Actors of the Quentin Tarantino movies

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Harvey Keitel
Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around a decade, particularly Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Faded into anonymity in the 1980s even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He reemergered into star status with his role as Mr...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Mr. White - Larry Dimmick
Pulp Fiction: Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfie
Inglourious Basterds: OSS Commander Who Agrees to Deal (voice) (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
Tim Roth
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Simon Timothy Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to "Roth"; Ernie was in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Orange - Freddy Newandyke
Pulp Fiction: Pumpkin / Ringo ” - greger_jens
Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Sin City, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, Thelma & Louise...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Blonde - Vic Vega
Kill Bill Vol. 1: Budd
Kill Bill Vol. 2: Budd ” - greger_jens
Chris Penn
Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, and his mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Nice Guy Eddie Cabot ” - greger_jens
Steve Buscemi
Actor, Fargo
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Pink
Pulp Fiction: Buddy Holly ” - greger_jens
Lawrence Tierney
Legendary Hollywood "tough guy", on screen and off. Remembered as the title character in Dillinger and as the consummately brutal lover of Claire Trevor in Born to Kill. Notorious also for his frequent, well-publicized past involvements in public altercations - like barroom brawls - and other real-life manifestations of rowdiness...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Joe Cabot ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker) ” - greger_jens
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Brown
Pulp Fiction: Jimmie Dimmick
Jackie Brown: Answering Machine Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Kill Bill Vol. 1. Crazy 88 Member (Uncredited)
Death Proof: Warren
Inglourious Basterds: First Scalped Nazi / American Soldier in 'Pride of Nation' (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Holdaway ” - greger_jens
Kirk Baltz
A working actor since the late 1980s, Kirk Baltz is perhaps most famous for playing the part of Marvin Nash, the tortured police officer in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. To prepare for the role, Baltz asked co-star Michael Madsen to drive him around in the trunk of Madsen's car. Baltz has also appeared in films like Dances with Wolves...
“ Reservoir Dogs: Ofcr. Marvin Nash ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: K-Billy DJ (voice) ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Sheriff #1
Pulp Fiction: Sportscaster #2 ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Sheriff #2 ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Sheriff #3 ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Sheriff #4 (as Stevo Poliy)
Kill Bill Vol. 1: Tim (uncredited)
Kill Bill Vol. 2: Tim ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Teddy ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Shot Cop
Pulp Fiction: Sportscaster #1 - Coffee Shop ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Young Cop / Radio Play Background Voice
Pulp Fiction: Long Hair Yuppy Scum
Kill Bill Vol. 2: Hotel Clerk (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Shocked Woman
Pulp Fiction: Shot Woman ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Shot Woman ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Radio Play Background Voice (voice) ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Radio Play Background Voice (voice) ” - greger_jens
Burr Steers
Director, 17 Again
“ Reservoir Dogs: Radio Play Background Voice (voice)
Pulp Fiction: Roger ” - greger_jens
“ Reservoir Dogs: Radio Play Background Voice (voice) ” - greger_jens
Rowland Wafford
Editorial Department, Jackie Brown
“ Reservoir Dogs: Diner Patron (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
“ Pulp Fiction: Vincent Vega ” - greger_jens
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, Unbreakable, Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ Pulp Fiction: Jules Winnfield
Jackie Brown: Ordell Robbie
Kill Bill Vol. 2: Rufus
Inglourious Basterds: Narrator (voice) (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
Amanda Plummer
Actress, Pulp Fiction
The daughter of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer and American actress Tammy Grimes, Amanda Plummer was born in New York City on March 23, 1957. Her breakthrough role came when she starred opposite Robin Williams in The Fisher King. However, Plummer may be best remembered for her work in the Quentin Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction...
“ Pulp Fiction: Honey Bunny / Yolanda ” - greger_jens
Eric Stoltz
Actor, Mask
Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He was born on September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, to Evelyn Vawter, a violinist and schoolteacher, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has German, English, and Scottish ancestry...
“ Pulp Fiction: Lance ” - greger_jens
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Pulp Fiction: Butch Coolidge ” - greger_jens
Ving Rhames
Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied at the Juilliard School of Drama...
“ Pulp Fiction: Marsellus Wallace ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Marvin ” - greger_jens
Maria de Medeiros
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher. Studied at Lycée Français Charles Le Pierre...
“ Pulp Fiction: Fabienne ” - greger_jens
Rosanna Arquette
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Rosanna Arquette has acted extensively in film and television, and has come to be acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope. Arquette was born in New York City, New York. Her parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Richmond Arquette...
“ Pulp Fiction: Jody ” - greger_jens
Peter Greene
Actor, The Mask
Born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1965. He discovered acting in his mid 20s in New York, where he was trained at Lee Strasberg's studio. Then his deep voiced, tall and pale persona showed up on TV and films in 1990. His first leading roles were in Laws of Gravity (1992) and Clean, Shaven (1993), the latter of which got him noticed by Quentin Tarantino...
“ Pulp Fiction: Zed ” - greger_jens
Uma Thurman
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
“ Pulp Fiction: Mia Wallace
Kill Bill Vol. 1: The Bride
Kill Bill Vol. 2: The Bride ” - greger_jens
Duane Whitaker
Duane Whitaker, a native of Lubbock Texas, has spent the last 30 years as one of Hollywood's most entertaining hyphenates. Although others act, write and direct to varying degrees of success, Duane has consistently entertained audiences with his powerful performances, fascinating screenplays and moving films...
“ Pulp Fiction: Maynard ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Paul / English Bob ” - greger_jens
Frank Whaley
Frank Whaley is a critically acclaimed actor/writer/director. He is best known for the films Pulp Fiction and Swimming with Sharks, and has worked with Oliver Stone multiple times. His feature directorial debut, Joe the King, earned him the Waldo Salt Screenwriting prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival...
“ Pulp Fiction: Brett ” - greger_jens
Bronagh Gallagher
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Bronagh Gallagher is an Irish-born singer and actress. Born in 1972 in Northern Ireland, Bronagh became involved in the performing arts, including music and drama during her teenage years. She later joined a local amateur drama group known as the Oakgrove Theatre Company. Bronagh made her screen debut in 1989...
“ Pulp Fiction: Trudi ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Marilyn Monroe ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: James Dean ” - greger_jens
Joseph Pilato
Born in the Italian section of East Boston to a hardworking Italian family (his father was professional trombonist with the Les Brown Orchestra), Pilato admits that his flair for performing was discovered quite by accident, when he became an alter boy. Still, it wasn't until his college years that he took the big step towards honing his love for performance into a craft...
“ Pulp Fiction: Dean Martin ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp fiction: Jerry Lewis ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Esmarelda Villalobos ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Wilson's Trainer ” - greger_jens
Christopher Walken
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
“ Pulp Fiction: Captain Koons ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Dead Floyd Wilson ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: The Gimp ” - greger_jens
Julia Sweeney
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Benevolent, sweet-faced, actress and comedienne Julia Sweeney, who was born in 1959 in Spokane, Washington, is normally identified with one single, highly unappetizing androgynous character. This sniveling, chunky-framed, springy-haired, plaid shirt-wearing, grotesque-looking character named Pat was the basis of many hilarious sketches that toyed with revealing his/her true gender...
“ Pulp Fiction: Raquel ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Waitress
Jackie Brown: Steakhouse Waitress ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Page for Phillip Morris ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Ed Sullivan ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Ricky Nelson ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Mamie van Doren ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Mrs. Coolidge - Butch's Mother ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Young Butch ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Klondike ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Pedestrian / Bonnie Dimmick
Jackie Brown: Cabo Flight Attendant
Kill Bill Vol. 2: 1st Grade Teacher ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Man #4 ” - greger_jens
Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show business...
“ Pulp Fiction: Hit-and-run Witness ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Gawker #1 ” - greger_jens
Emil Sitka
Actor, Crimewave
Orphaned at twelve, Sitka caught the acting bug while living with a priest in Pittsburgh. He road the rails as a hobo for years during the Depression before arriving in Hollywood in 1936. Theatre work, including directing, eventually brought him to the attention of a talent scout, who contracted him to Columbia Studios...
“ Pulp Fiction: Hold Hands You Lovebirds (archive footage) ” - greger_jens
Dick Miller
A native of the Bronx, New York, Richard "Dick" Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director Roger Corman, who cast him in most of his low-budget films, usually playing unlikeable sorts...
“ Pulp Fiction: Monster Joe (scenes deleted) ” - greger_jens
Cie Allman
Cie Scott, Ph.D. is a seasoned television producer who successfully transitioned from the front of the camera to behind the camera. A published author of both text and audio books, Dr. Scott is also the writer of TV commercials, infomercials, episodic and "how to" daytime TV programs, music videos, and thought-provoking short stories...
“ Pulp Fiction: Winston Wolfe's Girlfriend At Party (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Bar Tender (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Lucky Lady (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Jackie Brown: Restaurant Regular (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
“ Pulp Fiction: Woman in Bathroom (uncredited) ” - greger_jens
Pam Grier
Actress, Jackie Brown
Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched her with The Big Doll House...
“ Jackie Brown: Jackie Brown ” - greger_jens
Robert Forster
Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School...
“ Jackie Brown: Max Cherry ” - greger_jens
Bridget Fonda
Actress, Jackie Brown
Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider, but first became interested in acting after appearing in a high school production of "Harvey." At age 18...
“ Jackie Brown: Melanie Ralston ” - greger_jens
Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton is an American actor. He is currently a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. Keaton first rose to fame for his comedic film roles in Night Shift (1982), Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Beetlejuice (1988), and he earned further acclaim for his dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992)...
“ Jackie Brown: Ray Nicolette ” - greger_jens
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Jackie Brown: Louis Gara ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Mark Dargus
Kill Bill Vol. 1: Buck ” - greger_jens
Chris Tucker
At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Louise (Bryant) and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service. After graduating from high school, Tucker made a change to move to Hollywood from Georgia to pursue a career in show business...
“ Jackie Brown: Beaumont Livingston ” - greger_jens
LisaGay Hamilton
Actress, The Practice
Lisa's mother, Tina, is a retired social worker. Her late father, Ira, worked as an engineer and then went into business as a general contractor. A sister, Heidi, is a lawyer. Lisa started acting as a child and played Flip Wilson in a 3rd grade performance. During junior high, she started traveling by train to Manhattan for private acting lessons and acted in summer drama camps...
“ Jackie Brown: Sheronda ” - greger_jens
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
If you ever want a 6' 5", musclebound, broad-shouldered, shaved-head actor to play a terrifying bodyguard, a soldier of fortune or a fearsome gangster, then Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. is the man you want. This African-American basketball player turned actor first popped up in minor roles such as a prison guard in Runaway Train...
“ Jackie Brown: Winston (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.) ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Simone ” - greger_jens
Sid Haig
Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an electrician...
“ Jackie Brown: Judge
Kill Bill Vol. 2: Jay ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Amy - Billingsley Sales Girl ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Cockatoo Bartender (as Ellis E. Williams) ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Billingsley Sales Girl #2 ” - greger_jens
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Performer, writer, producer and director T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh is back on the Hollywood scene. Ten years after 'Tonya Baxter' mysteriously moved to London to study law, the actress who embodied the quirky character, loved by Disney fans worldwide, is acting steadily once again. A performer since childhood...
“ Jackie Brown: Raynelle - Ordell's Junkie Friend (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Anita Lopez ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Cocktail Waitress ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Bartender at Sam's ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Girl at Security Gate ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Tec-9 Sidney - Chicks Who Love Guns (as Christine Lydon M.D.) ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Steyr AUG Cindy - Chicks Who Love Guns ” - greger_jens
Juliet Long
Actress, Jackie Brown
Juliet Lalonne otherwise known for her stage name Juliet Long and Bunny Fontaine, born June 26 1977. She is an American singer-songwriter, electronic music producer, actress, author, director, multi-media performer, and artist. Born in Portland, Oregon, she moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to pursue a career in performance art...
“ Jackie Brown: AK-47 Gloria - Chicks Who Love Guns ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: Baretta 12S Brittany - Chicks Who Love Guns ” - greger_jens
Gillian White
Actress, Jackie Brown
Gillian was born in Los Angeles, CA to parents, Victor and Cheryl Waters. She was raised in Altadena, CA. Her background is of African-American, Blackfoot Indian and Irish descent. An all around student athlete, Gillian was a star basketball player, Homecoming Queen and a honors student in high school...
“ Jackie Brown: Mossberg 500 Tammy Jo - Chicks Who Love Guns (as Gillian Iliana-Waters) ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: The Deputy ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: The Deputy ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: The Sheriff ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: The Sheriff ” - greger_jens
“ Jackie Brown: The Sheriff ” - greger_jens
Denise Crosby
Actress, Pet Sematary
Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California. Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading actress, daughter of entertainer Dennis Crosby, has appeared in film and television since the early 1980s. A photo spread in a 1979 issue of Playboy...
“ Jackie Brown: Public Defender (uncredited) ” - greger_jens