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My Top 10 Greatest Quentin Tarantino Characters

10. Bill, Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

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A murdering bastard with a broken heart that give probably one of the most awesome monologue in history. I specifically like this character because he has many layers, not just a murdering brutal killer. 

9. Shoshanna Dreyfus, Inglourious Basterds (2009)

In the pool of bad-ass women in Quentin’s movies, Shoshanna definitely is one of them with her strong character having survived a massacre that included her family’s murderer in front of her eyes and also she ended the third Reich (no biggie), yet a side of vulnerability and a good heart. 

8. Jackie Brown, Jackie Brown (1997)

Ballsey and gettin’ into trouble with a dirty mouth & a gun at the ready making her also one of the bad-ass woman in the pool. Willing to screw over everyone & anyone to ensure her own happily ever after.

7. Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction (1994)

The Vega brother. A man who kills people but when it comes to jabbing an adrenaline shot into his boss’s wife’s chest cause she’s O.Ding … he’s a wuss. Smooth, cautious and well, a bit of a klutz to “accidentally” pull the trigger and blow someone’s brains out in the middle of broad daylight in the car on a highway… 

6. Mr. Blonde/ Vic Vega, Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The other Vega.The most ruthless Quentin villain so far in my opinion. One hell of a sinister man that made ear-slicing really enjoyable. (I say that in the most non-psycho way… *clears throat*) moving on…

5. Dr. King Schultz,, Django Unchained (2012)

A dentist/ bounty hunter. It doesn’t get better than that. A German civil rights advocate that helped poor Django on his journey to rescue his beloved . The man raised the bar of being bad-ass to a whole new level. also having an “exceptional beard” and a few tricks up his sleeve (if ya know what I mean ;)) 

4. Django Freeman, Django Unchained (2012)

Courage & fearlessness doesn’t even begin to describe this character. With all the burden of being a slave having to be forced to be separated from his wife and going through hell & beyond to find & rescue her becoming the “fastest gun in the south”.

3. Col. Hans Landa, Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Wow. Just wow. Of course I’m only basing this list on the characters not the portrayal of the actors, but Christoph Waltz’s portrayal is far too epic not to mention it which was the sole reason why this character has climbed it’s way to being one of the very best of Quentin’s. Hans Landa a vicious, merciless colonel in the SS who his lack of morals leads him to topple Germany to save his own ass. Also, his pipe is bigger than yours.Wait… no, I mean pipe as in the actual fuckin’ pipe that you smoke…. oii.

2. Beatrix Kiddo/ The Bride, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Kick-ass, bad-ass, strong. None of these even come close to describing a woman that’s not just one of the best female characters in Quentin movies but of all time. Pop culture’s deadliest woman that has no super powers, advanced technology or any of that. Just the thirst for vengeance and one hell of a Hattori Hanzo sword.

FINALLY, the BEST Tarantino character is…

Drum roll please.

1. Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction (1994)

 Jules puts the E, P, I & C in EPIC!! And without a doubt I must mention Sam Jackson’s  portrayal that made every letter to come out of Jules’ mouth an un-forgettable quote, and if it was played by ANYONE else, Beatrix Kiddo would be topping my list, which to be honest I wanna give em’ both the #1 spot, but Sammy’s portrayal just didn’t allow me to. A bible-reciting, burger-loving hitman that, if it’s even possible, made the legacy of  'Pulp Fiction’ even COOLER. He is by far & hands down, a gem of Tarantino & cinema history.