Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in an episode of The Golden Girls and used his pay (about $3600) to help finance Reservoir Dogs.

Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino (/ˌtærənˈtiːnoʊ/; born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, dark humor, aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts, references to popular culture and a wide variety of other films, eclectic soundtracks primarily containing songs and score pieces from the 1960s to the 1980s, alternate history, and features of neo-noir film.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino grew up in Los Angeles. He began his career as an independent filmm… Continue Reading (31 minute read)

8 thoughts on “Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in an episode of The Golden Girls and used his pay (about $3600) to help finance Reservoir Dogs.”

  1. jackofallchange

    The most unlikely origin story of all

  2. FX114

    He also financed it from selling the script for True Romance.

  3. jimmy_luv

    Why do I have to be Mr Pink?

  4. wall05

    He got $3600 back then for that? Man am I in the wrong business…

  5. MrKatyusha

    Theres video of this its hilarious

  6. FastWalkingShortGuy

    Thank you for being a friend

  7. highoncraze

    Because it was such a good episode, and got re-ran frequently, he got paid way more in residuals than he was paid initially, about $3000 vs. $600.

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