Quentin Tarantino

BirthDay:

27 Mar 1963

BirthPlace:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

BirthName:

Quentin Jerome Tarantino

Bio:

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney. The film did fairly well theatrically.

Since then, Tarantino has helmed several critically and financially successful films, including Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Django Unchained (2012).
Filmography

Actor ( 137 credits )

Bunte Now (2016)  Himself
The Hateful Eight (2015) Narrator (uncredited)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
She's Funny That Way (2014) Himself
The Director's Chair (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Big Interview with Dan Rather (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Django Unchained (2012) The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee / Robert (Bag He
Bar25 (2012) Himself (uncredited)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) Himself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Hollywood Don't Surf! (2010) Himself
Michel Ciment, le cinéma en partage (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Inglourious Basterds (2009) First Scalped Nazi / American Soldier in 'Pride of Nati
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) Himself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (2008) Himself
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) Piringo
Planet Terror (2007) Rapist #1 / Zombie Eating Road Kill
Diary of the Dead (2007) Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)
Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (2007) Himself
Death Proof (2007) Warren
Grindhouse (2007) Warren (segment "Death Proof") / Rapist #1 (segment "Pl
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Newsreader / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2007-2
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Himself (archive footage)
MTV Live (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Space Top 10 Countdown (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Fabulous Picture Show (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2012)
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005)
Iconoclasts (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Celluloid Horror (2004) Himself
Planet of the Pitts (2004) Himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) Himself
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Himself (voice) (uncredited)
Double Dare (2004) Himself
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
TV One on One (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2013)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Parla con me (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (11 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Duck Dodgers (2003)  Master Moloch (1 episode, 2005)
4Pop (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Filmland (2003)  Himself - Jury President of Cannes Film Festival (1 ep
Charlotte Roche trifft... (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
All the Love You Cannes! (2002) Himself
Sundance 20 (2002) Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2007)
CenterStage (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Silenci? (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Film Genre (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
American Idol (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2009)
Alias (2001)  McKenas Cole (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2009)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Little Nicky (2000) Deacon
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2009)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Director (1 episode, 2009)
De 10 (1999)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998) Himself
Full Tilt Boogie (1997) Himself - 'Richie Gecko'
Jackie Brown (1997) Answering Machine Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Tracks (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
ITV - Formula One (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Aamu-TV (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) Himself (uncredited)
Curdled (1996) Richard Gecko (uncredited)
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996) Himself
Girl 6 (1996) Director #1 - NY
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Richard Gecko
Smap×Smap (1996)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Això no és tot! (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Four Rooms (1995) Chester (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Dance Me to the End of Love (1995) Groom
Desperado (1995) Pick-up Guy
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) Johnny Destiny
American Cinema (1995)  Himself (1 episode)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2013)
Somebody to Love (1994) Bartender
Pulp Fiction (1994) Jimmie Dimmick
Sleep with Me (1994) Sid
The Coriolis Effect (1994) Panhandle Slim (voice)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
All-American Girl (1994)  Desmond (1 episode, 1995)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
Close-up (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Moviewatch (1993)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1995)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (7 episodes, 1997-2007)
Eddie Presley (1992) Asylum Attendant
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Mr. Brown
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (8 episodes, 1994-2012)
My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) Clarence Pool
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
The Golden Girls (1985)  Elvis Impersonator (1 episode, 1988)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (4 episodes, 1992-2009)
Love Birds in Bondage (1983) Boyfriend
Granada Reports (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Waratte iitomo! (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Camper / ... (1 episode, 1995)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)

Producer ( 18 credits )

#15SecondScare (2015) executive producer (14 episodes, 2015)
Hell Ride (2008) executive producer
Planet Terror (2007) producer
Death Proof (2007) producer
Hostel: Part II (2007) executive producer
Grindhouse (2007) producer
Freedom's Fury (2006) executive producer
Hostel (2005) executive producer
Daltry Calhoun (2005) executive producer
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004) executive producer
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998) executive producer
Curdled (1996) executive producer
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) executive producer
Four Rooms (1995) executive producer
Iron Monkey (1993) producer (2001 release)
Killing Zoe (1993) executive producer
Past Midnight (1991) associate producer
My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) producer

Writer ( 20 credits )

The Hateful Eight (2015) (written by)
From Dusk Till Dawn (2014) (10 episodes, 2014)
Django (2013) (based on the screenplay by)
Django Unchained (2012) (written by)
Inglourious Basterds (2009) (written by)
Death Proof (2007) (written by)
Grindhouse (2007) (written by) (fake trailer segment "Don't")
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) (2 episodes, 2005)
Jackie Brown (1997) (written for the screen by)
Curdled (1996) (written by)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Four Rooms (1995)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Natural Born Killers (1994) (story)
True Romance (1993) (written by)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (background radio dialog) &
My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) (written by)
Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (0) (written by)

Director ( 18 credits )

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Django Unchained (2012)
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Death Proof (2007)
Grindhouse (2007) (segment "Death Proof")
Sin City (2005) (special guest director)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) (2 episodes, 2005)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Four Rooms (1995) (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Pulp Fiction (1994)
ER (1994) (1 episode, 1995)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)
Love Birds in Bondage (1983) (unfinished)
Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (0)

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