Quentin Tarantino Begs for Ringo Starr's Stage Presence

Thu, 27 September 2007 12:00:00 ET

Director Quentin Tarantino always knew that Ringo Starr has the most stage presence compared to his other bandmates in The Beatles.
wants to cast in one of his movies. The 'Death Proof' director is keen to work with the Beatles drummer and says he always had a greater "presence" than his former bandmates.

Tarantino told Britain's Liverpool Echo newspaper: "I'd pick Elvis over the Beatles any day of the week but there's always something special about Ringo. I've always thought he had the best stage presence in the band."

Ringo is no stranger to the big screen, having starred in the 1964 film 'A Hard Day's Night' alongside fellow Beatles , Sir and . His thespian talents were also put to the test when he narrated the hugely popular British children's TV series 'Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends' in the 1980s.

Tarantino - who plays a cowboy called Ringo in upcoming film 'Sukiyaki Western Django' has developed a reputation for reinventing veteran stars. 'Pulp Fiction' has often been credited with reviving the career of in 1994, while 'Jackie Brown' brought the 58-year-old out of obscurity in 1997. In 2003's 'Kill Bill' Tarantino put martial arts expert David Carradine back in the limelight almost 20 years after he had last appeared in a high profile film role.



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