Mar. 27th, 1963
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Quentin Tarantino's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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.
- (14 November 1997): Was sued by 'Don Murphy (III)' (qv) for $5,000,000, accused of assault. Tarantino attacked Murphy in restaurant, slammed him against the wall and punched him.
- Is listed in the acknowledgments of actor 'Ethan Hawke' (qv)'s novel, Ash Wednesday.
- Dropped out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California, at the age of sixteen to pursue film making.
- Was ex-girlfriend 'Mira Sorvino' (qv)'s date the night she won her best supporting actress Oscar.
- Lived with 'Jennifer Beals (I)' (qv) while getting his first films produced.
- Is a big fan of 'The Three Stooges' (qv).
- Hates product placement hence, the use of the fictional cigarette Red Apple and now-defunct cereal Fruit Brute in his films.
- His father, actor/musician 'Tony Tarantino' (qv) is of Italian descent, and his mother, Connie McHugh, is half-Irish and half-Cherokee.