The Cast Of Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003) – Celebrities Then And Now

Quentin Tarantino, an American filmmaker, actor, and film critic, directed and wrote the martial arts film Kill Bill: Volume 1. This action film debuted in the United States on October 10, 2003, and generated an estimated $180 million.

The plot begins with the bride swearing an oath to punish a bunch of assassins and their leader, Bill, who attempted to murder her in a Texas chapel.

Kill Bill: Volume 1 was nominated for numerous significant awards, but it won the 30th Saturn Awards for Best Action/Adventure Film.

The second installment of this film, Kill Bill: Volume 2, was released in theaters six months after the first installment.

Kill Bill 2003 Cast Then And Now 2022

Uma Thurman – played The Bride

In this film, Uma Thurman portrayed the lead role of the bride. At the time, she was 33 years old.

The bride’s code name was Black Mamba, and she was referred to as “the world’s deadliest lady.” She vowed to slay the Deadly Vipers that had tried to murder her and her unborn child.

Uma’s performance in this film was so brilliant that she won the 9th Empire Awards for Best Actress and the 2004 MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance.

Uma Thurman Then and Now

This 52-year-old American actress and model’s other accomplished films were My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Nymphomaniac (2013), and Hollywood Stargirl (2022).

Not to mention, Uma’s acting career has been quite successful, and she has received multiple awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film and the Audience Award for Favorite Leading Actress in a Play.

Lucy Liu – played O-Ren Ishii

Lucy Liu was 35 when she was cast as O-Ren Ishii, another major character in this film.

Cottonmouth was O-Ren Ishii’s code name, and she was a former member of Deadly Viper. Despite the fact that she was the bride’s friend, the bride planned to kill her first.

Lucy received a nomination for her role in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 30th Saturn Awards.

Lucy Liu Then and Now

Lucy Liu is currently 53 years old as of July 2022. She gained huge popularity for her role as Alex Munday in the film Charlie’s Angels.

In addition, she gave her voice in several animated films, but Viper in the film Kung Fu Panda is worth mentioning.

Moreover, she earned a handful of honors in her acting career, such as the Screen Actors Guild Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, and Teen Choice Awards.

David Carradine – played Bill

Bill was played by David Carradine. Until we encountered Bill in Volume 2, he was an invisible character in Volume 1.

At the time, David was 67 years old. Snake Charmer was David, aka Bill’s code name. He was the bride’s ex-boyfriend and the ex-leader of the Deadly Vipers.

This veteran actor received no accolades for Volume 1, however, he did receive the Saturn Award and The Golden Schmoes for Best Supporting Actor for Volume 2.

David Carradine Then and Now

David Carradine has passed away. On June 3, 2009, he died at the age of 72.

He was well known for his appearances in martial arts cinema. His works include Kung Fu, Boxcar Bertha, and Mean Streets.

He received multiple awards for his work in each film, including the Award, the TP de Oro, and the Theatre World Award.

Daryl Hannah – played Elle Driver

Daryl Hannah performed the role of one-eyed assassin, Elle Driver. And won a Saturn Award for excellent performance.

Elle Driver was a former member of the Deadly Vipers and Bill’s new girlfriend. She was the bride’s fourth aim.

Daryl played the part when she was 43 years old.

daryl hannah Then and Now

This American actress is also an environmental activist and is currently 61 years old.

Daryl has worked on both TV shows and films. She was seen in the Netflix series Sense8 in 2015, where she played Angelica Turning.

Daryl Hannah won multiple honors during her acting career, including the Saturn Award, the Environmental Media Award, and the Artivist Awards.

Vivica A. Fox – played Vernita Green

Vivica A. Fox, a 39-year-old American producer, actress, and television personality, played Vernita Green in this movie.

Vernita’s code name when she was a member of Deadly Viper was Copperhead. But she has left her past life and is now a mother under the name Jeannie Bell. Vernita was the bride’s second pick.

Fox produced and appeared in the crime drama series Missing from 2003 to 2006. This show was aired on Lifetime and she won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

vivica a. fox then and now

In 2016, Vivica received the CinemaCon Award for Best Ensemble for the film Independence Day: Resurgence.

This actress is now 57 years old and is currently busy filming her future projects.

Michael Madsen – played Budd

Michael Madsen portrayed Budd, another ex-member of Deadly Viper.

Budd is Bill’s brother, who works as a bouncer at a strip joint and lives in a trailer. Bride’s target after Vernita was Budd.

Bud, aka Michael, was 46 years old at the time.

michael madsen then and now

Michael, 64, is an actor and producer. He is most known for playing “charming, irresponsible, frightening bastards.”

Furthermore, he is a poet and a photographer, in addition to being an actor and producer.

Michael has won the Independent Firecracker Award for his poetry book Burning in Paradise, as well as the Hollywood Film Award for The Hateful Eight.

Julie Dreyfus – played Sofie Fatale

Julie Dreyfuss, 37, portrayed Sofie Fatale in the film Kill Bill: Volume 1.

Sofie was O-Ren Ishii’s second lieutenant and lawyer. She was also a former Bill apprentice who was present when Bill and his assassin squad attempted to murder the bride at the chapel.

julie dreyfus then and now

This French actress, 56, is well-known in Japan. Aside from acting, she was a guest judge on the TV show Ryori no Tetsujin (Iron Chef).

Julie rose to prominence with western audiences for her appearances in the Tarantino films, Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds.

Sonny Chiba – played Hattori Hanzo

Hattori Hanzo, another supporting character in this film, was played by Sonny Chiba.

Hatori, a skilled sushi chef, was formerly a swordsmith. He consented when the bride asked him to make her a sword.

Sonny was 64 years old when he took on the role.

Sonny Chiba then and now

This Japanese actor, like David Carradine, is no longer with us. He passed away on August 19, 2021, at the age of 82.

Sonny did appear in a number of Japanese films and television series, including Explosive City (2004), Sushi Girl (2012), and Secret Agent Erika (2011) for only one episode.

His next big break in Hollywood came when he was cast in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.


This movie is indeed a classic film. Fans described this movie as “a simple revenge plot with a Tarantino twist.” Uma Thurman and the entire cast of Kill Bill did a superb job of portraying their characters. The whole storyline is excellent; each character has a unique code name and it is filled with action scenes. Overall, a great movie to watch with friends and family.

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