Exclusive: Can You Guess Samuel L. Jackson's Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Samuel L. Jackson has contributed indelible performances to the oeuvre of Quentin Tarantino, most notably as the cool Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, which nabbed him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod, and as the unhinged L.A. gun-runner Ordell Robbie ("O-R-D-E-L-L R-O-B-B-I-E") in Tarantino's follow-up, Jackie Brown, which garnered him a Golden Globes nomination. Jackson even lent his voice to 2009's Inglourious Basterds and will appear in the upcoming Django Unchained. But which film does the frequent Tarantino player consider the director's best, in which "the action plays out suddenly and completely for every character?"

Watch Movieline's exclusive clip, taken from an unreleased interview shot for the Pulp Fiction Blu-ray release:

There you have it! I've got to agree with Jackson; his favorite Tarantino is also my favorite Tarantino. (If you missed it, read our interview with legendary actress and QT muse Pam Grier.)

Meanwhile, catch more behind-the-scenes tidbits and nostalgic interviews on this week's Blu-ray releases of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, both out today.


  • The WInchester says:

    I thought I was the only one! Jackie Brown is fantastic, and it feels like the only Tarantino movie that isn't franken-stitched from Asian grindhouse parts.

  • Jen Yamato says:

    You're not alone, Winchester!

  • AS says:

    I disagree. It's kinda ironic that everyone acts like Brown is underrated but most people like to list it as his best. Brown feels the least "Tarantino" of all his films because it's adapted from a book. Even though it is VERY QT, it just feels off slightly. I guess it's his least stylistic film, which is a bit disappointing since I LOVE his style. All in all I'd rank his films in this order:
    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Kill Bill
    3. Inglourious Basterds
    4. Death Proof
    5. Reservoir Dogs
    6. Jackie Brown
    That's right, Death Proof at no. 4, suck it! I don't care what anyone says, it's a brilliant film and I can argue anyone down.

  • J K says:

    Jackie Brown is also my favorite. Followed by Inglorious Bastards, and then Kill Bill-- each of which contains incredibly honest insights into the eternal struggle of the feminine/masculine which belie their artificial surface distractions.
    The excessive post-modern pastiche surface of Quentin's style has always allowed him to penetrate deeper. That's the irony of ironies.
    He's actually a very traditional storyteller, in that his characters are characters in the classical sense, and not "on an arc" towards some kind of ridiculous "self-discovery." They want what they want and they do what they have to do to get what they want. The characters never change at all. You just watch their choices intertwine with the randomness of fate.

  • casting couch says:

    Another Jackie Brown fan here. QT's best movie for me too.

  • Ben says:

    I'd like to see you try.

  • Gouge YourEyesOut says:

    Death Proof over Reservoir Dogs? You should be tarred and feathered and forced to watch ever Seth Rogen movie ever made

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