Iconic director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he mostly stuck to his promise of never giving his mother a penny once he found success in Hollywood.
The world famous director and writer has been responsible for a number of cult classic movies over the years, including Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Django Unchained.
He has also won a number of Oscars over the course of his career but speaking recently, revealed that his initial infatuation with the world of cinema led to criticism from his mother who was "sarcastic" about his "little writing career"
As a result, the director confirmed to the The Moment podcast that he has largely kept to his own promise never to help her out financially on the back of his successes, revealing he had only once helped her out in a "jam with the IRS".
On his interest in cinema, Tarantino said of his parents: "They looked at it as a defiant act of rebellion that I'm doing this instead of my school work.
"My mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non-ability."
He added: "[My mum] was b*tching 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 s*** is over.'"
"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.' "
Asked if he had kept to the vow not to give his mother a penny, Tarantino said, "Yeah," before adding, "I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house."
Later, when it was suggested that his success could be down to his eagerness to prove his mother wrong, Tarantino replied: "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 comments come as the director recently released his first novel, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
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