Quentin Tarantino's movies have a distinctive style and theme to them that is a trademark of the renowned Hollywood director. Born March 27, 1963, Tarantino is undoubtedly one of the best independent filmmakers in the history of Hollywood.
Tarantino's movies are known for certain unique elements that are creations of him, including non-linear story-lines, satirical subject matter, highlighting the theme of violence and references to popular culture and retro soundtracks, especially from 1960s to the 1980s.
Besides, Tarantino brilliantly incorporates an ensemble cast in his movies that consist of established and lesser-known performers to maintain neutrality in films.
As the legendary director and screenwriter celebrates his 53rd birthday, here are some of his most popular quotes:
"When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"
"A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here."
"I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can't ever remember a time when I didn't."
"Violence is one of the most fun things to watch."
"I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before."
"If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it's because I put the character first."
"I couldn't spell anything. I couldn't remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything."
"I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie."