10 Quentin Tarantino Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
10. Maynard (Duane Whitaker) - Pulp Fiction
In a movie with no shortage of strange and unusual characters, Maynard stands out by virtue of the company he keeps: his best friends are Zed, a homicidal kidnapper/rapist and The Gimp, the S&M freak who sleeps in his basement. When Butch (Bruce Willis) and Marsellus (Ving Rhames) bring their fight into his store, Maynard doesnt panic or call the police, he just knocks the intruders out before getting on the blower to his buddy. Spider caught a couple of flies, he tells Zed, suggesting theyre not exactly new to this game. Maynard is every horror movie redneck rolled into one, so its appropriate that his pawn shop sells such implements of death as a baseball bat, a samurai sword and, of course, a chainsaw. Also apt is his death: hes killed by his own sword while watching Zed rape Marsellus.