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Tarantino to judge 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has agreed to be a guest judge on the U.S. television reality show, "American Idol," Zap2it.com reported Friday.

Quentin Tarantino may direct next 'Bond'

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Popular U.S. director and "Pulp Fiction" creator Quentin Tarantino has said he may direct the next installment of the "James Bond" film franchise.

Tarantino considering 'Kill Bill' prequel

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he is considering making an animated prequel to his "Kill Bill" flicks.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 27, the 87th day of 2004 with 279 to follow.
By United Press International

John Bull's Glories: 'Get Carter'

Everyone dies in the end. Long before there was "Reservoir Dogs" -- almost, indeed, before there was Quentin Tarantino -- there was Mike Hodges' understated and
SHAUN WATERMAN

No Cannes opening for 'Kill Bill 2'

CANNES, France, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Miramax's early May European release for "Kill Bill 2" may ruin the film's chance to open the Cannes Film Festival.

Quentin Tarantino to head Cannes jury

CANNES, France, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has been selected to preside over the jury at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, event organizers announced.

DGA addresses 'film by' issue

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America is trying to resolve the conflict over which filmmakers should get a "film by" credit, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Richard Curtis a fan of multi-story films

LONDON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Braiding together nine stories can be daunting for the most experienced filmmaker, but screenwriter Richard Curtis said in London he was determined.

'The Missing:' Ron Howard's horror-western

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Ron Howard's first film since winning the Best Director Oscar for "A Beautiful Mind" is the vastly different "The Missing." It's a highly fictionalized and stra
STEVE SAILER

Analysis: Movie violence out of control?

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's new movie, the orgiastically violent "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," has turned up the heat once again under the long-simmering controversy surrounding
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film review: 'Pistol Opera'

The more Japanese shock flicks I watch, the more I think the
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Tarantino, Stein program network

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Writer-director Quentin Tarantino and Time magazine columnist Joel Stein have been commissioned for the first two quarterly editions of MY TR!O.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 27, the 86th day of 2003 with 279 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

A RARE STRIKEOUT FOR KELLEY Fox has posted the closing notice on "girls club," just two weeks after the highly anticipated drama from heavy-hitter David E. Kelley premiered in the 9 p.m. Monday timeslot.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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American director Quentin Tarantino attends the premiere of "Inglorious Basterds" at Odeon, Leicester Square in London on July 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Quentin Jerome Tarantino (pronunciation: /ˌtærənˈtiːnoʊ/; born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and occasional actor. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with films employing nonlinear storylines and the aestheticization of violence. His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (2003, 2004), Death Proof (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and the upcoming feature Django Unchained (2012). He has earned an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or, as well as Emmy and Grammy nominations.

Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician who was born in Queens, New York, and Connie McHugh, a nurse. Tarantino's father is Italian and his mother is of Irish and Cherokee ancestry. He was raised by his mother, as his parents separated before his birth. When he was two years old, he moved to Torrance, California and later to the Harbor City neighborhood where he went to Fleming Junior High School in Lomita and took drama classes. He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15, to attend an acting class full time at the James Best Theater Company in Toluca Lake.

At age 22 he worked at the Video Archives, a now-defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach where he and fellow movie enthusiasts, including Roger Avary, discussed cinema and customer video recommendations at length. He paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career. Tarantino has been quoted as saying, "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"

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