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Quentin Tarantino

Before Directing

Tarantino was not born to be the famed director that he is today, but his interest with cinema has lasted a long time. Before directing Hollywood's biggest films, he worked as a video shop clerk in Manhattan Beach, California, named Video Archives.1)

First Film

While many people are familiar with Tarantino's early works such as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, few have heard about his debut feature. My Best Friend's Birthday, directed by Tarantino and Craig Hamann, was never finished but provides a look into Tarantino and Craig Hamann's promising filmmaking future.2)

Acting School

Tarantino is most recognized as a filmmaker, but he also studied acting at the James Best Theatre Company. While taking acting classes, he discovered that he preferred creating stories over performing them.3)

Fan Of Sergio Leone's Westerns

He is a fan of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. When Tarantino talks his favorite films of all time, he constantly mentions Sergio Leone's great western, and Leone's work has had a notable influence on Tarantino's own westerns Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.4)


In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, there is a Quentin Tarantino-themed pub. “KillBar” has Uma Thurman from Kill Bill wall art and supposedly offers movie evenings when they screen Tarantino's movies.5)

10 Films?

For a filmmaker with as extensive a track record as Tarantino, you'd think he'd never stop. He has, however, stated that he intends to retire from directing after ten films. Given that Tarantino's ninth feature, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, was released last year, he only has one more film planned.6)

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez has long been a buddy and partner of Tarantino's. Tarantino and Rodriguez collaborated on the 2007 double-feature Grindhouse, and Tarantino plays a significant role in Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn.7)

Cinema Freak

Since his first breaths, Quentin Tarantino has been immersed in the world of cinema. He was named after the character Quintin Asper from the western series Gunsmoke, played by Burt Reynolds.8)

Middle Name

Few people know that Quentin Tarantino has a middle name! Quentin Tarantino was born Quentin Jerome Tarantino, however he rarely uses his middle name.9)

Left Middle School

Tarantino walked out of middle school at the age of 15 to pursue acting, which led him to the director's chair.10)

Star Trek

He had intentions to helm a Star Trek picture, but these appear to have fallen through recently. The picture would have been R-rated, as is customary with Tarantino.11)

Kill Bill 3

While his Star Trek ideas may be shelved, there are other possibilities on the horizon. He appears to be planning a Kill Bill 3 sequel to his two-part Kill Bill action narrative.12)

Pulp Fiction Malibu

Tarantino's 1964 Chevelle Malibu was stolen in 1994 and recovered in 2013. In the film Pulp Fiction, John Travolta drove the automobile, but it was stolen from his driveway. It took police more than a decade to locate down the automobile, which was eventually returned to Tarantino.13)

Shared Universe

While Tarantino's oeuvre looks to be made up of separate films, they are all linked. All of his films are part of a connected universe, with characters and elements linking them.14)

Shared Universe With Others

His films are also linked to those of other directors. Sheriff Earl McGraw, played by Michael Parks, appears in Tarantino's Kill Bill and Death Proof, as well as Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn and Planet Terror.15)

Oscar-Nominated Actors

He has directed eight Oscar-nominated actors. Oscar nominations included John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Robert Forster, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio.16)

Oscar-Winning Actors

Waltz and Pitt were honored for their contributions in Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, respectively.17)


Tarantino also shows off his acting abilities by appearing in cameo roles in each of his films. Among his memorable parts are Jimmy in Pulp Fiction, Mr. Brown in Reservoir Dogs, and Warren in Death Proof.18)


He's won two Oscars, both for Best Original Screenplay. Pulp Fiction won in 1994, and Django Unchained won in 2012.19)

Kill Bill Blood Amount

According to Christopher Allen Nelson, who worked on the special effects for Kill Bill, more than 450 gallons of blood were used during production. As a result, it is Tarantino's deadliest picture to date.20)


On his mother's side, he is Cherokee and Irish, while on his father's side, he is Italian.21)

Own Movie Theater

Tarantino also operates his own movie theater. Tarantino purchased the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles in 2007 in order to prevent it from being converted into a Super Cuts. Tarantino, who has been a moviegoer since he was a youngster, is as equipped as anybody to manage the show.22)

Daniella Pick

Tarantino married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick in 2018. When Tarantino was in Israel promoting Inglorious Basterds in 2009, they met. Pick is the daughter of Tzvika Pick, an Israeli singer/songwriter.23)

First Child

In addition, the couple welcomed their first child, a son called Leo. Leo, named after Pick's maternal grandpa, was born on February 22nd, 2020 as an Israeli citizen.24)

Samuel L. Jackson

Tarantino's most frequent collaborator is Samuel L Jackson, while Jackson's most frequent collaborator is Tarantino. In total, Jackson has appeared in six Tarantino films, as well as True Romance, which Tarantino wrote. Tarantino, according to Jackson, has taught him a lot, and the two have a natural relationship.25)

Sally Menke

Aside from acting talent, his genuine longest and best collaboration was editor Sally Menke. Menke had edited all seven of Tarantino's films before her death in 2011, which was obviously distressing for the filmmaker. Fred Raskin, the editor, has since taken up the editing tasks.26)

True Romance

While Tarantino is most renowned for his directorial work, he also created the script for True Romance. Tony Scott directed the romantic crime film, which stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette among an ensemble cast that also includes Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson. It is the only script he has written but has not directed.27)


The renowned filmmaker despises biopics. Tarantino stated in an interview with The Talks that biopics are “simply enormous excuses for performers to win Oscars.” It's a tainted cinema“.28)

Time Most Influential

Tarantino was included to TIME magazine's list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in 2005. Tarantino's “teen-boy fixations – men with big guns, gorgeous ladies with terrible tongues – are a genuine tonic,” they wrote. He still has a movie infatuation as convulsive as a schoolboy's crush at 42, and he still has a young man's arrogance.”29)

Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Unsurprisingly, the iconic director has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tarantino was honored with the star on December 21st, 2015, a few weeks before the release of The Hateful Eight, with Samuel L. Jackson on hand to help with the presentation.30)

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