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Pulp Fiction is a 1994 gangser drama film directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, and Christopher Walken.

Considered for rolesEdit

Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta

  • Daniel Day-Lewis: He wanted the role, but was turned down.
  • Michael Madsen: The role was written for him, as he played Vincent's brother Vic in Reservoir Dogs. Due to scheduling conflicts, he couldn't play the role,

Jules Winnfield, played by Samuel L. Jackson

  • Paul Calderon: He almost got the role until Jackson auditioned a second time. Calderon ended up with a small role as Paul.

Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman

Considered:
  • Rosanna Arquette
  • Joan Cusack
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Holly Hunter
  • Brigette Nielsen
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Meg Ryan
  • Meg Tilly
  • Alfre Woodward

Butch, played by Bruce Willis

Considered:
  • Matt Dillon
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Slyvester Stallone

Jody, played by Rosanna Arquette

  • Pam Grier: She auditioned for the role, but Tarantino couldn't envision her getting pushed around the way her character does.

Zed, played by

  • Christopher Jones: Tarantino originally wanted him for the role.

Fabienne, played by

  • Irene Jacob: Though the role was written with her in mind, she turned it down to star in Three Colours: Red.

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