|Full name||Connie Zastoupil|
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1946|
|Age||76 years old|
|Parents||Ellis ShafferElizabeth Shaffer|
|Sons||Quentin TarantinoRon Zastoupil|
|Husbands||Tony TarantinoCurtis Zastoupil|
|Net worth||$100,000 to $500,000|
Quentin Tarantino is a known name when it comes to the most renowned directors of all time. He is estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 27, 1963, he is known to be a director, screenwriter, producer, author, film critic, and actor.
His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, dark humor, and stylized violence. He has won several awards including Academy awards and Grammy awards.
Who is Quentin Tarantino’s Mother Connie Zastoupil?
Quentin Tarantino was the only child of Connie Mchugh and Tony Tarantino, who shortly left the family before his son’s birth. After their brief marriage ended, Connie returned to Knoxville where her parents lived. In 1966 they moved to Los Angeles.
Connie’s Second Marriage with Curtis Zastoupil
Tarantino’s mother, after moving back to Los Angeles, married musician Curtis Zastoupil and they moved to Torrance which is a city in Los Angeles County’s south bay area.
Curtis positively encouraged Quentin’s love of movies and also accompanied him to numerous film screenings. Connie allowed Quentin to see movies with adult content like Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Deliverance (1972).
After their divorce in 1973, Connie received a misdiagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Quentin was sent back to live with his grandparents but it was for less than a year before he returned to California.
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Connie Zastoupil Net Worth and Quentin’s Refusal to Support Connie
Despite Quentin’s net worth being estimated at $120 million, his mother’s net worth pushes to a maximum of $500,000 only. Speaking on The Moment podcast, Quentin revealed that he refuses to financially support his mother after she refused to support his dream.
He recalled the incident which changed their relationship forever. He said he was scolded by his mother for writing screenplays during school. Quentin was a 12-year-old boy when his mother amidst her anger said something he would never forget. She said “ oh, and by the way this little writing career? This little writing career you are doing? This s##t is over.” Her comments had a very deep impact on the child who vowed that he would become a successful writer and that her mother would never benefit from his career.
Quentin told the host Brian Koppelman, “I was in my head and I go ‘OK lady when I become a successful writer you would never see one penny from my success”. In his eyes, parents should think about what they say to their children and also accept the fact that there can be major consequences from their words.
Tarantino didn’t listen to his mother’s harsh words and went on to become a highly successful screenwriter. Zastoupil reverted to his son’s comment by saying that she is proud of his success and family.