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Tarantino to actors: Always bring a pen to make notes during rehearsal

Tarantino to actors: Always bring a pen to make notes during rehearsal

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he fires actors who come to a set unprepared because they aren't "professional enough to be in my movie."
Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django

Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson admits he was initially disappointed to learn he was too old to play the lead in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Django Unchained' tops DVD sales, rental charts

'Django Unchained' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked revenge film "Django Unchained" is the top-selling DVD and No. 1 rental in the United States for a second week, Rentrak said.
Police find Tarantino's stolen red Malibu

Police find Tarantino's stolen red Malibu

VICTORVILLE, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- Police in California said they have found Quentin Tarantino's Chevelle Malibu, which was stolen in 1994 during the filming of "Pulp Fiction."
Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says after working with Christoph Waltz on 2009's "Inglourious Basterds," he found himself writing a role specifically for Austrian actor in "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Django' to undergo more edits in China

'Django' to undergo more edits in China

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- A re-edited "Django Unchained" is expected back in Chinese cinemas after it was abruptly pulled the day of its release, The New York Times reported.
Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge western "Django Unchained" was abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas the day of its release, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Tarantino adjusts 'Django' blood color for China release

Tarantino adjusts 'Django' blood color for China release

BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures says some of the gore in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century epic "Django Unchained" is to be toned down for its release in China.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
By United Press International
Anti-war protest at actor Schweiger's Hamburg house

Anti-war protest at actor Schweiger's Hamburg house

HAMBURG, Germany, March 26 (UPI) -- Detractors of the film "Schutzengel" have thrown paint on the Hamburg, Germany, home of the film's star, Til Schweiger, police said.

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Claudia Jordan fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice' ... Will Smith says he turned down Django because it wasn't a lead role ... Prince Harry plans U.S. tour to aid wounded troops in May ... Jesse James marries fourth wife, Alexis DeJoria ... News from United Press International.
Will Smith says he turned down Django because it wasn't a lead role

Will Smith says he turned down Django because it wasn't a lead role

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Will Smith says he turned down the chance to play the title character in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" because the role wasn't the lead.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Weird courses offered in Boston schools ... Missing sausage costume recovered ... Woman finds, returns $11,000 ... Centenarian Bromfield cook gets diploma ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Weird courses offered in Boston schools

BOSTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Boston-area colleges are offering an array of quirky classes this semester, including a class on filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and the HBO series "The Wire."

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'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars ... Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble get married ... Channing Tatum's wife to give birth in London ... Oprah appears in Kimmel's star-studded trailer for faux 'Movie: The Movie 2V' sequel ... News from United Press International.
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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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