Samuel L. Jackson prefers acting in “popcorn movies”.
The 73-year-old actor has appeared in blockbuster films such as ‘Jurassic Park’ and the ‘Star Wars’ prequels during a prolific film career and admits he gravitates to films he would have loved when he was younger.
Samuel told I newspaper: “I don’t do a lot of film character studies. I tend to do popcorn movies and movies that I would have gone to see when I was a kid, movies that make me happy. Because I think people go to the movies to be drawn to the joy and excitement of life.”
The ‘Pulp Fiction’ star will receive an honorary Oscar at the Oscars later this month, but has never been honored with an actual Oscar despite appearing in more than 100 films and he claimed a gong should be given for most popular picture of the year.
He recently said, “They should have an Oscar for most popular movie. Because that’s what it’s all about.”
Samuel also claimed that winning an Oscar would have made little difference to the grand scheme of his acting career.
He said: “(Winning one) doesn’t change your career trajectory that much. A lot of people have it and haven’t done much since.”
The ‘Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’ star also claimed that the process of making a movie had been “demystified” by the rise of smartphones, making it easier for actors to break into the business. ‘industry.
Samuel explained: “Even the cinema (itself) was demystified. It was like a kind of great mystery: how do you make a film?
“Now you don’t even use film anymore. So people are making movies on their phones, kids are making movies in elementary school. So you’re demystifying the process, more people are doing it, and that’s giving better access to the public.”