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Quentin Tarantino will host a reading of his shelved project, 'The Hateful Eight'

Quentin Tarantino will host a reading of his shelved project, 'The Hateful Eight'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino will host an upcoming stage reading of his script, "The Hateful Eight," which he shelved after it leaked online earlier this year.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
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Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are a match made in movie heaven.
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Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is to serve as a presenter at this year's Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
Gawker says 'we'll be fighting' Tarantino's lawsuit

Gawker says 'we'll be fighting' Tarantino's lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Gawker Media says it plans to fight the copyright infringement lawsuit Quentin Tarantino has filed against it in Los Angeles.
Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Quentin Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

Quentin Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against Gawker for making his leaked script available to the public.
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Quentin Tarantino pulls film after script leaks

Quentin Tarantino pulls film after script leaks

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has canned plans for what he hoped would be his next film after a first draft of a script leaked.
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Quentin Tarantino scraps western after script leak

Quentin Tarantino scraps western after script leak

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Quentin Tarantino told Deadline.com he is scrapping "The Hateful Eight" after the script for his planned western was leaked.

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 106

HONG KONG, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Hong Kong movie billionaire Run Run Shaw, whose Shaw Brothers Studios turned out kung fu movie hits, died Tuesday at his home, his company said.
Tarantino says next film will be a western, but not a 'Django' sequel

Tarantino says next film will be a western, but not a 'Django' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino said on "The Tonight Show" in Los Angeles he is working on another western, but it is not a sequel to "Django Unchained."

Jamie Foxx shows directing knack in short film 'Eve'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx called his stylish new science-fiction short film "And She Was My Eve" the result of his past work with top-tier Hollywood directors.

Quentin Tarantino awarded Prix Lumiere for body of work

LYONS, France, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. director Quentin Tarantino received the Prix Lumiere for his body of cinematic work Friday at the Lumiere film festival in Lyon, France, organizers said.
Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

MACAU, China, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino and Michelle Dockery were among the international celebrities who attended China's 10th Huading Image Awards.
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."
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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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