Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.
Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Cliff Booth, although his part was actually a co-lead to Leonardo DiCaprio. Both stars are equal in stature, and in the film they share the same amount of screen time. Whenever DiCaprio is centered on (beginning with his meeting with Al Pacino), it's followed/countered by Pitt's Cliff having his own scene, like the driving home and feeding his dog. This continues: After Rick's introduction to the Lancer set, Cliff has his memory of Bruce Lee; after Rick's Lancer scenes, Cliff has scenes at the Spahn Ranch (that ironically mirror a High Noon style Western). And of course at the ending... But basically, Pitt nominated for Best Supporting Actor would be like Robert Redford, technically second-billed after Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, being considered a supporting role, which he was a co-lead, like Pitt is here. See more »
Janet describes Bruce Lee as "the series lead". This is not true. He played the sidekick of the Green Hornet, who, who was played by series lead Van Williams. See more »
In October 2019, an extended cut of the film was released in selected theaters with an additional 10 minutes, made up of 4 new scenes which include an extended version of the opening scene, two fake commercials and a new after-credits scene. See more »
Bring A Little Lovin'
Written by Harry Vanda (as Johannes Vandenberg)/George Young
Performed by Los Bravos
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Espana, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more »
In short it had all the elements I seek in a movie.
It had action, it had violence, it had an atmosphere, it actually mocked Hollywood, it had Playboy bunnies, Margot's legs were spectacularly exciting and thin and in a microskirt OH MY
Did I mention I love violence?
heck, I love dogs.
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