Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino join Margot Robbie for star-studded Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiere in Cannes... before film gets SEVEN-MINUTE standing ovation
- Leonardo DiCaprio, 44, and Brad Pitt, 55, arrived for the star-studded premiere of Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood at Cannes on Tuesday
- The two actors play TV star Rick Dalton and longtime stunt double Cliff Booth respectively, in the film set during the final days of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969
- Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film falls under the shadow of the murder of actress Sharon Tate by The Manson Family
- Margot Robbie plays actress Sharon, who was brutally murdered when she was eight months pregnant
- Other stars in the film include Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, Austin Butler, Lena Dunham and Margaret Qualley
- Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood is set to be released on July 26 in the US, and August 14 in the UK
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie joined director Quentin Tarantino at the at the glitzy premiere for Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood on the red carpet before the film received a seven-minute standing ovation.
The Revenant actor, 44, and Brad, 55, delighted fans as they shared a friendly embrace at the star-studded screening during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.
The two actors were looking dapper in matching tuxedos as they attended the launch of Quentin Tarantino's latest film, with stars including co-stars Margot Robbie and Dakota Fanning in attendance.
Pals: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt delighted fans as they shared a friendly embrace at the star-studded premiere for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday
Glamorous girls: Margot Robbie (left) and Dakota Fanning also opted for very contrasting looks as they led the star-studded arrivals at the event
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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood tells the tale of the golden age of Hollywood through the lens of two budding actors, at a time which also saw the shocking murder of actress Sharon Tate by killer Charles Manson.
Leonardo, 44, and Brad, 55, both cut smart figures in matching black tuxedos as they made a suave arrival for the film launch, ahead of the first showing of the dark comedy.
The pair were in extremely high spirits as they walked the red carpet with many of their co-stars.
Here come the boys! Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio and Quentin Tarantino conjured the image of Reservoir Dogs as they took to the red carpet
Similar: The actors and world renowned director appeared to have been inspired by the 1992 hit directed by Tarantino
Suave: Leonardo looked as suave as ever in his black sharp suit as he arrived for the star-studded film event after appearing in his second Tarantino film
Keep Schtum: Tarantino also pleaded with fans to avoid revealing any spoilers ahead of the film's official release, through a written message posted to the Once Upon A Time Twitter account
It's no wonder the pair were in such a jubilant mood, as the film received glowing praise from the audience who stood for seven minutes once the credits rolled, according to Deadline.
After the screening, Tarantino said: 'To my wonderful actors, producers and the studio that helped me make this movie. Thank you for being such a fantastic audience, for the first time we ever showed it to an audience. See you on the Croisette!'
The screening marked 25 years to the day since Tarantino premiered his award-winning film Pulp Fiction during the film festival and Once Upon A Time is rumoured to be his last outing before retirement.
Tarantino also pleaded with fans to avoid revealing any spoilers ahead of the film's official release, through a written message posted to the Once Upon A Time Twitter account.
The message read: 'The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way.'
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood sees Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt bring the golden age of Hollywood back to life. Playing Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, the actors revisit a simpler time in tinsel town as they transport us back to Los Angeles in 1969.
United: Both Leonardo, 44, and Brad, 55, were in high spirits as they walked the star-studded red carpet, ahead of the film's long awaited US release in July
Mr charming: Oscar winner Leonardo plays television actor Rick Dalton in the film, who is supposed to be based on the late star Burt Reynolds
Best of friends: The star was beaming as he reunited with Brad for the lavish event, which offered the first screening of the long-awaited film
Leading men: It came as Sony also released another trailer for the film to coincide with the premiere, offering a glimpse of Leonardo and Brad in action as TV star Rick Dalton and stunt double Cliff Booth respectively (above)
Suave: The pair were seen alongside co-star Margot Robbie - who plays Sharon Tate - and director Quentin Tarantino
Exciting: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the first team-up for Leonardo and Brad on the big screen, and the second time Leonardo has appeared alongside Margot after 2013's The Wolf Of Wall Street
Lavish: (L-R) Leonardo, Quentin, his wife Daniella Pick, producers David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh, Margot and Brad Pitt were all reunited for the lavish film launch
Throwback: Once Upon A Time tells the tale of the Golden Age of Hollywood in 1969, in the shadow of the murder of actress Sharon Tate by serial killer Charles Manson
Out soon: The film has already been tipped to be a huge hit at Cannes, ahead of its US release on July 26, and the UK release on August 14
Pals: Margot and Leo put on a friendly display behind the scenes at the star-studded screening
Delightful: Fans have been eagerly awaiting this tale of Hollywood through a new lens, despite some criticism for a comedic take on Manson's brutal murders
Dressed up: The stars certainly scrubbed up well for their latest red carpet appearance as they made a glamorous arrival for the film event
Sophisticated: This will be both Brad and Leonardo's second collaboration with Tarantino, after appearing in 2009's Inglorious Basterds and 2012's Django Unchained respectively
Pals: The cast put on a united display as they held hands and laughed together on the steps of the premiere
Strike a pose: Leonardo, Margot and Daniela worked their angles for the awaiting paparazzi
Having a moment: Leo, Margot and Daniela got the giggles before heading into the premiere of the film
Star-studded: Margot, Leo and Brad made up the star-studded cast of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Being a Quentin Tarantino film, his ninth to be precise, the teaser promises plenty of Hollywood throwbacks and a behind the scenes glimpse at a Western film. The ensemble cast starts to emerge in a trailer released earlier this year, with Margot Robbie making her debut as 60s icon Sharon Tate.
Other stars in the film include Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, Austin Butler, Lena Dunham and Margaret Qualley. In the film, the actors seem to be linked to each other in one way or another.
Washed up Western star Dalton lives next door to Sharon Tate, one of Hollywood's greatest stars at the time. Martin Schwarz, played by Al Pacino, is also Dalton's agent, while Joanna Pettet, played by Rumer Willis, stars as a friend of Sharon Tate.
Quirky: Margot, 28, opted for the unusual combination of a delicate pink sequinned top with matching embellish black trousers as she made a stunning arrival on the red carpet
Pretty: Margot cut a stylish figure as she embraced Quentin's wife Daniella on the red carpet, as they celebrated the launch of the much-anticipated film
Best of friends: The pair seemed delighted to be reunited on the red carpet, after Israeli singer Daniella stunned in her own beautiful pale pink gown
Chums: The cast appeared to get on very well off camera following reports that the film received a six minute standing ovation
Jovial: The pair seemed happier than ever as they made their way along the red carpet at the lavish film launch event
Flawless: Margot also accentuated her flawless complexion with multicoloured eye shadow that perfectly mimicked the look of her character Sharon Tate (right)
Dressed to impress: The Oscar-nominated actress sparkled in the feminine ensemble as she happily posed for photographers at the event
Glamorous girl: The star seemed to be taking inspiration from her character Sharon Tate with the 1960s-inspired ensemble
Flawless: Margot plays the role of the actress who was brutally murdered by members of The Manson Family when she was eight months pregnant with her son
Jovial: The star was beaming as she headed down the red carpet in her pretty and stylish ensemble
Action shot: The camera caught the moment the cast made their way down the red carpet steps
Jokers: Quentin Tarantino leaned into the ear of Brad to share a joke while posing for snaps
Catching the eye: Brad appeared to be distracted by something in the distance
Smouldering: Brad did his best Blue Steel impression as he took to the red carpet
Bye! Margot headed home following the premiere but not before offering her fans a quick wave
Margot Robbie opted for an unusually contrasting look to the glamorous gowns worn by many of the stars on the red carpet, as she arrived in a 1960s-inspired ensemble.
The Australian actress, 28, sported a baby pink and black sequinned top with a delicate rose brooch, teamed with matching loose trousers and towering heeled boots.
Margot plays actress Sharon Tate in the film, who was brutally murdered in 1969 by The Manson Family, when she was two weeks away from giving birth to her son.
Stunning: Dakota Fanning, 25, opted for all-out glamour in a beautiful pale pink gown with a voluminous skirt as she made her arrival for the red carpet event
A vision: The stunning star accentuated her trim waist by cinching in the dress with a matching yellow silk bow belt
Wow: Dakota oozed Old Hollywood glamour during the premiere in her flowing ballgown
Glamorous: Dakota also added some extra sparkled with some delicate flower jewelled earrings and a matching necklace
Big night: The stars were out in force for the biggest premiere of this year's Cannes Film Festival so far
Jovial: Leonardo and Quentin were also seen chatting as they waited to pose for snaps on the red carpet
Well-dressed: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood also stars a slew of other big names including Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern and Lena Dunham
Looking smart: The male stars were all appropriately suited and booted for the lavish film launch
What's going on? Something appeared to have irked Dakota as she exited the screening
Smiling again: However whatever had bothered the stunning actress didn't appear to last for long as she smiled moments later
Dakota Fanning, 25, also exuded glamour in a beautiful pale pink gown with a voluminous skirt as she made a stunning arrival on the red carpet.
The former child star accentuated her tiny waist with a yellow silk bow belt, which perfectly accentuated her alabaster complexion.
Dakota added some extra sparkle to her look with a beautiful silver necklace and matching earrings, with her blonde tresses pulled back into a sleek bun.
In the film the star plays Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme who was a member of The Manson Family, who while not involved in their famous murders did try to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
Loved-up: Quentin Tarantino, 56, and his younger wife Daniella Pick, 35, were the picture of happiness as they hit the red carpet for the premiere
Gorgeous: Daniella highlighted her incredible physique in the simple spaghetti strap dress which had a backless design
Mr and Mrs: Tarantino and Pick met back in 2009 while the director was promoting his film Inglorious Basterds but didn't start their relationship until around 2016. They got engaged in 2017 and married one year later
Director Quentin Tarantino, 56, was the picture of man in love as he arrived for the red carpet with wife Daniella Pick, 35, who highlighted her incredible physique in the simple spaghetti strap dress.
The couple packed on the PDA as they strolled down the red carpet arm-in-arm, lovingly gazing into each other's eyes while posing for photographs.
Tarantino and Pick met back in 2009 while the director was promoting his film Inglorious Basterds but didn't start their relationship until around 2016.
Quentin and the singer then became engaged in 2017 after a year of dating, and enjoyed a star-studded engagement party in September that year.
This is the Jackie Brown director's first marriage. He was previously linked to the likes of Ali Later and Kathy Griffin.
Best of friends: It's been a collaboration many fans have waited years for, as two of Tarantino's biggest names appear in his ninth film together
Big stars: Brad and Leonardo also sported appropriately slicked-back hairstyles to match with their smart suits
Chatting: Leonardo and Quentin also appeared to be deep in conversation as they chatted on the red carpet
Hard at work: The cast of the ensemble feature delighted fans with their appearance on the red carpet
Smartened up: Margot look extra-chic in her sparkling ensemble as she stood next to her male co-stars
Friendly: Brad and Leonardo opted for matching tuxedos as they arrived on the red carpet
Icon: Leonardo was his ever-charming self in a smart black tuxedo, looking far younger than his years as he arrived on the red carpet
To coincide with the film's premiere, Sony also released a full-length trailer for the film, which also gives fans a glimpse of star Luke Perry who will appear posthumously in the film.
The Riverdale star died at age 52 on March 4, 2019 after suffering a massive stroke on February 27, as his pro-wrestler son Jack 'Jungle Boy' Perry later revealed it was a bit of a dream role for him.
Of his father, the 21-year-old said on Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast earlier this month: 'You know, he liked Riverdale, but it was like his job, kind of, but this, he told me, he said, 'This is like you getting to wrestle Chris Jericho.'
'And this is like the biggest thing. He said, 'If I never work again, I'm happy with it.'''
Back together: Margot was also reunited with Leonardo at the film event, after they first appeared in her breakout film The Wold Of Wall Street in 2013
Funny: Quentin put on a more comedic display with Margot as they walked the red carpet together
Off we go! As they headed into the screening, Margot waved alongside producer Shannon McIntosh
Margot was not featured much in the teaser released two months ago, but the new clip showcases more of her portrayal of rising actress Sharon Tate who was murdered by Charles Manson and his 'family' in 1969.
The 28-year-old Oscar-nominated actress puts on an impressive performance as the relatively bubbly Tate who goes to the movies to watch herself in 1968 Dean Martin film The Wrecking Crew.
She proudly tells the worker at the iconic The Fox Bruin Theater in Westwood, California ticketing booth window: 'I'm Sharon Tate. I'm in the movie. That's me. I play miss Carlson, the klutz.'
Wow! Brooklyn Beckham and Hana Cross made their red carpet debut at the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiere in Cannes on Tuesday afternoon
Stunning: Their romance has been hotting up, despite engaging in a series of public rows earlier this year, and they made this apparent with a passionate display at the premiere which came as part of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival
I'll be there for you... Brooklyn kept a tender hand on his stunning girlfriend as they attended the bash
Appreciative! Brooklyn was astounded by his girlfriend as he larked around behind her
Too lost in you! Despite being surrounded by a host of fellow guests, the duo ensured they shared a host of tender moments
Model moment: Hana was proving herself to have all the model prowess of her peers as she preened and posed
Out and about: The couple looked sharp as they remained inseparable on the red carpet
It comes as Brooklyn Beckham and Hana Cross also made their red carpet debut at the star-studded event.
Their romance has been hotting up, despite engaging in a series of public rows earlier this year, and they made this apparent with a passionate display at the premiere which came as part of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
The stunning model looked incredible as she slipped into a sizzling leather gown with a racy slash along the length of the leg while the aspiring photographer, 20, looked incredibly smart in a tuxedo.
Having attended a host of parties together, Hana and Brooklyn were making their first official appearance on the red carpet as they made sure they made an entrance in their stunning ensembles.
A vision: Superstar offspring Brooklyn shunned his usual scruffy, indie style in favour of a sleek tuxedo yet kept the hallmarks of his favoured style with his piles of rings, a silver earring and a mussed hairstyle
Check me out! Brooklyn was holding his girlfriend close as they stepped out in stunning style
A vision: They looked every inch the celebrity couple as they preened and posed for cameras
Hana proved she can keep things sleek and simple yet still put on a sensational display as she dazzled along the red carpet in the racy leather gown which featured a sizzling split along the length of the leg.
Offsetting the racy style perfectly, she paired the look with a slick of red lipstick while her raven tresses were piled into a curly bun on top of her head with loose tendrils framing her face.
Superstar offspring Brooklyn shunned his usual scruffy, indie style in favour of a sleek tuxedo yet kept the hallmarks of his favoured style with his piles of rings, a silver earring and a mussed hairstyle.
Brooklyn and Hana have been dating Brooklyn since November 2018, where they were spotted enjoying a romantic date at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland in London.
But the couple have had a rollercoaster romance. Late last month, the pair were pictured having a tearful heated discussion while in Beverly Hills. And that same month, they appeared to be having yet another row, which saw Brooklyn's little brother Romeo, 16, in a bid to calm things down.
The couple appear to be back on track in recent days though as they put on a very passionate display in Richmond Park earlier this month.
Wow! Winnie Harlow was getting in on the action as she put on a breathtaking display in a blood orange gown
Dare to be bold: Winnie Harlow, 24, rocked a very dramatic ensemble at the lavish premiere, but nearly suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction
Ooh-la-la: The supermodel commanded attention as she twirled along the red carpet in an over-the-top red veiled gown - suffering a wardrobe malfunction by flashing a bit too much in the process
Standing tall: The Canadian-born beauty upped the style ante as she boosted her frame in a pair of silver strappy heels
Beaming: Winnie appeared in great spirits as she displayed her modelling prowess at the star-studded premiere
Added pop: Injecting even more pazzazz into her appearance, the brunette bombshell accessorised with a pair of diamond chandelier-style earrings, teamed with a selection of chunky gold bangles
Working her magic: The former America's Next Top Model star struck a series of sultry poses during her time at the premiere
Bold: She's no stranger to turning heads in bold ensembles on-camera and at high-profile events
Alongside the cast, many other stars were also in attendance for the premiere, including model Winnie Harlow, 24.
The supermodel, 24, commanded attention as she twirled along the red carpet in an over-the-top red veiled gown - suffering a wardrobe malfunction by flashing a bit too much in the process.
Highlighting her incredibly lean legs, the catwalk queen's ensemble was embellished with dramatic ruffled material throughout, while nailing bridal chic with a puffy tulle veil.
The Canadian-born beauty upped the style ante as she boosted her frame in a pair of silver strappy heels.
Injecting even more pazzazz into her appearance, the brunette bombshell accessorised with a pair of diamond chandelier-style earrings, teamed with a selection of chunky gold bangles.
Winnie swept her glossy tresses into a Swedish-inspired braid to reveal her jaw-droppingly stunning features, which were enhanced with shimmery orange eyeshadow, matte foundation and faint pink lipgloss.
Jaw-dropping: Looking equally as stunning was actress Virginie Ledoyen, 42, who oozed elegance in a deeply plunging green strappy gown as she worked her angles for the cameras
Amazing: The French star looked glamorous as she swept her dark locks back into a chic plait, while opting for a natural make-up look with a slick of eyeliner
Glamorous in green: Virginie completed her look with a pair of statement drop earrings, which were encrusted with dazzling blue and red gem stones
Looking equally as stunning was actress Virginie Ledoyen, 42, who oozed elegance in a deeply plunging green strappy gown as she worked her angles for the cameras.
The French star looked glamorous as she swept her dark locks back into a chic plait, while opting for a natural make-up look with a slick of eyeliner.
She completed her look with a pair of statement drop earrings, which were encrusted with dazzling blue and red gem stones.
Virginie starred alongside Leo in the 2000 cult hit The Beach, which sees a young American backpacker Richard (played by Leonardo) arrive in Thailand in search of adventure and looking for something 'real', compared to his life in the U.S.
Beautiful: Leonardo's girlfriend Camila Morrone,21, also came out to support her beau in a stunning ivory strapless gown
Dazzling: The brunette added touches of glitz to her ensemble with a dazzling statement necklace, which was adorned in layers of glittering diamonds
Wow: Michelle Rodriguez went for an ethereal style in a white gown with feathered details
Sisters: Dakota was supported by her sister Elle, 21, who is on this year's judging panel, and opted for a stand-out look on the red carpet
Flawless: The actress displayed her quirky sense of style in a navy tulle skirt and puff ball shirt, teamed with black court shoes and a giant lattice patterned hat
Heading out: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood sees Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt bring the golden age of Hollywood back to life
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival takes place at the iconic Palais des Festivals until Saturday May 25.
Actress Elle Fanning, French graphic novelist Enki Bilal and the Oscar-nominated director of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos, are among jury members during the annual event.
Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu is presiding over the panel that decides on prizes, including the top Palme D'Or award.
The jury for the festival's 72nd edition also includes Pawel Pawlikowski, the Polish filmmaker and screenwriter named best director at Cannes last year for the impossible love story Cold War.
Smouldering: Josephine Skriver looked incredible in a pink gown with a slash along the leg that perfectly displayed her slim complexion
Beautiful: Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes, 34, oozed glamour in a white leopard print gown with a fringed overlay. The cutouts at the front perfectly accentuated the fashion star's ample cleavage
Dramatic: Sara Sampaio, 27, also turned heads in a strapless tulle gown in a gorgeous peach shade as she walked the red carpet
Lovebirds: The star had her own fairytale moment as she shared a tender kiss with boyfriend Oliver Ripley on the red carpet
Colourful: Karolina Kurkova, 35, added some extra colour to the event, with a fuchsia pink strapless gown with a green leaf print
Dazzling: Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha, 30, displayed her amazing figure in a semi-sheer gown covered in an intricate silver beaded detailing
Sensational: Coco oozed 1920s chic with her stunning gown which she styled with swept back hair and drop earrings
Sizzling: Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, 25, displayed her incredible figure in a semi-sheer black gown with mesh panels to accentuate her ample cleavage
Wow: The world's media had turned out to watch the stars take to the red carpet
Maimouna N'Diaye, who has directed documentaries and acted in films such as Otar Iosseliani's Chasing Butterflies also sits on the panel, alongside two other female directors.
Kelly Reichardt, whose Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams was a contender for Cannes' Un Certain Regard award in 2008, directed 2016's Certain Women.
Italy's Alicia Rohrwacher won best screenplay at Cannes last year for her film Happy as Lazzaro, a satirical fable about a peasant family.
French filmmaker Robin Campillo, who took Cannes by storm in 2017 with 120 BPM - Beats Per Minute, winning the Grand Prix for his movie about an AIDs activist, completes the line-up.
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood is set to be released on July 26 in the US, and August 14 in the UK.
All white: Indian actress Sonam Kapoor looked incredible in a white suit-skirt combo with an amazing skirt and train
I am here! The Bollywood superstar made a bold choice with the plunging co-ords and an statement skirt, which needed to be carried up the stairs by a member of her entourage
Incredible: Sonam looked amazing in the unusual ensemble as she arrived for the film launch event
BRIAN VINER reviews Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood: Tarantino's ode to Tinseltown is his finest film since Pulp Fiction
Any new movie by Quentin Tarantino is a cinematic event, but when it is as festooned with stars as Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood, with its writer-director turning his idiosyncratic eye on his own industry, no wonder there was such a buzz leading up to its world premiere at the Cannes film festival last night.
But at the end of a Cannes buzz, there is often an anti-climax. Not last night. With this wildly enjoyable black comedy, Tarantino really delivers.
For me, his masterpiece will always be 1994's Pulp Fiction, but this isn't far behind, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt both on thumpingly fine form.
Brad Pitt plays a stunt double in Quentin Tarantino's new movie and is on thumpingly fine form
DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, a self-pitying TV actor, worried that his career is on the slide and aware that his excessive drinking might be accelerating his decline, but unable to stop.
Pitt is Cliff Booth, Rick's touchingly loyal friend and stunt double.
The story is set in 1969 and although it unfolds episodically, with a series of absorbing and sometimes very funny set-pieces that don't particularly connect with each other, the narrative is driven by one simple, compelling, ominous fact – Rick's new next-door neighbours in the swanky Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles are the film director Roman Polanski and his young actress wife Sharon Tate, played here very sweetly by Margot Robbie.
In August it will be 50 years since the heavily-pregnant Tate and four others were brutally murdered in her home by indoctrinated members of Charles Manson's so-called 'family'.
The film takes us on a journey towards that terrible night, but on the way Tarantino is in incorrigibly playful mood and has enormous fun depicting certain fixtures of 60s Hollywood.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a self-pitying TV actor in Tarantino's new movie, which takes viewers back to Hollywood's Golden Era
For example, he sweeps us off to a party at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion, where we find a stoned Steve McQueen (Damian Lewis) running an appreciative eye over the female guests.
Tarantino recreates the era exquisitely and in a way has made the film a love-letter to his own square-eyed childhood, with lots of references to the movies of the time and to TV shows such as Bonanza.
Rick himself has been the star of a Bonanza-type series called Bounty Law, but a hotshot agent-producer (played with typical swagger by Al Pacino) tells him that his career is going nowhere – that he needs to get some film roles.
Margot Robbie pays tragic actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult in 1969
Rick duly lands one, a Western, with Sam Wanamaker (Nicholas Hammond) directing, enabling Tarantino to indulge himself with a movie-camera version of a hall-of-mirrors – DiCaprio playing a baddie being directed by Wanamaker, being directed by Tarantino.
Rick has a great scene with a little girl, who tells him afterwards that she's never seen such excellent acting. He is absurdly chuffed.
Margot Robbie pays tragic actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult in 1969
Really, he is a self-absorbed wreck of a man, and owes far more than he realises to the staunch Cliff who, after driving Rick back to his handsome bungalow, goes home each night to his humble trailer and devoted dog.
In so far as this film has a hero, Cliff is it, even though he has a major skeleton in his closet with which Tarantino naughtily tantalises us.
There are so many memorable sequences – admirers of the martial arts legend Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) might have to avert their gaze during one of them – and a clutch of eye-catching turns in little more than cameos from stars such as Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning and Bruce Dern.
There is also, this being a Tarantino film, a full repertoire of tricks – voiceovers, split-screens, slow-mo, flashbacks. But they all add to the fun.
Dern plays George Spahn, who owned the ranch where Manson and his disciples hatched their evil.
So behind that fun there is genuine tension as the story inexorably (though not, it has to be said, concisely) moves towards a bloody ending that we all already know – or think we do. Let's not dwell on the Tate murders. Let's just say, to use the vernacular of 1969, that Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood is a trip.
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