Samuel Jackson Breaks Bad For Alzheimer's Research
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most frustrating medical ailments out there, as it threatens to take away a person’s identity, which is as important as any other facet of humanity. So it’s oddly fitting that the above video monologue, made to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research, is about muddled identities, and is delivered by one of the most identifiable people in Hollywood, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson.
It’s hard not to just sit here and geek on out this, as Jackson is performing one of the most iconic scenes in the five season history of AMC’s Breaking Bad, when Walter finally comes out of his feeble shell to his wife and fully takes on the fictional Heisenberg personality when he delivers the line, “I am the one who knocks.” It’s a positively chilling moment, and while the speech Walt delivers loses a lot of its steam when taken out of context, there is no one on Earth more suitable to re-deliver that monologue than Jackson, even if features no uses of the word “motherfucker.”
Jackson is raising money through Prizeo (via TheWrap), and has already surpassed his initial goal, but more money means more cool stuff for donors. He made the below video when the goal was reached, and it features plenty of cursing, so keep the volume down if you’re in public.
I am as much for Jackson as a vigilante as I am for medical research. You can catch him later this year in Oldboy, which will hopefully be a quarter as memorable as the above monologue, and you can gnaw through your fingernails when Breaking Bad returns this summer for its final half-season. Here’s the original scene, just in case you forgot what it looked like.
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