Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
The director of fan favorites like Pulp Fiction and both Kill Bill volumes, three-time Oscar®  nominee Quentin Tarantino has earned himself something of a cult following. Other beloved films in the Best Director nominee's repertoire include Sin City, Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown. Aside from directing, Tarantino has received much critical acclaim for his work as a screenwriter. He won his only Oscar for the Pulp Fiction screenplay and is nominated this year both for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Inglourious Basterds, a film about Jewish American Nazi hunters in World War II France.