With Oscar wins for both of his performances in Tarantino movies, Christoph Waltz has become Quentin’s golden boy, and could likely work together for many more Tarantino flicks.
What I’m wondering is if Christoph Waltz would have been in Tarantino’s 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction, which part do you think he would have played?
Travolta, if simply because I think tarantino wouldn’t resist having many back and forths between Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.
This is a funny poll to think about. I like it. Even before I saw the names listed, The Wolf was the one that immediately came to mind. Captain Koons is another good one, and Marcellus could also sorta work.
In all of his roles for QT, Christoph Waltz has brought a deadly charm and a cool calm to his characters. He would have been amazing as Wolf for this exact reason. The role requires an intimidating presence (keep in mind Waltz’s has a German/Austrian accent) and a cool demenour – both of which he has.
A small, skinny Austrian playing the role originally played by a bulky, black American? He would have brought something brand new to the character which I like. He would have been more sinister as opposed to Ving Rhames’ more scary portrayal
Its hard to imagine anyone else playing Vincent than John Travolta. However, he would have been a much funnier character. And I will never sleep again with the thought of Christoph Waltz and Uma Thurman doing to twist. It would have single-handedly been the funniest, greatest piece of cinema in history. QT should seriously consider doing a remake of just that scene with Thurman and Waltz.
Oh, playing a veteran is well within Waltz’s range – and he would have been great in that one long monolouge. However, he would have been TOO good, therefore probably giving Tarantino the oppurtunity to come up with a whole new sub-plot, showing Waltz in Vietnam or some other such story. It might have distracted from the rest of the Pulp Fiction storyline, or it could have well been the final push to get the film the Best Picture win it needed (a Vietnam war scene ALWAYS works with the AMPAS, many of which are likely to have either fought in Vietnam or lived through it – look at the average age of the voters)
Great idea for a poll.
With the exception of John Travolta, who I think gives the worst performance of his career in this film (I know, minority opinion), this movie was perfectly cast.
So I’d give Waltz the role of Vincent Vega. Just imagine Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson having a back-and-forth of Quentin Tarantino dialogue. It would give me a cinematic boner.