Actors Including James Marsden, Michael Madsen, James Remar, and Tim Roth Left On 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Cutting Room Floor
There’s no shortage of preeminent Hollywood actors willing to line up for a part in a Tarantino flick.
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie headline the cast of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' Damon Harriman nabbed the role of Charles Manson. Timothy Olyphant and Luke Perry are western actors. Emile Hirsch plays Jay Sebring, Al Pacino is a manager, Damian Lewis plays Steve McQueen, Rafal Zawierucha is Roman Polanski, Mike Moh is Bruce Lee, and Kurt Russell is a stunt coordinator. A smattering of other actors also briefly appear as characters at the Manson family’s Spahn Ranch, including Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, Lena Dunham, Margaret Qualley and Scoot McNairy.
However, it seems that even with a nearly three hour runtime, not everyone made the cut. The list of actors whose scenes were apparently left on the cutting room floor include Danny Strong, James Marsden, Michael Madsen, James Remar, and Tim Roth.
While the movie boasts a sprawling ensemble cast, it’s essentially a classic two-hander featuring DiCaprio and Pitt. They both described their collaboration as comfortable and easy. “It was great fun,” said Pitt, “knowing knowing the best of the best was on the opposite side holding up the scene with you. There was a great relief in that. We had similar experiences to laugh about. I hope to do it again.”