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Quentin Tarantino Revisits Directing Brad Pitt's Shirtless Scene In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

Quentin Tarantino Revisits Directing Brad Pitt's Shirtless Scene In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'
March 31, 2020 - 22:09 / Lucas Anderson

Quentin Tarantino teamed up with Brad Pitt on the hit 2019 movie Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood. It features a notable scene where Pitt's "Cliff Booth" does some rooftop work - minus a shirt. Hear Tarantino's amusing story about directing the scene.

Quentin Tarantino made a recent appearance on Amy Schumer's podcast, 3 Girls, 1 Keith. On the show, he discussed his latest film, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood, which co-starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Pitt swept the 2020 awards season in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in the film as "Cliff Booth." On Schumer's podcast, Tarantino opened up about how he directed Pitt's shirtless scene in the film.

Brad Pitt as "Cliff Booth" in 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'. Quentin Tarantino. 2019.

Quentin Tarantino movies: Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

At first, Tarantino thought that Pitt would need pointers on how to remove his shirt. "It was funny because actually in public Brad is kind of shy about things like that," he said.

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"At the same time, he knows exactly what time it is. I go, 'So, I'm thinking maybe you unbutton the Hawaiian shirt, and you peel that off, and then peel off the Champion T-shirt.' He was like, 'Really? You want me to go through all that button bulls---? I'll just take it off in one bit. Go!'"

Brad Pitt's shirtless scene as "Cliff Booth" in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019).

Once Pitt made himself clear, Tarantino backed off. "I'm like, okay, this guy knows exactly what time it is. S--- the f--- up and let the master do his job!

"Even when you see him in the work shed and the way he puts on the leather gloves and puts the wire in his mouth all butch and macho. He just knows what time it is," the director said.

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Brad Pitt's shirtless scene in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood was Tarantino and Pitt's second collaboration, after earlier completing Inglourious Basterds together. The full interview with Tarantino on Schumer's podcast is available via Stitcher