Yesterday, several of Quentin Tarantino’s friends gathered in New York for lunch to roast the director in only a way that the Friars Club can. Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Brett Ratner, Harvey Keitel, Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Ross, and Rob Schneider all gave Tarantino sh*t about his face, cadence, use of language, and supposed foot fetish. Jackson was more kind than cruel, thanking his Pulp Fiction director for casting him, as he still gets asked everyday (by I’m sure high teens) to recite lines like “English motherf*cker, do you speak?!”
Uma Thurman told a story of an on-set spat during the filming of Kill Bill. Her phone went off during shooting and Tarantino shouted, “You let your phone go off one more time and I’ll make sure you regret the day you ever started acting!” She screamed back, “That happened a long time ago, motherf*cker!” So clearly a lot of “motherf*ckers” were thrown around. Uma than proceeded to remove her shoes, fill them with wine, and her and Quentin drank a toast.
Jeffrey Ross, who always kills at roasts, again offered up some of the best digs. To wrap up his time at the dais, he ended with these kind words: ”Thank you for making all us movie geeks seem a little cooler,” he told Tarantino before ending with another joke. “You changed the face of cinema. I just wish cinema would return the favor.” Nailed it!
Rob Schneider also took to the podium to explain why John Travolta, who sent a congratulatory note to Tarantino, was absent from the event. “There was a “Fags in Denial Who Believe in Aliens” convention,” Schneider suggested. Damn, Schneider. DAMN. (FilmDrunk, THR)