Quentin Tarantino filmography

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A photograph of Quentin Tarantino, speaking to the press.
Tarantino at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International

Quentin Tarantino is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, who has directed eight films and written all of them.[a] He began his career in the late 1980s by directing, writing and starring in the black-and-white My Best Friend's Birthday, a partially lost amateur short film which was never officially released. He impersonated musician Elvis Presley in a small role in the sitcom The Golden Girls (1988), and briefly appeared in Eddie Presley (1992). As an independent filmmaker, he directed, wrote and appeared in the crime thriller Reservoir Dogs (1992), which tells the story of five strangers who team up for a jewelry heist. It proved to be Tarantino's breakthrough film and was named the "Greatest Independent Film of all Time" by Empire.[1][2] His screenplay for Tony Scott's True Romance (1993) was nominated for a Saturn Award.[3]

In 1994, Tarantino wrote and directed the neo-noir black comedy Pulp Fiction, a major critical and commercial success. Cited in the media as a defining film of the modern Hollywood, the film earned Tarantino an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Best Director nomination.[4] Also in 1994, he served as an executive producer for Killing Zoe and wrote two other films. The following year, Tarantino directed The Man from Hollywood, one of the four segments of the anthology film Four Rooms, and an episode of ER, entitled "The Motherhood". He wrote Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk till Dawn (1996)—one of the many collaborations between them—which attained cult status and spawned several sequels,[5] in which they served as executive producers. His next directorial ventures Jackie Brown (1997) and Kill Bill (2003–04) were met with critical acclaim.[6][7] The latter, a two-part martial arts film (Volume 1 and Volume 2), follows a former assassin, seeking revenge on her ex-colleagues who attempted to kill her.[8]

Tarantino's direction of "Grave Danger", a CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode, garnered him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series nomination.[9] He directed a scene in Frank Miller and Rodriguez's Sin City (2005). Tarantino and Rodriguez later collaborated in the double feature Grindhouse (2007); he directed the segment Death Proof. He next penned and directed the war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), a fictionalized account of the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. The critically and commercially successful film earned Tarantino two nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards—Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.[10][11] His greatest commercial success came with the 2012 western film Django Unchained, earning $425.4 million worldwide; it also won him another Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.[12][13] He then wrote and directed another commercially successful western film The Hateful Eight (2015),[14] whose screenplay was nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award.[15][16]

Film[edit]

Title Year Director Writer Producer Notes Ref(s)
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 Yes Yes Yes Short film;
Also editor
[17]
Reservoir Dogs 1992 Yes Yes Directorial Debut [18][19]
Iron Monkey 1993 Yes [20]
True Romance Yes [21]
Pulp Fiction 1994 Yes Yes [22]
Natural Born Killers Story [23]
Four Rooms 1995 Yes Yes executive Segment: Penthouse - "The Man from Hollywood" [24]
From Dusk till Dawn 1996 Yes executive [25]
Jackie Brown 1997 Yes Yes [26]
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003 Yes Yes [27][28]
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004 Yes Yes [8]
Sin City 2005 Partial Special guest director;
Directed the conversation between Dwight McCarthy
and the corpse of Jackie-Boy in The Big Fat Kill.
[29]
Grindhouse: Death Proof 2007 Yes Yes Yes Also cinematographer [30][31]
Planet Terror Yes [30]
Inglourious Basterds 2009 Yes Yes
Django Unchained 2012 Yes Yes [28][32]
The Hateful Eight 2015 Yes Yes [28]
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2019 Yes Yes Yes Post-production [33][34]

Uncredited writing roles[edit]

Title Year Notes Ref(s)
Past Midnight 1991 Also associate producer [35]
It's Pat 1994 [36]
Crimson Tide 1995 [30]
The Rock 1996 [25]

Executive producer only[edit]

Title Year Notes Ref(s)
Killing Zoe 1994 [37]
Curdled 1996 [38]
God Said Ha! 1998 [30]
From Dusk Till Dawn 2 1999 Direct-to-Video [30]
From Dusk Till Dawn 3 [30]
My Name Is Modesty 2004 [30]
Daltry Calhoun 2005 [30]
Hostel [30]
Freedom's Fury 2006 Documentary [30]
Hostel: Part II 2007 [30]
Hell Ride 2008 [30]

Acting roles[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 Clarence Pool
Eddie Presley 1992 Asylum attendant Cameo [18]
Reservoir Dogs Mr. Brown
The Coriolis Effect 1994 Panhandle Slim Short film
Voice cameo
[39]
Pulp Fiction Jimmie Dimmick [18]
Somebody to Love Bartender Cameo [40]
Sleep with Me Sid Cameo [41]
Dance Me to the End of Love 1995 Groom Short film [30]
Four Rooms Chester Rush Segment: The Man from Hollywood
Desperado Pick-up Guy Cameo [18]
Destiny Turns on the Radio Johnny Destiny [42]
From Dusk till Dawn 1996 Richie Gecko
Girl 6 Director #1 – NY Cameo [43]
Curdled Richie Gecko Archive footage
Jackie Brown 1997 Answering Machine Voice Voice role [18]
Little Nicky 2000 Deacon Cameo [18]
Kill Bill Volume 1 2003 Crazy 88 member Cameo
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2005 Himself TV movie
Cameo
[44]
Death Proof 2007 Warren the Bartender [18]
Sukiyaki Western Django Piringo [18]
Planet Terror Rapist #1
Zombie Eating Road Kill
Cameos
Diary of the Dead Newsreader Voice cameo [45]
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold
Story of Ozploitation!
2008 Himself Documentary [46]
Inglorious Bastards 2009 First Scalped Victim
American GI
Cameos [18]
POM Wonderful Presents:
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
2011 Himself Documentary [47]
Django Unchained 2012 Robert (Bag Head #1) and Frankie [18]
The Hateful Eight 2015 Narrator Uncredited voice role

Television[edit]

Show Year Functioned as Notes Ref.
Director Writer Actor Role
The Golden Girls 1988 Yes Elvis Presley impersonator Episode: "Sophia's Wedding (Part 1)" [18]
All-American Girl 1995 Yes Desmond Episode: "Pulp Sitcom" [44]
Saturday Night Live 1995 Yes Host Episode: "Quentin Tarantino / The Smashing Pumpkins" [48]
ER 1995 Yes Episode: "Motherhood" [49]
Alias 2002–04 Yes McKenas Cole 4 episodes [44]
Duck Dodgers 2005 Yes Master Moloch (voice) Episode: "Master & Disaster / All in the Crime Family" [50]
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 Yes Yes Episode: "Grave Danger"
Story writing credit
[51]
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series 2014 Yes Credit: "Based on From Dusk till Dawn"; shared with Robert Kurtzman [52]

Video games[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ His guest co-direction in Sin City (2005) is not counted.

References[edit]

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