Samuel L. Jackson Runs Through His Muthaflippin' Oeuvre on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'
Eleven minutes really isn't enough for a man who has over 100 film credits on his IMDb page, but Samuel L. Jackson, with a little help from Late Late Show host James Corden, attempted to act out the best bits from his greatest hits on Wednesday night.
Jackson's entry in the "Acts Out" segment ran through a career that has featured such dizzying highs as Pulp Fiction and Do the Right Thing, such terrifying lows as Deep Blue Sea and xXx and the creamy middles of all his Marvel work.
All the Jackson classics were there, of course, including: "Hold on to your butts!" (Jurassic Park); "Yes, they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in hell" (A Time to Kill); and "They call me Mr. Glass" (Unbreakable).
Although not as popular as "Carpool Karaoke," "Acts Out" has been a viral hit for the CBS late-night show. Previous stars to take up the challenge of speed acting through their filmography include Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon and the original entry with Tom Hanks, which has over 19 million views and counting.
During his interview with Corden, Jackson defended his tweet from earlier in the week criticizing new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's comments about slaves being immigrants.
The actor indicated he found it ridiculous that Carson was talking about the hopes and dreams of slaves chained up in the bottom of a ship and how they got to this country and made a better life for themselves.
Jackson said he found himself wondering of Carson, "What the f— are you talking about?"
And he explained that his publicist let him send the tweet.
"It was crazy because we were in New York doing a press conference and I was sitting there staring at my publicist," Jackson said. "She read it and she said, 'I know you want to.' Because I have to check with her sometimes before I press 'send.' She was like, 'Go ahead, I can't stop you from doing this.'"
Corden also asked Jackson, who was joined on the couch by January Jones, 'What's scarier: snakes on a plane or Trump on Twitter?'
Jackson answered, "Snakes on a plane. Trump on Twitter's kind of idiotic. You kind of look at it and you go, 'Oh, my God.' Plus, if dude can't spell 'tap,' how dangerous can that be?"
March 9, 9:34 a.m. This story has been updated with Jackson's comments about Carson and President Trump from his interview with Corden.