Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Highest Rated: 100% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)

Lowest Rated: 7% Daltry Calhoun (2005)

Birthday: Mar 27, 1963

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee

Born March 27th, 1963, director/screenwriter/actor/producer Quentin Tarantino was perhaps the most distinctive and volatile talent to emerge in American film in the early '90s. Unlike the previous generation of American filmmakers, Tarantino learned his craft from his days as a video clerk rather than as a film-school student. Consequently, he developed an audacious fusion of pop culture and independent arthouse cinema; his films were thrillers that were distinguished as much by their clever, twisting dialogue as their outbursts of extreme violence. Tarantino initially began his career as an actor (his biggest role was as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls), taking classes while he was working at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, CA. During his time at Video Archives, the fledgling filmmaker began writing screenplays, completing his first, True Romance, in 1987. With his co-worker, Roger Avary (who would later also become a director), Tarantino tried to get financial backing to film the script. After years of negotiations, he decided to sell the script, which wound up in the hands of director Tony Scott. During this time, Tarantino wrote the screenplay for Natural Born Killers. Again, he was unable to come up with enough investors to make a movie and gave the script to his partner, Rand Vossler. Tarantino then used the money he made from True Romance to begin pre-production on Reservoir Dogs, a film about a failed heist. Reservoir Dogs received financial backing from LIVE Entertainment after Harvey Keitel agreed to star in the movie. Word-of-mouth on Reservoir Dogs began to build at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, which led to scores of glowing reviews, making the film a cult hit. While many critics and fans were praising Tarantino, he developed a sizable number of detractors. Claiming he ripped off the obscure Hong Kong thriller City on Fire, the critics only added to the director/writer's already considerable buzz. During 1993, Tarantino wrote and directed his next feature, Pulp Fiction, which featured three interweaving crime storylines; Tony Scott's big-budget production of True Romance was also released that year. In 1994, Tarantino was elevated from a cult figure to a major celebrity. Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival that May, beginning the flood of good reviews for the picture. Before Pulp Fiction was released in October, Oliver Stone's bombastic version of Natural Born Killers hit the theaters in August; Tarantino distanced himself from the film and was only credited for writing the basic story. Pulp Fiction soon eclipsed Natural Born Killers in both acclaim and popularity. Made for eight million dollars, the film eventually grossed over 100 million dollars and topped many critics' top ten lists. Pulp Fiction earned seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (Tarantino and Avary), Best Actor (John Travolta), Best Supporting Actor (Samuel L. Jackson), and Best Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman); it won one, for Tarantino and Avery's writing.After the film's success, Tarantino was everywhere, from talk shows to a cameo in the low-budget Sleep With Me. At the beginning of 1995, he directed a segment of the anthology film Four Rooms and acted in Robert Rodriguez's sequel to El Mariachi, Desperado, and the comedy Destiny Turns on the Radio, in which he had a starring role. Tarantino also kept busy with television, directing an episode of the NBC TV hit ER and appearing in Margaret Cho's sitcom All-American Girl.The latter half of the '90s saw Tarantino continue his multifaceted role as an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. In 1996, he served as the screenwriter and executive producer for the George Clooney schlock-fest From Dusk Till Dawn, and the following year renewed some of his earlier acclaim as the director and screenwriter of Jackie Brown. The film, in which Tarantino had a voice-over cameo, reunited him wi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
85% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Actor 2019
85% Friedkin Uncut Actor 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Director Producer Screenwriter 2019
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino Actor 2016
75% The Hateful Eight Screenwriter Director $54.2M 2015
44% She's Funny That Way Himself 2015
No Score Yet Dance Me To The End Of Love Screenwriter Actor 2013
87% Django Unchained Screenwriter Director LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee $162.9M 2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Quentin Tarantino $7.5K 2011
89% Inglourious Basterds Director Screenwriter $120.6M 2009
43% Killshot Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient Actor 2008
56% Sukiyaki Western Django Ringo 2008
10% Hell Ride Executive Producer $0.2M 2008
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Fúria pela Liberdade Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh Actor 2008
62% Diary of the Dead Actor $0.7M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Producer Rapist No.1 Director 2007
44% Hostel Part II Executive Producer $17.6M 2007
84% Grindhouse Screenwriter Director Rapist No.1 Producer $25M 2007
63% Death Proof Warren Warren the Bartender Director Producer Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Actor 2006
61% Hostel Executive Producer $47.3M 2006
7% Daltry Calhoun Executive Producer 2005
38% The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Himself 2005
97% Double Dare Actor 2005
77% Sin City Director Screenwriter 2005
No Score Yet Planet of the Pitts Actor 2004
100% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Actor 2004
No Score Yet My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure Executive Producer 2004
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 Screenwriter Director 2004
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 Director Pai Mei Screenwriter Producer 2003
No Score Yet Baadasssss Cinema Actor 2001
22% Little Nicky Deacon $38.6M 2000
22% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
9% From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Executive Producer 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies Actor 1999
86% God Said 'Ha!' Himself Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
87% Jackie Brown Screenwriter Voice on Answering Machine Director 1997
88% Full Tilt Boogie Actor 1997
13% Four Rooms Executive Producer Screenwriter Chester (segment "The Man from Hollywood") Chester Director 1996
No Score Yet Somebody to Love Bartender 1996
17% Curdled Executive Producer 1996
33% Girl 6 Director 1 1996
63% From Dusk Till Dawn Richard Gecko Executive Producer Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Kisses in the Dark Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Typewriter, The Rifle and the Movie Camera Actor 1996
88% Crimson Tide Screenwriter 1995
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio Johnny Destiny 1995
92% Pulp Fiction Screenwriter Director Jimmie 1994
15% Sleep with Me Sid 1994
36% Killing Zoe Executive Producer 1994
92% True Romance Screenwriter 1993
91% Reservoir Dogs Director Mr. Brown Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet My Best Friend's Birthday Director Actor 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2015
2011
No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
2013
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
2014-2016
Screenwriter 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
2013
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Director's Chair
2014-2015
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2004
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Director Screenwriter 2005
84% Alias
2001-2006
Guest McKenas Cole Cole McKenas 2004
2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Director 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1995
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest 1990
1988
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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QUOTES FROM Quentin Tarantino CHARACTERS

Santanico Pandemonium says: Welcome to slavery

Richard Gecko says: No thanks, I already had a wife

Rapist says: You give me wood, now I give you some fucking wood!

Mr. Brown says: Let me tell you what "Like a Virgin" is about. It's all about a girl who digs a guy with a big dick. The entire song. It's a metaphor for big dicks.

Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega says: No, no. It's about a girl who is very vulnerable. She's been fucked over a few times. Then she meets some guy who's really sensitive...

Mr. Brown says: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... Time out Greenbay. Tell that fucking bullshit to the tourists.

Joe Cabot says: Toby... Who the fuck is Toby? Toby...

Mr. Brown says: "Like a Virgin" is not about this sensitive girl who meets a nice fella. That's what "True Blue" is about, now, granted, no argument about that.

Mr. Orange/Freddy says: Which one is "True Blue"?

Nice Guy Eddie says: "True Blue" was a big ass hit for Madonna. I don't even follow this Tops In Pops shit, and I've at least heard of "True Blue".

Mr. Orange/Freddy says: Look, asshole, I didn't say I ain't heard of it. All I asked was how does it go? Excuse me for not being the world's biggest Madonna fan.

Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega says: Personally, I can do without her.

Mr. Blue says: I like her early stuff. You know, "Lucky Star", "Borderline" - but once she got into her "Papa Don't Preach" phase, I don't know, I tuned out.

Mr. Brown says: Hey, you guys are making me lose my... train of thought here. I was saying something, what was it?

Joe Cabot says: Oh, Toby was this Chinese girl, what was her last name?

Mr. White/Larry says: What's that?

Joe Cabot says: I found this old address book in a jacket I ain't worn in a coon's age. What was that name?

Mr. Brown says: What the fuck was I talking about?

Mr. Pink says: You said "True Blue" was about a nice girl, a sensitive girl who meets a nice guy, and that "Like a Virgin" was a metaphor for big dicks.

Mr. Brown says: Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.

Mr. Blue says: How many dicks is that?

Mr. White/Larry says: A lot.

Mr. Brown says: Then one day she meets this John Holmes motherfucker and it's like, whoa baby, I mean this cat is like Charles Bronson in "The Great Escape", he's digging tunnels. Now, she's gettin' the serious dick action and she's feeling something she ain't felt since forever. Pain. Pain.

Joe Cabot says: Chew? Toby Chew?

Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega says: It hurts her. It shouldn't hurt her, you know, her pussy should be Bubble Yum by now, but when this cat fucks her it hurts. It hurts just like it did the first time. You see the pain is reminding a fuck machine what it once was like to be a virgin. Hence - "Like a Virgin".

Joe Cabot says: Wong?

LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee says: Shut up black!

LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee says: Oh I'mma go walkin in the moonlight wit you...

Billy Crash says: Oh, I'ma go walkin' in the moonlight with you!

Django says: U wanna hold my hand?

Django says: You wanna hold my hand?

Mr. Pink says: Do they have a sheet on you where you're from?

Mr. White/Larry says: Yeah

Mr. White/Larry says: Yeah.

Mr. Brown says: Well that's that then man. I mean Jesus Christ, I was worried about mugshot possibilities as it was. Now he knows A. Your name, B. What you look like, C. Where you're from and D. What your specialty is.

Richard Gecko says: That's what I call a show!

Kate Fuller says: Richie,would you me a favor and eat my pussy for me? Please?

Kate Fuller says: Richie, would you me a favor and eat my pussy for me? Please?

Richard Gecko says: Uhhh,sure...

Richard Gecko says: Uhhh, sure...

Kate Fuller says: What's, um, goin' on?

Richard Gecko says: We're having a wet bikini contest, and you just won.

Mr. Brown says: [after Joe assigns names] Yeah, yeah, but "Mr. Brown"? That's little too close to "Mr. Shit".

Mr. Brown says: [after Joe assigns names] Yeah, yeah, but 'Mr. Brown'? That's little too close to "Mr. Shit".

Mr. Pink says: Yeah, "Mr. Pink" sounds like "Mr. Pussy". Tell you what, let me be Mr. Purple. That sounds good to me. I'm Mr. Purple.

Mr. Pink says: Yeah, 'Mr. Pink' sounds like 'Mr. Pussy'. Tell you what, let me be Mr. Purple. That sounds good to me. I'm Mr. Purple.

Joe Cabot says: You're *not* Mr. Purple. Somebody from another job's Mr. Purple. You're Mr. Pink!

Richard Gecko says: Ramblers' let's get to rambling!

Jimmie Dimmick says: "Wow, you would never think it's the same car!...."

Jimmie Dimmick says: Wow, you would never think it's the same car!

The Wolf says: "Okay, lets not start sucking each other's dick just yet......."

The Wolf says: Okay, lets not start sucking each other's dick just yet.

Jimmie Dimmick says: "You don't have to tell me how good my coffee is okay, I'm the one who buys it, I know how good it is......"

Jimmie Dimmick says: You don't have to tell me how good my coffee is okay, I'm the one who buys it, I know how good it is...

Mr. Pink says: And why am I Mr. Pink?

Joe Cabot says: Because you're a faggot, alright?!

Mr. Pink says: Why can't we pick our own colors?

Joe Cabot says: No way, no way. I tried it once and it doesn't work. You get four guys, all fighting over who is going to be Mr. Black. But they don't know each other, so no one wants to back down. No way! I pick! You're Mr. Pink. Be thankful you're not Mr. Yellow.

Mr. Brown says: Yeah, but Mr. Brown, that's a little too close to Mr. Shit.

Mr. Pink says: And Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy! How about Mr. Purple? That sounds good to me, I'll be Mr. Purple.

Joe Cabot says: You're not Mr. Purple. Some guy on some other job is Mr. Purple! You're Mr. Pink!

Mr. White/Larry says: Who cares what your name is?

Mr. Pink says: Yeah, that's easy for you to say: you're Mr. White. You have a cool sounding name. Look if it's no big deal for you to be Mr. Pink you wanna trade?

Joe Cabot says: Hey, nobody's trading with anybody. This ain't a goddamn city counsel meeting you know. Now listen up Mr. Pink. There is two ways you can go on the job: my way or the highway. Now what's it gonna be Mr. Pink?

Mr. Pink says: Jesus Christ Joe, forget about it. It's beneath me you know. I'm Mr. Pink. Let's move on.

Mr. Brown says: Dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.

Jimmie Dimmick says: When you drove up did you notice a sign on my house that says dead nigger storage?

Jimmie Dimmick says: "do you know what's gonna happen if Bonnie comes home and finds a dead nigger in our garage"? " We are gonna get a DIVORCE!" "No counseling, no trial separation, A DIVORCE!"

Jimmie Dimmick says: We are gonna get a DIVORCE! No counseling, no trial separation, A DIVORCE!

Warren says: Chartreuse! The only liquor so good, they named a color after it.

Warren says: Chartreuse, the only liqueur so good they named a color after it.

Pam says: Hey Warren, who is this guy?

Warren says: Stuntman Mike.

Pam says: And who the hell is Stuntman Mike?

Warren says: He's a stuntman.

Warren says: Is that a tasty beverage or is that a tasty beverage?

Warren says: Is that a tasty beverage or is that a tasty be-ve-rage?

Pick-up Guy says: Is that goin' on right now?

Mr. Brown says: Yeah, yeah, but "Mr. Brown"? Thats little too close to "Mr. Shit".

Mr. Brown says: Yeah, yeah, but 'Mr. Brown'? Thats little too close to 'Mr. Shit'.

Kate Fuller says: Where are you taking us?

Richard Gecko says: Mexico.

Kate Fuller says: What's in Mexico?

Richard Gecko says: Mexicans.

Jimmie Dimmick says: If Bonnie comes home, and finds a dead body here i'm gonna get divorced. Ok, No marriage counselling, no trial separation, I'm gonna get fucking divorced.