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Samuel Jackson on Acting and Addiction

The movie actor won critical raves for his portrayal of a crack addict named Gator in the Spike Lee film, "Jungle Fever." That role was a breakthrough for Jackson after 20 years of bit parts, commercials, and all types of theater. He also put in two years as Bill Cosby's stand-in on The Cosby Show. Jackson currently appears in the new film "Fresh", and in this fall's most anticipated release, "Pulp Fiction." (Rebroadcast)


Other segments from the episode on September 16, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 16, 1994: Interview with Samuel L. Jackson; Review of the television show "Baseball"; Interview with John Turturro; Review of the film "Quiz Show."


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