Quentin Tarantino made his directorial debut in the 1987 partially lost black-and-white amateur film ‘My Best Friend's Birthday.’ He was also one of the writers and producers of the film. In 1992, he wrote and directed the American crime film ‘Reservoir Dogs.’ The film was widely praised by audiences and critics alike and was named the "Greatest Independent Film of all Time" by Empire. He next wrote the 1993 American romantic black comedy crime film ‘True Romance’ directed by Tony Scott. While the film earned praise from critics, it failed to achieve success at the box office. Nevertheless, it gained a strong cult following in subsequent years. In 1994, he wrote and directed the American black comedy crime film ‘Pulp Fiction.’ The film opened to universal acclaim and was a massive box office success, grossing over $213.9 million on a budget of $8–8.5 million. Tarantino also became a recipient of the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Original Screenplay.’ He next wrote films like ‘Natural Born Killers’ (1994), ‘It's Pat’ (1994), ‘Crimson Tide’ (1995), ‘Four Rooms’ (1995), ‘From Dusk till Dawn’ (1996), and ‘The Rock’ (1996). In 1997, he returned to the director’s chair for the American crime film ‘Jackie Brown’ which was also written by him. The film garnered praise from critics and grossed over $74.7 million on a $12 million budget.
In 2003, he wrote and directed the American martial arts film ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1.’ The film received a positive response from critics and was a major box office success. The following year, ‘Kill Bill: Volume 2’ was released which was also a critical and commercial success. In 2007, he joined hands with Robert Rodriguez to write, direct, and produce the film, ‘Grindhouse.’ Despite opening to a positive reception, the film tanked at the box office. The year 2009 saw the release of the war film ‘Inglourious Basterds’ written and directed by Tarantino. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a massive financial success that grossed over $321.5 million on a $70 million budget. Tarantino received the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for the 2012 American Revisionist Western film ‘Django Unchained.’ The film saw critical acclaim upon release and did well at the box office. He next wrote and directed the 2015 American revisionist Western film ‘The Hateful Eight.’ The film was a critical and commercial success. In 2019, he wrote, produced, and directed the comedy-drama film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ The film was widely praised by critics and grossed over $374.6 million on a budget of $90–96 million.