Once Upon a Time In Hollywood just passed the $100 million mark at the US box office but it has had its fair share of criticism, with Bruce Lee’s caricature in the Tarantino movie especially drawing criticism from the legend’s own daughter Shannon Lee.
The American director has finally clarified the controversy surrounding his latest movie during a press conference in Moscow. The American director said that the martial art legend was “kind of an arrogant guy”, and that the character was an accurate depiction.
Lee’s daughter has called out the film saying that her father had to fight harder than any one of those people did to achieve what was naturally given to so many others. Shannon hit out at the scene in the film in which Lee is seen bragging about his fighting aptitude on a set and denigrating boxer Muhammad Ali, and then getting into a fight with Cliff Booth.
“The way he was talking, I didn’t just make a lot of that up. I heard him say things like that, to that effect. If people are saying, ‘Well he never said he could beat up Muhammad Ali,’ well yeah, he did. Not only did he say that, but his wife, Linda Lee, said that in her first biography I ever read”, said Tarantino.