Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was born in Tennessee but raised in Los Angeles, and has a net worth estimated at $90 million. Tarantino's interest in film was initially aimed at acting, but quickly switched to screenwriting and directing. His first major screenwriting success was selling the screenplay for what would become the1993 filmTrue Romance, which garnered much critical praise and opened the door for Tarantino. His directorial debut came with the independent gritty crime film Reservoir Dogs, which won many favorable accolades and has gone onto cult-hit status. Tarantino's next film, Pulp Fiction, received critical and commercial success, earning $212.9 million in worldwide box office revenue along with seven awards for Tarantino, among them an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. Jackie Brown, Tarantino's third feature film, grossed $72 million worldwide, six times its initial cost of $12 million, and won critical acclaim along with award nominations for its leading performers. Tarantino followed up six years later with the successful two-part film series Kill Bill vol. 1 and Kill Bill vol. 2, another critic and audience favorite, with a box office gross totaling $333 million for both films. Tarantino teamed up with friend and fellow director Robert Rodriguez for Grindhouse, a double-feature which Tarantino contributed with the film Death Proof. His latest film, Inglorious Bastards, grossed $320 million worldwide and has earned many accolades. Tarantino has also guest-directed for films such as Four Rooms and Sin City and produced films like Iron Monkey and Hostel.