Quentin Tarantino

Film director

1963 –

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Who is Quentin Tarantino?

Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His films have been characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, and an aestheticization of violence that often results in the exhibition of neo-noir characteristics. Tarantino has been dubbed a "director DJ," comparing his stylistic use of mix-and-match genre and music infusion to the use of sampling in DJ exhibits, morphing a variety of old works to create a new one.

Tarantino grew up an avid film fan and worked in a video rental store while training to act. His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday, the screenplay of which formed the basis for True Romance. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs in 1992; regarded as a classic and cult hit, it was called the "Greatest Independent Film of All Time" by Empire magazine. Its popularity was boosted by the release of his second film, 1994's Pulp Fiction, a neo-noir crime film that became a major critical and commercial success, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Paying homage to 1970s blaxploitation films, Tarantino released Jackie Brown in 1997, an adaptation of the novel Rum Punch.

Famous Quotes:

  • "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"

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Mar 27, 1963
Also known as
  • QT
  • Cherokee
  • United States of America
  • Narbonne High School
  • Alexander Fleming Middle School
  • Dragon Dynasty
  • Video Archives
Lived in
  • Torrance
  • Knoxville
  • Harbor City

on July 23, 2013


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