Quentin Tarantino Facts

Quentin Tarantino Facts
Quentin Tarantino is an American actor, screenwriter, and director, who became famous as an independent filmmaker in the early 1990s. He was born Quentin Jerome Tarantino on March 27th, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino. By the age of 14 Quentin had written his first screenplay titled Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit, inspired by the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. After several years of working in various roles in the film and theatre industry Tarantino was hired to write the screenplay for From Dusk Till Dawn. He also wrote, acted in, and directed Reservoir Dogs, which became an immediate hit in 1992. His career took off and he became known for the violence and gruesomeness in his films.
Interesting Quentin Tarantino Facts:
Quentin Tarantino is of Cherokee, Irish, and Italian ancestry.
Quentin worked in a video store when young and watched what people chose to rent in order to learn what to direct.
Quentin wrote a part for Samuel L. Jackson in the script for Pulp Fiction after his audition for Reservoir Dogs.
The 'F' word is used frequently in Quentin Tarantino's films. It was used 265 times in Pulp Fiction, 272 times in Reservoir Dogs, and 148 times in Death Proof. It was only used in Kill Bill 17 times.
Tarantino likes to leave part of the movie unseen to get the audience to use their imagination to make the movie their own. For instance the audience never sees what was in the suitcase in the movie Pulp Fiction.
Quentin Tarantino appeared on the TV series The Golden Girls as an Elvis Presley impersonator.
Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay for Inglorious Basterds between writing the screenplays for Jackie Brown and Kill Bill.
Quentin Tarantino created a trilogy of revenge movies. The first was Inglorious Basterds. The second was Django Unchained, and the third is believed to be titled Black Crow.
Quentin Tarantino despises racism and slavery and his movie plots are often based on this hatred for anti-black sentiment.
Robert Rodriguez scored the Kill Bill soundtrack for $1. Quentin Tarantino returned his friend's favor by directing a scene in Sin City for $1.
Quentin Tarantino reportedly has a high IQ - his score is 160.
At one time Quentin Tarantino was so short of cash he did time in jail for unpaid tickets. He is now reportedly worth more than $90 million.
In the making of the two Kill Bill movies more than 450 gallons of fake blood were required for filming.
Quentin Tarantino has more credits for acting roles than he does for directing roles.
Quentin Tarantino has won two Academy Awards. He won both Oscars for Best Original Screenplay.
At the age of 60 Quentin Tarantino wishes to stop making films and spend his time focused on writing novels and literature.
Samuel L. Jackson has acted in five of Quentin Tarantino's films. Tarantino often uses many actors repeatedly in different films. Almost all of his films feature actors that appeared in the movie Mean Streets, a Martin Scorsese classic.


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