Quentin Tarantino Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

High school dropout-turned-two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will be awarded the 2,569th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, four days before the release of his latest film, "The
Hateful Eight."

Christoph Waltz, who Tarantino directed to best supporting actor Oscars for "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained," and Samuel L. Jackson, who stars in "The Hateful Eight," having done a half-dozen films with
Tarantino, including "Pulp Fiction," will join the director in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony outside the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Tarantino shared a best original screenplay Oscar with Roger Avary in 1995 for his second film, the black comedy crime film "Pulp Fiction." Avary had been a co-worker of Tarantino at the now-defunct South Bay video store
Video Archives.

Tarantino also won a best original screenplay Oscar in 2013 for the script for the black comedy western, "Django Unchained."

Tarantino also received best director Oscar nominations for "Pulp Fiction" and "Inglourious Basterds" and a best original screenplay nomination for "Inglourious Basterds."

Born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino was raised in Los Angeles County's South Bay section. He dropped out of Harbor City's Narbonne High School and became an usher in a pornographic theater in Torrance by lying about his age.

Tarantino began his filmmaking career by selling the script for the 1992 heist film, "Reservoir Dogs," which brought him Independent Spirit Award nominations for best director and best first feature, which he shared with
producer Lawrence Bender.

Tarantino also wrote and directed the martial arts films "Kill Bill: Volume 1" and "Kill Bill: Volume 2," which were released in 2003 and 2004; the 1997 crime thriller "Jackie Brown"; and the 2007 horror film "Death Proof."

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