Quentin Tarantino’s mother has said that she is still proud of her son, even after he revealed that he refuses to help her financially because she once mocked his writing ambitions as a child.
Quentin, 58, made a vow at the age of 12 that he wouldn’t share his future fortune with his mother Connie, now 75, after she scolded him and said ‘This little “writing career” that you’re doing? That s**t is over.’
The seven-time Academy Award winning movie director revealed this week that he has kept the promise more than four decades on – but his mother has not held it against him.
‘I’m proud of him and love him and his growing new family,’ Connie Tarantino, 75, told DailyMail.com.
‘It gave me great joy to dance at his wedding and receive his news upon the birth of my grandson, Leo.’
Quentin sits on a reported net worth of $120 million (£86.49 million).
Happier times: Quentin, 58, made a pact at the age of 12 that he wouldn’t share his fortune with his mother Connie, 75, due to comments she made (pictured in a throwback)
After getting in trouble, he said that his mum ‘was bitching at me about that… 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**t is over.’
Quentin added: ‘When she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I go, “OK, lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see 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”.’
When asked if he’d followed through with his vow, Quentin confessed: ‘Yeah. I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house.’
He added: ‘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.’
But mom Connie says the furor over her son’s comments have been blown out of proportion.
‘Quentin and I both know that a sound bite on a podcast can spin and go viral without full context and can regurgitate inaccurately bolstered by slices of old interviews and assumptive past written material,’ she said.
‘You get nothing’: Quentin Tarantino, 58, admitted he REFUSES to give his mother, 75, a penny of his $120M fortune after she once mocked his writing ambitions as a child
Quentin began his career as an independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs in 1992, for which he received critical acclaim.
He followed up the project with Pulp Fiction, which is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time and earned him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Quentin has directed 10 films in total, serving as a screenwriter for more.
The director has previously hinted about writing books after he retires from filmmaking, which he has said many times that he will do soon, though he has yet to announce what that final film will be.
Many thought his final film would be a Star Trek project, after he pitched an idea to J.J. Abrams, but he said in January that the film will likely happen, though he won’t direct.
Tarantino said he told his mom: ‘OK, lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see 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’ (Pictured: Elvis’s Cadillac)
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