Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino is born in Knoxville Tennessee on the 27th of March in 1963. His mother is a 16 years old nurse and his father, who studies law, is 21 years old. Quentin Tarantino is named after the character Quint of the film Gunsmoke. When he is two his father leaves the family and so his mother moves with her son to South Los Angeles. While he grows up there his mother often goes to cinema with him. When he is 22 he begins to work in a video store in Manhattan Beach, Californian. In this video library Tarantino can watch many movies and talk about them with other people. So he meets Roger Avery whose Gangster-Ballade killing Zoe will be produced by Quentin Tarantino in 1992. 1986 Tarantino makes his first movie My best friend s Birthday which he had written with his friend Craig Hamann but he never finish it. Shortly after this he writes his first script The Open Road which has got 500 pages. 500 pages are too much so he splits it in to True Romance and Natural Born Killers. First he wants to make the film by himself but can t get enough money so he sells the True Romance script for 50. 000 $. Tony Scott makes the film Natural Born Killers while Tarantino starts to film Reservoir Dogs with the 50. 000 $. At this time he leaves the video store and begins to work in a little firm in Hollywood called CineTel. There he makes rewrites and after a short time he meets a few people who finance his movie and appear in it. Reservoir Dogs is on a 16mm film in black and white. But at the end Tarantino says that it is a piece of shit. In 1992 the movie has premiere at the Sundance 92. Later it is shown on a few film festivals. Then Miramax decides to publish the movie and shortly after it is in the cinemas in the USA. Now he writes the script Pulp Fiction. The Gangster-Movie Pulp Fiction gets the Golden Palm (Goldene Palme) 1994. It becomes one of the most celebrated movies of the year 1994. It yields more than 100 Million Dollar, gets nominated for 5 Academy Awards, 7 Oscars and wins an Oscar for the best original script. Now he is an important producer and actor. He produces films with Miramax. He is co-director and co-author in the film Four Rooms. In an episode of Emergency Room Tarantino is the director. Also he has many guest-appearance in movies and TV-shows (f. e. Desperado). With his partner Lawrence Bender he runs the producing firm A Band Apart. Now he buys up to 4 films per year. His interest is above all in foreign movies.

In 1995 the vampire-film From Dusk Till Dawn, which is written by Tarantino, is in the cinemas. Beside George Clonney Tarantino plays one of the main characters. 1997 He makes the film Jackie Brown which is nominated for 2 Golden Globes. It has also much success with Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson in the main roles. On the first weekend the movie brings more money than it has cost.

Quentins latest project is Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2. The first part started ...

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