Quentin Tarantino

Film Director + Actor + Screenwriter
Born Mar 27, 1963

Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. He has received many industry awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or and had been nominated for an Emmy and Grammy. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino was an avid film fan. His career began in the late 1980's, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday. Its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - May 23, 2016
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    LATimes - Feb 12, 2016
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    NYTimes - Feb 08, 2016
  • Oscars 2016: First Time Nominees Make Their Presences Felt In Director, Screenplay Races
    LATimes - Jan 28, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Quentin Tarantino.


1963 Birth Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Tony Tarantino, an entertainer of Italian descent, and his half-English and half-Irish wife for a brief time, Connie (McHugh). … Read More
1966 3 Years Old In 1966, Tarantino's mother, after finishing her nursing studies, moved back to Los Angeles with her now three year old son. … Read More
1973 10 Years Old After his mother divorced Zastoupil in 1973, and received a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma (which was actually a misdiagnosis), Tarantino was sent to live with his grandparents in Tennessee. … Read More


1987 24 Years Old After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged him to write a screenplay. Tarantino co-wrote and directed a movie called My Best Friend's Birthday in 1987. … Read More
1988 25 Years Old He impersonated Elvis Presley in "Sophia's Wedding: Part 1", an episode in the fourth season of The Golden Girls, which was broadcast on November 19, 1988. … Read More
1992 29 Years Old In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old Tarantino's screenplay True Romance was optioned and the film was eventually released in 1993. … Read More
1997 34 Years Old The film engendered enmity, and the publication of a 'tell all' book titled Killer Instinct by Jane Hamsher—who with Don Murphy had an original option on the screenplay and produced the film—led to Tarantino physically assaulting Murphy in the AGO restaurant in West Hollywood, CA in October 1997. … Read More


2003 40 Years Old Kill Bill, a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Japanese martial arts, spaghetti westerns and Italian horror, followed six years later, and was released as two films: Volume 1 in 2003 and Volume 2 in 2004. … Read More
2004 41 Years Old In 2004, Tarantino attended the Cannes film festival, where he served as President of the Jury. … Read More
2005 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Tarantino went on to be credited as "Special Guest Director" in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City, for his work directing the car sequence featuring Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro.
2006 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2006, the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel, opened at No. 1 at the box office with a $20.1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January.
2007 44 Years Old In 2007, because of the age of the actors and the onscreen deaths of both characters, he claimed that the film—which he intended to call Double V Vega—is "kind of unlikely now".
His long-postponed Inglourious Basterds, which tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leadership, was released in 2009 to positive reviews. … Read More
In a 2012 interview for the website We Got This Covered, Tarantino said that a third Kill Bill film would "probably not" happen. … Read More


2014 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, Gawker leaked a copy of the script for Tarantino's upcoming film titled The Hateful Eight. … Read More
2015 52 Years Old Critical, public and commercial reception to films Tarantino has directed as of January 6, 2015.
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