Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, TN. åÊHis mother is said to have named him after Burt Reynolds character Quint Asper from “Gunsmoke.” åÊTarantino dropped out of high school at 15 to attend acting class full-time at James Best Theater Company. åÊWith an IQ of 160 he eventually got bored of acting school and left landing a job in a Video Archives in Manhattan Beach – a chain of video rental stores. åÊAt Video Archives he met Roger Avary whom Tarantino would co-writeåÊPulp FictionåÊwith and also share an Academy Award with for Best Screenplay. åÊAvary and Tarantino would discuss movies at length on the job and Tarantino paid close attention to the types of movies patrons would gravitate towards at checkout. åÊTarantino collects TV show board games and is a big fan of Abbot and Costello. åÊHe is said to strongly detest violence and drugs, which is ironic given the content of many of his films. åÊHe is great friends with writer/director Robert Rodriguez and the pair are often described like brothers. åÊHe is also friends with Fiona Apple, Eli Roth, Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Harvey Keitel.
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2. Income & Salary
Many do not know but Tarantino has more acting credits that directing credits carefully selecting the movies he associated with as director. åÊAt one point Tarantino wanted to become a novelist and still has plans to write about the movie industry when he is done making movies. åÊA big fan of analog film (as opposed to digital) Tarantino bought the schedule-to-be-shut-down New Beverly Cinema so regardless of it’s profitability it would continue to show 36mm films. åÊOf course TarantinoåÊis famous for coming out of no where at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival making his debut as a director and writer with Reservoir Dogs. åÊThe movie received a lot of critical acclaim and instantly everyone was talking about Quentin Tarantino. åÊ2 years later Tarantino proved himself with the cult classicåÊPulp Fiction.åÊTarantino debutedåÊPulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival and won the prestigious Palme D’Or Award. åÊThe film was nominated for best picture, best director, and best original screenplay. åÊTarantino is known for using a lot of conventions and trademarks in his film that give a wink and a nod to cultures, references, or other film work. åÊThere’s always a Dutch reference in Tarantino films, a Mexican standoff, and every Tarantino film has at least one actor originally cast in Scorses’såÊMean Streets.åÊåÊHe is also known for re-invigorating careers including that of John Travolta especially, but also Don Johnson, David Carradine, and Pam Grier. åÊTarantino famously hates product placements so much he uses his own made up fictional products in movies.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Tarantino’s net worth is approximately $90 million. åÊWith his wealth he started a record company “A Band Apart Records” distributed through Maverick Records owned by Madonna. åÊThe label mostly specializes in soundtracks. åÊTarantino himself is known as a DJ Director mixing and cutting old conventions with music to make something new. åÊTarantino uses Chevrolet’s in many of his movies and recently thered 1965 Chevrolet used in Pulp Fiction that was stolen 15 years ago was found and returned to the director. åÊTarantino is mostly seen in a late model yellow Ford Mustang with a lot of funny suggestive bumper stickers on the back. åÊLiving the dream!