Quentin Tarantino says that when he was growing up, he promised that he would never give his mother any money -- and that he has kept his promise.
The Hollywood director said that he spent his time in school writing screenplays, which his teachers viewed as an act of "rebellion."
His mother was upset at him.
"And then in the middle of her little tirade, she said, 'Oh, and by the way, this little 'writing career,' with the finger quotes and everything. This little 'writing career' that you're doing? That s--t is over,'" he told The Independent.
"When she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I go, 'OK, lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see a penny one from my success," he said. "There will be no house for you. There's no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that.'"
He says he kept that promise, adding that the only financial help he's ever given his mom was helping her out of a "jam with the IRS." He has not bought her a house or car even though he's reportedly worth $120 million.