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, as of 2015, has directed eleven 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. The film earned Tarantino an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Best Director nomination, and is cited in the media as a defining film of the modern cinema.[4] Also in 1994, he served as an executive producer in 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' From Dusk till Dawn (1996)—one of the many collaborations between them—which reached 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.

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.[8] He directed a scene in Frank Miller and Rodriguez' Sin City (2005). Tarantino and Rodriguez later collaborated in the double feature Grindhouse (2007); he directed the segment, titled Death Proof. He next directed and penned the war film Inglorious 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.[9][10] 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.[11][12] He then wrote and directed another commercially successful western film The Hateful Eight (2015),[13] whose screenplay was nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award.[14][15]

Film[edit]

Quentin Tarantino is smiling away from the camera.
Tarantino in Paris in January 2013, at the French premiere of Django Unchained
A close-up of Quentin Tarantino in green coat and blue shirt.
Tarantino in 2009
Title Year Functioned as Notes Ref(s)
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 Yes Yes Yes Yes Pool, ClarenceClarence Pool Also executive producer; short film [16]
Past Midnight 1991 Yes Yes Associate producer [17]
Eddie Presley 1992 Yes Asylum attendant Cameo [18]
Reservoir Dogs 1992 Yes Yes Yes Brown, Mr.Mr. Brown [18]
[19]
True Romance 1993 Yes [20]
Coriolis Effect, TheThe Coriolis Effect 1994 Yes Slim, PanhandlePanhandle Slim (voice) Cameo [21]
Pulp Fiction 1994 Yes Yes Yes Dimmick, JimmieJimmie Dimmick [18]
[22]
Natural Born Killers 1994 Yes Story [23]
It's Pat 1994 Yes Uncredited [24]
Somebody to Love 1994 Yes Bartender [25]
Sleep with Me 1994 Yes Sid Cameo [26]
Killing Zoe 1994 Yes Executive producer [27]
Dance Me to the End Of Love 1995 Yes Groom Short film [28]
Four Rooms 1995 Yes Yes Yes Yes Rush, ChesterChester Rush Segment: The Man from Hollywood; also executive producer [29]
Desperado 1995 Yes Pick-up Guy Cameo [18]
Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 Yes Destiny, JohnnyJohnny Destiny [30]
Crimson Tide 1995 Yes Uncredited [28]
Rock, TheThe Rock 1996 Yes Uncredited [31]
Girl 6 1996 Yes Director #1 – NY [32]
From Dusk till Dawn 1996 Yes Yes Yes Gecko, RichardRichard Gecko Executive producer [31]
Curdled 1996 Yes Gecko, Richard "Richie"Richard "Richie" Gecko Archive footage [28]
Jackie Brown 1997 Yes Yes Yes Yes Answering Machine Voice Executive producer [18]
[33]
God Said Ha! 1998 Yes Executive producer [28]
From Dusk Till Dawn 2 1999 Yes Executive producer [28]
From Dusk Till Dawn 3 1999 Yes Executive producer [28]
Little Nicky 2000 Yes Deacon Cameo [18]
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003 Yes Yes Yes Crazy 88 member [34]
[35]
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004 Yes Yes [36]
My Name Is Modesty 2004 Yes Executive producer [28]
Sin City 2005 Yes Special guest director [37]
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2005 Yes Himself, Kermit's Director Cameo [38]
Daltry Calhoun 2005 Yes Executive producer [28]
Hostel 2005 Yes Executive producer [28]
Freedom's Fury 2006 Yes Executive producer [28]
Grindhouse 2007 Yes Yes Yes Yes Warren the Bartender Segment: Death Proof
Also cinematographer
[28]
[18]
[39]
Sukiyaki Western Django 2007 Yes Piringo Cameo [18]
Hostel: Part II 2007 Yes Executive producer [28]
Planet Terror 2007 Yes Yes Rapist #1 / Zombie Eating Road Kill [28]
Diary of the Dead 2007 Yes Newsreader (voice) Cameo [40]
Hell Ride 2008 Yes Executive producer [28]
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! 2008 Yes Himself Documentary [41]
Inglourious Basterds 2009 Yes Yes Yes First Scalped Victim
American GI
Film within a film:
Nation's Pride
[18]
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 2011 Yes Himself Documentary [42]
Django Unchained 2012 Yes Yes Yes The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Member of Big Daddy's Mob
[18]
[35]
[43]
She's Funny That Way 2014 Yes Himself Cameo [38]
Hateful Eight, TheThe Hateful Eight 2015 Yes Yes Yes Narrator Uncredited (as narrator) [35]

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" [38]
Saturday Night Live 1995 Yes Host Episode: "Quentin Tarantino / The Smashing Pumpkins" [44]
ER 1995 Yes Episode: "Motherhood" [45]
Alias 2002–04 Yes McKenas Cole 4 episodes [38]
Duck Dodgers 2005 Yes Master Moloch (voice) Episode: "Master & Disaster / All in the Crime Family" [46]
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 Yes Yes Episode: "Grave Danger"
Story writing credit
[47]
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series 2014 Yes Credit: "Based on From Dusk till Dawn"; shared with Robert Kurtzman [48]

Video games[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  26. ^ Ebert, Roger (September 30, 1994). "Sleep With Me". Chicago-Sun Times. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
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  34. ^ Shepherd, Jack (October 10, 2003). "Kill Bill: Volume 1". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
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  37. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 31, 2005). "Sin City". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
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  40. ^ Emerson, Jim (February 14, 2008). "The Diary of the Dead". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
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