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Pulp Fiction Winston Wolfe (a.k.a. The Wolf) (Harvey Keitel)

Winston Wolfe (a.k.a. The Wolf) (Harvey Keitel)

Winston Wolf is Marsellus' personal fixer, and he's one impressive guy. Harvey Keitel gives the character an understated, cynical sense of humor. The Wolf never has to get angry because he knows he's Jules and Vincent's only option. His calm, professional demeanor just exudes confidence and control. When Marsellus gives him the address of Jimmie's house, he says:

THE WOLF: Expect a call around 10:30. It's about thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.

"It's about thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten." This is the kind of quotable dialogue that cult films are made of.

When it comes to cleaning up messes, this is the guy you call. Brains and blood all over the car? Wife due home from work any time now? No problem; just give him the facts:

THE WOLF: Now you got a corpse in a car, minus a head, in a garage. Take me to it.

Up to this point, we've seen Jules and Vincent as the guys with the cool and the power. Then in walks The Wolf, and we see what cool really is. Jules and Vincent are reduced to following directions and mucking around in what remains of Marvin. The Wolf arrives in a tuxedo and leaves in a tuxedo. Our boys are stripped naked, hosed down, and leave in dorky college tee shirts.

The Wolf never breaks a sweat.

Problem solved.

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