'Seven-minute ovation': Leonardo, Brad and Margot attend the glitzy Cannes debut of Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Brad, Leonardo, and Margot cosy up at the film's lavish Cannes launch.
Brad, Leonardo, and Margot cosy up at the film's lavish Cannes launch. Photo credit: Reuters

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had its star-spangled premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (local time), receiving a seven minute standing ovation from its audience.

The Quentin Tarantino production, who directed the classic films Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, features A-List actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Dakota Fanning. 

Leonardo DiCaprio, 44, and Brad Pitt, 55, showed off their budding bromance at the film's launch. Co-star Margot Robbie, who worked with DiCaprio on The Wolf of Wall Street, was also in attendance, as well as Ocean's 8 star Dakota Fanning.

Brad and Leo looked dapper and smiley at the premiere, hugging in front of ecstatic fans.
Brad and Leo looked dapper and smiley at the premiere, hugging in front of ecstatic fans. Photo credit: Reuters

The film is Tarantino's second collaboration with both DiCaprio and Pitt, after DiCaprio starred in Django Unchained (2012) and Pitt's 2009 role in Inglorious Basterds.

Tarantino, known for his satirical dark comedies, tells the story of tinsel town in 1969 through the eyes of two aspiring actors. The film also explores Charles Manson's brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate.

The film, which was tipped to be a hit from the get-go, went on to receive rave reviews from its audience after the Cannes debut.

The A-List cast attended the Cannes premiere, putting on a united and friendly display.
The A-List cast attended the Cannes premiere, putting on a united and friendly display. Photo credit: Reuters

“It’s shocking, gripping, dazzlingly shot,” The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrote, giving it five stars.

The film also marks the final on-screen appearance of actor Luke Perry, who passed away earlier this year. 

The film is set to be released in the United States on July 26, and in the United Kingdom on August 14.

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