Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27th 1963 in Knoxville, Tennesse. He is the son of Connie McHughTarantino Zastoupil a health care executive and nurse from Knoxville and Tony Tarantino an actor and amateur musician from Queens in New York. Tony is a Italian American and Connie is of Irish and Cherokee Native American heritage. Quentin was raised by his mother. His parents were separated before he was born. Connie moved them to Torrance, California when Quentin was two years old. They later moved to Harbor City in Los Angeles.
Quentin attended the Narbonne High School in Harbor City before leaving school at the age of fifteen. Quentin spent a great deal of time making backyard movies with his friend Adam Olis. The James Best Theatre Company was the where he attended acting courses. When twenty two years old he had a job at a local video rental store and he enjoyed discussions on movies and making recommendations to customers.
Quentin Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. His early films were made independently of the major movie studios in America. The movies were popular and used nonlinear storylines and a lot of violence. Some of his best known films include Reservoir Dogs from 1992, Jackie Brown from 1997, Kill Bill movies from 2003 to 2004, and Inglorious Bastards from 2009. So far Quentin has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Palme d’Or Award. He has also been nominated for an Emmy and Grammy Awards. Total Film magazine has named Quentin the twelfth greatest director of all time. In 2005 Quentin Tarantino won the Icon of the Decade Award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. Inglorious Bastards has been nominated for eight Oscars including the Best Picture Award, Best Director Award and the Best Original Screenplay.