Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” fans will get a kick out of this recent video of Samuel L. Jackson at the popular British talk show hosted by Graham Norton, bringing back the infamous speech from the cult favourite film.
The actor was on Graham Norton’s talk show, along with Keira Knightley, to promote a cancer prevention campaign titled “One For The Boys”.
Later during the show, Graham asked Jackson if he would be willing to recite his Pulp Fiction speech, which is from Ezekiel 25:17, from memory.
Luckily for us, he obliged and began reciting the monologue from memory like it was no big deal.
The speech, still as iconic as ever, is one of film fans’ favourite parts of “Pulp Fiction”, where Sam Jackson played Jules Winnfield, a mob hitman who partnered up with John Travolta’s Vince Vega as they hunted their boss’ wrongdoers. Jules often recited the Biblical chapter Ezekiel 25:17 to his victims before he killed them.
The speech itself reads, “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”
Samuel L. Jackson was most recently seen as Nick Fury in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.