Samuel L. Jackson has joined a legion of celebrities who are pledging their support for their respective home teams in the ongoing 2016 Rio Olympic Games. And like many other film stars, the actor is sharing his support and the thrill of the much-anticipated sporting events on Twitter.
Jackson, who is typically seen as a high-energy actor, has been an enthusiastic and engaging member on social media ever since he joined Twitter. The talented actor is known to virtually sing, write, and shout to cheer his 4.5 million followers on the popular social media site, and now, the actor is live-tweeting his views and posting his uncensored comments on the swimming and gymnastics events at the Rio Olympics.
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Samuel L. Jackson is so enthused by the Olympic Games that he is now being considered the world’s most enthusiastic sports commentator. The Hollywood star is live-tweeting events and analyzing the performances of individual Olympians as if it were his primary profession, and it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that Samuel L. Jackson has become Team USA’s number one cheerleader: on social media, at least.
The Die Hard with a Vengeance actor’s passionate tweets reveal that he is a die-hard sports fan who wears his heart on his sleeve, as his tweets not only cheer American favorites like Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas but they also tend to subtly disparage the Russian Olympic team. A unique part of Samuel L. Jackson’s cheering tweets is that he ends every comment with “Go USA!,” the actor’s war cry that goads the American Olympians to move ahead and win more medals.
According to E! Online, the high level of Samuel’s enthusiasm and excitement was revealed when he commended Michael Phelps, the American swimmer, who helped the American swimming team win a gold medal in the freestyle relay category.
“Most MUTHAF***A OF A LEG by AquamanPhelps!!! Hella swim by All!! Go USA!!!!”
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According to Time magazine, Samuel L. Jackson’s hyperactivity on Twitter will most likely make the actor surpass comedian Leslie Jones in popularity, who has become famous for live-tweeting comments on the ongoing Rio Olympics.
While Leslie’s commentary on the games is no doubt hilarious, Samuel’s tweets are more to the point and much less family-friendly, while always aiming to uplift the competitors’ spirits.
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Apart from being an Olympics enthusiast who has been extremely active on Twitter lately, Samuel L. Jackson is also looking forward to the release of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an upcoming fantasy adventure film that is based on a 2011 novel by Ransom Riggs. According to SlashFilm, the Pulp Fiction star will be playing a villain in the movie that revolves around a boy who comes across a strange orphanage that is inhabited by peculiar children with mysterious powers and abilities.
Samuel L. Jackson portrays the role of the evil Mr. Barron who is a “Wight,” a horrible creature who is out to hunt and destroy the peculiar children of the orphanage. A “Wight” resembles a human except that it has white milky eyes without pupils, and Samuel L. Jackson will reportedly wear sunglasses to hide his empty eyes, just as is described in the novel.
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The Snakes on a Plane actor will join Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Judi Dench, who will be starring in the film project that is thought to be somewhat along the lines of the Harry Potter franchise and X-Men. The movie, directed by Tim Burton, is bound to benefit from Samuel L. Jackson’s talent and experience after the actor has worked in more than 100 movies during his illustrious career.
Better known as an actor who loves to play tough and intimidating characters, Samuel L. Jackson is a versatile actor who rose to international prominence for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Since then, the actor has loved to play interesting characters that are as exciting to watch as they are difficult to portray.
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