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Quentin Tarantino Walk of Fame Star

Quentin Tarantino Walk of Fame Star
By Russ Allsup

On December 21st, Quentin Tarantino received a much deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Among the attendees at the ceremony were most of the cast of Tarantino’s current film ‘The Hateful 8’, and celebrities such as Eli Roth, Pam Grier, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Walton Goggins, among others.

Longtime Tarantino film star Samuel Jackson gave the induction speech, and the man of the hour gave the most personal acceptance speech of the seven or so walk of Fame speeches that I’ve witnessed. During the speech, Tarantion talked about how touched he was about the location of his star- in front of the legendary Chinese Theatre, and how back in 1969, while waiting in line to watch a James Bond film at that same Theatre, he stood on the very spot where his star now is. You could tell how much it meant to the director, who is as much a fan and student of Hollywood and movie history, as anyone in the business.

Few have deserved the honor more than the acclaimed writer/director, who worked their way up from the very bottom of the film industry- he logged in a few years as a video store clerk, then wrote the script for ‘True Romance’, followed by writing and directing Reservoir Dogs?’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, and other now classic films. This was a genuine acknowledgement that he will be regarded as one of the best directors of all time.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.