Samuel L. Jackson's bald love
Oct 13, 2007, 12:30 GMT
09/13/2007 - Samuel L. Jackson - © Solarpix / PR Photos
Samuel L. Jackson loves being bald.
The 'Black Snake Moan' actor believes his hairless head makes him look "beautiful", but admits he wasn't always so happy about his lack of locks.
Jackson said: "I keep ending up on those bald is beautiful lists. It's cool. You know, when I started losing my hair it was during the era when everybody had lots of hair. Guys either had it down to their shoulders, or all black guys had these big afros. All of a sudden I felt this big hole in the middle of my afro, I couldn't face having a comb over so I had to quickly figure what the haircut for me was."
Despite being comfortable with his baldness, Jackson enjoys having hair in his film roles.
He said: "Now I'm very comfortable in my own life, not having hair, but not very comfortable with my characters not having hair!"
The 58-year-old actor donned an afro to play hitman Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' in 1994, but stayed bald for last year's cult hit 'Snakes on a Plane'.
Earlier this year, Jackson voiced the lead character in Japanese animated TV series 'Afro Samurai' in which a black samurai warrior with a huge head of hair goes to Japan to avenge the death of his father.
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