Quentin Tarantino (born March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a US screenwriter, film director and actor who rapidly rose to fame in the early 1990s as a fresh and gritty storyteller who brought new life to even the most stereotypical of American archetypes.
His big break came with the sale of his script True Romance which he wrote with Roger Avary, and which was made into a film starring Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater. He was launched to stardom with his directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, in which he also acted in a limited role. A stylish, witty yet bloody heist movie, this set the tone for his later films. The follow up Pulp Fiction, which won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes film festival, was a complexly plotted film with a similarly brutal wit and many excellent performances. It was noted for reviving the career of John Travolta. He later made Jackie Brown. His most recent film is Kill Bill, a highly stylized revenge flick.
Tarantino also wrote the original screenplay for Natural Born Killers, though it was changed significantly by subsequent writers.
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