Quentin Tarantino hints at retirement

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino has hinted he could retire within the next 10 years as he doesn't want be an old filmmaker.

Quentin Tarantino has hinted he is set to retire from filmmaking within the next few years.

The 49-year-old director - whose slavery drama 'Django Unchained' is released next month - says he doesn't want to become an "old" helmer because filmmakers don't improve as they grow older.

He told Playboy magazine: "I just don't want to be an old man filmmaker. I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don't get better as they get older.

"Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film f**ks up three good ones.

"But if I stop at 10, that would be okay as an artistic statement."

Tarantino has directed eight feature films to date - including 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Kill Bill' - and recently hinted 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' are the first two parts of a trilogy.

He said: "I don't know, 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' bespeak a trilogy.

As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don't know what it is yet."


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