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Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson files for custody of 2-year-old daughter

Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson files for custody of 2-year-old daughter

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson is suing the actress for custody of the former couple's 2-year-old daughter, Rosalind.
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Lea Seydoux cast as newest Bond Girl

Lea Seydoux cast as newest Bond Girl

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Lea Seydoux is reportedly slated to be the next Bond Girl opposite Daniel Craig in the film "Bond 24."
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Jennifer Jason Leigh cast in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

Jennifer Jason Leigh cast in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Jennifer Jason Leigh will portray prisoner Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight."
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Quentin Tarantino to shoot 'The Hateful Eight' in Colorado

Quentin Tarantino to shoot 'The Hateful Eight' in Colorado

DENVER, Oct. 1 (UPI) --Colorado will host the filming of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" after beating out competitors with a $5 million incentive package.
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Quentin Tarantino spotted kissing Vanessa Ferlito after dinner date

Quentin Tarantino spotted kissing Vanessa Ferlito after dinner date

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Quentin Tarantino was photographed kissing Vanessa Ferlito on Sept. 19 in New York City after months of reports that he was dating Uma Thurman.
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Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' to be released in fall 2015

Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' to be released in fall 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Quentin Tarantino is to begin shooting his late 19th century-set western "The Hateful Eight" in January, The Weinstein Co. announced Wednesday.
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Uma Thurman addresses Quentin Tarantino dating rumors

Uma Thurman addresses Quentin Tarantino dating rumors

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Uma Thurman addressed her relationship with director Quentin Tarantino in an interview with Vs. magazine.
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Quentin Tarantino announces 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair'

Quentin Tarantino announces 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair'

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) --Quentin Tarantino confirmed he is making "The Hateful Eight," and announced he will release an extended version of "Kill Bill" in 2015.
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Uma Thurman offers 'Pulp Fiction' screening in auction

Uma Thurman offers 'Pulp Fiction' screening in auction

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Uma Thurman is auctioning off a private screening of Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" for charity in honor of the film's 20th anniversary.
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Kurt Russell to star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

Kurt Russell to star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Kurt Russell confirmed his role in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" earlier this week, and said the movie should start production in 2015.
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Jay Leno tried to relax guests with liquid courage from The Jay Bar

Jay Leno tried to relax guests with liquid courage from The Jay Bar

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) --Producer Dave Berg has written a tell-all about "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," including the divas, frustrations, gaffes, and notable guests on the show.
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Samuel L. Jackson recites 'Pulp Fiction' speech on 'Graham Norton' [VIDEO]

Samuel L. Jackson recites 'Pulp Fiction' speech on 'Graham Norton' [VIDEO]

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) --Watch Samuel L. Jackson recite the Ezekiel 25:17 speech from "Pulp Fiction" on a recent episode of "The Graham Norton Show."
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Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino reportedly dating: 'He's loved her for years'

Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino reportedly dating: 'He's loved her for years'

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) --Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino have reportedly taken their relationship to the next level.
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Quentin Tarantino may turn 'Django Unchained' into a miniseries

Quentin Tarantino may turn 'Django Unchained' into a miniseries

CANNES, France, May 23 (UPI) --Quentin Tarantino says he may turn excess 'Django Unchained' footage into a four-part miniseries.
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Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker dismissed by federal judge

Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker dismissed by federal judge

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- A California judge dismissed Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker for linking to a leaked script of the director's planned film "The Hateful Eight."
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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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