It's still surprising that a nerd such as Quentin Tarantino has within him the ability to create some of cinema's all-time coolest characters.
The Oscar-winning auteur turns 50 on Wednesday, and Yahoo! Movies thought it only fitting to celebrate by ranking the best, the coolest, the most esteemed of his famously ultra-cool characters.
Yes, we realize we're really sticking our necks out on this one -- a near impossible task -- and that many of you aficionados will have your own, strong, highly justified reasons to rank these indelible Tarantino characters differently. We applaud your opposing opinions. Please share them in the comments area.