Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. In the early 1990s he was an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and aestheticization of violence. His films have earned him a variety of Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Palme d'Or Awards and he has been nominated for Emmy and Grammy Awards. In 2007, Total Film named him the 12th-greatest director of all time.
Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh Tarantino Zastoupil, a health care executive and nurse born in Knoxville, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician born in Queens, New York.
Tarantino's mother allowed him to quit school at age 17, to attend an acting class full time. Tarantino gave up acting while attending the acting school, saying that he admired directors more than actors. Tarantino also worked in a video rental store before becoming a filmmaker, paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, and has cited that experience as 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. There have also been rumors about his relationship with Uma Thurman, whom he has referred to as his "muse". However, Tarantino has stated that their relationship is strictly platonic. He has never married and has no children.
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The Hateful Eight
A Christmas Eve Conversation With Quentin Tarantino & Paul Thomas Anderson
She's Funny That Way
|The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee||2012-12-25|
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
|First Scalped Nazi / American Soldier in 'Pride of Nation' (uncredited)||2009-08-18|
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh
Not Quite Hollywood
Sukiyaki Western Django
|Warren (segment "Death Proof") / Rapist #1 (segment "Planet Terror")||2007-04-06|
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
John Travolta: The Inside Story
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
The Making of 'Kill Bill'
Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone
Full Tilt Boogie
Jackie Chan: My Story
Kisses in the Dark
|Panhandle Slim (voice)||1998-06-23|
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera
From Dusk Till Dawn
Destiny Turns on the Radio
Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood's Boy Wonder
Sleep with Me
Reservoir Dogs: Sundance Institute 1991 June Film Lab
My Best Friend's Birthday