Directing a great movie is both a skill and art. That’s why Quentin Tarantino has been regarded a skilful artist in his realm. This Hollywood director is known for his unrivalled ability to bring the grit of a movie front and center with his unconventional strategies.
From Humble Beginnings
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 to parents Tony and Connie Tarantino. His parents divorced when he was still a young boy and Tarantino was raised mostly by his mother. He grew up in Los Angeles where he attended Narbonne High School, but dropped out shortly after. Tarantino decided he wanted to pursue a career in film. His stepfather whom his mother was married to while he was a young boy, allowed him to watch adult movies which sparked his interest in film. His second step father was the same way.
Tarantino got a job working as an usher at a local porn theater. Realizing that he wouldn’t be able to forward his career with such a menial job, he enrolled himself in the James Best Theater Company. He took on a bunch of odd jobs to help him get by such as a video store clerk and an impersonator.
In 1980, Tarantino was encouraged by Lawrence Bender to write a screenplay. He ended up writing and directing a movie entitled My Best Friend’s Birthday in 1987. This later became the basis for True Romance. In 1992, Tarantino’s work, Reservoir Dogs, was screened at the Sundance Festival. He wrote, directed, and acted in the film as Mr. Brown. Today, the movie still has a cult following and is regarded the world over as a huge success. It took Tarantino all of three and a half weeks to write the entire film. They secured funding from Richard Gladstein who happily produced the entire project.
Today, Tarantino is known for his quirky work and unconventional directing strategies which have given his films a genuinely unique look and feel.
Assets and Net Worth
Quentin Tarantino has become a highly sought after talent in the world of film. His way of directing has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people all throughout the globe. His ability to create stunning visual films is the reason for his hefty wealth. Today, it is said that Quentin Tarantino’s net worth has reached an estimated $100 million USD.