Samuel L Jackson has clause in every contract which allows him to play golf twice a week
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Samuel L Jackson makes sure to balance work with play by including a clause in every contract which 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 needs to mumble the word 'motherf*cker' for fans to be happy, so it's safe to assume some productions would be willing to agree to a few unusual requests in order to have him on board.
Over the years, Jackson has appeared in numerous huge titles including Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, Marvel films such as Avengers Assemble and Avengers: Endgame, and much-loved Pixar film The Incredibles.
He more recently appeared in 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 is one thing all of his projects have in common.
He admitted he can 'be a hard taskmaster for some directors' and likes to call the shots on set.
He's described as being 'allergic to extra takes', admitting: "I’m at that point where I can say: ‘Uh, you know, that’s not going to be in the movie, right? We already got it, we got it when we did this, that and that. I’m not going to do that."
In keeping with this desire for control, Jackson makes sure he has time for some leisurely activities around his filming schedule by having the option to go golfing twice a week written into all of his film contracts.
The actor is a big golf fan, so much so that he admitted at the time to planning out his outfits for his games the night before.
He's previously played golf with the likes of Anthony Anderson and Charles Barkley, as well as former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald J. Trump.
Jackson spoke further about the addition to his contracts when asked about it in an interview with CNN, where he explained: "Generally, they either move me onto a golf course so I can play or join a club so I can play, and they have to let me play at least twice a week."
"I like golf because it's a perfect game for an only child like me. ... In this game, you get responsibility for everything you do bad, and you get all the credit for everything you do well."
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