Monthly Archives: December 2008
From crack addict and alcoholic to the highest-grossing
film star of all time, Samuel L Jackson is well aware his
astonishing story could have had a very different ending.
Here, as two new movies hit our screens, he talks about
being recruited by Prince Charles, the optimism of
Obama and – of course – the joy of golf
Samuel L Jackson, who was once a crack addict and a heavy drinker but is now Hollywood’s highest-grossing actor, is telling me why he doesn’t attend AA meetings in Los Angeles.
‘It’s just too weird,’ he says. ‘You hear guys saying stuff like: “I’ve been hitting the red wine too heavy and I need to stop, but I want to keep smoking reefer and doing cocaine.”‘