Samuel Jackson has been in the movie business for almost four decades now and there are only a few people who don’t enjoy his movies. You may think you know him well but there are some badass facts about him which are less known to the world.
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1. Childhood Stutter.
Samuel Jackson had a stuttering problem when he was a kid which he overcame by using “motherf***er”. All this time we never knew. Badass enough?
2. Worked As A Social Worker.
He worked in LA. It’s just too weird to imagine a badass Samuel Jackson as a social worker asking you to share your problems.
3. Wanted To Become A Marine Biologist.
Samuel Jackson wanted to become a marine biologist and even attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He probably would have ended up eaten by a shark-like in Deep Blue Sea.
4. Acted As A Negotiator.
Just as his movie The Negotiator in which he co-starred with Kevin Spacey, Samuel became a badass negotiator of sorts during his activist days at college when he and other students took the college trustees hostage while demanding curriculum reforms.
5. Debut Film.
Samuel Jackson’s debut film was Together for Days, a film about the effect of interracial relationship on friends and family. It was later released as Black Cream which sounds even more lurid.
6. Drugs Are Bad For You.
Jackson spent almost ten years performing in plays in New York City and he became an alcoholic and drug addict. After he came out of rehab he was acting as a junkie in Jungle Fever. Everyone feared he would relapse but after completing the film he said, “I will not pick up again for no other reason than I do not ever want to see you in my life again.” Such a badass.
7. We Made Up An Award For You.
Jungle Fever became highly critically acclaimed and during the 1991 Cannes film festival a special category of “Best Supporting Actor” was created just for the badass Samuel Jackson.
8. Pulp Fiction.
Samuel was not a famous actor before Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Tarantino was so impressed with him that he created the badass character Jules Winnfield just for him.
9. Who Needs Hair?
When Samuel started losing hair he simply chose to go bald because he likes “ending up on those bald is beautiful lists. It’s cool.”
10. Afro Zone.
Despite being bald, Jackson is the voice actor in Afro Samurai, a badass sword-wielding warrior with a head full of hair.
11. Star Wars.
Samuel Jackson is a huge fan of Star Wars series and when he got an opportunity to be cast in it he made a go of it without knowing what role he will play. So glad we got him as the badass Mace Windu.
12. I Want My Own Signature Light Saber.
Samuel Jackson is such a badass that he that he decided to get a purple light saber in Attack of The Clones. When director Josh Lucas said that light sabers were traditionally green or red Jackson said: “Yeah, but I want a purple one.” He so loved it that he got it inscribed with “bad motherf***er.”