Quentin Tarantino mourns the “death” of Rick Dalton

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quentin tarantino rick dalton leonardo dicaprio.jpg

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If you happen to’ve been maintaining with Quentin Tarantino since 2019’s As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, you’ll know that few characters have ever piqued his curiosity the best way Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton has. Tarantino has teased a brand new e book known as “The Movies of Rick Dalton,” and certainly, simply final week, a mysterious new Wikipedia page went up that crammed out Dalton’s filmography in an intriguing means. Now, through the official Twitter feed of the Video Archives Podcast, which he hosts with Roger and Gala Avary, he’s confirmed the “loss of life” of Rick Dalton on the ripe previous age of ninety. The podcast can also be hyping a particular commemorative episode dropping on Tuesday that may study a number of the finest roles.

Tarantino has been fastidiously build up his fictional Rick Dalton universe over the previous few years, primarily by way of his As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood novelization that confirmed, amongst different issues, that Dalton had a modest comeback within the seventies and eighties earlier than retiring in his fifties. The e book additionally reveals that Dalton was bipolar, which fuelled his alcoholism. He finally gave up consuming after the suicide of a younger actor named Pete Duel (a real guy), who was equally . In keeping with the Video Archives feed, Dalton remained married to his Italian spouse, Francesca (who helped him and Cliff Sales space tackle the Manson Household), and the Wikipedia web page revealed he and Sales space made a sequence of hit B-action films for Cannon within the eighties known as The Fireman.

As a large fan of the Video Archives Podcast, which is wrapping up its first season and QT getting ready for its tenth and ultimate movie, I’m hyped for this particular Rick Dalton episode. I’m extremely excited for his e book, The Movies of Rick Dalton, which follows his wonderful non-fiction Cinema Speculation. I additionally hope that, if certainly his subsequent movie is a couple of movie critic in Los Angeles within the seventies (as rumoured), DiCaprio may present up as Dalton in some capability, as I actually assume it’s one of many actor’s finest roles.


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