"You know what they call a, uh, a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?"

Chances are you know exactly what the Parisians call the McDonald's burger, thanks to Pulp Fiction.

Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece came out 25 years ago, hitting theaters on Oct. 14, 1994, with the independent movie made for just $8 million going on to gross over $200 million, a record at the time. Not only did the bold and bloody film solidify the Reservoir Dog auteur's place as one of Hollywood's most daring and celebrated directors, but it completely revitalized the career of John Travolta and made stars out of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.

But all three almost didn't even end up taking on their iconic roles as Vincent Vega, Jules Winnfield and Mia Wallace: one was considered undesirable at the time, the other had to go head-to-head in an audition while the third nearly passed after finding the script "terrifying."

Of course, all three would end up earning  Oscar nominations for their work in the film, which has been hailed as one of the best movies of all-time since its release over two decades ago. 

So grab a royal with cheese and crank up Chuck Berry's "You Can Never Tell" to fully set the mood before digging into these fun facts about Pulp Fiction...

Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Pulp Fiction, Crazy OnScreen Hairdos

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Bruce Willis, Pulp Fiction


Pulp Fiction, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson

Miramax Films

Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman

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Pulp Fiction

Miramax Films

Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction Dance

Pulp Fiction, John Travolta, Uma Thurman


Pulp Fiction, John Travolta

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Christopher Walken, Hairspray

David James/New Line Cinema

Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction, Bruce Willis

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True Romance

Warner Bros.

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