Tarantino's mother allowed him to see movies with adult content, such as Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Deliverance (1972).
After his mother divorced Zastoupil in 1973, and received a misdiagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma, Tarantino was sent to live with his grandparents in Tennessee.
He played one of a group of Elvis impersonators in "Sophia's Wedding: Part 1", an episode in the fourth season of The Golden Girls, which was broadcast on November 19, 1988.
Tarantino also worked as a recruiter in the aerospace industry, and for five years, he worked in Video Archives, a video store in Manhattan Beach, California.
In 1966, Tarantino and his mother moved back to Los Angeles where they lived in the South Bay, in the southern part of the city. Tarantino's mother married musician Curtis Zastoupil soon after arriving in Los Angeles, and the family moved to Torrance, a city in Los Angeles County's South Bay area.
Zastoupil encouraged Tarantino's love of movies, and accompanied him to numerous film screenings.
He is widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation.
His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday, the screenplay of which formed the basis for True Romance.
Tarantino's films have garnered both critical and commercial success.He remained there for about six months to a year, before returning to California.His mother's next husband, to whom she was married for eight years, also took Tarantino to films.She married him soon after, to gain independence from her parents, but their marriage was brief.Connie Tarantino left Los Angeles, and moved to Knoxville, where her parents lived.