“I can understand his daughter having a problem with it. It’s her fucking father"
Quentin Tarantino has thrown shade at those who criticised his portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
In 2019, Tarantino had come under fire for his depiction of the kung fu legend from a wide range of people including Donnie Yen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lee’s daughter Shannon.
“I know Tarantino personally, but I’m very disappointed with how he portrayed Bruce Lee in the movie,” Yen said. “I watched most of the movie, but after that scene, I couldn’t continue on.”
“Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in a THR column. “But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.”
“I think [Tarantino] was very irresponsible,” Lee said about her father’s portrayal. “I think that he created a view of him that was a caricature in his sort of response to some of the criticism from myself and from others that I’ve heard. He wants to say ‘Oh was a fact this is what he was like and yet but this is a fiction movie’.”
Tarantino had previously attempted to defend his film by stating that “Bruce Lee was kind of an arrogant guy.”
Now, the 58-year-old director has gone after all critics, apart from Shannon Lee. During a podcast session with Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience, Tarantino said, “I can understand [Bruce Lee’s] daughter having a problem with it. It’s her fucking father.”
“Everybody else: go suck a dick,” he added.
Tarantino also admitted that “most directors have horrible last movies. Usually, their worst movies are their last movies.”
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