Quentin Tarantino Plans Retirement After 10th Film

Quentin Tarantino spoke about his retirement plans. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Tenth time's the charm! Quentin Tarantino has big plans for his future after he finishes his 10th film. 

The award-winning writer and director, 51, said this week that he plans to retire once he has 10 movies under his belt. 

Tarantino was speaking at the American Film Market & Conferences, when he touched on the end of his road as a filmmaker. 

"I don't believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off," the Django Unchained director said, according to Deadline. "I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man's game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I'm not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I'm still hard."

The eccentric star made his big debut with 1992's Reservoir Dogs, which he co-wrote and directed. He went on to lead critically acclaimed titles such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Inglourious Basterds

"I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography, and so I've got two more to go after this," continued Tarantino, who is currently promoting his latest drama, The Hateful Eight. "It's not etched in stone, but that is the plan." 

"If I get to the 10th, do a good job and don't screw it up, well, that sounds like a good way to end the old career," the celebrated star continued. "If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won't not do it just because I said I wouldn't. But 10 and done, leaving them wanting more — that sounds right."