Quentin Tarantino – Biography of Quentin Tarantino

Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee (USA)
Family: Father: Tony, law student (21 years old)
Mother: Connie, medical student (16 years old)

Biography:

He gained popularity in the 1990s as the storyteller who brought new life to America’s more conservative and structured techniques and styles.
Despite his not so extensive career as a director, he is considered an icon of North American independent cinema and his films have spread both around the world and with controversy.

“True Romance” (1993) was the film that made known Tarantino who developed the script, with the collaboration of Roger Avary. Directed by Tony Scott and starring: Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater. The premiere of this film gives Quentin the opportunity to establish a friendship with producer Lawrence Bender, which would have led him to direct “Reservoir Dogs” (1992) and “Pulp Fiction” two years later. The latter, had an incredible acceptance, and became a cult film for many; won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in the year of its premiere.
Quentin also wrote the original screenplay for “Natural Born Killers” (1994)
His next production would be “Jackie Brown” (1997), a film based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and featured Pam Grier as the main character.

The last success of Tarantino was the bipartite series, “Kill Bill” (2003) and its subsequent sequel, a year later, “Kill Bill 2”, again collaborating with the director, Uma Thurman was in charge of the main role, playing a murderer a former member of an organization, who years later confronts her and its members, engulfed in the anger of revenge.

Later he has participated in Sin City (2005), collaborating with Robert Rodríguez in some scenes. He has also been part of the production staff of the film gore, subgenre of terror, “Hostel” (2005), directed by Eli Roth. The film shows diverse, bloody and shocking, torture scenes; it has earned disappointing criticism for its low artistic level and shocking sadism.

Filmography:

  • Grind House (2007, acting and directing)
  • Hostel (2006, executive producer)
  • Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004, producer, direction and screenplay)
  • Kill Bill – Vol. 1 (2003, direction and screenplay)
  • Little Nicky (2000, acting)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Vampire’s Daughter (1999, Executive Producer)
  • Full Tilt Boogie (1997, screenplay)
  • Jackie Brown (1997, director)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996, screenplay)
  • Johnny Destiny (1995, screenplay)
  • Four Rooms (1995, acting, directing and screenwriting)
  • It’s Pat (1994, screenplay)
  • Pulp fiction (1994, acting, directing and screenplay)
  • Born Killers (1994, screenplay)
  • Point Blank Love (1993, screenplay)
  • Shadows of the Past (1992, screenplay)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992, acting, directing and screenwriting)

Awards:

  • Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Pulp Fiction” (1994, Winner)
  • Oscar for Best Director for “Pulp Fiction” (1994, nominated)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Director for “Pulp Fiction” (1994, nominated)
  • Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for “Pulp Fiction” (1994, Winner)