Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — What happened in summer of 1969?
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To many, Charles Manson is one of the world’s most notorious cult leaders, rising to infamy with the gruesome Manson Family Murders in 1969. Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino took it upon himself to offer a fictional plot line in the lead-up to the family’s first killings with his film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.
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The film’s two main leads, Cliff Booth played by Brad Pitt and Rick Dalton played by Leonardo DiCaprio, are fictional characters living through historical events and meeting some of the real people involved in the tragic Manson Family Murders, including the cult leader himself played by Damon Herriman.
DiCaprio’s character lives next door to Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, who was the very real actress who featured in films like Valley of the Dolls and one of the first victims of the Manson family.
Tate started working in film as an extra while still in high school in Italy and eventually moved to Los Angeles in 1962 at the age of 20.
The burgeoning actress first got a start in a popular television show and soon transitioned to feature films and by 1967 found herself nominated for a Golden Globe award.
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