There's a thin chance that it might work out. I've talked to Pierce Brosnan about doing itQuentin Tarantino may direct next 'Bond' Apr 07, 2004
For a filmmaker and film lover, there's no greater honor than to be on the jury of the Cannes Film FestivalQuentin Tarantino to head Cannes jury Feb 16, 2004
I grew up with Watergate and the history of the Vietnam War. I didn't experience it, or anything like that. But the history of it (was) looming over (my childhood). But Watergate was part of my childhood, and that whole kind of erosion of your trust in the American government. But since then, there's been like this aspect that everybody has been asleep on the couch, and that we all of a sudden woke up. All right, 'Oh, there is this big world out there, and stuff has consequences.' And we're (reminded that we're) not immune to it. There is no bubble protecting our land hereCelebrities react to terrorist attacks Oct 17, 2001
The thing that I just keep focusing on, is that 6,000 people woke up that Tuesday morning, thinking that they had their whole lives ahead of them, you know, and went to work and didn't survive the morningCelebrities react to terrorist attacks Oct 17, 2001
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.'"