Capital: € 107 million
Age: 57
Born: 03/27/1963
Country of origin: USA
Source of wealth: Director and actor
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Quentin Tarantino, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, is primarily known as a director, screenwriter and producer of films, some of which have been extremely successful. In addition, he rarely works as an actor. His most popular work is “Pulp Fiction”, which has become a cult film.

Quentin Tarantino’s early life

Quentin Tarantino gave birth to his mother in 1963 at the age of 16. His father was the Italian-American Tony Tarantino. Only two years later, his mother moved to Los Angeles with Quentin without his father, where Tarantino grew up. Since he grew up without siblings, he spent a lot of time in cinemas and mainly watched so-called B-Movies. When he was 15 years old, he started an apprenticeship as an actor that initially failed. At the age of 20 he got a job in a video store. Even then he had extensive film knowledge. Already there he wrote his own screenplays, some of which were actually filmed much later. Cutting in was finally an encounter with Terry Gilliam, who told him that as a director you couldn’t go wrong, you just have to know what you want. From then on, Quentin Tarantino saw himself as a director.

Quentin Tarantino’s career

His first work, which was released in cinemas in 1992, was the film Reservoir Dogs. Financially supported by Harvey Keitel, this film became a huge success and made Tarantino the star of the independent film sector. His second work, however, should have an even stronger impact and is probably still closely linked to his name to this day: Pulp Fiction.

This strip was particularly praised for the narrative structure and the overall clever plot. The film also helped some of its protagonists to advance their careers, such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. The highlight for Tarantino himself was that he received an Oscar for the best screenplay. Having become independent due to the immense financial success, Quentin Tarantino initially allowed himself a three-year break in his work. This was followed by the film Jackie Brown, which again received numerous awards and was shot with many stars, including Robert de Niro and Michael Keaton. During this time he also wrote the screenplay for “From Dusk Till Dawn”, which his friend Robert Rodriguez made into a film and was a great success.

Tarantino took another long break before he made the two-part film “Kill Bill” and brought the two parts to the cinema in 2003 and 2004. In 2009, further productions were followed by another work that became a classic in recent film history. In “Inglorious Basterds” starring Brad Pitt, he created a counterfactual war film that received mixed reviews but was again a great commercial success.

This was followed by three more films, of which Django Unchained was another huge success, as well as The Hateful Eight and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. After that, Tarantino announced that he only wanted to make two more films before he would end his film career.

Quentin Tarantino has had a private relationship with the Israeli singer Daniella Pick since 2009 and has been married since 2018. At the end of 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting a child.

It remains to be mentioned that Quentin Tarantino was seen as an actor in almost all of his own works and many others. He has played roles in the films “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Four Rooms”, “Diary of the Dead” or “Broadway Therapy”, in which he has a cameo appearance as himself. He also starred in individual TV series such as the Golden Girls or the Muppets in individual episodes or directed.

Highlights of Quentin Tarantino’s career

The most outstanding films of his released so far are undoubtedly “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglorious Basterds” as well as “Django Unchained” from a commercial point of view. In addition, for him personally, it is of course the two Oscars for the screenplays for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. He has also received two Golden Globe Awards, one British Academy Film Award and one Golden Palm from the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, he was nominated several times for all of these awards. He also received the César d’honneur for his life’s work in 2011.

Famous Quentin Tarantino quotes

The focus of this small collection is deliberately on quotes by Quentin Tarantino, not on the countless quotes from his films that have become legendary.

“Sure, ‘Kill Bill’ is a violent film. But it’s a Tarantino film. You don’t go to a Metallica concert and tell them to make the music quieter. ”

“When people ask me if I went to film schools, I tell them: ‘No, I went to films.’”

“Violence in the cinema? It’s more interesting to watch a car explode than to park it. ”

Amazing facts about Quentin Tarantino

As a child, he was a big fan of Marvel Comics, invented and written by Stan Lee.

Since he doesn’t like surreptitious advertising in films, he creates his own brands, which do not exist in reality, especially for his films, which then appear again and again in his works. B. “Red Apple” cigarettes or “Big Kahuna” burgers.


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