HOLLYWOOD—On Tuesday, January 5, at 11 a.m., Quentin Tarantino was honored as the 292nd artist to have his handprints and footprints immortalized in cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard.
The honor was given less than a month after Tarantino received the 2,569th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures category.
Tarantino’s imprint ceremony brought guests who gathered to celebrate including, Channing Tatum, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell and Robert Forster.
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, who was also present when Tarantino received his star on December 21, gave an introductory speech for his current honor. “I can safely say he didn’t put me on the map — he put me on the globe,” Waltz said. Waltz is best known for his work with Tarantino as he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in “Inglorious Bastards” and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in “Django Unchained.”
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino began his film career as a video store clerk, eventually breaking into the business when he sold the screenplays for “Natural Born Killers” and “True Romance.”
Tarantino won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the films “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained.”
His latest Western-themed flick “The Hateful Eight,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell, was released nationwide in theaters on December 31.