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Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt Open Up About Working Together & Finding Their Way in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt Open Up About Working Together & Finding Their Way in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino are on the cover of Esquire‘s Summer 2019 issue, out on June 4.

Here’s what the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars had to say…

Leonardo, on still having an appreciation for the struggle of finding your way in the industry: “My attitude is the same as when I started. When I talk to these two guys [Brad and Quentin], it’s like, we know we were given that one shot and we do not want to disrespect that opportunity, which is why we’re just trying the damn best we can to make the best things we can. Because we understand that it is fleeting. Tastes change; culture changes. And I feel very blessed to have gotten that ticket to be able to do movies. So I feel very connected to that fifteen-year-old kid who got his first movie. And that hasn’t changed.”

Brad, on his early days in Hollywood: “I remember back in the early days I hung out with Brandon Lee. He drove a hearse and lived in Echo Park. We went out one night and everyone else had peeled off, and we ended up back at his place and it was like six in the morning. A real, you know, drunk and stony night, and he proceeded that night to tell me how he thought he was going to die young like his dad. And I just chalked it up to, you know, stony 6:00 a.m. talk. And then he got The Crow the next year.”

Leonardo, on working with Brad: “In a weird way, when we were doing the movie, my relationship with Brad clicked. It was very early on where he improvised a line and it changed everything. In the scene, as it was written, I’m coming to set hungover. And I am basically getting my fate handed to me, discovering what my future is going to be in this industry. And I’m really down. And in the scene, Brad ad-libs; he just comes out with this line, he looks at me and says, ‘Hey, you’re Rick f–king Dalton. Don’t you forget that.’”

For more from Brad, Leonardo and Quentin, head to Esquire.com.

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Credit: Alexi Lubomirski; Photos: Esquire
Posted to: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, once upon a time in hollywood, Quentin Tarantino

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  • VanityInsecurity™

    Brad is gorg.

  • /////

    Absolutely.

  • Thassy

    @TatianaSiegel27
    Brad Pitt (who is still outside doing autographs) just got the biggest applause inside the Palais when h came up on the screen

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    Oh wow, I didn’t know he knew Brandon Lee! I always thought his legacy/story was sad….

  • Thassy

    Anne Thompson
    @akstanwyck
    Brad Pitt heads for the tapis rouge as the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood group assembles for the ritual walk up the steps. #Cannes2019

  • Felly Smoak

    good morning!!! i see that leo dicaprio nation and brad pitt nation are wide awake

  • Observer2

    Thanks, Thassy!

  • Felinelilly

    LMAO at Quentin waving like the attention is all for him. The man just ate it up.
    Dakota was standing right next to Margot in the theater.

  • Beedyq

    So they did a joint interview.

  • latyyiss

    Brad pitt is DADDY AF in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood AND I AM IN LOVE

  • Passing Through

    12th! LOL!

  • Beedyq

    QT is there to be annointed 😁

  • Passing Through

    Sigh. Too bad nobody likes him…

  • Felinelilly

    That was hilarious. Like man, please pull it back a little bit. LOL

  • Beedyq

    New to me as well.

    Sad to think about what happened to him.

  • Patty Smyth

    Shit!! Brad looks HAWT AF on that cover picture!! And it needs to be mentioned…arms!!! 😘😍🥰

  • Beedyq

    He cannot help himself😂

  • Passing Through

    I just love Brad. He probably did 1 interview and 1 cover for this movie – and this is it. Possibly no solo covers, no solo interviews. Can’t wait to see how the Onlies spin this as “he’s hiding because he’s ashamed of getting dumpedbeating the kids & Angie” while failing to remember – this is the guy who was on the last Details cover ever…and they got photos and a few quotes about nature and that was it. LOL!

  • Beedyq

    His hair is hawt on the cover unlike today 😝

  • Beedyq

    New trailer on jj

  • Observer2

    I didn’t either. This is the first time I think he’s ever let that be known.

    It was so sad that he died so young and yes, just like his father.

  • Observer2

    Is it a JetStream? LOL

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    Is this new? I think so..

    OUATIH trailer 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qePl3OVYYgk

  • YouAreBastards

    WHAT A PITY THAT THERE WON’T BE A HOLE A COULD HIDE NOT TO HEAR ALL THE SHIT FOLLOWING THIS FUCKING STORY – THANKS TO YOU ALL FUCKING BASTARDS.
    KEEP SELLING HIM LIKE THE NICE GUY, DISGUSTING WHORES.

  • Beedyq

    New trailer just released

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    Oh shit, QT did NOT just make a reference to his OWN FILM in OUATIH’s new trailer (Inglorious Basterds)…

    HE DID

  • YouAreBastards

    WHY DON’T YOU STOP POST IT PUTAS??

  • YouAreBastards

    STOP IT PUTAS!!!!

  • Passing Through

    Oops…posted this on the wrong thread!

    Brad’s still got his family tat…poor Onlies. Gonna be hard to say he doesn’t have it when it’s on full display -

    http://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/brad-esquire/brad-pitt-quentin-tarantino-leonardo-dicaprio-esquire-june-2019-03.jpg

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO!!!

  • Beedyq

    LOL

  • YouAreBastards

    STOP IT PUTAS!!|

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO

  • YouAreBastards

    VAF

  • Passing Through

    I vaguely remember him saying something about Brandon Lee in an interview years ago – back when he was still leg-shackled to the Dead End.

  • YouAreBastards

    YOU H AVE TO STOP TO ADIVERTISE THEM FUCKING PUTAS!!

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO!!!!

  • YouAreBastards

    SHIT PUTAS!!!

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    Shhh, he’s just trying to control Angelina bc he’s displaying the “A” part….

  • Observer2

    I see all three bio children in that picture.

  • Passing Through

    Why are you surprised? That’s what he does all the time…

  • Beedyq

    And Angie still has her’s too😊

  • YouAreBastards

    KEEP ADVERTISING THREE FUCKING BASTARDS!!

  • Patty Smyth

    There was speculation a new trailer would come out today.

    Ummm…can someone do a slo-mo of Brad taking off his shirt??? Please!!! 😳😍

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    LOL

  • YouAreBastards

    LEAVE THIS PLACE FUCKING WHORES!!

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO!!!!

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO!!!!!

  • Thassy

    I can’t wait until July!!!!

  • YouAreBastards

    FUCKING DISGUSTING WHORES WHO CELEBRATE A FUCKING ABUSIVE SHIT OF A MAN.