Brad and Leo dress the part Credit: Sony Pictures
Brad and Leo dress the part
Credit: Sony Pictures

Hollywood square: Brad Pitt pours himself a glass

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Quentin Tarantino is a bit of a nut job, but we can’t wait to see his latest film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the director’s ninth, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fading actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double, Cliff Booth.

The movie, which is set in 1969 Tinseltown and revisits the Manson Family murders, fails to match Tarantino’s best work, according to this Variety review. But it does give both main characters a favorite drink: bloody Marys for Cliff and whiskey sours for Rick.

It does a body good

Whiskey also makes an appearance in a shot of Pitt and Tarantino from this Esquire piece on the almost-three-hour epic. For Madeleine Aggeler of New York magazine, seeing the pair “reclined in pool chairs, a gold bar cart parked between them topped with whiskey, cigarettes and…yes, Brad’s full glass of milk” was too much.

“What is happening?” Aggeler asks. “Who came up with this combo? Why can’t I get this horrible taste out of my mouth? Help me, please. And help Brad Pitt.”

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?*
Fair enough, but Pitt already helped himself by getting off the sauce in 2017. For good reason—two years earlier, a French actor who worked with him said he “lives on whiskey.”

In a GQ  interview after getting sober, Pitt cited alcohol and other drug abuse as a cause of his divorce from Angelina Jolie. “I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something,” he admitted. Sounds like quittin’ time.🥃

*With apologies to W.C. Fields

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