Know the true story that inspired Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

While the characters that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play are fictitious, Margot Robby’s role is based on American actress Sharon Tate 

author_img Akshaya Vardhini Published :  17th May 2019 01:24 PM   |   Published :   |  17th May 2019 01:24 PM

Once upon a time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is expected to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in the lead roles. It has also been reported that the movie is inspired by the Tate murders which marked the end of the Golden age of Hollywood in the 1960s.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

The storyline mainly revolves around Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a Western TV actor and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) trying to make their way up in Hollywood and how their lives get intertwined with their famous neighbour Sharon Tate, who was one of the victims of the Tate murders.

Quentin Tarantino said that this is his most personal project to date. He lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the movie is also about his memories of growing up there and witnessing the Hollywood at its best. The director's main intention is to create the Hollywood that doesn't exist anymore.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino

The Tate murders took place in Los Angeles on August 8, 1969. The murder was committed by Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel  under the influence of Charles Manson, who formed the cult called "Manson Family." The primary victim of this slaughter was the famous American actress and model, Sharon Tate who was eight and a half months pregnant at that time. Sharon Tate is played by Margot Robbie in this movie. 

Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

The film looks at this incident from the perspectives of Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth and how they get involved in the massacre. The movie will be screened on May 21 at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released worldwide on July 26.