Here’s Brad Pitt Failing to Do a 3-Point Turn on Tarantino Movie Set

Brad Pitt struggles with 3-point turn in VW Karmann Ghia 11 photos
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This summer, Quentin Tarantino is bringing to the silver screen what he once said would be his final movie ever but is not, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring a who’s who cast.
Brad Pitt plays the handsome, rough-talking stuntman Cliff Booth, and by the looks of a video unearthed by TMZ, he could have used a stuntman of his own during production as well. For all the things Pitt can do, it seems he really struggles with a basic 3-point turn.

To his credit, Pitt was shooting scenes on a very narrow Beverly Hills street and he was at the wheel of a beautiful, baby-blue 1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, so he had his work cut out for him. However, as the video at the bottom of the page shows, he needed several takes and a lot of help from a PA to get it right.

This video is like balm on the ego of any learner driver. If celebrities can struggle with the 3-point turn, all is right in the world – especially if that celebrity is one of the most appreciated actors and men’s man Brad Pitt.

“The vid was shot last September,” TMZ says, “just a few houses down from the home where Sharon Tate was brutally murdered in 1969 by Manson Family members. The streets in the neighborhood are mostly narrow and scary at night.”

That said, the Tarantino-written and directed saga should delight car aficionados, even if it has failed to do so with the #MeToo critics. Focusing on the story of actor Rick Dalton and his stuntman / real life pal Booth, and their struggle to still come across as viable in Hollywood once they’re past their prime, it showcases several beautiful classic rides in action, the Karmann Ghia among them.

This being a Tarantino film, of course we also get plenty of blood and gore, and Sharon Tate’s story up to her murder by the Manson Family members.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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