Throughout his 30-year career as a filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that he wants to retire from filmmaking after releasing his 10th movie. That left many fans and viewers wondering if he would stay true to that promise when he released his ninth film – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – in 2019.
In a recent interview with Chris Wallace on CNN, Tarantino confirmed what we already assumed – his next film will be his last. As of right now, Tarantino has no idea when he’ll start working on that film and doesn’t even know what the film will be about. Instead, the legend is in no hurry to make his ‘last hurrah.’
“I’ve been doing it for a long time; I’ve been doing it for 30 years. And it’s time to wrap up the show. I’m an entertainer. I want to leave you wanting more,” said Tarantino, who turns 60 years old in March. It has been a wild ride and we can’t wait to see what he has planned for his fans with the next movie he makes.
While this news comes as no surprise, it apparently wasn’t set in stone until recently. In fact, he was on the fence about making the 10th movie and even considered making his previous movie his last film. And if you’re wondering why, it’s because he didn’t want his final film to flop – like many that came before him.
“Most directors’ last films are f—ing lousy. Maybe I should not make another movie because I could be really happy with dropping the mic,” he said in the interview. It’s something he joked about ahead of the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – joking he might call it quits if the movie is well-received.
It would’ve been quite the way to go out, considering the film received 10 Oscar nominations and won two of them. Brad Pitt won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, while Barbara Lang and Nancy Haigh won Best Achievement in Production Design. Tarantino was nominated for three Oscars.
In addition to his nine standalone films receiving dozens of nominations and awards, Tarantino has won two Oscars himself for Best Original Screenplay – Pulp Fiction and Django: Unchained. Only four other writers have at least 2 Oscars – Woody Allen, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and Paddy Chayefsky.
Quentin Tarantino and His Incredible Legacy in Filmmaking
Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest screenwriters, directors, and filmmakers of all time. He has made nine standalone films since his debut film – Reservoir Dogs – in 1992. There was a 10th film made in 2007 (Death Proof), but it’s not considered a standalone film – it was part of a double feature Grindhouse.
The other eight films on Tarantino’s resume are Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015), and Once Upon a Time (2019). Now, all we can do is wait for that coveted 10th movie!
With that said, Tarantino does have one fear – that he’s losing touch with the industry, which has evolved greatly over the past 30 years. “I don’t want to become this old man who’s out of touch when, already, I’m feeling a bit like an old man out of touch when it comes to the current movies that are out right now,” he said.
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“Right now, I don’t even know what a movie is — is that something that plays on Netflix? Is that something that plays on Amazon and people watch it on their couch with their wife or their husband? Is that a movie?” he asked. To be honest, fans don’t care how they watch his movies – as long as they get to watch it!
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