Quentin Tarantino

Film Director + Actor + Screenwriter
Born Mar 27, 1963

Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He has received many industry awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or and has been nominated for an Emmy and Grammy. Peter Bogdanovich has called him "the single most influential director of his generation. " Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino was an avid film fan. His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday.… Read More

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1963 Birth Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino. … Read More
1966 3 Years Old In 1966, Tarantino's mother, after finishing her nursing studies, moved back to Los Angeles with her then three-year-old son. … Read More
1973 10 Years Old After his mother divorced Zastoupil in 1973, and received a misdiagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma, 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 played one of a group of Elvis impersonators 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 neo-noir crime thriller Reservoir Dogs—which he wrote, directed and acted in as Mr. Brown—was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. … Read More


1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1996 33 Years Old Also in 1996, he starred in Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair, a simulation video game that uses pre-generated film clips. … 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's physically assaulting Murphy in the AGO restaurant in West Hollywood, California in October 1997. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old From 2002–2004, Tarantino portrayed villain McKenas Cole in the ABC television series Alias.


2003 40 Years Old Kill Bill, a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Kung fu films, 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, another "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 then-upcoming film The Hateful Eight. … Read More
In October 2015, Tarantino attended a Black Lives Matter rally and publicly commented on police brutality in the United States, saying, "When I see murders, I do not stand by... … Read More
2016 53 Years Old 1 More Event
An unnamed western project for which he is a producer caused controversy in early June 2016 by posting a Facebook casting call for "whores", "Caucasian", "sizes 2-8."
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