Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters

Samuel L. Jackson

Jurnee Smollett Discusses ‘Spiderhead’ Secrets and the Future of Black Canary

[This story contains spoilers for Netflix’s Spiderhead.] Jurnee Smollett knew she wanted to book some time with Spiderhead, even before her character’s path was fully locked down. The actress, who got her start as a child actor on show like Full House and has established herself as a forceful presence in a wide range of […]

Tony Awards Honors the Swings and Understudies Who Kept Broadway Running

Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose shone a spotlight on the swings and understudies of the Broadway season Sunday, praising their critical role in keeping productions going while the industry grappled with COVID-19.  “I want to give a round of applause to some people who played a vital role in keeping Broadway shows open these past […]

“You Went to Therapy for That?”: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable

Oscar Isaac has just flown in from New York, where the Scenes From a Marriage and Moon Knight star was enjoying some much-deserved time off, and Succession’s Brian Cox will soon head to Miami for a documentary shoot. Loki’s Tom Hiddleston is about to go back into production, and The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’s […]

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Chris Pratt in ‘Garfield’ Animated Feature

Samuel L. Jackson is set to join Chris Pratt in Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming animated theatrical motion picture based on the iconic comic strip Garfield. Jackson will play a brand-new character, Garfield’s father, Vic. The veteran Hollywood actor is best known for movie hits like Jurassic Park, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Goodfellas, Coming to America, […]

Kenan Thompson Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Saying the ‘SNL’ Star Got Him “Banned” From Show

Kenan Thompson is clearing the air after Samuel L. Jackson recently discussed a Saturday Night Live sketch they were both in 10 years ago that has apparently spurred debate. Thompson was a guest on The Tonight Show on Thursday, where host Jimmy Fallon brought up Jackson’s comments. During a March appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, […]

Maya Hawke Joins Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson in Yale’s ‘The Kill Room’ (Exclusive)

Maya Hawke is set to appear onscreen alongside her mother, Uma Thurman, for the very first time, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal. Hawke has been cast in Yale Entertainment’s dark comedic thriller The Kill Room, also starring Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Manganiello. The Stranger Things and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star has […]

Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson Teaming on Dark Comedy Thriller ‘The Kill Room’ for Yale Productions (Exclusive)

Fresh from their appearance onstage at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony last Sunday as a part of a Pulp Fiction reunion, Oscar nominee Uma Thurman and freshly minted Oscar winner Samuel L. Jackson are set to team up once more for upcoming feature The Kill Room, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The darkly comic crime […]

Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks to Star in Broadway’s ‘The Piano Lesson’ Revival

Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks are set to star in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson is attached to direct the staging, making her Broadway directorial debut. She will also become the first woman to direct a Wilson play on Broadway. Arriving […]

Oscars: Governors Awards Honor Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover

Oscars weekend kicked off with an unusually cozy and loose Governors Awards show Friday night. Samuel L. Jackson,  Elaine May and Liv Ullmann were on hand to receive their honorary Oscars, and Danny Glover to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, at the Academy’s 2022 Governors Awards in Hollywood. The scaled-down but still elegant awards […]

Samuel L. Jackson Undecided on What He’ll Say When He Gets His Honorary Oscar

Samuel L. Jackson says he hasn’t settled on a podium strategy for the March 25 Governors Awards, where he is to receive an honorary Oscar. “They keep saying something about a speech but I don’t know what I want to stand there and read something off a teleprompter or just stand there, feeling however I […]

Events of the Week: ‘Pam & Tommy’ Finale, ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for the Pam & Tommy finale, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Upload and All The Old Knives.  Santa Barbara International Film Festival  SBIFF […]

Samuel L. Jackson in Apple TV+’s ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’: TV Review

The actor leads the drama miniseries based on the book of the same title by Walter Mosley, about a nonagenarian with dementia who is temporarily granted the ability to remember every moment of his life.