“I don’t work with him anymore”: Refusing to Agree With Samuel L Jackson Over His Hair Ended Badly For Hollywood Director

"I don't work with him anymore": Refusing to Agree With Samuel L Jackson Over His Hair Ended Badly For Hollywood Director
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Among all the qualities that make Samuel L Jackson stand out from the rest of the A-listers, his unique choices for his characters’ hairstyles are one of the most prominent. Following his 5-decade-long career, fans have witnessed several iconic hairstyles, including Pulp Fiction‘s Jules Winnfield, that remain one of the most alluring aspects of some of his most memorable roles.

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Although most of the time, everyone was on the same page during a film’s production about Jackson’s choice for his character’s hairdo, there was one instance when this wasn’t the case.

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Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson once disagreed with a director over his character’s hairstyle

Following some of his most iconic roles, it’s safe to say that Samuel L Jackson knows what hairstyle would suit his characters and would be able to express something more about his them. And even though most of the time, filmmakers were on board with Jackson’s choices about the hairdo of his characters, there was one time when one director wasn’t too engrossed in Jackson’s idea. Even though the Pulp Fiction star refused to disclose the name of the director, he didn’t back away from expressing his distaste about the situation and was not ready to work with him again. He said,

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 “I have only had one director who had a mandate for my hair, and I don’t work [with] him anymore,”

However, this wasn’t the only time when the actor didn’t see eye to eye with a director regarding a particular hairstyle, but that situation would ultimately result in one of his most iconic characters.

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Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winnfield
Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winnfield

Samuel L Jackson’s iconic hairstyle in Pulp Fiction was a result of a mistake

It’s kind of impossible to imagine anyone in the role of Jules Winnfield other than Samuel L Jackson with the iconic Jheri Curl. However, this wasn’t the initial choice for the character’s hairstyle in Pulp Fiction, as originally, Quentin Tarantino chose an afro hairstyle for Jackson’s character. But things would eventually change for the best after the production assistant would buy a Jheri wig instead, and even though Tarantino was pissed, Jackson would step in and state,

“And then I was like, ‘No, this is totally right!’ I put it on and we had this whole thing, and he started, you know, fussing about it, and I’m going, ‘look, man: NWA (now was huge), everybody in NWA had a Jheri curl at that time, and this was perfect for Jules in that neighborhood.'”

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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Apart from the actor’s incredible choices for his character’s hairstyles, Jackson hasn’t backed away from showcasing his acting chops over decades and isn’t in the mood to slowdown anytime soon.

Pulp Fiction is available to stream on Netflix.

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Source: Black Film

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Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1000 articles.