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Born on March 27, 1963, Quentin Tarantino loved movies more than school. In his early 20s, he got a job at the Video Archives, where he wrote the scripts for True Romance and Natural Born Killers. His directorial debut came with 1992's Reservoir Dogs, but he received wide critical and commercial acclaim with Pulp Fiction (1994), which earned more than $108 million at the box office—the first independent film to do so. In 2003 and 2004, Contents Synopsis Early Life Early Films Pulp Fiction Criticism and Success Creative Pursuits Kill Bill Recent Work Quotes

"I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience."

– Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino released his Kill Bill series, which led to a Golden Globe nomination for Uma Thurman, who starred in the films. Tarantino was later nominated for two Academy Awards (best director and best original screenplay) for the film Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Early Life

Director, writer, actor. Born on March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the only child of Connie McHugh, who is part Cherokee and part Irish, and actor Tony Tarantino, who left the family before Quentin was born.

Moving to California at the age of 4, Tarantino developed his love for movies at an early age. One of his earliest memories is of his grandmother taking him to see a John Wayne movie. Tarantino also loved storytelling, but he showed his creativity in unusual ways. "He wrote me sad Mother's Day stories. He'd always kill me and tell me how bad he felt about it," his mother Connie Zastoupil once told Entertainment Weekly. "It was enough to bring a tear to a mother's eye."

Tarantino loathed school, choosing to spend his time watching movies or reading comics rather than studying. The only subject that appealed to him was history. "History was cool and I did well there, because it was kind of like the movies," he told Entertainment Weekly. After dropping out of high school, Tarantino worked as an usher at a adult film theater for a time. He also took acting classes. Tarantino eventually landed a job at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, California. There he worked with Roger Avary who shared his passion for film. The two even worked on some script ideas together.

Early Films

During his time at Video Archives, Tarantino worked on several screenplays, including True Romance and Natural Born Killers. He also landed a guest spot on the popular sitcom The Golden Girls, playing an Elvis impersonator. In 1990, Tarantino left Video Archives to work for Cinetel, a production company. Through one of the producers there, he was able to get his script for True Romance in the hands of director Tony Scott. Scott liked Tarantino's script, and bought the rights to it.

Working with producer Lawrence Bender, Tarantino was able to secure funding for his directorial debut Reservoir Dogs (1992), for which he had also written the screenplay. Actor Harvey Keitel was impressed when he read the script, saying "I haven't seen characters like these in years." He signed on as an actor and a producer for the project.

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Quentin Tarantino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Quentin Tarantino From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Quentin Tarantino
Tarantino on February 25, 2011 Born Quentin Jerome Tarantino
(1963-03-27) March 27, 1963 (age 49)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, actor Years active 1988–present Notable work(s) Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained Influenced by Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Howard Hawks, Jean-Luc Godard, Elmore Leonard, Samuel Fuller, Martin Scorsese, Jean-Pierre Melville, Stanley Kubrick,[1] Sergio Corbucci,[2] Douglas Sirk[3] Parents Connie McHugh
Tony Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino[4] (pronunciation: /ˌtærənˈtiːnoʊ/; born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He has received many industry awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or and has been nominated for an Emmy and Grammy. Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich has called him "the single most influential director of his generation."[5]

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino grew up an avid film fan. His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday. Its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with films employing nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter and the aestheticization of violence that often results in the exhibition of neo-noir characteristics.[6] His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (2003, 2004), Death Proof (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Django Unchained (2012).

His movies are generally characterized by stylistic influences from grindhouse, French New Wave, kung fu, blaxploitation and spaghetti western films. Tarantino also frequently collaborates with his friend and fellow filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Tarantino has been dubbed a "director DJ", comparing his stylistic use of mix-and-match genre and music infusion to the use of sampling a DJ exhibits, morphing a variety of old works to create a new one.[7] Tarantino's work has earned him five Academy Award nominations, winning one. He has been nominated twice for Best Director (Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds) and three times for Best Original Screenplay (Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained), earning one victory in the latter category for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.

Contents 1 Early life 2 Film career 2.1 1980s 2.2 1990s 2.3 2000s 2.4 2010s 2.5 As producer 2.6 Other potential films 3 Personal life 4 Influences and style of filmmaking 4.1 Racial epithets in Tarantino's work 4.2 Recurring collaborators 5 Awards 6 Filmography 7 Critical reception 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links [edit] Early life

Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician, and Connie McHugh, a nurse.[8] He has a younger half-brother, Ron. Tarantino's father, from Queens, New York, is of Italian descent, while his mother has Irish and Cherokee ancestry.[9][10][11] He was raised by his mother, as his parents separated before his birth.[12] When he was two years old, he moved to Torrance, California, and later to the Harbor City neighborhood of Los Angeles. There, he went to Fleming Junior High School in Lomita, and took drama classes.[12] He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15 (Quentin Tarantino has provided contradictory information about this – elsewhere, he claimed he was 16 when he dropped out),[13] to attend an acting class full-time at the James Best Theater Company in Toluca Lake.[14] He grew bored with the James Best Acting School and quit after two years, although he made a point of keeping in touch with all his acting friends. Then he landed a job which threatened to interfere with his long-term acting ambitions.[15]

As an employee of the Video Archives, a now-defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach, he and fellow movie enthusiasts, including Roger Avary, discussed cinema and customer video recommendations at length. He paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career.[16] Tarantino has been quoted as saying, "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"[9]

[edit] Film career [edit] 1980s

After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged him to write a screenplay. Tarantino directed and co-wrote a movie called My Best Friend's Birthday in 1987. The final reel of the film was almost fully destroyed in a lab fire that occurred during editing but its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance.

[edit] 1990s

In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was an immediate hit. The film received a positive response from critics. Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films. Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman. Hellman helped Tarantino to secure funding from Richard Gladstein at Live Entertainment (which later became Artisan). Harvey Keitel read the script and also contributed to funding, taking a co-producer role, and a part in the movie.[17]

Tarantino has had a number of collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez.

Tarantino's screenplay True Romance was optioned and eventually released in 1993. The second script that Tarantino sold was Natural Born Killers, which was revised by Dave Veloz, Richard Rutowski and director Oliver Stone. Tarantino was given story credit, and wished the film well.[18] Following the success of Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino was approached by Hollywood and offered numerous projects, including Speed and Men in Black. He instead retreated to Amsterdam to work on his script for Pulp Fiction.

In Pulp Fiction (1994), Tarantino maintained the aestheticization of violence, for which he is known, as well as his non-linear story lines. Tarantino received an Academy Award in the category Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, which he shared with Roger Avary. He also received a nomination in the category Best Director. The film received another 5 nominations, including Best Picture. Tarantino also won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Pulp Fiction. The film has grossed over $200 million and was met with outstanding reviews.

After Pulp Fiction was completed, he then directed Episode Four of Four Rooms, "The Man from Hollywood", a tribute to the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode that starred Steve McQueen. Four Rooms was a collaborative effort with filmmakers Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and Robert Rodriguez. The film was very poorly received by critics. He appeared in and wrote the script for Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, which saw mixed reviews from the critics yet led to two sequels, for which Tarantino and Rodriguez would only serve as executive producers.

Tarantino's third feature film was Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of Rum Punch, a novel by Elmore Leonard. An homage to blaxploitation films, it starred Pam Grier, who starred in many of that genre's films of the 1970s. Leonard considers Jackie Brown the best of the twenty-six different screen adaptations of his novels and short stories.[citation needed]

[edit] 2000s

Tarantino had planned to make the war film provisionally titled Inglourious Basterds, but postponed it to write and direct Kill Bill (released as two films, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Wuxia (Chinese martial arts), Jidaigeki (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror. It was based on a character (The Bride) and a plot that he and Kill Bill's lead actress, Uma Thurman, had developed during the making of Pulp Fiction. In 2004, Tarantino returned to Cannes, where he served as President of the Jury. Although Kill Bill was not in competition, Vol. 2 had an evening screening, while it was also shown on the morning of the final day in its original 3-hour-plus version, with Tarantino himself attending the full screening. Tarantino then went on to be credited as "Special Guest Director" in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City for his work directing the car sequence featuring Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro.

The next film project was Grindhouse, which he co-directed with Rodriguez. Released in theaters on April 6, 2007, Tarantino's contribution to the Grindhouse project was titled Death Proof. It began as a take on 1970s slasher films,[19] but evolved dramatically as the project unfolded. Ticket sales were low despite mostly positive reviews.

Among his producing credits are the horror film Hostel (which included numerous references to his own Pulp Fiction), the adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot (for which Tarantino was credited as an executive producer, although he was no longer associated with the film after its 2009 release.)[20] and Hell Ride (written and directed by Larry Bishop, and Jonny Lane who both appeared in Kill Bill Vol. 2).

Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds is the story of a group of guerrilla Jewish-American soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Filming began in October 2008.[21] The film opened on August 21, 2009 to very positive reviews[22] and the No. 1 spot at the box office worldwide.[23] It went on to become Tarantino's highest grossing film, both in the United States and worldwide.[24]

[edit] 2010s Tarantino in Paris in January 2013, at the French premiere of Django Unchained.

In 2011, production began on Django Unchained, about the revenge of a slave in the U.S. South in 1858. The film stemmed from Tarantino's desire to produce a spaghetti western set in America's Deep South; Tarantino has called the proposed style "a southern",[25] stating that he wanted "to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to".[25] The film was released on December 25, 2012.

[edit] As producer

In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films more attention than they might have received otherwise. These films are usually labeled "Presented by Quentin Tarantino" or "Quentin Tarantino Presents". The first of these productions was in 2001 with the Hong Kong martial arts film Iron Monkey which made over $14 million in the United States, seven times its budget. In 2004 he brought the Chinese martial arts film Hero to U.S. shores. It ended up having a No. 1 opening at the box office and making $53.5 million. In 2006, the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel, opened at No. 1 at the box office with a $20.1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January. He presented 2006's The Protector, and is a producer of the (2007) film Hostel: Part II. in 2008 he produced the Larry Bishop helmed Hell Ride, a revenge biker film.

In addition, in 1995 Tarantino formed Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax as a vehicle to release or re-release several independent and foreign features. By 1997, Miramax shut down the company due to "lack of interest" in the pictures released. The following films were released by Rolling Thunder Pictures: Chungking Express (1994, dir. Wong Kar-wai), Switchblade Sisters (1975, dir. Jack Hill), Sonatine (1993, dir. Takeshi Kitano), Hard Core Logo (1996, dir. Bruce McDonald), The Mighty Peking Man (1977, dir. Ho Meng-Hua), Detroit 9000 (1973, dir. Arthur Marks), The Beyond (1981, dir. Lucio Fulci) and Curdled (1996, dir. Reb Braddock).

[edit] Other potential films

Before Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino had considered making The Vega Brothers. The film would have starred Michael Madsen and John Travolta reprising their roles of Vic (Mr. Blonde) from Reservoir Dogs and Vincent from Pulp Fiction. However in 2007, because of the age of the actors and the onscreen deaths of both characters, he claimed that the film (which he intended to call Double V Vega) is "kind of unlikely now."[26]

In 2009, in an interview for Italian TV, after being asked about the success of the two Kill Bill films, Tarantino said "You haven't asked me about the third one", and implied that he would be making a third Kill Bill film with the words "The Bride will fight again!"[27] Later that year, at the Morelia International Film Festival,[28] Tarantino announced that he would like to film Kill Bill: Vol. 3. He explained that he wanted ten years to pass between The Bride's last conflict, in order to give her and her daughter a period of peace.[29]

In a 2012 interview for the website We Got This Covered, Tarantino said that a third Kill Bill film would "probably not" happen. He also said that he would not be directing a new James Bond film, saying that he was only interested in directing Casino Royale at one point.[30] In a late 2012 interview with the online magazine The Root, Tarantino clarified his remarks and described his next film as being the final entry in a ″Django-Inglourious Basterds″ trilogy called Killer Crow. The film will depict a group of World War II-era black troops who have "been fucked over by the American military and kind of go apeshit. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an 'Apache resistance' -- [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland."[31]

[edit] Personal life

Tarantino has been romantically linked with American actress Mira Sorvino,[32] directors Allison Anders and Sofia Coppola, actress Julie Dreyfus and comedians Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho.[33] There have also been rumors about his relationship with Uma Thurman, whom he has referred to as his "muse".[34] However, Tarantino has stressed that their relationship is strictly platonic.[35] Tarantino stated "I'm not saying that I'll never get married or have a kid before I'm 60, but I've made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone. Because this is my time to make movies." Tarantino revealed in an interview with Howard Stern, that he is now dating a writer for a horror film magazine.[36] Tarantino is the best friend of fellow filmmaker Robert Rodriguez who, in the credits of Kill Bill Volume 2, he refers to as his brother. He is also close friends with Eli Roth, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Harvey Keitel.

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Quentin Tarantino stated he was not sure what religion he believed in, but stated he believed in God, partly because he believes in God-given talent and he feels because writing is so easy for him, he is helped by a higher power.[37]

Tarantino also has said that he plans to retire from filmmaking at age 60, to focus on writing novels and film literature. He also is skeptical of the film industry going digital, saying, "If it actually gets to the place where you can't show 35 mm film in theatres anymore and everything is digital projection, I won't even make it to 60."[38] On February 18, 2010, it was announced that Tarantino had bought the New Beverly Cinema. Tarantino allowed the current owners to continue operating the theater, but he will be making programming suggestions from time to time. He was quoted as saying: "As long as I'm alive, and as long as I'm rich, the New Beverly will be there, showing films shot on 35mm."[39]

Quentin Tarantino does not believe that violence in movies inspire acts of violence in real life, stating in response to a question about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012 that "the issue is gun control and mental health." He also said "it's disrespectful to their memory... of the people who died to talk about movies."[40] When asked in 2013 by Britain's Channel 4 News reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy "Why are you so sure that there’s no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence?”, Tarantino responded by saying, "I refuse your question. I’m not a slave and you’re not my master… It’s none of your damn business what I think about that."[41]

[edit] Influences and style of filmmaking

An awards ceremony in the Critics Choice Awards celebrated Tarantino, citing his start in filmmaking in his 20s. Music is an important part of his filmmaking style. He said he would listen to music in his bedroom and create scenes that correlated to the music playing.[42]

In the 2002 Sight & Sound directors' poll, Tarantino revealed his top 12 films: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Rio Bravo; Taxi Driver; His Girl Friday; Rolling Thunder; They All Laughed; The Great Escape; Carrie; Coffy; Dazed and Confused; Five Fingers of Death; and Hi Diddle Diddle.[43] In 2009, he named Kinji Fukasaku's violent action film Battle Royale as his favorite film released since he became a director in 1992.[44] He is also a fan of the 1981 film Blow Out directed by Brian DePalma, so much so that he used the main star of the film (John Travolta) in Pulp Fiction.[45]

In August 2007, while teaching a four-hour film course during the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival in Manila, Tarantino cited Filipino directors Cirio Santiago, Eddie Romero, and Gerardo de León as personal icons from the 1970s,[46] citing De Leon's "soul-shattering, life-extinguishing" movies on vampires and female bondage, particularly Women in Cages. "It is just harsh, harsh, harsh," he said, and described the final shot as one of "devastating despair".[46] Upon his arrival in the Philippines, Tarantino was quoted in the local newspaper as saying, "I'm a big fan of RP (Republic of the Philippines) cinema." He often uses graphic violence that has been proven seductive to audiences and has received harsh criticism for his use of gore and blood in an entrancing simultaneously repulsive way. His films have been subject to staunch criticism and scorn for his use of violence, blood and action as a "colour" within cinema, rebuked for allegedly using human suffering as a punchline.[47]

Actor Steve Buscemi has described Tarantino's different style of film making as "bursting with energy" and "focused,"[48] a style that has earned him many accolades worldwide. According to Tarantino, a recurring hallmark in all his movies is that there is a different sense of humor in each one, which gets the audience to laugh at things that aren't funny.[49] Michael Winner, whilst appearing on an episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories (an ITV production), stated that Quentin Tarantino was a "big fan" of Death Wish.

Tarantino has admitted that the celebrated animation-action sequence in his film Kill Bill (2003) was inspired from the use of 2D animated sequences in actor Kamal Hassan's Tamil film Aalavandhan. Tarantino often seeks to harness, manipulate and ultimately imitate the aesthetic elements and conventions typically used in the cartoon medium. More specifically, he often attempts to meld comic strip formulas and aesthetics within a live action film sequence and in some cases uses the literal use of cartoon or anime images. Tarantino's cinematic ambition to marry artistic expression via live action and cartoonism is yet another example of his ability to morph genres and conventions to produce a new and authentic style of his own.[50]

He often manipulates the use of commodities to propel plot development or present an intriguing juxtaposition that ultimately enhances his notorious combination of humour and violence, equating a branded genre with branded consumption.[6] He often pairs bizarre props with an equally bizarre scene, in which the prop itself develops into something of higher substance. Likewise, he often favors particular brand names of his own creation to make promotional appearances. The typical brands he uses within his films are "Acuna Boys Tex-Mex Food", "Big Kahuna Burger", "G.O. Juice", "Jack Rabbit Slim's", "K-Billy", "Red Apple cigarettes", "Tenku Brand Beer", and "Teriyaki Donut".[51]

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Tarantino said: "There is one [biopic] story that I could be interested in, but it would probably be one of the last movies I [ever make]", "My favorite hero in American history is John Brown. He's my favorite American who ever lived. He basically single-handedly started the road to end slavery and the fact that he killed people to do it. He decided, 'If we start spilling white blood, then they're going to start getting the idea.' "[52]

[edit] Racial epithets in Tarantino's work

Spike Lee questioned Tarantino's use of racial epithets in his films, particularly the racially offensive epithet "nigger". In a Variety interview discussing Jackie Brown, Lee said: "I'm not against the word... and I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word. What does he want? To be made an honorary black man?"[53] Tarantino responded on Charlie Rose by stating:

As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are, all right? And to say that I can't do that because I'm white, but the Hughes brothers can do that because they're black, that is racist. That is the heart of racism, all right. And I do not accept that ... That is how a segment of the black community that lives in Compton, lives in Inglewood, where Jackie Brown takes place, that lives in Carson, that is how they talk. I'm telling the truth. It would not be questioned if I was black, and I resent the question because I'm white. I have the right to tell the truth. I do not have the right to lie.[54]

In addition, Tarantino retaliated on The Howard Stern Show by stating Lee would have to "stand on a chair to kiss my ass."[55] Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in both directors' films, defended Tarantino's use of the word. At the Berlin Film Festival, where Jackie Brown was being screened, Jackson responded to Lee's criticism by saying:

I don't think the word is offensive in the context of this film ... Black artists think they are the only ones allowed to use the word. Well, that's bull. Jackie Brown is a wonderful homage to black exploitation films. This is a good film, and Spike hasn't made one of those in a few years.[56]

Tarantino has defended his use of the word, arguing that black audiences have an appreciation of his blaxploitation-influenced films that eludes some of his critics, and, indeed, that Jackie Brown, another oft-cited example, was primarily made for "black audiences".[57]

According to a 1995 Premiere magazine article, actor Denzel Washington also confronted Tarantino on his usage of racial slurs in his pictures, but mentioned that Tarantino was a "fine artist."[58]

Django Unchained was the subject of controversy due to its use of racial epithets and depiction of slavery, although many reviewers[59] have defended the usage of the language by pointing out the historic context of race and slavery in America.[60] Spike Lee, in an interview with Vibe magazine said he would not see the film, explaining "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me...I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."[61] Lee later tweeted, "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."[62] Writing in The Los Angeles Times, journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan noted the difference between Tarantino's Jackie Brown and Django Unchained: "It is an institution whose horrors need no exaggerating, yet Django does exactly that, either to enlighten or entertain. A white director slinging around the n-word in a homage to '70s blaxploitation à la Jackie Brown is one thing, but the same director turning the savageness of slavery into pulp fiction is quite another."[63]

[edit] Recurring collaborators

This chart lists every actor who has appeared in more than one film directed by Tarantino. Samuel L. Jackson is Tarantino's most prolific collaborator, having appeared in five of his films.

Actor My Best Friend's Birthday Reservoir Dogs Pulp Fiction Four Rooms Jackie Brown Kill Bill Death Proof Inglourious Basterds Django Unchained Total Michael Bacall N N N 3 Zoë Bell N N N N 4 Michael Bowen N N N 3 Steve Buscemi N N 2 Paul Calderón N N 2 Laura Cayouette N N 2 Omar Doom N N 2 Julie Dreyfus N N 2 Kathy Griffin N N 2 Sid Haig N N 2 Craig Hamann N N 2 Brenda Hillhouse N N 2 Samuel L. Jackson N N N N N 5 Linda Kaye N N N 3 Harvey Keitel N N N 3 Jonathan Loughran N N 2 Michael Madsen N N 2 James Parks N N N 3 Michael Parks N N N 3 Stevo Polyi N N N 3 Tina Rodriguez N N 2 Eli Roth N N 2 Tim Roth N N N 3 Kurt Russell N 1 David Steen N N 2 Bo Svenson N N 2 Uma Thurman N N 2 Rich Turner N N N 3 Rowland Wafford N N 2 Christoph Waltz N N 2 Bruce Willis N N 2 [edit] Awards Reservoir Dogs was given the Critic's Award at the 4th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in 1993.[64] Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.[65] The film was nominated for seven Oscars, winning one for Best Original Screenplay, which was shared jointly by Tarantino and co-writer Roger Avary. In 1996, Tarantino was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor in From Dusk Till Dawn, but lost against Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau. In 2005, Quentin Tarantino won the Icon of the Decade Award at the 10th Empire Awards. On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Tarantino with a lifetime achievement award at the Malacañan Palace in Manila.[66] In 2008, Quentin Tarantino was honored with the Filmmaker on the Edge Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. In 2009, his film Inglourious Basterds was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, winning one for Best Supporting Actor. In March 2010, Tarantino was awarded the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic along with Lucy Liu and Andy Vajna for producing the 2006 movie Freedom's Fury.[67] In February 2011, Tarantino received an honorary César from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma.[68] In January 2013, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rome Film Festival[69] In January 2013, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for his film Django Unchained. Django Unchained was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Picture and Original Screenplay. [edit] Filmography Main article: Quentin Tarantino filmography [edit] Critical reception Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Reservoir Dogs 96%[70] 78[71] Pulp Fiction 95%[72] 94[73] Jackie Brown 86%[74] 64[75] Kill Bill Volume 1 85%[76] 69[77] Kill Bill Volume 2 84%[78] 83[79] Grindhouse 83%[80] 77[81] Inglourious Basterds 88%[82] 69[83] Django Unchained 89%[84] 81[85] Average 88% 77 [edit] See also Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, a film festival in Austin, Texas, United States, hosted by Tarantino. [edit] References ^ "Charlie Rose – An Interview with Quentin Tarantino". charlierose.com. http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/7257. Retrieved September 28, 2012. ^ Mali Elfman (25). "Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Interview". ScreenCrave. uCrave. http://screencrave.com/2009-08-25/quentin-tarantino-inglourious-basterds-interview/. Retrieved August 20, 2012. ^ Quentin Tarantino: Interviews - Page 52. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=c5SdiFJmswcC&pg=PA52&lpg=PA52#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved November 19, 2012. ^ film reference (2012). "Quentin Tarantino Biography (1963–)". film reference. Advameg, Inc. http://www.filmreference.com/film/96/Quentin-Tarantino.html. Retrieved August 20, 2012. ^ http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/tarantino-unveils-django-the-shortest-long-western/ ^ a b “Serious Gourmet Shit”: Quentin Tarantino’ s Pulp Fiction Journal of Literary Studies (June 1999), 15 (1-2), pg. 8-32 ^ Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ The Journal of Popular Culture (April 2012), 45 (2), pg. 391-409 Michael Rennett ^ "Quentin Tarantino Biography (1963–)". filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/96/Quentin-Tarantino.html. Retrieved January 9, 2008. ^ a b "Faces of the week". BBC. May 14, 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3712013.stm. Retrieved October 17, 2008. ^ "3 Quentin Tarantino". Entertainment Weekly. December 30, 1994. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,305084,00.html. ^ "The Man and His Movies". New York: Harper Perennial. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-06-095161-0. ^ a b Quentin Tarantino biography at yahoo.com ^ Howard Stern - Quentin Tarantino Interview, 1997 (1/3)'s channel on YouTube ^ Fresh Air from WHYY (December 28, 2009). "Fresh Air interview with Tarantino". National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=121969155. Retrieved March 2, 2010. ^ Clarkson, Wensley (1995). “Quentin Tarantino Shooting From The Hip, pg. 61. The Overlook Press Woodstock, New York ISBN 0-87951-676-3 ^ Strong, Danny (May 19, 2003). "An Interview with Danny Strong". IGN.com. http://movies.ign.com/articles/403/403660p1.html. 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ISBN 0-8126-9634-4. Waxman, Sharon, ed. (2005). Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System. HarperEntertainment. 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Employee   2009 Inglourious Basterds First Scalped Nazi/American Soldier in 'Pride of Nation' (uncredited)   2007 Diary of the Dead Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)   2007 Sukiyaki Western Django Piringo   2007 Planet Terror Rapist #1/Zombie Eating Road Kill   2007 Death Proof Warren   2007 Grindhouse The Rapist (segment "Planet Terror")/Warren (segment "Death Proof")   2005 Duck Dodgers (TV series) Master Moloch – Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family (2005) … Master Moloch (voice)   2002-2004 Alias (TV series) McKenas Cole – After Six (2004) … McKenas Cole – Full Disclosure (2004) … McKenas Cole (voice) (uncredited) – The Box: Part 2 (2002) … McKenas Cole – The Box: Part 1 (2002) … McKenas Cole   2000 Little Nicky Deacon   1997 Jackie Brown Answering Machine Voice (voice) (uncredited)   1996 Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair (Video Game) Jack Cavello (voice)   1996 Curdled Richard Gecko (uncredited)   1996 Girl 6 Director #1 - NY   1996 From Dusk Till Dawn Richard Gecko   1995 Dance Me to the End of Love (short) Groom   1995 Four Rooms Chester (segment "The Man from Hollywood")   1995 Desperado Pick-up Guy   1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio Johnny Destiny   1995 All-American Girl (TV series) Desmond – Pulp Sitcom (1995) … Desmond   1994 Somebody to Love Bartender   1994 Sleep with Me Sid   1994 Pulp Fiction Jimmie Dimmick   1994 The Coriolis Effect (short) Panhandle Slim (voice)   1992 Eddie Presley Asylum Attendant   1992 Reservoir Dogs Mr. Brown   1989 Vegetables (video)   1988 The Golden Girls (TV series) Elvis Impersonator – Sophia's Wedding: Part 1 (1988) … Elvis Impersonator   1987 My Best Friend's Birthday (short) Clarence Pool   1983 Love Birds in Bondage Boyfriend   Hide Show Writer (20 titles) ???? Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (character The Bride / as Q / written by) (announced)   2012 Django Unchained (written by)   2009 Inglourious Basterds (written by)   2007 Death Proof (written by)   2007 Grindhouse (written by / segment "Death Proof")   2006 Reservoir Dogs (Video Game) (screenplay / story)   2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Grave Danger: Volume 1 (2005) (story) – Grave Danger: Volume 2 (2005) (story)   2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (character The Bride / as Q / written by)   2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (character The Bride / as Q / written by)   1997 Jackie Brown (written for the screen by)   1996 Curdled (Gecko Brothers news report)   1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (screenplay)   1995 Dance Me to the End of Love (short)   1995 Four Rooms (written by / segment "The Man From Hollywood")   1994 Natural Born Killers (story)   1994 Pulp Fiction (story / written by)   1993 True Romance (written by)   1992 Reservoir Dogs (background radio dialog / written by)   1987 My Best Friend's Birthday (short) (written by)   1983 Love Birds in Bondage   Hide Show Director (17 titles) ???? Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (announced)   2012 Django Unchained   2009 Inglourious Basterds   2007 Death Proof   2007 Grindhouse (segment "Death Proof")   2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Grave Danger: Volume 1 (2005) – Grave Danger: Volume 2 (2005)   2005 Sin City (special guest director)   2004 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series) – Episode #3.75 (2004)   2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2   2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1   1997 Jackie Brown   1995 Four Rooms (segment "The Man from Hollywood")   1995 ER (TV series) – Motherhood (1995)   1994 Pulp Fiction   1992 Reservoir Dogs   1987 My Best Friend's Birthday (short)   1983 Love Birds in Bondage (unfinished)   Hide Show Producer (20 titles) 2010/I Coming Home (video short) (executive producer)   2008 Hell Ride (executive producer)   2007 Planet Terror (producer)   2007 Hostel: Part II (executive producer)   2007 Death Proof (producer)   2007 Grindhouse (producer)   2006 Freedom's Fury (documentary) (executive producer)   2005 Daltry Calhoun (executive producer)   2005 Hostel (executive producer)   2004 My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (executive producer)   1993 Iron Monkey (producer - 2001 release)   1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (video) (executive producer)   1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (video) (executive producer)   1998 God Said, 'Ha!' (executive producer)   1996 Curdled (executive producer)   1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (executive producer)   1995 Four Rooms (executive producer)   1993 Killing Zoe (executive producer)   1991 Past Midnight (associate producer)   1987 My Best Friend's Birthday (short) (producer)   Hide Show Miscellaneous Crew (11 titles) 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (presenter)   2008 Hell Ride (presenter)   2007 Hostel: Part II (presenter)   2005 Hostel (presenter)   2005 The Protector (presenter)   2004 My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (presenter)   2002 Hero (presenter - US version)   1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (video) (presenter)   1997 Jackie Brown (conceiver: "Chicks Who Love Guns", executive album producer - uncredited)   1991 Past Midnight (developer - uncredited)   1987 Maximum Potential (video) (production assistant)   Hide Show Soundtrack (3 titles) 2012 Django Unchained (lyrics: "Ode to Django " / "Trackers Chant")   2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (writer: "The Legend of Pai Mai")   1995 Saturday Night Live (TV series) – Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) (performer: "I'll Blow You a Kiss in the Wind")   Hide Show Cinematographer (2 titles) 2007 Death Proof (director of photography)   2007 Grindhouse (segment "Death Proof")   Hide Show Music Department (2 titles) 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (executive soundtrack producer)   2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (executive soundtrack producer)   Hide Show Editor (1 title) 1987 My Best Friend's Birthday (short)   Hide Show Thanks (64 titles) ???? Coleman (very special thanks) (filming)   2013 Muck (thanks for everything you do) (post-production)   2012 The Day I Kidnapped Tom Cruise (short) (very special thanks) (post-production)   2010 The Divine Doll (short) (special thanks) (post-production)   2012 Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang (short) (very special thanks) (completed)   2013 House Hunting (special thanks)   2013 Nobody Gets Out Alive (thanks)   2012 Him Indoors (short) (special thanks)   2012 Cry for Revenge (special thanks)   2012 A Little Bit Zombie (acknowledgment to the works of)   2012 Underbelly Blues (special thanks)   2011 Snails! (short) (thanks)   2011 Justifiable Circumstances (short) (special thanks)   2011 Samurai Diablo (short) (dedicatee)   2011 Priests with Guns (short) (very special thanks)   2011 Dumb Fiction (short) (thanks)   2011 Bruce's Garden (short) (special thanks)   2011 13 Steps (short) (grateful acknowledgment)   2011 Climb It, Tarzan! (special thanks)   2011 Below the Line (special thanks)   2011 Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter (special thanks)   2011 Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (documentary) (special thanks)   2010 Bad Hero (special thanks)   2010 The Legend Still Lives: 30 Years of Madman (video documentary) (very special thanks)   2010 The United Monster Talent Agency (short) (thanks)   2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (special thanks)   2009 The X Factor (TV series) (thanks - 1 episode) – Episode #6.19 (2009) (thanks)   2009 48 Hours in Purgatory (special thanks)   2009 Deep River: The Island (special thanks)   2009 Reiki (special thanks: for the inspiration)   2009 Azteca: La piedra del sol (documentary) (special thanks)   2009 Dream House (video short) (special thanks)   2009/I Little Red Riding Hood (video short) (special thanks)   2008/I Take (special thanks for inspiration)   2008 The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen (short) (special thanks)   2008 Exact Bus Fare (short) (very special thanks)   2008 The Waitlist (documentary short) (special thanks)   2008 A Conversation with Enzo Castellari and Quentin Tarantino (video documentary short) (special thanks)   2007 Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence (short) (special thanks)   2007 Diary of the Dead (very special thanks)   2007 Boot Polish (short) (very special thanks)   2007 Larry Coryell: A Retrospective (A Sequel to His Story) (video) (special thanks)   2007 Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother (documentary) (special thanks)   2007 Lucky Prime (short) (thanks)   2007 Hot Fuzz (with thanks to)   2007 West (special thanks - as Quentin Tarrantino)   2006 El Mascarado Massacre (very special thanks)   2006 Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' (video documentary) (special thanks)   2005 Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (TV documentary) (special thanks)   2005 Kill Dill (short) (thanks)   2005 C'est comme ça (short) (special thanks)   2005/I Broken (short) (special thanks)   2005/II Left for Dead (thanks)   2004 'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect (TV documentary short) (special thanks)   2003 Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (sincere thanks)   2003 Grand Theft Parsons (special thanks)   2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico (special thanks)   2001 Chelsea Walls (special thanks)   2001 The Cat's Meow (special thanks)   1999 Dogma (humble thanks)   1998 I Stand Alone (special thanks)   1997 Full Tilt Boogie (documentary) (acknowledgment: couldn't have made this film without)   1995 White Man's Burden (special thanks)   1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (TV documentary) (special thanks)   Hide Show Self (161 titles) 2010 Hollywood Don't Surf! (documentary) (post-production) Himself   2013 Film '72 (TV series) Himself - Interviewee – Episode dated 9 January 2013 (2013) … Himself - Interviewee   2008-2013 Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 7 January 2013 (2013) … Himself – Episode dated 22 May 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 22 May 2008 (2008) … Himself   1994-2012 Charlie Rose (TV series) Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Director / … – Episode dated 21 December 2012 (2012) … Himself - Guest – Episode dated 21 August 2009 (2009) … Himself - Guest – Episode dated 5 April 2007 (2007) … Himself - Guest – Quentin Tarantino 2003 (2003) … Himself - Guest – Episode dated 26 December 1997 (1997) … Himself See all 8 episodes »   2007-2012 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 20 December 2012 (2012) … Himself – Episode #6.108 (2010) … Himself – Episode #6.2 (2009) … Himself – Episode #4.50 (2007) … Himself   2012 The Hour (TV series) Himself – Episode #9.62 (2012) … Himself   1992-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV series) Himself / Himself - Guest – Episode #21.60 (2012) … Himself - Guest – Episode #15.54 (2007) … Himself – Episode #12.131 (2004) … Himself – Episode #12.61 (2004) … Himself – Episode dated 29 September 2003 (2003) … Himself See all 11 episodes »   2012 Django Unchained the TVOne Special (TV movie) Himself   2012 Piers Morgan Tonight (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 1 June 2012 (2012) … Himself   2012 Bar25 (documentary) Himself (uncredited)   2011 Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (TV documentary) Himself   2011 Nightmare Factory (documentary) Himself   2011 Scream Awards 2011 (TV movie) Himself   2011 La nuit des Césars (TV series documentary) Himself - César d'honneur – 36e cérémonie des César (2011) … Himself - César d'honneur   2011 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (documentary) Himself   2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (documentary) Himself   2011 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (TV documentary) Himself - Music + Film Award Recipient   2010 Michel Ciment, le cinéma en partage (documentary) Himself   2010 Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes (TV documentary) Himself   2009-2010 Tavis Smiley (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 12 March 2010 (2010) … Himself – Episode dated 24 August 2009 (2009) … Himself   2010 La noche de los Oscar (TV movie) Himself   2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV special) Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay & Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film   2010 41st NAACP Image Awards (TV movie) Himself   2009-2010 Xposé (TV series) Himself – Episode #4.112 (2010) … Himself – Episode #3.217 (2009) … Himself   2010 The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet (TV movie) Himself   2010 Live from Studio Five (TV series) Himself – Episode #1.108 (2010) … Himself   2009-2010 Entertainment Tonight (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 2 February 2010 (2010) … Himself – Episode dated 15 December 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 21 August 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 19 August 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 17 August 2009 (2009) … Himself See all 8 episodes »   2010 The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (TV special) Himself   2009-2010 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV series) Himself – Episode #1.142 (2010) … Himself – Episode #1.52 (2009) … Himself   2009-2010 The Jay Leno Show (TV series) Himself – Episode #1.82 (2010) … Himself – Episode #1.61 (2009) … Himself – Episode #1.6 (2009) … Himself   2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet Live (TV movie) Himself   2010 The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV movie) Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Screenplay   2010 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (TV movie) Himself   2009 Smap×Smap (TV series) Himself / Himself - Guest – Episode dated 16 November 2009 (2009) … Himself - Guest (as Kuenthin Taranthîno) – Quentin Tarantino & Brad Pitt (2009) … Himself   2009 Scream Awards 2009 (TV movie) Himself   2009 Parla con me (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 30 September 2009 (2009) … Himself   1992-2009 Cinema 3 (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 26 September 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 23 May 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 11 October 1996 (1996) … Himself – Episode dated 15 October 1992 (1992) … Himself   2009 Días de cine (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 24 September 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 17 September 2009 (2009) … Himself   2003-2009 Rove Live (TV series) Himself – Episode #10.25 (2009) … Himself – Episode #4.36 (2003) … Himself   2009 The Fabulous Picture Show (TV series) Himself - Guest – Amreeka (2009) … Himself - Guest   2009 Breakfast (TV series) Himself - Director – Episode dated 20 August 2009 (2009) … Himself - Director   2007-2009 Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 19 August 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 4 October 2007 (2007) … Himself – Episode dated 4 April 2007 (2007) … Himself   2005-2009 Late Show with David Letterman (TV series) Himself – Episode #16.188 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 11 May 2005 (2005) … Himself   2009 MTV Live (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 12 August 2009 (2009) … Himself   2003-2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series) Himself – Episode #7.113 (2009) … Himself – Episode #4.428 (2007) … Himself – Episode #4.208 (2006) … Himself – Episode #4.173 (2006) … Himself – Episode #4.110 (2005) … Himself See all 10 episodes »   2009 The 7PM Project (TV series) Himself – Episode #1.11 (2009) … Himself   2003-2009 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV series) Himself – Episode #16.25 (2009) … Himself – Episode #13.2 (2007) … Himself – Episode #5.4 (2003) … Himself   2007-2009 Gomorron (TV series) Himself / Himself - Från Cannes – Episode dated 22 July 2009 (2009) … Himself – Episode dated 23 May 2009 (2009) … Himself - Från Cannes – Festivalen i Cannes 'Death Proof' (2007) … Himself   2009 Aamu-TV (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 22 July 2009 (2009) … Himself   2009 Spike's Guys Choice (TV movie) Himself   2009 Larry King Live (TV series) Himself – Remembering Carradine (2009) … Himself – David Carradine Found Dead (2009) … Himself   2009 Cannes Film Festival 2009 (TV movie) Himself   2003-2009 American Idol (TV series) Himself – The Top Seven Finalists Perform (2009) … Himself – Episode #3.27 (2004) … Himself – Episode #2.35 (2003) … Himself   2008 Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (TV documentary) Himself   2008 A Conversation with Enzo Castellari and Quentin Tarantino (video documentary short)   2008 Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (documentary) Himself   2008 Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (documentary) Himself   2008 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty (TV movie) Himself   2008 AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (TV movie) Himself   2008 2008 Asian Excellence Awards (TV documentary) Himself - Presenter   2008 66th Grand Prix of Monaco (TV documentary) Himself - Sideline interview   2007 Movies Rock (TV movie) Himself - Presenter   2007 The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (TV movie) Himself (uncredited)   2007 NRJ 12: Scream Awards (TV movie) Himself   2007 Scream Awards 2007 (TV movie) Himself   2007 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (TV series) Himself - Guest Announcer – Episode #7.3 (2007) … Himself - Guest Announcer   2007 Eigo de shabera-night (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 14 September 2007 (2007) … Himself   2007 Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (documentary) Himself   2007 ITV - Formula One (TV series) Himself – 2007 European Grand Prix (2007) … Himself   2007 The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 6 July 2007 (2007) … Himself   2007 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards (TV movie) Himself   2007 L'hebdo cinéma (TV series documentary) Himself – Episode dated 26 May 2007 (2007) … Himself   2007 CenterStage (TV series documentary) Himself – Quentin Tarantino (2007) … Himself   2007 Granada Reports (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 27 April 2007 (2007) … Himself   2004-2007 Last Call with Carson Daly (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 12 April 2007 (2007) … Himself – Episode dated 21 April 2006 (2006) … Himself – Episode dated 13 January 2006 (2006) … Himself – Episode dated 30 April 2004 (2004) … Himself   1997-2007 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 2 April 2007 (2007) … Himself – Episode dated 4 January 2006 (2006) … Himself – Episode dated 3 January 2006 (2006) … Himself – Episode dated 13 May 2005 (2005) … Himself – Episode dated 14 April 2004 (2004) … Himself See all 7 episodes »   2007 E! Live from the Red Carpet: The 2007 Grammy Awards (TV special) Himself   2007 The Hot Rods of Death Proof (video documentary short) Himself - Director   2006 Iconoclasts (TV series documentary) Himself – Quentin Tarantino & Fiona Apple (2006) … Himself   2006 Scream Awards 2006 (TV special) Himself   2006 Space Top 10 Countdown (TV series) Himself – Anti-Heroes (2006) … Himself   2006 50 Films to See Before You Die (TV documentary) Himself   2006 The Tyra Banks Show (TV series) Himself – Tyra's Favorite Moments (2006) … Himself – Icons: Tarantino & Twiggy (2006) … Himself   2006 The 4th Annual TV Land Awards (TV special) Himself   2006 2006 Asian Excellence Awards (TV special) Himself - Winner: Bridge Award   2006 Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' (video documentary) Himself   2005 Budd Boetticher: An American Original (video documentary) Himself   2005 Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (TV documentary) Interviewee   2005 Magacine (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 14 October 2005 (2005) … Himself   2005 2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards (TV special) Himself   2005 The Blvd (video documentary) Himself (unconfirmed)   2005 Close-up (TV series documentary) Himself – Filmmontage: Op het scherp van de snede (2005) … Himself   2005 Blood, Guts & Cleaning Supplies: The Making of 'The Janitor' (video documentary) Himself   2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (TV series) Himself – High Brow (2005) … Himself   2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards (TV special) Himself   2005 Sin City: The Premiere (TV documentary) Himself   2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV movie) Himself   2005 Starz on the Set: Sin City (TV documentary short) Himself   2005 The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (TV special documentary) Himself - Presenter: Special Awards   2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV special) Himself - Presenter   2005 Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope (TV special) Himself   2004 Planet of the Pitts Himself   2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (documentary) Himself   2004 A Conversation with Quentin Tarantino & Scott Spiegel (video documentary short) Himself   2004 'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect (TV documentary short) Himself (also archive footage)   2004 2004 MTV Movie Awards (TV special) Himself - Presenter   2004 Filmland (TV series documentary) Himself - Jury President of Cannes Film Festival – Episode #3.16 (2004) … Himself - Jury President of Cannes Film Festival   2004 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (TV documentary) Himself   2004 Tracks (TV series documentary) Himself – Tarantino Special (2004) … Himself   2004 Mario Bava: Operazione paura (TV documentary) Himself   2003-2004 4Pop (TV series documentary) Himself – Sorretun Suomen sävelet (2004) … Himself – Leffamarkkinoinnin pahat pojat (2003) … Himself   2004 John Travolta: The Inside Story (TV documentary) Himself   1998-2004 Howard Stern (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 20 April 2004 (2004) … Himself – Episode dated 19 November 2003 (2003) … Himself – Episode dated 12 January 1998 (1998) … Himself   2004 On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 19 April 2004 (2004) … Himself   2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Himself (voice) (uncredited)   2004 The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2' (TV documentary) Himself   2004 Double Dare (documentary) Himself   2004 The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (TV special) Himself - Presenter   2004 Silenci? (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 18 January 2004 (2004) … Himself   2004 Celluloid Horror (documentary) Himself   2003 Charlotte Roche trifft... (TV series documentary) Himself – Quentin Tarantino: Teil 2 (2003) … Himself – Quentin Tarantino: Teil 1 (2003) … Himself   2003 Extra (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 15 October 2003 (2003) … Himself   2003 The Making of 'Kill Bill' (TV documentary) Himself   2003 Tinseltown TV (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 13 September 2003 (2003) … Himself   2003 2003 ABC World Stunt Awards (TV special) Himself (uncredited)   1999-2003 Biography (TV series documentary) Himself – John Travolta (2003) … Himself – Samuel L. Jackson (1999) … Himself   2002 The Class of '92 (video documentary short) Himself   2002 Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (video documentary short) Himself   2002 Pulp Fiction: The Facts (video documentary short) Himself   2002 Baadasssss Cinema (TV documentary) Himself   2002 All the Love You Cannes! (documentary) Himself   2002 Sundance 20 (documentary) Himself   2002 Film Genre (TV series documentary) Himself – The Western (2002) … Himself   2001 Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone (video documentary short) Himself   2001 The 10 Commandments of Creativity (TV documentary) Himself   2001 Music Behind the Scenes (TV mini-series documentary) Himself   2000 Hollywood Goes to Hell (TV documentary short) Himself   1999 Intimate Portrait (TV series documentary) Himself – Pam Grier (1999) … Himself   1999 E! True Hollywood Story (TV series documentary) Himself – Christopher Jones (1999) … Himself   1999 Forever Hollywood (TV documentary) Himself   1998 Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business (TV mini-series documentary) Himself   1998 Mundo VIP (TV series) Himself – Show nº98 (1998) … Himself   1998 God Said, 'Ha!' Himself   1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary) Himself (uncredited)   1997 Full Tilt Boogie (documentary) Himself - 'Richie Gecko'   1996 Caiga quien caiga (TV series) Himself – Episode #2.4 (1996) … Himself   1996 Això no és tot! (TV series) Himself – Episode dated 9 October 1996 (1996) … Himself   1996 The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (documentary) Himself   1996 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood (TV special documentary) Himself   1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV special) Himself - Audience Member   1996 Dennis Miller Live (TV series) Himself – Being Single (1996) … Himself (uncredited)   1995 Saturday Night Live (TV series) Camper / Chester Millbrush / Himself - Guest Host – Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) … Himself - Guest Host/Camper/Chester Millbrush   1995 The Anatomy of Horror (TV documentary) Himself   1995 Oscars 1995 (TV movie) Himself   1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV special) Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director (also archive footage)   1995 Moviewatch (TV series documentary) Himself - Interviewee – From London (1995) … Himself - Interviewee   1995 American Cinema (TV series documentary) Himself – The Edge of Hollywood … Himself   1995 The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV movie) Himself - Winner: Best Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director   1995 The 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Awards (TV movie) Himself - Winner: Best Director   1995 1995 MTV Movie Awards (TV special) Himself   1993 Cinefile: Made in the USA (TV documentary) Himself   Hide Show Archive Footage (16 titles) 2012 The Hour (TV series)   2010 The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest (TV series)   2007 Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia (TV documentary short) Himself   2007 Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires (TV documentary) Himself   2007 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV series)   2007 Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (documentary) Himself   2005 Cinema mil (TV series)   2005 'Reservoir Dogs' Revisited (TV special documentary) Himself   2005 Make Your Own Damn Movie! (video documentary) Himself   2004 Silenci? (TV series)   2004 The Anti-Hero's Journey (video documentary short) Pick-up Guy (uncredited)   2002 Histoires de festival (short) Himself   De 10 (TV series documentary)   1998 Jackie Chan: My Story (video documentary) Himself   1995 Empire of the Censors (TV documentary) Himself   1995 MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (TV special) Himself   Related Videos See all 64 » Edit Personal Details Other Works: TV commercial for PerfecTV! (1996) See more »
Publicity Listings: 8 Print Biographies  | 26 Interviews  | 37 Articles  | 10 Magazine Cover Photos  | See more » Alternate Names: Q | Kuenthin Taranthîno | Quentin Tarrantino Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m) Edit Did You Know? Personal Quote: On how to take the violence in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (re: The final duel with Lucy Liu): "It's supposed to be kind of amusing and poetic at the same time. And also just a teeny-tiny bit solemn. When you see her head, it's funny. And then her line, 'that really was a Hattori Hanzo sword,' that's funny... See more » Trivia: Ranked #8 in Empire (UK) magazine's greatest directors ever 2005 poll. See more » Trademark: Lead characters usually drive General Motors vehicles, particularly Chevrolet and Cadillac, such as Jules' 1974 Nova and Vincent's 1960s Malibu. See more » Nickname: QT See more » Star Sign: Aries  

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Born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, TN, Tarantino was raised solely by his mother, Connie, a former nurse and health care executive, after his father, Tony, a sometime actor, left the family before his son was born. When Tarantino was two years old, his mother left Knoxville and settled in Torrance, CA. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, Tarantino held a succession of odd jobs, including usher at a porn theater, before finding his niche as a clerk at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, where for five years he engaged customers - including many low-profile industry players - with his passionate rants about film noir, Sonny Chiba and grindhouse movies. It was at Video Archives that he met future producing partner Roger Avary, who later collaborated on several screenplays with Tarantino. In 1984, Tarantino took his first steps into filmmaking with "My Best Friend's Birthday," a 70-minute comedy he co-directed with Craig Hamann about a young man whose plans to do something nice for his friend's birthday keep running afoul. Made over four years on a paltry budget of $5,000, Tarantino's first directing effort never officially saw the light of day; in fact, only about 36-minutes survived and were shown later at film festivals once he became a success. But his trademark sharp dialogue, obscure film references and foot fetish were on display even then.

Though famous for directing, Tarantino had aspirations of being an actor too, so placed himself in a leading role for "My Best Friend's Birthday." He also made a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance as one of several Elvis impersonators in a 1988 episode of "The Golden Girls" (NBC, 1985-1992). With little money in his pocket, Tarantino was glad to get a lump sum of $700 and the subsequent residual checks, which were welcomed in lean times. Meanwhile, Tarantino and Avery were hired by producer John Langley, a regular video store customer who was impressed by their film knowledge, to work as production assistants on a Dolph Lundgren exercise video. This led to work at Cinetel Productions, where Tarantino and Avary hooked up with producer Lawrence Bender and finished the screenplay for "Reservoir Dogs," a brutally violent, yet elegantly written crime drama about the aftermath of a jewelry store heist gone bad. Originally budgeted for $35,000, the production grew to $1.5 million when Harvey Keitel - who played the morally-conflicted Mr. White - became enamored of the script and agreed to star. The result was a cleverly structured and stylized caper with themes of masculinity, loyalty and betrayal that benefited greatly from top notch tough-guy performances from a superior ensemble that included Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn and Michael Madsen. The soundtrack for the film - songs that meant something personal to Tarantino - was almost as important to the film's impact as the performances of the cast of infamous Mr.'s.

"Reservoir Dogs" premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, but was pointedly snubbed by the jury. Nonetheless, Tarantino became an overnight sensation and was lionized by some as the next Martin Scorsese, albeit with liberal sprinklings of Samuel Fuller and John Woo. Suddenly, Tarantino found himself to be in high demand in Hollywood. Two scripts he co-wrote with Avary - though it remained in dispute how much credit went to his writing partner - were immediately snatched up and turned into films. The first, "True Romance" (1993), was a gleefully adolescent daydream fueled by pop culture, violence and testosterone about a pair of young lovers (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) who flee Detroit for Los Angeles after stealing a dealer's stash of cocaine. Slickly directed by Tony Scott, the film offered grandstanding performances and a glossy commercial sheen that rendered the ample violence less distressing than it was in "Reservoir Dogs." Another script, "Natural Born Killers" (1994), was penned during the same burst of creativity with Avary, and was in some ways an off-shoot of "True Romance;" in the sense that it depicted a cross-country journey by two young lovers (this time Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) on the lam. Oliver Stone directed the hyper-kinetic thriller with a heavy hand from a script that he had extensively rewritten, much to Tarantino's annoyance. Never one to mince words from the jump, Tarantino subsequently criticized Stone, saying publicly how much he hated the movie.

Nearing the top of his game, the frenetic Tarantino escaped to Amsterdam, where he took in the local wares and penned the drafts for what became both his signature film and a pop culture phenomenon, "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Returning to a familiar urban landscape characterized by themes of trust and betrayal, and inhabited by gangsters given to low-level postulating, "Pulp Fiction" boasted another A-list cast including Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken. The darkly comic neo-noir told a series of intertwining tales that revolved around a pair of philosophizing hit men (Travolta and Jackson) who run into trouble after recovering a mysterious briefcase, an aging prize fighter (Willis) who incurs the wrath of a mob boss (Ving Rhames) after failing to throw a fight, and said mob boss' girlfriend (Thurman) who has too much of a good time with one of the hit men (Travolta). The film premiered to rabid acclaim and a small degree of controversy at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, where Tarantino grabbed hold of the Palme d'Or. In it's theatrical release, "Pulp Fiction" was a surprising box office success, grossing over $200 million internationally, while earning several Academy Award nominations and a win for Best Original Screenplay. Many felt for some time that "Pulp Fiction" was robbed of the Best Picture win, losing instead to the feel-good Robert Zemeckis film, "Forrest Gump" (1994).

Quite literally, "Pulp Fiction" made Tarantino the toast of Hollywood overnight, while resuscitating the commercial and critical fortunes of Travolta, whose career resurgence became a well-publicized sidebar to the film, thanks to the red-hot young filmmaker who liked nothing more than to bring back his old favorites from TV and films past and giving them a shot in one of his films. After taking home well over a dozen major awards for "Pulp Fiction," Tarantino was all but omnipresent in late 1994 and 1995. As an actor, he had began popping up in small roles in independent features like "Sleep With Me" (1994) and "Somebody to Love" (1994), but he began to get cast in low and medium budget studio pictures. He was abysmal as the god of Las Vegas fortune Johnny Destiny in the disastrous crime noir "Destiny Turns on the Radio" (1995), but did manage an enjoyable turn as a hapless drug dealer in friend Robert Rodriguez's "Desperado" (1995). Segueing to television, Tarantino had a guest shot on Margaret Cho's short-lived sitcom "All-American Girl" (ABC, 1994-95) and directed a flashy installment of the medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). A few years later, Tarantino was to direct an installment of the popular sci-fi series "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002) - of which he was a devoted fan - but he had refused to join the Directors Guild of America and was unable to secure a waiver to helm the episode.

Tarantino and Bender expanded their production company, A Band Apart. Formed in 1991, the name was taken from Jean-Luc Godard's "Bande à Part" (1964), to include A Band Apart Commercials and Rolling Thunder. The latter was a specialty distribution label under Miramax Pictures designed to acquire, distribute and market four films per year. The emphasis was supposed to be on visceral, exploitation-tinged genre movies. The first acquisition was a quirky Hong Kong import, Wong Kar-Wai's "Chungking Express" (1996), an exquisitely stylized romantic comedy in police drama drag. As a filmmaker, Tarantino returned to the screen to executive produce "Four Rooms" (1995), a poorly received comedy anthology, for which he also wrote, directed and starred in the worst of four segments involving the comic antics of a frazzled hotel concierge (Tim Roth). He fared better as executive producer, writer and co-star of Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996), a moody, violent crime noir that transformed into a gory and repetitive special effects-laden vampire movie. The reviews were mixed, but box office take was brisk. Still in demand as an actor, Tarantino played an unsympathetic version of himself as "QT" in Spike Lee's sex comedy, "Girl 6" (1996).

For his long-awaited follow-up feature, Tarantino adapted Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch into "Jackie Brown" (1997), a vehicle for blaxploitation actress Pam Grier. Fans expecting "Pulp Fiction 2" were somewhat disappointed, namely due to the slow pacing and Tarantino's focus on the would-be romance between an airline stewardess (Grier) in trouble for smuggling money for drug dealers and her earnest, sympathetic bail bondsman (Robert Forster). While some critics carped over the film's length, many were enthralled with the script and the casting. Other than an acting appearance on stage opposite Marisa Tomei in the new Broadway version of "Wait Until Dark" (1998) and a small role in the tepid Adam Sandler comedy "Little Nicky" (2000), Tarantino took a long hiatus from public appearances and filmmaking amid tabloid headlines proclaiming rumors of writer's block, pot smoking, temper tantrums and fistfights; rumors he denied. Tarantino spent three years writing a World War II epic called "Inglourious Basterds," but he failed at the time to find the right ending. He finally settled on directing "Kill Bill," an unabashedly bloody valentine to kung fu and blaxploitation films. The idea was spawned after encountering "Pulp Fiction" player Uma Thurman at a 2000 Oscar bash, who recalled an idea the two had once cooked up on set. The story centered on a bride (Thurman) who gets left for dead after her wedding party is slaughtered at the chapel. She swears vengeance on the attackers and methodically hunts them down in a long killing spree. Tarantino gave Thurman - an actress he would later call "his muse" - 30 pages of script for her 30th birthday, and the film - a meditation on vengeance described by the auteur as "the movie of my geek movie dreams" - was soon a go.

Initially set as a $42 million movie, "Kill Bill" ballooned into a $60-plus million, three-hour opus that took 155 days to shoot. But Tarantino kept forging forward until the film was finished. Miramax was impressed with the quality of the footage, yet unsure of an audience's ability to endure unrelenting levels of violence. In a shrewd move, Tarantino decided to issue the film in two segments just months apart - "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" (2004), both of which centered on The Bride's relentless bloody search for her former employer and mastermind behind her wedding massacre (David Carradine). One of the most graphically violent films ever released - with an R rating, no less - "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" proved to be every bit as critically polarizing as any Tarantino effort, with many critics calling it brilliant cinema and others decrying its gut-wrenching scenes. Like other Tarantino efforts, "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" spun the already established formula on its head when it scaled down the action in favor of unexpected character moments and the writer-director's characteristically absorbing dialogue - not to mention demonstrating his gift for luring top-notch performances out of actors whose careers had dimmed.

Tarantino next appeared as a "special guest director" in director Robert Rodriguez and writer-artist Frank Miller's adaptation of Miller's crime noir comic book series "Sin City" (2005). Tarantino helmed the tense, eerie sequence within "The Big Fat Kill" storyline in which the tough, but noble Dwight (Clive Owen) has an extended conversation with the corpse of the corrupt cop Jackie Boy (Benicio del Toro) as he drives to dispose of the dead bodies in the tar pits in hopes of avoiding a turf war. Continuing to demonstrate his love of a wide-ranging array of pop culture icons, Tarantino stepped behind the camera to direct the 2005 season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ), which featured the final TV performance of Frank Gorshin and, like "Kill Bill, Vol. 2," a plot centering around a cast member being buried alive. After scoring an Emmy nomination his "CSI" stint, Tarantino expressed interest in assembling a limited-run series for which he would write and direct all 12 episodes, "like one big arc-novel," but nothing came of the idea. As a performer, he came d as himself in the enchanting telepic "The Muppets' 'Wizard of Oz'" (ABC, 2005) and made three guest appearances as former SD-6 agent-turned-international criminal McKenas Cole on one of his favorite TV shows, "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06).

A great interview subject, the fast-talking Tarantino cultivated an intriguing public persona over the years. He enjoyed dual status as the film geek who made good and the reigning avatar of postmodern cool. The latter quality was conveyed by the playful hipster tone of his onscreen protagonists, their retro clothing, a mastery of pop culture allusions and killer soundtracks. Eventually, the mere fact that Tarantino liked a particular film or performer became a marketable selling point. Tarantino also showed his canny mastery of self-promotion, reviving his fading image as the poster boy for bad boy cinema. He was famously sued by producer Don Murphy for $5 million and accused of assault after Tarantino attacked him in restaurant in 1997, punching him and slamming him against the wall. Tarantino next added his name to Eli Roth's second feature, "Hostel" (2006), a brutal horror flick about two American college buddies (Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) lured to an out-of-the-way hostel in a Slovakian town rumored to house desperate, but beautiful Eastern European women. Following their wrong heads, both Americans get trapped in a truly sinister situation that plunges them into the dark recesses of human nature. With Tarantino's name and public support, "Hostel" received way more attention than it otherwise would have merited.

Tarantino next teamed up with directing pal Robert Rodriguez once more to direct "Grindhouse" (2007), a compilation of two 90-minute long horror flicks helmed by both directors that was a throwback to the days of bloody, sex-fueled, low-rent double features that played in seedy 42nd Street theaters in New York City. Tarantino's offering was a slasher-cum-road rage flick called "Death Proof," starring Kurt Russell as a crazed killer who tries to mow down young women, including Rosario Dawson and Zoë Bell, in a black Chevy Nova. Despite widespread attention lavished on the film, including exhaustive rounds made to various media outlets by Tarantino, "Grindhouse" failed to draw large crowds to theaters; some of those who did show up walked out after Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" segment, thinking the movie was over. Meanwhile, Tarantino finally found the ending he was looking for with "Inglourious Basterds" and went about putting it together for his next film. After a leaked copy of the script made the Internet rounds, Tarantino quickly went about casting actors, including Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger. The final film was a violent tour-de-force about a group of hard-nosed Nazi hunters in German-occupied France during World War II that brought Tarantino his best critical acclaim since "Pulp Fiction." He earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay; a DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. More importantly, the film earned a total of eight Academy Award nods including for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.The career of Quentin Tarantino instantly became the stuff of Hollywood legend, thanks to winning an Oscar, Golden Globe and numerous critics' awards for Best Original Screenplay for the groundbreaking and much-imitated "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Having famously learned his art while working as a video store clerk after dropping out of high school, Tarantino burst onto the scene first as a writer, penning the original drafts of Tony Scott's "True … Read More » Job TitleActor, Camera, Film & Tape, Director, Other, Producer, Sound, WriterBornQuentin Jerome Tarantino on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Quentin Tarantino1 - 4 of 30PrevNext See all Photos&raquo LATEST CREDITSCorman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood RebelHimselfPOM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever SoldHimselfHollywood Don't Surf!HimselfNot Quite HollywoodHimselfPierre Rissient: Man of CinemaActorSukiyaki Western DjangoRingoGrindhouseRapist/Warren/ Rapist/Warren ("Planet Terror"/"Death Proof"), Director of Photography ( Death Proof ), Director ( Death Proof ), Director ("Death Proof"), Producer, Screenplay ( Death Proof ), Screenplay ("Death Proof")The Muppets: Wizard Of OzActorDouble DareHimselfWords In ProgressHimselfZ Channel: A Magnificent ObsessionActorSundance20HerselfLittle NickyDeaconKisses in the DarkVoiceFull-Tilt BoogieHimselfThe Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie CameraHimselfSomebody to LoveBartender--Club XGirl 6Director No 1From Dusk Till DawnRichard Gecko, Executive Producer, ScreenplayFour RoomsChester, Director ( The Man From Hollywood ), Executive Producer, Screenplay ( The Man From Hollywood )DesperadoPick-up GuyDestiny Turns on the RadioJohnny DestinyPulp FictionJimmie, Director, Screenplay, Stories BySleep With MeSidCult FictionCameoEddie PresleyCameoReservoir DogsMr Brown, Director, background radio dialogue, ScreenplayDjango UnchainedDirector, ScreenplayInglourious BasterdsDirector, ScreenwriterSin CitySpecial Guest DirectorKill Bill Vol. 2Director, Screenplay, Based on the Character The BrideKill Bill Vol. 1Director, Screenplay, Source Material (from character: The Bride )Jackie BrownDirector, ScreenplayCrimson TideOtherThe Man With the Iron FistsProducerKillshotProducer, Screenplay (has been mentioned to write the screenplay. )Hell RideExecutive ProducerHostel: Part IIExecutive ProducerFreedom s FuryExecutive ProducerHostelExecutive ProducerThe Daltry CalhounExecutive ProducerHeroPresented ByThe Iron MonkeyProducer ( presents )From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman s DaughterExecutive ProducerMighty Peking ManProducer ( Presents )God Said, Ha!Executive ProducerFrom Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood MoneyExecutive ProducerCurdledExecutive ProducerKilling ZoeExecutive ProducerDetroit 9000presenterKill Buljo: The MovieCharacters as Source MaterialThe RockScreenplayNatural Born KillersFrom StoryTrue RomanceScreenplay Email 0Recommend0Tweet0 Latest Movie Stills1 - 4 of 20prevnext

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After a much-hyped nomination month, stars took to the red carpet last night for the Golden Globes, awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Django Unchained was nominated in several categories, and as the Globes are sometimes considered a precursor to the Oscars, the mood was tense and hopeful. The Globes are a mainly TV event, and don’t drag on as much as the Academy Awards.
Without further ado, the first Globe went to Christoph …

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Tonight (GMT+1) we will be live-tweeting from the red carpet premiere of Django Unchained at Berlin’s Sony Center! Included below is the live-stream from the red carpet that will go on air at 5.45pm Berlin time-zone, so make sure you tune in to see the stars. Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and many more, will be walking down the red carpet (including the Tarantino Archives crew!). Sony Pictures is pulling …

Read more » Western Unchained – Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western favorites Posted in Frontpage news on 2 Jan 2013 by Sebastian| 2 Comments

Quentin Tarantino has opened the eyes of many, especially among the younger generation, to a world of cinema that has otherwise not received the public attention it should have. Foreign films, old kung fu movies, European classics, Spaghetti Westerns, Filipino low-budget action movies, classic drive-in flicks of the 60s and 70s, you name it. I personally think it is (among many things) a great achievement that through his movies, he has revived so much …

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Der Quentin Tarantino Archives BluRay Einkaufsführer  (This article is in German)
Alles wird neu aufgelegt, und im Jungel von Neuauflagen, Steelbooks, Special Editions und Mediamarkt Wühlware kennt sich eh keiner mehr aus. Man steht dann im Laden seines Vertrauens und ist sich nicht mehr sicher ob man denn nun die wirklich beste Edition des Lieblingsfilms in der Hand hält. Wir lichten das Dickicht, was folgt ist eine Aufstellung der aktuell in Deutschland erhältlichen Tarantino Filme …

Read more » First reviews of Django Unchained are obviously positive Posted in Frontpage news on 3 Dec 2012 by Sebastian| 3 Comments

With the first invitation-only screenings happening, there’s a bunch of early reviews that we want to reprise here. It seems that people with quite different expectations and viewpoints all come to the conclusion that it’s one hell of an epic, that manages to cleverly walk the line between harsh period piece on a delicate subject (slavery), and an action-heavy western with a good dose of humor. Here are some quotes:
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Read more » Django Unchained soundtrack and final theatrical trailer Posted in Frontpage news on 29 Nov 2012 by Sebastian| 8 Comments

The Django Unchained soundtrack listing has come out, and not only that, there’s also a nice foreword by Quentin Tarantino himself, explaining quite a novelty in the Tarantinoverse: original contributions. This website has previously broken soundtrack news, if you remember the Hell Ride track listing – a soundtrack which is not available for purchase to date. We apologize for the delay this time, but due to this website being run from a different timezone, …

Read more » The pursuit of vengeance – new Django Unchained poster Posted in Frontpage news on 12 Nov 2012 by Sebastian| 5 Comments

Yahoo Movies has debuted a new Django Unchained poster, that has plenty of style, blood and big names on it. The press should be all over this masterpiece in little over a month, and if you’re like me, you’re counting the days until December 25th. For all about Django Unchained, click here, and stay tuned for more. What follows is the official synopsis.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED …

Read more » 13 New Django Unchained pictures show Goggins, Johnson Posted in Frontpage news on 30 Oct 2012 by Sebastian| 15 Comments

Have you recovered from the amazing new Django Unchained trailer yet? News today is that there will be a 9 minute trailer shown at a film festival in Tuskany.
But that’s not why I am writing this. What’s really cool is, that a fistful of new official movie stills have appeared out of thin air today, thirteen to be exact, posted on the Brazilian entertainment news site Omelete. We get a better look at Don …

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From All Movie Guide: Born March 27th, 1963, director/screenwriter/actor/producer Quentin Tarantino was perhaps the most distinctive and volatile talent to emerge in American film in the early '90s. Unlike the previous generation of American filmmakers, Tarantino learned his craft from his days as a video clerk rather than as a film-school student. Consequently, he developed an audacious fusion of pop culture and independent arthouse cinema; his films were thrillers that were distinguished as much by their clever, twisting dialogue as their outbursts of extreme violence. Tarantino initially began his career as an actor (his biggest role was as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls), taking classes while he was working at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, CA.

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