Samuel L Jackson fell out with director Alan Parker in an audition for MISSISSIPPI BURNING when the Brit suggested the Tennessee-raised actor wasn't southern enough.

The PULP FICTION star felt sure he'd nail the role when he found out the character he was auditioning for was a southerner just like him.

He recalls, "The character was essentially southern; I grew up in Tennessee, so I go in, I do the audition and the director said, 'You know, you really don't sound southern.'

"I said, 'You're British, how the hell would you know?'"

01/06/2005 03:03