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9780306924323

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306924323

  • ISBN10:

    0306924323

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-10-19
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
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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—by the bestselling author of The Tao of Bill Murray.

Bad Motherfucker explains why Jackson's embodiment of cool is not just inspirational, it's important. It lays out how that attitude interacts with his identity as an African-American man, why being cool matters in the modern world, and how it applies to the current social and cultural moment in which everyone is losing their cool. Edwards details Jackson's fascinating personal history, from stuttering bookworm to Black revolutionary to crack addict to A-list star. The book features original reporting and explores not only the major events of Jackson's life but his obsessions: golf, kung fu movies, profanity. Bad Motherfucker also includes a detailed filmography of Jackson's movies—133 of them and counting! The book provides a must-read road map through the vast territory of his filmography and more: a vivid portrait of Samuel L. Jackson’s essential self.

Author Biography

Gavin Edwards is the New York Times–bestselling author of twelve books, including The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing; Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind; and Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever. His books include the 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy series of misheard lyrics, which has sold over a half-million copies. Edwards has contributed to numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Vogue, GQ, Details, and Rolling Stone (where he was a longtime contributing editor and columnist, writing cover stories on figures such as Rosario Dawson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and George Lucas). He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.

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