Bruce Lee was a legendary actor and a master in martial arts. But his daughter, Shannon Lee has recently shared that she was sad on her father being used as a punchline in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the new movie of director Quentin Tarantino. Shannon Lee has criticized the film and said that the film portrayed her father Bruce Lee as an ‘arrogant punching bag.’
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In an interview with The Wrap, Shannon Lee said that she was uncomfortable while watching the movie as people around her laughed at her father, Bruce Lee.
The film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” features Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of a washed-up actor Rick Dalton, and Brad Pitt plays the role of a friend and Rick Dalton’s stunt double, Cliff Booth. The movie takes place in the year 1969, where both Rick and Cliff navigate the changing movie industry. Although both Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are fictional characters, the movies contain many scenarios of the era and include real Hollywood figures.
The scene that had hurt Bruce Lee’s daughter is also one of the movie’s controversial scenes. In this film, Bruce Lee’s character was played by Korean American actor Mike Moh. In this controversial scene, Bruce Lee challenges Cliff Booth to fight him. As they fight, Cliff Booth pummels Lee into a car pointing that Cliff Booth is still a formidable stunt man. However, during this scene, both Rick Dalton’s and Cliff Booth’s careers are closing on an end.
When the representatives of both Mike Moh and director Quentin Tarantino, were reached out for a comment, neither of them have responded immediately for comment.
Matthew Polly, a biographer of Bruce Lee, expressed concerns over the very same controversial scene. Matthew Polly said that the scenes, including other Hollywood actors where less mocking when compared to Bruce Lee’s.