Quentin Tarantino is well-respected in the entertainment industry, and he is responsible for some brilliant works of art. He has directed and written films that have earned him the praise of Hollywood’s elite, so, it’s not surprising that he is invited to some of the most prestigious events in the industry. What is surprising, is just how awkward he looks at press interviews or big awards, although this is all part of his charm! How many directors can be seen dancing on the red carpet or pulling faces and pointing?
Tarantino has done it all, and so much more, and seeing him at events is more interesting than any other celebrity because he doesn’t have perfectly practiced poses with the best angles, rather, he's cringey as heck. Below are 20 awkward photos of Quentin Tarantino and the famous celebrities he’s worked with.
20 It Looks Like He Really, Really Liked Working With Jamie Foxx
Quentin Tarantino and Jaime Foxx have worked together on Django Unchained, and appear to have a close working relationship. In fact, the actor praised the director for his abilities. According to Foxx (via IndieWire), Tarantino is “incredible and probably the best director out there because of what he does and how he does it.”
19 He Doesn’t Appreciate Being Questioned About Certain Aspects Of His Films
Some of Quentin Tarantino’s work is considered controversial, and according to Daily Mail, he was questioned by a The New York Times journalist with regards to his “portrayal of women” in his films. In reaction to this question, he is reported to have replied: “I just reject your hypotheses.”
18 Kim Kardashian Would No Doubt Be Proud Of This Selfie!
Some celebrities are total pros when it comes to taking selfies, for example, Kim Kardashian, who even made a book out of her selfies. She’s found the perfect angles and the most flattering lighting. Quentin Tarantino, on the other hand, is not as concerned with these things, but the end result is no less impressive.
17 Well, At Least Leonardo DiCaprio Looks Really Good
Leonardo DiCaprio is, in our opinion, one of the most talented actors in the world, and it’s not surprising that directors would want to work with him. Most recently, DiCaprio joined forces with Quentin Tarantino for his film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. And this photo of the two of them is hilarious.
16 The Bromance Between These Two Is Amazing!
Jamie Foxx has made no secret of his admiration for Quentin Tarantino, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Every time these two are photographed together they look like they are having the time of their lives, and appear to be much closer than just a director and his star.
15 The Awkward Pose In This Photo Is The First Thing We See...
We’ve seen Quentin Tarantino dancing, we’ve seen him awkwardly posing with his finger pointed, or his mouth agape, and all of these things make for memorable photos. But in this particular photo, we couldn’t help but notice how awkward his pose his, while standing alongside his leading lady, Margot Robbie.
14 ...But Don’t Be Fooled By That Photo Because He And Margot Robbie Are Close
Margot Robbie was cast in Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film, Once Upon A Time, in which, she played the role of Sharon Tate. This was a role she wanted because according to CheatSheet, she admires Tarantino’s work and told Vogue she even wrote a letter to him explaining that she adored his films, and would "love" to work with him "in some capacity.”
13 What Other Director Do You Know That’s Willing To Dance On The Red Carpet?!
You have to admire the fact that Quentin Tarantino doesn’t seem to fit into any mold. He can be quirky, and maybe even excentric, and perhaps that’s what has made him so successful. We also love that he’s totally comfortable with showing off his dance moves on the red carpet, and how many other directors do you know that would do this?!
12 Quentin Tarantino’s Movies Are Brilliant, But Sometimes His Photos Are Super Awkward!
It seems that Quentin Tarantino has a close working relationship with the actors he chooses to cast. Tarantino has worked with Jamie Foxx on Django Unchained, and if this photo of them at the 2016 Golden Globes (via E! News) is anything to go by, then they definitely get on well.
11 But This May Be The Best Celebrity Photo, Ever!
Quentin Tarantino is responsible for some of the most memorable films, including Pulp Fiction and Django Unchanged, and his success in the industry has earned him invitations to some of Hollywood’s most prestigious film festivals. We also can’t help but smile when we see how terribly awkward he looks at them.
10 Quentin Looks Like He Really Doesn’t Want To Be There
Celebrities are required to attend certain press interviews and events to help with the promotions of their films. Considering Quentin Tarantino is well-respected in the industry, it is no surprise that he also needs to be present to promote his work, even if it sometimes looks like he would rather be elsewhere.
9 His Facial Expression Says It All!
Quentin Tarantino has very telling facial expressions. Hollywood’s big stars usually portray a certain image, and for this reason, their poses and expressions seem to be more rehearsed, but one of the things that makes Tarantino so charming is he appears to have no filter.
8 His Films Are Intense, But Quentin Likes To Have A Bit Of Fun
Quentin Tarantino’s films may have comedic elements to them, but he also deals with stories that are emotional, and push boundaries. His style is distinct, and StudioBinder notes that in his “own quirky way,” Tarantino has been able to cover “some of the most shocking and moving emotional moments on film.”
7 We Love Quentin Tarantino’s Super Awkward Red Carpet Poses And Expressions
When looking at photos of celebrities on red carpets, they can be a little boring because they all appear perfectly groomed and have practiced their poses and speeches 100 times. This is probably why Quentin Tarantino and his super awkward poses and expressions are so awesome and come as a breath of fresh air in this industry.
6 And Now, We Refer You To Exhibit B!
Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino have worked together several times, for the Kill Bill movies, as well as Pulp Fiction. There was a time when these two appeared to get on well, but Insider notes that Urman has since come forward claiming she was involved in a car accident onset of a Kill Bill film, and that Tarantino “deserves part of the blame.”
5 Awkward, Or Brilliant? You Decide!
There are some actors and actresses who Quentin Tarantino enjoys working with, and he will continue to cast them in his films (more on this later), but he also works with the same crew. For example, stuntwoman Zoë Bell. According to Entertainment Weekly, among his frequent collaborators is Bell, who was cast as Uma Thurman’s stunt double in the Kill Bill series. She was also cast in Death Proof.
4 Quentin Tarantino Likes To Work With The Same Actors Over And Over Again
Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson (both of whom Quentin Tarantino has worked with on numerous occasions) have a close bond, and according to Zimbio, when Waltz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he was accompanied by Jackson and Tarantino — and they clearly had a lot of fun.
3 And He’s Developed A Close Bond With Many Of Them
We briefly mentioned earlier that Quentin Tarantino likes to work with the same actors and actresses over and over again. While some other directors may prefer to cast new faces in their films, Tarantino knows who he works well with and repeats the pattern. Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Brad Pitt, and Samuel L. Jackson are just some of the recurring names in his films.
2 John Travolta Has So Much Respect For Quentin Tarantino (And You Can See It In His Eyes)
John Travolta is yet another actor admires Quentin Tarantino’s work and was directed by him in Pulp Fiction. According to Us Weekly, there is talk that Tarantino will retire after his 10th film (he has done nine) and Travolta told the publication, “I would love to be in his 10th movie. 100 percent. He’s worked with everyone but me in the past however many years it’s been. So it would be great.”
1 This Looks Like An Elevator Ride Everyone Would Want To Go On
It’s true that Quentin Tarantino is extremely well-connected, and he has worked with some Hollywood’s biggest talents over the years, with one of his most memorable films being the 1991 film, Reservoir Dogs. The film had a stellar cast, including Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and Steve Buscemi.
References: E! News, Studio Binder, Daily Mail, Indie Wire, Insider, Entertainment Weekly, Zimbio, CheatSheet, Us Weekly, IMDB.