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Bad Motherfucker: The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson, the Coolest Man in Hollywood

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Bad Motherfucker: The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson, the Coolest Man in Hollywood

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A fascinating exploration and celebration of the life and work of the coolest man in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson—from his star-making turns in the films of Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino to his ubiquitous roles in the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, not to mention the cult favorite Snakes on a Plane.

Samuel L. Jackson’s embodiment of cool isn’t just inspirational—it’s important. Bad Motherfucker lays out how his attitude intersects with his identity as a Black man, why being cool matters in the modern world, and how Jackson can guide us through the current cultural moment in which everyone is losing their cool. Edwards details Jackson’s fascinating personal history, from stuttering bookworm to gunrunning revolutionary to freebasing addict to A-list movie star.

Drawing on original reporting and interviews, the book explores not only the major events of Jackson’s life but also his obsessions: golf, kung fu movies, profanity. Bad Motherfucker
features a delectable filmography of Jackson’s movies—140 and counting!—and also includes new movie posters for many of Jackson’s greatest roles, reimagined by dozens of gifted artists and designers. The book provides a must-read road map through the vast territory of his on-screen career and more: a vivid portrait of Samuel L. Jackson’s essential self, as well as practical instructions, by example, for how to live and work and be.

Gavin Edwards is the New York Times bestselling author and editor of twelve books, including The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing and Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever. He has also written for numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, GQ, Details, and Rolling Stone. In the name of journalism, he has hiked the Great Wall of China, inhaled with Snoop Dogg, and participated in the world’s largest tomato fight. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.

ISBN: 9780306924323

ISBN-10: 9780306924323

Publisher: Hachette Books

Publication Date: 10/26/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/26/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English


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