Quentin Tarantino’s acting career never really took off. But without it, the writer-director may have missed out on making his first feature film, Reservoir Dogs.
Quentin Tarantino became, well, Tarantino, after a hit-and-miss (mostly miss) path down an early acting career before establishing himself as one of the best filmmakers in the history of ever. Like most of us, Tarantino had to day-job it before getting his career going.
But, unlike most of us, he helped make ends meet with a role as an Elvis Impersonator on The Golden Girls.
Doing the awards circuit press rounds for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Tarantino appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to discuss how Blanche, Dorothy and the rest of the NBC sitcom’s crew helped a then-struggling artist get through and fund his 1992 movie.