Samuel L. Jackson thinks he should have won an Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.
“My wife and I went to see Bugsy. Damn! They got nominated and I didn’t? I guess black folk usually win for doing despicable sh*t on screen. Like Denzel [Washington] for being a horrible cop in Training Day. All the great stuff he did in uplifting roles like Malcolm X? No — we’ll give it to this motherf*cker. So maybe I should have won one. But Oscars don’t move the comma on your cheque — it’s about getting asses in seats and I’ve done a good job of doing that,” he said to the Sunday Times.
Jacks says there should be a category for the most popular movie.
“They should! It did what movies did forever — it got people to a big dark room,” he said, adding later, “All movies are valid. Some go to the cinema to be moved dearly. Some like superheroes. If somebody has more butts on seats it just means your audience is not as broad. There are people who have had successful careers but nobody can recite one line of their parts. I’m the guy who says sh*t that’s on a T-shirt.”
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