Many fans know Samuel L. Jackson through his performances in films like “Deep Blue Sea” and “Pulp Fiction.” But can you really understand a man just from his movie roles? In a word, no. To learn what an artist is truly about, you have to study his commercial work. Look at all the insights we picked up from this American treasure simply by studying his Samuel Jackson Beer ad.
NO, HE CAN’T STOP YELLING
As he screams at the businessman enjoying a pint of his beer, no, he can’t keep it down, and no, he won’t keep it down. Apparently, his characters’ tendency to shout all the time isn’t an artistic choice at all — his voice just sounds like that. But don’t cry for Samuel L.’s modulation troubles. After all, it’s only helped his career.
HE RECITES HIS CATCHPHRASES IN REAL LIFE
Judging by how readily he recalls old catchphrases and film synopses, Samuel L. Jackson simply doesn’t acknowledge the distinction between the world of his movies and real life. He even ends the ad by hollering, “Yes, they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in hell,” a line from “A Time to Kill.” We’re not sure how that’s beer-related, though it’s possible he’s talking about the peanuts he unleashes his wrath upon immediately after.
HE LOOKS GREAT IN A TRICORN HAT
Now, this one might just be our opinion, but he can really pull that sucker off! And that’s no mean feat: It’s nearly impossible to wear that thing without looking like a tour guide. Yes, it’s yet another testament to Samuel L. Jackson’s talents, which stretch beyond the silver screen and into the brewery.