Quentin Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. Emerging on the independent film scene in early 1990s with Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994), he developed an iconic filmmaking style characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, violence, extended dialogue scenes, ensemble casts consisting of both established and lesser-known actors, references to pop culture, soundtracks containing music from the ’60s to ’80s and a tendency to draw from neo-noir, gangster, grindhouse, western and other genre films.
Tarantino’s films have earned him a variety of awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Palme d’Or wins, and he has been nominated for various Emmy and Grammy Awards. In 2007, Total Film named him the 12th-greatest director of all time.
Known for: Resevoir Dogs (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004), Grindhouse (2007), Deathproof (2007), Inglorious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015).