During production of The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino indicated on several occasions that he plans to call time on his filmmaking career after directing ten movies. With The Hateful Eight being his eighth offering, it would seem his illustrious career is drawing to a close, and speaking at the Jerusalem Film Festival Tarantino has once again reiterated this stance – although he did offer a hint that he could extend his filmography with “a geriatric one” somewhere down the line.
“I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more,” said Tarantino (via EW). “Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old fucking man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks’ home and is never put in the same shelf next to the other 10. So it doesn’t contaminate the other 10.”
Meanwhile, the director was also asked which of his many memorable characters is his personal favourite, revealing that he’s particularly fond of Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds.
“Landa is the best character I’ve written and maybe the best I ever will write. I didn’t realize [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. He’s probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish. I was getting worried [about casting the role]. Unless I found the perfect Landa, I was going to pull the movie. I gave myself one more week and then I was going to pull the plug. Then Christoph Waltz came in and it was obvious that he was the guy; he could do everything. He was amazing, he gave us our movie back.”
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