Burt Reynolds died after running lines for Quentin Tarantino's new film

Toby Graves
May 24, 2019

"I grew up revering River Phoenix as the great actor of my generation, and all I ever wanted was to have just an opportunity to shake his hand", said DiCaprio, now 44.

He was a frequent collaborator with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein while Uma Thurman told the New York Times past year Tarantino forced her to work under unsafe conditions on the set of Kill Bill.

The stakes have been high for Sony Pictures, which gave Tarantino a $95 million U.S. budget to make what DiCaprio called "his love letter to the industry". We see the proximity of Dalton's home to Tate's here, which inspires the question: Will Rick Dalton save Sharon Tate from her cruel fate, rewriting her story into a happier ending?

"It's hard not to think back to the energy of the previous best pairing in a Tarantino film, John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction", Time Out reviewer Dave Calhoun said. She said Tarantino referred to her character as "the heartbeat of the story".

"I think the moments I was on screen gave a moment to honour Sharon". That's why it lasts so much today I think because it's a sobering, dark look at the dark side of human nature.

The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor falling out of prominence and his stunt double who is played by Brad Pitt.

Are you excited to see Once Upon A Time In Hollywood?

"With richly detailed input from production designer Barbara Ling and beyond-cool retro fashions from costumer Arianne Phillips, Tarantino folds the low-key buddy comedy into a lovingly recreated, nearly fetishistic celebration of late '60s Hollywood, infused with color and vitality by cinematographer Robbie Richardson", wrote THR's David Rooney in The Hollywood Reporter, who does admit that the film at times feels "uneven" in its pacing. How he was able to get these girls and young boys to cement to him seems unfathomable. "The more you learn about ... it doesn't make it any clearer".

As with the first trailer, this one does a lot to establish our main characters, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

Tarantino was made a free agent in Hollywood after the downfall of his regular producer, Harvey Weinstein.

Quentin Tarantino stirred the pot in Cannes this afternoon, getting terse with a reporter who questioned the writing of Margot Robbie's part in his upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This guy is on the outskirts; time is changing and he's left behind. "We have mutual respect and I know when an actor elevates a scene, so we carry that respect", Brad added.

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