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Laurence Fishburne Turned Down Samuel L. Jackson’s Role in ‘Pulp Fiction’

On ‘The Rewatchables,’ Quentin Tarantino reveals that Jules initially was supposed to be played by the ‘King of New York’ actor

The Rewatchables was joined by special guest Quentin Tarantino for a trio of podcasts, with the final on the 1990 classic King of New York, starring Christopher Walken. During the podcast, Tarantino revealed that he originally wrote Samuel L. Jackson’s iconic role in Pulp Fiction, Jules, for King of New York actor Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne turned down the role, which then went to Jackson, creating an all-time Hollywood sliding doors moment.