92nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Here we share Brad Pitt’s views on his experience of working in Once upon a time in Hollywood as “Cliff Booth”.
The film ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ is one of the top contenders for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director. Pitt has earned much attention and awards this season buzz for his portrayal of “Cliff Booth” in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. He has thus far claimed the Best Supporting Actor award at the recent big Awards ceremonies. Brad Pitt has been nominated in Oscars 2020 for Best Supporting Actor in the film ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’. He’s certainly considered to be a favourite for the Oscars as well! Fans may hope that Pitt sweeps the remaining awards shows. Let’s see if he wins an Oscar this year, Go catch Oscar live 10th February 2020 at 5:30 only on Star Movies.
- Tell us a bit about your character as “Cliff Booth”?
They come from this era, when an actor and a stunt man had a greater partnership and had more say in what was going to be in the film. And at this point, we are on the tail end, I say “we” because I’m on his coattails. I have a job if Rick Dalton has a job and if Rick Dalton doesn’t have a job then I probably don’t and he’s kindly hired me to work on odd jobs and you know, I’m doing whatever he needs.
- Was there any trepidation?
Hell no man, you know that you don’t have to carry, you know, the whole thing because you got these great people who are the best of the best and are going to help carry that load and it’s actually a relief and so much was automatic for us, just having experienced many of the same things. This story itself that Quintin has created, it just was an immediate comfort. Cliff is just this guy who’s really in the moment, so much so that he doesn’t think about where literally his next meal is going to come from and it’s almost like he’s this pre hippie or beatnik Well it’s this Zen Buddhist era that Quintin wrote into Cliff. It’s no hassle in the castle man. He’s just um “we’ll figure it out as we go along”. I really appreciate that about him, I appreciate that in people, you know the ability to embrace the way you are existing, you know, what unfolds in that day and um Cliff just seems to roll with it.
- How was your chemistry working with Leonardo?
Lover. He calls me Lover. It’s a bit confusing, but I roll with it. You’ll find, with most of the guys, I would say we’re all pretty much rooting for each other, we all have respect for each other, we all have a good laugh with each other. And it plays, and it’s pretty easy.
- Having had the experience twice, what’s it like, being on a Quentin Tarantino set?
He has such a verve for the filmmaking process. He’s knows he’s not going to be there, but for 10 films, so it’s not going to be indefinite. He has such reverence for filming and for film that, he makes a party out of it. He loves a story. If we’re in the middle of a good story, the take is going to wait. We’ll get to the take and it’s going to be good, but we’re going to finish the story.
- Brad, so who was the actor that Quentin turned on to?
We had talked a lot about the relationships, especially then, the stuntman actor relationship, they were, there invented much more, they had much more authorship over their stunts themselves and there has been some classic paring like Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins and Burt Reynolds and Hel Needham who were quite infamous.
92nd Annual Academy Awards is set to be aired live on 10th February; Monday morning at 5:30 am only on Star Movies.