Director: Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
- This is the first collaboration for Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio.
- This will be Leonardo DiCaprio's first film in four years since winning his first Academy Award for The Revenant (2015).
- 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 replaced him in the role.
- Tarantino described Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as "the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman."
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie previously starred together as a husband and wife in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
- 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.
- This is Luke Perry's final film before his death on March 4th, 2019.