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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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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.
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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
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
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
January 24, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
It's a point of pride for Samuel L. Jackson that if you list every film in which he has starred or appeared and add up their box-office receipts, the collective total would be higher than any other on-screen actor in history. That might be some arcane career calculus, but it does speak to the 60-year-old actor's crowded schedule and crowd-pleasing sensibility. On a recent afternoon, talking about his varied pursuits, Jackson began a sentence with, "In my spare time . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2005 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
Tall and leonine and dressed head to toe in Johnny Cash black, Samuel L. Jackson sauntered into the penthouse suite of the St. Regis Hotel, pulled his armchair up to an ornate banquet table the size of a double-width garage door and got straight to the bottom line. "Have you seen the numbers?" Jackson wanted to know. It's an everyday question in Hollywood and one that could easily refer to the haul of his latest film, "Coach Carter," which debuted at No. 1 at the box office last month.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 2000 | HILARY DE VRIES, Hilary de Vries' last piece for the magazine was a Q&A with Ben Stiller
He doesn't come bearing the Sidney Poitier mantle, as did Denzel Washington. Nor did he get his start from another art form, a la comedian Eddie Murphy or rapper Will Smith. But Samuel L. Jackson is what some call a Hollywood rarity: a working black actor. Indeed, according to Variety, Jackson is the busiest star of the past decade, proof of how the film industry has changed since the first wave of movies featuring largely black casts aimed at black audiences arrived 30 years ago.
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.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1994 | Chris Willman, Chris Willman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Playwright August Wilson and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino haven't heretofore gotten lumped together in the same breath too often. But since we're asking, "actually, they compare quite favorably," says Samuel L. Jackson, who has as good a right to render judgment as anyone, having worked with each of them more than once. One shoots, the other doesn't, but the trigger-happy Tarantino "tends to write quite theatrically too," Jackson enthuses. "They're both very literary and expository in getting ideas out there and eliciting a feeling and moving an audience in a certain way oratorically rather than visually."
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
July 3, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
During Sunday's live telecast of the 2012 BET Awards, anticipation reigned, with questions filling Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. What would polarizing singer Chris Brown say? How would soul singer D'Angelo's highly awaited comeback performance fare? And how would BET pay tribute to fallen pop titan Whitney Houston, whose February death cast a shadow over the Grammys? The annual show, which started in 2001, is known for its over-the-top performances and drama onstage and last year pulled in 7.7 million viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Samuel L. Jacksonbrings a welcome world-weariness to his character in "The Samaritan," a man named Foley just released from prison after having served 25 years for killing his best friend in a con job gone wrong. But soon, Foley's found himself sucked back into a life on the grift, and Jackson launches into one of his many patented bellows and things take a turn for the predictable. (There's even an obvious twist lifted straight from a recent Asian crime film; to identify the movie would give it away.)
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