Following Quentin Tarantino’s comments last week that Marvel actors were not movie stars, Samuel L. Jackson has now weighed in on his argument and given his opinion. “You have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” Tarantino revealed during a recent interview.
“But they’re not movie stars. Right? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. I mean, I’m not the first person to say that. I think that’s been said a zillion times…but it’s like, you know, it’s these franchise characters that become a star.”
The Reservoir Dogs icon later said they represented “this era of movies,” and Jackson, a frequent collaborator with Tarantino on films such as Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight, has now made a quick retort. In a recent appearance on the US talk show The View (thanks to a report from Entertainment Weekly), Jackson’s opinions differed from Tarantino’s.
“It takes an actor to be those particular characters, and the sign of movie stardom has always been, what, asses in seats,” Jackson said. ”What are we talking about? That’s not a big controversy for me to know that apparently, these actors are movie stars. Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t refute that, and he’s a movie star.”
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