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Samuel L. Jackson Gets The Shaft... Of A Golf Club

8 June 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Samuel L. Jackson met up with the original star of the hard-hitting detective movie Shaft (1971) for some tips on playing the role - but ended up being coached on his golf game instead. Hollywood star Jackson snapped up the role of JOHN SHAFT which was originally played by Richard Roundtree in the legendary seventies flick and met up with Roundtree for some hints on the part. But Jackson says, "There is only one thing that Roundtree taught me and that was keep your head down and don't look up until the ball leaves the club face. That's all we talked about, golf, we never discussed the part." And the sports-loving pair met up at a golf tournament recently where Jackson realized he had taken over the cult part and become the new John Shaft. Jackson says, "We were at a golf tournament and I heard someone saying, 'Shaft, John Shaft, over here, Shaft'... I knew Richard was there so I presumed that they were talking to him. When I looked around it was him calling me so I just thought 'Okay it's official now, I am John Shaft.'" »

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