Quentin Tarantino: biography
Quentin Tarantino is an American director, screenwriter, actor, film producer and cameraman. Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville. His mother found out about pregnancy after she broke up with the father of the future actor. The girl married to musician Tony Tarantino at the age of 15 in order to become independent, but their relationship did not work out.
Quentin never tried to find his father. When the boy was 2 years old, his mother took her son to Torrance (Los Angeles, USA). There the future director spent his childhood.
Soon the mother of Tarantino again married a musician. He adopted a boy and gave him his name, but in 6 years they broke up. Later, Quentin returned the name of the biological father, because it was more euphoric and more suitable for acting.
Tarantino attended the junior school. The director confessed that the school oppressed him - he hated it. Nevertheless, the master of American cinema at school liked to read, was fond of history, but such subjects as mathematics, spelling and others were difficult for him. At the age of 12-13 Quentin did not yet know how to ride a bicycle and swim, and peers laughed at him. Quentin's mother started pharmacology and made a successful career, built a new house. Most of the time the woman spent at work, and the boy spent hours watching TV.
Quentin Tarantino often skipped classes. At the age of 15, the teenager dropped out of school and sold tickets at the cinema. In the evenings he attended acting courses. Further biography of Tarantino was directly related to cinema. Quentin got an invaluable experience, studied the tastes of spectators, which was useful when he became a director.
Quentin Tarantino began as a screenwriter. First two scenarios, for which he planned to make films, did not interest film studios. In despair, Quentin wrote “Reservoir Dogs”. The film should have been low-budget; the writing of the script took Quentin only 3 weeks. By chance, the producer Lawrence Bender saw the script, and asked the author to give him time to find money. The film was shot on the streets of Los Angeles - it took only one month. The success of "Reservoir Dogs" was phenomenal, but later in the creative biography of the director there will be films that will receive no less positive responses.
People talked about Tarantino. His scenarios formed a basis for the American films "True Romance" and "Natural Born Killers", but Quentin asked to remove his name from the titles.
Success and recognition came to him after "Pulp Fiction", which was released in 1994. This work started the cooperation of the director with Uma Thurman. Tarantino considered Thurman as "his actress".
Tarantino also worked as an actor. In the film "From Dusk Till Dawn", released in 1995, Quentin played the role of Richie Gekko. Then there was 3 years of director's pause, after which Tarantino shot the picture "Jackie Brown".
The triumphant return of Quentin Tarantino as a director took place in 2003, when the first part of the film "Kill Bill" was released. The main role was played by Uma Thurman. Then followed a series of other equally interesting works, among them "Grindhouse", "Death Proof ", "Inglorious Basterds", "Django Unchained".
The film "Grindhouse" failed at the box office, its fees did not cover half of the budget. But "Death Proof" was awarded the palm branch of the Cannes Film Festival, and two other films collected all possible awards: "Oscar", "Golden Globe", "Saturn", "Critics' Choice" and others.
In the films of Quentin Tarantino a special style is felt - the plot keeps the viewer in suspense. The director often uses the "Mexican dead end" method, when several characters point the weapon at each other. In his films there is a lot of violence, although in his life Quentin does not like this. Also Quentin Tarantino shows women’s feet close in the films - this is his characteristic feature. Music in Tarantino's films interests spectators no less than the story itself.
Many fans remember Quentin Tarantino's interview with Sky Movies. The director named 20 best films, in his opinion, that came out since 1992. According to the film director, in the modern film industry only real masterpieces deserve attention. Among the most famous films, named by Tarantino, were "Fight Club" by David Fincher, "Matrix" by the Wachowski brothers and "Unbreakable" by Manoj Nelliattu Shyamalan.
In 2013, Tarantino visited Channel 4 in London to talk with TV presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his new film "Django unchained." The interview was quite interesting and vivid, until the presenter mention the possible connection between violence in Tarantino's films and in real life, as the director's work is full of violent scenes. After this comparison, Quentin refused to answer the journalist's questions. The director said that he was asked such questions from the very beginning of his career, the interview turned into a passive-aggressive verbal war.
In 2015, the last film of Quentin Tarantino appeared. The director planned to make the film "The Hateful Eight" a continuation of the western "Django unchained", but later his plans changed.
Quentin had many relations with different women. Among them were actresses, directors and other creative personalities. Quentin Tarantino had romantic feelings for Mira Sorvino, Sofia Coppola, Shar Jackson, Julie Dreyfus, but not a single relationship ended in a wedding.
The talented actor and director is still unmarried, he has no children. Journalists told about his relations with Uma Thurman, but Tarantino said there are just rumors, and the actress for him is an old friend. Nevertheless, more than once paparazzi paid attention to the "gentle" relationship with the actress.
Quentin explains that he has a clear goal, thus he is still unmarried. The film director wants to make movies, so he sacrifices a lot.
The literary idol of Quentin Tarantino is Boris Pasternak. In 2004, when Tarantino visited Moscow, he visited the poet's grave.
The director has a hobby – he plays old board games related to serials of 60s-80s. One day, Tarantino's mother told the press about her son's high IQ - 160, but he did not confirm this information.
Quentin Tarantino nowadays
The latest news from their idol’s life disappointed his fans. In 2016, Tarantino said that he intends to quit the career of director. To do this film director plans after he will make two more films.
According to Tarantino, critics often claim that his films are full of quotes from other films, but the director does not think so. As Quentin says, only once in his career he used a shot from a classic film to his own. It's about a quote from Hitchcock's film, which is used in "Pulp Fiction" when Marcellus Wallace was hit by the car.
The American also told the press about his most favorite character. It was Colonel Hans Landa (the role played by Christoph Waltz) from "Inglourious Basterds." The American director called the hero a linguistic genius, and also "perhaps the only Nazi in the history of cinematography, which perfectly speaks Yiddish."
In 2017, the media reported that Quentin Tarantino quarreled with the bride because of the children. A friend of Quentin, an Israeli model and singer Daniella Peak, put an ultimatum. She didn’t want to wait, when the director decides to create a family with her, and the girl left.
The director explained to the woman that he wants to marry them, to have children, but later. Danielle was waiting a little longer, but Tarantino was still "wasting time." As a result, according to American media, Pik decided to break up.
In March 2017, the studio Big Star Games and Lionsgate announced the release of a shooter called Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. The creators expressed their desire to present the second adaptation of the cult film "Reservoir Dogs" by Tarantino.
The game is for PC and Xbox One. According to the creators, gamers got a number of advantages this time, additional functions that make the game processes more convenient, unusual mechanics with the ability to rewind time for sequential management of several characters with unique abilities.
In July 2017 Israeli media congratulated Quentin Tarantino and Danielle Peak on the engagement. The filmmaker made an offer in Los Angeles.
- "Love Birds in Bondage"
- "Pulp Fiction"
- "Four rooms"
- "Planet Terror"
- "Death Proof"
- "Coming Home"
- "Somebody to Love"
- "Killing Zoe"
- “The Hateful Eight”
- "Kill Bill"
- "Django Unchained"
- "Inglourious Basterds"