Quentin Tarantino leaves his mark on Hollywood, fulfils dream

  • Reuters, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2016 13:58 IST
Director Quentin Tarantino poses after placing his handprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California. (REUTERS)

A torrential downpour did not hamper director Quentin Tarantino as he left imprints of his hands and feet in cement at Hollywood’s historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday.

Known for his gritty, edgy and often bloodied tales of revenge in films such as Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and his most recent Western, The Hateful Eight, Tarantino was bestowed the honour of leaving his mark alongside stars such as Robert De Niro, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep.

Quentin Tarantino places his hand in cement at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre. (AP)

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“I wanted to put my hands and footprints in the Grauman’s Chinese courtyard way before I ever had a career, so this is something I wanted to do my whole life,” the director said.

The hand, footprints and signature of director Quentin Tarantino in cement are pictured in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood. (REUTERS)

Tarantino, 52, has been a passionate film fan even before he turned to writing and directing movies, and even did a stint as an usher in a movie theatre.

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He has won two screen-writing Oscars, for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, and on Tuesday was joined by actor Christoph Waltz, who won two Oscars for his roles in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Django.

Director Quentin Tarantino poses with actor Christoph Waltz after placing his hand and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood. (REUTERS)

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