The fantasy worlds have often given us the best memories and fed the analysts with just enough fodder to spin weird theories. But there is only once such mainstream director, who throughout his career, has woven an invisible thread between seemingly unrelated movies, and quietly created a cinematic universe of his own, that too, without the slightest hint of superpowers or magic. Quentin Tarantino is simply the best creative mind in this business currently. He does things in his own sweet will which no other director even dares to attempt. His major trump card is his abundant bounty of characters which he has created with his pen. No other director perhaps has such a plethora of colorful characters with multiple personality layers in them. We, at the Cinemaholic, list out top Quentin Tarantino characters ever.
10. Stephen – Django Unchained
Butlers have somehow managed to create a niche for themselves in the Hollywood cinematic world, thanks to the friendly aide to Batman, Alfred Pennyworth. However the hunching colored butler of Calvin J. Candie of Mississippi’s Candyland strikes terror from his very first appearance. Stephen is dead loyal to his owner and bears an inexplicable hatred towards his own kind. He has eyes and ears all over the place and is the main thorn in Dr. King Shultz’s plan to rescue Broomhilda for Django. His stooping figure, cold dead eyes and evil grin add more menace to his personality and quite easily draws the audience’s hate towards him. Samuel L. Jackson has always been Tarantino’s go-to man for complex roles and none could have essayed Stephen’s character more perfectly than the swashbuckling actor.
It is always a wonder how he had missed up a nomination for this enthralling role. The character of Stephen is grossly underrated too, being constantly overshadowed by the combined flamboyance of Dr. Shultz and Django. But in that short space of time given, Stephen has managed to carve out a genre for the likes of himself. He truly is one of the most colorful characters in Trantino-verse.
9. Bill – Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2