Rick Dalton, the iconic character brought to life by Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” has bid farewell to this world at the age of 90. Rick Dalton, originally known for his role in the hit series “Bounty Law,” later transitioned to smaller Western projects like “Nebraska Jim” and “Tanner.”
- ‘No One Will Save You’ Director on How to Make a Movie With Limited Dialogue and Scary Aliens — Horror Film School
- Jessica Chastain Encourages Producers to Sign Interim Agreements Amid SAG-AFTRA Strike: ‘It Will Show the AMPTP How Wrong They Are’
- Mexico’s Monterrey Film Festival Unveils Lineup, New International Ambitions (EXCLUSIVE)
- Venice Standout ‘Ryuchi Sakamoto | Opus’ Sells to Janus Films in North America Ahead of New York Film Festival Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)
- ‘Poolman’ Review: Chris Pine’s Daffy Absurdist Disaster of an L.A. Noir
Tarantino shared the character’s passing with a heartfelt tweet via The Video Archives, a podcast he co-hosts with his “Pulp Fiction” collaborator, Roger Avary.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of actor Rick Dalton, celebrated for his unforgettable performances in the beloved TV series ‘Bounty Law’ and ‘The Fireman’ trilogy.”
The tweet also provided some insight into Dalton’s background, revealing that he peacefully passed away in his Hawaii home, survived by his wife, Francesca. Rick Dalton’s legacy is remembered with the inscription, “RIP Rick Dalton 1933-2023.”
On their podcast, Tarantino and Avary revisit VHS classics like “Moonraker,” “Star 80,” “Rodan,” and more. Following the news of Rick Dalton’s passing, the podcast pledged to dedicate its next episode to some of Dalton’s cherished roles.
“In light of his departure, we’re postponing the Rollerball episode. Instead, we’ll return next Tuesday with a tribute episode curated by Quentin, showcasing some of Rick’s finest moments.”
Fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming episode.
The New Beverly Cinema, an establishment owned and operated by Tarantino, expressed its condolences for the loss of Dalton by featuring a special marquee message, honoring him as “a remarkable actor.”
In the film, Rick Dalton resided next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles. Alongside his stunt double and chauffeur, Cliff Booth (portrayed by Oscar-winner Brad Pitt), they faced an attack by Charles Manson’s followers and ultimately thwarted the real-life, gruesome 1969 murder spree.