One of the most critically acclaimed actors of all time.
Before he was one of the highest paid actors of all time, appearing in movies such as Jungle Fever and Do the Right Thing, Star Wars and The Avengers, Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington D.C. in 1948, and spent the majority of his childhood raised by his grandmother in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He idolized film-making and movies since he was a child, going to the movie theater near where he lived quite often.
Due to being bullied so much in school, after almost a year of not speaking at all, he developed debilitating stutter, which still has an effect on his speech to this day. Interestingly, during an interview with Howard Stern, Jackson explained that his famous use of curse words actually help him control his speech impediment.
Early in his career, Jackson moved to New York to pursue his career in acting (after a 2 year stint of social working in Los Angeles right out of college), and earned several off-Broadway gigs before finally reaching his “break out” role in Pulp Fiction in 1994, directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Let’s take a look back at some of the most legendary Samuel L. Jackson quotes and some of his most famous movie lines throughout his long and glorious career.
1. Samuel L. Jackson proves that he still knows the famous Pulp Fiction speech surprisingly often.
People like the Ezekiel speech. I have to say that speech about three times a week to people, just to prove that I still know it.” — Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction
2. You know you want to say this every time someone talks during a test.
“Oh, I’m sorry, did I break your concentration?” — Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction
3. Money can buy happiness.
“Those who say that money can’t buy happiness, never had any.” — Samuel L. Jackson
4. Eyes wide open.
“Look, do you wanna play blind man? Go walk with the shepherd. But me, my eyes are wide f****** open.” — Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction
5. People want to be entertained.
“Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed.” — Samuel L. Jackson
6. The path of the righteous man.
“There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on …Continue Reading