Almost everyone loves his movies, but not everyone loves him. Quentin Tarantino doesn’t hold back in film and he doesn’t hold back during interviews. The 52-year-old director has never been shy about sharing his opinions. His interviews are always incredibly entertaining.
And his latest interview with Vulture just might be one of his best. The lengthy interview, which features conversations from two different meetings, covers several topics including television, Barack Obama and Jay Z songs.
During the interview, he was asked who he sees as his biggest competition right now…
This might come across as egotistical, but I don’t really feel in competition with anybody anymore. I’m in competition with myself.
And then he added this magical quote. I feel like you could take the movie titles out of this quote and still know exactly who said it.
“The last time that I felt competitive was when I was doing Kill Bill and my competition was The Matrix Reloaded. That was the sword of Damocles hanging over our heads. I saw Matrix Reloaded at the Chinese Theatre the day it opened, and I walked out of the cinema singing that Jay Z song: “S-dot-Carter / Y’all must try harder / Competition is nada.” I was like, Bring it the f–k on. I was worried about that? Ho-ly sh-t.”
It’s easy to see why some people hate the guy. I think he’s hilarious and talented, and it’s not like he’s talking out of his butt. His career in film speaks for itself.
He also talked about Barack Obama in the interview, saying, “I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime. He’s been awesome this past year.” You can read the full interview by clicking this link. It’s worth it. Read it during your lunch break or something.
Quentin’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, opens in theaters December 25, 2015.