In 1995, Die Hard with a Vengeance blasted its way into cinemas. The movie – the third entry in the Die Hard movie series – saw Bruce Willis return to the role of John McClane for an action-thriller from director, John McTiernan.
In Die Hard with a Vengeance, McClane teams up with a retailer and electrician called Zeus Carver, to stop a series of bombs being detonated across New York City. In the movie, Carver is played by Samuel L. Jackson, who proved to be a great foil for Willis, and quickly became a fan-favourite character.
So, if Samuel L. Jackson was popular with fans, how many Die Hard movies did Samuel L. Jackson appear in? For all the details and more, read on.
The number of Die Hard movies starring Samuel L. Jackson
Despite the popularity of the actor, and his character, Zeus Carver, to date, Samuel L. Jackson has only appeared in one Die Hard movie:
- Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
The character showed up in this one entry, before disappearing from the franchise altogether.
Why is Samuel L. Jackson only in one Die Hard movie?
The Die Hard movies have a tradition of losing actors and characters with each new entry. The first two movies in the series – Die Hard and Die Hard 2 – contain a number of the same actors, but starting with Die Hard with a Vengeance, the film series become somewhat of a revolving door of characters.
Zeus Carver was included in Die Hard with a Vengeance as a one-time only partner, with his story fitting into the narrative of the film. Moving beyond Die Hard with a Vengeance, the series placed its focus more on the relationship between John McClane and his children, Lucy Gennero-McClane and John ‘Jack’ McClane Jr.
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