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Tarantino described Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as "the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman."
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This will be Leonardo DiCaprio's first film in four years since winning his first Academy Award for The Revenant (2015).
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Quentin Tarantino claimed to have written a role specifically for Al Pacino in the film. Pacino would later be cast as Marvin Shwarz, a fictitious Hollywood agent to DiCaprio's character.
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Quentin Tarantino was scheduled to make the film for The Weinstein Company. When news broke out about the sexual assault allegations against co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, Tarantino severed ties with The Weinstein Company and essentially began summoning studio executives to his agent's office to read copies of his Manson script. The project was already one of the most anticipated and promising projects on the board at the time. After reading the script, each studio -- Warner Bros., Universal, Sony, and Paramount, most prominently -- were welcome to make a bid for the theatrical right before a second round of bids pitched to Tarantino himself. Sony won the theatrical rights in the bidding war.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Tom Cruise were all been in talks for roles, though Brad Pitt was ultimately cast in the role Cruise was also up to.
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Burt Reynolds was originally cast as George Spahn, the ranch owner, but he sadly passed away weeks before he was scheduled to shoot his scenes. Bruce Dern is set to replace him in the role.
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This was originally thought to be Quentin Tarantino's first film to be based on a true story, but he has since debunked this claim.
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Leonardo DiCaprio was courted for several months to take on one of the two primary characters in the film. The role was revealed to be the character of Rick Dalton, a washed up former television western star, which DiCaprio would eventually be convinced to sign on for his second collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. Their prior collaboration between them was for Django Unchained (2012).
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Its title is an homage to Sergio Leone, who has directed Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) as well as Once Upon a Time in America (1984). Tarantino has cited the director as a favorite of his and an influence throughout his career.
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Quentin Tarantino confirmed his next film will be to certain degree be based on the Charles Manson murders and various other murders from the year of 1969.
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This is the first collaboration for Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Leonardo DiCaprio undertook a strict workout routine in order to convincingly play an action star, giving up pastas and desserts and doing hundreds of push ups per day.
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This film was originally scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and friends by members of Charles Manson's 'Family,' before Sony changed the release date to July 26, 2019. August 9, 1969 is also recognised as the point the 'Hippie' movement, the free love era, and the 60s as a whole came to an abrupt end as a result of these murders.
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Rumors have circulated that Jennifer Lawrence was being considered for the role of Manson Family member Susan Atkins. In 2014, Quentin Tarantino considered Lawrence for the role of Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight (2015), which ultimately went to Jennifer Jason Leigh. In interviews around that film's release date, Tarantino described Daisy as "a Manson girl out West, like Susan Atkins or something", suggesting that Tarantino has imagined Lawrence in mind for a part like this for some time.
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Brad Pitt was reportedly in talks for an unspecified role in the film, which was rumoured to be a detective investigating the murders, and was eventually turned down by Pitt. Negotiations stopped for a couple months as it was assumed Pitt wasn't interested. Tarantino then tried to consider Tom Cruise for a role as many assume it was the same role (its not been confirmed) that Pitt declined but matters never materialized with Cruise. Tarantino then went back to Pitt months later for a role again but this time, the role was confirmed for being the stuntman character, Cliff Booth which Pitt would sign on to do.
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Brings Quentin Tarantino full circle with Sony Pictures over two decades after TriStar put Pulp Fiction (1994) into turnaround, due to its supposed glamorization of violence and drugs.
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Is set to cost a reported $100 million.
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The film features three Academy Award winners: Al Pacino, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio; and four Academy Award nominees: Tim Roth, Margot Robbie, Brenda Vaccaro and Bruce Dern.
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Tom Cruise was considered to star as longtime stuntman Cliff Booth but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Top Gun Maverick. Brad Pitt took the role
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Quentin Tarantino's third collaboration with both Keith Jefferson and Craig Stark, following Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015).
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The release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) will mark the tenth anniversary of Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt's first collaboration Inglourious Basterds (2009).
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie previously starred together as a husband and wife in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
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This will be the first film starring both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. At one point when Good Will Hunting was making the rounds to get produced, all the studios and directors wanted "Leo and Brad" to star in it, a film since starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Damon would subsequently go on to work with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed and Brad Pitt in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy as well as cameo together in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
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Tarantino is the third director to direct Leonardo DiCaprio more than once. The other two are Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann.
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This is the third collaboration between Quentin Tarantino and Kurt Russell. Their previous ones were Death Proof (2007) and The Hateful Eight (2015) and this would have been their fourth if Russell had not been forced to drop out of Django Unchained (2012) due to scheduling conflicts.
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The working title for the film #9, being Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film.
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This is Brad Pitt and Al Pacino's first collaboration since Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
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The romantic partners of co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino, Camila Morrone and Lucila Solá, are mother and daughter.
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Audiences at the Cinerama Dome on the 12 June 2018 were surprised to see that the scheduled 70mm screening of " 2001: A Space Odyssey " appeared to be replaced by " Krakatoa, East of Java"! In fact " 2001: A Space Odyssey " had just been moved to another screen, and " Krakatoa, East of Java "was just part of the second unit work required for " Once Upon a time in Hollywood" to recreate the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles.
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Maya Hawke, who appears as a Flower Girl, is the daughter of Uma Thurman. Thurman has starred in three movies directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)).
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Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant and James Remar previously worked on The Girl Next Door (2004).
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Manson follower Nancy Pitman was quoted as saying "We are what you have made us, we were brought up on your TV. We were brought up watching Gunsmoke [and] Have Gun Will Travel". Both of these shows were prime time, long running Western TV shows and Tarantino's film follows a faded Western TV star during the Charles Manson killings of 1969.
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The Luke Perry character , Scott Lancer, is a homage to Wayne Maunder and his role in the TV show " Lancer ".
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Cinematographer Robert Richardson has previously worked on three films starring actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The Aviator (2004), Shutter Island (2010), Django Unchained (2012). The former two were directed by Martin Scorsese, while the latter and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are films by Quentin Tarantino.
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This will be the 2nd time Quentin Tarantino has directed Leonardo DiCaprio (following the 2012 movie "Django Unchained").
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James Marsden and Clifton Collins Jr. previously worked on Westworld (2016).
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Despite Damon Harriman playing Charles Manson and Rafal Zawierucha playing Roman Polanski, Harriman is 16 years older than Zawierucha, despite Manson being a year younger than Polanski.
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Damon Herriman and Timothy Olyphant were both in the tv show "Justified"
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Brad Pitt and James Marsden both starred in at least one X-Men movie. Pitt was Vanisher in Deadpool 2 (2018) and Marsden was Cyclops in the first X-Men trilogy and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
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Wrapped filming on November 1st.
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Originally, Burt Reynolds was cast to portray George Spahn. However, on September 6, 2018, he died of a heart attack a few days before he was scheduled to film his scenes. He's been replaced by Bruce Dern.
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Both Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio have played the lead role in a Christopher Nolan movie. Pacino did in Insomnia (2002) and DiCaprio did in Inception (2010).
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Australian Margot Robbie plays the American Sharon Tate.
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British Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen.
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Tom Cruise was considered to star as Cliff Booth but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Top Gun: Maverick. Brad Pitt took the role.
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Samuel L. Jackson was in talks for a role.
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Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning and Zoë Bell have previously co-starred in Blockbuster films opposite Tom Cruise. Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Dakota Fanning in War of the World's (2005) and Zoë Bell in Oblivion (2013)
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The film was originally scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and friends by members of Charles Manson's 'Family,' before Sony changed the release date to July 26, 2019.
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Burt Reynolds was initially cast as George Spahn. Weeks before he was set to film his scenes, however, Reynolds died of a cardiac arrest, and was replaced by Bruce Dern, who already worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained and The Hateful 8.
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Production began at The Weinstein Company, but after the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal that took Hollywood by storm, Tarantino moved production elsewhere, and Columbia Pictures picked it up instead.
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Australian Damon Harriman as Charles Manson.
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Korean-American Mike Moh as the Hong Kong-American Bruce Lee.
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Russian Costa Ronin as Wojciech Frykowski.
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