Quentin Tarantino Biography (1963-)

Full name, Quentin Jerome Tarantino; born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, TN; son of Tony Tarantino (an amateur musician) and Connie Zastoupil (a nurse andlater a health care executive); stepson of Curt Zastoupil (a musician). Addresses: Office: A Band Apart Productions, 112 Capra Bldg., 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.; Agent: Mike Simpson, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Manager: Rigney Friedman Business Management, 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Publicist: Bumble Ward, Bumble Ward & Associates Public Relations,8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer, producer, actor
Birth Details
March 27, 1963
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Reservoir Dogs, Miramax, 1992
  • Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994
  • "The Man from Hollywood," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • Jackie Brown (also known as Rum Punch), Miramax, 1997
  • 40 Lashes, 1999
  • Kill Bill, Miramax, 2003
  • Executive Producer
  • (With Lawrence Bender) Killing Zoe, October Films, 1994
  • (With Alexandre Rockwell) Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • Curdled, Miramax, 1996
  • From Dusk Till Dawn, Dimension, 1996
  • God Said "Ha!," Oh, Brother Productions, 1998
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Hangman's Daughter, Miramax, 1999
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: Texas Blood Money, Miramax, 1999
  • Producer
  • Mighty Peking Man, Cowboy Pictures/Rolling Thunder Pictures, 1999
  • (Producer of rerelease) Siunin Wong Fei-hung tsi titmalau (also known as Iron Monkey, Iron Monkey: The Young Wong Fei Hong, and Shai nian Huang Fei-Hong zhi tie ma liu; originally released in 1993, 2001
  • Kill Bill, Miramax, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Mr. Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Miramax, 1992
  • Hospital orderly, Eddie Presley, 1993
  • Bartender at Club X, Somebody to Love, October Films, 1994
  • Jimmie, Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994
  • Sid, Sleep with Me, United Artists, 1994
  • Voice of Panhandle Slim, The Coriolis Effect (also known as Kisses in the Dark), 1994
  • Chester, "The Man from Hollywood," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • Johnny Destiny, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Pickup guy, Desperado (also known as El Mariachi 2), Columbia, 1995
  • Q. T., Girl 6, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Richard Gecko, Curdled, Miramax, 1996
  • Richard Gecko, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dimension, 1996
  • Himself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1996
  • Answering machine voice, Jackie Brown (also known as Rum Punch), Miramax, 1997
  • Himself, Full Tilt Boogie, Miramax, 1997
  • Himself, God Said "Ha!," Oh, Brother Productions, 1998
  • Himself, Jackie Chan: My Story, 1998
  • Himself, Forever Hollywood, 1999
  • Deacon, Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Lucy Picard Is Famous, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2001
  • Himself, All the Love You Cannes!, 2002
  • Himself, Baadasssss Cinema, 2002
  • Himself, Pulp Fiction: The Facts, 2002
  • Himself, Planet of the Pitts, 2003
  • Voice of Pai Mei, Kill Bill, Miramax, 2003
  • Once upon a Time in Mexico, Columbia, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Director; Episodic
  • "Motherhood," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (also known as TheLast Resort), Channel 4, 1987
  • Elvis impersonator, "Sophia's Wedding: Part 1," Golden Girls, NBC,1988
  • "The President's Coming! The President's Coming: Parts 1 & 2," TheGolden Girls, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, Alternative Nation, MTV, 1994
  • "Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood's Boy Wonder," Omnibus, BBC, 1994
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994
  • Charlie Rose, PBS, c. 1994
  • Desmond Winocki, "Pulp Sitcom," All American Girl, ABC, 1995
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1995
  • Himself, American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • Himself, "Computers," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1996
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998
  • Himself, Christopher Jones: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier, Lifetime, 1999
  • McKenas Cole, "The Box: Parts 1 & 2," Alias, ABC, 2002
  • Specials
  • Himself, Anatomy of Horror, UPN, 1995
  • (In archive footage) Himself, MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special, Comedy Central, 1995
  • MTV News Raw, MTV, 1995
  • Himself, The Typewriter, the Rifle, and the Movie Camera, Independent Film Channel, 1996
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 1995 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Clint Eastwood, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • Harry Roat, Wait until Dark, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, both 1998
  • Appeared in community theatre productions.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Jack Cavallo, Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair, Knowledge Adventure, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit, 1985
  • Reservoir Dogs, Miramax, 1992, published in Reservoir Dogs andTrue Romance: Two Screenplays, Grove Press (New York City), 1995
  • True Romance, Warner Bros., 1993, published in Reservoir Dogs and True Romance: Two Screenplays, Grove Press, 1995
  • (With Julia Sweeney and Jim Emerson) It's Pat, Buena Vista, 1994
  • (Author of story) Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994, published by Regency, 1994
  • (With Roger Avary) Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994, published as Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay, Hyperion (New York City), 1994, published in England as Pulp Fiction: Three Stories about One Story, Faber (London), 1994
  • (Rewriter with Michael Schiffer and Richard P. Henrick) Crimson Tide, Buena Vista, 1995
  • "The Man from Hollywood," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • (With Robert Kutzman) From Dusk Till Dawn, Dimension, 1996, published by Hyperion, 1995
  • (Author of news report) Curdled, Miramax, 1996
  • (With David Weisberg and Douglas Cook) The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Jackie Brown (also known as Rum Punch; based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard), Miramax, 1997, published as Jackie Brown: A Screenplay, Hyperion, 1997
  • (Author of story) From Dusk Till Dawn: Texas Blood Money, Miramax,1999
  • Kill Bill (based on his novel), Miramax, 2003
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • (With Frank Norwood) Past Midnight, 1992
  • Episodic
  • "Motherhood," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995
  • Novels
  • Author of the novel Kill Bill, 2003
  • Nonfiction
  • Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, edited by Gerald Peary, UniversityPress of Mississippi (Jackson), 1998
  • (With Christopher Heard) Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo, Lone Eagle, 1999
  • Quentin Tarantino: The Film Geek Files, edited by Paul Woods, Plexus, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Bernard, Jimi, Quentin Tarantino: The Man and His Movies, Harper,1995
    • Clarkson, Wensley, Quentin Tarantino: Shooting from the Hip, Overlook Press (Woodstock, NY), 1995
    • Dawson, Jeff, Quentin Tarantino: The Cinema of Cool, Applause Books (New York City), 1995
    • Newsmakers 1995, Issue 4, Gale, 1995
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Cineaste, summer, 1995, p. 4
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 30, 1994, p. 23
    • Film Comment, January/February, 1996, pp. 83-88
    • Interview, April, 1995, p. 42
    • Literature-Film Quarterly, January, 1998, pp. 60-66
    • Movieline, August, 1994, pp. 51-54, 88, 90
    • Newsweek, June 6, 1994, p. 79
    • New York Times Biographical Service, December 6, 1992, pp. 1571-74
    • People Weekly, March 23, 1998, p. 130
    • Rolling Stone, October 6, 1994, pp. 79-81; November 3, 1994, pp. 77-80, 110; January 22, 1998, pp. 61-62
    • Time, November 16, 1992, pp. 95-97
    • Variety, March 6, 2000, p. 7

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