In celebration of the release of Django Unchained, we pulled together our favorite interviews with Quentin Tarantino and the stars of his iconic films.
When Quentin Tarantino releases a new film, it’s not a quiet thing. No, really, it’s kind of a big deal. He doesn’t present some cute puff of keenly observed human experience and let everyone soak in the nuance. Rather like the antiheroes and villains of his unforgettable films, a Tarantino release is a more visceral, immediate thing, like a freshly hewn head thrown from sidestage into the searching spotlight before the audience of a densely packed theatre, just before the entire joint explodes in slow motion. It’s what they call an EVENT FILM RELEASE. And we like it. So, in celebration of the Christmas Day release of his latest severed head, Django Unchained, we dug through our archives and uncovered the best features and interviews with Quentin and the stars of his hyper-violent films. Quentin's Greatest Hits We dig through piles of disembodied limbs for the best of the Master’s kill scenes. Blood splatter guaranteed. Twenty years of Tarantino In celebration of Tarantino’s 20 years in film, we break down the iconic sights and sounds that have most impacted cinema. Playboy Interview: Quentin Tarantino, 2012 We sat down with the famed director for a chat about life as the king of the kill scene and his upcoming film, Django: Unchained. Playboy Interview: Quentin Tarantino, 2003 Six years on from his last film, Tarantino spoke to us about the upcoming release of yet another cult classic, Kill Bill Vol. 1. Playboy Interview: John Travolta, 1996 They called him the comeback kid, and for good reason. The former Greaser discusses his career after—and before—Pulp Fiction. 20Q: Samuel L. Jackson, 1995 We spoke to Samuel L. Jackson, the king of the unknown bit role, about his star-making role in 1994’s Pulp Fiction. 20Q: Quentin Tarantino, 1994 Reservoir Dogs made an impact, but the ripple effect of Pulp Fiction changed the game. Our first chat with Tarantino. Click to read the interview Click to read the interview Click to read the interview Click to read the interview