From The Quentin Tarantino Archives
Rick Dalton (a character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is an actor who starred in the fictional Western television series Bounty Law from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition into movies did not work out and in 1969, he is struggling, guest starring on other people's shows while contemplating moving to Italy – which has become a hotspot for Spaghetti Westerns. The character was partly inspired by Burt Reynolds. He is neighbors with Sharon Tate in the Tarantino Universe. His long-time friend and stunt-double is Cliff Booth.
"Rick is a man full of inner turmoil and self-pity for not being in a better position, career-wise. But as is Rick’s way, he blames everybody but himself" - QT speaking to USA Today.
Rick Dalton TV and movies:
- Uccidimi Ringo, disse il Gringo (Spaghetti Western movie)
- Operazione Dyn-o-mite! (European crime/spy movie/comedy)
- Bounty Law (TV series)
- The F.B.I. (TV series)