Tarantino originally wanted Kurt Cobain to play Eric Stoltz’ part in Pulp Fiction

05.26.11 7 years ago 21 Comments

“You mean the one with all the sh*t in her face?”

“No… That’s Jody.  …My wife.”

The latest issue of GQ has an oral history of Nirvana (I wonder if my generation will someday talk about grunge as obnoxiously as the Baby Boomers do Bob Dylan), and one of the more interesting tidbits was that, according to Courtney Love, Quentin Tarantino once asked Kurt Cobain to play Lance, the lazy drug dealer part in Pulp Fiction which eventually went to Eric Stoltz (who did an amazing job).

Courtney Love:
At the same time, boy, was he excited when the scripts started coming in. You ever wonder why he thanked Quentin [Tarantino] on the back of In Utero? Quentin asked him to play Eric Stoltz’s part in Pulp Fiction. You can ask Quentin that, because it’s true.

Love went on to add, “Quentin thought Kurt would be just perfect for the part of a laidback hippie married to some shrill, bitchy harpy who looked like trailer trash and was always running her mouth about some dumb sh– HEY WAIT A MINUTE!”

Oh, and she also says Kurt had a big wiener.  What?  Don’t act like you weren’t wondering.

Kurt had more presence and more beauty than Brad Pitt — who wanted to play Kurt, by the way. He was a leader, he was strong, in fact he was well f*cking hung, if you really want to know. [GQ via Vulture]

Not sure why Courtney Love felt the need to compare Kurt to Brad Pitt unprompted, but she was dating Edward Norton while he was shooting Fight Club with Pitt, so maybe there’s some bad blood there for some reason.  Either that, or maybe Courtney Love is just a barely-coherent, name-dropping whore.  “Lemme tell you shoming about Kurt, he danshed a lot better’n at Chrish Brown, I don’t think I haffa tell you. He was a angel. ZZZZZZZZ” (*falls through coffee table*) (*assistant picks glass shards out of exposed beaver*)

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