This week, actor and uber-badass Samuel L. Jackson made headlines for his cover of Taylor Swift’s catchy pop hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Let’s celebrate that beautiful pairing with a look at some of Jackson’s best viral videos.
Jackson joined the hosts of London’s 95.8 FM radio to record an amazing cover version of Taylor Swift’s sad white girl pop hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” To be fair, Jackson is less “singing” than he is “speaking dramatically over music,” but it’s still hilarious to hear America’s number one badass whine about boys. Of course, Jackson’s version adds a few more of his trademark curse words as well.
Surprisingly, this wasn’t the first time that Jackson covered a catchy pop hit by a female artist. Last summer, in a commercial for the BET Awards (hosted by Jackson), the “Pulp Fiction” star donned a pink wig and belted out a few lines of Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap.” It might just be the most hilarious and terrifying 22 seconds of your life.
But Jackson’s finest viral video was his audiobook recording of the fake children’s book “Go the F*ck to Sleep.” The Youtube video racked up 2 million views, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a great play of Jackson’s badass persona, but it’s also a legitimately enjoyable book.
Playing off his “Go the F*ck to Sleep” fame, Jackson also produced a parody ad “Wake the F*ck Up” as a campaign video for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. It’s not as genuinely hilarious as the original, but still worth a watch.
And while we’re at it, why not check out some of the movie lines that made Jackson famous in this “Best of Samuel L. Jackson” video below. Movies include “Pulp Fiction,” “Soul Men,” and “Snakes on a Plane.”
And just as a bonus Taylor Swift video, enjoy this great “Breaking Bad” themed parody, “We Are Never Ever Gonna Cook Together.”
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.