Either an individual grasps Quentin Tarantino’s movies, or doesn’t. Those who do understand his motion pictures related to his craft of making a daring combination of thrillers, neo-noir, and non-linear movies. Those who don’t apprehend his movies, pass them off as mere art-house film material.
Nonetheless, Quentin Tarantino has grown to get perhaps the greatest name in Hollywood. Not just has he figured out how to gather a religious following for his movies, he, in contrast to his previous generation of filmmakers, has understood in entirety, what ‘sort’ of movies get the crowds flocking to film halls.
From the renowned ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Inglorious Basterds’ and ‘Reservoir Dogs’ to ‘Natural Born Killers’, he has progressed significantly from working in a video rental store to one of the most legendary director-screenwriters ever.
Through most of his life, he juggled as the multifaceted actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, and in the latter part of his life, chosen to adhere to doing what he knew best – direction and production.
One would have the option to spot a Quentin Tarantino exemplary from a mile away. His movies are pregnant with dissimilar traditions, gangster brutality, Blaxploitation themes, and complemented language.
Childhood and Early Life
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, to Tony Tarantino, an actor, and Connie McHugh, a nurse. He is of Italian-Irish-Cherokee ancestry. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Curt Zastoupil.
He learned at Fleming Junior High School, where he took up drama classes and likewise learned at Narbonne High School before he dropped out at 15 years old.
After he quit school, he went to James Best Theater Company yet left it after two years.
He started working as an employee in the video rental store, ‘Video Archives’. He started to examine motion pictures at length with his partners and other customers who might come to rent films. It is accepted that during this time, he was exposed to Blaxploitation films and additionally paid close thoughtfulness regarding the type of motion pictures that customers preferred to rent/purchase.
Quentin Tarantino Career
Quentin Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a party. The latter encouraged him to write his first screenplay, which he did and called it ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday’. However, the reel of the film was destroyed in a fire and the screenplay would proceed to form the basis for ‘True Romance’.
Quentin Tarantino appeared as a director with the movie, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, which was released in 1992. The film turned into an instant hit and was screened at the Sundance Film Festival the very year.
In 1993, he write the screenplay for the American romantic-crime film, ‘True Romance’ starring Van Kilmer, Christian Slater, and Gary Oldman. The next year, he wrote the screenplay for ‘Natural Born Killers’.
Quentin Tarantino had gotten so popular in Hollywood at this point that numerous scriptwriters approached him for films like ‘Speed’ and ‘Men dressed in Black’. Be that as it may, he refused the scripts, withdrew to Amsterdam, and started working on his next large project, ‘Pulp Fiction’.
In 1994, ‘Pulp Fiction’ was released and received numerous awards for its sharp direction and non-linear storyline. It turned out to be mainstream to the point that he was selected for the category of ‘Best Director’ for the Academy Awards.
In 1996, he starred in and wrote the script for the Robert Rodriguez film, ‘From Dusk till Dawn’. He then directed a Blaxploitation movie, ‘Jackie Brown’, which was an adaptation of the novel, ‘Rum Punch’.
In the new thousand years, he directed the hit feature, ‘Murder Bill: Vol. 1’ starring Uma Thurman, in 2003. The film was effective to such an extent that it spawned a hit spin-off, ‘Murder Bill: Vol.2’, the following year.
In 2004, Quentin Tarantino was made the President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. The following year, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez by and by for the neo-noir film, ‘Sin City’. He additionally co-produced the slasher film, ‘Hostel’.
He by and by collaborated with Robert Rodriguez for the 2007 flick, ‘Grindhouse’, which was not very effective with the crowds. The very year, he produced the second portion of the ‘Hostel’ series, ‘Hostel: Part II’.
In 2009, Quentin Tarantino directed and wrote the blockbuster war movie, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, which is considered one of his highest-grossing films. Two years later, the production for ‘Django Unchained’, a spaghetti western, started.
In 2012, his highest-grosser film to date, ‘Django Unchained’ was released.
‘Inglourious Basterds’, the war movie directed by Quentin Tarantino in 2009, is one of the greatest American blockbusters to date and earned a whopping $321 million in theaters worldwide. The film proceeded to receive several important awards including eight Academy Award assignments.
The film is to date, the second-highest commercially fruitful film in the United States and was showcased at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
‘Django Unchained’, released in 2012 is a spaghetti western movie directed by Tarantino and earned over $424 million worldwide, which is Tarantino’s highest-grossing movie to date.
The film earned several awards and honors including the Academy Awards and the BAFTA have and left a mark on the world by turning into the main Tarantino film to be approved for official distribution in China, attributable to their strict policies regarding film distribution.
Awards and Achievements
Quentin Tarantino won the Independent Spirit Award for the category of ‘Best Director’ for ‘Pulp Fiction’, in 1994.
He won an Academy Award for ‘Best Writing (Original Screenplay’ for ‘Pulp Fiction’, in 1995.
Quentin Tarantino won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for ‘Critics Choice for Best Original Screenplay’ for ‘Inglourious Basterds’, in 2010.
He won an Academy Award for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for ‘Django Unchained’, in 2013.
He won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for ‘Django Unchained’, in 2013.
In 2013, Quentin Tarantino additionally won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Screenplay’ for ‘Django Unchained’.
Personal Life and Legacy
He has been romantically connected with several ladies including Mira Sorvino, Sofia Coppola, Allison Anders, Kathy Griffin, Uma Thurman, and Didem Erol. He doesn’t plan to marry at any point shortly since he accepts that this is ‘an ideal opportunity to make motion pictures’.
Quentin Tarantino is closest friends with a collaborator, Robert Rodriguez. He is likewise near Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, and Harvey Keitel.
This renowned American director and screenwriter consider Uma Thurman from the ‘Murder Bill’ notoriety as his ‘muse’.
This popular American director of the ‘Django Unchained’ distinction displays ‘Rio Bravo’ for prospective girlfriends as a test for their compatibility.