Quote-off: Samuel L. Jackson vs. Bruce Willis?

2017-11-01 06:00

Having one iconic line in movie is a feather in their cap for any actor and a way for them to almost become immortal through their lines. Clark Gable will live on with ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn’, Marlon Brando’s ‘we’ll make them an offer they can’t refuse’ is still a staple at negotiations.

But what makes the two actors below unique is that almost every role they undertake has a host of memorable and quotable lines, that we had to compare them and see which one’s are the best, Samuel L. Jackson or Bruce Willis:  

Round 1:

“The party’s over” – Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Welcome to the party, pal” – Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard

Verdict: While both deliver their lines with a certain amount of finality but John McClane’s bravado makes Bruce the winner of this round.

Score: Bruce – 1, Samuel – 0

Round 2:

"I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it's a stupid-ass decision, I've elected to ignore it." – Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Avengers


“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs” – Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard


While John’s line in Die Hard has extreme comedic appeal, the sass which Nick Fury delivers that line in Avengers is one for the cards.

Score: Bruce – 1; Samuel – 1

Round 3:

"Where is my super suit?" – Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best/Frozone in The Incredibles


“Negative, I’m a meat popsicle” – Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas in The Fifth Element

Verdict: While Korben Dallas’ line is iconic, that entire Frozone scene is one of the most memorable bit of voice acting in the animation genre.

Score: Bruce – 1; Samuel – 2

Round 4:

"Well, there's this passage I've got memorized — sort of fits the occasion. Ezekiel 25:17? 'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds 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 down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.'" – Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction


“This is the ’90s. You don’t just go around punching people. You have to say something cool first” – Bruce Willis as Joe Hallenbeck, The Last Boy Scout

Verdict: We cannot even entertain any other quote but that excellent one from Pulp Fiction.

Score: Bruce – 2; Samuel – 2

Round 5:

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf*cking snakes on this motherf*cking plane! Everybody strap in. I'm about to open some f*cking windows." – Samuel L. Jackson as Neville Flynn in Snakes on a Plane


“Yippee ki-yay motherfucker” – Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard


Verdict: Both are known throughout their various fandoms as being iconic, almost sacred, lines that been requoted countless times. Even though this is an extremely difficult decision to make, we have to give the award to Samuel L. Jackson’s epic Snakes on a Plane rant.

Final score: Bruce – 2; Samuel – 3

There are plenty more epic lines between Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in their decades long career. Catch them together in Die Hard With a Vengeance on 04 November on Studio UniversalDStv channel 112 at 6pm. For this and other action-packed movies check out the Studio Universal line-up for a blockbuster weekend! #wearemovies #A-ZOfAction 

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