Why Quentin Tarantino vowed never to share a penny from his fortune with his mom

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It seems as if director Quentin Tarantino knows how to hold a grudge. Tarantino says he vowed as a young boy to never share a “penny” of the money from his movie career with his mom.

The film director recently opened up about his difficult relationship with his mother, who he says wasn’t his biggest supporter.

Speaking to Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman on The Moment podcast, the 58-year-old revealed she never backed his ambition of becoming a writer.

He told Koppelman he wasn’t very gifted when it came to the classroom and his mom always had a ‘hard time’ about it.

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Quentin Tarantino poses in the press room during the Oscars held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

Tarantino said that when he got into trouble for writing screenplays in school, his mom would “bitch” at him about it, saying: “’Oh, and by the way, this little writing career, with the finger quotes and everything. This little ‘writing career’ that you’re doing? That shit is over!’”

He said: “And when she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head, and I go, ‘OK, lady. When I become a successful writer, you will never see 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.”

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Director Quentin Tarantino attends the photo call for Columbia Pictures' “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on July 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“Did you stick to that?” asked Koppelman.

To which Tarantino replied: “Yeah, yeah. I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house.”

The Kill Bill director explained that his mother is still alive, but that he doesn’t send her any money.

He 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.”

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Filmmaker and Director Quentin Tarantino poses with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 21, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Tarantino has been an incredibly successful screenwriter and director and has won three Oscars during his career. His highest-grossing movie, 2012’s Django Unchained, earned over $420 million at the box office.



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