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Like Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club) or maybe even J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye), Quentin Tarantino is an oddity that hit pop culture like a freight train. Reservoir Dogs launched his career, followed by Pulp Fiction, which received multiple nominations and a win for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. 

Pulp brought John Travolta back into the spotlight and Samuel L. Jackson’s rant about Tarantino’s version of Ezekiel 25:17 is one of the most iconic moments in film. This movie created a cult following that condoned the writer-director’s use of extreme violence and even the use of racial slurs like punctuation marks.  

Whether you’re a fan of the characters or the dialogue, this list is a tribute to all things Tarantino….

The Hateful Eight

“You only need to hang mean bastards, but mean bastards you need to hang.”

Django Unchained

"I like the way you die, boy!"

"Gentleman, you had my curiosity, now you have my attention."

Inglorious Basterds

“Once we're in enemy territory, we're gonna be doing one thing and one thing only—killing Nazis.”

"We ain't in the prisoner-takin' business, we in the nazi-killin' business, and business is boomin."

"We got a German here who wants to die for his country. Oblige him.”

Death Proof

"It's better than safe, it's death proof."

Kill Bill

“Superheros have an alter-ego. And the reason Superman stands out is that he was born Superman. Each morning he wakes up as Superman. His alter-ego is Clark Kent. Just like you were born Beatric Kiddo. You are a born killer.”

Jackie Brown

"A good cop will never let you know he knows you're full of shit."

Pulp Fiction

“Say what again… I dare you… I double dare you, motherfucker!”

“Zed’s dead, Baby. Zed’s dead.”

Reservoir Dogs

“If you shoot me in a dream you better wake up and apologize.”

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