Quentin Tarantino at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Quentin Tarantino at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino became the 292nd artist to be immortalized in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre Tuesday when he placed his handprints and footprints in cement.

The honor came less than a month after Tarantino received the 2,569th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Austrian actor and Tarantino favorite Christoph Waltz, who appeared with the director when he received his star on Dec. 21, made the introduction speech for this honor as well.

“I can safely say he didn’t put me on the map — he put me on the globe,” Waltz said.

Tarantino called the event “a real, real thrill, and I’m very, very honored.”

“And it’s great to be part of a truly lovely Hollywood tradition,” he said.

A two-time Academy Award winner, Tarantino shared a best original screenplay Oscar with Roger Avary in 1995 for his second film, “Pulp Fiction.” He also won a best original screenplay Oscar in 2013 for the western, “Django Unchained.”

Tarantino also received best director Oscar nominations for “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglourious Basterds” and a best original screenplay nomination for “Inglourious Basterds.”

Born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee,  Tarantino was raised in Los Angeles County’s South Bay section. He dropped out of Harbor City’s Narbonne High School and became an usher in a pornographic theater in Torrance by lying about his age.

Tarantino began his filmmaking career by selling the script for the 1992 heist film, “Reservoir Dogs,” which brought him Independent Spirit Award nominations for best director and best first feature, which he shared with producer Lawrence Bender.

Tarantino also wrote and directed the martial arts films “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “Kill Bill: Volume 2,” which were released in 2003 and 2004; the 1997 crime thriller “Jackie Brown”; and the 2007 horror film “Death Proof.”

His latest film, “The Hateful Eight,” is in theaters now.

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