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This A-List Actor Almost Played Brad Pitt's Role in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

This A-List Actor Almost Played Brad Pitt's Role in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Brad Pitt portrays the role of Cliff Booth, a stunt double for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…but it could have been another A-list star in that role!

Director Quentin Tarantino went on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and revealed that he spoke to Tom Cruise about the role.

“We talked about it. He’s a great guy, and we really hit it off and it could happen on something else,” Quentin said.

Quentin also spoke about if Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt were his first choices for their roles.

“The reality of it was, people ask, ‘Was it always these two guys?’ And I’m like, ‘Well, it’s the casting coup of the decade,’” Quentin said. “You can’t count on that. They both have to respond to it, they both have to want to play they roles, they have to be available. There’s a whole lot of stuff there.”

He added, “The reality is, I had maybe eight different pairings of actors that could go together in a realistic way in this situation. Now, the ones that I got were definitely my number ones.”

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