Quentin Tarantino, born March 27, 1963, is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, author, film critic, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, dark humor, stylized violence, extended dialogue, ensemble casts, references to popular culture, alternate history, and neo-noir.
Tarantino’s films have received critical and commercial success, and a cult following. He has received many industry awards, including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and the Palme d’Or, and has been nominated for an Emmy and five Grammys. In 2005, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich has called him “the single most influential director of his generation”, and Tarantino has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry. He published his debut novel, a novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in 2021.