Quentin Tarantino Vowed To Never Share a ‘Penny’ Of Any Future Success with His Mom For This Reason
Quentin Tarantino revealed in a new interview that he made a vow at 12-years-old to never to give his mother a cent if he made it big — and he stuck to that promise.
On the podcast hosted by Billions co-creator BrianKoppelman, Tarantino said he used to get in trouble as a kid for writing screenplays all the time and that “my mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non-ability.” So, one day she “was bitching at me about [writing screenplays]… and then in the middle of her little tirade, she said, ‘Oh, and by the way, this little ‘writing career,’ with the finger quotes and everything. This little ‘writing career’ that you’re doing? That [stuff] is over.'”
At that moment, Quentin vowed to never share any of his future success with her. He explained that “when she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I go, ‘Okay lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see one penny one from my success. There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that.'”
He claimed he followed through with his promise, only helping out his mother “with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house.”
Tarantino added, “There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children. Remember there are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what’s meaningful to them.”
The Pulp Fiction director is reportedly worth $120 million.