BySree Lal, writer at Creators.co
Engineer by occupation. Movie geek for a lifetime....
Sree Lal

Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is famous for its crazy, innovative story-telling. It won the Academy award for best original screenplay, and was also the prestigious winner of Palm D’or back in 1994. It is undeniable that in its core, Pulp Fiction is a gritty crime drama, with an undercurrent of humor. What if this movie was made back in 1960’s, that is, about 50 years ago? What if it was directed by the brilliant mind behind Citizen Kane, Orson Welles himself? A lot of things might change; still it will be a brilliant crime thriller, a noir classic. Let’s see which of those 60’s legends will replace our favorite characters…

Clint Eastwood as Vincent Vega

  • Replacing John Travolta

Clint Eastwood established himself as a bad-ass actor in the 60’s with Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy. He even defined the macho traits of heroes of that era. His physique and gruff voice was adequate to portray a complex daredevil. Even though there are a number of other candidates for such a character, like Robert Redford and Charlton Heston, it is a wise decision to have faith on the uprising young actor. Vega is a character who compromises for nothing, yet he is weakened by the feeling of love. A genuine character for a young actor to play, and even without that long hair, Eastwood could have pulled it off. Just imagine him complain about a five-dollar milkshake, or his cry “I shot Marvin in the face”. Yes, you can see it now, huh???

Sydney Poitier as Jules Winnfield

  • Replacing Samuel.L.Jackson

There were only a few established black actors back in the 60’s, and Poitier was the most popular of that list. Nominated for an Academy award in 1958 and winning one in 1963, Poitier became an integral part of Hollywood in the 60’s. Normally, Poitier portrayed morally good, relatable characters. Still, he proved himself to be worthy of doing a complex character with ‘In the Heat of the Night’. The director can utilize him first as calm and cool, talkative person, just like Jules who was an impending hurricane, and it’s possible to take a drastic change in his personality. Imagine him catch like a wildfire with chanting those famous verses. “….and I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

Yeah, he will be perfect…

Audrey Hepburn as Mia Wallace

  • Replacing Uma Thurman

At first, Mia Wallace is nothing but a trophy wife, who is protected like a precious diamond from the outside world by her husband. But, when you start to know her, you’ll find out she is a woman who has her own identity other than her gangster husband. Now, who would be better to portray her, other than Uma of course, than the charming Audrey Hepburn? She is cute, dashing and easy to love. At the same time she is capable of handling complex roles. Movies like ‘Charade’ are example for that assumption. As a well-established actress in the 60’s, Audrey was bound to play such a role. Also, if you remember her dance number on ‘Funny Face’, it won’t be difficult to believe that she will rock the floors of ‘Jack Rabbit Slim’s’….

Steve McQueen as Butch Coolidge

  • Replacing Bruce Willis

Steve McQueen was the ultra-cool star of that era. The Great Escape, Bullit and many other more, McQueen was the guy everyone adored. As for Butch, he was a bad-ass, who took risks and fought like a fighter. He was boxer, he shoots machine guns, he fights with a sword and he rides Z’s chopper as cool as it gets. Every single trait of Butch Coolidge is an element of awesomeness, and there are not two actors like McQueen. McQueen had a great physique, and he maintained it throughout his career. He was cool with guns, motorbikes and swords. If it was up to the director, he would’ve added the boxing match, just to see McQueen killing it. Also, he jumped Motorbike over the borders of Nazi-Germany, who knows, maybe he will fly Z’s chopper over some state border…

Woody strode as Marsellus Wallace

  • Replacing Ving Rhames

Woody Strode has an impressive career with notable characters on classics like ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Once upon a Time in the West’. Even though they weren’t major roles, he was recognized for them. As an athlete and a talented actor, Strode had the potential to portray a character like Marsellus Wallace. He had a serious, rough appearance with a great physique. It was easy to convince the audience that he was the boss. As for Marsellus, even Strode’s shaved head fits the bill…

With that, the major cast is done. Now, I'm presenting some additional casts for the film. Just some Iconic characters that we can't ignore. I selected them for their popularity at that time, along with the fact that how well they fits to the whole picture...

Orson Welles as Jimmie Dimmick (Director Cameo)

Considering Welles being an established actor, this one won't be a surprise...

Paul Newman as Ringo

The handsome Newman will be doing this short role for surprising the audience. He will jump up, yielding his gun, alongside Yolanda, much like what he did as Butch Cassidy....

Jeanne Moreau as Yolanda

Immensely talented actress, with a soft spot to play angry women. She'll be our perfect Yolanda....

Morgan Freeman as Marvin (Or, Morgan for the convenience of the dialogue, " I shot Morgan in the face!!!)

Yes, boys and girls.... Freeman started his career in the 60's, and this will be a movie he will always be remembered for.... Just joking.... He's an acting legend.....

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