The actor also jested at how the role was a challenge, deadpanning, “Let’s be honest, it was a difficult part. The guy who gets high, takes his shirt off and doesn’t get on with his wife.”
Brad Pitt won the SAG Award for best performance by a male actor in a supporting role on Sunday night for his portrayal of stuntman Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.
The actor prevailed over fellow nominees Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Al Pacino (The Irishman) and Joe Pesci (The Irishman).
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt and writer-director Quentin Tarantino may have shown up a little late coming from the annual AFI Awards lunch (Jan 03), but the point is, they showed up! We weren’t lying! The trio sat down with For Your Consideration host Scott Mantz as part of the FYC Screening Series at ArcLight Cinemas, where Tarantino revealed that he watches the show!
In “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Leonardo DiCaprio plays a struggling actor who can only dream of being nominated for an Academy Award. He has to fight for good parts, is never recognized for industry accolades and is forced to travel overseas to get work.
You and costar Brad Pitt seem to have grown especially close on the awards trail. How has your friendship evolved since filming?
Both of us connected with the relationship that the two characters have in the film — the support system they have for one another. Having grown up in this industry around the same time and places, we just clicked into these people. It was a really natural, implicit understanding. It was amazing working with Brad.
At the Golden Globes this month, he cracked that he thought Jack should’ve shared the life raft with Rose at the end of “Titanic.” Were you surprised by the depth of his “Titanic” knowledge?
He always comes prepared with some good quip on stage — especially the last-minute ones.
Renee Zellweger is a surefire winner for her Judy Garland impression because Academy Award voters love that kind of overwrought work.
And the nomination for arguably the most star-laden loaded category in recent Academy Awards history goes to:
Best supporting actor, with nominees Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”), Al Pacino and Joe Pesci (both for “The Irishman”) and “Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”).
Pitt is the only one of those modern-day icons who has yet to win at least one acting Oscar. He’s also the favorite in the category — and his fierce, funny, deadpan performance in “OUTIH” also happens to be the most deserving…
Brad won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Brad was unable to be there so Quentin Tarantino accepted the award on his behalf.