Quentin Tarantino is an infamous director known for his violent films, awesome soundtracks, and cool characters. Whether they’re hitmen, criminals, Nazis, or slaves, we can’t help but think ‘Man, I wish I was that cool!’ But just who is the coolest of them all?
It’s been a struggle, but I’ve managed to whittle down the top 8 coolest Quentin Tarantino characters of all time.
8. Shosanna Dreyfus (Inglourious Basterds)
The only Jew to survive Landa’s slaughter at the LaPadite household, Shosanna Dreyfus is arguably one of Tarantino’s strongest female characters. Creating an alias for herself to escape being tracked down by the Nazis, Shosanna’s ‘inherited’ cinema becomes the location for Joseph Goebbel’s latest propaganda flick – and she pretty much single handedly ends the Third Reich (as you probably know Tarantino’s films aren’t always historically accurate) by burning the cinema to the ground and trapping all the Nazis inside as it burns.
Anyone who can assist in the death of Hitler is pretty cool in my books.
7. O-Ren Ishii (Kill Bill, Vol. 1)
Tarantino really knows how to write badass women. Born on an American military base in Tokyo, O-ren Ishii aka Cottonmouth is the leader of a fierce crime organization named ‘The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad’. She saw the murder of both her parents when she was just 9 years of age, and eventually took her revenge at the age of 11, driving a sword deep into the gut of her parents killer. This, along with her status as one of the top female assassins in the world, makes O-Ren one cool woman, and not someone you’d want to mess with.
This article was first posted on February 20, 2013