“You’ll never work in this town again”: Samuel L. Jackson Rebelled Against Being Typecast To Becoming the Highest Grossing Actor of All Time

Being typecast was unacceptable to Samuel L Jackson, who stayed true to his roots.

Samuel L. Jackson Rebelled Against Being Typecast To Becoming the Highest Grossing Actor of All Time


  • Samuel L. Jackson was not okay with being typecast
  • He stayed true to himself and never lost his originality
  • Samuel L. Jackson became the highest grossing actor of all time
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Samuel L. Jackson is no stranger to being typecast. He has worked in some of the biggest movies and being part of franchises as big as that of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has made a name for himself in the utmost incredible manner. He is known not just for his epic movies but also for the characters he plays. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest actors and directors as well.

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

With the range that Jackson has portrayed in his films, it would be difficult to think that the actor almost found himself being typecast. Every actor finds at least once in their career the fear of being typecast and the Pulp Fiction actor was no different.

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Samuel L. Jackson Refused to get Typecast

Samuel L. Jackson is a powerful actor. He has proven time and again that no role is a challenge for him because of how smoothly he ends up playing it. No role is an object of difficulty but more of an opportunity to expand his own horizons. However, to attain that kind of autonomy, he learned how to say no and how to stand up for himself. While speaking with The Guardian, he explained how it was important to stay in touch with who he is.

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

“We don’t compromise who we are to do the things we do. It’s imperative that we be who we are. It’s not like we’ve never heard: ‘You’ll never work in this town again.’”

The actor revealed that there have often been moments in his career where he was asked to bend according to the will of the directors. Even while on other jobs, he was threatened with not being allowed to work in the same town again. All of that came because he refused to let go of who he was as a person. It was not Hollywood that was to define him but Jackson himself who was to stand as a face of Hollywood.

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Samuel L. Jackson can be Impulsive

In the same interview with The Guardian, Samuel L. Jackson’s wife, LaTanya Richardson talked about how the actor’s vigorous personality was not something that was born overnight. She confirmed that there can often be moments when he finds himself on the verge of making decisions he could later regret.

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

 “You’re hardcore but you’re not that belligerent without a reason.”

This made even Jackson confirm that it is his wife and daughter who keep him in check, adding that he has to consider again and again before sending any text.

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Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.