Flipper is married to drew lonette mckee, and he loves her, but that has nothing to do with the fever. Jackson is on the cover of the hollywood reporters latest issue, out now. I fancied myself as oliver reed today samuel l jackson is a well adjusted, universally adored box office superhero. Samuel leroy jackson is an american actor and film producer. Later that night at the park, flipper admits his infidelity to cyrus. And i have to also give it to halle berry for not always having to play the glamor girl because she got down and dirty in this one and played his crack head girl friend. I was a drug addict but i showed up on time and hit my marks the onetime black panther is getting political in the legend of tarzan. Although she appeared in a few television series, jungle fever was berrys first featurefilm role. After jackson became involved with the civil rights movement, he moved on to acting in. Jackson jungle fever by cynthia wickenkamp on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Jackson landed his breakout role after quitting crack. Jackson is one of the most successful film actors of all times.
That role prompted jackson, who had just come out of rehab, to permanently end his read more. His performance in pulp fiction 1994 gave him an oscar nomination for his character jules winnfield. Right now, that cause happens to be the continued push for social distancing amid the. After a crack induced meltdown, jacksons then 8yearold daughter and his wife. Mo better blues 1990, and jungle fever 1991, for which jackson garnered the first best supporting actor award ever bestowed by the cannes film festival judges for his riveting performance as a hardcore drug addict. Jackson went from a fking drug addict to an alist actor. Jackson shows up with his girlfriend vivian halle berry. Samuel leroy jackson born december 21, 1948 is an american film and television actor and film producer.
His role as a crackhead son of a minister came literally weeks after his. So after we went to cannes with jungle fever, i called him up and. Jackson and berry are crackheads, and outcasts, and to their own degree have. Jungle fever feels like a step back toward the messy tapestry that was school daze. Samuel leroy jackson is a wellknown american actor and producer. Jackson, frank vincent, and michael imperioli previously. Samuel l jackson talks to sean ohagan about prince charles. Jackson is always willing to lend his artfully profane take on subjects for a good cause. He even steals a color tv from baptist parents ossie davis and ruby dee. Lee wanted him to play gator, the crackhead brother of wesley snipes character in the interracial romance jungle fever. Jackson is one of the most recognisable and hardworking actors in the world. Jackson landed his breakout role as a crack addict.
He asks flipper for some money so he can feed his crack habit. Jackson is the only nonracist person in this entire film, and thats just simply because he wants his crack plus who knew it was so easy in the 90s to just do a little. Dec 06, 2008 samuel l jackson talks to sean ohagan about prince charles, obama and of course the joy of golf. From crack addict to the biggest boxoffice star in the. Jackson went from addict to hollywood star by lewis beale it was always about getting high. Jacksons performance as a crackhead in 1991s jungle fever was so acclaimed that the supporting actor award was created just for him at the cannes film festival. Jackson won best supporting actor honors at the cannes film festival and from the new york film. Jackson is driving our golf cart pedal to floor through the unseasonably cold southern california morning fog, pushing the whining electric engine to its limits. As usual with lee, he isnt content to tackle simply one issue in his films in jungle fever, he addresses, for perhaps the first time, the drug epidemic in the african american community. When randal first enters the conveince store he shuffles in imitating samuel l. Jungle fever 310 movie clip i like gettin high 1991.
Jackson plays gator, flippers crackhead brother, with an intensity that is almost too painful to watch. Jackson had just undergone treatment for drug addiction, and had only two. Jackson opens up about playing a crack addict after. Aug 08, 2012 he was a crack addicted history teacher. Remix of samuel l jackson on jungle fever singing about crack produced by. They kept trying to shoo him away from the buffet table until they were assured by mr. Jungle fever explores the beginning and end of an extramarital interracial relationship against the urban backdrop of the streets of new york city in the late 1980s.
Jackson was an unknown actor and heroin addict before a catalyst role in the 1990s saved him from addiction. Halle berry jungle fever halle berrys first rrated role came in spike lees jungle fever in 1991. Halehs comment about sam having the fever refers to jungle fever. Samuel leroy jackson born december 21, 1948 is an american actor and film producer. Jackson, a desperate crackhead, will stop at nothing for a fix.
Jackson opens up about playing a crack addict after overcoming addiction samuel l. Jackson didnt know he was ready to go to rehab to battle his drug addiction until he got there. He has the distinction of achieving huge success in his career after the age of forty. Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways. Jackson is taken aback by the sight of angie annabella sciorra, the new white girlfriend of his younger brother, flip wesley snipes. Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an italian secretary. Its hard to imagine a tougher persona than samuel l. Jackson coerces his younger brother flip wesley snipes into giving him money so he can continue to buy more crack. Jackson had reallife experience to draw from when he played. Jungle fever and even his cameo in coming to america. Jackson, lonette mckee, john turturro, frank vincent, halle berry, and anthony quinn, and is lees fifth featurelength film. Jungle fever playing gator purify, jackson is a drug addict who meets his end when breaking into his parents house and is killed by his father played by ossie davis. Everyone thinks samuel l jackson is about 15 years younger than he really is. Jungle fever was the first thing i ever did without a substance in my body.
His films are as varied as star wars episodes iiii, jurassic park, jungle fever, jackie brown, pulp fiction and the long kiss goodnight. Samuel jacksons crack addict in jungle fever is wall st youtube. It helps being over six foot two, when most action heroes cant even see six feet, but, of course, its much more than that. Jackson has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, and is the highestgrossing actor of all time when cameo appearances are excluded. Jackson play a charming crackhead couple who swig from 40 ounce bottles. Jackson as snipes crack head brother was so good in the part, that not only does his subplot steal the show, but cannes made up an entire supporting actor category just to be able to give him an award. Halle berry jungle fever stars first rrated movies. Fever was directed by alex winter, best known for his role opposite keanu reeves in bill and teds excellent adventure.
The already famous director wanted jackson to play a crack addict in his next film, jungle fever, which he did. Samuel l jackson quotes samuel l jackson on cocaine. Apr, 2015 remix of samuel l jackson on jungle fever singing about crack produced by. Jackson discussed everything from how he landed the role in pulp fiction to how he got his first breakout role as a crack addict immediately after he went to rehab for crack addiction. Jackson plays gator, flippers crackhead brother, with. He is a very popular film and television actor, and film producer. Samuel l jackson as gatori like gettin high youtube.
Jackson hit rock bottom before his career shifted to great proportions after cleaning up in rehab. Apr 29, 2005 samuel l jacksons 91 films, among them pulp fiction, the incredibles and the eagerly awaited star wars iii, have grossed more than. Jackson, lonette mckee, john turturro, frank vincent. Jackson is an american actor, director and film producer. Since then the acclaimed actor has starred in over 100 films such as pulp. Jackson had reallife experience to draw from when he played the crack addicted gator in spike lees 1991 classic jungle fever. In 2009, the collective total of all boxoffice receipts for films that jackson has starred in including minor roles and cameos is the highest of any onscreen actor. Jackson emphatically read the new poem stay the fck at home from his private screening room on jimmy kimmel live. He is known for his varied roles in a number of hit films like jurassic park, pulp fiction, snakes on a plane, iron man, and captain marvel. Jungle fever is a 1991 american romantic drama film written, produced and directed by spike lee. There is definately some good acting in here, also done by ruby dee and ossie davis. Test your knowledge on this movies quiz to see how you do and compare your score to. A morehouse graduate, jackson performed in several offbroadway productions before landing his breakout role.
Jackson on his truelife inspiration for the drug addict in jungle fever, and how he finally made it in hollywood the actor on his truelife inspiration for the drug addict in jungle. The movie deals with an interracial couple, which wouldve reflected sam and. Jackson, who is a crackhead who has gone as far down as flipper has gone up. Samuel leroy jackson was born on 21st december 1948 in washington dc. She played vivian, the love interest of gator samuel. Samuel l jackson is wall street when he plays a crack addict in jungle fever and wesley snipes is the rest of america.
Jackson revealed set security shooed him away after being mistaken for a nuisance addict while filming jungle fever. Can you name the actors nominated for an oscar who acted along samuel l. Jackson has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, and is the highestgrossing actor of all time. The film stars wesley snipes, annabella sciorra, lee, ossie davis, ruby dee, samuel l. From crack addict to the biggest boxoffice star in the world. He was still detoxing when he signed on for the role of a junkie in the movie. Jackson as a crack addict and ruby dee as his mother in spike lees jungle fever 1991.
With wesley snipes, annabella sciorra, spike lee, ossie davis. Jun 09, 1991 during the filming of spike lees new film, jungle fever, caterers thought samuel l. Oct 26, 2011 jackson got his big break in 1991 in the spike lee film, jungle fever. The office worker comes from an italianamerican family in bensonhurst. Jackson s storied acting career is amazing study of successful second acts. Jackson on his truelife inspiration for the drug addict in jungle fever, and how he finally made it in hollywood. In spike lees film about a married black mans wesley snipes affair with a white woman anabella sciorra. Samuel l jackson net worth biography, quotes, wiki, assets. Jungle fever 310 movie clip i like gettin high 1991 hd. Anthony quinn in jungle fever 1991 wesley snipes in jungle fever 1991 spike lee. Jackson, the most bankable actor in hollywood, landed his breakout role as a crack. It started in the 60s with other drugs and later progressed to the hardest street drug around. Jackson s performance as a crackhead in 1991s jungle fever was so acclaimed that the supporting actor award was created just for him at the cannes film festival. Flipper initially refuses, but gives in eventually.1510 705 1241 365 1418 377 322 1580 9 762 490 1024 1379 1557 18 689 673 608 682 273 235 1129 762 545 1406 795 1403 262 1394 943 571 1075 144 674 233 1551 1286 1286 1264 273 774 1224 1227 558 891