There are people who follow the created path and go on to become great, then there are people who create their own path and go on to become great, and that is very true of Quentin Tarantino.

A filmmaker, an academy award recipient for screen-writing, an actor, a director and a producer. The one responsible for delivering to the world some of the most regaling stories namely "True Romance", "Natural Born Killers", "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), "Pulp Fiction" (1994), "Jackie Brown" (1997), "Kill Bill: Volume 1" (2003), "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004), "Grindhouse" (2007), "Inglourious Basterds" (2009) and " Django Unchained" (2012).

Born on March 27th, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. to Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino, Quentin moved to California when he was 4 years old, Tony Tarantino left the family before Quentin’s birth. Movies were a fascination to him since childhood, which led him to prioritize films over school and studying. He eventually dropped the school and worked as an usher at an adult movie theatre, soon he started working on a video archive in Manhattan beach. Till this time, he had made friends with Robert Avary, who was another movie-lover. They even wrote a script together. While working at Video Archives, he also simultaneously wrote screenplays and played a role in "The Golden Girl". His first step towards his dreams was when he left Video Archives for pursuing a career in movies. He worked for a production company named Cinetel and later went on to sell the script of "True Romance" to director Tony Scott. He then made his directorial debut with "Reservoir Dogs" written by him. There’s one film that establishes a person in the industry and for Tarantino it was his first.

Then came the film that not only went on to become one of the most successful films, but also made the genre of violent thrillers synonymous with the Director and that definitely is an achievement. “Pulp Fiction”- it was a huge success both commercially and critically. It paved the way for the movies in the same genre for Tarantino. "Pulp Fiction" consisted of various stories in a link with each other connected by an enthralling plot. It did well in many festivals and also earned him seven Academy award nominations and won the Best Screenplay.

He worked on several films like "Jackie Brown" and "Four Rooms", after which he took a break from film-making, and diverted his energies to acting, which didn’t turn out well for him as he garnered many negative reviews for his performance. While he kept his chin up, he says it hurt.

He came back to business with "Kill Bill" which was released in two volumes and was a successful comeback. "Kill Bill" was an idea born when he was working with Uma Thurman and left then, which later was brought back into motion with some encouragement from Uma. He dabbled in television after that and directed an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" which earned him an Emmy award nomination. During his break, he had worked on a "world war-2" drama to which he couldn’t find an ending , it was now that he got back to it and "Inglourious Basterds" happened which fared with mixed reviews, while getting it 8 Academy awards nominations. In 2012, he came out with "Django Unchained" which was again a successful venture and in 2015, " The Hateful Eight" came out with which he visited the western theme.

Tarantino as a person is the one with temper, which quite reflect onscreen. With the movies he makes, there is an expression of himself. He has chosen movies over everything, over school, over his personal life. In fact, he couldn’t balance a relationship because he feels movies are an all time devotion. His taste in movies very much reflects the person he is, he loved History in school, because he was enticed to stories. His mother once said that he used to write letters about the stories in which how he would kill her and feel bad about it. He has also unfazed by the critics as he feels that he writes better than them and the world has been audience to his pen. Every part of his persona can be linked to his work and the movies he makes.

Each one of the humans has a distinct personality, but a very few manage to express themselves and make a livelihood out of it. Among those very few is Quentin Tarantino.

John Morris English Actor

John Morris

John Morris is a writer and director. He wrote the storyline of the 2013 film, “We are the Millers” the plot focuses on the life of David Clark, he is addicted to marijuana. Once people robbed him, they took all his money and stuff. Now, David has no money, and he needs to make the payment to his drug dealer. When he reveals the incident to the dealer, he asks David to smuggle drugs from Denver to Mexico since he will not be able to return the money. John creates a family since people have fewer doubts on families. He hires a stripper to be his wife, a neighborhood kid to be his son and a thief in his area to become his daughter. The dealer bluffed them and gave two tons of marijuana for the transport. They set off their journey which gets filled with complications and problems full of ups and downs. They called themselves as the Millers. With all the mishaps taking place, David reveals the amount he will receive for completing the work. All the three hired artists feel awful because they will receive only a trifle amount. David leaves them behind and drives the RV. On his way, he realizes that he shouldn’t have abandoned them. He delivers the stuff, but they make a fool of him because he wasn’t going to get paid for his delivery. The police interrupt the whole drama and claims David to be their setup; he is guaranteed police protection and the Millers again reunite. They prepared the flick at an optimum budget, but it grossed about $270 million. John wrote the screenplay and also produced the Horrible Bosses 2 which released in 2014 and is a sequel to its 2011 release. The plot is about Nick, Kurt and Dale who gets bored of their jobs and are irritated by their bosses decides to quit their jobs and start a company. They want to manufacture shower heads based on the heads used in car washing. They meet an investor who likes their idea and asks them to create one lakh units. They rent a house and produce the desired. Bert, their investors, backs out at the last moment and leaves them with a debt of $500,000. They kidnap Bert’s son and ask for ransom. The plan works, but Rex increases the amount to $5 million. When they meet Bert, Rex kills him and says that he did not care about him. Police arrest Rex and the charges against the three drop. Morris’s other works include Hot Tub Time Machine, Daddy’s Home, etc.

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Billy Ray

Billy Ray is an American director and a screenwriter. He started writing for movies and television in 1994 with Color of Night. He has written for Hart’s War and Volcano. He was one of the writers and creators of the fictional show Earth 2. Later on the 10th of August, 2015, he announced that he will be writing screenplay for Martin Scorses’s The Devil in the White City. The film will star Leonardo DiCaprio. It was in 2003 that he began writing and directing. He did his directorial debut with Shattered Glass, which was based on the real story of Stephen Glass, who had a strange habit of fabricating many stories. Billy Ray directed and co-wrote Breach, and it tells the story of an FBI Agent, Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of spying for Russia. The story later ends with the testimony of an assistant, Eric O’Neill. He has also written the screenplay for The Hunger Games, 2012 Blockbuster, which got nominated for the Academy Awards. Secret in their Eyes was a 2015 thriller film directed and written by Billy. It was based on a novel titled originally El Secreto De Sus Ojos by author, Juan Jose. The film stars eminent actors like Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Julia Roberts, Michael Kelly and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Secret in their Eyes got good reviews from the critics. Another credible movie of Billy Ray is 2012 science fiction The Hunger Games. It is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. The film stars Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland and Elizabeth Banks. The movie’s plot revolves around the situation in a nation called Panem, which arises after the apocalypse. Girls and boys, aged between 12 and 18 take part in a television event ‘Hunger Games’. It got awesome reviews from all critics and was considered more sophisticated than Harry Potter and Twilight. Billy Ray had also written screen play for State of Play (2009), an American British French Political thriller, which was an adaptation of a British TV Series aired on BBC in the year 2003. The film revolves around the story of a journalist and his probe into the sudden death of a woman. It is inspired by the relationship between the press and politicians. Hart’s War is another film of Billy Ray. It is a 2002 thriller movie based on the second world war. Unfortunately, it didn’t work that well at the box office and was rated average by the critics.

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Billy Ray English Actor