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SAMUEL L. JACKSON AS "THE OCTOPUS" IN THE SPIRIT (2008) Created by writer-artist Will Eisner in 1940, The Spirit is a comic book superhero whose arch nemesis, The Octopus, first appeared on the pages in '46. In the original comics, readers could always identify The Octopus by his distinctive gloves because of his mastery in disguises. In Lionsgate's 2008 release The Spirit, Jackson took on the role of the traditionally White bag guy, generating $39 million in domestic and foreign markets.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON AS “THE OCTOPUS” IN THE SPIRIT (2008) Created by writer-artist Will Eisner…