>> Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician, and Connie McHugh, a nurse.


>> He has been quoted as saying, ‘When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
>> Production of Kill Bill: Vol 1 was delayed because of Uma Thurman’s pregnancy.
>> He was the head judge at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, where ‘Pulp Fiction’ won the Palme D’or, the top honour, only ten years earlier.
>> He was originally offered the chance to direct Speed, but turned it down.