Quentin Tarantino Says He Owes His Career To The Golden Girls…

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Before he was a famous director, he was an aspiring actor who landed a gig as an Elvis impersonator on “The Golden Girls.”

Tarantino was a guest on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday and said; 

“One of the jobs I did get, and not because I did a wonderful audition, but simply because they sent my picture in and they said, ‘He’s got it,’ was for an Elvis impersonator on ‘The Golden Girls.’ 

He explained to Fallon because of the residuals from the show, it funded “reservoir Dogs.”

It became a two-part ‘Golden Girls.’ So I got paid residuals for both parts,” shared Tarantino. “It was so popular they put it on a ‘Best of The Golden Girls,’ and I got residuals every time that showed. So I got paid maybe, I don’t know, $650 for the episode, but by the time the residuals were over, three years later, I made like $3,000. And that kept me going during our pre-production time trying to get ‘Reservoir Dogs’ going.”