Quentin Tarantino - Net Worth
What is Quentin Tarantino's net worth? An estimated net worth of 100 million dollars.
His father, the amateur actor and musician Tony Tarantino, left his mother before Quentin was born. Tarantino was raised in Torrance, California. He left school at the age of 15 and started attending acting classes at James Best Theater Company for a total of two years. He then started working at a small place called "Video Archives" – a video rental store which gave him an opportunity to consume an enormous amount of films, as well as take part in endless discussions about cinema. Tarantino was know to converse with many of his clients, getting insights from their viewing experiences. During that time Tarantino made his transformation - from an addicted film buff and into a professional director.
First earnings - True Romance script - Sold for 50,000$.
Selling his first script True Romance was a mile stone in Tarantino’s career. He started building a name for himself and made many important connections. The rate of the sale (50,000$) was considered the minimum rate for a script by the WGA’s rules.
The first movie - Reservoir Dogs - 1.2 million dollars budget, 22 million dollars at the box office, gross: 2.8 million dollars (US).
The film made its premier at the Sundance Film Festival and received great reviews including 2nd place at New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
Reservoir Dogs changed Tarantino's life - turning him from an total Unknown into a promising young director which all the film industry is buzzing about.
The 2nd film - Pulp Fiction - 8.5 million dollars budget, 213 million dollars at the box office, gross: 107 million dollars (in the US).
Pulp Fiction established Tarantino as a superstar, and did it essentially overnight. The film's unique dialog, gripping cinematography and lovable characters became an instant classic. Tarantino won prizes all over the world including an Oscar (Academy Award) for Best Original Script, a Golden Globe and the Palme d'Or in Cannes Film Festival.
The 3rd film - Jackie Brown - 12 million dollars budget, 84 million dollars at the box office, gross: 73 million dollars.
In Jackie Brown Tarantino wasn’t able repeat Pulp Fiction’s success, but the movie was still considered profitable for its producers.
Kill Bill Vol.1 - 30 million dollars budget, 180 million dollars at the box office, gross: 70 million dollars (US).
Initially, The project of Kill Bill was supposed be released as one film, but due to its extended length - producer Harvey Weinstein persuaded Tatantino to cut it into two parts. This unique cult movie (starring Uma Thurman) is full of countless gestures to Chinese martial arts, Japanese cinema, Spaghetti westerns and many other films and genres.
Kill Bill Vol.2 - 30 million dollars budget, 152 million dollars at the box office, gross: 66 million dollars (US).
The sequel of Kill Bill Vol.1 continued its success worldwide. Like its predecessor, this film also became an instant classic, which many cult fans - who are still anticipating the next movie of the series.
The big failure - Death Proof (Part of the Grindhouse project) - 53 million dollars budget, 25 million dollars at the box office.
The film was part of what Tarantino labeled as "The Grindhouse project". Death proof, together with Robert Rodriguez’s "Planet Terror" attempted to capture the old fashion experience of American B-movies. The film received bad reviews and failed to return its investment.
Back on the horse - Inglourious Basterds - 55 million dollars budget, 321 million dollars at the box office, gross 120 million dollars (US).
Inglourious Basterds is considered by many as Tarantino’s most successful film. It was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won one for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor - awarded to Christoph Waltz. (Waltz also won a Golden Globe for that role).
A new revenue record - Django Unchained - 100 million dollars budget, 425 million dollars at the box office.
Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, is Tarantino’s highest grossing theatrical release. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won 2 Oscars; One for Quentin Tarantino's script, and one for Christoph Waltz's Performance in a Supporting Role.