Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth fighting Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Nick Atkin
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Sensei Says by Nick Atkin

Why Quentin Tarantino’s use of Bruce Lee in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is problematic

  • Asian icon and martial arts superstar is essentially reduced to being a comedy punchline in Tarantino’s latest opus
  • Filmmaker has ‘a lot of love for Bruce’ but frustrations of Lee’s daughter over not being consulted for the film are understandable

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Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth fighting Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post's sport desk. He was previously a sports writer for ESPN, and can be found on most days trying to think of ways he can pretend professional wrestling is a sport so that he can write about it.