Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson did an interview recently where he discussed never winning an Oscar for Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor. It seems ridiculous to me that Sam Jackson has never won a proper Academy Award (he’s received an honorary one) for any one of the many amazing performances that he’s delivered over the years. Still, it looks like he has a good perspective on things.
Jackson stated: “I was never going to let the Oscars be a measure of my success or failure as an actor. My yardstick of success is my happiness: am I satisfied with what I’m doing? I’m not doing statue-chasing movies. No, thanks. I’d rather be Nick Fury. Or having fun being Mace Windu with a lightsaber in my hand.”
Bam! You hear that Academy? Take your Oscar and shove it!
I love Samuel L. Jackson…he’s one of my favorite actors of all time. Whether he’s in Star Wars or Marvel or Jurassic Park or more…Sam Jackson has been a movie icon for years. For this list, we’re going with big roles from Sam where he was one of the main good guys or bad guys of the flick and had lots of screen time. So, movies like Patriot Games or Do The Right Thing or Goodfellas…where Sam was excellent but in small roles…are ineligible.
Behold! It’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Samuel L. Jackson Performances! LANGUAGE IN CLIPS NOT SAFE FOR WORK!