Some have called Samuel L Jackson the greatest actor of our generation. Most will agree that he is the coolest baddest motherfucker to ever grace the silver screen. Sam has worked on the Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar film making empires. He has worked with legends like Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino. Most importantly, he has portrayed some of the most iconic characters of all time and that is why we are going to spend the next five weeks figuring out with one is Samuelest Jackson.
What does that mean? We are going to make a bracket comprised of Mr. Jackson's greatest roles and see which one best exemplifies his career. We have scoured the internet and made a list of 32 different SLJ characters from film, television, and even a book! They are separated into two different conferences. The first is characters who we can reasonably assume have guns. The second is characters that probably don't have a gun. Some might end up having one, but it's not their main thing. Once we separated the characters, we seeded everyone based on their project's RottenTomatoes scores. In the event of the character being in sequels, we picked their first appearance. Voting on each round will take place weekly. Here is the first round.
1 Nick Fury (Iron Man) vs 16 Nathan West (Basic)
2 Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction) vs 15 Abel Turner (Lakeview Terrace)
3 Big Don (True Romance) vs 14 Gin Rummy (The Boondocks)
4 Ordell Robbie (Jackie Brown) vs 13 Sgt. Dan Hondo Harrison (S.W.A.T.)
5 PK Highsmith (The Other Guys) vs 12 Agent Augustus Gibbons (XXX)
6 President Allan Moore (Big Game) vs 11 John Shaft (Shaft)
7 Danny Roman (The Negotiator) vs 10 Neville Flynn (Snakes on a Plane)
8 Robbie Jackson (Patriot Games) vs 9 Hold Up Man (Coming to America)
1 Frozone (The Incredibles) vs 16 Narrator (Go The Fuck To Sleep)
2 Mister Senor Love Daddy (Do The Right Thing) vs 15 Roland (Jumper)
3 Ray Arnold (Jurassic Park) vs 14 Elmo McElroy (Formula 51)
4 Stephen (Django Unchained) vs 13 Zeus Carver (Die Hard with a Vengance)
5 Gator Purify (Jungle Fever) vs 12 Russel Franklin (Deep Blue Sea)
6 Richmond Valentine (Kingsmen: The Secret Service) vs 11 Mace Windu (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
7 Afro Samurai (Afro Samurai) vs 10 Ken Carter (Coach Carter)
8 Elijah Price (Unbreakable) vs 9 Lazarus (Black Snake Moan)
You can vote on the first round here. Check out the entire bracket here. Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the bracket. Listen to our most recent podcast featuring our analysis of the bracket at the bottom of this page. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher. Now get out there and vote, Motherfuckers!