Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Age
58
Birthday
Mar. 27th, 1963
Born in
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Height
6' 1

Quentin Tarantino's Main TV Roles

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Alias
Iconoclasts TV Show
Iconoclasts
CenterStage TV Show
CenterStage
 

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BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Has two sisters and one brother: Tanya Marie Tarantino (b. Pasadena, California, 4 Oct 1964), Ronnajean Tarantino (b. Arizona, Phoenix, 22 June 1969) and Edward James Tarantino (b. Simi Valley, California, Simi Valley, 3 Oct 1974).
  • 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 Hermosa Beach. As can be immediately seen, novelistic narrative techniques bear a strong influence on his distinct filmmaking style.
  • 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).
  • Was originally offered the chance to direct _Men in Black (1997)_ (qv), but turned it down.
  • Was originally offered the chance to direct _Speed (1994/I)_ (qv), but turned it down.
  • Is a big fan of 'The Three Stooges' (qv).
  • Each of his movies, with the exception of _Death Proof (2007)_ (qv), features someone from the cast of 'Martin Scorsese' (qv)'s _Mean Streets (1973)_ (qv). 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) from _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv) and _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv), 'Robert De Niro' (qv) from _Jackie Brown (1997)_ (qv), 'David Carradine' (qv) from _Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)_ (qv) and _Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)_ (qv), and 'David Proval' (qv) is in _Four Rooms (1995)_ (qv).
  • Is godfather to two of 'Michael Madsen (I)' (qv)'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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