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The original cast for Quentin Tarantino's sensational celebration of pop culture, Pulp Fiction, would have lead to a very different film...

A leaked list of the orginal cast wish list for Pulp Fiction shows that many of the actors we came to love in the film, weren't even the auteurs second choice, never mind first. In what may cause a few raised eyebrows, a recent thread on reddit provided some interesting first choices for the original cast of the 1994 cult hit.

Loveable crime duo Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield would have had a very different portrayal, with Michael Madsen, not John Travolta, being Quentin Tarantino’s first choice to play Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction, and Eddie Murphy considered over Samuel L Jackson to play Jules Winnfield.

Vincent & Jules
Vincent & Jules

Incredibly, Uma Thurman appears to originally not even have been considered for the role of Mia with Virginia Madsen, Marisa Tomei, Patricia Arquette and Phoebe Cates all named ahead of her.

The list boasts some incredible talent, with Sean Penn, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino all listed as considerations. However, it appears that Tarantino did have some of his first choices included in the film.

Christopher Walken was always first choice for Vietnam vet and watch enthusiasst (eh...), Captain Koons, with Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth always being Tarantino's first choice for petty thief duo Honey Bunny and Pumpkin.

Check out the full list in the images below:

Pulp Fiction still remains as Quentin Tarantino's biggest box office hit to date, with seven Oscar nominations and adjustment for inflation taken into consideration. The film is hailed as giving numerous stars a rebirth into the industry - specifically John Travolta who became hot property in Hollywood once again.

Quentin Tarantino can next be seen on the big screen in his upcoming film, 'The Hateful Eight'. The stylized American western will see Tarantino link up once again with a variety of his alumni, as Samuel L Jackon, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen all co-star. The film will see its initial release in the United States, 25th December 2015.


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