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Samuel L. Jackson thinks he knows who his favourite character is

Samuel L. Jackson thinks he knows who his favourite character is

Jimmy Fallon asked Jackson who his top 5 favourite characters of all time were

Samuel L. Jackson has revealed who his favourite character is and it's probably not what you expect.

The actor, who has over 200 credits to his name on IMDb, has played too many iconic roles over the years to remember them all.

From Ordell Robbie in Jackie Brown to Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, or even Frozone in The Incredibles, Jackson has done it all.

Fans of his work will always wonder, however, what role does he consider to be his best, or perhaps his favourite?

Thankfully, Jimmy Fallon asked the question we all want to know the answer to in a 2019 episode of The Tonight Show.

Fallon asked his then 70-year-old guest what he considers to be his top five characters of all time.

At first, Jackson was reluctant to answer, joking: "Wow, five out of 120?

"Well, no, not out of 120, it's only maybe 100."

Well, his fifth favourite character might surprise a few, as it's Avengers' Nick Fury.

But when it came to fourth place, Jackson says: "Can I combine, maybe like a couple guys?"

Samuel L. Jackson was tasked with naming his top 5 characters.

He opted to include only 'Quentin characters', such as Ordell Robbie from Jackie Brown, Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction and house slave Stephen from Django Unchained.

I mean, any of those three could easily take number one spot with regards to his 'best' ever roles.

Next, we have third place, which he gave to Jedi Mace Windu from Star Wars.

"Come on, he's a Jedi, you can't beat that," Jackson claimed.

The actor then kind of skipped his second favourite character and went straight to number one.

"My favourite is this kind of wacky private detective, kind of crazy dude – Mitch Hennessy from The Long Kiss Goodnight. I love that movie, man. I had such a good time with Geena Davis."

The actor named Mitch Hennessy from The Long Kiss Goodnight as his all time favourite character.
New Line Cinema

For those unaware, the synopsis for the 1996 action/mystery film reads: "Schoolteacher and single mother Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) lives an average suburban life -- until she begins having strange memories of unexplained violence and discovers that she has physical skills that she never imagined.

"Hiring private detective Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) to probe into her past, Samantha discovers that she's a well-trained government assassin who went missing after suffering a bout of amnesia and that her former handlers want her back in their employ."

It's definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen.

Featured Image Credit: UPI / Alamy Stock Photo / New Line Cinema

Topics: Samuel L Jackson, Film and TV