Quentin Tarantino is a director who is known to have scripted some of the best written characters in cinema. The eccentricity in his writing has often produced wild, quirky and quite often, unsympathetic characters that are compelling to watch. His films have given us characters with traits of traditional film heroes, brutal psychopaths and eerily hilarious, morally carefree people. Quentin Tarantino film characters work like a playground for an actor with fine skills to explore and play with his craft. Without spoiling much of the fun that is in store, let me present to you a list of top Quentin Tarantino characters.
10. Dr. King Schultz, ‘Django Unchained’
Dr. King Schultz, the former dentist who has now turned into a bounty hunter, is the unsung hero of ‘Django Unchained’. While Django is the film’s protagonist and hero, it is Dr. Schultz’ sense of humanity and justice that sets him free from slavery and allows him to reunite with his lover. Schultz, portrayed by Waltz, has an amicable demeanor and has a taste for wit and humor apart from being exceptionally clever. While his initial thoughts on Django remains unknown, he gradually learns about Django’s true love for Broomhilda and helps him locate her and save her from a brutal plantation owner at the cost of his own life.
9. Mr. Pink, ‘Reservoir Dogs’
Mr. Pink is the funniest character in ‘Reservoir Dogs’. He is at times stupid and annoying but is undeniably entertaining. He hates tipping waitresses and vehemently objects to his given name, “Mr. Pink”. He hardly cares for anyone else other than himself and can get really violent. Steve Buscemi grabs the role and makes it completely his own. Tarantino incorporates his classic dark humor elements to the character, making it an indelible one.