Monday, March 27, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Quentin Tarantino

  1. Tarantino was born on 27 March 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino. 
  2. His father is of Italian descent, and his mother has English and Irish ancestry. 
  3. His mother Connie McHugh was only age 16 when she gave birth to him.
  4. Quentin was named after Quint Asper, Burt Reynolds' character in the CBS series Gunsmoke.
  5. Collects old board games having to do with television series like I Dream of Jeannie (1965), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), The A-Team (1983), etc.
  6. First noted screenplay was titled "Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit", which was written in 1985.
  7. Cites his influences as Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Sergio Leone and Jean-Luc Godard.
  8. Although he uses both elements in his films, he strongly detests violence and drugs.
  9. Insists on being beside the camera at all times during a take. The notion of being in another room watching his actors perform on a video-assist monitor is both anathema and unacceptable to him.
  10. Detests CGI (Computer-generated imagery) trickery, opting not to shoot a sequence at all unless it can be accomplished 'in-camera'. If a chase has to be filmed at 80mph, it must be captured as it happens and not faked with camera under-cranking.
  11. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on 21 December 2015.
  12. During his stay in the Philippines, Tarantino got trapped in traffic due to flooding as he was traveling to Malacanang Palace to meet President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and receive a lifetime achievement award. Refusing to give up, he and his partner Tikoy Aguiluz got off their limousine and took a pedicab each to reach the palace. After arriving, Tarantino stated "It was a lot of fun. It just took a long time but it was not bad at all.".

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