In 1994, director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino presented the audience with one of the greatest neo-noir films of our time: “Pulp Fiction”. The film followed the success of Tarantino’s previous detective film, “Reservoir Dogs” and offered audiences some of the most cited performances in movie history. The film follows the crime in Los Angeles and focuses on the tales of three main characters: hitman Vincent Vega (played by John Travolta) in the first part, aging boxer Butch Coolidge (played by Bruce Willis) in the second. party and Vega’s criminal partner. Jules Winnfield (played by Samuel L Jackson) in Part Three. Initially, Tarantino had chosen actor Michael Madsen for the role of Vega, who had previously played Vic Vega in “Reservoir Dogs”. However, Madsen turned down the role to appear in “Wyatt Earp” and John Travolta ultimately landed the role, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Although she played a supporting role in the film, “Pulp Fiction” heavily promoted Uma Thurman’s character, Mia Wallace, in publicity materials. Tarantino wanted Thurman for the role after they first met and over twenty-five years later, she’s still the face of the film. After her role in “Pulp Fiction”, Thurman became a muse of Tarantino, appearing in “Kill Bill: Volume 1” in 2003 and “Kill Bill: Volume 2” in 2004.
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