Samuel L. Jackson still knows the Pulp Fiction Ezekiel 25:17 speech

Actor recited the Bible passage word-for-word on chat show

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 19 June 2014 09:32
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Jackson's character used the speech to intimidate in Pulp Fiction
Jackson's character used the speech to intimidate in Pulp Fiction

When you read as many scripts as Samuel L Jackson does (Avengers: Age of Ultron will be his 117th film) you could be forgiven for not being able to remember exerts from those that came much earlier in your career, but during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show the actor showed that his infamous Pulp Fiction speech is very much lodged in his memory.

Jackson recited the Bible passage from the Quentin Tarantino film word-for-word on the chat show, perhaps not with the exact same intonation as in the original, but with plenty of menace all the same.

His perfect recitation shows just what an iconic film moment it was – I doubt Jackson could tell you a single line from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and he only made that a year ago.

The actor was joined on the sofa by Keira Knightley, was who suitably impressed by the speech.

Ezekiel 25:17 (according to Jules):

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 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 would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

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