‘Jurassic Park': Samuel L. Jackson Death Was Supposed to Be on Screen, Actor Says

Actor shares reason why his scene didn’t make it into the final cut

Last Updated: January 19, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

Did you know that Samuel L. Jackson’s character “Arnold” in the very first “Jurassic Park” movie was supposed to die on screen?

“I was actually supposed to go to Hawaii, to shoot my death scene,” the “Pulp Fiction” actor said in a recent interview with The AV Club. ” But there was a hurricane that destroyed all the sets,” he added of his role in the 1993 blockbuster movie. “So I didn’t get to go to Hawaii.”

“All you see is the residue of my body, my arm. But yeah, I was supposed to be on set [and do a death scene],” Jackson explained.

It has been nearly 25 years since the original “Jurassic Park” became a huge box office hit. And the impact of its friendly and ferocious dinosaurs is still being felt as 2015’s “Jurassic World” stands as the fourth highest-grossing film of all time — and its sequel, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” looms in anticipation of similar box office might when it comes out in June.

Director Steven Spielberg‘s imagining of Michael Crichton’s bestselling sci-fi novel about genetically replicated reptiles rampaging through a theme park was adapted by David Koepp.

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