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Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Connie (McHugh), a nurse, and Tony Tarantino, an Italian-American actor and musician from New York. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. 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 and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 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.

Since then, Tarantino has helmed many critically and financially successful films, including Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Django (2012).

 

Filmography

2016 Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (character The Bride – as Q) (announced)
 2015 The Hateful Eight (written by) (filming)
 2012 Django,  (written by)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (written by)
 2007 Death Proof (written by)
 2007 Grindhouse (written by – segment “Death Proof”)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (character The Bride – as Q) / (written by)
 2003 Kill Bill Volume 1 (character The Bride – as Q) / (written by)
 1997 Jackie Brown (written for the screen by)
 1996 Curdled (Gecko Brothers news report)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn  (screenplay)
 1995 Four Rooms (written by – segment “The Man From Hollywood”)
 1994 Natural Born Killers (story)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (story) / (written by)
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (background radio dialog) / (written by)
 1987 My Best Friend’s Birthday (written by)
 1983 Love Birds in Bondage (Short)

 

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