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'The Colbert Report': Samuel L. Jackson Defines His Race As 'Movie Star' (VIDEO)

12/13/2011 05:09 am ET | Updated Feb 11, 2012

In their first meeting, Samuel L. Jackson was fascinated by Stephen Colbert's insistence that he simply does not see color. On "The Colbert Report" (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), Colbert kept asking him if he was a black man, before ultimately deciding that he could respect it if Jackson didn't want to tell him.

"I'm not black, white or anything. I'm a--" After a moment's thought, Jackson finished his thought. "Movie star."

Colbert had earlier said that he doesn't define by race because he doesn't want the convenience of an ethnically based superiority complex. But "movie star" is a group he wouldn't mind belonging to.

"I try and act like it's not a big deal," Jackson smiled. "But it's a pretty big f****** deal!"

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