John Travolta was nominated for an Academy Award for his role of Vinnie Vega in Pulp Fiction. Samuel Jackson played his partner, Jules Winnfield. To me, Jackson was the better actor in this movie and should have gotten the nomination.
This classic hit scene involves Jules (Jackson) and Vinnie (Travolta) confronting Brett (Frank Whaley) who has ripped off Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), they have come to collect and eliminate Brett and his colleagues.
It is this scene, in my opinion, that should have given Jackson the Academy Award nomination. The diner scene also added to his stature as an excellent actor.
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.
Watch carefully as they shoot Brett. Jules and Vinnie ar estanding across from each other, one mis-fire and the other is a goner.
Pulp Fiction Haiku – Jules quotes the bible / That is a tasty burger / Execution looms