Name: Quentin Jerome Tarantino
Stage name: Quentin Tarantino
Date of birth: March 27, 1963
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee
Net worth: $120 M
Quentin Tarantino spent his youth in a Los Angeles suburb where his passion for cinema led him to work in a video club. It was during this period that he began writing his first screenplays, and that he met Roger Avary, with whom he would later write Pulp Fiction.
It was in 1994 that the American made Pulp Fiction, which quickly became an iconic film for millions of film lovers worldwide. The filmmaker relaunched John Travolta’s career by offering him one of the leading roles in the feature film, which won the Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for best screenplay. He then shot Jackie Brown in 1997, adapted from the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard. The film heralds the return to the screen of another star of the 1970s, Pam Grier, who stars opposite Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson.
Actor in Reservoir Dogs, Desperado or One Night in Hell, Quentin Tarantino returned behind the camera in 2002 after a five years break for Kill Bill, a story of revenge featuring his favorite actress, Uma Thurman.
The filmmaker then worked on other major projects including the 2012 film Django Unchained.