Quentin Tarantino apparently closed the book on Rick Daltonthe actor played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Once upon a time… in Hollywood.
Tarantino made the announcement via The video archive podcast, which he hosts with pulp Fiction co-author Roger Avary. A series of tweets announced the passing and said Tuesday’s podcast will be “a Quentin-crafted memorial episode that features some of Rick’s best roles.”
The Podcast Video Archive It’s where Tarantino and Avary “revisit classic movies on VHS and discover new favorites.” New episodes usually arrive every other Tuesday, but apparently the schedule has been sped up to accommodate the latest news.
Tarantino has charted Dalton’s life before. In 2021, he told the podcaster Jeff Goldsmith that he had a biography.
“I wrote Rick Dalton movies book,” he says. “It’s written as if Rick were real. You know they have Charles Bronson movies And Anthony Quinn movieswell, it’s done like that, with a synopsis and then some critical quotes from the era, and the book reviews each of Rick’s films that he did, leading up to the end of his career in 1988, i believe, and each of its episodic TV shows.
In this interview, Tarantino talked about a movie called The fireman, with Dalton and stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). This imaginary film took place a decade after “Hollywood”.
“The main character was in the Vietnam War, he became a cop,” Tarantino said. “And then he starts seeing this whole bunch of apple cops killing these guys who are completely corrupt and they end up killing his partner, played by a very young Sam Jackson. Then Rick targets these bad cops, and he dresses up as a firefighter, and he has his flamethrower and he goes there and he burns them all down.