Born In: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Either an individual grasps Quentin Tarantino’s films, or doesn’t. Those who do understand his movies, relate to his craft of making a daring fusion of thrillers, neo-noir, and non-linear films. Those who do not apprehend his films, pass them off as mere art-house cinema material. Nonetheless, Quentin Tarantino has grown to become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Not only has he managed to gather a cult following for his films, he, unlike his previous generation of filmmakers, has understood in entirety, what ‘kind’ of films get the audiences flocking to cinema halls. From the famous Pulp Fiction to Inglorious Basterds and Reservoir Dogs to Natural Born Killers, he has come a long way from working in a video rental store to one of the most legendary director-screenwriters of all time. Through most part of his life, he juggled as the multifaceted actor, director, screenwriter and producer and in the latter part of his life, decided to stick to doing what he knew best - direction and production. One would be able to spot a Quentin Tarantino classic from a mile away. The theme of his films mostly revolve around dissimilar traditions, gangster violence, Blaxploitation themes and accented language.
Also Known As: Quentin Jerome Tarantino
father: Tony Tarantino
mother: Connie Zastoupil
siblings: Tanya Marie - Ronnajean Tarantino Murphy - Edward Tarantino
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Irish American, Italian American
U.S. State: Tennessee
City: Knoxville, Tennessee
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, to Tony Tarantino, an actor and Connie McHugh, a nurse. He is of Italian-Irish-Cherokee ancestry. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Curt Zastoupil.
He studied at Fleming Junior High School, where he took up drama classes and also studied at Narbonne High School, before he dropped out at the age of fifteen.
After he quit school, he attended James Best Theater Company but left it after 2 years.
Quentin Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a party. The latter encouraged him to write his first screenplay, which he did and called it My Best Friend’s Birthday. However, the reel of the film was destroyed in a fire and the screenplay would go on to form the basis for True Romance.
He debuted as a director with the film, Reservoir Dogs, which released in 1992. The film became an instant hit and was screened at the Sundance Film Festival the same year.
In 1993, he write the screenplay for the American romantic-crime movie, True Romance starring Van Kilmer, Christian Slater and Gary Oldman. The following year, he wrote the screenplay for Natural Born Killers.
He had become so popular in Hollywood by now that many scriptwriters approached him for films like Speed and Men in Black. But he refused the scripts, withdrew to Amsterdam and began working on his next big project, Pulp Fiction.
In 1994, Pulp Fiction was released and received numerous awards for its ingenious direction and non-linear story line. It became so popular that he was nominated for the category of Best Director for the Academy Awards.
‘Inglourious Basterds’, the war film directed by Quentin Tarantino in 2009, is one of the biggest American blockbusters till date and earned a whopping $321 million in theaters worldwide. The movie went on to receive a number of important awards, including eight Academy Award nominations. The film is till date, the second highest commercially successful film in the United States and was showcased at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
He has been romantically linked with a number of women including Mira Sorvino, Sofia Coppola, Allison Anders, Kathy Griffin, Uma Thurman, Margaret Cho and Didem Erol. In 2018, he married Daniella Pick and they welcomed a son in 2020. On February 9, 2022, they announced that they were expecting their second child together. They welcomed their child in July 2022.
He is best-friends with collaborator, Robert Rodriguez. He is also close to Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith and Harvey Keitel.
This famous American director of the ‘Django Unchained’ fame displays ‘Rio Bravo’ for prospective girlfriends as a test for their compatibility.
Quentin Tarantino Movies
(Adventure, War, Drama)
(Crime, Drama, Thriller)
(Action, Crime, Thriller)
(Crime, Thriller, Action)
(Thriller, Romance, Drama, Crime)
|2013||Best Writing, Original Screenplay||Django Unchained (2012)|
|1995||Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Pulp Fiction (1994)|
|2020||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)|
|2013||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||Django Unchained (2012)|
|1995||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||Pulp Fiction (1994)|
|2013||Best Original Screenplay||Django Unchained (2012)|
|1995||Best Screenplay - Original||Pulp Fiction (1994)|
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