January 23, 2017

Quentin Tarantino to be “roasted” by Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Roth and more


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Quentin Tarantino loves to talk. For one night, though, the Oscar-nominated director will be forced to listen.

That’s because Tarantino has agreed to sit in the big chair and be “saluted” as part of the 2010 Friars Club Roast, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, at The New York Hilton.

“Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown” star Samuel L. Jackson has been tapped to play “Roastmaster.” He’ll be joined by Kathy Griffin, Pam Grier, Neve Campbell, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Patricia Arquette, Rob Schneider, Uma Thurman, Harvey Weinstein, Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Bob Weinstein, Michelle Rodriguez and many more.

“Quentin Tarantino will join a small group of entertainers who have been brave enough to sit in the hot-seat and be roasted by their peers. Having seen ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Kill Bill,’ I can only pray that he understands that we only roast the ones we love,” said Friars Club Dean Freddie Roman.

Tarantino is in legendary company. Previous targets include Humphrey Bogart, WC Fields, Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson and Richard Pryor.

“Having known Quentin as long as I have now, there are many stories I’ve kept tucked away for a moment like this,” Jackson said.

No word yet if this roast will be televised or, at the very least, available for purchase at a later date.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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