Quentin Tarantino is one the most easily recognisable film directors of our time. Just as Hitchcock can be recognised by merely a silhoutte or Scorsese by his glasses, Tarantino’s demeanour and his language make him stand out from the crowd. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to a nurse named Connie McHugh and and actor/musician, Tony Tarantino, on the 27th of March, 1963. From an early age, those surrounding him could see that Quentin Tarantino was no ordinary cookie. And they were right! This impressive film director creates the most eccentric characters – perhaps to match his own eccentricity, the most haunting action scenes and some of the bloodiest shots in cinema history. Some of his most impressive films are Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs or the more recent Django Unchained. Nothing is off limits for Quentin Tarantino.
#1. He was more interested in movies than in school
Even though he has an IQ of 160, Quentin Tarantino never showed much interest for schoool. He claims he simply bored by it. The only subject in which he has shown an interest were History- because it was linked to the historical movies he enjoyed and English because it helped him become a better scriptwriter.
#2. He likes Australian B-Grade Cinema
In a time where Australia was very liberal with censorship and the government gave tax breaks to those making movies, a new kind of cinema arose known as Ozploitation. Movies such as Patrick (1978) or Fair Game (1985) are some of Tarantino’s favorites.
#3. His first acting job was as an Elvis impersonator
On the TV Show Golden Girls, Quentin Tarantino can be seen as an Elvis impersonator. Though everyone else was dressed as the sequin embellished Elvis, Quentin Tarantino wore his own clothes. “I wore my own clothes, because I was, like, the Sun Records Elvis. I was the hillbilly cat Elvis. I was the real Elvis; everyone else was Elvis after he sold out.”
#4. Quentin Tarantino is obsessed with…
Pop culture paraphernalia! Being a noted bachelor, he once said that his wife should have to be able to handle his devotion to his work and his passion for paraphernalia. His house looks like a toy-packed bachelor cave.
#5. He can’t stand sports
“I don’t hang around pool halls. I don’t play poker. And I don’t go to sporting events. To me, torture would be watching sports on television. If I go to Dodger Stadium, that’s ok, because the game is secondary to the beer and the environment. One thing I don’t understand is that average American movie-goers cannot watch a movie for three hours, yet they’ll watch a stupid, boring, horrific football game for four hours. Now, that is boredom at its most colossal.”
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