US Filmmaker Reveals He Vowed As A Kid Never To Share Film Proceeds With Mom
WASHINGTON — Quentin Tarantino, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker from the US, disclosed recently that he vowed as a kid that he will never share a penny of the money that he will gain as a movie-maker with his mother because she allegedly did not support his film career.
Tarantino revealed the same in an interview for a podcast show. He also said that he began writing screenplays in elementary school but got in trouble with his teachers, who “looked at it as a defiant act of rebellion that I’m doing this instead of my school work.”
The director shared that he wrote a script called ‘Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit’ when he was just 12-year-old.
The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” filmmaker said that he struggled academically in school and that “my mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non-ability.”
“She was angry at me about that, and then in the middle of her little tirade, she said, ‘Oh, and by the way, this little ‘writing career,’ with the finger quotes and everything. This little ‘writing career’ that you’re doing? It is over!'” Tarantino said.
“And when she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head, and I go, ‘OK, lady. When I become a successful writer, you will never see a penny one from my success. There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mother. You get nothing. Because you said that.”
Tarantino said that his mother is still living but added to his decision long ago to cut her out financially.
“There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children. Remember there are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what’s meaningful to them,” he said.
Tarantino’s mother, Connie, was reportedly 16 years old when she gave birth to the legendary director in Tennessee, and they subsequently moved to Los Angeles when he was 4-years-old.
Tarantino also recalled how he serendipitously cast Christophe Waltz in his 2009 blockbuster, “Inglourious Basterds“, and then “inventively had Waltz rehearse separately from the rest of the cast, including Brad Pitt, to keep the foreign actor’s vast talents under wraps till cameras rolled.”
“Inglourious Basterds” is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender.
His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, dark humor, stylized violence, extended dialogue, ensemble casts, references to popular culture, alternate history, and neo-noir.
His most tremendous commercial success came with the 2012 western film “Django Unchained“, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Samuel L Jackson, and Christoph Waltz, earning $425.4 million worldwide.
Tarantino has received many industry awards, including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and the Palme d’Or. He has been nominated for an Emmy and five Grammys. In 2005, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
(With inputs from ANI)
Edited by Saptak Datta and Ritaban Misra