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"Pulp Fiction" Six Suprising Facts
January 30, 2013 at 6:23 PM


"Pulp Fiction" resurrected John Travolta's career, made Uma Thurman a star and establishedQuentin Taratino as the most daring director in Hollywood.

Nearly 20 years after the film's release, the three retrace the making of the movie to Vanity Fair. You can check out the full feature here, but we've gleaned six surprising facts from the retrospective:

1. The now infamous Gimp scene was Uma's main hesitation with the film, over the obscenity or drug use. "[Quentin] wasn’t this revered demigod auteur that he has grown into" the actress explained. "And I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it, because I was worried about the Gimp stuff."

2. As for the scenes she was actually in, Uma was most nervous about doing the Twist with John.

3. Every studio passed on the "Pulp Fiction" script, until it fell into the lap of then-Miramax head Harvey Weinstein.


4. Harvey was dead-set against John playing Vincent Vega. Two other actors interested in playing the gangster role? Daniel Day-Lewis and Bruce Willis.

5. Bruce Wills went on to play boxer Butch, but Quentin had promised the role to Matt Dillon. Matt's hesitation over accepting the role led Quentin to give Bruce the part. "Once I got Bruce Willis, Harvey got his big movie star, and we were all good," said the director. "Bruce Willis made us legit."

6. It's hard to imagine anyone other than Samuel L. Jackson playing the Bible-quoting Jules Winnfield, but the role almost went to Puerto Rican American stage actor Paul Calderon. Samuel sealed the deal after a last-ditch audition.


  • BeachMommy07
    January 31, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    LOVED this movie back in the day..

  • jltplk25
    January 31, 2013 at 9:26 AM

     cool. still haven't seen it but dh loves it.

  • MommySally
    February 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM
    It's pretty much a perfect movie, right down to Christopher Walken talking about putting a watch up his ass!

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