Quentin Tarantino likes to leave questions unanswered in his movies, and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is no different with Brad Pitt admitting he knows the answer to one of the biggest questions in the movie.
In the film, Pitt stars as stunt man Cliff Booth, a film industry veteran who is basically a lackey to fading star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Booth isn’t welcome on the set of every movie that Dalton stars in due to the fact there’s a rumour going around that he killed his wife, and because of it, he creeps people out.
The question of whether Cliff killed his wife is raised in a flashback where Cliff is drunk on a boat holding a harpoon aimed at his nagging wife. The boat then lurches forward and it’s implied that he either accidentally or purposefully shot his wife.
Later on in the film he tells a Manson family member he’s “avoided jail” his whole life, leading the audience to once again question whether he did kill his wife or not.
In an interview with The L.A. Times, Pitt was asked if he knew the answer to the mystery and he confessed, “That, I will never tell.” Adding he didn’t want to spoil the idea that his character could be seen as a hero.
When told the Cliff is then left with a dark cloud hanging over him, Pitt responded, “Precisely… So why spoil that?”
It kind of feels like he knows his character is a murderer but wants to keep it a secret so people still like him?
He also revealed he’d worked out an answer to the question himself while constructing the character, but wouldn’t share what he decided.
So, what do you think the answer is?