10 Things You Didn’t Know About Quentin Tarantino

1. Tarantino’s father is an actor/musician

With his slick black hair and heavy eyebrows, Quentin Tarantino’s father looks like somebody who might get whacked in an episode of The Sopranos, though it may be surprising to learn that the director’s father is, in fact, an actor (and musician). Tony Tarantino – boasting a far cooler name than his son – was born in Brooklyn, New York, and founded a film production company (“Tarantino Productions”) in 1958 with his father Dominic (Quentin’s grandfather, a WW2 veteran).

Speaking about his father in 2010, Quentin Tarantino said: “I never knew my father. That’s the thing. I never knew him. He wanted to be an actor. Now he’s an actor only because he has my last name. But he was never part of my life. I didn’t know him. I’ve never met him.”