When it comes to Samuel L. Jackson’s favourite line from Quentin Tarantino’s postmodern cult classic, Pulp Fiction, it may not be the one you might immediately think of.
Written by Tarantino and Roger Avary, Pulp Fiction stands out for its rawness and unique narrative structure. Tarantino incorporated multiple interconnected storylines, non-linear chronology, and unexpected plot twists. This fragmented structure is one of the several reasons why the film is considered a true cinematic gem.
The film starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, among others, also had some of the coolest dialogues.
However, when asked about his favourite line from Pulp Fiction in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he surprisingly doesn’t quote his more memorable lines from the film. He does reveal a bunch of tidbits from his life though. Like his fondness for villains over the heroes, Lee Marvin (the most legendary screen baddie according to him), and his favourite Avenger, Black Widow (after Nick Fury, of course).
He also reminisced about his first car, a 1962 Triumph Spitfire, and shared his go-to movie theatre snack, butter popcorn accompanied by a refreshing white cherry slushy.
He paused a bit before sharing his favourite line from Pulp Fiction: “They speak English in What?”
This dialogue between Jules and Brett (Frank Whaley) is from the shootout scene that also has Jackson’s iconic Bible monologue, and the funnily tense exchange goes like this:
Jules – “What does Marsellus Wallace look like?”
Brett – “What?”
Jules – “What country you from?”
Brett – “What?”
Jules – “What ain’t no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?”
Pulp Fiction is streaming on Netflix right now, in case you want to catch it again!