No. 5: Acting in ‘Pulp Fiction’ – Quentin Tarantino’s Boldest Moments
A lot of people give Tarantino grief for being a bad actor. I generally find him good in non-Tarantino films, but not so great in his own. Even when he does give himself a part, though, it’s usually small and easy enough to work with.
Not so with his show stopping role as Jimmie in ‘Pulp Fiction.’ Tarantino gives himself a lengthy monologue that not only inspires some very strange line readings, but tasks him with multiple uses of the N-word as well. The thing is, the more I watch it, the less I would want any other actor playing the role. Now it’s one of my favorite parts of the film.