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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:58 AM

Samuel L. Jackson

At 43, he was an unknown actor with a heroin addiction. His 8-year old daughter found him unconscious on the floor, so he entered rehab. After his release, Spike Lee hired him to play a crack addict in Jungle Fever. The role was so cathartic it became his catalyst for staying clean + led him to the role in Pulp Fiction that made him a star.. finally ..at age 46

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:12 AM

1. Hard to imagine a world without Samuel L. Jackson

I am here to tell you about the Avengers initiative.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:15 AM

2. There ain't a whole lot else that can be MORE life-changing than the trauma of kicking hard dope

Especially if you been to the brink of death ... or the brink of anything else terrifying, like heading to a life on the street, losing your family and/or everything you've worked for ... everyone has a different bottom, it's all relative.

But going through that couple weeks of sheer hell and coming out the other side ... can be cathartic like nothing else.

A lot of people actually credit the whole experience.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:52 AM

3. Scientists tell us that kicking sugar is up there with kicking heroin, what a thought!

Samuel L. Jackson, what a treasure and an inspiration.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 09:06 AM

5. Yes, I've read that as well.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 06:58 AM

4. Wasn't his first role in Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America"?

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