Well, okay. Quentin Tarantino was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week and decided that a great story to tell would be about that one time he got in a fight with a cab driver and the guy bit him on the nipple. I suppose this is the point we’re all supposed to say, “Only in New York!” but all I’m thinking is, “Uh, what?”
“I was in the back of this cab and this taxi driver who was a big guy – he was a real jerk. So he was such a jerk I said, ‘Pull over to the side of the road and let me get out’. So he’s acting all huffy. Say the fare was $4.50 and I gave him a $5 but he was such a jerk I didn’t even want to give him 50 cents tip.
“So I was like, ‘Give me my money’, and he was like, ‘Fine’ and he gives me the two quarters and he refers to my date and says, ‘Use it to buy her a new face’. So I’m sprinting around the back of the cab because I’m going to attack him. I come over and I hit him so hard that he goes right back in the cab. I start punching him in the face.
“Now this is all happening in front of a club. So the bouncers grab me and pull me off of him. The guy sees that I’m being held and he attacks me and tries to bite me on my nipple. He didn’t hit me… he sunk his teeth into my chest.”
”I go, ‘Maybe he doesn’t know who I am. I can’t tell anybody about this. I can’t tell my best friend about this.’ So for a year I didn’t tell anybody about it to see if anybody would know about it and it went away. I have been in two fights this year, already. One that I started, one that I didn’t. In both cases it was a big deal, it was all over the newspapers and I paid $30,000 each time. That’s the price of doing business when you’re famous and you punch somebody.”
Don’t you feel better knowing that? I feel like it explains a lot about what a weirdo Quentin is, but maybe that’s just me. Here’s a clip for ya: