SB Update

I updated:

• The BP Press section (2021) with the latest Miraval interview by Brad’s business partner Damiaen Quintard.
• The Plan B page was updated.
• The Movies section has been updated. I added the latest movies: Deadpool 2, Ad Astra & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

And I have been working hard at some gallery updates. Expect some BP Media updates again too. Check out the nice one below this post.


• x045 October 06, 2019 – GQ Photoshoot
• x003 Photoshoot (2019)
• x039 October 27, 2014 – Between Two Ferns
• x053 May 16, 2017 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
• x033 September 19, 2019- Jimmy Fallon
• x067 September 20, 2019 – The Ellen Show

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Novelization Reveals New Hardback Cover Art

The hardcover of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novelization finds the writer-director highlighting both an extreme moment from his ’60s-set Tinseltown tale, as stuntman Cliff Booth drives into the Manson Family-occupied Spahn Ranch, as well as the lower extremities of Pussycat, the character played by Margaret Qualley in the film.

And that’s just one of the additional goodies which readers can expect when Harper publishes this new edition of the novel on Nov. 9. EW can reveal that the hardcover version will include two color inserts featuring never-before-seen photos from the set and posters and other memorabilia from Rick Dalton’s career. The book will also feature an original, exclusive script for a Bounty Law episode by Tarantino titled “Incident at Inez,” and a Mad Magazine parody of Bounty Law titled “Lousy Law: Loser’s Last Ride.”

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Tarantino On His ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Novel, Retirement, Fatherhood, And Other Great Tales

Quentin Tarantino long has taken his encyclopedic cinematic influences, including genres and actors from the past, and blended them through his filter to create wildly inventive films that have influenced many up-and-coming filmmakers. Now, he has done a similar thing that I bet will not be copied by other filmmakers. After steeping himself for a half-decade in the lore of ’60s films, stuntmen, Western TV series and the Manson family to create Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino harkened back to his love for movie novelizations and wrote one for his own movie, after the fact. The book becomes in a way its own singular Tarantino creation: Using his film as a springboard, Tarantino heads into many unexpected directions while satisfyingly expanding and fleshing out the mythology of the world and the characters populated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and others. If you are a fan of the movie, you’ll find it hard to put down a novel that first was published in paperback. Here, Tarantino discusses why he put the same painstaking detail in the book as he did the movie, and where he goes from here.

Read more. Great read, lots of mentions of Brad’s character Cliff Booth.

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Never-Before-Seen Footage Debuts in Trailer for Tarantino’s New Book

Harper Perennial has debuted an official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming novelization of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and it’s jam-packed with never-before-scene footage from the director’s ninth feature film. “Hollywood” was a critical and commercial hit when it opened theatrically in July 2019 following a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film grossed $374 million worldwide and picked up 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Brad Pitt won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” novelization trailer, which can be viewed exclusively on Entertainment Weekly (check the video here), showcases footage Tarantino left on the cutting room floor for the movie’s theatrical cut. “Hollywood” ran 161 minutes in theaters, but Tarantino’s assembly cut was around four hours. Never-before-seen footage featured in the trailer includes new scenes with Al Pacino’s Marvin Schwarz and Damon Herriman’s Charles Manson. Herriman had a lot of buzz going into “Hollywood” for playing the infamous serial killer, but he only appeared in one brief scene in the theatrical cut.

One part of the book Tarantino touted was several chapters fleshing out the backstory of Pitt’s stuntman Cliff Booth. The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” novel releases June 29 via Harper Perennial.

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When Quentin Tarantino First Tried to Direct Brad Pitt’s Shirtless ‘Hollywood’ Scene He Failed Miserably

One of the most memorable moments in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” arrives when Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth climbs to the roof of Rick Dalton’s house to fix an antenna. It’s a warm summer afternoon in Los Angeles, so Cliff strips down and takes off his shirt. Pitt’s physique and the way the sun is beating down on his body and glaring off his abs overwhelmed more than a handful of moviegoers. Tarantino appeared on the latest episode of Amy Schumer’s “3 Girls, 1 Keith” podcast and recalled the moment he tried and failed to direct Pitt’s acting when it came to how Cliff should take off his shirt.

“It was funny because actually in public Brad is kind of shy about things like that,” Tarantino said. “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 bullshit? I’ll just take it off in one bit. Go!’”

Tarantino continued, “I’m like, okay, this guy knows exactly what time it is. Shut the fuck 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.”

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BP Gallery Update


• x002 February 10, 2012 – Berlinale Film Festival – Berlin, Germany
• x013 February 26, 2012 Academy Awards – Hollywood, CA
• x007 January 09, 2015 – AFI Awards – Los Angeles, CA
• x016 April 25, 2015 – Light Up the Blues concert – Hollywood, CA
• x015 August 30, 2015 – MotoGP British Grandprix – Northampton, England
• x002 September 17, 2015 – Hope for Children Gala – New York City, NY
• x005 November 05, 2015 – New York City, NY
• x011 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – DVD Additional Scenes

Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar
It’s Pitt’s first Academy Award in an acting category. He previously won as producer of “12 Years a Slave.”

Brad Pitt has won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance as stunt double Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

In a fairly competitive category, Pitt beat out fellow nominees Tom Hanks (Fred Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Anthony Hopkins (Pope Benedict XVI in “The Two Popes”), Al Pacino (Jimmy Hoffa in “The Irishman”), and Joe Pesci (Russell Bufalino in “The Irishman”).

This is Pitt’s fourth nomination as an actor, and his first acting Oscar win. Previously, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1996 for “12 Monkeys,” for Best Actor in 2009 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” for Best Actor in 2012 for “Moneyball.”

As a producer, he has three Best Picture nominations: “Moneyball” (2012), “12 Years a Slave” (2014), and “The Big Short” (2016). He won for “12 Years a Slave,” which was his first ever Oscar win.

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