Quentin Tarantino opens up about decision to quit after next movie

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Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire - PA Images

Quentin Tarantino's 10th movie will be his very last according to the man himself, but why?

Revered for classics like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds, the director has been working in the industry for around three decades now.

Appearing on US chatshow Real Time with Bill Maher recently to promote the new novel based on his own movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, when the host questioned his desire to retire.

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Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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"You're too young to quit and you're at the top of your game," Maher said, before the filmmaker replied: "That's why I want to quit! Because I know film history and from here on in, directors do not get better."

Despite the host's clear bafflement, Tarantino went on to explain: "I don't have a reason that I would want to say out loud that's going to win any argument in the court of public opinion or Supreme Court or anything like that.

"At the same time, working for 30 years doing as many movies as I've done is not as many as other people, but that's a long career. That's a really long career. And I've given it everything I have."

Photo credit: Miramax Films
Photo credit: Miramax Films

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Further along, he also confessed that he once "considered" remaking his debut feature Reservoir Dogs as his final movie, but decided against it.

Why fix something that's not broken, after all?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino is released on June 29, and is available to pre-order now.

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