Tarantino timeline (by Scott Collura)
From The Quentin Tarantino Archives
COMPILED BY SCOTT COLLURA (source unknown)
- MARCH 1963: Born in Knoxville, Tenn.
- LATE 1963: Becomes self-aware; soon develops an insatiable appetite for movies.
- NOVEMBER 1988: Appears on The Golden Girls as Elvis impersonator.
- 1985 – 1989: Worked at the video store Video Archives in Southern California.
- 1991: Rewrites Past Midnight but gets producer credit instead of writer one.
- OCTOBER, 1992: Reservoir Dogs released. Tarantino becomes indie darling.
- SEPTEMBER, 1993: True Romance, based on a Tarantino script is released.
- AUGUST, 1994: Natural Born Killers is released, based on a Tarantino script (but heavily rewritten by Oliver Stone).
- OCTOBER, 1994: Pulp Fiction is released. Tarantino rules pop culture.
- MARCH, 1995: With Roger Avary, wins best original screenplay Oscar of Pulp Fiction. Hollywood loves Tarantino.
- APRIL, 1995: Stars in Destiny Turns on the Radio. Proves to be a turn-off at box office.
- MAY, 1995: Directs episode of ER, further securing hipness status.
- MAY, 1995: Sub thriller Crimson Tide is released, of which Tarantino did uncredited rewrites (including a Captain Kirk speech).
- AUGUST, 1995: Appears in Desperado and is promptly shot.
- DECEMBER, 1995: Directs one segment for the anthology film Four Rooms.
- EARLY 1996: Begins dating actress Mira Sorvino,
- EARLY 1996: creates Rolling Thunder Pictures to release old exploitation classics.
- JANUARY, 1996: Writes and co-stars in buddy Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn. Turns into a vampire, but is still a geek.
- OCTOBER, 1997: Punches out Natural Born Killers producer Don Murphy in a post Hollywood restaurant.
- DECEMBER, 1997: Jackie Brown released. And forgotten.
- MARCH, 1998: Splits from Mira, “Amicably.”
- MARCH, 1998: Stars in Broadway revival of Wait Until Dark.
- JANUARY, 2002: Guest-stars as McKenas Cole in ABC’s hit show Alias.
- AUGUST, 2002: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown are given special edition DVD releases.
- OCTOBER, 2003: Kill Bill released. A new king of the world crowned.