In their first meeting, Samuel L. Jackson was fascinated by Stephen Colbert’s insistence that he simply does not see color. On The Colbert Report (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), Colbert kept asking him if he was a black man, before ultimately deciding that he could respect it if Jackson didn’t want to tell him.

“I’m not black, white or anything. I’m a—” After a moment’s thought, Jackson finished his thought. “Movie star.”

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