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Jackson craves diversity in film roles

Feb. 19, 2006 at 4:00 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Samuel L. Jackson says he has no plans to limit the movies he makes to ones that address serious issues like racism and poverty.

Although both themes are prevalent in his new film, "Freedomland," the star of "Pulp Fiction" and the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy said he will continue to make movies that are sheer entertainment, as well as ones that raise social consciousness.

"The next film I have is 'Snakes on a Plane,'" Jackson told reporters in New York recently.

"I pick roles that I think are going to be fun. I do read scripts that are serious in tone that may or may not speak to some cultural issue, but I'm still that guy that likes to see myself in movies that are mindless and exciting. I don't want to have to go to work every day and ruminate, and deal with human frailties all year long," he explained. "I don't sit around saying: 'Well, I'm older and wiser now. I need to mature a bit, so I need to do serious things.'"

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