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Quentin Tarantino on retirement: ‘I’ve given it everything I have’

By Eleanor Escalante Published Jun 28, 2021 5:00 pm Updated Jun 28, 2021 5:07 pm

Award-winning filmmaker-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino doubles down on his plans to exit the film industry in a television interview over the weekend.

Tarantino shared during his visit to Real Time with Bill Maher that he would want to retire after his tenth movie while remainingat the top of his game.

“Because I know film history and from here on end, directors do not get better,” the 58-year-old filmmaker explained.

“I’ve given it everything I have, every single thing solitary I have,” he added, after working on films for the past 30 years of his long-time career.

For his next, and maybe final film, Tarantino said he considered making a reboot of the 1992 classic Reservoir Dogs, but clarified he is not doing it.

Tarantino visited the show to promote his novel Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is based on his ninth movie of the same name which won the 2020 Oscar for Best Production Design, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who won the Oscar best-supporting actor.

Tarantino has been expressing his plans to retire over the past several years and consistent with affirming his belief.

In 2014, he told Deadline “I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more.” The director-writer added that he will leave a 10-film filmography and sees himself writing plays and books, which he also said during a 2019 interview with GQ Australia.

Some films included in Tarantino’s credits are Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, and Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

(Images from Real Time with Bill Maher)