May 6, 2010 / 1:40 PM / 9 years ago

Tarantino to chair jury at Venice film festival

The wax figure of Quentin Tarantino is pictured after an unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, March 23, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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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