Quentin Tarantino — the celebrated screenwriter, director and producer — is turning the big 5-0 this Wednesday.
With over two decades of filmmaking behind him, Tarantino continues to produce revolutionary movies that not only frighten moviegoers, but also intrigue them. Though the violence in his hits have often generated piles of press attention, he pushes the limits and creates thought-provoking movies that keep us on the edge of our seats (and with our hands half-covering our eyes).
Tarantino’s creative and captivating plots have awarded him both critical and commercial success. The instantly iconic feature films that he constantly puts out have earned high praise, and many refer to him as the single most influential director in Hollywood today.
He’s the proud winner of two Oscars, two Golden Globes, two BAFTA awards, and the Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. To say Tarantino is kind of a big deal is basically the understatement of the century.
But, believe it or not, Hollywood’s renaissance man got his start in the movie business by working at a rental video store. Tarantino said he paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, referring to his days as a Video Archives employee as the inspiration for his directorial career and success. Seriously, who needs film school when you’re Quentin Tarantino?
So to celebrate Tarantino’s disturbingly successful mind, we’re taking a look back at his best screenplays-turned-hit-movies — from Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained. Because really, what would Hollywood be like without his films?
Scroll through our gallery — and let us know which is your favorite Quentin Tarantino movie.
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