Fast Facts

  • Mother is part Cherokee; gave birth to him when she was 16; the two of them moved from Knoxville to L.A. when he was 2.
  • Dropped out of school in the ninth grade.
  • Spent five years working at a video store in L.A.; a co-worker was future Pulp Fiction writing collaborator Roger Avary.
  • Made his TV acting debut in 1988 as an Elvis impersonator in an episode of The Golden Girls.
  • Loves trashy B-movies of the 1960s and '70s, especially kung-fu and blaxploitation films.

Awards

  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Music and Film Award: Winner
  • 1994, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2009, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1993, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
  • 1994, Cannes Film Festival — Palme d'Or: Winner
  • 2014, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1993, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
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  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
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  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mira Sorvino — Ex-significant Other
  • Curt Zastoupil — Stepfather
  • Tony Tarantino — Father
  • Connie McHugh — Mother

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Details

  • Birth Name: Quentin Jerome Tarantino
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
  • Birthday: March 27, 1963, Aries
  • Profession: Director, Writer, Actor, Producer
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