The internet is a wonderful place, and it’s only richer by people like Samuel L. Jackson. During his recent interview with The Huffington Post’s Mike Ryan for “Django Unchained,” Jackson set off a string of truth bombs better than any meme or fake eagle-grabbing-baby video.
The topics of conversation varied from Jackson’s desire to be an extra on “Breaking Bad” to his feelings about the later oeuvre of his “Unbreakable” director M. Night Shyamalan.
We sampled some of Jackson’s choicest quotes after the jump, but please do yourself a favor and read the entire thing over at HuffPo.
[When asked about hearing good buzz on his “Django” performance]
—”Apparently not, because the Golden Globes didn’t think so.”
[About getting turned down for “Reservoir Dogs”]
And I couldn’t figure out who these two horrible actors were that these people had hired to audition people. I left the audition and I was like, [whispers] What the f–k? Either I look so great that I was overacting or these guys are so bad that they can’t make a determination about what I did.
—”Oh, I told George [Lucas] that. Look, you don’t have to give me a part. All I need to do is put on one of those white f–king Stormtrooper outfits and run across the screen. And I’ll know that I’m in it. Nobody needs to know — I don’t care. I just want to say, ’I’m in that s–t.'”
—”When I was doing “Avengers” in Albuquerque, they were shooting ’Breaking Bad’ next door. I just wanted to walk into the chicken place and buy some chicken and walk out. I didn’t want to say anything, I don’t want to do anything — I just wanted to walk in there … because I love the show. Giancarlo [Esposito] is my friend. I just wanted to buy chicken from Giancarlo.”
[On M. Night Shyamalan after “Unbreakable”]
—”I mean, he hasn’t made a really good movie since then.”
—”Why not? That’s what he writes. If you write “A.O. Scott,” then you want to be called ’A.O.!'”
—”Other people write in about it and nobody gives a f–k. Just because it was me, it was like, ’Oh, s–t.’ It’s like, ’Yes, mother–ker, I pay attention.'”
—”And you don’t call me a game-show host and get away with that s–t.”
“Django Unchained” opens on Christmas Day.