Quentin Tarantino is one of the most celebrated film directors of our generation. After gaining a small cult following with Reservoir Dogs, which he made for just $1.8 million in 1992, he hit the big time when Pulp Fiction was released in 1994. With a impressive cast of stars (and a return to Hollywood relevance for John Travolta), Pulp Fiction was nominated for seven different Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Tarantino parlayed that success into a incredible movie career, including directing a total of eight official films, but also writing or guest directing in a number of other projects, most often working with friend and fellow director Robert Rodriguez. Tarantino’s movies are often violent and vulgar, and feature some of the most interesting characters every written. Many of them are also prone to cold-blooded murder, regardless of whether you consider them “good” or “bad.” Here are the 19 deadliest characters from Tarantino flicks.
Warning: this article contains plenty of spoilers, so consider yourself warned if you haven’t actually bothered to watch any of these movies yet.
19. Butch Coolidge – Pulp Fiction
We’re starting with someone who isn’t really a bad guy at all. Butch Coolidge, an over-the-hill pro boxer played by Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction, is mostly just trying to survive through this thing called life. Along the way, he ends up being surprisingly deadly. Early in the film, Coolidge accepts a bribe from organized crime boss Marsellus Wallace to throw a fight. Then things go haywire.
Coolidge double-crosses Wallace and not only wins the fights, but actually accidently kills his opponent in the ring (which he doesn’t realize until a cab driver mentions it as he escapes). Later, after a series of unfortunate events, Butch and Marsellus are being held captive by Maynard and Zed. Butch escapes and slices up Maynard with a Samurai sword, leaving Zed to the mercy of Wallace.
Finally, in a scene that is completely out of chronological order, Butch returns to his house to retrieve his father’s gold watch, a precious and sentimental family heirloom. After the double-cross of Wallace (but before they make peace in the basement of the pawn shop), a hitman is waiting for him. Luckily, he happens to catch Vincent Vega with his pants down (literally) and Butch shoots the assassin dead with his own gun.https://www.polygon.com/2015/3/13/8210453/this-is-the-man-who-keyed-vincent-vegas-car-in-pulp-fiction Via Polygon