Quentin Tarantino still hasn't forgotten his mother's words nearly 50 years ago… and those words are why he hasn't shared his fortune with her.
While chatting with "Billions" co-creator Brian Koppelman on his podcast, "The Moment," the Oscar winner spoke about writing screenplays in grade school. His teachers and his mom all thought it was a waste of time and they wanted him to focus on schooling matters rather than his scripts.
"My mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non-ability," Quentin said.
He recalled one day his mom grew so frustrated with him that 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!'"
Quentin, 58, said, "And when she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head, and I go, 'OK, lady. When I become a successful writer, you will never see penny one from my success. 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."
And since then, he's largely stuck to his word.
"I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house," he said.
While his mother is still alive, Quentin, who has a reported net worth of $120 million, stands by his decision to keep his wallet closed with it comes to his mother.
"There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children," he said. "Remember there are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what's meaningful to them."