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Quentin Tarantino Confirms He’ll Retire After Two More Films

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You can’t blame Quentin Tarantino for being a man of his word. Months after announcing that he would be ending his directorial career following the completion of his tenth film, the auteur confirmed that he’ll indeed be retiring when that occurs. Utilizing some simple mathematics work, that means Tarantino has two more films to make before the self-imposed retirement begins. “Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit,’” he said at the Adobe Max creativity conference Thursday afternoon. “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.” Tarantino hasn’t given any definitive information about what his next project will be, although he teased at the conference that a “historical non-fiction project” is whirling around in his head. Very specific, that one!

Tarantino Confirms He’ll Retire After Two Films