Name two Uma Thurman movies. Chances are, the first ones that came to mind were Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, both written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (well, three, since Kill Bill is technically two movies). Although she had over a dozen credits before Pulp Fiction, Tarantino's cult classic was arguably the film that shot Thurman to stardom, and after its success, she split her time between shooting for Oscar nods (1998's Les Miserables and 2005's The Producers) and pandering to wider audiences with forgettable flicks like 1996's The Truth About Cats and Dogs and 2000's The Golden Bowl.
Just when her career seemed sure to nosedive into oblivion, Uma Thurman teamed up with Tarantino again for Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, released in 2003 and 2004, respectively. As with Pulp Fiction, the movies triggered a surge in Thurman's star status…and as with Pulp Fiction, that fame faded fairly quickly. Is Thurman's career entirely dependent on Tarantino? It's a responsibility he seems ready and willing to assume. According to David Carradine, who played Bill in Kill Bill, Tarantino said of Thurman, "I want to be directing her for the rest of my life."