“The secret to our success? Well, I guess we still love each other,” the 70-year-old exclusively told Us Weekly at the New York City premiere of his new film, Shaft, on Monday, June 10.Samuel L. Jackson standing in front of a building: 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 the release of the his newest film, "Shaft," on June 14, here are 15 reasons that Samuel L. Jackson is the baddest dude around, starting with his commitment to social justice. Long before Samuel was famous, he was involved with the Civil Rights Movement. 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. Keep reading for more!And though four decades seem like eons for celebrity romances, the Oscar-nominated actor explained that relationships in Hollywood are little different from relationships elsewhere. “[Couples are] always breaking up in neighborhoods all over the world,” he said.

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Samuel L. Jackson, left, and LaTanya Richardson speak at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

©Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Samuel L. Jackson, left, and LaTanya Richardson speak at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

“Our job is just a job, you go to work, we go to work,” Jackson added. “If I’m at home working, I love coming home and sleeping in my bed. I was working a lot of other different places, but she comes to visit. You know, we both come from the theater. She’s on Broadway right now doing To Kill a Mockingbird, I’m out in the world doing movies. We understand the bond we have, the commonality of experiences, the commonality of joy of the theater and of our lives and of our daughter’s life, so it’s easy for us to stay connected.”  

After Jackson and Richardson, 69, married in 1980 and welcomed daughter Zoe in 1982, Richardson started racking up screen credits of her own. The actress has appeared in the films Fried Green Tomatoes and Sleepless in Seattle and the TV shows Blue Bloods and Grey’s Anatomy. She plays Calpurnia In the current Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, and she previously received a Tony nomination for her work in the 2013 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.