Samuel L. Jackson threatened to shoot “Pulp Fiction” producers in savage audition
Samuel L. Jackson won his only Oscar nomination for playing Jules Winnfield in 1994 pulp Fiction. He has an iconic way of playing that commands an audience. Jackson’s experience auditioning for pulp Fiction didn’t go well, as he threatened to shoot the producers while he was in character. However, it instantly won them over and landed him the coveted role.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Pulp Fiction Bible Quote
At Quentin Tarantino’s pulp Fiction rightly won the Oscar for best screenplay, a screenplay written directly for the screen. Many other filmmakers try to emulate his style of writing which makes pulp Fiction so special. However, even Tarantino draws inspiration from various sources in his own life.
by Jackson pulp Fiction The Bible quote continues to impress moviegoers. The dialogue of this particular scene is one of the most iconic sequences in the history of cinema. It’s Ezekiel 25:17, but with Jules’ unique twist, that sells the track:
“The path of the just man is beset on all sides by the inequalities of the egoists and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and goodwill, grazes 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 against you with great vengeance and a furious anger those who try to poison and destroy my brethren. And you will know that my name is the Lord when I take vengeance on you.
Samuel L. Jackson threatened to shoot the producers if they gave another actor the role of Jules Winnfield
Vanity Fair posted an oral history on pulp Fiction, which revealed fascinating behind-the-scenes information. Jackson recalls being “angry, pissed off, tired” while auditioning with fast food. No one was there to greet him and someone involved in the production mistook him for Laurence Fishburne.
“Walk in with a burger in his hand and a drink in the other hand that stinks like fast food,” said co-executive producer Richard Gladstein. “Me and Quentin and Lawrence [Bender] were sitting on the couch, and he walked in and just started sipping that shake and biting that burger and looking at us all.
Gladstein continued, “I was scared of nothing. I thought this guy was going to shoot a gun in my head. His eyes were sticking out of his head. And he just stole the part.
“He was the guy you see in the movie,” producer Lawrence Bender said, then quoting Jackson. “Do you think you’re going to give this part to someone else?” I’m gonna blow you motherfuckers up. ‘”
Jackson played the role so well, they figured out how pulp Fiction was going to end.
Where to watch ‘Pulp Fiction’
Sadly, pulp Fiction is not available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. However, audiences can stream the classic Tarantino movie through Pluto TV and Starz.
pulp Fiction is also available to rent or purchase from digital retailers, such as Amazon, Apple TV, YouTube, and Vudu.
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