Tom Cruise almost ended up playing the role of Brad Pitt in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Tom Cruise almost landed the role of Brad Pitt in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino says: "We really do it & # 39;

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Tom Cruise, 57, nearly played the 55-year-old Brad Pitt & # 39; s role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Director Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had actually contacted Tom about playing stuntman Cliff Booth before Brad got the role and the pair really agreed & # 39 ;.

& # 39; We talked about it. He's a great guy, and we really started it. It can happen on something else, & the director told Josh Horowitz on his Happy Sad Confused podcast.

It could have been his: Tom Cruise almost played the role of Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; seen on July 18 in Conic-Con

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It could have been his: Tom Cruise almost played the role of Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; seen on July 18 in Conic-Con

But Mr. Pitt has it! Here Brad is seen with Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film

But Mr. Pitt has it! Here Brad is seen with Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film

But Mr. Pitt has it! Here Brad is seen with Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film

Brad and Tom once worked together: on the film Interview With The Vampire. But they don't seem to be good friends.

Both also have a very sustainable career where Cruise seems to be a hit with Top Gun: Maverick, which will not be released until June 2020.

However, Quentin admitted that he was very happy to land Brad and Leonardo DiCaprio for the film, the first time they worked together on the screen.

Bad boy Brad got the mark: here he is seen in character as his stubborn stuntman

Bad boy Brad got the mark: here he is seen in character as his stubborn stuntman

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Bad boy Brad got the mark: here he is seen in character as his stubborn stuntman

Already a classic: the poster of the film felt in the 60s, an era that the director loved

Already a classic: the poster of the film felt in the 60s, an era that the director loved

Already a classic: the poster of the film felt in the 60s, an era that the director loved

& # 39; The reality was that people ask, "Was it always these two boys?" And I kind of like, "Well, it's the casting coup of the decade." You can't count on that, & he said.

& # 39; They must both respond, they must both want to play the roles, they must be available. There are a lot of things there.

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& # 39; The reality is that maybe I had eight different actor combinations that could work together in a realistic way in this situation. Now the ones I got were definitely my number one. & # 39;

The man in black: Tarantino, far left, spoke about Cruise during a podcast. Seen here at the LA premiere with Pitt, Margot Robbie and DiCaprio

The man in black: Tarantino, far left, spoke about Cruise during a podcast. Seen here at the LA premiere with Pitt, Margot Robbie and DiCaprio

The man in black: Tarantino, far left, spoke about Cruise during a podcast. Seen here at the LA premiere with Pitt, Margot Robbie and DiCaprio

In the film, Leonardo plays as Rick Dalton, a fading Hollywood star struggling to stay relevant in the late 1960s, with Brad playing his stunt double and close friend Cliff.

Meanwhile, Brad, 55, recently joked that the only reason he and Leonardo, 44, have never worked together before is because the younger actor had a restrictive order against him.

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He joked to Entertainment Tonight: “He is a good egg, and I am really happy that the restraining order was lifted from me, so we could work together.

He is doing fine: both also have a very sustainable career in which Cruise appears to be a somewhat surefire hit with Top Gun: Maverick that will not be released until June 2020

He is doing fine: both also have a very sustainable career in which Cruise appears to be a somewhat surefire hit with Top Gun: Maverick that will not be released until June 2020

He is doing fine: both also have a very sustainable career in which Cruise appears to be a somewhat surefire hit with Top Gun: Maverick that will not be released until June 2020

& # 39; No, he's a great egg. We come from the same circles and I really admire his taste and his choices. I am really happy that it is in line for us. & # 39;

Brad also revealed that Leonardo throws an impressive tantrum in the film.

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He said: & # 39; His character herein is hilarious. He throws one of the best tantrums ever recorded on film. & # 39;

He simply cannot be kept off the A-list: the film is likely to be a blockbuster and keep Cruise in the film world for another ten years

He simply cannot be kept off the A-list: the film is likely to be a blockbuster and keep Cruise in the film world for another ten years

He simply cannot be kept off the A-list: the film is likely to be a blockbuster and keep Cruise in the film world for another ten years

And Leonardo was just as positive about working with Brad on the new film.

He said: “We both live in Los Angeles and this is about the change of culture in the late 60s, and we understand the dynamics of these professional relationships that are also changing in families.

& # 39; Quentin gave us this great background story of our characters and what we experienced and it was one of the easier, kind of natural fits I have ever experienced. Because we knew a little about who these guys were. & # 39;

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell and the late Luke Perry also play.

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