Samuel L. Jackson on ‘Django’ Oscar Snub: Academy Loves Black Plain
Samuel L. Jackson only has one Oscar nomination to his name (a supporting actor offer for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’), which is downright shocking given his handful of iconic roles. filmography. The Los Angeles Times recently expressed shock that Jackson’s other roles in Tarantino didn’t earn him Oscar nominations, something the actor somewhat agreed with.
“Everything I’ve done for Quentin has a moment that gave me an opportunity, from ‘Jackie Brown’ to ‘The Hateful Eight’ to ‘Django [Unchained]”” Jackson said. “‘Django’ was probably my best shot [at an Oscar] because he’s the most evil character I’ve ever played and they usually reward black people for playing horrible stuff.
Jackson starred in “Django Unchained” as Stephen Warren, the main slave to villainous Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). With Jackson’s career in part tied to Tarantino, it’s not a stretch to assume that the actor will somehow be involved in Tarantino’s next film. The director is sticking to his plan to retire from feature film after his 10th film, which is up next.
“I don’t know. He’ll tell me or he won’t,” Jackson said when asked if he’ll be starring in Tarantino’s latest film. him when he made the hollywood movie [‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’]. Usually he calls me and tells me he’s doing something and asks me how I feel about it. Like when he made the Nazi movie [‘Inglourious Basterds’], he was like, ‘There’s nothing for you in there.’ “I can learn to speak French. “No, I’m going to have a Frenchman. So I did the voiceover on celluloid and film.
Even though Jackson has yet to be nominated for another Oscar after “Pulp Fuction” (he received an honorary statue earlier this year), the actor doesn’t care. As he previously said, “I was never going to let the Oscars be a measure of my success or failure as an actor. My yardstick for success is my happiness: Am I happy with what I’m doing? I don’t do statue hunting movies. [whispers]: ‘If you make this film, you will win an Oscar.’ No thanks. I’d rather be Nick Fury. Or having fun being Mace Windu with a lightsaber in hand.
Jackson is currently in the running for the Emmy Awards for his performance in “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.” The series is now streaming on Apple TV+.