Uncomfortable is the head that wears the crown; However, Quentin Tarantino finds it a piece of cake bearing all the accolades he has received.
From his early days as a director, Tarantino has always been associated with greatness. His first two films “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction” put him in the spotlight faster than his peers.
He received critical acclaim and several film awards and continued to increase his rise to stardom by delivering other great works.
A young man in his thirties, Tarantino seemed to have achieved the success he sought. The allure of fame no longer appealed to him at this time.
After a few more collaborations, the legendary screenwriter left the filming space for a while.
Instead of making films, he took a break to live a little and discover the world. Legend has it that he enjoyed every second of his free time.
How it all began
From an early age, the young Tarantino always dreamed of the glories of screenwriting and directing.
At 14, he wrote one of his first works, a screenplay titled
“Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit”, based on the 1977 Hal Needham film “Smokey and the Bandit” starring Burt Reynolds.
He spent his free time in movie theaters and video stores in his hometown, performing in plays or working for money. In the process, he accumulated so much knowledge about films that many would later describe him as a movie buff.
Shortly after, he took acting lessons at the James Best Theater Company before leaving for Hollywood. In Hollywood, he landed the lowest paying jobs for a living while patiently waiting for his chance to succeed.
He didn’t have to wait too long because he decided to take the bulls by the horn.
Tarantino’s first successes
Tarantino’s dream paid off as he approached his 30s. He invested all his savings to finance his first feature film “Reservoir Dogs”.
He was 29 when the film finally hit the big screens. It contained a lot of bloody violence which has sparked controversy from some critics. However, it received mostly positive responses from viewers.
The young director then eclipsed his first feature film with “Pulp Fiction”, which won him an Oscar for best original screenplay, giving him access to the highest echelons of Hollywood.
By the time her third hit, “Jackie Brown” premiered in movie houses, her thirst for fame had subsided. This led to his decision to take an extended hiatus from filmmaking.
Live your best life
In a conversation with podcaster, Dax Shepard, on Chair expert, Tarantino has revealed the reason for his six-year hiatus in filmmaking.
“After Jackie Brown came out I was so famous,” Tarantino told Shepard before referring to a Bob Dylan saying.
“The prison walls are crumbling, there is no end in sight. I gained my recognition, but I lost my appetite, ”he joked.
He went on to explain that he spent all that time partying and living his best life.
“My 20s weren’t that great,” Tarantino said. “So in my thirties, I looked better than in my twenties. And I had money, and I was famous. So, I decided that I was going to live my twenties and thirties. for at least three or four years.
He would return to the director’s stage later with another hit titled “Kill Bill”.
The end is near
After “Kill Bill”, Tarantino proved he was the goose that laid the golden eggs.
His next film series, “Inglourious Basterds”, “Django Unchained”, “The Hateful Eight” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” earned him 92 nominations for a total of 22.
Recently, the Oscar-winning director revealed that he has given his career his all and it’s time to step away from the director’s chair for good.
The enigmatic filmmaker has announced his retirement after his tenth film project. He plans to leave the cinema space to devote himself to writing cinema and theater books.
“I don’t want to be a director who directs just because he doesn’t know anything else to do,” Tarantino told Popcorn with Peter Travers. “I like the idea of 10 and it’s done. I like the idea of not moving on to another period of my career, per se, because of age, longevity, and length.
By leaving, he would have engraved his heritage in the sands of time.