Quentin Tarantino has confirmed his retirement. The Reservoir Dogs filmmaker says he will end his career after making two more movies as that will take him to 10 features.
Speaking at the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego, the director said: “Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that sh*t.'”
Tarantino – whose other films also include Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill – has always said he will retire once he reaches 10 films.
In 2014, he revealed: “It’s not etched in stone, but that is the plan…I am planning to stop at 10 [films], but at 75 I might decide I have another story to do.”
During the creativity conference, Tarantino spoke about his definition of success.
He said: “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.”
He also revealed some of the secrets behind his creative process – each new script involves a tour through his personal record collection, stored in a room designed to evoke a vintage record store.
He said: “So much of [the movie’s language] revolves around a sound or a song. Before I’ve started, I’m seriously thinking about the music. I’m listening to a track and picturing everyone at the Cannes Palais just loving it.”
Although he is yet to start work on his next full-length scripted film, the 53-year-old star is currently working on a documentary about the year 1970.