Director reveals he saw his first film at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre 45 years ago
Quentin Tarantino has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The legendary film director – whose credits include Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Django Unchained – was joined by some of the cast of his latest movie The Hateful Eight, including his long-time friend and collaborator Samuel L. Jackson, at the Chinese Theatre.
Accepting his honour he told the crowd in Hollywood: “The first time I was at this theatre was 1969 when I was seven years old and it was a Sunday afternoon; they [my parents] took me on a trip to Hollywood and I saw Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.
“So that was probably the first time I walked on this area of sidewalk which would eventually have my name on it.”
Tarantino also revealed that he saw his first James Bond movie in Hollywood.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that the soundtrack to The Hateful Eight will be released on vinyl through Jack White’s Third Man Records.
Ennio Morricone provided the score to the film, Tarantino’s first since the Oscar-nominated Django Unchained, while The White Stripes’ ‘Apple Blossom’ also features on the tracklist. Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen have also contributed music.
Morricone is best known for his work on spaghetti westerns such as Once Upon A Time In The West and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. He has not scored a western for over forty years.
The Hateful Eight opens in US cinemas on December 25 before being released in the UK on January 8.