On Saturday, renowned actor Denzel Washington passed over a lifetime achievement award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards. The person who received it was none other than Samuel L. Jackson.
During his acceptance speech, Jackson admitted that this nomination was a surprise.
“I tried to entertain audiences the way Hollywood entertained me,” he said. “Make them forget their lives for a few hours, be thrilled, awed, or excited. When I got this call last year, it was unexpected, but I guarantee you, this thing is going to be cherished.”
It comes as a real shocker to learn this news! Jackson is such a phenomenal actor and has killed various roles, no matter what movie he’s in! He’s been in over 150 films.
A while ago, Jackson expressed his frustration about not winning an Oscar for his performance in Quentin Tarantino‘s classic film, Pulp Fiction.
He told Time Magazine:
“Oscars don’t move the comma on your check. I’ve done a good job of doing that.”
Congrats to a legend!