Attended the 2007 Cinemanila Film Festival.
Head of Master Class at 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Estranged from father.
Close friends with Jennifer Beals.
Is of Italian, Irish, and Native American Descent.
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he was raised in Los Angeles.
Was ex-girlfriends Mira Sorvino's date the night she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
When he was a kid, one of his favorite movies was Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). He has credited this film with helping him learn genre distinctions.
His mother, born in Tennessee, 3 September 1946, is the adopted daughter of Ellis Shaffer and wife Elizabeth "Betty". His parents divorced and his mother later married Curtis "Curt" Zastoupil.
His father was born in Queens, New York, and has a sister named Diane. Their parents are Dominic Tarantino and wife Elizabeth.
Has two sisters and one brother: Tanya Marie Tarantino (b. Pasadena, California, 4 Oct 1964), Ronnajean Tarantino (b. Arizona, Phoenix, 22 June 1969) and Edward James Tarantino (b. Simi Valley, California, Simi Valley, 3 Oct 1974).
Has named My Bloody Valentine (1981) his all time favorite slasher film.
Has stated that he would like to direct a James Bond movie at some point in his career.
Dropped out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California, at the age of sixteen to pursue film making.
In an appearence on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992), he told him that his all time favorite James Bond Film is From Russia with Love (1963).
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