Chapter 8 of 21 from Samuel L. Jackson

Student Session: Make It Your Own

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One of the student actors puts a unique spin on Jules, showing that there are many “right” ways to create characters.

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OK. Action. Dammit, what's in it? Let him go! Let him go! Say, bitch be cool. Say, bitch be cool! I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'll kill you dead! Start over- wait! You're not only talking to him, you're talking to her. Louder. You're a little bitty, you know. Say, bitch be cool. Say, bitch be cool! Yep. Action. Goddammit, what's in it? Let him go! Say, bitch be cool. Say, bitch be cool! I'll kill you! Say, it's OK. Promise her it's OK. Say, it's OK. It's OK. It's chill. Say, chill! Just chill out, honey. What's her name? Yolanda. Yolanda, baby. You OK? You're not going to do anything stupid, right? You're not going to do anything stupid. Let him go! OK. I'm going to let him go. But let's just be cool, OK? We're going to be cool, the three of us. We're going to be like three Fonzies. All right? What's Fonzie like, Yolanda? Yolanda, what's Fonzie like? He's cool? That's right, correcto-fucking-moondo. And that's going to be us. We're going to be cool. OK. Ringo? I'm going to count to three, you're going to let go of your gun. You're going to sit your ass down, you're going to put your palms on the desk. OK? When you do it, you're go to do it fucking cool. Ready? One, two, three. That's right. Let him go! Yolanda! I thought we were going to be fucking cool, but you yell at me and I get nervous. And when I get nervous, I get scared. And when I get fucking scared, that's when motherfuckers fucking die. Just know if you hurt him, you die. That seems like the situation. Yes it does. Line? I don't want that. No, I don't want that. You don't want that. Ringo over here definitely don't want that. So let's see what we're going to do. Here's the situation-- the situation is normally both your asses would be dead as motherfucking fried chicken. But you got me at sort of a transitional period, and I don't want to kill you. I want to help you. The thing is, I can't in this case, because it doesn't belong to me. And I have been through so much shit this morning on account of this motherfucking case to just hand it over to your asses. What the fuck is going on here? Vincent, just calm the fuck down. I got it. Just hang back. We're good. Yolanda, baby? Yolanda, tell-- we're fine. We're still cool. We're just talking. Tell her we're fine. Tell her to be cool. It's cool, honey. We're still cool. We're still cool. That's right. The hell's going on here, Jules? Just chill fuck out, Vincent. Nothing I can't handle. Just hang back, don't do anything until absolutely fucking necessary. You got it? Yolanda, baby, how we doing? How we doing, baby? I've got to pee. I want to go h...

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As a kid, Samuel L. Jackson stuttered so badly that he stopped talking for almost a year. Today he’s one of the world’s most successful actors, with roles in over 100 films, including Pulp Fiction and The Avengers. For the first time, the Oscar nominated star teaches how he creates memorable characters, powerful performances, and a long-lasting career. Learn to master auditions, analyze scripts, and find the truth in every role you play.

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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting