Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino (born 27 March 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor who rapidly rose to fame in the early 1990s as a fresh and gritty storyteller who brought new life to the most familiar American archetypes.


  • I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.
  • I write movies about mavericks, about people who break rules, and I don't like movies about people who are pulverised for being mavericks.
  • I steal from every single movie ever made. If people don't like that, then tough tills, don't go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don't do homages.
    • Empire magazine interview, 1994.
  • I am a genre lover – everything from Spaghetti Western to Samurai movie.
    • Talking Fiction (Rolling Stone, 2003)[1]
  • Sure, and that’s the cool thing about DVD: You can pack stuff on the disc that would’ve been too much for the big screen because actually it would’ve only interested yourself and a bunch of fanboys, who wanna know everything
    • Talking Fiction (Rolling Stone, 2003)[2]
  • To me, torture would be watching sports on television.
    • Playboy interview (november issue of 1994)[3]
  • But can I tell the genuine-article Italian from the poseur Italian? No. To me they all seem like poseurs.
    • Playboy interview (november issue of 1994)


  • It's an artistic calling. It's a religion. You shouldn't be doing it as just a day job, to pay for your pool or pay for your house in Barbados. You should do it when it's special, when you'd die for the movie, when the movie is your baby.

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