Quentin Tarantino (*1963)

Quentin Tarantino put himself on the map with the cult favorite RESERVOIR DOGS in 1992. His follow-up PULP FICTION became a cult classic and won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Tarantino is perhaps the filmmaker who had the most influence on popular cinema in the 1990s. TRUE ROMANCE, NATURAL BORN KILLERS and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, all based on Tarantino's stories have become instant cult films. His best film as a director may be JACKIE BROWN, although it's a close race with PULP FICTION and RESERVOIR DOGS. Apart from directing and appearing in movies himself, Tarantino has also tried to bring Asian cult movies like IRON MONKEY (1993) to the U.S.A. His favorite film list is as eccentric as himself: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, RIO BRAVO, TAXI DRIVER, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, ROLLING THUNDER, THEY ALL LAUGHED, THE GREAT ESCAPE, CARRIE, COFFY, DAZED AND CONFUSED, FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH and HI DIDDLE DIDDLE! Filmography below omits all "Himself" appearances and some TV cameos.



Maximum Potential (1987; prod ass; a video documentary on Dolph Lundgren!)
My Best Friend's Birthday (1987; dir, coscr, coprod, edit, act; incomplete at 69m.)
Past Midnight (1992; coprod, uncred coscr)
Reservoir Dogs (1992; dir, scr, act)
Eddie Presley (1993; act)
True Romance (1993; scr)
Somebody to Love (1994; act)
Sleep With Me (1994; act)
The Coriolis Effect (1994; act)
Natural Born Killers (1994; sty)
Killing Zoe (1994; coprod)
Pulp Fiction (1994; dir, scr, costy, act)
Four Rooms (1995; seq dir, scr, act, coprod)
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995; act)
Crimson Tide (1995; uncred coscr)
Desperado (1995; act)
Dance Me to the End of Love (1995; coscr, act; short)
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996; app)
The Rock (1996; uncred coscr)
Curdled (1996; coscr, coprod)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996; coscr, coprod, act)
Girl 6 (1996; act)
Full Tilt Boogie (1997; act)
Jackie Brown (1997; dir, scr, act [voice])
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999; coprod)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000; coprod)
Little Nicky (2000; act)
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2003; exec prod)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003; dir, scr, act, soundtrack prod)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004; dir, scr)
Sin City (2005; spcial guest director)
Daltry Calhoun (2005; exec prod)
Hostel (2005; exec prod)
CSI: Grave Danger Part 1+2 (2005; dir, sty; finale of Season 5, made for TV)
Freedom's Fury (2006; exec prod; a sports documentary)
Death Proof (2007; dir, scr, act, cin, prod; edited into Grindhouse, codir with Robert Rodriguez)
Planet Terror (2007; act; other half of Grindhouse double-feature)
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007; act; dir by Takashi Miike)


Ron Altman (last update 08/27/2007)