It’s true: Quentin Tarantino fans woke up to some unexpected news last week. The 56-year-old writer, director and actor of extreme cult-classic movies—Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Kill Bill (2003), Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015)—announced that he and wife, Daniella, are expecting their first child.
But the thought of Tarantino as a father may be a hard pill for some to swallow, especially if you’re familiar with his work.
Fear not, army of darkness, below is a list of reasons why we think he’ll make a good one.
He’s intelligent AF.
He knows what it’s like to be a grown-up.
He’ll have a blast picking out names with his wife.
He’s incredibly resourceful.
No one will appreciate that new baby smell more than him.
He doesn’t fuck around.
He won’t mind getting up with baby (as long as there’s coffee).
He’ll make good use of one-on-one time during the toddler years.
Carpool? No problem.
He will focus on teaching facts.
And teach syntax like a motherfucker.
He will make sure his kids learn accountability at an early age.
He’ll pick the best books at bedtime.
He knows how to cut corners and still come out ahead.
He can turn a frown upside down.
He has a great sense of humor.
He’d make a great Elf on the Shelf.
He’s open-minded about religion.
Most importantly, he’s ready to be a dad.