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'I'm Not Lawrence Fishburne!' Samuel L. Jackson Scolds Reporter

Samuel L. Jackson Scolds Reporter for Confusing Him with Laurence Fishburne

Originally posted 02/10/2014 03:45PM

Sam Rubin won't be making that mistake again.

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12 Acclaimed Actors with Fewer Oscar Nominations Than Jonah Hill | Gary Oldman, Jonah Hill

12 Acclaimed Actors with Fewer Oscar Nominations Than Jonah Hill

Originally posted 01/16/2014 11:00AM

Jonah Hill, of Superbad fame, is now a two-time Academy Award nominee.

The 30-year-old received a Best Supporting Actor nomination on Thursday for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street. This follows a 2012 nomination in the same category for Moneyball.

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Michael Douglas: I Lied – I Actually Had Tongue Cancer | Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas: I Lied – I Actually Had Tongue Cancer

Originally posted 10/11/2013 08:00PM

The world was shocked when Michael Douglas announced he had stage four throat cancer in August 2010, but the Oscar winner now reveals that he wasn't telling the whole truth.

In an interview with Samuel L. Jackson on the U.K. talk show This Morning the actor, 69, admitted Thursday that he'd actually successfully battled tongue – not throat – cancer.

"This was right before I had a big tour for Wall Street, so we said, 'There's no way we can cancel the tour and say we don't feel well,'" Douglas admitted. "I said, 'You've just got to come out and just tell them I've got cancer and that's it.'"

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George Lucas Marries at the Skywalker Ranch | George Lucas

George Lucas Marries Mellody Hobson

Originally posted 06/24/2013 09:30AM

May the Force of wedded bliss be with them.

Star Wars creator George Lucas received some earthly love from his Hollywood pals this weekend after tying the knot with fiancée Mellody Hobson on Saturday night, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Friends at the wedding – which took place in Marin County, Calif., where Lucas's Skywalker Ranch is located – also shared the happy news via Twitter.

"Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his bride Melodie on this, their wedding day," Tweeted Samuel L. Jackson, while Ron Howard Tweeted that their ceremony "was a joy to behold."

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Snakes on a Plane Director Found Dead

Snakes on a Plane Director David R. Ellis Found Dead

Originally posted 01/09/2013 10:20AM

David R. Ellis, a filmmaker best known for the 2006 movie Snakes on a Plane, which he directed, was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, his manager confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 60.

Police say no foul play is suspected, while results of an autopsy have not been released.

"So sad to hear of David R. Ellis passing!" Tweeted Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Snakes. "So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He'll be missed. Gone too soon!"

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Samuel L. Jackson: Best F–ing Olympics Commentator Ever?

Samuel L. Jackson Live-Tweets the Olympics

Originally posted 08/06/2012 02:35PM

He can recite Ezekiel 25:17 by heart. His audiobook of Go the F–– to Sleep was a runaway hit. And he's had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane (according to the edited version of his famous Snakes on a Plane rant).

Next up for Samuel L. Jackson: Olympics commentator.

The actor is offering his insight on the Summer Games (and their "putz" announcers) via Twitter, tackling gymnastics, swimming and more with his unique insight. Check out some of the best zingers from his Twitter. (Warning: His account contains NSFW language – although it's often creatively spelled.) And don't forget to follow People on Twitter for all your celeb news!

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Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and More Slated for Jimmy Kimmel Oscar Afterparty

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Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and More Slated for Jimmy Kimmel Oscar Afterparty

Originally posted 02/16/2012 04:35PM

Oprah Winfrey is not the only big star staying up late after the Oscars next Sunday. PEOPLE has learned that there are even more celebrities joining Jimmy Kimmel's seventh post-Oscar special!

Jessica Biel, new dad (again) Jason Bateman, JJ Abrams, Steven Tyler, Tyler Perry, Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Ryan Philippe are on board for the show's big bit "Movie the Movie."

Given the show's history, it's promising – even if Samuel L. Jackson has choice words for those potentially involved (ABC previously announced Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Tom Hanks.) Check out a very bleeped teaser here: Moviethemovie.com.

It should come as no surprise that the skit will push the envelope. Kimmel's annual special has produced LOL-worthy comedy pieces in the past including "F*@#ing Ben Affleck," "Handsome Men's Club," "Hottie Body Hump Club" and "Tom Hanks's Toddlers in Tiaras".

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Samuel L. Jackson: I'm Not a Tough Guy | Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson: I'm Not a Tough Guy

Originally posted 08/19/2006 07:00AM

Samuel L. Jackson talks to PEOPLE about his new movie, Snakes on a Plane, his tough guy image – and why you wouldn't want to cross him on the golf course.

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Samuel L. Jackson's Carter Tops Fockers

Samuel L. Jackson's Carter Tops Fockers

Originally posted 01/16/2005 08:00PM

Samuel L. Jackson has finally put those Fockers in their place.

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