Samuel: (about being the lead in the remake of Shaft) I enjoyed it. It's pretty much the first time I've [played] a straightforward action hero. It's fun to be the guy that walks down the street in the middle of a hail of bullets and [not get hit]. That's how I felt about watching Richard: he was a hero and I'd never seen myself as that guy. Hopefully, 30 years later, somebody in the theater will feel good about the fact that we have a pure black hero. He looks good, he talks tough, and he kind of gets the girl.