What makes Samuel L. Jackson so cool? Besides every single thing about him? Seriously, have you ever met somebody who said, "I'm not a fan of Samuel L.!" We haven't either. So in honor of his 65th birthday -- with no retirement in sight -- here are 10 reasons that Samuel L. Jackson is the baddest dude around. (Also, enjoy the hats!)
10. Long before he was famous, he was involved with the Civil Rights Movement
At a young age, Samuel was already showing his grit: He was expelled from Morehouse College in 1969 for taking part in protests: The historically black college didn't have a single black member on its board of trustees. Morehouse eventually changed its policies, and he returned two years later to graduate with a degree in drama.