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Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie reconcile a changing Hollywood

Updated : 2019-07-26 13:33:26

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, who skyrocketed to fame around the same time more than a quarter-century ago, have joined forces for the first time in a major motion picture to take on their own industry, their own town and even their own egos in a time of great change — 1969 Hollywood. The film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is Quentin Tarantino’s most affectionate and poignant ode yet to the movie business, released this weekend.

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, two of the world's biggest movie stars were talking about what it's like to screw up on set. (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
The two actors, who skyrocketed to fame around the same time more than a quarter-century ago, have joined forces for the first time in a major motion picture to take on their own industry, their own town and even their own egos in a time of great change — 1969 Hollywood. Out nationwide Friday, it's also reunited them with Quentin Tarantino. (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
The two actors, who skyrocketed to fame around the same time more than a quarter-century ago, have joined forces for the first time in a major motion picture to take on their own industry, their own town and even their own egos in a time of great change — 1969 Hollywood. Out nationwide Friday, it's also reunited them with Quentin Tarantino. (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
Once known only as
Once known only as "Tarantino's Manson Movie," the actual film is something very different. Manson is a character, as are his most notorious followers. And of course, Sharon Tate is depicted too and played by Margot Robbie. But as with most Tarantino movies, it's not exactly what you think. (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
As with many button-pushing Tarantino projects,
As with many button-pushing Tarantino projects, "Once Upon a Time..." has been at the centre of a few heated public discussions, including the morality of making a movie about Tate and Manson, and the casting of Emile Hirsch, who in 2015 pleaded guilty to assaulting a female studio executive at Sundance. (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
Then there was that tense moment at the Cannes Film Festival press conference where a reporter asked why Robbie's character has so few lines and Tarantino curtly responded that he rejected the hypothesis. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Then there was that tense moment at the Cannes Film Festival press conference where a reporter asked why Robbie's character has so few lines and Tarantino curtly responded that he rejected the hypothesis. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie attend the photocall for
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie attend the photocall for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. The film opens on July 26. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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