Camera, Film, & Tape
Helmed and wrote screenplay for "Django Unchained," a Western drama set in Mississippi; also appeared in film
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing ("Inglourious Basterds")
Nominated for the 2009 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("Inglourious Basterds")
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture ("Inglourious Basterds")
Wrote and directed "Inglourious Basterds," about a group of U.S. soldiers in Nazi occupied France during WWII; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay and a Directors Guild nomination for Outstanding Directorial Ach
Helmed "Death Proof," the slasher-themed half of goretastic double feature "Grind House," a collaboration with Robert Rodriguez
Directed fifth season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS); earned Emmy nomination
Produced Eli Roth's horror feature "Hostel"
Brought Chinese martial arts film "Hero" to U.S.
Wrote "Kill Bill" script for Uma Thurman; was scheduled to direct in 2001 but was postponed after Thurman became pregnant; film released in two volumes "Kill Bill Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill Vol. 2" (2004)
Played recurring guest role on ABC's action drama series "Alias"
Produced U.S. release of Hong Kong martial arts film "Iron Monkey"
Featured in "Little Nicky," starring Adam Sandler
Starred on stage opposite Marisa Tomei in a revival of "Wait Until Dark"
Wrote and directed "Jackie Brown," an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch; tailored lead role for Pam Grier
With Bender, launched A Band Apart Records to market and distribute recordings made on Madonna's Maverick label
Appeared in and wrote the script for Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn"
With Bender, launched A Band Apart Commercials, a commercial production house under the Miramax banner
First collaboration with writer-director Rodriguez, played a small role in "Desperado"
Played first feature lead, Johnny Destiny in "Destiny Turns on the Radio"
Made TV directing debut with "Motherhood," an episode of hit NBC medical drama "ER"
Formed Rolling Thunder (with Bender), a specialty distribution label under Miramax Pictures, designed to acquire, distribute, and market their films
Received story credit for Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers"
Received strong notices for his performance in "Sleep With Me"
First film as producer only, "Killing Zoe"; Roger Avary's debut as a writer-director
Directed, co-wrote, and acted in breakthrough feature "Pulp Fiction"; co-starred John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis
First film as screenwriter only, "True Romance"; directed by Tony Scott and co-starred Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette
Met future collaborator, writer-director Robert Rodriguez, at Toronto Film Festival
Premiered directorial debut "Reservoir Dogs" at Sundance Film festival; also co-wrote (with Avary) and co-starred as Mr. Brown
Formed A Band Apart Productions with producer Lawrence Bender
Made acting debut as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of NBC's "The Golden Girls"
Commissioned to write a screenplay based on six-page story by Robert Kurtzman (co-founder of the special effects makeup company KNB Effects); eventually became "From Dusk Till Dawn"
Spent five years working at Video Archives, a well-stocked video store in Manhattan Beach, CA; co-worker was future writing collaborator Roger Avary
Began making (unfinished) first film "My Best Friend's Birthday" from a screenplay co-written with Craig Hamann; they both co-starred
Hired with Avary as production assistants for a Dolph Lundgren video after impressing producer John Langley, a regular customer at Video Archives, with their film knowledge
Met future producer Lawrence Bender while working at Cinetel Productions
Tarantino's nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement by the Directors Guild of America for "Pulp Fiction" (1994) made him the first American-born non-DGA member to be so honored. However, by the time of the release for "Django Unchained" in December 2012, Taratino had joined the DGA.