Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee go way back.  Remember those days when Samuel played the crackhead in Jungle Fever?  You also might not know that Halle Berry played Samuel’s strung out girlfriend.

Even 20-years later, both Halle and Samuel are megastars, with Samuel reaching his peak with a strong, recurring role with “The Avengers.”  But in spite of blowing up to megastardom, Samuel still keeps connected to his old acting roots.

Samuel has agreed to appear in a new Spike Lee joint called “Oldboy,” which Lee is set to begin filming in New York and Louisiana.  Samuel’s involvement is not yet confirmed, but sources are saying that it’s a go.   Of course Samuel is going to play a villain, which he’s pretty good at doing these days.

This may shock you, but Samuel is no spring chicken.  At the age of 63, his acting career has never been stronger.  He didn’t get discovered until he was 42 years old, which shows the value of being persistent when it comes to chasing your dreams.

Jackson is a Morehouse man and met his mentor, Morgan Freeman in the 1980s.  That’s when he also met Spike Lee and earned critical acclaim in Jungle Fever.  The rest is history.   To date, Jackson is the highest-grossing actor of all-time, starring in over 100 films that have grossed over $8 billion dollars.

- Black Like Moi