Maverick director Quentin Tarantino has split with his producing partner Lawrence Bender after a 10-year working relationship.

The movie duo first alerted gossips of their separation at the Hollywood premiere of SIN CITY - for which Tarantino is credited as "special guest director" - when the Pulp Fiction icon turned up without Bender.

And a representative for the director has now confirmed Tarantino and Bender have parted ways, following a decade of highly acclaimed and successful movie collaborations.

The spokesperson tells website PAGESIX.COM, "Kill Bill: VOL 2 was their last film together, but they remain friends."

31/03/2005 02:28