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You wouldn't call your friends the way he's called,
Yet you envy him in his lab.
He maybe had many various jobs,
But purple isn't a good sign for him.
he's the shepherd of us all, from weaks to heroes,
Even if he is just a detestable servant.

Who is the amazing human being in that riddle?

Hint

I'm looking for an actor!

Hint:

he's a good friend of Quentin

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the fact that you wrote "beeing" rather than "being" deliberate? $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 27 '16 at 10:01
  • $\begingroup$ Ditto for "sheperd" versus "shepherd", though that one seems more likely just a typo. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 27 '16 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ No, i'm just not so good in english, thanks for pointing it out $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer May 27 '16 at 10:23
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This amazing human being is...

Samuel L. Jackson

You wouldn't call your friends the way he's called,

This might have something to do with the fact that he's nearly always referenced with his full name including a middle initial, while you would typically not spend so much time with your friends' names.

Yet you envy him in his lab.

Possibly a reference to his part in Deep Blue Sea, which takes place in a sea lab, or as chief engineer in the Jurassic Park computer lab.

He maybe had many various jobs,

This guy is a seriously prolific actor and has played just about every part under the sun.

But purple isn't a good sign for him.

Not sure about it not being a good sign, but his favorite color is purple and often requests props of this color. Of particular note is Mace Windu of Star Wars, who wields a purple lightsaber.

he's the shepherd of us all, from weaks to heroes,

Shepherd refers to the infamous monologue from Pulp Fiction where he quotes Ezekiel 25:17 and ends with, "I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd." From weak[ling]s to heroes possibly refers to his part in Unbreakable where he plays the fragile villain Mr. Glass opposite Bruce Willis's hero character.

Even if he is just a detestable servant.

Likely a reference to his character in Django Unchained.

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  • $\begingroup$ you got some a bit off but the general is here. Nice one $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer May 31 '16 at 6:48
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A Minion (specifically from dispicable me so that I can make sense of line 4)

You wouldn't call your friends the way he's called,

Most people wouldn't call friends a minion. I personally have but meh.

Yet you envy him in his lab.

Minions work in an evil villain's laboratory.

He maybe had many various jobs,

A minion can be called upon to do a great many things.

But purple isn't a good sign for him.

Purple minions are crazy and dangerous.

he's the shepherd of us all, from weaks to heroes,

I'm not sure about this one but maybe i should have watched the minion movie or something?

Even if he is just a detestable servant.

A minion!

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  • $\begingroup$ Hey, not bad but not what I had in mind :) the guy i'm looking for exists for real ! $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer May 27 '16 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ And you're calling him detestable? A bit harsh maybe? :) $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 27 '16 at 18:07
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Dick Van Dyke

You wouldn't call your friends the way he's called,

Two of his names are slurs.

Yet you envy him in his lab.

Stared in Diagnosis Murder.

He maybe had many various jobs,

His characters have had multiple jobs (but which actor hasn't?)

But purple isn't a good sign for him.

In an episode of the Dick Van Dyke show, called "Pink Pills and Purple Parents" things go very wrong for Dick's character

He's the shepherd of us all, from weaks to heroes,

He plays "Max Sheppard" in Found Money (TV Movie)

Even if he is just a detestable servant.

Dick Van Dyke plays an eccentric philanthropist's thieving servant in Fitzwilly

I haven't seen any of the specific shows/movies above by the way, and I would point out that this question could be a little too broad given that I was able to IMDB the first actor with a slur in his name that popped into my head and find something to fit each line. I expect that this could be true of a lot of famous actors and there could well be a better fit. Also, personally I would have called out (or at least insinuated) that the answer was an actor in the title or body of the riddle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Another good try but that's not it ! i'm adding some hints $\endgroup$ – RiddlerNewComer May 30 '16 at 11:44

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