Tarantino at the premiere of Grindhouse in Austin, Texas, March 2007
|Born||Quentin Jerome Tarantino|
March 27, 1963
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme d'Or-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Palme d'Or ( English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Cannes Film Festival. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He rose to fame in the early 1990s as an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and stylized violence. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several The aestheticization of violence in high culture Art or Mass media is the depiction of or references to Violence in what Indiana University film studies His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (Vol. Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Jackie Brown is a 1997 Crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. 1 2003, Vol. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 2 2004) and Death Proof (2007). "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man
Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie Zastoupil (née McHugh), a health care executive and nurse, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician born in Queens, New York. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Tony Tarantino (born on July 5, 1940) is an American Actor and amateur Musician. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a  Tarantino's father is Italian American and his mother had part Cherokee Native American ancestry. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact  Dropping out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California at the age of 15, he went on to learn acting at the James Best Theatre Company. Nathaniel Narbonne High School (NHS is a school located at 24300 South Western Avenue in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles, California. Harbor City is a community within Los Angeles California. As of the 2000 census the city had a total population of 24640 James Best (born July 26 1926, Powderly Kentucky) is an American Actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco This proved to be influential in his movie-making career. At the age of 22, he landed a job at the Manhattan Beach Video Archives, a now defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach, California where he and fellow movie buffs like Roger Avary spent all day discussing and recommending films to customers such as actor Danny Strong. Roger Roberts Avary (born August 23, 1965) is a Canadian -born motion picture director, producer and Oscar -winning Screenwriter Daniel W Strong (born June 6, 1974) is an American Actor in Film and Television. ". 
Tarantino's screenplay True Romance was optioned and eventually released in 1993. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician True Romance is a 1993 American romantic Crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino  After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a screenplay. Lawrence Bender (born October 17) is an American Film producer. In January 1992 Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs hit the Sundance Film festival. Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the UK and the cult film circuit. Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films. Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman. Monte Hellman (born July 12, 1932, in New York City, New York) is an American Film director, producer, and Film editor Hellman helped Tarantino to secure funding from Richard Gladstein at Live Entertainment (which later became Artisan). An artisan, also called a Craftsman, is a skilled manual worker who crafts items that may be functional or strictly decorative including furniture clothing Harvey Keitel read the script and also contributed to funding, took a co-producer role, and a part in the movie. Harvey Keitel (born 13 May 1939 is an Academy Award -nominated American actor 
The second script that Tarantino sold was Natural Born Killers. Natural Born Killers is a 1994 Crime film Satire directed by Oliver Stone about Serial killers and their coverage by the Director Oliver Stone made a number of changes that Tarantino disagreed with. William Oliver Stone (born 15 September) is an American Film director and Screenwriter. As a result, Tarantino disowned the script. Following the success of Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino was approached by Hollywood and offered numerous projects, including Speed and Men in Black. Speed is a 1994 American action / thriller Romance film directed by Jan de Bont set in Los Angeles. Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy Action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones He instead retreated to Amsterdam to work on his script for Pulp Fiction, which won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1994 Cannes film festival. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west The Palme d'Or ( English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Cannes Film Festival. The year 1994 in film involved some significant events Top grossing films (U The Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes founded in 1946 is one of the world's oldest most influential and prestigious Film festivals alongside Venice, Pulp Fiction earned Tarantino and Roger Avary Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, and was also nominated for Best Picture. Roger Roberts Avary (born August 23, 1965) is a Canadian -born motion picture director, producer and Oscar -winning Screenwriter "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to artists working
After Pulp Fiction he directed episode four of Four Rooms, "The Man from Hollywood", a tribute to the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode that starred Steve McQueen. Four Rooms is a 1995 Anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Year's Eve Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an Anthology Television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24 1930 – November 7 1980 was an American movie Actor, nicknamed "The King of Cool" Four Rooms was a collaborative effort with filmmakers Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and Robert Rodriguez. Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American film and Television director. Alexandre Rockwell (Born 1957 in Boston Massachusetts) is an American Film director, producer and Screenwriter. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician The film was very poorly received by critics and audiences. He also starred in and wrote the script for Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, which saw mixed reviews from the critics yet led to two sequels, for which Tarantino and Rodriguez would only serve as executive producers. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 action / Horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino.
Tarantino's third feature film was Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of Rum Punch, a novel by Elmore Leonard. Jackie Brown is a 1997 Crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The year 1997 in film involved some significant events Events Summer - Production begins on Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace For the alcoholic Mixed drink, see Punch (drink Rum Punch is a 1992 Novel written by Elmore John Leonard Jr (born October 11, 1925) is a popular and acclaimed American Novelist and Screenwriter. A homage to blaxploitation films, it starred Pam Grier, who starred in many of that genre's films of the 1970s. Blaxploitation is a Film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many Exploitation films were made that targeted the urban Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American Actress. He had then planned to make the war film Inglorious Bastards, but postponed it to write and direct Kill Bill (released as two films, Vol. War film is a Film genre concerned with Warfare usually about naval, air or land battles sometimes focusing instead on Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. 1 and Vol. 2), a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Wuxia (Chinese martial arts), Jidaigeki (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror or giallo. Wuxia or Wǔxiá ( Mandarin ùɕiɑ̌ Hanyu Pinyin: Wǔxiá, Cantonese Pinyin: mou5 hap6 Taiwanese/Hokkien bu hiap The Chinese-language cinema has three distinct historical threads Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. is a Genre of Film, Television, and Theatre in Japan. The name means "period drama" and the period is usually the Edo period Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo-Western, is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western It was based on a character (The Bride) and a plot that he and Kill Bill's lead actress, Uma Thurman, had developed during the making of Pulp Fiction. Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. In 2004, Tarantino returned to Cannes where he served as President of the Jury. Kill Bill was not in competition, but it did screen on the final night in its original 3-hour-plus version.
Tarantino announced in 2005 that his next project would be Grindhouse, which he co-directed with Rodriguez. Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Released in theaters on April 6, 2007, Tarantino's contribution to the Grindhouse project was titled Death Proof. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. It began as a take on 1970s slasher films, but evolved dramatically as the project unfolded. Ticket sales performed significantly below box office analysts' expectations despite mostly positive critic reviews. A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for Admission to a venue
Among his current producing credits are the horror flick Hostel (which included numerous references to his own Pulp Fiction), the adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot (for which Tarantino had once written a script) and Hell Ride (written & directed by Kill Bill star Larry Bishop). Hostel is a 2005 Horror film written and directed by Eli Roth, starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jennifer Elmore John Leonard Jr (born October 11, 1925) is a popular and acclaimed American Novelist and Screenwriter. Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau Missouri while on the Hell Ride ( 2008) is a feature film from Larry Bishop being released under the "Quentin Tarantino Presents" banner Larry Bishop is an American Actor, Screenwriter and Movie director. Tarantino is credited as "Special Guest Director" for his work directing the car sequence between Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro of Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City. Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe - and BAFTA -award winning English Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19 1967 is a Puerto Rican Actor and Film producer. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician Neo-noir (from the Greek Neo, new and the French noir black is a type of Motion picture that prominently utilizes elements of Film Sin City is a 2005 film written produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. In 2005 Quentin Tarantino won the Icon of the Decade award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. Since 1995, Empire &mdash Britain 's biggest selling Film Magazine &mdashhas organised the annual Empire Movie Awards On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Tarantino with a lifetime achievement award at the Malacañang Palace in Manila. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born Maria Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal on April 5 1947 is a Filipina Politician. Malacañan Palace, colloquially the Malacañang Palace, is the Official residence of the President of the Philippines. The City of Manila 
Tarantino has been quoted as saying "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films. '"
At the moment, Quentin Tarantino is working on a World War II movie called Inglorious Bastards which could be starring Michael Madsen. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. He finished the script in 2007 and will be filming it this year. The film would be an homage to The Dirty Dozen. The Dirty Dozen is a World War II action - War film directed by Robert Aldrich, from the novel by E
Before this project, Tarantino was thinking about making The Vega Brothers : the film would have starred Michael Madsen and John Travolta reprising the roles of Vic (Mr. The Vega Brothers (also known as Double V Vega) is the title of an abandoned film project that was to be written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. Blonde) from Reservoir Dogs, and Vincent from Pulp Fiction, respectively. Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. He decided to abandon the project because of the age of the actors. In 2007 he claimed that the Vega Brothers project (which he intended to call Double V Vega) is "kind of unlikely now".
Quentin Tarantino has expressed interest in filming a much more faithful adaptation of the book Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis.
Also, Quentin has divulged information about possible anime prequels to the Kill Bill films. (anime in Japanese, These would probably center around the DiVAS, Bill or The Bride before the events of the first two films. In a recent interview with The Telegraph he mentioned an idea for a form of spaghetti western set in America's Deep South which he calls "a southern". The Deep South is a descriptive category of cultural and geographic subregions in the American South. Stating that he wanted "to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. As a social-economic system slavery is a legal institution under which a Person (called "a slave" is compelled to work for another I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to". 
Tarantino directed the fifth season finale to the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which first aired May 19, 2005. CSI Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama Television series that trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegas Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The highly rated episode, entitled "Grave Danger", shared a very similar situation from Tarantino's second Kill Bill film: CSI Nick Stokes is captured and buried alive in a Plexiglas coffin while an Internet camera broadcasts the whole thing to CSI headquarters. Grave Danger is the name of the season finale of of the popular American Crime drama, which is set in Las Vegas, Nevada. Poly(methyl methacrylate ( PMMA) or poly(methyl 2-methylpropenoate is a Thermoplastic and transparent Plastic. (In Kill Bill Vol. 2, the Bride was also captured and buried alive in a coffin. )
The episode was delayed in being shown in the UK as the broadcast date coincided with the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London and it was felt that the depiction of a suicide bomber could cause offense. This double-length episode was released on DVD on October 10, 2005. Events 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Tarantino was nominated for an Emmy for his role in this episode.
Tarantino also directed an episode of ER called "Motherhood" that aired May 11, 1995, an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and an episode of then-girlfriend Margaret Cho's show. ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night Talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on ABC. Margaret Cho born Moran Cho She has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women Asians and the LGBT community Tarantino was also featured as a guest judge on the televised singing competition American Idol for one episode during its third season. The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. His reputation for creating memorable movie soundtracks was cited as qualifying him for the role.
Tarantino directed the season 20 (1994–1995 season) episode of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live hosted by John Travolta (musical guest: Seal), which featured a sketch called "Quentin Tarantino's Welcome Back, Kotter" a hybrid of the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter (which starred John Travolta) and Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Sealhenry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London) is a British soul Singer and Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. He also hosted an episode of SNL in season 21 (1995–1996 season) with musical guest The Smashing Pumpkins. The Smashing Pumpkins are an American Alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988
Tarantino was originally slated to direct an episode of the X-Files, but was prevented from doing so by the Directors Guild of America. The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award -winning American Science fiction television series created by Chris Carter Directors Guild of America ( DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States The episode, titled "Never Again," features Scully heading to Philadelphia (with Mulder on vacation) to talk to a man who claims his tattoo is talking to him. " Never Again " is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of the television series The X-Files. The episode was written specifically for Tarantino to direct. As a result, both the tone and character dynamic stand out as being slightly out of step with the series. The DGA contended that Tarantino (who is not a member) failed to compensate the union for lost revenue as a result of his directorial work on ER.
Although Tarantino is best known for his work behind the camera, he has appeared in his own movies Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Death Proof as minor characters, and co-starred alongside George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn. He has also appeared on the small screen in the first and third seasons of the TV show Alias. Alias is an American " Spy-fi " television series created by J Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls (as a non-speaking extra. The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, He can, in fact, barely be seen).  He also played cameo roles in Desperado (directed by his friend Robert Rodriguez), and Little Nicky (as a crazy, blind, apocalypse preacher). Desperado is a 1995 action thriller film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician Little Nicky ( 2000) is a Comedy film written produced by and starring Adam Sandler. In 1998, he turned his attention to the Broadway stage, where he starred in a revival of Wait Until Dark. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located A revival is a restaging of a former hit play at a later date Wait Until Dark is a play by Frederick Knott. The mystery thriller 's Heroine is Susy Hendrix a blind Greenwich Village In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple. Tarantino also has a brief appearance in the beginning of Spike Lee's film Girl 6. Girl 6 is a 1996 Film by American director Spike Lee about a Phone sex operator In April 2007, Tarantino has substantial screen-time in Grindhouse's double-features, Death Proof and Planet Terror, where he respectively takes on the roles of Warren, a bartender, and The Rapist, an infected member of a rogue military unit. He also starred as Johnny Destiny in the film Destiny Turns on the Radio. In 2007 he had a small role as Ringo in the Takashi Miike film Sukiyaki Western: Django
In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films arguably more attention than they would otherwise have received. These films are usually labeled "Presented by Quentin Tarantino" or "Quentin Tarantino Presents". The first of these productions was in 2001 with the Hong Kong martial arts film Iron Monkey which made over $14 million in the United States, seven times its budget. Iron Monkey ( Literal Title "Young Wong Fei Hung Iron Monkey" a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts - action film called In 2004 he brought the Chinese martial arts film Hero to U. Hero ( is a 2002 Chinese Martial arts film, directed by Zhang Yimou with music by Tan Dun. S. shores. It ended up having a #1 opening at the box office and making $53. 5 million. In 2006 the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel, opened at #1 at the box office with a $20. Hostel is a 2005 Horror film written and directed by Eli Roth, starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jennifer 1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January. He also presented 2006's The Protector, and is a producer of the (2007) film Hostel: Part II. Tom-Yum-Goong ( Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง tôm jɑm kûŋ distributed as Warrior King in the UK as The Protector Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Hostel Part II is the 2007 Sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's 2005 Horror film Hostel.
Election isn't one of "Quentin Tarantino presents. Election ( Literal Title Black Society, a common Cantonese reference to the society of Triads) is a 2005 Hong Kong . . ", but Tarantino loved this film so much and he still helped the DVD release of this film in someway; his quote "The Best Film Of The Year" is on this film's United States DVD cover. 
In addition, in 1995 Tarantino formed Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax as a vehicle to release or re-release several independent and foreign features. Rolling Thunder Pictures was a short-lived film distribution company set up under Miramax Films by producer Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino, that was headed By 1997, Miramax shut down the company due to "lack of interest" in the pictures released. The following films were released by Rolling Thunder Pictures: Chungking Express (1994, dir. Chungking Express ( Jyutping: Cung4hing3 Sam1lam4 literally Chongqing jungle is a 1994 Hong Kong Film written and directed Wong Kar-Wai), Switchblade Sisters (1975, dir. Switchblade Sisters is a 1975 action and Exploitation film detailing the lives of high school-aged female Gang members Jack Hill), Sonatine (1993, dir. Jack Hill (b January 28, 1933) is an American Film director, noted for his work in the Exploitation film genre is a 1993 Japanese film written directed edited by and starring Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. Takeshi Kitano), Hard Core Logo (1996), Mighty Peking Man (1977), Detroit 9000 (1973), The Beyond (1981) and Curdled (1996). is a Japanese Filmmaker, Comedian, Actor, Film editor, Presenter, Screenwriter, Author, Poet Hard Core Logo is a Canadian Mockumentary adapted by Noel Baker from the novel of the same name by author Michael Turner. The Mighty Peking Man (猩猩王 (Mandarin Hsing Hsing Wang, Cantonese Sing Sing Wong - literally "Orangutan King" is a film produced Detroit 9000 is a 1973 American Cult film directed by Arthur Marks from a screenplay by Orville Hampton. The Beyond (also known as E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà or Seven Doors of Death) is a 1981 Italian Horror Curdled is 1996 Black comedy about a Colombian immigrant who takes a job cleaning up after crime scenes and discovers evidence about a local
Tarantino is currently writing a book about the history of independent films from the Philippines, titled Bamboo Gods, Iron Men and Wonder Women. 
Tarantino's movies are renowned for their sharp dialogue, splintered chronology, and pop culture obsessions. His films have copious amounts of both spattered and flowing blood that are graphically violent in an aestheticized sense. The aestheticization of violence in high culture Art or Mass media is the depiction of or references to Violence in what Indiana University film studies His depictions of violence have also been noted for their casualness and macabre humour, as well as for the tension and grittiness of these scenes.
In the 2002 Sight and Sound Directors' poll, Tarantino revealed his top-twelve films: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Rio Bravo; Taxi Driver; His Girl Friday; Rolling Thunder; They All Laughed; The Great Escape; Carrie; Coffy; Dazed and Confused; Five Fingers of Death; and Hi Diddle Diddle. Sight & Sound ( is a British monthly Film Magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. The Good the Bad and the Ugly ( Il Buono il Brutto il Cattivo) is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti western film directed Rio Bravo is a 1959 Western Film, directed by Howard Hawks. The script was written by Jules Furthman and Leigh Taxi Driver is a film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. His Girl Friday is a Screwball comedy, a Remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Rolling Thunder is a 1977 film starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones. For the 1937 song by George and Ira Gershwin see They All Laughed (song They All Laughed is a 1981 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich The Great Escape is a popular 1963 War film about the 250 Allied prisoners of war escaping from a German POW camp Coffy is a 1973 Blaxploitation film written and directed by American Filmmaker Jack Hill. Dazed and Confused is a 1993 Comedy / Coming of age Film written and directed by Richard Linklater detailing a final King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death (Chinese Title Tian xia di yi quan (天下第一拳 "Number One Fist in the World" is Hi Diddle Diddle is a black and white comedy film made in 1943, starring Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Dennis O'Keefe,  He has also cited as his favorite films Blow Out, One-Eyed Jacks, For a Few Dollars More, Bande à part, Breathless (1983 film), Le Doulos, They Live By Night, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Ride in the Whirlwind, The Searchers, GoodFellas and The Long Goodbye. Blow Out is a 1981 thriller Film, written and directed by Brian De Palma. One-Eyed Jacks, a Western movie released in 1961 is the only Film directed by Marlon Brando, who replaced the original director Stanley For a Few Dollars More ( Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) is a 1965 Spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Bande à Part is Nouvelle Vague 's second album released in 2006 Breathless is a 1983 film starring Richard Gere and Valérie Kaprisky. Le Doulos (English title The Finger Man) is a 1962 French crime film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on a novel by Pierre Lesou They Live by Night is a Film noir released in 1949. The Film was directed by Nicholas Ray (his first feature film and starred Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan is the second feature film based on the Star Trek Science fiction Television series, following Ride in the Whirlwind is a 1965 western directed by Monte Hellman, starring Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, and Harry Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 Crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese The Long Goodbye ( 1973) is a film adaptation of Raymond Chandler 's novel The Long Goodbye.
Tarantino also credits Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets, Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead as strong influences. Mean Streets ( 1973) is an early Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. The Killing ( is the second feature length Film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson, based on the novel George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director writer editor and actor Dawn of the Dead (also known as George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Zombie internationally Zombies in Britain, and alternately called He is also a huge fan of the Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku, whose influence can be found in Kill Bill. was a Japanese film actor writer and best known as a celebrated and innovative director. Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. He owns a rare 35 mm copy of Manos: The Hands of Fate, which he cites as his favorite "comedy". Manos The Hands of Fate is a 1966 American Horror film written directed and produced by Harold P He is known as a Godzilla fan. Etymology Name "Godzilla" is a combination of two Japanese words and. He has also been a supporter of Kevin Smith's work, being that Smith hit success with Clerks around the time Tarantino released Pulp Fiction. Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer Clerks is a 1994 film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film in a minor role Tarantino also cited Smith's Chasing Amy as his favorite movie of 1997. Chasing Amy is a 1997 Romantic comedy - Drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two Comic book artists Holden  In one of the Train Wreck making-of shorts for Smith's Clerks II, we see that he invited Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to a private screening of the film at the View Askew offices. Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith 's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse
In August 2007, while teaching a four-hour film course during the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival in Manila, Tarantino cited Filipino directors Cirio Santiago, Eddie Romero, and Gerry de Leon as icons of his in the 1970s: He could hardly contain himself from raving over De Leon's "soul-shattering, life-extinguishing" movies on vampires and female bondage, particularly Women in Cages. Cirio H Santiago ( January 18, 1936 - September 26, 2008) was a prolific Filipino film producer director writer and cinematographer Eddie Romero (b July 07, 1924) is an acclaimed and influential Filipino Film director, Film producer and Screenwriter "It is just harsh, harsh, harsh," he said, and described the final shot as one of "devastating despair".
He has been quoted as saying that Rio Bravo is his favorite movie. Rio Bravo is a 1959 Western Film, directed by Howard Hawks. The script was written by Jules Furthman and Leigh He said "When I'm getting serious with a girl, I show her Rio Bravo, and if she doesn't like it, it's over. "
He also credits Brian De Palma and Howard Hawks as two of his favorite directors in a 1994 interview. Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11 1940 in Newark New Jersey) is an American Film director. Howard Winchester Hawks ( May 30, 1896 &ndash December 26, 1977) was an American Film director, producer and
Tarantino often makes references to and features music from cult movies and television. A cult film is a Film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. He often features a character singing along to a song from the soundtrack: Mr. Blonde, "Stuck in the Middle With You" — Stealers Wheel; Butch, "Flowers on the Wall" — The Statler Brothers; Mia Wallace, "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" — Urge Overkill; Elle Driver, "Twisted Nerve" — Bernard Herrmann; Max Cherry, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" - The Delfonics; Jackie Brown, "Across 110th Street" - Bobby Womack; Butterfly, "Down In Mexico" - The Coasters; Jungle Julia and her friends, "Hold Tight" - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk / rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan and " Flowers on the Wall " is a song made famous by Country music group The Statler Brothers. The Statler Brothers are an American Country music group founded in 1955 in Staunton Virginia. " Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon " is a song written by Neil Diamond, whose recording of it on Bang Records reached #10 on the U Urge Overkill is an Alternative rock band formed in Chicago, United States, consisting of Nathan "Nash Kato" Katruud (vocals/guitar and Eddie Bernard Herrmann ( June 29, 1911 &ndash December 24, 1975) was an American composer noted for his work in Motion pictures. " Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time " is a 1970 single by The Delfonics, produced by Thom Bell and released on his Bell record label The Delfonics are a Philadelphia soul singing group most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s Across 110th Street is a 1972 American Crime - Drama film starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, and Tony Franciosa Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (ˈwoʊmæk (born March 4 1944 is an American Singer-songwriter and Musician. The Coasters are a Rhythm and Blues / Rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich were a chart topping British invasion rock group of the 1960s
He often incorporates a scene in which music is heard to fade out completely before fading back in again (Diegetic music):
Tarantino has come under criticism for his use of racial epithets in his films, particularly the word nigger/nigga in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Death Proof, and Reservoir Dogs, most notably from black American director Spike Lee. Nigger is a Noun in the English language, most notable for its usage in a derogatory context to refer to Black people, and also as an informal Nigga is a term used in African American Vernacular English that began as an Eye dialect form of the word Nigger (which is derived ultimately Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20 1957 is an Emmy Award -winning and Academy Award -nominated American Film director, In an interview for Variety discussing Jackie Brown, Lee said: "I'm not against the word. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman . . and I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word. What does he want? To be made an honorary black man?" Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in films directed by Tarantino and Lee, defended Tarantino's use of the word. Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21 1948 is an American Academy Award -nominated and BAFTA -winning actor At the Berlin Film Festival, where Jackie Brown was being screened, Jackson responded to Lee's criticism by saying, "I don't think the word is offensive in the context of this film. . . . Black artists think they are the only ones allowed to use the word. Well, that's bull. Jackie Brown is a wonderful homage to black Exploitation films. Exploitation film is a type of film that eschews the expense of quality productions in favor of making films inexpensively attracting viewers by exciting their more prurient interests This is a good film, and Spike hasn't made one of those in a few years. "
An oft-cited example is a scene in Pulp Fiction in which a character named Jimmie Dimmick, portrayed by Tarantino himself, rebukes Samuel L. Jackson's character, Jules Winnfield, for using his house as "dead nigger storage", followed by a rant that uses the word profusely. As a side note his fictitious wife that is supposed to arrive home appears to be a black woman, although her face is never shown. Lee makes direct reference to this in his film Bamboozled when Thomas Dunwitty, a white executive who admires black athletes and entertainers and has married a black woman, states: "Don't get offended by my use of the quote-unquote N-word. Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical Film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised Minstrel show I got a black wife and three biracial children, so I feel I have the right. I don't give a damn what that prick Spike Lee says. Tarantino is right, nigger is just a word. "
Tarantino has defended his use of the word, arguing that black audiences have an appreciation of his blaxploitation-influenced films that eludes some of his critics, and, indeed, that Jackie Brown, another oft-cited example, was primarily made for "black audiences":
|“||To me the film is a black film. Blaxploitation is a Film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many Exploitation films were made that targeted the urban It was made for black audiences actually. It was made for everybody, but that was, pretty much, the "main" audience. If I had any of them in mind, I was thinking of that because I was always thinking of watching it in a black theatre. I didn't have audiences ridiculously in mind because I am the audience, but that works well for that too because I go to black theatres. To me it is a black film.||”|
Tarantino has also been criticized for using concepts, scenes and dialogue from other films.  For example, the climax of Reservoir Dogs is similar to that of Ringo Lam's City on Fire. Ringo Lam Ling-Tung ( Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung born in 1955 is a Hong Kong Film director, producer and Scriptwriter. City on Fire ( is a gritty and stylish 1987 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Stanley Kubrick's The Killing is a direct influence on the fractured narrative structure (Lionel White, author of the novel Clean Break which The Killing was based on, was given a dedication in the end credits of Reservoir Dogs) while the idea of the color-coded criminals is taken from The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. The Killing ( is the second feature length Film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson, based on the novel The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (also known as The Taking of Pelham 123) is a thriller movie released in 1974. The infamous ear-cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs resembles a scene in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 Spaghetti Western classic Django, in which a man's ear is cut off and fed to him before he is shot dead. Sergio Corbucci ( December 6, 1927 - December 1, 1990) was an Italian Movie director. Django is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the title
The Don Siegel version of The Killers played an influence on Pulp Fiction, and the events of the adrenaline-injection scene closely resemble a story related in Martin Scorsese's documentary American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince. Donald Siegel ( October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American Film director and producer The Killers, sometimes marketed as Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, is a 1964 Crime film released by Universal Studios. "The Killers" is a Short story by Ernest Hemingway. It first appeared to the public in 1927 in Scribner's Magazine. American Boy A Profile of Steven Prince is a 1978 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. The line about going "to work on homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch" is similar to "You know what kind of people they are. They'll strip you naked and go to work on you with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch" from another Don Siegel film, 1973's Charley Varrick. Charley Varrick is a 1973 Crime film directed by Don Siegel and starring Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson, Joe Don Baker
The dancing scene in the diner is inspired by a scene in Godard's "Band of Outsiders", the film which Tarantino named his production company after, though it bears very little resemblance to it at all. The misquoted bible verse Samuel Jackson recites in Pulp Fiction can also be found in the movie Karate Kiba (a 1970s Japanese action film starring Sonny Chiba, also known as The Bodyguard), which Tarantino has mentioned in interviews with The New York Times and Positif. (born January 23 1939) also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor The title crawl of the movie contains the line:
|“||The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquity of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the finder of lost children. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious anger, who poison and destroy my brothers; and they shall know that I am the Lord when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.||”|
The cases of plagiarism/homage are carefully documented in Mike White's two short documentary films, Who Do You Think You're Fooling? and its sequel You're Still Not Fooling Anybody.
The intro titles to Jackie Brown are a careful homage to the intro titles to The Graduate. Jackie Brown is a 1997 Crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The Graduate is a American comedy / drama / Romance film directed by Mike Nichols, based on the novel of the same name by
Kill Bill Vol. 1 is heavily influenced by the 1973 Toshiya Fujita film Lady Snowblood. Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. The fighting scene where The Bride duels as back lit silhouettes is almost a direct copy of a similar scene in the 1998 Hiroyuki Nakano film Samurai Fiction. Samurai Fiction (aka SF Episode One) is the English language title for SF・サムライ・フィクション ( SF samurai The Superman monologue delivered at the end of Kill Bill Vol. 2 was inspired by a passage from Jules Feiffer's 1965 book, The Great Comic Book Heroes, which Tarantino confirmed in a 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly. Jules Ralph Feiffer (born) is an American syndicated comic-strip Cartoonist and Author.
Much debate has been sparked on when such references cease to be tributes and become plagiarism. Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work Tarantino, for his part, has always been open and unapologetic about appropriating ideas from films he admires. When confronted about using ideas from dozens of movies, he stated, "I lift ideas from other great films just like every other great filmmaker. "
On September 22, 2007, Tarantino joked about using ideas from others whilst guest announcing on British TV Show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway when he claimed he'd stolen a concept from Byker Grove, a TV show which made Ant & Dec popular in the early 1990s. Events 66 - Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 1236 - The Lithuanians Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Saturday Night Takeaway was a Variety show shown in the UK on Saturday evenings on ITV, presented and executively produced by Ant & Dec Byker Grove is a British television series which aired between 1989 and 2006 and was created by Adele Rose.
Tarantino worked in a video rental store prior to becoming a filmmaker, paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, and has cited that experience as his inspiration for his directorial career. Tarantino has been romantically linked with numerous entertainers, including actress Mira Sorvino, directors Allison Anders and Sofia Coppola, actresses Julie Dreyfus and Shar Jackson and comedians Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho. Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28 1967 is an Academy Award -winning American actress Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American film and Television director. Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American Film director, actress, producer and Academy Award Julie Dreyfus (born 24 January 1966) is a French Actress, model and celebrity Sharisse "Shar" Jackson (born September 4 1976) is an American Television and Film Actress and Rapper Kathleen "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960 though not gay herself Griffin has been a voice actress and a Red carpet commentator Margaret Cho born Moran Cho She has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women Asians and the LGBT community  There have also been rumors about his relationship with Uma Thurman, whom he has referred to as his "muse". Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. However, Tarantino has gone on record as saying that their relationship is strictly platonic. He has never married and has no children.
One of Tarantino's closest friends is fellow director Robert Rodriguez (the pair often refer to each other as brothers). Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician Their biggest collaborations have been From Dusk Till Dawn (written by Tarantino, directed by Rodriguez), Four Rooms (they both wrote and directed segments of the film), Sin City and Grindhouse. From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 action / Horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. Four Rooms is a 1995 Anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Year's Eve Sin City is a 2005 film written produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. It was Tarantino who suggested that Rodriguez name the final part of his El Mariachi trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico, as a homage to the titles Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon A Time In America by Sergio Leone. El Mariachi is a 1992 action thriller film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 action Film written edited and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Once Upon a Time in the West ( Italian title C'Era una Volta il West) is a 1968 epic Spaghetti Western Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title C'era una volta in America) is a 1984 Crime film directed by Sergio Leone Sergio Leone ( January 3, 1929 &ndash April 30, 1989) was an Italian Film director. They are both members of A Band Apart, a production company that also features directors John Woo and Luc Besson. A Band Apart was a production company created by Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender. John Woo Yu-Sen (born May 1, 1946) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Chinese Film director and producer. Luc Besson (lyk bɛsɔ̃ born 18 March 1959 is a French Film director, writer and producer. Rodriguez scored Kill Bill: Volume 2 for one dollar, and the favor was returned in kind, with Tarantino directing a scene in Rodriguez's 2005 film Sin City for the same fee. Rodriguez was also responsible for introducing Tarantino to digital film. Prior to this, Tarantino was a vocal supporter of using traditional film.
Tarantino is also good friends with The RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan who composed the musical score for Kill Bill. Robert F Diggs (born July 5, 1969) better known as RZA (pronounced) is an American Music producer, Rapper, and occasional Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino.
Tarantino is a friend of Japanese director Takashi Miike, whom he asked to perform a cameo in Eli Roth's film Hostel. (born August 24, 1960) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese Filmmaker. Eli Raphael Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American Film director, producer, Writer and Actor. Hostels provide budget-oriented accommodation where guests can rent a bed, sometimes a Bunk bed in a Dormitory and share a bathroom As a favor for Miike doing so, Tarantino appears in the opening action sequence of Miike's movie Sukiyaki Western: Django, released in August 2007.
In a Playboy interview, he talked of smoking cannabis and using ecstasy while filming Kill Bill. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy Cannabis ( Cán-na-bis) is a Genus of Flowering plants that includes three putative species Cannabis sativa subsp MDMA ( 34-methylenedioxy- N -methylamphetamine) most commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy (often abbreviated E, X, 
For his 45th birthday, he shared a joint party in Las Vegas with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.
He was also friends with the "grunge" glamor couple, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20 1967 – c April 5 1994 was an American musician who served as lead singer, Guitarist, and songwriter for the Seattle Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9 1964 is an American Rock musician and Golden Globe-nominated actress Quentin was thanked in Kurt's band Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero. Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington. For the Nirvana album see In Utero. In utero is a Latin term literally meaning "in the Uterus " Kurt and Courtney were supposed to be featured prominently in 1994's Pulp Fiction, but Kurt Cobain committed suicide in early 1994.
Tarantino frequently casts actors he has worked with on previous movies:
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In the opening credits to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, he omits his own credit as writer and director. My Best Friend's Birthday is a Black and white Independent film directed by Craig Hamann and Quentin Tarantino, while they were working at the Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Four Rooms is a 1995 Anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Year's Eve Jackie Brown may refer to ''Jackie Brown'' (film, a 1997 film directed by Quentin Tarantino ''Jackie Brown'' (soundtrack, the Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man Michael Bowen (born June 21, 1953) is an American actor Films he has appeared in include Jackie Brown, Magnolia, Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi (bʊˈsɛmi born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American Kathleen "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960 though not gay herself Griffin has been a voice actress and a Red carpet commentator Sid Haig (born July 14, 1939) is an American Film Actor. His roles have included acting in Jack Hill's Blaxploitation Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21 1948 is an American Academy Award -nominated and BAFTA -winning actor Linda Kaye Henning (born September 16, 1944, in Los Angeles) is an American actress who starred on the 1960s sitcom Petticoat Junction Harvey Keitel (born 13 May 1939 is an Academy Award -nominated American actor Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. James Jean Parks (born November 16, 1968) is an American Actor, arguably best known for playing the role of Texas Ranger Edgar McGraw Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American Actor and Singer. Tim Roth (born Timothy Simon Smith; 14 May 1961 is an English film Actor and director. Uma Karuna Thurman ( IPA: /ˈumə ˈθɝmən/ born April 29 1970 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress. Walter Bruce Willis (March 19 1955 is an American actor and Singer-songwriter. Characters in nearly all of his movies have aliases. Examples include Honey Bunny and Pumpkin from Pulp Fiction, the heist crew in Reservoir Dogs, Stuntman Mike and Jungle Julia in Death Proof, and many different characters in Kill Bill. Most of his movies feature a "Mexican standoff" scene, in which three or more characters are simultaneously pointing guns at each other. Mexican standoff is a strategic deadlock or Impasse, in which no party can act in a way that ensures victory This is a reference to typical spaghetti westerns, especially those directed by Sergio Leone.
He often uses an unconventional storytelling device in his films, such as retrospective, with frequent flashbacks (Reservoir Dogs), non-linear (Pulp Fiction), "chapter" format (Kill Bill, Four Rooms), or time-twisting (Jackie Brown in the sequence showing what all the main characters did at the money drop in the mall or in Death Proof when he shows the car accident one time per character involved in it). Retrospective (from Latin retrospectare, "look back" generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place He also guest directed a scene in Sin City, which uses a similar layout. Sin City is the title for a series of comics by Frank Miller, told in a Film noir -like style (now known as Neo noir) (In the Reservoir Dogs DVD commentary with Quentin Tarantino, he mentions that he hates it when people say that most of his methods are "flashbacks". Flashbacks are recollections of an individual person, but the non-linear style he uses is just a different way of telling you the story and giving you the information, like a book. )
There are a variety of camera angles and types of shots that are considered typical of a Tarantino movie. He often frames characters with doorways and shows them opening and closing doors, and he often films characters from the back. He uses widely-imitated quick cuts of character's hands performing actions in extreme closeup, a technique reminiscent of Brian De Palma. Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11 1940 in Newark New Jersey) is an American Film director.
He also uses a long closeup of a person's face while someone else speaks off-screen (closeup of The Bride while Bill talks, of Butch while Marsellus talks, Ted's face when Chester talks in Four Rooms). Four Rooms is a 1995 Anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Year's Eve Although he did not invent it, Tarantino popularized the trunk shot, which is featured in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill. The Trunk shot is a camera angle used in cinema when one or more characters need to retrieve something or someone from the trunk Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Jackie Brown is a 1997 Crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. In Grindhouse (Death Proof feature), Tarantino's traditional shot looking up at the actors from the trunk of a car is replaced by one looking up from under the hood. A grindhouse is an American term for a theater that mainly showed Exploitation films. Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man Often he will shoot a character's feet during a key moment (such as the depressing of a car's pedals, as seen in Pulp Fiction).
His lead characters usually drive General Motors vehicles or an old white Honda Civic. General Motors Corporation ( GM) ( is a multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1908 and headquartered in the United States. Also some of his movies use a 1970 Dodge Challenger as a prop, such as Natural Born Killers and Death Proof. Dodge Challenger is the name of three different Automobile models marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler LLC since 1970 Natural Born Killers is a 1994 Crime film Satire directed by Oliver Stone about Serial killers and their coverage by the Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man Cigarette smoking by main characters is a recurring element of Tarantino's movies, a notable exception being The Bride in the Kill Bill series. A cigarette ( French "small Cigar " from cigar + -ette) is a product consumed through Smoking and manufactured In his films, he uses the name of a fictional cigarette brand called Red Apple. Briefcases and suitcases play an important role in many of his films. A briefcase is a narrow box-shaped Bag or case used mainly for carrying papers and other documents and equipped with a handle
In Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) pulls a razor out of his cowboy boot when he tortures the cop in the chair. In Kill Bill Vol. 2 Budd (Michael Madsen) buries the Bride with his cowboy boots on her. She slips a razor out of the boots and cuts the ropes off her hands.
In every movie, one or two characters have a Zippo lighter:
Tarantino often makes minor connections between his films, usually by reusing names, locations, and fictional brand names and business. An example of this is Tarantino's assertion that John Travolta's character in Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega, and Michael Madsen's character in Reservoir Dogs, Vic Vega, are brothers. Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. Harvey Keitel's character in Reservoir Dogs, Larry Dimmick/Mr. Harvey Keitel (born 13 May 1939 is an Academy Award -nominated American actor White, is also said to be related to Tarantino's character in Pulp Fiction, Jimmie Dimmick. Larry could also be short for Clarence, but in the deleted scenes it is given away his name is indeed Lawrence, he may have used Clarence as an alias; as Mr. White mentions being involved with a woman named Alabama, this could be a nod to where the characters Clarence and Alabama from True Romance ended up. True Romance is a 1993 American romantic Crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino In Death Proof, the Twisted Nerve title theme, featured in Kill Bill: Vol. Twisted Nerve is a 1968 British Psychological thriller film It is about a disturbed young man Martin who pretends under the name of Georgie 1, can be heard as a ringtone. The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and Death Proof, as well as From Dusk Till Dawn (written, but not directed by Tarantino) and Planet Terror (written and directed by Robert Rodriguez).
Almost all of his films are set in Los Angeles (Death Proof and Kill Bill being notable exceptions, although Kill Bill had a minor scene taking place in Los Angeles). Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
Tarantino is also known to go out of his way to avoid placement of real products and/or places in his movies, often placing fake or long-since discontinued products in scenes when the situation calls for it. An ad for Jack Rabbit Slim's, the restaurant at which characters in Pulp Fiction dine, is heard shortly before Bruce Willis/Butch enters his apartment and kills John Travolta's character, Vincent Vega, and Red Apple cigarettes, the brand smoked by Bruce Willis/Butch and Mia Wallace (she reaches for the pack before Vincent gives her one) in Pulp Fiction has a prominent billboard in the subway in Kill Bill. Jack Rabbit Slim's is the fictional 1950s-themed restaurant that Vincent ( John Travolta) and Mia ( Uma Thurman) visit on their "date" Although Robert Rodriguez directed Planet Terror in Grindhouse, El Wray is tossed a pack of Red Apple cigarettes. Planet Terror is a 2007 film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures Grindhouse is a 2007 Film co-written produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In Death Proof, Abernathy asks Kim to get her a pack of Red Apple 'Tans' when she goes into the store. Tim Roth's Ted the Bellhop character has a half-smoked pack lying on a shelf near his belongings in Four Rooms. Tim Roth (born Timothy Simon Smith; 14 May 1961 is an English film Actor and director. Four Rooms is a 1995 Anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Year's Eve
Big Kahuna Burger has been referenced in several of Tarantino's films. In Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsen's Mr. Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 debut Film of director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American Actor and Poet. Blond character shows up at the warehouse, the principal setting of the film, holding a soft drink from the burger joint. In Pulp Fiction, Samuel Jackson's character, Jules Winnfield, makes small talk about Big Kahuna Burger with Brett and his associates upon noticing food from there in the apartment. In From Dusk Till Dawn, Seth Gecko brings burgers from Big Kahuna Burger to the motel. From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 action / Horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. Stuntman Mike from Death Proof also mentions Big Kahuna Burger in passing. Death Proof is a 2007 thriller Film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic Stunt man In the final Four Rooms segment (which Mr. Tarantino directed), Jennifer Beals's Angela character is seen sipping from a violet-colored soft-drink cup with a Big Kahuna Burger logo on it. Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American Film actress and former teen model.
The cereal Fruit Brute (not fictional, but discontinued in 1983) is featured in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill, Vol. Fruit Brute was one of a line of five monster-themed breakfast cereals produced by General Mills for the North American market 1. Also, in Grindhouse, there is an ad for a non-existent Mexican restaurant called "Acuna Boys," a name given a fleeting mention in Kill Bill, Vol. 2. (Characters in his addition to the movie, Death Proof, are seen drinking sodas from cups with the restaurant's logo on them. ) Also, a character from Jackie Brown, Sheronda has a cup with the Acuna Boys logo on it as well. Also, an ad for the Acuna Boys restaurant was shown during the intermission between Planet Terror and Death Proof in the theater showing of Grindhouse.
The Big Kahuna Burger and Red Apple labels and ad design were done by Jerry Martinez, an old Tarantino buddy and current Miramax employee. Mr. Martinez says that if viewers watch closely during Mr. Tarantino's "Four Rooms" sequence, an electric sign with a logo for Jack Rabbit Slims can be seen. Robert Rodriguez designed a label for a bottle of "Jose Quentin Tequila" for the scenes inside the Titty Twister saloon in From Dusk Till Dawn. (The slogan on the tequila label reads, "Drink with Quentin. . . and die. ")
While in general film characters are rarely shown using the bathroom, Tarantino often includes a toilet scene (e. A toilet is a Plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes: Urine and fecal matter. g. Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs, John Travolta and Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, Christian Slater in True Romance, Juliette Lewis in From Dusk Till Dawn, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. Tim Roth (born Timothy Simon Smith; 14 May 1961 is an English film Actor and director. 1 and Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill Vol. 2). In Death Proof, both Vanessa Ferlito and Rosario Dawson mention that they have to go to the toilet as well as Amanda Plummer aka Honey Bunny, "I gotta pee!" in the final scene of Pulp Fiction.
He often includes characters dressed in black suits with white shirts and black ties: the thieves in Reservoir Dogs, John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, Pam Grier in Jackie Brown (without a tie), the Gecko brothers in From Dusk Till Dawn, the crazy 88s in Kill Bill Vol. 1. It is stated on the fact commentary on the Pulp Fiction DVD that he uses the black suits as the standard outfit that his characters wear in the way that other directors have certain outfits for their characters, like Leone's main characters wearing dusters usually. Sergio Leone ( January 3, 1929 &ndash April 30, 1989) was an Italian Film director.
Every movie he has directed contains at least one instance of the Wilhelm scream sound effect. The Wilhelm scream is a repeatedly used film and television stock Sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums. Many of his films feature the line, "All right ramblers, let's get rambling," or a variation thereof ("hard drinkers/drink hard", "vampire killer/kill some vampires","motherfuckers/fuck mothers", "ass maybe dumb/ain't no dumb ass").
Tarantino always incorporates food/drink in scenes of importance or whenever a major event is about to occur. Examples include the Big Kahuna burger scene and the breakfast pastry being heated in the bathroom scene before Butch finds Vincent in Pulp Fiction, and many scenes in both Kill Bill volumes. One that is of immediate importance is in Volume II when the Bride tracks down Bill. He makes a sandwich, has a couple drinks, and then shoots the bride with the drug-tipped dart. Also Mr. Blonde's entrance in Reservoir Dogs in which he is sipping on a drink and Mr. White makes mention of fries. The breakfast before the heist in "Reservoir Dogs" is another example.
His films often contain lines of dialogue in which a character rhymes when introducing himself, for instance, "My name is Buck, and I'm here to fuck" (Which is actually taken from the Tobe Hooper film Eaten Alive, when Robert England's character Buck introduces himself at the beginning of the movie. Fuck is an English Word that as a Verb, means "to have Sexual intercourse " ) In other instances the name introduced is not the character's name (when Jules Winnefield said "My name's Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way out of this shit," and when the bartender tells Vincent Vega "My name is Paul, and that shit's between y'all. " (A line taken originally said by one of Da Fellas in Spike Lee's School Daze). School Daze is a 1988 musical - Drama Film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Yet another example is when Tim Roth´s character tells Samuel L. Jackson´s in Pulp Fiction: "If you don´t take your hand off that case, then I´m unloading your fucking face. " "No way Jose/Say it ain't so. "
Almost all of his movies except Reservoir Dogs one character is seen smoking a bong, snorting cocaine, or injecting heroin.
In almost all of his movies there is a close-up of a female character's bare feet/soles. For people with the name Barefoot see Barefoot (surname Going barefoot (also barefoot ed) means for a person not to use or The sole is the bottom of the human Foot. Anatomically the sole of the foot is referred to as the plantar aspect.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Tarantino, Quentin Jerome|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American film director, actor, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 27, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Knoxville, Tennessee|
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