JOHANNESBURG – Hollywood maverick director and writer Quentin Tarantino announced that he is retiring from making movies.
The director known for his original writing, ultra-violence and unconventional directing will retire after two more movies in development rounding off his run as director with 10 films and two Oscars and two Golden Globe wins.
Here are our picks for his juiciest gore fest films:
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
The cult classic 1994 film garnered Tarantino his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and is considered his masterpiece. This film with its stellar cast including Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta and Tarantino muse Uma Thurman, was sexy gangster gore and drug induced fest which came to produce many classic movie quotes.
2. Django Unchained (2012)
This slave era drama sees Oscar winning Jamie Foxx playing a freed slave trying desperately to free his wife from slavery amidst the violence of the time. Once again the cast is a who’s who of Hollywood including Scandal actor Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio as a convincing evil villain.
3. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Vol. 2 (2004)
Tarantino once again partnered with his muse, Uma Thurman in this unforgettable character donning the yellow jumpsuit and armed with a katana. An original story of bridal betrayal, feminine triumph and how far a woman’s scorn can really go, the film includes a strong female cast of Lucy Liu playing the dangerous mobster boss and katana wielding O-Ren Ishii, Vivica A. Fox and French actress Julie Dreyfuss. Also who could forget Gogo Yubari with her ball and chain skills?
Tarantino left his musings with fans at a creativity conference in the US. “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived,” Tarantino said, “And, going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”