Quentin Tarantino Announces Early Retirement

Cult director says his career could include only 10 movies and he’d be happy

By Elena Gorgan on November 16th, 2012 16:13 GMT

Quentin Tarantino isn’t exactly your average director. Like him or not, the man not only has a unique style and approach, but also a work ethic like no other. He also has a very weird notion of how his career should look like.

In a new interview with Playboy to promote his upcoming “Django Unchained,” Tarantino says he’s already thinking about retirement, having long decided he wants his career to include only 10 movies.

For him, 10 excellent films are better than two dozen of less than awesome titles.

“I just don’t want to be an old-man filmmaker. I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end,” Tarantino says.

“I’m on a journey that needs to have an end and not be about me trying to get another job. I want this artistic journey to have a climax. I want to work toward something. You stop when you stop, but in a fanciful world, 10 movies in my filmography would be nice. I’ve made seven,” he says.

Well, if you count the two “Kill Bill” movies as separate projects, Tarantino has actually made 8 movies. Either way, his number will soon be up, whichever way you look at this – which can’t but come as sad news for his fans.
Quentin Tarantino says he’ll retire after 10 movies in the director’s chair
   Quentin Tarantino says he’ll retire after 10 movies in the director’s chair
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