LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, just days before the release of his latest movie â€œThe Hateful Eight.â€
Tarantino recalled to a crowd that had gathered for the event outside the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard how his parents used to take him to see films at the famed theatre, including â€œButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kidâ€ or his first James Bond movie, â€œDiamonds are Forever.â€
â€œThe line went all the way down the block. And we stayed in that line, and at one point of that line, I stood right there,â€ he said, pointing to his star. â€œSo, I have called Hollywood my home even before I lived in this ZIP code for a very, very long time.â€
The filmmaker, who dropped out of high school insisting he could learn more on his own, won Oscars for the black comedy western â€œDjango Unchainedâ€ in 2013 and the black comedy crime film â€œPulp Fictionâ€ in 1995.
But his latest movie â€œThe Hateful Eightâ€ has received lukewarm reviews and was recently snubbed by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, considered a bellwether for the Oscars.