Try to name a Hollywood blockbuster in which Samuel L. Jackson hasn’t appeared! It’s an impossible task. When you talk about the hardest-working men in showbiz, several names come to mind. However, very few can match Jackson’s work since bursting onto the scene in his first film, Together for Days, in 1972. Fifty years later, he’s showing no signs of stopping, and he’s still smoking his favorite full-bodied cigars, among others.
Samuel L. Jackson Dominates the Big Screen
Samuel L. Jackson has become a fixture on small and big screens. Whether doing Capital One commercials or in any variation of comic book movie, he’s out there! But, like in real life, the odds are pretty good when it comes to the big screen; you will find him smoking something. Jackson has been smoking cigars religiously for years, having transitioned from cigarettes. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that many of his co-stars have also been avid cigar smokers!
Full-Bodied Cigars on the Big Screen?
You know, the times have changed when Jackson plays a scientist in Jurassic Park who smokes a cigarette while working. Less than three years later, he played a boxing promoter (loosely based on cigar aficionado Don King) with a cigar as a fixture. Likewise, he enjoys a cigar and cognac in Django Unchained. However, a trophy cigar is not a prop for the man who is the highest-grossing actor of all time at almost $6 Billion in Box Office receipts.
Full-Bodied Cigars or Big Ring Gauge?
When you reach that level of success, you can afford to have more than a few trophy cigars in your humidor. Like Jackson’s wild fashion choices, he is not afraid to make a splash with a big ring gauge cigar. Cuban trophy cigars like Cohiba Behikes and Romeo and Julieta Gran Churchills have been favorites. However, he is not married to any single brand, having been photographed smoking Montecristos, Davidoffs, and Rocky Patels. He is neither shy about full-bodied cigars, often favoring rich, oily Maduros.
Samuel L. Jackson has Some Great Friends
Cigar lovers tend to travel in packs. It doesn’t hurt when your fellow cigar lovers are work colleagues. Playing Nick Fury in the Avengers movies means being on set with cigar lovers Chris Pratt, Robert Downey Jr., and Don Cheadle, among others. There are stories about legendary smoke-outs after shooting and trying to steal each other’s trophy cigars during busy filming. On the golf course, he sometimes plays and smokes Cuban cigars through rounds with none other than Michael Jordan. It’s good to be friends with Samuel L. Jackson.
You Can’t Stop Nick Fury
As he enters his fifth decade of acting, Jackson shows no signs of slowing down. The Nick Fury origin story is in the works, and there is talk of doing a sequel to the cult classic Snakes on a Plane. He also always remains a favored muse for Quentin Tarantino. His role in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction got him his only Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Thankful for the financial rewards, he has made no bones about his desire for recognition for his work’s quality. Hopefully, he has the proper victory cigar set aside for his Oscar acceptance speech.