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December 27, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Samuel L. Jackson has incarnated some colorful, fast-talking characters in Quentin Tarantino movies over the years, such as his scripture-quoting hit man Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction" and scheming gun runner Ordell Robbie in "Jackie Brown. " Jackson takes on perhaps his most morally slippery Tarantino role yet in the violent dark comedy "Django Unchained. " As house slave Stephen, Jackson plays a conniving opportunist to Leonardo DiCaprio's unctuously evil plantation owner Calvin Candie (overseer of "Candieland")
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April 20, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The world premiere of Quentin Tarantino's staged reading of his latest script, a post-Civil War western, "The Hateful Eight," is raw, ragged, raucous, riveting. And, as Tarantino promises when the evening presented by Film Independent begins around 8, it is truly one of a kind. As the clock pushed past 11 Saturday night at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, one of those slightly spruced-up gray ladies with sweeping balconies and red velvet chairs that grace downtown L.A., the man in black - from the filmmaker's Stetson to his cowboy boots - begins narrating the final "Hateful" chapter, for the final time ever.
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BUSINESS
July 31, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Samuel L. Jackson  has been live tweeting the Olympics, and no matter how awesome you think that sounds, it's even better than you could imagine. Jackson kicked off his not always family friendly Olympic twitter coverage Friday night with his own brand of enthusiasm, and patriotic bravado: " K! Getting that MOLYMPIC#### Fevah! GO TEAM USA!!!!!" Later that day he wrote, "I'm hearing Malaysia might be bringing Badminton noise!" Jackson, 63, is an equal opportunity Olympic sport watcher.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Boy meets Samuel L. Jackson! "The Avengers" star, who appears in Friday's "Avengers" flick "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," recited a slam poem Monday on "The Tonight Show" about the '90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," recapping the show's seven seasons in the beatnik style of poetry. Jackson's three-minute oratory, performed with all the gravitas of "Pulp Fiction's" Jules Winnfield, introduced the show's star, a teenage boy named Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), and his friends, family and love interest.
NEWS
September 28, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, with his resonant voice and imposing presence, was the perfect choice to  record the audiobook version of the bestselling children's book for adults, "Go the F-- to Sleep. " Today, Jackson riffs on the title in a political video, "Wake the F-- Up," which calls for 2008 Obama supporters to become active in the presidential campaign. He pops up alarmingly in a suburban family's home, listing things they might not like about Mitt Romney and exhorting them to -- well, you know.
SPORTS
March 24, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Vengeance on the court In February, actor-comedian Will Ferrell delivered a few humorous pregame player introductions before a Bulls-Hornets game in New Orleans. Here were a few of his one-liners: "At forward, No. 5, he still lives with his mother . . . Carlos Boozer. "At center, No. 13, he's a Scorpio and a horrible dancer . . . Joakim Noah. "At guard, No. 1, his favorite movie is 'The Notebook' . . . Derrick Rose . " How do you top that?
BUSINESS
August 4, 2006 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
The marketing hype for "Snakes on a Plane" slithered to a crawl Thursday. A promotion for the movie was temporarily grounded when fans flooded a website to try to send phone messages in which star Samuel L. Jackson urges the recipients to see his flick when it opens Aug. 18.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1991 | JACK MATHEWS
Joe and Ethan Coen's offbeat comedy "Barton Fink" dominated this year's Cannes Film Festival like nothing in recent memory, winning not only the Golden Palm for best picture, but also the director's prize for the Coens and the best actor prize for John Turturro. It was the third year in a row that an American won the Golden Palm and second in the last three years that Spike Lee has been sent away empty handed. Lee's "Jungle Fever" did win one award, a curious second acting award to Samuel L.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Korean-pop rapper Psy's video "Gangnam Style" is taking over the world. Gawker suggested "Gangnam Style" may be the best music video of the year. American auto-tune aficionado T-Pain tweeted, "Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is... " And Scooter Braun, who manages pop-munchkins Justin Bieberand Carley Rae Jepsen tweeted , "HOW DID I NOT SIGN THIS GUY!?!??!... GANGNAM STYLE!!!! # THEGREATEST . " The video features Psy, also known as Park Jae-sang, in various upscale locations doing a funky horse riding dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2007 | Tribune Media Services
All too often, television shows feel as though they've been created in a factory. Last year, many new shows had an occult twist, and this fall's trend was serious dramas with complicated plots. It's easy to confuse them. Then there's "Afro Samurai." Let's face it, when was the last time you saw a black samurai? Samuel L. Jackson had not, which is why he lends his voice to the main character, Afro, and his sidekick, Ninja Ninja, in the Spike TV animated show he's also producing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Sam and Samuel - together again. KTLA-TV entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, who gained what he called "global" notoriety last month after Samuel L. Jackson blasted him for confusing the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne during a live interview, faced off with Jackson for the first time since the blowup. Rubin spotlighted his chat with Jackson on a "KTLA Morning News" segment Thursday morning that apparently was meant to take a swipe at some of the harsh criticism Rubin has received over the earlier Jackson interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Stephen King has written many, many books, and many of them have been made into films. Some, like "Carrie," more than once. But there are still a few than remain unadapted, so far. Now it's time to take "Cell" off that list. Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack have signed up to co-star in the adaptation of Stephen King's 2006 novel, the Wrap reports. King will write the screenplay with help from screenwriter Adam Alleca. In "Cell," an artist is in Boston to sign a deal for a comic book when a pulse goes through all cellphones, causing those who were using them at the time to become zombies.
NEWS
February 7, 2013 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Here are some things you need to know about Quentin Tarantino. He pens his screenplays longhand, not on a word processor. "I can't write poetry on a computer, man," he says. If you're an actor, don't expect to improvise. Ever. "You hire an actor to learn the lines and say them," Tarantino says. Unless you're Samuel L. Jackson, who can wing it. OSCAR WATCH: 'Django Unchained' And if you're with the filmmaker and he stumbles upon one of his movies on cable TV, don't expect to go anywhere.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Samuel L. Jackson has incarnated some colorful, fast-talking characters in Quentin Tarantino movies over the years, such as his scripture-quoting hit man Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction" and scheming gun runner Ordell Robbie in "Jackie Brown. " Jackson takes on perhaps his most morally slippery Tarantino role yet in the violent dark comedy "Django Unchained. " As house slave Stephen, Jackson plays a conniving opportunist to Leonardo DiCaprio's unctuously evil plantation owner Calvin Candie (overseer of "Candieland")
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Arabella Bowen, Fodor. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Samuel L. Jackson; Cee Lo Green performs; Robert Duvall. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Paul Rudd; Christoph Waltz. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Robert Duvall; Kadee Strickland.
NEWS
September 28, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, with his resonant voice and imposing presence, was the perfect choice to  record the audiobook version of the bestselling children's book for adults, "Go the F-- to Sleep. " Today, Jackson riffs on the title in a political video, "Wake the F-- Up," which calls for 2008 Obama supporters to become active in the presidential campaign. He pops up alarmingly in a suburban family's home, listing things they might not like about Mitt Romney and exhorting them to -- well, you know.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2005
Need to reacquaint yourself with the "XXX" movie franchise that hopes to make a lot of, well, $$$ in its return to theaters this weekend? Samuel L. Jackson is back in action, and moviegoers will still get plenty of bang-bang-bang for their buck. But producers have switched from a foreign locale to domestic, and an engine that's no longer (Vin) Diesel but something a little cooler, like Ice (Cube).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1995 | Richard Natale
On Feb. 14, when the Oscar nominations were announced, Samuel L. Jackson of "Pulp Fiction" received a supporting actor nod while his co-star John Travolta was nominated as best actor. The category designations raised questions (and, for at least a few critics, outrage) for those who viewed Jackson's role as a co-lead and others who attest that both actors gave supporting performances in an ensemble piece.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Korean-pop rapper Psy's video "Gangnam Style" is taking over the world. Gawker suggested "Gangnam Style" may be the best music video of the year. American auto-tune aficionado T-Pain tweeted, "Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is... " And Scooter Braun, who manages pop-munchkins Justin Bieberand Carley Rae Jepsen tweeted , "HOW DID I NOT SIGN THIS GUY!?!??!... GANGNAM STYLE!!!! # THEGREATEST . " The video features Psy, also known as Park Jae-sang, in various upscale locations doing a funky horse riding dance.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Samuel L. Jackson  has been live tweeting the Olympics, and no matter how awesome you think that sounds, it's even better than you could imagine. Jackson kicked off his not always family friendly Olympic twitter coverage Friday night with his own brand of enthusiasm, and patriotic bravado: " K! Getting that MOLYMPIC#### Fevah! GO TEAM USA!!!!!" Later that day he wrote, "I'm hearing Malaysia might be bringing Badminton noise!" Jackson, 63, is an equal opportunity Olympic sport watcher.
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