It was perhaps one of the most talked about films of 2019. Firstly, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was to be the ninth instalment of Quentin Tarantino’s legendary film resume, and secondly, it has and all-star cast made up of some of Hollywood’s brightest actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie – just to name a few. But following its hotly-anticipated release into cinemas earlier this year, there were a few questions left unanswered. Namely, what exactly happened after DiCaprio’s character, Rick Dalton was seen after that famed night?
Well, according to an interview with Tarantino on The Margaret Cho podcast, the celebrated director predicts that Dalton’s fate in the film world wasn’t quite the glamorous revival, some viewers may have hoped for. In fact, after meeting Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), it may have looked a bit like this:
“What could have easily have happened—even if he had a little bit more success in the 1970s than maybe I give him credit for—what I could really see happening, because it happened to a lot of these guys, is that by the late 1970s, early 1980s, a lot of these macho ’50s and ’60s television leading men they showed up on TV shows again but as the older cop who’s the boss of the younger cop that sends them out on the missions.”
As for Brad Pitt’s persona and stunt double to Dalton, Cliff Booth, we’ll leave that to your own imagination. But we imagine Booth would have been made to move on, parting ways with his once esteemed colleague.