Tarantino—who loves women so much he made Death Proof to showcase the work of a daredevil stuntwoman and, before that, Kill Bill, featuring an Uma Thurman adroit enough with her Hanzo sword to julienne evildoers into a human slaw—is back with his long-gestating Nazi-squashing epic, Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt.
He's taught us what a Big Mac is called in France and how to clean brain spatter from the inside of a car.
It's not so much about lust, but I have to adore her.
ELLE: Any unconventionally hot women who turn you on? So a girl—as far as Hollywood or the public is concerned—might be thought to have a weight problem, but if she's talented and cool, that can be very, very sexy.
Now, not a moment too soon, Tarantino dissects the myth of the naughty librarian.
ELLE: If you could have a do-over of any event involving a woman, what would you retake?
So I was getting myself drunk in preparation, and I called a friend, who gave me the best advice ever: "Quentin, you've done something you're ashamed of, and it hurts really bad so you're trying to turn it into something noble. I don't know what she'd think about that, but it's my life that's at stake in this question.Then, in the Jacuzzi she grabbed my hand in front of the other girl and put it [between her legs]. Were you able to get this configuration into a regular rotation? But I do remember thinking, If this could be constant, I'd marry both of them and move them into the house. I immediately look over at my girlfriend and she seems to be okay with it. The other victims were celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring, 35; Voytek Frykowski, 32; coffee heiress Abigail Folger, 25; and Steven Parent, 18, a friend of Tate’s caretaker.In 46 years of bachelorhood, Quentin Tarantino, the onetime video clerk who, back in the '90s with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, repatriated the word auteur from all those snooty European directors and created iconic film moments using F-bombs and kegs of fake blood, seems to have seen every film ever made and yet still carves out time to contribute oddly committed guest stints on American Idol.Instead of cutting your finger off, why don't you feel bad, and next time, just don't do it! ELLE: What if your life depended on sleeping with a man? And I'm going to be real gay for a second here and have a second one: David Cassidy, Partridge Family years. To reject me as an artist is to completely reject me.