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Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Tarantino is best known as a director, screenwriter and producer of some extremely successful films. He is also rarely active as an actor. His most popular work is “Pulp Fiction”, which has become a cult film.
Early Life of Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino was born to his mother in 1963 when he was 16 years old. His father was Italian-American Tony Tarantino. Just two years later, his mother moved with Quentin without his father to Los Angeles, where Tarantino grew up. Since he grew up without siblings, he spent a lot of time in cinemas and mainly watched so-called B movies. When he was 15 years old, he began training as an actor, which was initially unsuccessful. At the age of 20 he got a job in a video store. Even then he had extensive film knowledge. He was already writing his own screenplays, some of which were actually filmed much later. Finally, cutting in was an encounter with Terry Gilliam, who told him that as a director you can’t go far wrong, you just have to know what you want. From then on, Quentin Tarantino saw himself as a director.
Quentin Tarantino career
His first work, which was also released in cinemas in 1992, was the film Reservoir Dogs. Financially backed by Harvey Keitel, this film became a huge hit and propelled Tarantino to stardom in the independent film arena. But his second work was to have an even stronger impact and is still very closely linked to his name: Pulp Fiction.
Above all, the narrative structure and the overall cleverly constructed plot were praised in this strip. The film also helped some of its protagonists to get a career boost, such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. The highlight for Tarantino himself, however, was that he received an Oscar for best screenplay. Having become independent due to the immense financial success, Quentin Tarantino initially allowed himself a three-year break in his work. The film Jackie Brown followed, which again received numerous awards and was shot with many stars, including Robert de Niro and Michael Keaton. During this time he also wrote the screenplay for “From Dusk Till Dawn”, which his friend Robert Rodriguez filmed and was a great success for his part.
Tarantino again took a longer break before creating the two-part film “Kill Bill” and releasing the two parts in 2003 and 2004. Further productions were followed in 2009 by another work that became a classic in recent film history. In Inglorious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, he created a counterfactual war film that received mixed reviews but was another huge commercial success.
Three more films followed, of which Django Unchained was another huge success, as well as The Hateful Eight and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tarantino then announced that he only wanted to make two more films before retiring from the film business.
Quentin Tarantino has been in a private relationship with Israeli singer Daniella Pick since 2009 and has been married since 2018. At the end of 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting a child.
It should also be mentioned that Quentin Tarantino was an actor in almost all of his own works and also in many others. He played roles in the films “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Four Rooms”, “Diary of the Dead” or “Broadway Therapy”, in which he has a cameo appearance as himself. In addition, he played in some television series such as the Golden Girls or the Muppets in individual episodes or directed them.
Highlights of Quentin Tarantino’s career
The most outstanding films he has released so far are undoubtedly “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglorious Basterds” as well as “Django Unchained” from a commercial point of view. In addition, for him personally there are of course the two Oscars for the screenplays for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. He has also received two Golden Globe Awards, one British Academy Film Award and one Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also nominated several times for all of these awards. He also received the César d’honneur for his life’s work in 2011.
Famous Quentin Tarantino quotes
The focus of this small collection is deliberately on quotes from Quentin Tarantino as a person, not on those countless quotes from his films that have become legendary.
“Sure, ‘Kill Bill’ is a violent film. But it’s a Tarantino film. You don’t go to a Metallica concert and tell them to turn the music down.”
“When people ask me if I went to film schools, I tell them, ‘No, I went to films.'”
“Violence in the cinema? Watching a car explode is more interesting than watching it park.”
Amazing facts about Quentin Tarantino
As a child, he was a huge fan of Marvel Comics, created and written by Stan Lee.
Since he doesn’t like surreptitious advertising in films, he creates his own brands that don’t exist in reality, which then appear again and again in his works, e.g. B. “Red Apple” cigarettes or “Big Kahuna” burgers.