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Samuel L. Jackson Reveals His Favorite Quentin Tarantino Movie Role And It’s Not ‘Pulp Fiction’

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Samuel L. Jackson’s role as Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino pulp Fiction may be his most iconic. However, it wasn’t Jackson’s favorite role that he played in any of Tarantino’s movies. In reality, pulp Fiction isn’t even his favorite Tarantino movie he’s been in.

Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in several Quentin Tarantino films

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Jackson has become a favorite of director Tarantino. He had leading roles in pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchainedand The Hateful Eight. Additionally, he had a brief role as narrator in Inglourious Basterds and as an organ player in Kill Bill: Vol. 2. However, he did not appear in Tarantino’s latest film, Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Jackson’s performances in Tarantino films are among his best. Many would consider his role in pulp Fiction to be at your best as is so often quoted. It even earned him his only Oscar nomination when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. However, Jackson says his favorite role in any Tarantino movie comes in a different film.

Stephen in ‘Django Unchained’ Is Samuel L. Jackson’s Favorite Role in a Quentin Tarantino Movie

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Django Unchained (2012) stars Jamie Foxx as a recently freed slave who teams up with a bounty hunter to find his wife. The duo reunites with Django’s (Kerry Washington) wife at Candyland, a large plantation run by Calvin Candie (Leonardo Dicaprio), a ruthless and brutal slave owner.

Stephen (Jackson) is one of Candie’s slaves who has a higher position than most and basically serves as Candie’s right-hand man. In a 2019 interview with SquireJackson said Stephen was his favorite role in a Tarantino movie because the character ran the plantation, despite being a slave himself.

“I fucking love Stephen,” Jackson said. “I mean, the dude was running this fucking plantation. Candyland was his fucking plantation… The guy writes the bills. [Stephen is] ensure crops are planted. He ensures that the slaves are sold. He runs this place… He doesn’t really have any kids of his own because he doesn’t have time to do that. But Leo was essentially his child. And Candyland is his world. He knows that outside of Candyland, he’s just another [slave] on the planting.

Jackson’s favorite Tarantino movie he starred in is ‘Jackie Brown’

While Stephen is his favorite role, Jackie Brown is Jackson’s favorite Tarantino movie. In Jackie BrownJackson plays Ordell Robbie, an unpredictable arms dealer whose quick temper leads to violent tendencies.

During a 2021 appearance on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertJackson was asked to name his five favorite movies he starred in. Jackson’s top five are The long goodnight kiss (1996), A time to kill (1996), Jackie Brown (1997), one eight seven (1997), and The red violin (1998).

Jackie Brown is an underrated Tarantino movie because it’s not considered one of his best, but it’s a great movie nonetheless. Tarantino said he only wanted to do 10 movies before retiring from acting. Since he was 9 years old (Kill Bill is in two parts, but the director sees it as one), let’s hope Jackson gets cast and gives another fantastic performance.

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