Actor Samuel L. Jackson has enjoyed an amazingly prolific career in Hollywood but as he recalls to Vanity Fair in an article titled: ‘Samuel L. Jackson on Being Black in Hollywood’, his ascent to the top wasn’t an easy ride.
Most who move to La La Land have ingrained tales of the chaos that had to be endured in order to gratify themselves with the validity that comes with being on the list of desired talent that filters through the offices of studio heads and prominent casting directors.
The Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
And while some greeted the morning with jubilation and excitement, others were trying to reconcile the fact that after an impressive showcase of talent – the Academy still refuses to recognize the achievements and contributions of actors of color or even those behind the camera.
The Golden Globes took place on Sunday night, with host Ricky Gervais returning to wreck more chaos and mayhem.
The British comedian actor did justice to Caitlyn Jenner and Ben Affleck among others but his antics paled in comparison to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Taraji P. Henson.
Tarai P. Henson in custom Stella McCartney
Director Quentin Tarantino is in the middle of a press tour for his upcoming flick, The Hateful Eight and on Wednesday morning, he paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show – one of Sirius Radio’s popular layovers – but things got quite heated when the subject of Star Wars reared its galactic head. The man responsible for the cult classic Pulp Fiction didn’t hold back when expressing his disdain for Disney – the studio responsible for the most talked about film in recent memory.
Director Quentin Tarantino has built a successful career around his ability to be delightfully shocking and dramatically imaginative while all the while setting a standard for filmmaking that very few are able to adhere to which is the reason why he is part of the group of stylized storytellers that instinctively commands respect and adulation.