Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New ...
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney. The film did fairly well theatrically.

Since then, Tarantino has helmed several critically and financially successful films, including Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kale Whorton

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Now Playing: Kill Bill: Volume 1 - I Have Vermin To Kill
Starring: Uma Thurman, Sonny Chiba

The Bride seeks Hattori Hanzo and his legendary Japanese steel. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Hattori Hanzo (Sonny Chiba)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - I Have Vermin To Kill

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - I Have Vermin To Kill

The Bride seeks Hattori Hanzo and his legendary Japanese steel. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Hattori Hanzo (Sonny Chiba)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - The Crazy 88's

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - The Crazy 88's

The Crazy 88's arrive to protect their mistress from The Bride. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), O'Ren (Lucy Liu)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Death List

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Death List

The Bride begins plotting her revenge against those who left her for dead. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Sophie (Julie Dreyfus), Bill (David Carradine), Hattori Hanzo (Sonny Chiba)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Blood In The Suburbs

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Blood In The Suburbs

The Bride pays Vernita an expected visit. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Official Green Band Trailer (HD)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Official Green Band Trailer (HD)

Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride emerges from a coma and decides it's time for paybackâ€_ with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss Bill and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn't start, but is determined to finish.

Pulp Fiction - The Bonnie Situation

Pulp Fiction - The Bonnie Situation

With a dead body in his garage, Jimmie warns Vincent and Jules about an even greater danger, Bonnie. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Jimmie Dimmick (Quentin Tarantino)

Pulp Fiction - Zed's Dead

Pulp Fiction - Zed's Dead

Before Marsellus changes his mind, Butch races to get the hell out of dodge. In this scene: Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), Fabienne (Maria de Medeiros)

Pulp Fiction - I Want To Dance

Pulp Fiction - I Want To Dance

When Mia gets back from the bathroom, her conversation with Vincent takes a twist. In this scene: Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman), Vincent Vega (John Travolta)

Pulp Fiction - A Needle To The Heart

Pulp Fiction - A Needle To The Heart

To save Mia, it's going to take a real adrenaline rush. In this scene: Lance (Eric Stoltz), Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman), Vincent Vega (John Travolta)

Pulp Fiction - BMF Wallet

Pulp Fiction - BMF Wallet

As Jules and Vincent find themselves in a standoff with Ringo and Yolanda, Jules suggests an alternative to bloodshed. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Ringo (Tim Roth), Honey Bunny/Yolanda (Amanda Plummer)

Pulp Fiction - Nobody Ever Robs Restaurants (Opening Scene)

Pulp Fiction - Nobody Ever Robs Restaurants (Opening Scene)

Over coffee, Pumpkin and Honey Bunny devise a new plan of attack. In this scene: Ringo/Pumpkin (Tim Roth), Yolanda/Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer)

Pulp Fiction - Official Trailer (HD)

Pulp Fiction - Official Trailer (HD)

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses. Starring, in alphabetical order: Amanda Plummer, Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Harvey Keitel, John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames

Pulp Fiction - Burnt to a Crisp

Pulp Fiction - Burnt to a Crisp

Vince and Mia slide into their booth at Jack Rabbit Slim's and order the Douglas Sirk steak, a Vanilla Coke, the Durward Kirby burger and a $5 shake. In this scene: Vincent (John Travolta), Mia (Uma Thurman), Buddy Holly (Steve Buscemi)

Pulp Fiction - Make Spoons

Pulp Fiction - Make Spoons

Hiding out in a hotel, Fabienne expresses her desire for a pot belly. In this scene: Fabienne (Maria de Medeiros), Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis)

Pulp Fiction - Pop Tarts

Pulp Fiction - Pop Tarts

Retrieving his watch, Butch finds a surprise in his kitchen. In this scene: Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), Vincent Vega (John Travolta)

Pulp Fiction - Dorks

Pulp Fiction - Dorks

An unfortunate sequence of events leads to a naked Jules and Vincent getting hosed down by their boss in the middle of Jimmie Dimmick's backyard. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), The Wolf (Harvey Keitel), Jimmie Dimmick (Quentin Tarantino)

Pulp Fiction - Royale With Cheese

Pulp Fiction - Royale With Cheese

Vincent discusses the differences between Europe and the US. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson)

Pulp Fiction - Pretty Far From Ok

Pulp Fiction - Pretty Far From Ok

Zed and Maynard are in for a surprise when Butch returns to exact his revenge. In this scene: Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), Zed (Peter Greene), Maynard (Duane Whitaker)

Pulp Fiction - 20 Second Recap

Pulp Fiction - 20 Second Recap

A recap of Pulp Fiction in 20 seconds.

Pulp Fiction - Overdose

Pulp Fiction - Overdose

Desperate to save Mia, Vincent turns to the only man who can help. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman), Lance (Eric Stoltz)

Pulp Fiction - Say What Again

Pulp Fiction - Say What Again

Jules teaches Brett a lesson straight from Ezekiel. In this scene: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Brett (Frank Whaley)

Pulp Fiction - The $5 Milkshake

Pulp Fiction - The $5 Milkshake

Vincent needs to know what a $5 shake tastes like. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman)

Pulp Fiction - Taxi Ride

Pulp Fiction - Taxi Ride

Esmeralda is curious to know what it feels like to kill a man - so Butch tells her. In this scene: Butch (Bruce Willis), Esmeralda Villalobos (Angela Jones)

Pulp Fiction - Big Kahuna Burger

Pulp Fiction - Big Kahuna Burger

Jules and Brett share a friendly breakfast of Big Kahuna Burgers In this scene: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Brett (Frank Whaley)

Pulp Fiction - A Miracle

Pulp Fiction - A Miracle

Nearly escaping death, Jules believes it to be divine intervention from the Lord himself. In this scene: Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Man # 4 (Alexis Arquette)

Pulp Fiction - Marvin

Pulp Fiction - Marvin

Jules makes a profound decision regarding his future which soon becomes an afterthought thanks to a simple mishap. In this scene: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Marvin (Phil LaMarr)

Pulp Fiction - 20 Great Moments

Pulp Fiction - 20 Great Moments

A compilation video of the 20 best moments in Pulp Fiction.

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - B.B.

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - B.B.

The Bride finally tracks down Bill, only to make a shockling discovery. In this scene: Bill (David Carradine), The Bride (Uma Thurman)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - A Legendary Technique

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - A Legendary Technique

In a flashback, Bill tells The Bride of Pai Mei and his legendary technique. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Bill (David Carradine)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Where's Bill?

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Where's Bill?

The Bride sits down for a drink with Esteban. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman) Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 -  Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique

In the final showdown, The Bride uses Pai Mei's fatal pressure point technique. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Bill (David Carradine)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Wedding Crasher

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Wedding Crasher

Bill unexpectedly shows up at The Bride's wedding rehearsal. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Bill (David Carradine)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Blue Means Pregnant

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Blue Means Pregnant

Pregnancy isn't the only unexpected arrival for The Bride. In the scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Buried Alive

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Buried Alive

The Bride gets taken all the way down by Budd. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), Budd (Michael Madsen)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Eye For An Eye

Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Eye For An Eye

To avenge the murder of master Pai Mei, The Bride makes an attack Elle never sees coming. In this scene: Elle (Daryl Hannah), The Bride (Uma Thurman)

Jackie Brown - Wash The Jail Out Of My Hair

Jackie Brown - Wash The Jail Out Of My Hair

After he bails her out of jail, Jackie invites her bondsman, Max, in for coffee. In this scene: Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), Max Cherry (Robert Forster)

Jackie Brown - Disco Guy

Jackie Brown - Disco Guy

With Ordell gone, Louis and Melanie have a chance to get better acquainted. In this scene: Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), Melanie Ralston (Bridget Fonda)

Jackie Brown - Max Cherry

Jackie Brown - Max Cherry

Jackie's bail bondsman, Max Cherry, sees something special in his new client. In this scene: Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), Max Cherry (Robert Forster)

Jackie Brown - The Parking Lot

Jackie Brown - The Parking Lot

Melanie gets an unexpected surprise after taunting Louis about where he parked the car. In this scene: Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), Melanie Ralston (Bridget Fonda)

Jackie Brown - Across 110th Street

Jackie Brown - Across 110th Street

Opening credits of Jackie Brown. In this scene: Jackie Brown (Pam Grier)

Jackie Brown -  Little Surfer Gal

Jackie Brown - Little Surfer Gal

Over drinks, Louis and Ordell discuss the ins and outs of his girl Melanie. In this scene: Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson)

Jackie Brown - It Could Work

Jackie Brown - It Could Work

Max watches on as Jackie's schemes play out in the Delamo Mall food court. In this scene: Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), Max Cherry (Robert Forster)

Jackie Brown - Your Ass Used To Be Beautiful

Jackie Brown - Your Ass Used To Be Beautiful

The scheme to get Ordell's money falls apart at the very end. In this scene: Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson)

Jackie Brown - The Usual Stuff

Jackie Brown - The Usual Stuff

Jackie is stopped by a couple of law enforcement officials who ask to search her bag. In this scene: Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton), Max Cherry (Robert Forster)

Jackie Brown - I'm Impressed!

Jackie Brown - I'm Impressed!

When Ordell takes a phone call, Louis and Melanie smoke a bowl and trade stories. Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), Melanie Ralston (Bridget Fonda)

Jackie Brown - The Surprise Element

Jackie Brown - The Surprise Element

Ordell and Beaumont argue about the method of their "gun sale." In this scene: Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), Beaumont Livingston (Chris Tucker)

Jackie Brown - Official Trailer (HD)

Jackie Brown - Official Trailer (HD)

Jackie Brown supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gunrunner Ordell Robbie-until the day an ATF agent and an L.A. cop bust her at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses. With a sympathetic bailbondsman, Jackie arrives at a bold plan to play the opposing forces against each other. Matters are complicated by Ordell's confederates, Louis Gara and Melanie Ralston who have agendas of their own. By appearing to cooperate with both sides, Jackie attempts to outfox them both and walk away with a half million dollar payday. Starring, in alphabetical order: Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Pam Grier, Robert De Niro, Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson

Jackie Brown - 15%

Jackie Brown - 15%

Jackie and Ordell hatch an elaborate scheme for smuggling his money in from Mexico...and right under the cops' noses too. In this scene: Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), Jackie Brown (Pam Grier)

From Dusk Till Dawn - Welcome To Slavery

From Dusk Till Dawn - Welcome To Slavery

The true...and gruesome...nature of the bar's patrons is revealed. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Kate (Juliette Lewis), Jacob (Harvey Keitel), Scott (Ernest Liu), Santanico (Selma Hayek)

From Dusk Till Dawn - Ice Bucket

From Dusk Till Dawn - Ice Bucket

Shortly after the Fullers check into their motel, they meet their "friendly" neighbors from room 11. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Richard (Quentin Tarantino), Kate (Juliette Lewis), Jacob (Harvey Keitel), Scott (Ernest Liu)

From Dusk Till Dawn - The Art Of Seduction

From Dusk Till Dawn - The Art Of Seduction

When Santanico Pandemonium takes the stage for her snake dance, all eyes are on her and her hypnotic curves. In this scene: Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek), Razor Charlie (Danny Trejo), Richard Gecko (Quentin Tarantino), Seth Gecko (George Clooney), Kate Fuller (Juliette Lewis), Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel)

From Dusk Till Dawn - Is This My Fault?

From Dusk Till Dawn - Is This My Fault?

When Seth discovers that the woman they've been holding hostage is missing, he also discovers that Richard has a disturbing character flaw. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Richard (Quentin Tarantino)

From Dusk Till Dawn - Come on in, Lovers

From Dusk Till Dawn - Come on in, Lovers

The Gecko brothers and their hostages arrive at their chosen meeting spot, a larger-than-life bar just across the Mexican border. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Richard (Quentin Tarantino), Kate (Juliette Lewis), Jacob (Harvey Keitel), Scott (Ernest Liu), Chet Pussy (Cheech Marin)

From Dusk Till Dawn - To Your Family

From Dusk Till Dawn - To Your Family

An angry Seth starts hitting the bottle and forces the Fuller family, young and old, to start drinking with him. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Richard (Quentin Tarantino), Kate (Juliette Lewis), Jacob (Harvey Keitel), Scott (Ernest Liu)

From Dusk Till Dawn - Already Been Bitten

From Dusk Till Dawn - Already Been Bitten

A beastly surprise attack in the bar leaves the Fuller family backed against a wall. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Kate (Juliette Lewis), Jacob (Harvey Keitel), Scott (Ernest Liu)

From Dusk Till Dawn 20th Anniversary - Fathom Events Trailer + Tarantino / Rodriguez Intro

From Dusk Till Dawn 20th Anniversary - Fathom Events Trailer + Tarantino / Rodriguez Intro

The Gecko brothers return to theaters nationwide November 6 and 9 with From Dusk Till Dawn 20th Anniversary! This two-night event includes an exclusive Q&A with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

From Dusk Till Dawn - I Don't Believe in Vampires

From Dusk Till Dawn - I Don't Believe in Vampires

The surviving humans rally to form a plan for fighting off their vampire attackers. In this scene: Seth (George Clooney), Kate (Juliette Lewis), Jacob (Harvey Keitel), Scott (Ernest Liu)

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