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Quentin Tarantino

Today is March 27, which means Quentin Tarantino is turning 57!

Tarantino has been described by film historian Peter Bogdanovich as the “single most influential director of his generation”; hard to debate, when surveying the director’s trophy cabinet. To date QT has won two Academy awards, two Golden Globes, two BAFTA awards, and a Palme d’Or award.

Tarantino’s style blends grindhouse, pop culture, blaxploitation, spaghetti western, and wuxia influences. While the end result has been criticized for glorifying violence, trivializing the past, and leaning on excessive profanity, none argue its originality. In other words, you know you’re watching a Tarantino film in the first 5 minutes, which cannot be said of more commercial Hollywood directors like James Cameron and Christopher Nolan.

The archetypal film buff, Quentin worked during his 20s at a video store in Manhattan Beach, CA, and would regularly wow customers with his encyclopedic knowledge of film history. Attentive viewers will be rewarded by frequent references to cult classics, and a bottomless basket of cinematic easter eggs.

Fast Facts

Birth date:

March 27, 1963

Age:

59

Zodiac Sign:

Aries

Career timeline

1963
A Star is Born

Tarantino is born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino.

1992
Mr. Brown Gets His Shot

Tarantino's directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, is screened at The Sundance Film Festival to immediate critical acclaim. 

1994
A Star is Rewarded

Tarantino receives his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay after the release of black crime-caper film Pulp Fiction.

2009
QT Hits Number 1

Inglourious Basterds secures the number 1 spot at the box office worldwide, securing $320 million on global revenue. 

2015
A Star is Cemented

Tarantino receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring his significant contributions to the entertainment industry. 

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