(Times of Israel) – Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino made a surprise solidarity trip to southern Israel on Friday, visiting military bases and towns.
Social media lit up with selfies and videos of the creator of Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds alongside soldiers and local residents.
In one widely shared TikTok, a young barefoot Israeli walks up to the Hollywood celeb in Sde Boker and asks to make a short video with him.
The man hugs the director with a large grin.
A good sport, Tarantino, who, among other trophies, has won seven Academy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and eight Golden Globe Awards, plays along before walking to his next fan. The TikTok video is captioned, Tarantino in Sde Boker: An exciting moment amidst all this shit.
Photos also showed him alongside troops and eating hummus in Har Hanegev.
Tarantino visited the Negev region to meet with survivors from the Gaza border communities, and to support local businesses.
Tarantino is married to Israeli performer and model Daniella Pick, the daughter of iconic songwriter and performer Svika Pick. Tarantino first met his future wife in Israel in 2009 and they began a relationship in 2016, marrying under a chuppah in 2018. The couple have two children and split their time between Israel and abroad.