Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'
Samuel Jackson joined Graham Norton on Friday (13th June) to discuss his charity work in the UK. Much to Norton and the audience's delight Jackson recited his famous speech from 'Pulp Fiction'.
Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.
Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer.
He described the differences between men and women when it came to health issues and recounted a discussion he had with Davis. Jackson said "She [Davis] discovered, and I discovered too, that we had all these guy friends who had symptoms they never or barely ever talked about. She asked me if I ever talked to my friends about bumps or lumps, because women discuss that stuff amongst themselves all the time. And I said no, with guys, you just get hurt and you deal with it."
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction at Cannes.
The cast of Pulp Fiction recently reunited at the Cannes Film Festival in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its premiere. Director and writer Quentin Tarantino took to the red carpet to perform the infamous Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest which saw Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance to Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell'. Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic has the most memorable lines including a discussion about burgers with Travolta and, of course, his famous Ezekiel speech!
In case you want to memorise the speech yourself, here it is:
"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 Jackson joined Graham Norton and Keira Knightley on the show.