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Quint interviews the King of Cool Samuel L. Jackson about SNAKES ON A MUTHAFUCKIN' PLANE!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with my ten whole minutes of one on one time with the man, the myth, the motherfuckin' legend, Samuel L. Jackson, about none other than SNAKES ON A PLANE.

I sat down with The Man at Comic-Con. First of all, he spent the whole interview kicked back, totally cool and relaxed. The pic you'll see below is how he spent the entire interview.

I also quickly found out that he reads this very site. He asked who I was on the site when we were introduced and when I told him I wrote as Quint (and handed him a business card with my Cartuna image on it), he thought for a second and then said, "Hey, I know you. You're the one who posted those pictures of Christina Ricci in her panties," referring to a BLACK SNAKE MOAN post I ran late last year (Click here to see that post!). He studied the card a little more and said, "Hey, you're eaten by a shark! Just like me!!!"

And then we got down to business, discussing SNAKES ON A PLANE, his involvement in the upcoming Stephen King adaptation 1408, JUMPER and a little bit about Quentin Tarantino's projects. This interview is fun as hell. I had a blast talking with The Man and I think you'll have a blast reading it. Enjoy!!!

QUINT: Are you excited to see the fans at the panel later today?

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Oh, hell yeah!

QUINT: I can't even believe SNAKES ON A PLANE has gotten so big, and this flick is right up my alley! I grew up on the AIP movies...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: That's what I've been sayin' to people. When I was readin' all these things on the net about, you know... playin' to the lowest common denominator of America's audience and how could Sam Jackson do something like this? and la-da-da and schlock movie da-da-da... It's like, c'mon! Where were you on Saturday afternoons? I know where I was! I was at the movies watchin' shit like this!

QUINT: On a double bill with something equally fun, even.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Yeah, man! All day long. Naturally, if I had a chance to do somethin' like this, I'll do it! In my mind, I been doin' it all my life... sittin' there watching and going, "I wish I was in this!" or screamin' and freakin' and goin' home, pretending to be the monster, or sittin' in the seat while the movie's going on... catch your friends payin' too much attention then (makes a poking gesture, then follows it up with a scared face) Ahhh!!!! Hell yeah!

QUINT: That's great... when you see a movie and know your friends are going to flip for this... you take 'em and you know the right parts and you can throw an elbow at the right moment...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: And you can just do somethin' to them and AAAHHH!

QUINT: Is it true that you agreed to do the movie just based on the title?

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Uh, yeah. Pretty much true... But not like most people say... that I got the script, I saw the title, I looked at it an threw the script away and said, "Sure, I'll do it." Naw, I was reading the trades and I saw where it said, "Ronny Yu to do Snakes." I went, "What the hell is this?" I read the article and it said Ronny Yu was doin' this movie at New Line, SNAKES ON A PLANE. So, Ronny and I had done a film before and we were in touch, so I emailed him. "What is this, man?" He's like, "Oh, it's a horror picture about poisonous snakes on a plane." I said, "Can I be in it?" He was like, "For real?" I'm like, "Ya'! For real. Seriously!"

He called New Line and New Line didn't believe it. They called my agent. My agent's like, "I don't know." Then they called my manager and she's all, "Yeah, probably. He likes that kind of movie." So, from that point on I was attached to it.

QUINT: I really can't wait for the movie, especially after hearing about the pick-ups adding in harder stuff...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: All the right things. All the right things that we wanted to do while we were shootin' it and thinkin' about it for people who watch that kind of movie. And, you know, David (Ellis) was very capable of makin' that particular film from the outset. If you watch FINAL DESTINATION 2 and all the other stuff he's done you know that. So, I don't know why... They could have tamed it down just by eliminating some of the stuff, so let's just shoot it anyway and save yourselves some money. But, as usual, the hard way in Hollywood is the easy way. (laughs)

QUINT: It's the way they know.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Yeah. That's the way they know.

QUINT: So, when you did the pickups did you really just go in to up the language and up the gore and make the pieces that'd make the film the hard R rated flick the fans want to see?

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Yeah. Yeah. It's all about that, you know. You go back and you put in the snake hits you wanted to put in because you have the ability to show a snake gnawin' on somebody's arm, not just jumpin' off screen and jumpin' back, cutting to somebody (holds his arm) going "Ow-ow-ow!" You see that snake hangin' on that person's arm and that person' tryin' to shake it off! Or somebody gettin' bit in the face, you know, by a snake. Nasty stuff!

QUINT: Great. Because if I was in the audience for SNAKES ON A PLANE and just saw a parade of reaction shots I'd be pissed.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: No! Hell, no! You want the snake hit! You want to see it. You have two people goin' to screw in a bathroom on a plane and you know that there are some snakes on there... you know that when that tit comes out, you want to see a snake on that tit! At some point you gonna go, "Man, I know a snake's going to show up somewhere... and hopefully that snake's going to be on that tit!"

QUINT: Has Tarantino ever shown you his print of THE MUTHER'S?


QUINT: He comes to Austin all the time for QT Fest where he has shown that film twice now. It's this Philippino blaxploitation flick and it has this group of girl pirates escaping the slave camp. They're running through the jungle at one point and one of the chicks gets bitten on the boob by a snake. She says something like, "Like every man I've ever met. Can't leave my tits alone!"

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Yeah. I'm sure they had no problem gettin' somebody to suck that venom out, though. (laughs)

QUINT: And it was all girls, so that'd be even better!

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Even better!

QUINT: Back to SNAKES ON A PLANE... the movie has almost become a badge of honor for the geeks. Not just the internet geeks, but all the geeks. Do you actually say the words "Snakes On A Muthafuckin' Plane?"


QUINT: See, that's the moment I want to see with a crowd, like at the Alamo Drafthouse. They'll love that! I almost look forward to that crowd experience more than watching the movie itself.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Oh, totally! It's what I wanted to say originally, you know. It was the whole PG thing... we can only have 2 "fucks" and it can't be in a sexual connotation. So... it's like, "Let's get these snakes the fuck off this plane." Naaawww... That's not quite, you know... "I'm sick of these muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' plane!" You know? That's the real deal!

So, being able to go back in there and say it was like... "Yeah!"

QUINT: So, you're doing a Stephen King flick now, 1408, right?


QUINT: I'm a big Stephen King fan and I really like that story.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Yeah, I'm leaving to do that Sunday, yeah.

QUINT: The character in the book wasn't a huge character... I mean, he was since there were only 2 central characters in the story...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Oh, really?

QUINT: The story it was just the debunker going in and the hotel manager telling him...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Hotel manager tellin' him don't go in, yeah. It's been expanded a bit. But yeah, I like that hotel manager dude. He's kinda cool. And I think John Cusack's the right guy to put in a room like that. It's goin' to be cool... and the script is really nice. It's a great adaptation. It's gonna work out great.

It seems like it's kinda like my year to do otherworldly shit. I go from that to JUMPER.

QUINT: Oh, yeah. That sounds like it could be a lot of fun. You're playing a dude hunting the kids that...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Yeah, the Harlican, yeah. A group of guys called the Harlicans that hunt down the kids that can time warp.

QUINT: If Tarantino ever gets around to making INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, would you have a part in that?

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: I haven't talked to him about it at all! And I'm not sure... 'Cause I keep running into Rosario Dawson and all these other chicks... I don't know if it's like a chick flick. Or is that somethin' else? 'Cause they're all doin' something with him and they're playing these girl assassins or killers or some shit and all of them are all tryin' to learn to do the Jules laugh for some reason. I was like, "Really? I wonder what that's about."

QUINT: I know Rosario is in Quentin's GRINDHOUSE segment, but who knows? When I talked to him about INGLORIOUS BASTARDS he never really got into any specifics, he just talks about other movies.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Exactly! And I'm supposed to have my gratuitous cameo in whatever he does, so... maybe I'll hear from him soon.

QUINT: I want to see his war movie. I mean, we've seen the Hong Kong influence in KILL BILL and I'd love to see him try his hand at a war epic...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Well, he's been tryin' to do this WW2 army movie for a long time. Maybe he's just given up on that and is doin' something else in the same vain so he can get it out.

QUINT: What's your favorite dirty joke?

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Favorite dirty joke... hmm...

QUINT: It's usually the one that pops into the mind first...

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Okay, well... the one that always pops in my mind... There are tons and tons of jokes, but they always change. The one that always pops in my mind is... A man and a woman are in a doctor's office and the guy asks the girl, "Why are you here?" And she says, "I'm here to sell some blood." He goes, "How much do you get for that?" She goes, "Twenty dollars a pint." She asks him, "Why are you here?" He says, "Well, I sell sperm to the sperm bank." She says, "How much do you get for that?" He's like, "A hundred dollars a pop." She goes, "Oh, great," and they go their separate ways.

So, a month later they're back in the office and the guy sees the girl again and goes, "Hey! You back to sell some more blood?" And she goes (cheeks puffed out and head shaking "no"), "Uh-uh!"

See what I mean? The dude's too cool for school. I hope you guys dug the interview as much as I dug doing it. I still have a bunch of one on one Con interviews to come, including Bryan Singer, Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, the Reno 9-11 guys, TMNT movie director Kevin Munroe and producer Dean Devlin. Stay tuned!


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  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    by Urge to Kill

    Great Muther Fuckin Interview

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:42 a.m. CST

    The Ricci link doesn't work...

    by grendelson138

    now I'll never know what she looks like almost in the near buff....until the movie comes out.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by Stollentroll

    Screw Death Proof, start working on Inglorious Bastards NOW.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Life's a Bitch and then you Die Hard

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I meant to leave that post the other day. Sam Rules. Fuck Fat Artie. Hi Jules!!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:51 a.m. CST

    He's so great.

    by Hell_Bender

    Great interview quint.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    girl's got her tit out

    by TheBaxter

    let the snake hit it!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Sam the Man Jackson

    by rubensreviews

    that guys the man. I wanna see him play Nick Fury

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Sam is fuckin awesome

    by afdoyle

    Seriously the whole comment on snakes biting tits makes him a frickin' god.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    "Man, I know a snake's going to show up somewhere...

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    and hopefully that snake's going to be on that tit!" That's fantastic. And this page is totally screwed. Someone needs to proof read 'cos these idiots can't be bothered.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I forgot

    by Urge to Kill

    Fuck first posters

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST

    If this movie actually featured a girl sucking venom...

    by JohnGalt06

    out of another girl's tit, I have absolutely no doubt that it would be the biggest hit of all time.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson sucks

    by Rupee88

    Someone has to say it...this guy is universally loved by everyone...he's the black Johnny Depp! Well, I can say it but I don't believe...Sam gets a lifetime pass just for Pulp Fiction, but he's interesting in everything he does (like Depp). I won't go see this film as it probably sucks, but it will be worth a download at some point.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Rupee88: "Samuel L Jackson sucks"

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    Samuel L. Jackson is an utterly fantastic individual, and I will see anything he does, no matter how shite, just because it's HIM.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    "hopefully that snake's going to be on that tit!"

    by MentallyMariah

    omg it's barely eight in the morning and I can't believe I just read that line...If I see a snake actually bite a PENIS, man I am gonna jizz!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Best line:

    by Bean_

    It was the whole PG thing... we can only have 2 "fucks" and it can't be in a sexual connotation. So... it's like, "Let's get these snakes the fuck off this plane." Naaawww... That's not quite, you know... "I'm sick of these muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' plane!" You know? That's the real deal!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    i will be laughing about that all day

    by occula

    'hopefully that snake's gonna be on that tit!'

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:10 a.m. CST

    the black jonny depp?

    by georges garvaren

    jonnys blacker then sam. hes blacker then everyone!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Great interview

    by Mechasheeva

    Sam Jackson called me the other day to tell me about Snakes on a Plane, and how I should put down the wacky tobaccy. It was a special moment between us.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Interview Audio

    by RoyNearyCE3K

    Heya Quint! Any chance you post the audio from the interview? Reading Sam Jax is one thing, but hearing him say these things is what's muthaf'in awesome!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST

    will Samuel L.Jackson.....

    by mattyholmes

    appear in Grindhouse? Feed your obsession -

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    good joke

    by reckni

    My gut tells me Snakes will be dogshit, but Sam's the man, too cool, simply one of the best. Really torn on forking over dough for this flick.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Sam needs to get back to the Jules

    by Turd Furgusen

    type characters. He's a total badass in any character he does. (Mace Windu is the exception. Not his fault.) I like him best when he's on the wrong side of the law but you still cheer for him. Great interview and even better dirty joke!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 11:09 a.m. CST

    that ricci link has changed, just remove

    by durhay

    what's after .com and go to the gallery/movies/black snake moan dir

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    The sequel - Snakes on a tit

    by Tar Heel

    Black mambos on big gazongas! Coming soon to DVD only.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Hey, you're eaten by a shark! Just like me!!!"

    by DarthCorleone

    Wow, that's priceless. I think I'd be able to call it a life if Samuel L. said something like that to me.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST


    by Thunderpants

    What do they mean by AIP movies?

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST

    "you want to see a snake on that tit!"

    by photoboy

    Is this the new "tomboy beanpole" for AICN?

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    Aint you ever seen my movies?? Cool interview!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by Lord Bullingdon

    Thunderpants, AIP is the acronym for American International Pictures, a company which produced low-budget B-movies and helped a lot of filmmakers get their start. Roger Corman was a producer there.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST

    AIP=American International Pictures

    by Hal2814

    Started by Sam Arkoff & Jim Nicholson. Specialized in drive-in fodder flicks: horror, teen hot-rod, sci-fi, blaxploitation. They released the original "Fast & the Furious", gave Roger Corman his start. How can any serious film geek not know AIP? Get thee to school, young one---AIP school!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Sam is That Bul.

    by Truth0ne


  • Aug. 8, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by peopleintrees

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Samuel Jackson - WOW

    by Arche Logos

    He just loves what he does there isn't any doubt about that whether your reading him in an interview or watching him on screen. What a badass fucking god. Anyone remember him playing a lawyer in a Law & Order episode in the early 90's. He hasn't changed a bit. Almost looks younger. What a badass.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 3:46 p.m. CST

    If You Didn't Like Superman Returns..

    by checkmix

    You seriously need to reevaluate if you even liked the original Superman films at all. Returns was like watching the originals on steroids. Singer, Routh etc did an amazing job. The negativity is so funny.Half the time I don't even know I hate something until I read it on the internet.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 4:22 p.m. CST

    quint, u def enjoyed that more than we did reading it

    by tripp5

    that motherfucker sounds so cool

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Snakes on a plane will end his career.

    by fortheloveofgod

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson plays Jesus

    by brokebackcowboy

    Not the kind Jesus. The badass Jesus that will come at Revelation time to pass judgement on all the MFs who don't believe in his ass. I think Sam will do nicely, sending all the non-believers to Hell. Satan will be played by Johnny Depp. I'll start working on the script now. Don't be stealing my shit.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson will CALL YOU

    by Jubba

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by Vladdrak

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Doctors say ....

    by mrtwig48

    ....that Nordberg has a 50 - 50 chance of living, though there's only a 10 percent chance of that.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by The Ender

    That interview was awesome. Samuel L. Is the Shit! He is just so fucking cool! Quint you are a lucky bastard!!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    Nordberg will be welcomed back to Police Squad!

    by Zeke25:17

    Unless he's a drooling vegetable. But I guess that's just common sense...

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 6:09 p.m. CST

    This thing is gonna make a huge profit

    by The Dum Guy

    And Sam Jackson's career will benefit all the more. I am looking forward to watching this thing even more, and I'll probably sneak in some alcohol just to enjoy it all the more.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by The Dum Guy

    Oh yeah, that was a cool interview too.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Christ, after i read that...

    by JAGUART

    I had to actually turn the heat on in August.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Great interview

    by Darth Thoth

    Good job Quint. Sam, you are that cat man. Stay smooth and working hard brother. Peace and God bless!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST

    by Jubba

    sorry i poseted a bad link before check this out, it's pretty great

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Snakes!!!! on!!! a!!!! mother!!! Fuckin!!! plane!!!

    by Spiderhulk

    wooooooooooooo.... I can't wait.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Why hasn't anyone posted the Afro Samurai Trailer yet?!

    by peopleintrees It's fucking sweet!!!! The animation is very clean n crisp. Superherohype had it up a long time ago. Aintitcool you're getting old.

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 9:31 p.m. CST

    The Ipod girl has nice feet!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Orionsangels...what and where is the Mousepad?

    by Zeke25:17

    Can't find any feet photos, but Agam Darshi has very nice eyes as well! I'll take yer word for it...

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 11:47 p.m. CST

    And something else that may interest the lot of ya:

    by Zeke25:17

    The gal who did the SoaP novelization, one Christa Faust, is a more than fair writer in the erotic and noir genres. She also descibes herself, among other things, as a "foot goddess". Tarantino is reportedly a big fan. Gee, wonder why? Check out her site if ya like: And no, there ain't no pix there that will lead to hair on your palms, or to me getting banned from this site and having to come up with yet ANOTHER handle!

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 12:02 a.m. CST

    so all the geeks are prepared and ready..

    by Windowlicker74

    to laugh at a line(i want these motherfucking snakes off...)they already know ( a line the studio put in the movie especially for them, at their request at that) thats weird

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

    Just watch the SOAP Trailer to see her feet. Here's the mousepad - - Go to 'content' you get some of the best and latest HQ celeb photos daily for free. The new ones all end up at the 'HITW' and they're free for about a week, but then you have to become a member of HITW - - to see them. Mousepad is free though. Another great place for HQ celeb photos is - :// - just do a keyword search on all forums. I thought everybody knew this. I guess being online 15 years like me. You find these places. That's a nice link Zeke, thanks!

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 12:19 a.m. CST

    He's a One Trick Pony

    by veritasses

    Okay, maybe two tricks. Sam Jackson is certainly fun to watch in his usual Cool or Emotional "Don't Piss Me Off" Black Man roles but he has limited talent as an actor and unfortunately isn't very versatile. Considering the talent he's worked with over the years, it's too bad that he hasn't really studied his craft, improved as an actor and increased his range. It'd be nice to see him in a juicy Award worthy role by now. Heck even Will Smith and Jamie Foxx have grown. But I guess I can't really blame him for sticking to the same types of roles since it's hard enough for minorities to get parts in Hollywood and a couple of flops can end a career. To his credit, he's been very successful... I guess becoming a better actor just isn't a priority for him. Well, at least he seems like a down to earth nice guy.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Didn't he want to play the Saint of All Killers...

    by ScarranHalfBreed the supposeduly upcoming Preacher feature? How FANTASTIC would that be? Shame it's not going to happen...

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 2 a.m. CST

    How the hell has WILL SMITH grown as an actor?

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    Tell me a role where he plays a desperate alcoholic or a lonely man on the edge or something. Even "I, Robot", which should have been a Blade Runner-style thriller, got turned into a futuristic version of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Even true shite like The Man

    by DirkD13"

    with Eugene Levey can't scuff the cool that eminates from this man. How many nearly 60-year olds do you know that can wear the clothes he wears and get away with it?? Yes Denzel is top-quality, Will Smith is popular as hell, Don Cheadle is amazing etc etc, but Samuel L. Motherfuckin' Jackson is the only true legend out of all of them!!

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 4:15 a.m. CST

    fuck this noise

    by hook&pullgang

    this film is bullshit

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Samuel L. is great!

    by heyscot

    Can't wait to see the movie. Sam makes movies fun and he's the epitome of cool. Thanks for the interview.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 6:39 a.m. CST

    You know you all HAVE to bring rubber snakes ....

    by Otter

    into the theatres while viewing this movie, and toss them into the air during key points of this movie.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Will Smith has NOT grown

    by McBane

    If anything, he has regressed. He was amazing in Six Degrees of Seperation but has typecast himself in the Big Willie Awwww Helll Noooooo persona permanently.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Will Smith

    by veritasses

    Compare Will Smith in "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Ali". Clearly he's learned a little something about acting since he's entered the biz and has grown a lot as an actor. Is he in the same league as Don Cheadle or Denzel? No. Not even close. But he's shown enough progress that it's no longer completely insane if he was up for a role that showed some more range. Will's problem is that he too often reverts back to the "I'm a loud, proud black man that is also funny and goofy" persona that I guess he thinks is appealing. If he stopped doing that and took each role as seriously as he took Ali, there's no doubt that he would improve even more and have a resume of respectable acting achievements. I like Sam Jackson as a person (or at least I like him in the interviews he gives) and enjoy watching him play the "cool and/or angry/emotional black man" roles. I just think it's a shame he hasn't shown much progress as a an artist over the years esp considering all the opportunities he's had as a minority actor. But as I've said earlier, it's undeniable that he's been very successful in the industry and if showing range and advancing his craft so that he can audition for the more meaty roles isn't something he wants, then I guess that's his prerogative.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    SLJ a one trick pony???

    by Rakafraker

    Doesn't anyone remember The Red Violin? How about Unbreakable even? Hmph. I'd even say Mace in SW was kinda different for him.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Re: Red Violin & Unbreakable

    by veritasses

    SLJ's part in the Red Violin was very small, wasn't particularly special in terms of difficulty and he, in my opinion, was the worst actor in that movie. The role that he played in Unbreakable didn't really showcase any acting range on his part and it was hardly a brilliant job. Playing the villain in that movie would've been a great opportunity to raise his game and make it one of the great memorable villains in cinema. Instead, he was rather flat and didn't give the character any real dimension. And if you think I'm being harsh on him for these two movies, you don't want me to get started on him playing Mace Windu. In any event, none of these roles really convince me that he's a good, capable or versitile actor or that he's ventured very far from the usual types of characters he's known for (though I will admit these roles arguably represent a small departure). Again though, while I personally think it's a shame that he hasn't really grown much in his chosen profession, it's obvious he doesn't need to. He's good at what he's known for and he's become very rich because of it.

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 8:24 p.m. CST

    One trick pony?!?

    by mr_macphisto

    Um, "Jurassic Park", anyone? "HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS."

  • Aug. 9, 2006, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Sweet Sassy Jesus

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Sammy J is the man. The baddest assed motherfuckingest motherfucker there ever was.

  • Aug. 10, 2006, 1:03 a.m. CST

    This movie will be talked about for years

    by Reverendz

    10 years from now some badass character in some movie will be watching this movie on TV while some crazy shit is about to go down.

  • Aug. 10, 2006, 4:31 a.m. CST

    by sentient

    You guys are a trip man.. Why does anyone who acts have to be anything more than a guy or girl who can convincingly portray what ever role they play. Looking for deeper meaning beyond that is just plain retarded. It's like how folks worship Rob Zombie As a musician. but he's the man behind the mic, he doesnt write the notes the guitarist play or the beats the drummer drums. He just sings, and tells them what to sound like. That's why he ultimately isn't composing the score for Halloween, cause he can't even play a simple 3 chord song. He has to hire a person who knows how to read and write sheet music to do it. A musician who cannot play a musical instrument. who'd a thunk it!

  • Aug. 10, 2006, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Yes, they deserve to die,

    by Rant Breath


  • Aug. 10, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Quint, it's spelled FILIPINO not PHILIPPINO

    by MrBook

    It's bugs the shit out of me when people spell it like that (I'm a 1/4th Filipino), yet I totally understand why people spell it wrong. Doesn't make any fucking sense!

  • Aug. 10, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Sam "the god" Jackson. The man indeed! S.O.A.P. baby!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • Aug. 11, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Will Smith Hasn't Grown? DId You SEE Ali?

    by Captain Sulu

    Case closed.

  • Aug. 11, 2006, 5:03 p.m. CST

    'Flingerzaius--you magnificent flamebaiting bastard

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Don't you know, that he knows, that you will know he is THE LORD, when he lays his vengeance upon thee? And Snakes on a Plane is going to be so marvellous that God Himself has requested it be the in-flight movie for souls headed to the Pearlies.

  • Aug. 12, 2006, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Same director as FD2?

    by Jack Burton

    Now I'm more excited. The hype on this flick is fun but I don't really have hope it's going to be good. All I hope is that it's entertaining in a Deep Blue Sea kind of way. A total ride from beginning to end and you leave the theater smiling. Final Destination 2 tossed out all the extraneous stuff from part 1 (dialogue, 2 dimensional characters, half-way coherent plot) and replaced it with some of the best kill scenes in years. Forget the pitiful Destination 3, part 2 was the best and if Snakes is as fun it's gonna be a blast.

  • Aug. 12, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson's last good work was...

    by thebearovingian

    in Unbreakable. Unfortunately, he followed that up with his disgustingly atrocious performance(s) as Mace Windu. He was SO FREAKIN' TERRIBLE in the Star Wars prequels. Laus Deo.

  • Aug. 12, 2006, 3:21 p.m. CST

    "You think water moves fast?....

    by DocPazuzu

    ....You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don't know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide... and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I'm breaking now. We said we'd say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn't. Nature is lethal but it doesn't hold a candle to man. ....... We're not going to fight anymore. We're going to pull together and we're going to find a way to get outta here. First, we're gonna seal off this- AAAAARRRGGGGHHHH!" ....... Funniest movie scene since Indy shot the big guy with the scimitar. SOAP will own.

  • Aug. 13, 2006, 7:31 a.m. CST

    I dont get the joke

    by jrcash

    Is she worn out from having had to give all that blood?

  • Aug. 14, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST

    That interview made me laugh so hard!

    by Kampbell-Kid

    I love reading or watching any interview Sam does because it's so casual, funny, and forward. Also if you don't get the joke, your sex life must be dull.

  • Aug. 14, 2006, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Before the snakes kill they hiss this line...

    by AyebKraken

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • Aug. 14, 2006, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by gasmaskedbauer

    Are you really going to go see this lame looking movie. Snakes on a plane? Oh an original title. This should be in the direct to video category.