“Mr Brando wants you to call him”: Samuel L. Jackson Got Hilariously Duped By Godfather Star Marlon Brando After Fanboying Over Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson Got Hilariously Duped By Godfather Star Marlon Brando After Fanboying Over Pulp Fiction
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Samuel L. Jackson has starred in multiple movies, played a lot of amazing characters, and is now one of the most popular actors of all time. However, it was his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction that helped propel him as one of the most prolific actors in the world. Not only did the movie earn him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but it also helped garner him a huge fan following.

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Samuel L. Jackson

Among his many fans, there was one that Jackson was absolutely stunned to meet. And that was no one else but the Hollywood legend Marlon Brando, who also got a kick out of pranking the Avengers star later on.

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Samuel L. Jackson Was Pranked By Godfather Star Marlon Brando

Samuel L. Jackson In A Still From Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson In A Still From Pulp Fiction

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Samuel L. Jackson has been a part of more than 150 movies and series, playing widely acclaimed roles. His exceptional performances have made him quite famous, garnering his fans from all over the world. However, his first breakthrough role, aka in the acclaimed Pulp Fiction earned him a fan that he could hardly ever forget.

It was two days before 9/11 and Jackson was in New York, backstage at a Michael Jackson concert. And suddenly somebody came up to him from the back, reciting the famous Ezekiel 25:17 speech (via The Hollywood Reporter).

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“Somebody comes up behind me and starts doing the Ezekiel speech [from Pulp Fiction]. People do that to me all the time. ‘Arrgh, Ezekiel, da da  da.’ And I turn around, and it’s Marlon Brando. I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’ We end up having this conversation.”

And Jackson, much like anybody else, was awestruck to have Brando recite his famous speech. The two later ended up talking and even exchanged numbers. But their interaction didn’t end there, for Brando ended up pranking Jackson before he could realize what was going on.

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How Marlon Brando Deceived Samuel L. Jackson

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

Samuel L. Jackson is not the person one would want to deceive or prank, but if it is somebody like Marlon Brando on the other end of the line, then even Jackson enjoys a good laugh. Right after exchanging their numbers at the Michael Jackson concert, the Avengers star would often contact Brando (via The Guardian).

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“He gave me his phone number and I gave him mine. From time to time I’d get a message saying Mr Brando wants you to call him, and every time I called it would say it was a Chinese restaurant.”

At first, Jackson thought he was just being pranked by the Hollywood veteran, but upon asking for Mr. Brando, the Godfather star would come up and the two would end up chatting for hours. It wasn’t until later that Jackson realized that it was just Brando’s brilliant way of filtering calls.

Pulp Fiction can be rented on Amazon Video.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian

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