Quentin Tarantino

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Writer and director, Quentin Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 27, 1963. 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 1992, Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was tarantino’s first time writing and directing and the film garnered critical acclaim and made Tarantino an immediate legend as a director. Two years later, he followed up Reservoir Dogs success with his next film, Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D’Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, Pulp Fiction (1994) was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay but he and his writing partner Roger Avary were awarded only for best original screenplay.

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In 1995, Tarantino directed a fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened on December 25, 1995 in the United States but received very weak reviews. Tarantino’s next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire crime story which he wrote and co-starred in with George Clooney. The film did fairly well theatrically and was made into a TV series, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series which aired between 2014-2016.

Tarantino has since written and directed several very successful films, including Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (2019).

Quentin Tarantino is a longtime supporter of stuntwomen and the United Stuntwomen’s Association. He has created timeless action movies that have kept stuntwomen working throughout the years.

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