In conversation with the Huffington Post, Samuel L. Jackson told the interviewer, “Unlike other actors, I don’t lie and I don’t bullshit people.” He was referring to a Twitter feud he had with the New York Times’ A.O. Scott over the critic’s review of The Avengers. He explained: “I read shit about me. I read everything I can about me. And if you say something bad about me and I agree with it, I’ll be OK with it. But if you say something that’s fucked-up about a piece of bullshit pop culture that really is good — The Avengers is a fucking great movie; Joss did an awesome job — if you don’t get it, then just say, ‘I don’t get it.’ In general, you don’t compare that shit to a John Wayne movie. And you don’t call me a game-show host and get away with that shit.” This same lack of bullshit was applied to his Unbreakable director M. Night Shyamalan, who the actor asserted “hasn’t made a really good movie since then.” There goes Jackson coming to the Lady in the Water–themed birthday party we’re throwing for A.O. Scott.
Samuel L. Jackson is Nick furious at A.O. Scott. Photo: Zade Rosenthal/Marvel