Quentin Tarantino reaffirms plans to retire after next film: 'I’ve given it everything I have'

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Quentin Tarantino still plans to retire after his next project. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Quentin Tarantino still plans to retire after his next project. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Quentin Tarantino has reiterated his plans to retire after the completion of his next film. 

The 58-year-old filmmaker has directed a string of acclaimed pictures including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds but wants to walk away from his career after his 10th project. 

Speaking on Real Time With Bill Maher he said: "I know film history and from here on in, filmmakers do not get better,” he told the host before citing Don Siegel as an example of a director who should've bowed out earlier. 

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“If he had quit his career in 1979, when he did Escape From Alcatraz, what a final film! What a mic drop. But he dribbles away with two more other ones, he doesn’t mean it,” Tarantino explained. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino's most profitable film at the box office (Credit: Sony)
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' was Quentin Tarantino's most recent film. (Credit: Sony)

“I don’t have a reason that I would want to say out loud, that’s going to win any argument in a court of public opinion or supreme court or anything like that.

“At the same time, working for 30 years doing as many movies as I’ve done, it’s not as many as other people, but that’s a long career. That’s a really long career. And I’ve given it everything I have, every single solitary thing I have,” he added. 

The interview also saw him share that he had thought about remaking 1992's Reservoir Dogs for his final film but that he "won't do it". 

L-R: Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Bunker in <i>Reservoir Dogs</i>. (Miramax)
L-R: Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Bunker in Reservoir Dogs. (Miramax)

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His most recent movie was Once Upon A Time In Hollywood which was released in 2019. He's won Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards twice, once for Pulp Fiction in 1995 and again for Django Unchained in 2013. 

Over the course of his career he's received an additional six nominations across the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay categories. 

With additional reporting by PA.

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