Samuel L. Jackson has been such an outstanding and ever-present part of the film industry that many of us have seen him in the limelight for as long as we've been alive.
Granted, the most intense and gritty work that made him famous wasn't really something we'd be allowed to watch as children, but the confidence he's always exuded and his iconic voice have made him stand out for all ages.
So considering how much he's proven himself over the years and how many beloved movies he's helped bring to life, it might come as a surprise to some that none of his performances have ever won him an Oscar.
But while one incident from this year's Oscars telecast now seems to be overshadowing the event itself, that night also gave Jackson a moment that was 50 years in the making. And it was one he got to share with one of his oldest friends.