Quentin Tarantino

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Quentin Jerome Tarantino
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/27/1963, Aries
  • Profession: Director; writer; actor; producer
User Rating: (51 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Quentin Tarantino 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.
  • Quentin Tarantino Relationships:
  • Mira Sorvino - Ex-significant Other
  • Curt Zastoupil - Stepfather
  • Tony Tarantino - Father
  • Connie McHugh - Mother
  • Quentin Tarantino Awards:
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - Nominee
  • 2011 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 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 Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1994 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1994 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
  • 1994 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee

Shop

Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece
Buy Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece from Amazon.com
From Voyageur Press (Hardcover)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $25.63 (as of 04/23/14 11:48 PM EST - more info)
Quintessential Tarantino: The films of Quentin Tarantino
Buy Quintessential Tarantino: The films of Quentin Tarantino from Amazon.com
From Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $12.78 (as of 04/23/14 11:48 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular