Samuel L Jackson has clause in every contract which allows him to play golf twice a week
Samuel L Jackson makes sure to balance work and play by including a clause in every contract that allows him to play golf twice a week.
Throughout a decades-long career, the 74-year-old has well and truly established himself as a Hollywood great.
He only has to mutter the word “motherf*cker” to keep fans happy, so it’s safe to assume that some productions would be willing to accept a few unusual requests in order to have him on board.
Over the years, Jackson has appeared in many huge titles, including Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Marvel movies such as Avengers Assemble and Avengers: Endgame, and the much-loved Pixar movie The Incredibles.
He most recently appeared on the Apple TV+ series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, but in a 2017 interview with The New York Times, the iconic actor revealed there’s one thing all of his projects have in common.
He admitted he can “be a tough lead for some directors” and likes to make the decisions on set.
Jackson has starred in a number of blockbusters over the years. Credit: michael melia / Alamy Stock Photo
He is described as being ‘allergic to extra takes’, admitting: ‘I’ve gotten to this point where I can say, ‘Uh, you know, that’s not going to be in the movie, is it? we already have it, we have it when we did this, that and that. I’m not going to do that.
Consistent with this desire for control, Jackson ensures he has time for leisure activities around his filming schedule by having the ability to go golf twice a week written into all of his film deals.
The actor is a huge golf fan, so much so that he confessed at the time to planning his outfits for his matches the night before.
He has previously golfed with Anthony Anderson and Charles Barkley, as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald J. Trump.
Jackson has the ability to play golf written into the contracts. Credit: James Cheadle / Alamy Stock Photo
Jackson spoke in more detail about the addition to his contracts when asked about it in an interview with CNN, where he explained, “Usually they move me to a golf course so I can play or join a club so I can play, and they let me play at least twice a week.”
“I love golf because it’s a perfect game for an only child like me. … In this game you are responsible for whatever you do wrong and you get all the credit for whatever you do. Well.”