Who is Tarantino?

Are you a Tarantino fan like me? Maybe, but lets know more about this famous director and scenarist.

Quentin Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee (US) in 1963, so we can say he is young to be a very famous director and to have serious number of movies. Maybe he got his art skills from his father; because his father, Tony Tarantino was an Italian actor. His mother was Connie McHugh, who got married with a musician called Curt Zastoupil after the born of Quentin Tarantino. After this, Tarantino built a strong relationship with his step father.
At the age of 16, Tarantino left the school to become an actor and joined James Best theatre group. He wrote his first scenario when he was 22, named ''Captain Peachfuzz and Anchovy Bandit''. He also worked as a cashier in 1980's, in a video store called ''Video Archives''. Sounds not fun to work as a cashier right? But no, when he was working in this store, he met with Roger Avary, who he worked with later.

Tarantino was a lucky man, he also met with Lawrence Bender during a Hollywood party, and Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a film script. And the result? Reservoir Dogs! A very good, bloody robbery film!

After the success of Reservoir Dogs, he went to Amsterdam to work on his script for his new movie ''Pulp Fiction''. If you already watched the movie, you know very well why he went to Amsterdam...

His next movie was ''Jackie Brown, which he adapted from a novel of Rum Punch. Then he started to make plans to make a war movie (of course Inglorious Basterds) but he delayed this plan to make a new movie: Kill Bill. For Kill Bill Vol.1 and Kill Bill Vol.2, he worked with Uma Thurman, who he already worked with for the movie Pulp Fiction. But this time, different than Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman had the leading role in Kill Bill movies, which she acted as a bride who wanted to take revenge from her old boss.

In 2005, he was the ''Special Guest Director'' in Sin City, which he directed a car scene with Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro. In 2007, he worked as scenarist and director in the ''Death Proof'' part of the movie Grindhouse. And in 2009, he finished what he delayed and made his movie which tells a story happening during second World War: Inglorious Basterds.

I know till now it seemed like a boring biograpy, now lets know something more interesting about Tarantino.

For example, Tarantino never advertise any product in his films. So, when a product is needed to be used, he always found imaginary names for the products, or used products which are old and already are not sold. For example Big Kahuna Burgers in Pulp Fiction.

According to Tarantino, ''The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'' is the best movie ever made.

He had an argument with Spike Lee because he uses the word ''nigger'' in his movies.
In his films, leading characters usually drive Chevrolet and Cadillac (i dont know why, maybe he made a contract with them).

In his films, you see the characters usually at the door, opening a door or closing a door. Also bags and suitcases take serious part in his movies.
In most of his movies there are scenes, which at least 4 characters point guns at each other at the same time.
In his movies, he likes to zoom in when characters do something with their hands.
In most of his movies, chacaters have nicknames (for example in Pulp Fiction; Honey Bunny and Pumpkin).

In his movies he usually takes a small role (Reservoir Dogs-Mr. Brown, Pulp Fiction-Jimmie Dimmick, Kill Bill-a dead gang member, Jackie Brown-default answering machine voice)

Pulp Fiction-Tarantino as Jimmy Dimmick

There is usually a toilet scene in his movies. Just remember the scene in Pulp Fiction, poor John Travolta had to die in toilet!

He usually worked with actors like Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, True Romance).

(infos taken from http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino)

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