Quentin Tarantino 'roasted' in honour

Quentin Tarantino

American film director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino is a cult figure among film lovers thanks to films such as 1992's Reservoir Dogs and multiple award-winning movie Pulp Fiction (1994).

The latter was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, with Tarantino, who is also a cinematographer and occasional actor, and co-writer Roger Avary bagging an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Over the years, the director has thrilled fans with Jackie Brown, the Kill Bill series, Death Proof and more recently Inglourious Basterds, a war film that collected eight Academy Award nominations.

It is no wonder then that his muse Uma Thurman and Samuel L Jackson joined a host of celebrities at the New York Friars Club Roast at the Hilton Hotel to honour the 47-year-old filmmaker.

More than 2,000 guests were on hand to celebrate Tarantino's achievements through the event, which offers an opportunity for people to make jokes about whoever is being honoured.

Roastmaster Jackson thanked the director for casting him in Pulp Fiction, while Thurman indulged the director's foot fetish letting him drink champagne out of her stiletto.

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