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Samuel L. Jackson Criticizes Casting British Actors as African-Americans

Samuel L. Jackson is not happy that British actors have been portraying African-Americans in films.

The 68-year-old actor brought up the issue after British actor Daniel Kaluuya was cast to play an American in Get Out.

“There are a lot of black British actors in these movies. I tend to wonder what that movie [Get Out] would have been with an American brother who really understands that,” Samuel said while talking with Hot 97.

He added, “Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for a hundred years. What would a brother from America have made of that role? Some things are universal, but everything ain’t.”

Get Out‘s director Jordan Peele recently spoke out on the issue, saying that he initially didn’t want to cast a British actor because the movie “was so much about representation of the African-American experience,” but knew Daniel was the right choice.

Samuel also cited several other movies with the same problem, like British actor David Oyelowo getting cast to play Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.

Listen to all that Samuel had to say in the video below…

Brie Larson Recalls the Marvel Actors' Reactions to Her 'Captain Marvel' Casting Reveal

Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson pose for photos at SiriusXM studios for their movie Kong: Skull Island on Monday (March 6) in New York City.

The trio star in the film, in theaters this Friday!

Recently, Brie spoke with Uproxx about her being announced as Captain Marvel and how it was such a huge moment that no one knew about.

“You know, to be honest, I just plead ignorance in those cases because I see announcements for people playing characters all the time and I just don’t really think about ‘what the world’s reaction is.’ I didn’t even have social media until recently. So it wasn’t until I was backstage in Hall H, and it was like, all of those actors from all the movies were there. And I was super starstruck and talking with all of them. And then all of them were like, ‘Why are you here? Are you in the panel next, after us?’ I was like, ‘Oh, no, I’m going to be part of this now.’ And they were like, ‘What?’ No one knew,” Brie said.

FYI: Brie is wearing a Carven dress and Tod’s shoes. More Here! »

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Samuel L. Jackson & Jimmy Fallon Dramatically Read Facebook Rants About Girl Scout Cookies & More (Video)

Samuel L. Jackson has actually managed to make all of those annoying Facebook rants hilariously entertaining!

The 68-year-old Kong: Skull Island actor joined Jimmy Fallon in bringing rants about Girl Scout Cookies, milk, Walgreens, Pop-Tarts, and more to life on The Tonight Show on Friday (March 3).

Samuel even gave the host some advice in perfecting his dramatic reading.

“I liked the way you attacked it, but I’m still feeling Brad Pitt from True Romance,” he told Jimmy. “He’s the kind of dude who would rant about Pop-Tarts ’cause he’s always stoked and always hungry.”

Watch below, and don’t miss Kong: Skull Island when it hits theaters next Friday (March 10)!


Facebook Rants with Samuel L. Jackson

Also pictured inside: Dakota Fanning appearing on the same episode with musical guest Ed Sheeran.

FYI: Dakota is wearing a J. Mendel dress.

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Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson & Samuel L. Jackson Pose at 'Kong: Skull Island' Premiere!

Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson begin their Kong: Skull Island press tour at the premiere at Cineworld Empire Leicester Square on Tuesday (February 28) in London, England.

Also in attendance was their co-star John C. Reilly, who also walked the red carpet.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the final trailer for Kong: Skull Island, before the film is released on March 10!

FYI: Brie is wearing Ralph and Russo couture with Jimmy Choo shoes and Fernando Jorge jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of the Kong: Skull Island stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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Dakota Johnson & Denzel Washington Attend ASC Awards 2017

Dakota Johnson looks lovely in white while attending the 2017 American Society Of Cinematographers Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday night (February 4) in Hollywood.

The 27-year-old Fifty Shades Darker was joined at the event by Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Darby Stanchfield, and Patrick J. Adams.

Denzel took home the Board of Governors Award that evening.

In case you’re unfamiliar, the ASC Awards highlight “stellar work in theatrical features, television projects and student films, and also honor select cinematographers and other filmmakers for their career achievements.”

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Rosetta Getty dress.

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Ruby Rose Experiences 'Epic Moment' At Star-Studded 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' Premiere!

Ruby Rose sparkles in gold as she hits the carpet at the premiere of her latest film xXx: Return of Xander Cage held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Thursday (January 19) in Los Angeles.

“Epic moment. Wow. Pinch me. Please,” the 30-year-old actress captioned with her Instagram post at the premiere. “Strike a pose there’s nothing to it… except being cold and thinking your toes might fall off.”

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ruby Rose

Ruby was joined at the big premiere by her co-stars Vin Diesel, Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Deepika Padukone, Ariadna Gutierrez, Andrey Ivchenko and Hermione Corfield.

Also in attendance to show their support was Vin‘s wife Paloma Jiménez, Fast & Furious co-stars Jordana Brewster and Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Maria Menounos, and Ice Cube‘s wife Kimberly Woodruff.


Epic moment. Wow . Pinch me. Please.

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FYI: Ruby is wearing a Julien McDonald dress paired with Guiseppe Zanotti shoes and jewelry by Savannah Stranger and EF Collection. Jordana is wearing a David Koma dress with Edie Parker clutch. Hermione is wearing a Galvan jumpsuit. Andrey is wearing Strong Suit clothing, Mezlan shoes and Gallant & Beau pocket square.

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'Xander Cage' Cast Featured on New Poster!

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is coming to theaters in just a few short weeks, and a new poster was revealed today!

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Toni Collette, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, and more star!

The movie hits theaters on January 20, 2017. Also pictured inside: character posters for the film.

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