Mar. 27th, 1963
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Quentin Tarantino's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Death Proof
2007 - Planet Terror
2007 - Diary of the Dead
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2007 - Grindhouse
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2004 - The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
2000 - Little Nicky
1997 - Full Tilt Boogie
1997 - Jackie Brown
1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn
1995 - Four Rooms
1995 - Desperado
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1994 - Sleep With Me
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1987 - My Best Friend's Birthday
Guest TV Roles
Master Moloch (Voiced)
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.
- Is a huge fan of the Half-Life computer game series, and has considered possibilities of directing a movie adaptation.
- Once a vocal proponent of celluloid-over-digital film-making, Tarantino got his first experience with the latter technology by directing a segment of the film _Sin City (2005)_ (qv) with his friend 'Robert Rodriguez' (I) . Rodriguez, who lauds the technology at every opportunity, made it his mission to convert Tarantino as well. At the end of shooting, Tarantino is reported to have said simply, "Mission accomplished."
- First noted screenplay was titled "Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit," which was written in 1985.
- Was offered the role of the President of the United States of America in _Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka (2003)_ (qv) but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
- Two of Tarantino's favorite films are _'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1966)_ (which he owns a 35mm copy of) and _Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)_ (qv), which he references in _Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)_ (qv).
- 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".
- Was the spokesman for SkyperfecTV, a Japanese based satellite TV network, a competitor to the now locally defunct DirecTV endorsed by 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv).
- Named his production company, A Band Apart, after the 'Jean-Luc Godard' (qv) film _Bande à part (1964)_ (qv) (Band of Outsiders).