Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Release date: July 26, 2019
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Produced by: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama
Running time: 2h 41min
Box Office: $141,575,381 (domestic), $373,105,90 (worldwide)

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth 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.

Cast & Characters

Brad Pitt (Cliff Booth), Leonardo DiCaprio (Rick Dalton), Margot Robbie (Sharon Tate), Margaret Qualley (Pussycat), Timothy Olyphant (James Stacy), Emile Hirsch (Jay Sebring), Julia Butters (Trudi Fraser), Austin Butler (Tex Watson), Dakota Fanning (Squeaky Fromme), Al Pacino (Marvin Schwarz)

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Production Notes

Uniting two of today’s greatest stars in a first-ever pairing and recreating an entire lost era, the film is big cinema made for the big screen. Even as sequels and superheroes continue to deserve a place in cinematic history, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood offers a truly original cinematic experience.

Brad Pitt plays Cliff Booth, a former war hero, now Rick’s stunt double. As their careers have evolved and their struggles increased, the one constant for them has been each other. Cliff has proven his loyalty to Rick over and over again, and vice versa – they are the only true family that either has. “Our characters are based on an actor-stuntman relationship – spending entire careers together was much more prevalent at that time,” says Pitt. “We talked about Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins, who were a strong team with The Great Escape, and we talked about Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham. In fact, we got to talk to Burt about that, which was a real joy. There was just a tighter bond between the two – where we’re more transitory in that way today. Cliff and Rick really rely on each other. The down time is more grueling than the actual work at times, so to have a friend, to have a partner, was all-important. It’s even all-important now.”

“Part of what makes the film so special is to watch Leo and Brad work off of each other,” adds producer Shannon McIntosh, who has worked with Tarantino in several capacities for decades. “They’re both fully inhabiting these characters, bringing them to life in a way that leaves you feeling like they are family. For those of us who love making movies, it hits close to home, because ultimately that’s what we love about it: working with these people and forging these lifelong bonds.”

Awards and Nominations for Brad Pitt

Academy Award – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award – Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe Award – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
AACTA International Award – Best Supporting Actor
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award – Best Supporting Actor
Atlanta Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Austin Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Black Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Boston Online Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Boston Society of Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actor
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Denver Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
Hawaii Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
Houston Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
Iowa Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actor
Music City Film Critics’ Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
National Board of Review – Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actor
North Carolina Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
San Diego Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
St. Louis Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Toronto Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
AARP Movies – Grownups Award for Best Supporting Actor
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Detroit Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actor
Florida Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Award – Supporting Actor
Georgia Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Gold Derby Award – Ensemble Cast
Gold Derby Award – Supporting Actor
Golden Schmoes Award – Best Supporting Actor
Hollywood Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Indiana Film Journalists Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Indiewire Critics’ Poll – Best Supporting Actor
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
London Critics Circle Film Award – Best Supporting Actor
North Texas Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award – Best Body of Work
Online Association of Female Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actor
Online Film & Television Association Award – Best Ensemble
Online Film & Television Association Award – Best Supporting Actor
People’s Choice Award – Favorite Drama Movie Star
Phoenix Critics Circle Award – Best Supporting Actor
Sant Jordi Award – Best Actor in a Foreign Film
Satellite Award – Best Supporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Seattle Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actor