TV - Movies
How Pulp Fiction
Lied To You About
Samuel Jackson's
Character
By IAN GOLDSTEIN
In the nearly 30 years since its release, Pulp Fiction is still considered one of the greatest films of all time. Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Jules Winnfield, remains one of the coolest and most intimidating characters in cinema, but there's one attribute of his that is never brought up onscreen: his hair.
In the movie, Jules sports a Jheri curl even though promo photos from the movie display Jackson's real hair. When the actor appeared on The Late Show in 2016, he explained to host Stephen Colbert that the Jheri curl was a happy accident.
"Well, Quentin [Tarantino] is this huge fan of blaxploitation films," Jackson said. "So in his mind, Jules had this big Afro. And, unfortunately for him, he sent this young, white PA over to South Central to buy an Afro wig. And she bought a Jheri curl wig thinking it was an Afro wig."