Quentin Tarantino lost his cool yesterday while promoting his new flick 'Django Unchained' when he reportedly yelled at a reporter who questioned the director on the links between violence and real crime in his movies.
The Hollywood director sat down for an interview with Channel Four news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy to promote his new film 'Django Unchained,' a slave love story starring Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington, when he was asked "tough" questions about the use of violence in his movies.
Quentin wasn't too impressed by the tough questions during an interview in London yesterday (WENN)
Quentin launched into a furious tirade at the stunned presenter, telling him he only agreed to the interview because it was a "commercial for the movie – make no mistake."
The 49-year-old added: "I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey."
Becoming more angry as the interview progressed, Quentin defended 'Django Unchained,' saying it was "good cinema," was "not real life" but "fantasy" and only contained "cathartic violence."
When Quentin was pressed on why he doesn't believe there's a link between the violence in his movies and real life, he barked back: "It's none of your damn business what I think about that."
"I'm saying no, and I'm shutting you down... I don't have any responsibility to you to explain anything I don't want to."
"I've explained this many times in 20 years but I just refuse to repeat myself over and over again because you want me to - for you and your show and your ratings."
"I’m going to tell you why I’m so sure? Don’t ask me a question like that – I’m not biting. I refuse your question," Quentin continued.
"I don’t want to talk about what you want to talk about. I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence. I haven’t wanted… because… The reason I don’t want to talk about it: because I’ve said everything I have to say about it."
Guru-Murthy later spoke to the Daily Telegraph about the difficult interview, saying he "wasn't looking for a fight" with his line of questioning.
"I was surprised about his reaction to the questions, which were very gentle. I love a lot of his work – I wasn't looking for a fight," the journalist told the publication.
"I would have thought if you invite somebody to interview you it is better to try to answer the questions rather than not."
"No interviewee has ever said 'I'm not your slave...I'm not a monkey" to me before.'"
"Watch Quentin's furious interview below...