Quentin Tarantino in Studio

Quentin Tarantino was in the Howard Stern Show studios on Monday morning talking about his new film Inglourious Basterds starring Brad Pitt.  Quentin Tarantino talked to Howard Stern and the cast at Sirius studios about landing Brad Pitt for the leading role, dating in Hollywood and the rumors that Quentin Tarantino’s mom won’t stop spreading about his IQ.

Quentin Tarantino said that he never considered anyone but Brad Pitt for the role of the leader of the Jewish-American Nazi-hunters in Inglourious Basterds.  Tarantino also said that if Pitt hadn’t taken the part, he had no back up plan to cast another actor.  “It would have been a totally different part if I hadn’t gotten him.”  Lucky for Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt was more than game for the role.  Tarantino says he sealed the deal to cast Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds at Pitt’s home in France while Angelina Jolie was still in a French hospital recovering from after giving birth to twins.

In classic Howard Stern style, the King of All Media also grilled Tarantino about his previous romantic entanglements.  Although Tarantino admitted to “banging” Margaret Cho and “making out” with Kathy Griffin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Pulp Fiction clammed up when Howard Stern tried to gather details on his rumored relationship with Kill Bill star Uma Thurman.  Tarantino held firm on his refusal to discuss his relationship history with the woman many consider to be his “muse,” but listeners could practically hear Tarantino turning red when Howard Stern dug for details.

Howard Stern also took a few moments to investigate the rumor that Quentin Tarantino has an IQ of 160.  Quentin Tarantino stated that he had “no idea” if that was true and claims that it’s a rumor spread by his doting mother when his career first got off the ground.  It seems even little boys that make movies about scalping Nazis and cutting off the ears of police officers can still pass as mommy’s little angel.

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