“I don’t give a fuck what you know or don’t know, but I’m gonna
torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It’s so amusing for
me to torture a cop. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you
Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs, 1992
This guy was the most twisted and sickly perverted guy in the whole
movie. He had no reservations about killing people. He was brutal. He
loved torture and death. By his own admission he liked to see the peoples’
expressions when they died. He was totally ruthless. He had no conscience.
I can’t really explain why I liked this character so much. I don’t EVER
want to be like him or do the things he did. There was just something
attractive about all his negative personality traits. Before he really
getting into torturing the cop, he casually turns on the radio as if he
some music to accompany the grizzly acts he was about to commit.
He was a man who insisted on having total control. He liked
controlling situations and people. When they were in the jewelry store he
advised the employees not to hit the alarm. When they did, he started
them. This was his way of regaining control of the situation. At the same
he was acting out this concept, he was actually totally out of control. He
went fucking crazy in the store. He slaughtered the people lined up in the
store like he was shooting clay ducks in a local carnival shooting gallery. I
know this is a contradiction, but Mr. Blonde was a contradiction of himself.
He had double standards. He hated the cop just because he was a
cop. He didn’t recognize him as a real person. Mr. Pink and Mr. White
confirm this at the warehouse when they discuss him shooting REAL people,
which cops are not. They say he just went crazy. They seemed to fear his
craziness. His calm facade was a cover for the monstrous things he did to
When he was in the warehouse with the hostage cop and Mr. Orange
he appeared to be very calm. He sat smoking a cigarette while Pink and
White argued over the chain of events. He wasn’t calm. He couldn’t wait to
start torturing the hostage cop. You could see it in his face when Pink and
White left. He almost looked like a kid left alone to tend a candy store.
was up and going the second they left.
He was oh so gruesomely true to his belief that cops weren’t people
that he begins to prove this through his torture “techniques”. He treats the
cop like an object as opposed to a human being. He slashes off his ear and
speaks into it like it was a play phone. He dances over to the gas can,
around the warehouse floor and soaks the guy in gas. He taunts the man by
lighting a cigarette and holding it over the puddle of gas. This was a
game to him. He wanted to see this man suffer before he finally died.
He was also true to his fellow thugs. When everyone else was
panicking, he remained cool. He insisted they stick to their original
the end. He told them he had spoken to Nice Guy Eddie and everything was
to be done according to the original plan.
Mr. Blonde was a messed up dude. His whole personality was a
contradiction. Maybe that’s why he was so hypnotizing. His bizarre behavior
and calm facade made for a very unique character.