A recent viewing of ‘Coming To America’ reminded me of the fact that a young Samuel L. Jackson appeared just long enough for Eddie Murphy to kick his butt with ninja skills and a mop handle.  It’s not the first place I’ve encountered a surprise Sam (the ‘Zach On Film’ episode on ‘Do The Right Thing’ was a big one), but it is always fascinating to trace the roles of a working actor.  In Mr. Jackson’s case, it’s also a series of interesting haircuts, leading to today’s mother hubbard snakes in this mother hubbard query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will always have a soft spot for Jules Winnfield, if only because of his cool sideburns, asking: Which cinematic role is your favorite work of Samuel L. Jackson?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. He only has one role in various shade of Sam.
    Jules Winnfield
    BTW Matty, You revoked my L.A. privileges a few years back. Can I get them back? I want to do film.

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