Quentin Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino
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Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He has received many industry awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or and has been nominated for an Emmy and Grammy. Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich has called him "the single most influential director of his generation."

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino grew up an avid film fan. His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday. Its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with films ... more »

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  • ''Let's go to work.''
    Quentin Tarantino (b. 1963), U.S. filmmaker. Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney), in Reservoir Dogs (film) (1992). The words also appeared as the adverti...
  • ''There's two ways you can go on this job: my way or the highway.''
    Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and direcotr. Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney), Reservoir Dogs, to Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) when this cocky gang memb...
  • ''Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.''
    Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Jules (Samuel Jackson), Pulp Fiction, coffee shop conversation with Vincent Vega (...
  • ''Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.''
    Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Jules (Samuel Jackson), Pulp Fiction, coffee shop conversation with Vincent Vega (...
  • ''And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my fingers upon thee!''
    Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Jules (Samuel Jackson), Pulp Fiction, from Ezekiel 25:17, the Bible passage profes...
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