Fact: Quentin Tarantino has left a controversial mark on Hollywood Boulevard - the soles of the shoes he wore for his hand at footprint ceremony outside the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday (05Jan16) feature the letters "F**k U". The shoes are replicas of the pair Uma Thurman wore as The Bride in Quentin's Kill Bill movies. It's not yet clear if theatre bosses plan to censor the filmmaker's footprints.
Quote: "Rom coms are kind of a guilty pleasure of mine, especially on airplanes. Kate Hudson is the queen of the skies, as far as I'm concerned. There's something about watching a rom com on an airplane flight... I think you become more emotional... I found myself crying, just literally weeping at... Ghosts of Girlfriends past... They're at a swing and it's snowing in a park and she gives him a birthday gift... and it's a camera, and it actually is like the exact first camera I was given when I was a little kid, and all of a sudden I started (weeping)." Director Quentin Tarantino loves to watch a good romantic comedy when he's flying, especially ones starring Kate Hudson, who grew up with the filmmaker's frequent collaborator Kurt Russell as her father figure.
Quote: "It would be wonderful to be nominated for Best Director, but we'll just see. Normally Best Director is tied up - ever since I've been watching - is tied up to a sweep. And I don't know if I make sweepy movies." Quentin Tarantino would love to score a Best Director Oscar nod for his new film The Hateful Eight.
Quote: "It just seems like you got to the movies and you get a little bit less... It was kinda a big thing (30 years ago), it was a big show... and now it's kinda fallen down into almost you're renting a chair for two hours and then you leave. So the idea here was to give everyone a big show." Quentin Tarantino is making sure his new film The Hateful Eight is a big deal during early 'roadshow' previews by adding an overture and showing a full-length version of the western. The edited film will officially hit cinemas across America on Christmas Day (25Dec15) without the added pomp and circumstance.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino has given illustrator Zach Meyer permission to turn the introduction to his new movie, The Hateful Eight, into a cartoon strip. Meyer's "graphic-novel adaptation" of the western will appear in the December 2015 issue of Playboy.
Quote: "I could have seen Jennifer Lawrence doing a good job with the role. I'm a very big fan of hers. I think she could end up being another little Bette Davis if she keeps on going the way she's going... Having said that, though, Daisy should be a little older. She should fit in with the guys. Jennifer Jason Leigh came in and was really good... She had to act like she got shot, and she just screamed bloody murder. If it had happened in a house, somebody would have called the cops." Quentin Tarantino on casting Jennifer Jason Leigh over Jennifer Lawrence in new movie The Hateful Eight.
Fact: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been forced to move production for his upcoming Western The Hateful Eight indoors after limited snowfall on location in Telluride, Colorado derailed plans to shoot blizzard scenes outside. The film is set during a post-Civil War snowstorm, but the area has recently experienced warmer weather conditions than normal.
Fact: Director Quentin Tarantino treated the cast of The Hateful Eight to a movie night on location in Telluride, Colorado on Saturday (24Jan15) by hosting a screening of Samuel L. Jackson's new film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Jackson is reuniting with the Pulp Fiction filmmaker for the upcoming Western, which will also feature Kurt Russell and Channing Tatum.
Quote: "I actually have, apparently, Steve MCQueen's personal print of Papillon... that apparently has 20 extra minutes... It's 20 extra minutes of close-ups of Steve MCQueen!" Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino owns a rare copy of the late movie icon's 1973 movie.
Quote: "I trained in karate for a long time - I have an obsession with Kill Bill - I could kill someone in one move if I wanted to. Not the kind of trick you can really pull out at a party." Ireland Baldwin reveals her body is a deadly weapon thanks to her love of Quentin Tarantino's two-part blockbuster movie.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman are joining forces again to host a special Pulp Fiction screening at the Cannes International Film Festival, 20 years after the movie picked up the Palme d'Or at the event. The director and his leading lady will introduce the film and attend a cocktail reception on 23 May (14).
Quote: "Batman is not a very interesting character. For any actor. There is simply not much to play. I think Michael Keaton did it the best, and I wish good luck to Ben Affleck. But, you know who would have made a great Batman? Alec Baldwin in the '80s." Quentin Tarantino is not a fan of Batman.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell are among the writers in the running for this year's (13) Humanitas Prize awards in the feature film category. The writers who will be competing in the Tv categories include the scribes behind Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, The New Normal Bones and House. The awards will be announced in September (13).
Quote: "Any actor who shows up at rehearsal without a pen to make notes in their script isn't professional enough to either be in my movie or worthy enough to be trusted with one of my characters. That's actually part of rehearsal: to test the actors, and if they're not up to snuff, get rid of them. That's my job, making sure I've picked the right people." Director Quentin Tarantino responds to Diane Kruger's claim he once fired a hapless actor for coming to a meeting unprepared.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino's Western Django Unchained returned to cinemas in China on Sunday (12May13), a month after it was pulled from public broadcast after censors demanded a minute's worth of cuts.
Quote: "I went out last night (with) Quentin. I kind of followed the lead. It was good, it was fun. It wasn't fun this morning." Christoph Waltz woke up with a hangover on Monday (14Jan13) after celebrating his Golden Globes win on Sunday (13Jan13) with his Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino.
Quote: "I saw Prometheus. I loved it and I was disappointed at the same time... It was actually kind of cool to see such a big deal, serious science-fiction epic by a director like Ridley Scott. There was part of it I actually did like and overall the experience was really cool... but there was also a lot of dumb stuff in it." Quentin Tarantino critiques Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
Quote: "I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers. It's a Western. Give me a break." Director Quentin Tarantino defends his use of violence in new movie Django Unchained following the Connecticut elementary school shooting on Friday (14Dec12).
Quote: "Casino Royale was the one I wanted to direct - they missed their opportunity." Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino doesn't want to direct a Bond movie anymore.
Quote: "I'd mentioned it earlier, but he made it official... It was all good. It got picked up on a zillion sites: 'Quentin gets Brad high to say yes to (Inglorious) Basterds.'" Quentin Tarantino insists he's not to blame for leaking the story about his pot-fuelled movie meeting with Brad Pitt.
Quote: "Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever made... So if that's the worst I ever get, I'm good." Quentin Tarantino is determined to make movies that are better than his Grindhouse film.
Quote: "He's the first villain I've ever written that I didn't like. I hated Candie, and I normally like my villains no matter how bad they are. I see their point of view." Director Quentin Tarantino is not a fan of the bad guy he has created for his new western Django Unchained, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Quote: "Dealing with the actors, dealing with the cameramen and everything - to me, that's the easy part, that's the part where I think, 'I was meant to do this'. It's just the shouldering of the entire production and leading the army and inspiring everybody every day. You want to have a temper tantrum. You want to just say, from time to time, like, 'I've f**ing had it'. But you can't say that because everyone really is counting on you to get them up that hill." Quentin Tarantino on the frustrations of filmmaking.
Quote: "I have the whole thing worked out. All Quentin has to do is show up with a camera. I can't afford a director's fee." Madonna wants Quentin Tarantino to direct the video for new track Gang Bang but is hoping he will do it for free.
Quote: "I don't think it's written yet. That one's not quite ready yet. Last time I saw Quentin he said I hadn't lost my looks quite enough for him to make this next one!" Actress Uma Thurman insists plans for a third installment of director Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill series are still in the very early stages.
Fact: Revered director Quentin Tarantino has hailed TOY STORY 3 as the best movie of 2010. The popular sequel saw off competition from The Social Network and Animal Kingdom to be named his personal favourite of the last 12 months. Another animated tale, Tangled, makes the cut at five, while Jeff Bridges' critically acclaimed western, True Grit, takes sixth place in the filmmaker's countdown.
Quote: "Quentin has an obsession with movies, Uma (Thurman) and women's feet." Actor/director Eli Roth pokes fun at his pal Quentin Tarantino for his foot fetish during his 'roast' at New York's Friars Club on Wednesday (01Dec10).
Fact: Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino celebrated Halloween (31Oct10) by dressing as a Mexican wrestler and partying on a private bus tour of Los Angeles.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino will be subjected to a star-studded 'roast' when he is inducted into New York's legendary Friars Club in October (10). Uma Thurman, Eli Roth and Patricia Arquette are all set to attend and SAMUEL L. JACKSON will be 'roastmaster'.
Quote: "He famously doesn't hire anyone because the studio wants them. He does not care, so he's very demanding. Don't show up with your cell phone. Don't show up on set not knowing your lines. You'll get fired." Diane Kruger on her INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS director Quentin Tarantino.
Quote: "It's the first I've heard of it and I think it would be the first Quentin Tarantino will have heard of it. And I was only with him two days ago!" DAME Helen Mirren laughs off recent reports she's set to star in a medieval action movie directed by the INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS filmmaker.
Fact: Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth opened Friday's Critics Choice Movie Awards by teaming up with Quentin Tarantino to recreate his theatre fire blaze in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Instead of taking on the Nazis, she took aim at the critics. She then performed a song and dance number, namechecking the stars and the year's top films, dressed up like Kate Hudson's journalist-turned-go-go dancer character in Nine.
Fact: Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino was so moved by Jane Campion's period romance BRIGHT STAR at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year (09), he wrote his peer a letter stating how much he loved the film.
Quote: "I didn't know any French/German actors because I wrote this without any idea of who would play them... I relied on the German/French casting directors. I didn't know who CHRISTOPH WALTZ was until he walked into the room!" Director Quentin Tarantino was pleasantly surprised by the actors chosen to portray the Nazi characters in his new World War II movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
Quote: "I set up scenes, I jerk you off to have a climax. Only in this movie, I set you up, I jerked you off, and f**ked up the climax!" Director Quentin Tarantino crudely compares his new war movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS to sex.
Quote: "Brad is a World War II aficionado so he had questions when history goes this way and we go that way." Director Quentin Tarantino admits Brad Pitt had his concerns about war comedy INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
Quote: "It discourages sleeping on the set." Quentin Tarantino confirms reports he photographed snoozing stars with a big purple dildo on the set of new movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
Quote: "That might work for Bobby, but it doesn't work for me. I put on a hat and a pair of glasses and I look like Quentin Tarantino wearing a hat and a pair of glasses." QUENTIN TARANTINO wasn't impressed with Robert De Niro's advice on going outside in disguise to avoid fans and the paparazzi.
Quote: "You know who enjoyed making the movie the most? The German actors... In this film, they got to stomp all over that thing. Everyone's born of a particular nationality and it seems you have to carry the sins of the fathers even if you had nothing to do with their crimes. And you really feel the frustration with that and the need to shake that off." Brad Pitt insists filming Quentin Tarantino's new anti-Nazi World War Two film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS was a relief for his German co-stars.
Quote: "I could ask Brad a question and get (character) Aldo's perspective." Quentin Tarantino loved the fact his INGLORIOUS BASTERDS star Brad Pitt stayed in character as Nazi hunter Aldo Raine throughout the filming.
Quote: "Martin (Wuttke) was so convincing, I called him Mein Fuhrer on the set. To me, he was Hitler. It was like Method directing." Quentin Tarantino was impressed with his Hitler in new film INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.
Quote: "It was exhausting, but work will never be the same again for me. I have never felt so elevated. He definitely gives you wings. In Hollywood, women on set are often the beautiful jewel who the director is in love with, but he couldn't care less about that." Diane Kruger is a big fan of her INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS director Quentin Tarantino.
Quote: "Being Jewish, this is definitely for me like Kosher porn. It's something I fantasised about since I was a very young child." Moviemaker Eli Roth on playing a Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino's new war movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
Fact: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has signed up to mentor the final seven American Idol hopefuls as they tackle songs from the movies on next week's (beg13Apr09) show. Tarantino has already featured as a guest judge on the TV talent contest.
Fact: Director Quentin Tarantino is to premiere his new film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France in May (09). The movie - which stars Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger - tells the story of a group of Jewish-American soldiers fighting in Nazi-occupied France.
Quote: "It all comes down to respect. On... two occasions, I just didn't rate the material. But there was no telling him." Actor Mickey Rourke reveals why he turned down movie roles offered to him by director Quentin Tarantino.
Quote: "Quentin Tarantino writes very strange (scripts). This is the best script I ever read, but, when you see it, you will think, 'Holy Toledo, how did that work?'" Oscar winner Cloris Leachman can't wait for filmgoers to see Tarantino's new war film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, in which she stars.
Fact: Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino has recreated the video store where he used to work in his Hollywood home. He has also installed the Go Go bar from his film Kill Bill in his basement. Pal Michael Madsen says, "It's really fun to be over there."
Fact: Quentin Tarantino's father TONY will produce the filmmaker's next movie DEATH KEEPS COMING, a supernatural western.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino will follow in the footsteps of directors including Martin Scorsese and Sydney Pollack when he talks about his career during a cinema masterclass lecture at the Cannes Film Festival in France next month (May08).
Fact: Directors Quentin Tarantino and Mary Harron and actors Marcia Gay Harden, Sandra Oh and Diego Luna will all be members of the dramatic competition jury at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month (Jan08).
Quote: "I went to the Music Of Black Origin Awards and Quentin Tarantino came up to me and told me how big a fan he was." R+B star Amerie was surprised to find a devotee in the Pulp Fiction filmmaker.
Quote: "I was depressed for a month. It was like I had a broken heart, like somebody broke up with me. And somebody did. The American public!" Director Quentin Tarantino on U.S. box office failure of GRINDHOUSE.
Quote: "Hands down the best p**sy party in Hollywood is the New Line Christmas party. To not get laid at that party, you've got to be so unfamous that even you don't know who you are." Quentin Tarantino found it easy to meet ladies at the New Line studio's party.
Fact: The August (07) screening of soft drink movie IRN BRU: PHENOMENAL ADVERTISING at Scotland's Edinburgh International Film Festival has sold more tickets than legendary director Quentin Tarantino's latest film offering, DEATH PROOF.
Quote: "If it had a subtitle, it would be One Upon A Time... In Nazi-Occupied France." Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino on his upcoming spaghetti-western-themed war movie, Inglorious Bastards.
Quote: "Every once in a while someone says, `That's a long time to stay at the movies.' But, if you remember a double feature, you don't have to watch both movies, if you don't want; if you see ROBERT's (RODRIGUEZ) movie, watched the trailers and you're happy, go home." Quentin Tarantino has no time for people who complain about the three hour-plus running time of his and Rodriguez's GRINDHOUSE double bill.
Quote: "I bit her on her lovely lady lump. Where else am I going to bite Fergie?" Quentin Tarantino admits he really did bite THE Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie during a scene in pal Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR movie.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino celebrated his birthday early yesterday (27MAR07) at the post-premiere party for his new movie GRINDHOUSE. The moviemaker turned 44 at midnight - in the middle of the premiere party - and Grindhouse stars Rose McGowan and Rosario Dawson wheeled in a cake with 44 candles lit.
Fact: The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, where Quentin Tarantino staged the premiere of his new movie GRINDHOUSE on Monday (26MAR07), was the cinema where the moviemaker saw his first 'Grindhouse' double bill.
Quote: "Jennifer auditioned for my movie GRINDHOUSE, and it didn't work out. But I love her." Quentin Tarantino turned down the chance to work with Oscar winner JENNIFER HUDSON.
Quote: "He bit me and left bruises, 'cause there was a scene that called for me to be attacked I just socked him " Black Eyed Peas star Fergie admits working with Quentin Tarantino in horror film GRINDHOUSE left a lot to be desired
Quote: "I came up with the bolt cutters to cut off the girl's toes and it was also my idea that they run over the girls. The audience cheers every time that happens." Quentin Tarantino takes the credit for horror movie HOSTEL's sickest moments.
Fact: <p>The stars are getting hooked on rockers INXS' US reality TV search for a singer - Matthew Perry, Seth Green and ELLEN DeGENERES have been spotted in the audience at select shows, while film-maker Quentin Tarantino has reportedly admitted to a crush on contestant JORDIS UNGA. </p>