Director Quentin Tarantino believes that "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is the best film he has ever made. “For years people used to ask me stuff like that,” Tarantino said about being asked to pick his best movie.
“And I would say something like, ‘Oh, they’re all my children.’ I really do think ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is my best movie”. “Hollywood” grossed $374 million at the worldwide box office, an impressive final tally for an original drama.
At the 2020 Oscars, the film picked up 10 nominations, including best director and best picture, and it won Pitt the Academy Award for supporting actor. That Tarantino views “Hollywood” as his best movie is all the more notable considering he views the modern movie era as being tied with the 1980s and 1950s as “the worst in Hollywood history”.
The film was released in 2019 and tells the story of actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). The two move to Los Angeles to "conquer" the Hollywood film industry. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" earned as much as $40 million in its opening weekend.
The American Film Institute named it one of the best films of that year.
Tarantino also talked about the quality of movies that are popular now.
“Even though the ‘80s was the time that I probably saw more movies in my life than ever – at least as far as going out to the movies was concerned – I do feel that ‘80s cinema is, along with the ‘50s, the worst era in Hollywood history,” Tarantino recently said on his “The Video Archives Podcast” (via NME).
“Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!” His criticism of Marvel and DC superhero movies is longstanding “You have to be a hired hand to do those things,” Tarantino said of Marvel movies. “I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job”.