Tarantino to chair jury at Venice film festival
ROME (Reuters) - U.S. director Quentin Tarantino will chair the jury handing out the coveted Golden Lion award at this year's Venice film festival, organizers said Thursday.
The Oscar-winning 47-year old author of "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction" and more recently "Inglourious Basterds" was described in a statement as "one of the most startling directors in cinema today."
"He is perhaps the only American auteur to be adored worldwide like a rock star," organizers said.
The festival runs from Sept 1-11.
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