Tarantino: "My mother won't get a cent of my money. She didn't believe in me when I was young"
Encourage your children to follow their dreams. Support them in being able to make a life project a reality. Much easier said than done. The fear is that we might see our children make the wrong choices, but - it must be said - there are times when there is also a lot of presumption in wanting to make your children do what you had planned for them.
There are many stories around, of parents who have fully believed in the abilities of their children, and of other children whose wings have been clipped. Do you believe that among these there is also Mr. Quentin Tarantino? The award-winning director of films such as Pulp Fiction, The Hyenas, Django Unchained, as well as actor, screenwriter and voice actor.
In a recent interview he put his intentions on paper: "I swore never to give a cent to my mother." The reason? Not having believed in him when he was just a child with an immoderate passion for cinema.
It's always very strange to learn that extraordinary characters - creatively speaking - like Quentin Tarantino have "normal" stories behind them, a family that is not at all out of the ordinary, with its strengths and weaknesses.
We often wonder what the path was that led to such success, what studies, what lucky encounters, what encouragement. Well, it seems that Quentin Tarantino had very little encouragement in his youth, at least from his family.
In a recent interview, released in an episode of the podcast "The Moment", Tarantino talks about his mother, Connie Zastoupil, who gave birth to him in 1963 at the age of 16. According to what emerged from the interview, the two have not had a good relationship, since Quentin was just over 10 years old.
Tarantino claims he started writing screenplays at the age of 12. His passion for cinema was only just beginning, yet he felt an irrepressible impulse to imagine characters, stories and surprise endings.
But there weren't many people around him who believed that his passion would lead him to be famous all over the world. He says that his mother never believed in him: little Quentin and his mother clashed daily because he "wasted time" writing those scripts instead of doing his homework.
Even the teachers did not understand his talent: they believed that his writing was an act of rebellion, a way to not finish school projects.
The fame, the success, the Oscar and the countless other awards have not clouded Tarantino's memory, who today doesn't forget the difficulties he encountered in establishing himself, especially those with his mother. For this reason, in the interview he stated: "I have sworn never to give a cent of my money to my mother."
Now, imagine if only his mother had managed to discourage her son from pursuing the path of cinema: if only Tarantino had been less stubborn. The world of cinema would be much more boring today, don't you think?