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Note: This post was previously published on July 4, 2012.
“Independence Day” President Thomas J. Whitmore, played by the great Bill Pullman, gives what could be the greatest speech in history of not only motion pictures, but of all mankind. So since today is the actual day that gave this glorious Will Smith vehicle its title, let’s pay tribute to this pivotal scene of Alien-smashing patriotism.
First, let’s check out the real deal!
Got chills? Time to get chillsier!
This awesome best man recites the famous speech in its entirety at his pal’s wedding!
This one…well…I don’t know…whatever.
This guy eats a big burger. God bless America!
Here’s a great clip from Funny or Die that features stand up comic Sean Kleier reciting the speech pretty much everywhere.
And to wrap it up, let’s see Pullman spoof himself at an Alamo Drafthouse screening of ID4.
’Til tomorrow, gang!