Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino (27 March 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee) is a screenwriter, director and actor and producer American winner of an Academy Award and Golden Palm.

Biography

Born in 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tarantino’s name refers to a character in a series of television to the mestizo blacksmith Quint played by Burt Reynolds in Gunsmoke. When he was two years old, the single mother of filmmaker moved with him to South Bay, South of Los Angeles, your home during the following two décadas.Su neighborhood in the city of Torrance was a mixture of white and black which was exposed to a wide variety of cinematic influences and popular cultures. For example, the films of martial arts, they were still putting in black neighborhoods once kung fu fever should be moved to other sites. Tarantino managed to continue to see them until well into the 1970s. Tarantino left school at age 17 to take acting classes and maintain with casual jobs. At 22 he found a kind of second home Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, California, where his great knowledge of old movies you were very helpful.

Along with Roger Avary and Jerry Martinez, Tarantino became Video Archives an improvised film school. He began to write in order to provide practical in their interpretation classes scenes after a while working with other friends and Avary, Tarantino spent several frustrating years writing and trying to launch two dashes who wanted to be his directorial debut. Partly because of his frustration over the difficulty can be a “truth movie” with a writer unknown as director, Tarantino wrote in 1991 Reservoir Dogs, with the intention of being the most minimalist project that you can imagine: the story of a robbery armed that theft takes place outside the screen, pages and pages of dialogue that need an only set. Intended to be an extremely cheap 16 mm film with Tarantino and his Video Archives amigotes all roles. Fortunately, an ambitious producer, Lawrence Bender read the screenplay for “Dogs” and fascinated him. Asked Tarantino to grant him a month to try to make it a “truth movie”. Bender who did get the script to actor Harvey Keitel, and was the enthusiasm of Keitel which attracted several good actors, and finally, a decent budget for production. Shot in less than a month, with an exceptional cast that included Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Lawrence Tierney, Chris Penn and own Tarantino, besides Keitel, Dogs was a success, first at the Sundance Film Festival and then worldwide.

Suddenly, Tarantino was fashionable and the two indents in which had been working before “Reservoir Dogs” were sold right away: were True Romance (love point-blank) (1992, directed by Tony Scott) and Natural Born Killers (ex officio assassins) (1993, directed by Oliver Stone and rewritten). In 1994 came Pulp Fiction, a collage of fiction starring Uma Thurman and John Travolta .after three years break, Tarantino wrote and directed Jackie Brown in 1997, a police mess inspired by the novel by Elmore Leonard, Rum Punch. Pam Grier was able to be nominated both Golden Globe and SAG Awards for his performance in the title role, and co-star, Robert Foster, was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor category. Completed only cast Robert De Niro, Samuel l. Jackson (also nominated for a Golden Globe), Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton. The first objective professional Tarantino was actor and has continued playing roles in his own films as in others, as in Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Man From Hollywood, Four Rooms, open until dawn, Destiny Turns on the radio and Spike Lee Girl 6. Four years passed between the premiere of Jackie Brown and the production of Kill Bill, Tarantino worked hard in the indent of a war film Inglorious Bastards, which debuted in August 2009. Also directed Death Proof, the second part of Grindhouse, where co-dirigía with his friend personal and also director Robert Rodriguez film and worked with his friend and favorite, actress according to his own statements, Rose McGowan also.

Quentin Tarantino and Diane Kruger 2010 Oscar ceremony.

Filmography

As director

* Reservoir Dogs (1992)

* Pulp Fiction (1994)

* Jackie Brown (1997)

* Kill Bill vol. 1 (2003)

* Kill Bill Vol.2 (2004)

* Grindhouse / Death Proof (2007)

* Inglorious Bastards (2009)

Other work as director

* My Best friend’s Birthday (1987) [First unofficial movie]

* Four Rooms (1995) [Director of The Man From Hollywood segment]

* Jimmy Kimmel Live! [Director of the episode of 20 April 2004]

* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005) [Parts 1 and 2 of the episode ‘Grave Danger’ director]

* Without city (2005) [Guest conductor]

As a producer

* Machete (2010)

* Hell Ride (2008)

* Grindhouse (2007)

* Planet Terror (2007)

* Death Proof (2007)

* Hostel: Part II (2007)

* Freedom’s Fury (2006)

* Hostel (2005)

* Daltry Calhoun (2005)

* My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)

* God Said, ‘ HA!’ (1998)

* Curdled (1996)

* From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

* Four Rooms (1995)

* Killing Zoe (1994)

* Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau (Iron Monkey) (1993)

* Past Midnight (1991)

As a screenwriter

* Inglorious Bastards (2009)

* Grindhouse (2007)

* Death Proof (2007)

* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (parts 1 and 2 of the episode ‘Grave Danger’, 2005)

* Kill Bill (2003-2004)

* Jackie Brown (1997)

* From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

* Four Rooms (1995)

* ER (episode ‘Motherhood’, 1995)

* Dance Me to the End of Love (1995)

* Natural Born Killers (1994)

* Pulp Fiction (1994)

* True Romance (1993)

* Reservoir Dogs (1992)

* My Best friend’s Birthday (1987)

As an actor

* Bread, beans and pijo (2011)

* Sukiyaki Western: Django (2007)

* Planet Terror (2007)

* Death Proof (2007)

* Alias (voice in one episode and performance in three others, 2003)

* Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

* Little Nicky (2000)

* Jackie Brown 1997 (voice)

* Girl 6 (1996)

* From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

* Desperado (1995)

* Four Rooms (1995)

* Destiny Turns on the radio (1995)

* Dance Me to the End of Love (1994)

* Sleep With Me (1994)

* Somebody to Love (1994)

* Pulp Fiction (1994)

* Reservoir Dogs (1992)

* Eddie Presley (1992)

* My Best friend’s Birthday (1987)

Awards

Academy Awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

2009       Best director      Inglorious Bastards          Candidate

2009       Best original screenplay                Inglorious Bastards          Candidate

1994       Best director      Pulp Fiction         Candidate

1994       Best original screenplay                Pulp Fiction         Winner

BAFTA awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

2009       Best director      Inglorious Bastards          Candidate

2009       Best original screenplay                Inglorious Bastards          Candidate

1994       Best director      Pulp Fiction         Candidate

1994       Best original screenplay                Pulp Fiction         Winner

Cannes Festival

Year       Category              Film        Result

1994       Golden Palm      Pulp Fiction         Winner

Golden Globe Awards

Year       Category              Film        Result

2010       Best director      Inglorious Bastards          Candidate

2010       Best screenplay                Inglorious Bastards          Candidate

1995       Best director      Pulp Fiction         Candidate

1995       Best screenplay                Pulp Fiction         Winner