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He’s not pulling any punches.

After months of backlash, Quentin Tarantino is finally addressing his controversial portrayal of the late Bruce Lee in “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” — calling it a “suck” by critics. ‘Pulp Fiction’ director explodes during an appearance on ‘Pulp Fiction’ “Joe Rogan Experience” Tuesday.

“Where am I coming from… I can understand that her daughter has a problem with this, it’s her
Ch-king father!” the 58-year-old autobiographer told Rogan. “I get it. But anyone else? Go suck ad-k.”

He was reacting to the film’s divisive scene, in which stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) beats up a ruthless Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) on the set of “Green Hornet”. opponents had supposed to be a doppelganger A racist caricature, while the martial arts icon’s daughter, Shannon Lee, accused “OUATIH” of making her father an “arrogant a-hole,” full of hot air.

When Tarantino described Lee’s cocky portrayal as somewhat realistic, his offspring told Oscar winning director “keep quiet.”

Nonetheless, it appears that the “Reservoir Dogs” director is sticking to his scene.

“If you see this [the scene], it is clear that Cliff tricked him, this is how he was able to [beat him,],” the former Video Store employee explained, adding that the sequence is more New edition of the book, published this week. Tarantino described that in his best-to-out of three kumite, Booth let Lee win the first round to assess his technique so that when the Jeet Kune Do founder used the same trick a second time, he could use it. were able to compete.

Aging stunt artist triumphs Grandfather of mixed martial arts According to Tarantino, he was particularly believable because he had real-world combat skills from his time in the military.

“He fought in World War II,” explained the “Kill Bill” producer. “If Cliff fought Bruce Lee in a Madison Square Garden martial arts competition, Cliff would stand no chance. But as an assassin who killed men in the woods, he would kill him.”

Mike Moh played Bruce Lee in the film.
Mike Moh played Bruce Lee in the film.
Courtesy Everett Collection

According to Tarantino, some might even argue that Lee’s on-screen beating by Booth was an accident, as he had “nothing but disrespect for American stuntmen”.

The screenwriter insisted, “The stuntman hated Bruce on ‘The Green Hornet’ is in Matthew Polley’s book.” ”

Contrary to Tarantino’s claims, Lee’s biographer Matthew Polley described As the late legend puts it, “film sets care a lot about people below them, especially stuntmen.” He also said that the portrayal of “Once Upon a Time” was just “not what Bruce Lee was as a person.”

In 2019, China made the flick’s release famous after the stubborn director refused to resubmit it to local regulators.

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