Provocative director, producer, and screenwriter who first received acclaim for his 1990s crime films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. He later went on to direct the action films Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.
He dropped out of Narbonne High School his freshman year to go to acting school in Toluca Lake.
Famous for his films about criminals and lowlifes, he once fittingly shoplifted a book by Elmore Leonard, whose novel Rum Punch was adapted into the cult classic film Jackie Brown in 1997.
He married Daniela Pick in 2018 and the two welcomed a son together in February 2020. He has had previous relationships with Mira Sorvino, Allison Anders, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dreyfus, Kathy Griffin, and Margaret Cho.