In case you’ve been wondering how things turned out for Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Rick Dalton after the events of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino has shared exactly what happens to him.
After Rick Dalton’s house was invaded by a group of murderous hippies and he torched one of them with a flame thrower, things turned out alright for him and his career picked up a bit due to the attention he got after those events. The director told The Wrap:
“The whole incident with the flamethrower and the hippies got a lot of play. No one quite knows what a big deal that was, but it was still a big deal. And it’s a big deal that he killed ‘em with the flamethrower, with the prop from one of his most popular movies. So he starts becoming in demand again. I mean, not in demand like Michael Sarrazin at that time was in demand, but he’s got some publicity and now all of a sudden The 14 Fists of McCluskey is playing more on Channel 5 during Combat Week and stuff. And so he gets offered a couple of features — low-budget ones, but studio ones.”
I really loved the character Rick Dalton and it’s good to know that his career was reinvigorated in Hollywood after that insane ordeal. With that being the case, I assume that means he continued to work with his good friend and stunt double Cliff Booth, who was played by Brad Pitt.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was one of my favorites of 2019 and it’s great to see the recognition that it has been getting. I can’t wait to see what Tarantino’s next film will be!