Quentin Tarantino

(Quentin Jerome Tarantino)

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
  • Born: March 27, 1963
  • Nationality: Italian, American
  • Profession: Filmmaker, Author, Actor









Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American filmmaker, author, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines; satirical subject matter; an aestheticization of violence; extended scenes of dialogue; ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers; references to popular culture and a wide variety of other films; soundtracks primarily containing songs and score pieces from the 1960s to the 1980s; and features of neo-noir film.

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Violence is a form of cinematic entertainment. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here. Truth
All my movies are achingly personal. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I'm severed.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing.
I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling.
I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning. Morning
I am a genre lover - everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.
I cannot get myself interested in video games. I've been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player.
I couldn't spell anything. I couldn't remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.
I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
I don't really consider myself an American filmmaker like, say, Ron Howard might be considered an American filmmaker. If I'm doing something and it seems to me to be reminiscent of an Italian giallo, I'm gonna to do it like an Italian giallo.
I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can't ever remember a time when I didn't. Life ;Time ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I look at 'Death Proof' and realize I had too much time. Time ;Death
I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie. History
I steal from every movie ever made.
I want do a Mandarin language movie. It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue. Time
I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
If I wasn't a film-maker, I'd be a film critic. It's the only thing I'd be qualified to do.
If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it's because I put the character first.
If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I'm a big collector of vinyl - I have a record room in my house - and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection. So what I do, as I'm writing a movie, is go through all those songs, trying to find good songs for fights, or good pieces of music to layer into the film. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm a historian in my own mind.
I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer.
It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back. Religion & God ;Money, Coins & Minting
I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
I've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced.
I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.
I've always wanted to work with Warren Beatty. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
L.A. is so big that if you don't actually live in Hollywood, you might as well be from a different planet.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it. Religion & God ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life. Life ;Time ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do. Freedom & Liberty
Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room.
Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns.
Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I'm not interested in, I can't even feign interest.
The good ideas will survive.
To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.
To me, America is just another market.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.
When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it.
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.' Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle