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Name:
Quentin Tarantino

DOB: March 27, 1963

Background: Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but moved with his mother to Torrence, California, when he was two years old. He developed a love for film while working at Video Archives, a rental store in Manhattan Beach.

Filmography: His feature directing debut was "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), which he followed with his breakthrough success, "Pulp Fiction" (1994). He won an Oscar for co-writing the film, and followed it with "Jackie Brown" (1997), "Kill Bill" (2003 and 2004), "Death Proof" (2007), and "Inglourious Basterds" (2009). His latest film is the western "Django Unchained" (2012) starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio.
 

Academy Awards: Wins - Best Original Screenplay ("Django Unchained," 2012); Best Original Screenplay ("Pulp Fiction," 1994)

Best Director Nominations
"Inglourious Basterds" (2009); lost to Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker")
"Pulp Fiction" (1994); lost to Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump")

Best Original Screenplay Nomination
"Inglourious Basterds" (2009); lost to Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker")

Emmy Awards:

Best Drama Directing Nomination
"C.S.I." (2005); lost to J.J. Abrams ("Lost")

Golden Globes: Wins - Best Film Screenplay ("Django Unchained," 2013); Best Film Screenplay ("Pulp Fiction," 1995)

Best Film Director Nominations
"Django Unchained" (2013); lost to Ben Affleck ("Argo")
"Inglourious Basterds" (2010); lost to James Cameron ("Avatar")
"Pulp Fiction" (1995); lost to Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump")

Best Film Screenplay Nomination
"Inglourious Basterds" (2010); lost to Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner ("Up in the Air")

 

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