bill-swift - August 22, 2014
The greatest inspirational speech ever written is the St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by Willy Shakes. If you want to get pumped up to kill some Frenchies, look no further. The second greatest inspirational speech of all time is Bill Pullman's inspiring words before the final assault on the alien spaceship in Independence Day. This is not up for discussion. It is without a doubt a case. I've never fought off a horde of alien invaders and that speech gets me pumped up every time. If I have one quibble with it it's that Bill Pullman is not the greatest actor. I mean, he's OK but there are better actors. Namely, sir Gilbert Gottfried. In fact, I'm of the opinion that everything is made better with a little Gottfried.
Here he is dubbing the speech from Independence Day over Pullman. It made my day.