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Samuel L. Jackson Reveals His Hopes For His Legacy




Samuel L. Jackson opens up about his hopes for his legacy.

The 73-year-old Pulp Fiction star is due to receive an honorary Oscar at the 12th annual Governors Awards on March 15, in addition to the Chairman’s Award he received at the NAACP Image Awards.

Addressing the honorary accolades in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jackson said: “Service is service and LaTanya and I give service in every way we possibly can.”

“The fact that I’ve been fortunate enough to survive a lot of different conflicts in terms of trying to make a change and affecting change while still being a viable person even though [my] moral code [is] sometimes not the thing everybody wants to hear.”


“But I don’t adhere to the ‘shut up and dribble’ kinda thing, so, that’s just one of the aspects of who I am.” He continues, “And us being a part of a revolutionary ideal that we’ve always had that there are wrongs that need to be righted and someone’s gotta stand up because if we don’t stand up for anything, we’ll fall for everything.”

Jackson adds, “I’m proud of that, and glad that I have that kind of reputation.”

Starring in acclaimed pictures like True Romance, Jackie Brown, and Django Unchained, as well as major franchises like Avengers and Star Wars; Jackson says he hopes his legacy is the amount of joy his films have brought people.

“I’m proud of those movies because those are the ones I saw as a kid. I’ve made a lot of people smile, I’ve made a lot of people clap, a lot of people cheer and I’ve made a lot of people money and put some a**es in those seats.”


“I hope my legacy is that I did a lot of movies that people enjoy and that I brought joy to a lot of homes and people are not made when they see a Sam Jackson movie.”

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