MUMBAI: Quentin Tarantino will be honored with the 2008 Ray-Ban Visionary Award, presented by Ray-Ban and The Creative Coalition on 20 January, 2008 in
The Ray-Ban Visionary Award in partnership with The Creative Coalition is in its 7th year and honours the work and dedication of an individual who possesses extraordinary passion, creativity and leadership, and whose work showcases vision, imagination and originality. Previous award winners include actors Aaron Eckhart, Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, President of HBO Films Colin Callender and EVP/COO New Line Productions and President of Fine Line Features Mark Ordesky.
A visionary Oscar-winning screenwriter and Palme D’Or-winning director, Quentin Tarantino has distinguished himself as one of the industry’s finest and most original talents. Tarantino quickly rose to stardom with the 1992 Sundance debut of Reservoir Dogs and has since achieved legendary cult status with such films as Pulp Fiction, Grindhouse, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill. Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the coveted Palme D’Or award and later went on to be nominated for multiple Academy Awards in 1995, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay — the latter with which Tarantino was awarded.
This year Ray-Ban and The Creative Coalition honors Quentin Tarantino as a writer, director, and producer. Tarantino has had an immense impact on the film and television industries. His scope of work includes guest directing the 2005 neo-noir film Sin City, producing such hits as Hostel and Hostel: Part II, and directing episodes of popular television series such as ER and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Not only did Tarantino serve as president of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival jury, he also has his own film festival, QT Fest, presented by the Austin Film Society.
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