Samuel L. Jackson Slams Back at Quentin Tarantino for Saying Marvel Actors Are ‘Not Movie Stars’

Samuel L. Jackson clapped back at his pal Quentin Tarantino, who made waves earlier this month when he said actors in Marvel movies are “not movie stars.”

The 73-year-old actor appeared on The View on Tuesday morning as he addressed the 59-year-old filmmaker’s controversial comments at the cinema.

Samuel is in a unique position to discuss this topic, having acted in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films in addition to working with Quentin on the cult films Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), and Django Unchained (2012).

Taking a stand: Samuel L. Jackson clapped back to his pal Quentin Tarantino, who made waves earlier this month when he said actors in Marvel films are

Taking a stand: Samuel L. Jackson clapped back to his pal Quentin Tarantino, who made waves earlier this month when he said actors in Marvel films are “not movie stars” and that they are due out in December 2015

Making the rounds: The 73-year-old actor appeared in The View on Tuesday morning as he addressed the 59-year-old filmmaker's controversial cinema-based comments

Making the rounds: The 73-year-old actor appeared in The View on Tuesday morning as he addressed the 59-year-old filmmaker’s controversial cinema-based comments

The highest-grossing actor of all time didn’t splash out when he said, “It’s not much of a controversy for me to know that these actors are apparently movie stars.”

He also brought up the late Chadwick Boseman, who was nominated for an Academy Award and starred in one of the greatest Marvel films of all time before his untimely death in August 2020 at the age of 43.

Samuel continued, “It’s not much of a controversy for me to know that these actors appear to be movie stars. Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. There’s no disputing that, and he’s a movie star.”

Man with a plan: Samuel is in a unique position to discuss the topic, having starred in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films and is pictured in 2012's The Avengers

Man with a plan: Samuel is in a unique position to discuss the topic, having starred in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films and is pictured in 2012’s The Avengers

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‘English motherf***er do you speak it?’ He also worked with Quentin on the cult films Pulp Fiction (1994; pictured with John Travolta), Jackie Brown (1997), and Django Unchained (2012).

Weeks ago, Quentin angered many when he said that actors in Marvel films “are not movie stars,” and disapproved of the fact that they’re the only films that seem to garner significant interest these days.

Tarantino appeared on the podcast 2 Bears 1 Cave, hosted by Tom Segura, where he explained why there are no more movie stars in Hollywood.

“Part of the Marvelization of Hollywood is that all these actors who have become famous are playing these characters, but they’re not movie stars,” Tarantino said.

He also brought up the late Chadwick Boseman, who was nominated for an Academy Award and starred in one of the greatest Marvel films of all time before his untimely death in August 2020 at the age of 43.

He also brought up the late Chadwick Boseman, who was nominated for an Academy Award and starred in one of the greatest Marvel films of all time before his untimely death in August 2020 at the age of 43.

Samuel was joined by his wife LaTanya Jackson as he said:

Samuel was joined by his wife LaTanya Jackson as he said: “It’s not much of a controversy for me to know that these actors are apparently movie stars. Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t refute that, and he’s a movie star.

“Captain America is the star. Thor is the star. It’s those franchise characters that become stars,” he added.

The Marvel cinematic universe of around 30 films has grossed more than $25 billion worldwide and has made its actors some of the most famous people on earth.

But Tarantino obviously thinks they’re poor substitutes for the old matinee idols.

Weeks ago, Quentin angered many when he said that actors in Marvel films

Weeks ago, Quentin angered many when he said that actors in Marvel films “are not movie stars,” and disapproved of the fact that they’re the only films that seem to garner significant interest these days

Tarantino suggested that stars who appear in Marvel films are overshadowed by the characters they play, like Captain America and Thor

Tarantino suggested that stars who appear in Marvel films are overshadowed by the characters they play, like Captain America and Thor

“I don’t love her. I don’t hate them, but I don’t love them,” Tarantino said of the Marvel films, admitting he doesn’t fundamentally deny their existence.

“My only ax to grind against them is that they’re the only things that seem to be made, and they’re the only things that have any kind of fan base or even the studio that makes them seem to generate excitement,” Tarantino said.

‘That’s what [the studios] are excited. So it’s just the fact that they are the entire representation of that era of film right now and there really isn’t room for anything else.

Tarantino has expressed frustration that Marvel movies are dominating Holly Wood and attracting interest from fandoms and studios

Tarantino has expressed frustration that Marvel movies are dominating Holly Wood and attracting interest from fandoms and studios

Tarantino explained during the podcast that while he dislikes superhero films because they get all the attention, he was once a fan of the Marvel Universe.

“I used to collect Marvel comics like crazy when I was a kid,” he says.

He even admitted that if he were younger he would be more enthusiastic about them.

“There’s an aspect – if these films came out when I was in my 20’s I would be absolutely happy, absolutely love them,” he said, adding that “they wouldn’t be the only films that are made, They would be these films among other films.’

“I’m almost 60, so no, I’m not quite that excited about them.”

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