Cool Dad Job: Director
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Welcoming his first child.
In February, Quentin Tarantino welcomed his first child with wife Daniella Pick as well as Oscar noms for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. He didn’t win any of those categories and it couldn’t have mattered less. With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino reminded the world that he’s still the king of let’s-watch-it-again filmmaking and a peerless writer of American fantasy. How does he do it? Largely by grounding his work in reality. Long before it became de rigeur for his colleagues to protest police brutality, Tarantino, who has a relationship with the Black community complicated enough for hundreds of college theses, was already speaking up and facing boycotts from police unions. Did he see what was coming? No, but the man loves a satisfying ending.