Last night saw the greats of Hollywood gathered together to celebrate itself. From The Irishman to The Loudest Voice, it covered some of the best content on the small screen. One other film that got some attention was Quentin Tarantino’s latest opus, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which was a nearly-plotless film where we essentially got to hang out with an actor and stuntman for nearly three hours. What resulted was a mellow film with great performances.
One such great performance came from Brad Pitt, who starred as stuntman Cliff Booth, a real blue collar worker whose better years appear to be behind him. It was that performance from Pitt that won him an award for Best Supporting Actor, where he poked fun at a long-lasting fan debate while thanking co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.
“He’s an all-star,” Pitt said about DiCaprio — or “LDC,” as he coined him. “He’s a gent, and I wouldn’t be here without you, man. I thank you… Still, I would’ve shared the raft.”
It took a couple of seconds, but the audience caught on, eventually resulting in a delayed laugh. For those not in the know, ever since James Cameron’s Titanic hit theaters, fans have been obsessed with one question: why didn’t Rose share the piece of driftwood with DiCaprio’s Jack? The result was a frozen and dead Jack, and many fans believe the character would have survived had Rose shared the raft with him.
Of course, this is all in jest, and we all know that Rose and Jack tried to share the raft at first, right? It was the first thing they did, and all that resulted was a sinking piece of driftwood that would do neither of them good.
Personally, I’m firmly in the camp of “Rose, you did the right thing,” but what about you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!
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