Samuel L Jackson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th March 2017

Fact: Acting icon Samuel L. Jackson has a clause in his movie contracts which allows him to take time off twice a week to play golf.

29th September 2016

Quote: “I am absolutely speechless... I thought they’d be home, watching the debate." Veteran actress Cicely Tyson, 91, was overwhelmed after she was feted by stars including Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson at the American Theatre Wing gala in New York on Monday (26Sep16) night, when the televised debate between presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was broadcast.

8th December 2015

Quote: "I was backstage at a Michael Jackson benefit. It was, like, two days before 9/11 and I was introducing Whitney Houston and Usher... and somebody came up behind me and they started doing the Ezekiel speech and I'm going, 'Oh f**k, another one!' I turn around and it's Marlon Brando... and he did the whole speech. It was just jaw-dropping." Samuel L. Jackson on his odd encounter with movie legend Brando, who was a huge fan of his Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction.

9th June 2015

Fact: Rocker Alice Cooper, British actor Will Poulter and singer/songwriter John Newman are set to strut down the catwalk at a charity fashion show for Samuel L. Jackson's male cancer awareness initiative One For The Boys in London on Friday (12Jun15).

25th May 2015

Tweet: "I did 2 films with Anne Meara, a lovely, gracious & Funny Lady. We lost one of the Good Ones! RIP Ms Anne." Samuel L. Jackson pays tribute to Ben Stiller's comedienne mother, who died on Saturday (23May15). Jackson and Meara worked together on 1990s films The Search for One-eye Jimmy and Kiss of Death.

15th May 2015

Tweet: "Play a BB King song today & remember him! RIP Mr King & thanks for all the Great Music!!" Actor Samuel L. Jackson offers up his thoughts after learning of blues legend B.B. King's death on Thursday (14May15).

8th June 2009

Quote: "I have a clause in my contract that I can keep the clothes I fancy". Samuel L Jackson likes to extend his wardrobe after each movie.

22nd January 2007

Fact: Justin Timberlake is set for an odd collaboration onstage at the BLACK SNAKE MOAN premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday (24JAN07) - his co-star Samuel L Jackson, is rumoured to be performing with the pop star.

4th January 2007

Fact: Actor Samuel L Jackson played trumpet in his high school marching band.

10th December 2006

Fact: Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson is splashing out $587,000 (GBP300,000) on a flashy new Maybach 57 S car, which is 19 feet (5.8 metres) long and has its own cocktail bar.

28th November 2006

Fact: Tyra Banks, Samuel L Jackson, Tenacious D and US TV stars Patrick Dempsey and Matthew Fox appeared in a new ad for sports channel ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL last night (27NOV06).

6th November 2006

Fact: Samuel L Jackson once played comedian Bill Cosby's stand-in on THE COSBY SHOW.

2nd November 2006

Quote: "I read Hotel Rwanda and couldn't figure it out... I didn't know if people wanted to come to the movies and see it. Don Cheadle did a great job." Samuel L Jackson on turning down the lead in Hotel Rwanda.

26th August 2006

Quote: "Typically, you'd just hear the snake and then see the girl screaming. I said, 'No, you've got see the snake biting the girl's tits'". Samuel L Jackson made some editing demands during a sex scene on SNAKES ON A PLANE.

18th August 2006

Quote: "I've always fancied myself as a black mamba." SNAKES ON A PLANE star Samuel L Jackson when asked which type of slithery serpent he would chose to be.

17th August 2006

Quote: "We could do RATS ON A PLANE. The tagline would be, 'Where's the f**king snakes when you need them?'" Samuel L Jackson plans a sequel to his highly anticipated film SNAKES ON A PLANE.

10th July 2006

Fact: Pulp Fiction star Samuel L Jackson is such a fan of the theme song for his new action movie SNAKES ON A PLANE, he has agreed to appear in the video. The track is recorded by new band COBRA STARSHIP.

3rd April 2006

Quote: "Every time I heard God talk to me, he sounded like Samuel L Jackson." Rapper The Game on hearing the voice of God during his many near-death experiences.

6th March 2006

Fact: Samuel L Jackson turned down the role of LORENZO COUNCIL in new thriller Freedomland twice before he agreed to play the part.

4th March 2006

Quote: "If good-looking actresses make themselves ugly and then get Oscar nominations, then maybe I'll get one." Samuel L Jackson thinks he could be Oscar bound for his role of an ageing, grey, bald bluesman in new film BLACK SNAKE MOAN.

1st March 2006

Quote: <p>"I answer the 'I don't know what's in the briefcase' question like six times a week. People quote EZEKIEL to me eight, 10 times a week." Samuel L Jackson never tires of speaking to fans of Pulp Fiction. </p>

24th January 2006

Quote: <p>"If I'm sitting at home channel surfing and there's nothing else on, and I run across a movie that I'm in, I'll watch it. I love watching me. I think I'm OK." Samuel L Jackson has no problems watching his work. </p>

13th January 2006

Fact: <p>Outrageous comedienne Sarah Silverman has been chosen to host the Independent Spirit Awards for the first time on 4 March (06). Previous hosts have included movie-maker JOHN WATTERS and Samuel L Jackson. </p>

9th November 2005

Fact: <p>Hollywood stars Hayden Christensen and Samuel L Jackson are reportedly joining forces to star in new thriller POKER NIGHT. </p>

9th September 2005

Quote: <p>"How cool is that guy. What about the outfits? I worked with him for 10 weeks in a row and never saw him wear the same thing twice. I've been out promoting this thing for two weeks with him every day, never saw him (wearing the same thing twice.) How big is his closet? I have eight shirts." Funnyman Eugene Levy is stunned by The Man co-star Samuel L Jackson's style. </p>

8th September 2005

Quote: <p>"Hopefully he's learned to be on time and know his lines and hit his mark - and that's all we ask." Samuel L Jackson hopes co-star Justin Timberlake is a professional on set. </p>

9th February 2004

Quote: <p>"I'm sitting next to PRINCE so I'm actually going to get to hang out with him and SNOOP's sitting behind me, so I'm sitting in amongst some really cool people." Samuel L Jackson is thrilled with the GRAMMYS seating plan. </p> <b>09/02/2004 04:45</b>

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