Samuel L. Jackson: Hollywood can be sleazy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 July 2013
Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson thinks Hollywood can be sleazy and there's often a lot of backstabbing for film roles

Samuel L Jackson says Hollywood can be sleazy.

The 'Django Unchained' actor - who has appeared in over 140 films, including 'Star Wars' and 'The Avengers' - revealed that there is a lot of backstabbing and lies in the film industry.

Quizzed on whether Hollywood is "sleazy", he said: "Parts of it are. People lie to you all the time. It's like the old joke; two agents are walking along the beach, they see a pretty girl and the first guy says, 'Man, I'd really like to f**k her.' The other agent goes, 'Out of what?' "

The 64-year-old actor, whose films have grossed over $8 billion, admitted fame has changed since his heyday.

He told Esquire magazine: "I don't treat myself like I'm special. But there is a whole new phenomenon with fame now that, I guess, if I was a younger person maybe I'd get caught up in. People pay you huge amounts of money to come to a club and just be there so other people will go."

The actor is set to reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury in 2014's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 2015's highly anticipated 'Avengers' sequel.

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