Quentin Tarantino Vowed to Never Give His Mom Any Money
After his mother told him to stop writing scripts at age 12, the filmmaker decided to withhold all financial support indefinitely
Published Aug 09, 2021Quentin Tarantino has a hard time letting things go.
In an interview on Brian Koppelman's podcast The Moment, the Pulp Fiction director recalled the exact moment he decided, at 12 years old, that his mother, Connie Zastoupil, would never get a cent of his fortune when he inevitably became rich and famous. And according to Tarantino, he's kept his word.
The 58-year-old director told Koppelman that his mother used to mock his habit of writing screenplays instead of school assignments, 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 fucking over."
And, ever the ultimate chiller, Tarantino says he made his decision on the spot.
"When she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head and I go: 'Okay, lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see penny one from my success," he explained. "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.'"
Seeing as how Tarantino is worth a cool $120 million USD, that sucks for his mom! Tarantino clarified that he did, in fact, "[help] her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house."