Quentin Tarantino: “What are his plans for working and not working, especially as a director?”

Why Quentin Tarantino will never make a Marvel film: ‘I’m not looking for a job’

“I’m not looking for a job; I’m not looking for money… I’m really not looking for a job. I’m a filmmaker who’s trying to figure out what I want to do. And what’s more important than just being the first one to say whatever I want to say?”

The idea of a superhero film starring Quentin Tarantino, who has built a career with outlandish and outrageous performances that have been criticized as racist, comes as a surprise to many, but when he took the stage at our Pop Culture Happy Hour this week to talk about his new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it was clear the filmmaker wanted to reveal something about his life that no one else could.

For many years the public image of Tarantino has been that of the misanthropic, and in the world of entertainment critics and detractors have repeatedly made that mistake. He has, of course, denied that this is his only life as a celebrity, and he has told the press that he is only interested in “a normal life,” but in the same breath he has told the press he is “obsessed” with making movies.


“I like Hollywood,” he has said, “I’m a little bit of a Hollywood film buff, but it’s not the same thing as just being a fan of film. I just don’t know why I’d get up in the morning doing nothing.”

This past Wednesday, he did get up in the morning doing nothing. That was when he sat down with James Woods in an upstairs room at the Beverly Hills Hotel to talk about his latest film. Woods was there to shoot a commercial for Playboy, and it made for an interesting conversation. But Woods’ question of Tarantino’s work was one that any fan of Tarantino would be asking: “What are his plans for working and not working, especially as a director?”

Woods’ question was more than curious, as it has been one of the criticisms of Tarantino’s life that his career often resembles a series of

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