Samuel L. Jackson Disagrees w/ Quentin Tarantino’s Claims That Marvel Actors ‘Aren’t Movie Stars’

Samuel L. Jackson Disagrees w/ Quentin Tarantino’s Claims That Marvel Actors ‘Aren’t Movie Stars’

Samuel L. Jackson slammed his pal Quentin Tarantino for claiming actors in Marvel films are “not movie stars.”

On Tuesday morning (Nov. 29) acting legend Samuel L. Jackson addressed the controversial comments made by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.

Samuel L. Jackson is seemingly the perfect person to respond to the subject as he has starred in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films while also working with Quentin Tarantino on films such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” and “Django Unchained.” The 73-year-old said:

“That’s not a big controversy for me to know that apparently these actors are movie stars.”

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Samuel L. Jackson, who is reportedly ranked as the highest-grossing actor of all time, then brought the late Chadwick Boseman into the conversation. He added:

 “Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t refute that, and he’s a movie star.”

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For those who may not know, a few weeks ago Tarantino upset many due to remarks he made while speaking on the “2 Bears 1 Cave” podcast, hosted by Tom Segura. During their chat, the famed director shared his beliefs that Marvel actors are not movie stars. 

 Tarantino explained:

“Part of the Marvel-ization of Hollywood is you have all these actors that have become famous playing these characters but they’re not movie stars.” 

Tarantino added:

“Captain America is the star. Thor is the star. It’s these franchise characters that become the star.” 

The 59-year-old elaborated:

“My only ax to grind against them is they’re the only things that seem to be made and they’re the only things that seem to generate any kind of excitement amongst a fan base or even for the studio making them.”

Tarantino continued:

“That’s what [the studios] are excited about. So it’s just the fact that they are the entire representation of this era of movies right now and there isn’t really room for anything else.”

Tarantino then noted that he was once a fan of the Marvel universe. He said:

“I used to collect marvel comics like crazy when I was a kid.”

He admitted if he was younger he’d probably indulge in the films more. 

“There’s an aspect – if these movies were coming out when I was in my 20s I would totally be f**king happy, totally love them,’ he said, but added that ‘they wouldn’t be the only movies being made, they would be those movies amongst other movies. I’m almost 60, so no, I’m not quite as excited about them.”

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill