Cliff Booth

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives

Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt) is Rick Dalton's longtime stunt double and close friend. He is a former Green Beret and served in WWII. The character was partly inspired by stunt legend/director Hal Needham, Gary Kent, who did stunts for a film made on Spahn Ranch, while the Manson Family was living there and Gene LeBell, a martial artist and stuntman. In the film, we see Cliff sparring with martial arts trainer/choreographer and future movie legend Bruce Lee.

  • Cliff lives in a trailer next to the Van Nuys Drive-In. QT characters Cliff Worley and Budd also lived in trailers.
  • Cliff drives a VW Karmann Ghia. This car was the model Quentin's stepdad drove. Also driven by The Bride in Kill Bill.
  • "Cliff is a World War II hero and one of the deadliest guys alive. He could kill you with a spoon, a piece of paper or a business card. Consequently, he is a rather Zen dude who is troubled by very little.” - QT speaking to USA Today

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