Top 20 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood film message.

Damon Herriman, who portrays Manson in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), also portrays him in Mindhunter Season 2.
Damon Herriman, who portrays Manson in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), also portrays him in Mindhunter Season 2.

During Rick Dalton's western shoot in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Timothy Olyphant's character rides a horse through town. The camera pans left with a wooden fencing structure at the foreground flipping by, as if simulating a classical rolling film reel.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Trivia

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  1. This scene (top) from 'Bounty Law' in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) is filmed on the same location in Melody Ranch, as the scene (below) from Django Unchained (2013).

  2. Sharon Tate and friends enter the restaurant through the exit lane and park. I found this interesting since it implies a certain self-superiority these people have for themselves.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - When Rick Dalton goes to Italy to make spaghetti westerns, the narrator states the movie he worked on was directed by Antonio Margheriti. A callback to Donny Donowitz's alias when going undercover in Inglorious Basterds (2009)
    When Rick Dalton goes to Italy to make spaghetti westerns, the narrator states the movie he worked on was directed by Antonio Margheriti. A callback to Donny Donowitz's alias when going undercover in Inglorious Basterds (2009)
  • Tarantino intenionally mismatched the name at the start of the movie

  • Dalton's Lancer character name is an acronym

  • 1 - Brandy, Brad Pitt's pitt bull was portrayed as a female, however in the climactic home invasion scene she was played by a male dog.
    Brandy, Brad Pitt's pitt bull was portrayed as a female, however in the climactic home invasion scene she was played by a male dog.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Hidden Details

1 - Just before talking to Sam Wanamaker about his role on "Lancer", Rick Dalton has his face down in a bowl of ice water. This is a beauty treatment supposedly started by Joan Crawford, to "reduce puffiness" around the eyes, after a long night of drinking.
Just before talking to Sam Wanamaker about his role on "Lancer", Rick Dalton has his face down in a bowl of ice water. This is a beauty treatment supposedly started by Joan Crawford, to "reduce puffiness" around the eyes, after a long night of drinking.

When Bruce Lee jump kicks Cliff Booth, there were many extras in the background as witnesses. Thereafter, when Booth throws Lee into a car and spars with him over a few punches, the extras are gone.

1 - In the scene where Leonardo Di Caprio uses the flamethrower for the first time, you can see the actors playing the Nazis wearing a fireproof suit right after the flames are thrown.
In the scene where Leonardo Di Caprio uses the flamethrower for the first time, you can see the actors playing the Nazis wearing a fireproof suit right after the flames are thrown.
1 - When Cliff smokes the Acid Dipped cigarette and hes making the dog food, you can hear a faint distorted wobbling noise when he waves his hands around.
When Cliff smokes the Acid Dipped cigarette and hes making the dog food, you can hear a faint distorted wobbling noise when he waves his hands around.
1 - Rick Dalton is reading a book about a 'bronco buster'. When Cliff Booth enters Spahn's house at the hippie infested ranch, this sculpture can be seen inside. It is 'The Bronco Buster' by Frederic Remington.
Rick Dalton is reading a book about a 'bronco buster'. When Cliff Booth enters Spahn's house at the hippie infested ranch, this sculpture can be seen inside. It is 'The Bronco Buster' by Frederic Remington.

When Cliff is visiting George Spahn's house, you can fairly hear the song "Snoopy VS The Red Baron" playing on the radio in the background. This is the exact same song that Rick is listening to in the pool at the end of the film.

1 - The poster of the fourth spaghetti-movie "Operazione Dyn-o-mite!" is directed by Antonio Margheriti, which comes from the infamous Italian scene in Tarantino's other movie, Inglorious Bastards (2009).
The poster of the fourth spaghetti-movie "Operazione Dyn-o-mite!" is directed by Antonio Margheriti, which comes from the infamous Italian scene in Tarantino's other movie, Inglorious Bastards (2009).
1 - Rick Dalton sings the 1956 Jim Lowe hit The Green Door. "Wish they'd let me in so I could find out, What's behind the green door". No one knows the meaning behind the song but in the Tarantino universe there is a green door in Pulp Fiction.
Rick Dalton sings the 1956 Jim Lowe hit The Green Door. "Wish they'd let me in so I could find out, What's behind the green door". No one knows the meaning behind the song but in the Tarantino universe there is a green door in Pulp Fiction.

Brad Pitts' and Leonardo DiCaprio's names are on each other because Pitt's Character is DiCaprio's Stunt Double.

We are very subtly given the answer to the mystery of what really happened to Cliff's wife. More explanation in comments.

1 - When DiCaprio is playing the antagonist of the TV show Lancer, his co-star says "lead the way, Monsieur Dakota." This is a nod to Tarantino's earlier work, "Django Unchained" (2012) where DiCaprio plays the antagonist and insists everyone call him "Monsieur"
When DiCaprio is playing the antagonist of the TV show Lancer, his co-star says "lead the way, Monsieur Dakota." This is a nod to Tarantino's earlier work, "Django Unchained" (2012) where DiCaprio plays the antagonist and insists everyone call him "Monsieur"

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama
Director Vladislav Kozlov