So what happens next for Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood’s Rick Dalton? Director Quentin Tarantino tells all.
Beware there are spoilers ahead!
Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino reveals the future of Leonardo Di Caprio’s character, Rick Dalton. What happens to his protagonist after the film?
Tarantino revealed the future of Rick Dalton at a post-screening Q&A. The character is portrayed by Leonardo Di Caprio, while his stunt man Cliff Booth is portrayed by Brad Pitt (amazing choice of actors, might I add). The end of the movie sees the characters work together to stop the Manson family from killing Sharon Tate.
Tarantino revealed, “The whole incident with the flamethrower and the hippies got a lot of play. No one quite knows what a big deal that was, but it was still a big deal. And it’s a big deal that he killed ’em with the flamethrower, with the prop from one of his most popular movies. So he starts becoming in demand again.
“I mean, not in demand like Michael Sarrazin at that time was in demand, but he’s got some publicity and now all of a sudden “The 14 Fists of McCluskey” is playing more on Channel 5 during Combat Week and stuff. And so he gets offered a couple of features — low-budget ones, but studio ones. But the thing is, on the episodic-TV circuit, he’s a bigger name now.”
He continues, “He’s not quite Darren McGavin, all right? Darren McGavin would get paid the highest you could get paid as a guest star back in that time. But Rick’s about where John Saxon was, maybe just a little bit higher.”
Well, there ya go folks.
Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood is nominated for 10 Oscars. Brad Pitt has earned the title of Best Supporting Actor multiple times during this awards season.