Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee at the "Oldboy" premiere in 2013

Samuel L. Jackson details Spike Lee’s feud over the casting of “Malcolm X.”

Samuel L. Jackson is detailing his 1992 falling out with Spike Lee that took more than 20 years to piece together.

Jackson, in an extensive interview with Vulture, shared that the creative parting with Lee was due to a “Malcolm X” salary dispute that ultimately led Jackson to turn down Baines’ role in the historical epic. Albert Hall was chosen instead.

“I’ve actually read with the most people who auditioned for ‘Malcolm X,'” said Jackson, after starring in Lee’s ‘Jungle Fever,’ ‘School Daze,’ and Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ before . “I was supposed to be the guy who turned Malcolm X into Islam in prison. I don’t remember who played that role. But it was still down to that Spike Lee plus-10 salary thing. I was like, ‘I’m not going to work for any scale plus 10.'”

The “scale plus 10” salary refers to a salary for actors with a minimum daily or weekly wage set by the Screen Actors Guild. The “plus 10” refers to the 10 percent of an actor’s pay that goes to her agent.

Jackson continued, “I called my agent every day to see if I had any auditions, calls, whatever. And my line every day was, “Hollywood call?” He was like, ‘No, sir.’ So one day I called, she said, ‘Actually, yes, they did. You just won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.” And I’m like ‘What? For what?’ She said, ‘Jungle Fever.’ I said, ‘They don’t give awards for supporting actors in Cannes.’ She’s like, ‘They made one up for you.’ Get the fuck outta here! “And as a result, these people in Hollywood want to see you for this ‘White Sands’ movie.”

Jackson said, “So I got ‘White Sands’ instead of ‘Malcolm X’ and we (Spike and I) had a fight.”

‘White Sands’ was released in 1992 and co-starred Mickey Rourke and Willem Dafoe. “Malcolm X,” released the same year, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Washington and Best Costume Designer for Ruth E. Carter.

Jackson credited Lee’s “Jungle Fever” with launching his Hollywood career.

“‘Jungle Fever’ it brought me to Hollywood. Most black people in America at that time, at some economic level, had a Gator (character) in their family,” Jackson said, recalling that he had recently left rehab before taking on the role of a drug addict. clean, but I was still detoxing. I had done my 28 days. When I got to set, I really didn’t need makeup. The first day I was on set, I was going to craft service, and the Fruits of Islam standing guard on the set they were trying to kick me out because they thought I was a neighborhood junkie.

Lee and Jackson later mended their relationship in part thanks to a shared love of Park Chan-Wook’s “Oldboy,” which Lee remade in 2013 and in which Jackson starred.

“(Our) wives interacted often and we all ended up going to dinner together,” Jackson told Playboy at the time. “Our relationship healed during those dinners and conversations. She told me at dinner that she was going to remake ‘Oldboy,’ and I was like, ‘Can I be in this?’”

Jackson said working with Lee again “was like we never stopped. He is very efficient, he knows what he wants and he doesn’t artistically get in my way: whatever I come with, I go with me and it’s fantastic.