Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Mar. 27th, 1963
Born in
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
6' 1

Quentin Tarantino's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Alias TV Show
Iconoclasts TV Show
CenterStage TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Django Unchained
2012 - Django Unchained
2011 - The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
2009 - Inglorious Basterds
2009 - Inglorious Basterds
2008 - Sukiyaki Western Django
2007 - Diary of the Dead
2007 - Death Proof
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2007 - Grindhouse
2007 - Grindhouse
2007 - Planet Terror
2007 - Planet Terror
2004 - The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2000 - Little Nicky
1997 - Jackie Brown
1997 - Full Tilt Boogie
1996 - Curdled
1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn
1995 - Desperado
1995 - Four Rooms
1995 - Mister Destiny
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1992 - Reservoir Dogs

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


In January of 1992, Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, by first-time writer-director Quentin Tarantino. 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 (I)' and 'Allison Anders'. The film opened on December 25th 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 co-starred with 'George Clooney'. The film did fairly well theatrically.

  • In the 2008 Empire Magazine poll of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, Tarantino listed his favorite films as: 1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), ('Sergio Leone (I)' (qv)), 2. _Rio Bravo (1959)_ (qv), ('Howard Hawks' (qv)), 3. _Blow Out (1981)_ (qv), ('Brian De Palma' (qv)), 4. _Taxi Driver (1976)_ (qv), ('Martin Scorsese' (qv)), 5. _His Girl Friday (1940)_ (qv), 'Howard Hawks' (qv)), 6. 5 Fingers of Death / King Boxer (1972), ('Chang-hwa Jeong' (qv)), 7. Pandora's Box (1929), ('Georg Wilhelm Pabst'), 8. _Carrie (1976)_ (qv), ('Brian De Palma' (qv)), 9. _Unfaithfully Yours (1948)_ (qv), ('Preston Sturges' (qv)), 10. _Five Graves to Cairo (1943)_ (qv), ('Billy Wilder' (qv)), 11. _Jaws (1975)_ (qv), ('Steven Spielberg' (qv)). Choices #2, 3 and 4 are marked as "interchangeable".
  • Is spoofed in the short film _Let's Get Real! (1999)_ (qv), which contains several satirical references to _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv).
  • Lived with 'Jennifer Beals (I)' (qv) while getting his first films produced.
  • His father, actor/musician 'Tony Tarantino' (qv) is of Italian descent, and his mother, Connie McHugh, is half-Irish and half-Cherokee.
  • His mother was born in Tennessee on September 3, 1946, She is the adopted daughter of Ellis and Elizabeth (Betty) Shaffer.
  • Ranked #81 on Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List. He was unranked in 2003.
  • On _"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992)_ (qv), he stated his all-time favorite James Bond film is _From Russia with Love (1963)_ (qv).
  • Has an IQ of 160 despite dropping out of high school.

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