Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino first collaborated on Tarantino’s breakout hit, Pulp Fiction, and have worked together on several other successful projects since then. Their partnership has become one of the most legendary in all of cinema, and their passion for storytelling has resulted in some of the most iconic and unforgettable characters and scenes in film history.
In Pulp Fiction, Jackson played Jules Winnfield, a hitman who memorably quotes scripture before carrying out his lethal duties. Jackson brought a rare intensity and gravitas to the character, making him one of the most memorable and beloved characters in the film.
Jackson went on to appear in several other Tarantino films, including Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, and Django Unchained. In each of these films, Jackson delivered performances that were both electric and nuanced, often stealing every scene he appeared in.
One of the most notable aspects of Jackson’s collaborations with Tarantino is the trust and mutual creative respect that they share. Tarantino has frequently stated that he writes roles with Jackson in mind, while Jackson has said that he will always take a role in a Tarantino film, no matter how small, because of the immense respect he has for the director’s vision and storytelling abilities.
Their collaborations have also resulted in some of the most quotable and iconic lines in film history. From Jules Winnfield’s “Ezekiel 25:17,” to Stephen’s “The D is silent, hillbilly,” the characters that Jackson has brought to life in Tarantino’s films have become cultural touchstones that have stood the test of time.
While their cinematic love story has lasted for over two decades, their most recent collaboration, The Hateful Eight, was released in 2015, and it is not currently known if they will continue to work together in the future. However, their legacy as one of the greatest actor-director partnerships in cinema is secure, and their films will undoubtedly continue to inspire and entertain audiences for generations to come.