Quentin Tarantino hasn’t yet reached 60 but is already looking to pension himself off. The director who began his career with such ear-razing chutzpah in his debut feature Reservoir Dogs (1992) will make one more movie, his 10th, and then call it a day.
“You’re too young to quit. You’re at the top of your game,” chat show host Bill Maher protested to Tarantino last week, but the director stuck to his guns. “That’s why I want to quit!” he exclaimed. “I know film history and, from here on in, directors do not get better.” He has already been working for 30 years (“that’s a really long career”), he explained, claiming he has “given it everything I have”.
But is there any truth in what Tarantino said? Is it downhill all the way after you hit 60?
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