Quentin Tarantino has resurrected the careers of Hollywood has-beens like John Travolta and Pam Grier, and he has worked with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis. But fresh off his recent announcement that he plans to stop making films after he completes his 10th feature (that’s approximately 10 years away), the Django Unchained director has revealed a few more actors he’d like to collaborate with between now and the end.
Top of that list? Well, it’s none other than Johnny Depp.
“We would love to work together. We’ve talked about it for years,” Tarantino said in a recent interview with Charlie Rose [via The Playlist]. “We’re obviously fans of each other. It just needs to be the right character. I just need to write the right character that I think Johnny would be the right guy to do it with. And if he agrees, then we’ll do it. And then it’ll be magical. I haven’t written the perfect character for Johnny Depp as of yet. Maybe someday I will, maybe someday I won’t. We’ll see.”
Johnny has previously worked with Tarantino’s pal Robert Rodriguez, turning in a scene-stealing performance as Sheldon Sands in 2003′s Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
During the Charlie Rose interview, Tarantino was also asked to name-drop others on his collab wishlist. The director revealed that in addition to Depp, he hopes to work with Meryl Streep and Michael Caine.
“I’ve always been a huge Michael Caine fan,” Tarantino said. “And I’d love to work with Meryl Streep. I actually think we’d get along like a house on fire, even though I don’t really know her.”
Honestly, while I can see Caine and QT getting on, I can’t picture Meryl spewing a symphony of f-bombs.
You can watch the whole interview below. In the meantime, let us know: Would you like to see Tarantino and Depp make a film together? Is there another actor you think should be part of Quentin’s three remaining films? Should QT even retire?