Born on March 27th, 1963, in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Tarantino's upbringing was relatively straightforward and simple. Born to a musician father and a strong, independent mother, he was quickly relocated to California after his parents separated early in his life. From the age of two onwards, Quentin spent his early years in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
Fueled by a love of cinema, he dropped out of high school at age fifteen to pursue an acting career, taking classes during the daytime and watching classic movies by night. Struggling to survive, his first real job – as an employee at the Video Archives rental store near his home – resulted in one of the most prolific film consumption periods of any person working in Hollywood today.
By his own estimate, Tarantino watched thousands of films during his career at the Video Archives, building his immense knowledge of cinema and forming his creative yet homage-filled style at the same time. From western flicks and historical movies to kung fu, Tarantino's knowledge of cinema became an important aspect of his style, influencing stories and designs in his future creations.