Tarantino hints at retirement

Director says that he doesn't want to spoil his oeuvre by becoming an 'old-man filmmaker'

Quentin Tarantino has hinted that he may retire after completing 10 films.

The 'Pulp Fiction' director, who will release his latest film 'Django Unchained' in the US on Christmas Day, says he has no desire to continue working into old age.

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“I just don't want to be an old-man filmmaker,” he said in an interview with Playboy magazine. “I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don't get better as they get older. “Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film f**ks up three good ones. But if I stop at ten, that would be okay as an artistic statement.”

The former video shop worker, who stormed film festivals with 'Reservoir Dogs' in 1992, has directed eight full-length features, including 'Django Unchained', so far.

A third installment in his 'Kill Bill' series has been mooted, with Tarantino having called it a 'work in progress', but with his current output considered, it leaves him just two films left to direct.