Tarantino – who's currently working on the script for his next feature film, which will reportedly be a crime drama set in 1930s Australia -- opened up during the interview about how he defines success when it comes to his own career.
"Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I'm considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived," Tarantino said. "And, going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker."
With eight movies already under his belt -- Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), Death Proof (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), and last year's The Hateful Eight-- the divisive 53-year-old filmmaker has racked up two Oscars (both for Best Original Screenplay) and two other Oscar nominations (both for Best Director).
Despite the success of many of his films, Tarantino’s most recent directorial effort was met with moderate box-office returns and somewhat mixed reviews, so if he does want to quit while he's on top, he's giving himself two more chances to wow audiences and diehard fans.
Tarantino also said he's currently working on a non-fiction project about the 1970s but admitted that he doesn't know what shape the project will take, explaining, "It could be a book, a documentary, [or] a five-part podcast."