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Quentin Tarantino Says He Owes His Career to ‘The Golden Girls’

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Quentin Tarantino attends the closing ceremony screening of "The Specials" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Yep, you read that right. Quentin Tarantino is thanking Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia for making his career what it has been.

“The Golden Girls,” which ran from 1985 to 1992, featured the famed director as an Elvis impersonator when he was an aspiring actor. Now, he’s crediting the experience for launching his career, CNN reports.

Let’s play “Can you spot Tarantino”.

“One of the jobs I did get, and not because I did a wonderful audition, but simply because they sent my picture in and they said, ‘He’s got it,’ was for an Elvis impersonator on ‘The Golden Girls,’” he mentioned to Jimmy Fallon.

“It became a two-part ‘Golden Girls.’ So I got paid residuals for both parts,” Tarantino continued. “It was so popular they put it on a ‘Best of the Golden Girls,’ and I got residuals every time that showed. So I got paid maybe, I don’t know, $650 for the episode, but by the time the residuals were over, three years later, I made like $3,000.”

“And that kept me going during our pre-production time trying to get ‘Reservoir Dogs’ going,” Tarantino shared.

So we should all be thanking the Golden Girls right about now. Unless your not a Tarantino fan. Then you now know who to blame.

 


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