A long profile of Samuel L. Jackson in the April 26 New York Times Magazine contains this tidbit about Jackson’s work on The Sunset Limited:
When Jackson was making a filmed version of the play “The Sunset Limited,” with Tommy Lee Jones, the play’s author, Cormac McCarthy, complained about his line readings. Jackson said: “It sounds better my way. I’m not trying to make this [expletive] worse!”
The Sunset Limited, starring Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, is available on DVD and Blu-Ray via the links below.
And yes, I’ve also included a link to the book.