“It’s my duty to please that booty.”
“You will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
“I’ve had it with these motherfuckin’ snakes on this motherfuckin plane!”
Each of those movie lines was elevated immeasurably by the indelible performances of the one and only Samuel L. Jackson.
“The thing about Sam Jackson is that he can make anything his own,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert told the Hateful Eight actor on Monday night’s show, presenting his guest with a list of classic film catchphrases and challenging him to put his own spin on them. If Jackson agreed, Colbert predicted they would become associated with him from here on out.
Jackson practically blushed at the compliment before gamely accepting the challenge.
He stared directly into the camera and delivered lines like “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” and “You shall not pass!” imbuing them with entirely new meaning and demonstrating what made him the highest-grossing actor of all time (before Harrison Ford stole that honor away last year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Later in the interview, Colbert had Jackson read an outgoing voicemail message vague enough for anyone to download and use themselves.