He inherited the name Tarantino from his father, actor Tony Tarantino, whom he did not meet until later in life.
Quentin Tarantino has said he would choose to work under the name “Quentin Jerome” if he were given the chance to begin his career again.
Maron then remarked that Tarantino represented the rare case of someone adopting a stage name that’s their actual given name.
So when I took the name Tarantino around 18 or 19, it was simply because it sounded cool, it was Italian.
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