black, and he's good friends with Jules, so basically, Jimmy has the cred to be able to say it without any actual racial intention (just like Jules does).  But no, definitely didn't feel like it worked then, and certainly not now.
 
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