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When it comes to Quentin Tarantino, the list of the deepest cinematic loves is about as long as one could imagine. The legendary director has arguably the widest range of movie knowledge, and he’s publicly declared his favorite directors many times over the years, as well as a few of his least favorites.

Top of the pile for Tarantino has to be the father of the spaghetti western, Sergio Leone and films such as the Dollar Trilogy with Clint Eastwood undoubtedly influenced Tarantino when he did Django Unchainedjust like Western classics by Howard Hawks, including Rio Bravo.

Tarantino’s violent action sequences draw heavily from Brian De Palma, director of Carrie And scarface, while it draws its tension from the delicacy of French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville. As for Tarantino’s martial arts movies like Kill Billwe know he is in great admiration for iconic Hong Kong action director John Woo.

When it comes to everyone’s favorite pastel-colored director Wes Anderson, however, it seems Tarantino has somewhat mixed opinions. He once expressed his displeasure with Anderson’s comedy in 1998 Rushmorewith Jason Schwartzman in his film debut.

In an interview with Bret Easton Ellis, the iconic director said“I never thought Rushmore was as funny as everyone because I didn’t like Max. Max is the quirky character that Schwartzman dumped, but clearly he wasn’t quite to Tarantino’s liking.

Rushmore tells the story of teenager Max Fischer, who participates in every extracurricular activity possible when he attends Rushmore Academy in Houston on a scholarship. However, Max is also about to be kicked out and feels alienated by his wealthy peers, but his life changes when he meets a wealthy industrialist named Herman Blume, played by Anderson’s regular favorite Bill Murray.

It seems that Tarantino never intentionally wanted to dislike Anderson, just that he hadn’t quite found the movie that would make him enjoy his work the way so many others had. In 2015 he admitted to having ‘loved’ Anderson’s much-admired film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Tarantino said The New York Times: “THE Grand Hotel Budapest it’s not really my thing, but I loved it. The fact that I wasn’t a die-hard fan before made me even happier to finally be able to embrace it. So, as with many directors, Tarantino just needed a little time to find Anderson’s film for him.