Quentin Tarantino Played Elvis On The Golden Girls, See The Hilarious Video
A Twitter video shows Quentin Tarantino playing Elvis in an episode of The Golden Girls.
Before Quentin Tarantino tried to Kill Bill, he was shaking his hips as the king of rock and roll. Twitter account @mccrabb_will posted a video yesterday of the famous director playing an Elvis impersonator on the hit ’80s sitcom The Golden Girls. In the clip, Tarantino is snapping his fingers like crazy, dressed as young Elvis.
The clip comes from season 4, episode 6, “Sophia’s Wedding: Part 1.” The episode revolves around Sophia, played by Estelle Getty, getting ready to marry her late husband’s business partner. A typical sitcom mixup leads to all the Elvis impersonators showing up at the wedding.
The episode aired in 1988, a whole four years before the director would make his first film Reservoir Dogs. Interestingly, Golden Girls is indirectly responsible for getting the movie made in the first place. Quentin Tarantino has stated in various interviews that he used the residuals from his gig as Elvis to help finance Reservoir Dogs.
Although mainly known as a director, Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to hopping in front of the camera every now and then. A quick peek at Quentin’s IMDb page shows the director has over 39 acting credits to his name. It’s an eclectic list of roles that includes parts in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz and the Adam Sandler classic Little Nicky.
Tarantino is especially fond of writing little parts for himself in most of his movies. Parts like Mr. Brown in Reservoir Dogs and the highly-problematic-by-today’s-standards Jimmie from Pulp Fiction as well as Warren from Death Proof and many others. The most infamous of Tarantino’s self-written roles is easily the Australian character he played in Django Unchained, complete with a terrible Australian accent.
Golden Girls isn’t the only time Quentin Tarantino was involved with Elvis. The director put a version of the king in the Tony Scott film True Romance. Elvis, played by Val Kilmer, serves as the main character’s mentor throughout the film.
And Quentin’s connection to Elvis doesn’t end there. In a deleted scene from Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace tells John Travolta there are two kinds of people in the world, “Beatles people and Elvis people,” before asking him a series of this or that questions about pop culture. In addition, while not Elvis-related, Steve Buscemi makes a cameo in the film as ’50s rock and roll icon Buddy Holly much like Tarantino’s own Golden Girls cameo.
Quentin Tarantino is currently getting ready to make his tenth and final film titled The Movie Critic. The movie is rumored to be based on the life of famous film critic Pauline Kael. Given the way the director likes to play fast and loose with history if the film is likely to be only loosely based on Kael, if at all.
Fans are speculating heavily on whether this next movie will indeed be Tarantino’s last. The director has said almost since the beginning of his career that he wanted to retire after making ten films exactly in an effort to keep his filmography from going downhill in his later years. On the other hand, in Hollywood, retirement doesn’t really mean anything.
Just ask Hugh Jackman when he comes back as Wolverine for Deadpool 3, despite saying he was done with the character. When it comes to movies, never say never.