Quentin Tarantino defends Bruce Lee’s depiction in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Mike Moh as Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino has defended the portrayal of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee in his newest movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The assertion comes days after Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee criticised the director for depicting her father as a “caricature.”

At a press convention in Moscow, Tarantino, “Bruce Lee was sort of an smug man. The way in which he was speaking, I didn’t simply make plenty of that up. I heard him say issues like that to that impact. If persons are saying, ‘Effectively he by no means mentioned he might beat up Mohammad Ali,’ properly yeah he did. Alright? Not solely did he say that however his spouse Linda Lee mentioned that in her first biography I ever learn. She completely mentioned that.”

Brue Lee died on the age of 32 in 1973. He’s greatest recognized for his martial arts motion pictures like Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury. Mike Moh performs the function of Lee within the movie, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt within the lead.

In an interview with TheWrap, Shannon Lee had blasted Quentin Tarantino for exhibiting her late father as an “smug a**gap”. She mentioned, “I can perceive all of the reasoning behind what’s portrayed within the film. I perceive that the 2 characters are antiheroes and that is kind of like a rage fantasy of what would occur… and so they’re portraying a time frame that clearly had plenty of racism and exclusion. I perceive they wish to make the Brad Pitt character this tremendous bada** who might beat up Bruce Lee. However they didn’t must deal with him in the way in which that white Hollywood did when he was alive.”

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Tarantino additionally opined whether or not Brad Pitt’s character Cliff Sales space might defeat Bruce Lee in hand-to-hand fight. Other than Shannon, the scene has additionally offended many Lee followers who’ve expressed anger on social media. Tarantino mentioned, “Might Cliff beat up Bruce Lee? Brad wouldn’t be capable to beat up Bruce Lee, however Cliff perhaps might. For those who ask me the query, ‘Who would win in a battle: Bruce Lee or Dracula?’ It’s the identical query. It’s a fictional character. If I say Cliff can beat Bruce Lee up, he’s a fictional character so he might beat Bruce Lee up. The truth of the state of affairs is that this: Cliff is a Inexperienced Beret. He has killed many males in WWII in hand handy fight. What Bruce Lee is speaking about in the entire thing is that he admires warriors. He admires fight, and boxing is a more in-depth approximation of fight as a sport. Cliff just isn’t a part of the game that’s like fight, he’s a warrior. He’s a fight particular person.”

As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood is about in 1969 within the backdrop of the Manson Household Murders. The film additionally stars Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino.

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