Veteran movie star Samuel L. Jackson's Oscar-nominated performance in Pulp Fiction keeps him feeling young, because teenagers always think he's the coolest screen villain in history when they first see the film.

Jackson shot to mainstream fame with his role as laidback, Bible-quoting hitman Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 gangster classic.

He admits he never realised how popular the movie would become, and he is stunned by the continued positive reaction as each new generation discovers it for the first time.

Jackson tells U.K. Tv show This Morning, "Nobody knew that film would have the crossover and the legs, I guess through history, that it has right now. I get a whole new group of fans every year. When kids come of age, all of a sudden they get to watch Pulp Fiction and it's like, 'Oh my god, you are so cool,' so I get to be cool all over again."