Samuel L. Jackson discusses his disdain for Academy Awards.
Samuel L. Jackson recently stated in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he no longer cares about accolades and would rather create billion-dollar-grossing Marvel films. The actor who portrays Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stated that he has moved on from earning an Academy Award for his performances and that it is no longer a huge deal for him.
Samuel L. Jackson said that he enjoys attending the Academy Awards and looks forward to the gift basket he receives as a presenter, but that he sends the items to his family and says that it's fine but he's over it. The immensely talented actor remarked that the Oscars will never be used to assess his success or failure as an actor since his criterion for success is happiness, and if he is content with his work, he is indifferent about the awards. Samuel indicated that he is not interested in making awards-driven films, preferring instead to play Nick Fury or have fun as Mace Windu with a light saber in his hand.
When Samuel L. Jackson was nominated for his part in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, he told The Sunday Times in March that he should have won the Academy Honor for supporting actor, but the award went to Martin Landau for Ed Wood. Samuel told the Los Angeles Times that he is willing to forego Oscar nominations if it means he can work on films that people would want to see to escape their daily lives. The actor is content with who he is and is good with being that man. People go to see his movies to see how crazy he will be or how many times he will say motherfucker, Samuel says. He adds that some actors have gone their entire careers and no one can quote a line they've said in a movie, but people go to see his movies to see how crazy he will be or how many times he will say motherfucker. He also stated that he is willing to do whatever it takes to encourage the crowd to sit in their seats.
While speaking about the Academy Awards, Samuel L. Jackson was asked if he could share something that happened backstage after the infamous slap, to which he replied that he simply went up to Chris Rock to check on him and that he was the only one listening to Questlove's speech when no one else was. Samuel stated that he is still irritated that one of the finest actors in Hollywood, Sidney Poitier, had passed away and the Academy did not care to give him more than 10 seconds of homage, which should have been an entire segment.
Samuel L. Jackson voiced his dissatisfaction, saying that Sidney Poitier is the reason Will Packer is producing the Oscars and Will Smith won an Oscar because of Sidney Poitier. He went on to say that Sidney Poitier is the cause for Denzel Washington, him, Danny Glover, and everyone and that he deserved more than 10 fucking seconds of the public's time, especially for what he meant not only to us but to Hollywood in general. The actor went on to say that he gave Hollywood respect. He was a member of the Hollywood elite. And from that fuck show, he didn't receive his just desserts.
Samuel L. Jackson is going to reprise his famous and well-loved character Nick Fury in the upcoming series Secret Invasion, which stars Marvel Cinematic Universe alumni including Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, and Don Cheadle. He was also seen in, 'In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey', in which he played a reclusive elderly man with dementia who is offered a miraculous medication to help him remember his past. Ptolemy utilizes the brief break from his disability to investigate the killing of his nephew Reggie, even though the treatment is only temporary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is streaming on Apple Tv+.