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Birth information

27 March 1963 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Given Name

Quentin Jerome Tarantino

Nickname

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How tall is Quentin Tarantino?

1.85 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Daniella Pick

Life Story of Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and...

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Lead characters usually drive General Motors vehicles, particularly Chevrolet and Cadillac, such as Jules' 1974 Nova and Vincent's 1960s Malibu.
Briefcases and suitcases play an important role in Pulp Fiction (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Jackie Brown...

Publications and Magazines about Quentin Tarantino

Wensley Clarkson Quentin Tarantino: Shooting From the Hip. 1996
Jerome Charyn Raised by Wolves: The Turbulent Art and Times of Quentin Tarantino. 2006
Jim Smith Tarantino. 2005
Wensley Clarkson Quentin Tarantino: The Man, The Myths and His Movies. 2007
Jami Bernard Quentin Tarantino: The Man and His Movies. 1995
Gerald Peary Quentin Tarantino: Interviews. 1998
Paul A. Woods King Pulp: The Wild World of Quentin Tarantino. 1996
Christopher Kenworthy Shoot Like Tarantino: The Visual Secrets of Dangerous Storytelling. 2015

What movies did Quentin Tarantino play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Untitled Star Trek Project , Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) , #15SecondScare (2016) , Hell Ride (2008) , Planet Terror (2007) , Hostel: Part II (2007) , Death Proof (2007) , Grindhouse (2007) , Freedom's Fury (2006) , Daltry Calhoun (2005) , Hostel (2005) , My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004) , From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999) , Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) , God Said, 'Ha!' (1998) , Curdled (1996) , From Dusk Till Dawn...

Birth information

27 March 1963 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Given Name

Quentin Jerome Tarantino

Nickname

QT
Q

How tall is Quentin Tarantino?

1.85 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Daniella Pick

Life Story of Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and...

Significant features of Quentin Tarantino

Lead characters usually drive General Motors vehicles, particularly Chevrolet and Cadillac, such as Jules' 1974 Nova and Vincent's 1960s Malibu.
Briefcases and suitcases play an important role in Pulp Fiction (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Jackie Brown...

Publications and Magazines about Quentin Tarantino

Wensley Clarkson Quentin Tarantino: Shooting From the Hip. 1996
Jerome Charyn Raised by Wolves: The Turbulent Art and Times of Quentin Tarantino. 2006
Jim Smith Tarantino. 2005
Wensley Clarkson Quentin Tarantino: The Man, The Myths and His Movies. 2007
Jami Bernard Quentin Tarantino: The Man and His Movies. 1995
Gerald Peary Quentin Tarantino: Interviews. 1998
Paul A. Woods King Pulp: The Wild World of Quentin Tarantino. 1996
Christopher Kenworthy Shoot Like Tarantino: The Visual Secrets of Dangerous Storytelling. 2015

What movies did Quentin Tarantino play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Untitled Star Trek Project , Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) , #15SecondScare (2016) , Hell Ride (2008) , Planet Terror (2007) , Hostel: Part II (2007) , Death Proof (2007) , Grindhouse (2007) , Freedom's Fury (2006) , Daltry Calhoun (2005) , Hostel (2005) , My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004) , From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999) , Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) , God Said, 'Ha!' (1998) , Curdled (1996) , From Dusk Till Dawn...

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Quentin Tarantino in Muppets: Der Zauberer von Oz (2005)

Was sued by Don Murphy for $5,000,000, accused of assault. Tarantino attacked Murphy in restaurant, slammed him against the wall and punched him. [November 1997]

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Quentin Tarantino in Muppets: Der Zauberer von Oz (2005)

Together with Lawrence Bender founded record company called A Band Apart Records. It will focus on film soundtracks and its releases will be distributed through Maverick Records, owned by Madonna. [July 1997]

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Quentin Tarantino in The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995)

Was planning to direct an episode of The X-Files (1993) but refused to join the Director's Guild of America. The Guild refused his request for a waiver so that he could direct the series. [November 1996]

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Quentin Tarantino in Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Claims that Tarantino acted in the film Dawn of the Dead (1978) or the film King Lear (1987) are incorrect. Quentin falsely listed these credits years ago on his acting resume to compensate for his lack of experience and these incorrect credits have subsequently been attributed to him in such places as Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide and the Cinemania CD ROM.

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Quentin Tarantino and Jerry Lewis

First noted screenplay was titled "Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit", which was written in 1985.

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez in Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

Collects old board games having to do with television series like I Dream of Jeannie (1965), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), The A-Team (1983), etc.

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez in Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

In all of his original screenplays, the name of a police detective named Scagnetti is referred to at least once. Most of the times, the particular scene was cut out of the final versions.

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Quentin Tarantino and Brian Trenchard-Smith in Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, etc.

He was an unlisted screenwriter for Tony Scott's Crimson Tide (1995). He was brought in to punch up the script's dialogue, reportedly adding the Silver Surfer scene, submarine movie scene, racist horse monologue among other polishes.

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Quentin Tarantino in Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

He delayed production of Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) for several months when Uma Thurman became pregnant. He refused to recast her, as he had written the role specifically for her, based on an idea the two conceived on the set of Pulp Fiction (1994).

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George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Is a huge fan of The Three Stooges.

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Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

His parents are Tony Tarantino and Connie McHugh. His father is from New York, and Quentin's paternal grandparents, Dominic James Tarantino and Elizabeth Jean Salvaggio, had Italian ancestry. Quentin's mother was born in LaFollette, Tennessee, to Edwin William McHugh and Betty June Woody, was raised in Ohio, and has English and Irish ancestry.

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Quentin Tarantino, Aimee Graham, and Heidi McNeal in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Although he uses both elements in his films, he strongly detests violence and drugs.

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Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, and Ernest Liu in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Is listed in the acknowledgments of actor Ethan Hawke's novel, "Ash Wednesday".

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Quentin Tarantino, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, etc.

Two of Tarantino's favorite films are Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) (which he owns a 35mm copy of) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which he references in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).

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George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 57th Cannes International Film Festival in 2004.

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George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

He considers Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) one of the finest Westerns ever made, even writing an extensive article about it for Sight & Sound magazine titled A Rare Sorrow. The article was featured in the Pulp Fiction (1994) Special Edition DVD as an extra and also appears in Paul A. Woods' Film Geek Files (pgs. 129-132). Interestingly, the director of Ride in the Whirlwind, Monte Hellman, was the executive producer of Reservoir Dogs (1992).

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Quentin Tarantino and Julie Dreyfus in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Good friends with Robert Rodriguez and Kristin Chenoweth.

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Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs: Sundance Institute 1991 June Film L

He has called Uma Thurman his muse.

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Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs: Sundance Institute 1991 June Film L

Named after the Burt Reynolds character Quint Asper from Gunsmoke (1955)

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Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, etc.

Was at one point in his life considering to become a novelist. He said that he tried writing two chapters of a novel about his experiences working at the Video Archives in Manhattan Beach. As can be immediately seen, novelistic narrative techniques bear a strong influence on his distinct filmmaking style.

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Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (1994)

In 1994, before Pulp Fiction (1994), in an interview with Charlie Rose, he cited his three favorite films as Blow Out (1981) (directed by Brian De Palma), Rio Bravo (1959) (directed by Howard Hawks) and Taxi Driver (1976) (directed by Martin Scorsese).

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Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, and Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (1994)

In the last Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll (2002), he listed his Top Ten films as: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) (Leone), Rio Bravo (1959) (Hawks), Taxi Driver (1976) (Scorsese), His Girl Friday (1940) (Hawks), Rolling Thunder (1977) (Flynn), They All Laughed (1981) (Bogdanovich), The Great Escape (1963) (J. Sturges), Carrie (1976) (De Palma), Coffy (1973) (Hill), Dazed and Confused (1993) (Linklater), Five Fingers of Death (1972) (Chang) and Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) (Stone).

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Quentin Tarantino and Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs - Wilde Hunde (1992)

Despite the constant comparison between them amongst fans, he considers fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson to be one of his best friends. In fact, Tarantino has praised Anderson's work, calling him a "filmmaking artist".

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Quentin Tarantino in Conan (2010)

His mother Connie McHugh was only age 16 when she gave birth to him.

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George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

A vocal proponent of celluloid-over-digital filmmaking, Tarantino got his first experience with the latter technology by directing a segment of the film Sin City (2005) with his friend Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez, who lauds the technology at every opportunity, made this his mission to convert Tarantino as well. At the end of shooting, Tarantino is reported to have said simply, "Mission accomplished.".

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George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), he stated his all-time favorite James Bond film is From Russia with Love (1963).

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Quentin Tarantino in Conan (2010)

Hates product placement hence, the use of the fictional cigarette Red Apple and now-defunct cereal Fruit Brute in his films.

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Quentin Tarantino in Conan (2010)

His mother reluctantly consented to allow him to drop out of Narbonne High School at age 16 on the condition he get a job. "I wanted him to see that life without education would not be a picnic." She thought he would return more focused and go onto college. Tarantino with a reported 160 IQ wanted to study acting and felt he could learn more following his own path.

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Quentin Tarantino in Conan (2010)

Six of his movies are mentioned in FHM's (DK) 100 Best Male Movies Ever (7 October 2004 issue): True Romance (1993) at #75, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) at #73, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) at #26, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) at #25, Reservoir Dogs (1992) at #11, and Pulp Fiction (1994) at #1.

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Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, and Paul Calderon in Silvester in fremden Betten (1995)

He was offered the role of the President of the United States of America in Battle Royale II (2003), but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.

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Quentin Tarantino in Silvester in fremden Betten (1995)

Has stated that he would like to direct a James Bond movie at some point in his career.

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Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, etc.

Frequently cites Rio Bravo (1959), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and Battle Royale (2000) among his favorite films.

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Quentin Tarantino and Tim Roth in Silvester in fremden Betten (1995)

Named his production company, A Band Apart, after the Jean-Luc Godard film Band of Outsiders (1964).

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Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Often references numerous attributes of the works of Jean-Luc Godard, particularly in Pulp Fiction (1994). The disjointed structure of Pulp Fiction (1994) may itself be an homage to Godard's use of jump cuts in Breathless (1960), the film that launched the French New Wave of cinema.

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Harvey Keitel and Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Is a huge fan of the Half-Life computer game series, and has considered possibilities of directing a movie adaptation.

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Quentin Tarantino in The Hateful 8 (2015)

Ranked #81 on Premiere magazine's 2004 annual Power 100 List. He was unranked in 2003.

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Tarantino @ Arena Cinema with owner operator Christian Meoli

Cites his influences as Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Sergio Leone, Jean-Luc Godard and Howard Hawks.

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Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, etc.

Ranked #8 in Empire (UK) magazine's greatest directors ever 2005 poll.

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Quentin Tarantino and Charlie Rose in Charlie Rose (1991)

He was the spokesman for SkyperfecTV, a Japanese based satellite television network, a competitor to the now locally defunct DirecTV endorsed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Quentin Tarantino in Charlie Rose (1991)

He was guest director for one scene for Robert Rodriguez' Sin City (2005).

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Quentin Tarantino in Charlie Rose (1991)

Eli Roth wanted to have the world premiere of Hostel (2005) at the 2005 Iceland Film Festival. During the festival, Roth and Quentin Tarantino were made honorary vikings at Viking Village, in a ceremony arranged by Eythor Gudjonsson. Roth's Icelandic name is Eli Sheldonsson, and Tarantino's Icelandic name is Quentin Conniesson.

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Quentin Tarantino in Charlie Rose (1991)

His all-time favorite director is Howard Hawks.

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Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis, Jennifer Beals, etc.

Each of his directed movies, with the exception of Death Proof (2007) and The Hateful Eight (2015) features someone from the cast of Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973). Harvey Keitel from Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Inglourious Basterds (2009). Robert De Niro from Jackie Brown (1997), David Carradine from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Robert Carradine from Django Unchained (2012) and David Proval is in Four Rooms (1995).

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Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, etc.

He was originally offered the chance to direct Men in Black (1997), which he turned down. The task went to Barry Sonnenfeld.

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Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madsen, Edward Bunker, etc.

He was originally offered the chance to direct Speed (1994), which he turned down. The task went to Jan de Bont.

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Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs - Wilde Hunde (1992)

Is godfather to two of Michael Madsen's sons Hudson and Calvin Michael. Michael and his wife DeAnna joked in OK! magazine about naming Quentin godfather to their newest son Luke Ray as well.

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Quentin Tarantino and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Is spoofed in the short film Let's Get Real! (1999), which contains several satirical references to Pulp Fiction (1994).

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Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Has stated that he would like to make and star in a film telling the story of John Brown, the abolitionist.

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