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Quentin Tarantino Rejected Johnny Depp Pulp Fiction Casting Idea

Venerable writer and director, Quentin Tarantino, revealed that he once rejected Johnny Depp as a casting choice for Pulp Fiction. Starting in 1992, Tarantino began his career as one of Hollywood’s most talented directors with the release of his heist-gone-wrong thriller, Reservoir Dogs. His 1994 follow-up film, Pulp Fiction, cemented his place as one of the industry’s top directors, winning the prestigious Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with writing partner Roger Avary.

While on comedian Tom Segura’s podcast, 2 Bears, 1 Cave, Tarantino revealed he previously rejected Johnny Depp as a casting choice for his crime-thriller, Pulp Fiction. The director explained that during the casting process for the movie, he created a list of actors he preferred to fill the main roles. For Pumpkin/Ringo, Tarantino placed Tim Roth as his top choice, followed by Christian Slater, followed by Johnny Depp. However, film producer Mike Medavoy balked at Roth as Tarantino’s pick and instead wanted Depp as Pumpkin. In response, Tarantino asked, “Do you think Johnny Depp playing the role of Pumpkin in this movie, which is the opening scene and the closing scene, that’s it, do you think that will add that much to the box office?” Tarantino rejected Depp and went with Roth who delivered an iconic performance.

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Would Johnny Depp’s Casting Have Changed Pulp Fiction At All?

Pulp Fiction Pumpkin Honey Bunny Tim Roth Plummer at diner

Prior to Pulp Fiction’s release, Depp’s career was still relatively young. However, the actor had already established himself as one of the most desirable leading men in Hollywood following strong performances in Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, a drama that earned Depp a nomination at the 66th Academy Awards. Depp would have assuredly brought an intensity to Pumpkin, but due to the role’s limited screen-time in Pulp Fiction, the actor’s potential impact on the overall narrative would likely have been negligible.

Pulp Fiction started with Pumpkin and Honey Bunny/Yolanda (Amanda Plummer) seated at a booth in a diner, discussing the tactics of certain robberies before they whip out their guns and hold up the restaurant. The film then cuts to the movie’s central storylines, primarily featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Jules and John Travolta as Vincent, before all parties collide back at the restaurant. Through Depp’s vast filmography, it is likely that he would have delivered a certain dramatic flair. With Roth already providing a nuanced performance of the cool thief brought to his knees, Depp would probably not have made much of a difference.

Roth’s role as Pumpkin, along with Plummer’s Honey Bunny, joins the many stand-out performances of the renowned film. Jackson and Uma Thurman received Oscar nominations for their supporting roles along with John Travolta who regards Pulp Fiction as his comeback film. Although Tarantino rejected Depp as the first choice for Pumpkin, Pulp Fiction still went on to arguably become the director’s magnum opus.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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