- Samuel L. Jackson criticizes Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for its lack of diversity, comparing it to a Martin Scorsese film in which he starred.
- Jackson’s potential reunion with Quentin Tarantino for The Movie Critic is uncertain due to their differing opinions on Marvel movies.
- Despite any potential issues, fans are hoping that Jackson and Tarantino can put them behind them and collaborate on one last iconic project.
Regular Quentin Tarantino collaborator Samuel L. Jackson has weighed in with his views on the acclaimed director’s latest Academy Award-winning film. Once upon a time in Hollywood. The film, which is Tarantino’s ninth written and directed, was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $370 million worldwide and earning Brad Pitt an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Jackson, who has collaborated with Tarantino on five films (six if you count the 1993 True romance), does not appear in Once upon a time in Hollywoodand worked with the director for the last time in 2015 The Hateful Eight.
In a career interview with vulturediscussing his career, Jackson gave his honest perspective on Once upon a time in Hollywood. After refusing to clarify whether he would appear in Tarantino’s next (and final) film, The Film Criticthe longtime collaborator shared his candid review of the 2019 Oscar winner, questioning its lackluster cast and comparing it to a Martin Scorsese classic he starred in. Check out what Jackson shared below:
But when I saw one time in Hollywood, I mean, how many black people are in that movie? Maybe three. It was like watching Goodfellas. When I was on Goodfellas, it’s like me and someone else.
Will Jackson and Tarantino reunite for The Movie Critic?
Jackson and Tarantino have shared similar career trajectories, as the two men got together and both saw their careers in a big way afterPulp Fiction. They definitely have a strong creative bond, and since they first worked together almost three decades ago, there’s likely a friendship there as well. With that in mind, many will be hoping the pair reunite for what will be Tarantino’s tenth and final project. film critic, and give their creative partnership the send-off it deserves.
It should be noted, however, that while the pair don’t seem to have fallen out publicly, things may have taken a turn for the worse when Tarantino made some negative comments about Marvel movies and how the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren’t really movie stars. Jackson disagreed with the MCU comments made by his longtime collaborator, and it’s possible that actor Nick Fury, who has appeared in 11 released MCU films, one upcoming and one currently airing Secret Invasion The show, felt offended by Tarantino’s comments and led to a clash between the two.
Both men have had hugely successful careers, with Jackson believed to be either the highest or second highest-grossing actor of all time, and Secret Invasion, his work with Marvel isn’t over. Fans of both will hope so, regardless of Jackson’s views Once upon a time in Hollywoodwhen The Film Critic is done, the two men can put any issues they may have behind them and come together for a definitive and iconic collaboration.