Maverick filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have been pals since meeting at the 1992 Toronto Film Festival, at which it's likely they bonded while simultaneously blowing each other's minds with their respective plans to take Hollywood by storm. Apparently Tarantino even showed Rodriguez the first few pages of his script for Pulp Fiction.
The rest, as they say, is history: The two became as tight as Matt and Ben or Tango and Cash, and have collaborated in every which way since. Grindhouse isn't the first film that pits them as co-directors (that would be an unfortunate experiment called Four Rooms), but it's certainly the first film that pits them directly against one another as filmmakers. Heated debates have already begun to brew as to which of their Grindhouse send-ups is better. Moviefone got into the spirit by taking it a step further and comparing and contrasting the careers of the directors in a little feature we call Head to Head.