Samuel L. Jackson’s voice is appropriate for just about any situation. This was (further) proven by his appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when the legendary actor was asked to recreate famous film catchphrases. Putting his own flavor on lines like “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” from 1939’s Gone With The Wind, and “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” from 1987’s Dirty Dancing, Jackson reminded us off of why his voice is his signature accent.
Further making the audience’s dreams come true, the Hateful Eight star also did a rendition of an outgoing voicemail message that will make you hate yours forever. Colbert–the intelligent man that he is–informed the actor that “everybody’s probably always wanted” Jackson to be their voicemail message. And thankfully, he obliged and read what can only be described as the nicest, meanest, outgoing message ever.
“Hi. You know who you called,” Jackson read. “Leave a message. Maybe he’ll call you back. Then again, maybe he won’t. That’s how life is. Point is, you’ve done what you can. Have a nice day.”