Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are two of the most famous actors on the planet, with each man having taken home an Oscar for their exceptional work on the big screen. Quentin Tarantino was the man that finally got them together, but this came after years of never seeing them work together. Naturally, this got people thinking about why.
Allegedly, Brad Pitt actually had a restraining order on DiCaprio back in the day! That’s right, there was an alleged problem between the two that caused Pitt to go to such extreme measures to keep DiCaprio away from him.
So, what in the world went on between the two stars that caused Pitt to allegedly take things so far? Let’s look at the entire picture and see what happened!
It All Started About a Girl
As we have seen over time, celebrity relationships are always the talk of the town, and when a romance ends, the headlines are ablaze. Back in the 90s, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow saw their romance come to an end, and what happened next caused a potential rift between Pitt and DiCaprio.
According to Esquire, shortly after Pitt and Paltrow went their separate ways, Gwyneth was seen around town with none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. There is no official word on what was going on between the pair, but this clearly did not make Brad Pitt all that happy.
When speaking to Extra, Pitt would say, “Yeah, I had a restraining order against [DiCaprio] for a while… over an incident in 1994 that we don’t like to talk about.”
To be fair, he did say this in a joking way, so maybe he didn’t really take the time to get a restraining order against Leo. However, heartbreak has led to people doing some strange things, so maybe Pitt was being honest here. Unlikely, but possible.
Nevertheless, neither man would end up with Gwyneth for the long haul. Each person involved in this particular love triangle has gone their own way and has found love with other people.
So, while Pitt did joke about getting a restraining order against DiCaprio, it is odd that these two titans of cinema went so long without working together.
They Never Worked Together
Normally, studios will work diligently to bring incredible actors together for a project, and over time, both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have established themselves as some of the best in the business. Despite this, the pair did not work on a project together until Quentin Tarantino stepped in.
Towards the end of the 90s, Leonardo DiCaprio became the new face of young Hollywood with films like Titanic conquering the box office. By that time, Pitt was already a huge star with plenty of hits under his belt. It seemed like the stars would align at some point, but the fans would be left waiting for nearly two decades.
During the 2000s, each man was busy releasing one hit movie after the next while working with the best directors in the game. As the 2010s rolled around, there was still nothing going on between the pair. It got people wondering if they would ever work together eventually.
It’s not like they weren’t working with other big names, which made this all the stranger. Eventually, it reached a point where it just seemed fishy, but as we would see, the pair would eventually make magic together and take part in a film that made huge waves with fans.
The Pair Finally Males Big Screen Magic
Despite not working together over the years, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio would both take turns working under Quentin Tarantino. The director wound up being the man to get these two together for the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Not only did these two get cast in the movie as the leads, but they shared many scenes together. It was a dream come true for movie fans who got to witness these two talented men display incredible chemistry while working with one another.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would go on to receive solid reviews from critics while making some serious cash at the box office. Tarantino almost never misses, and this film was a guaranteed hit from the start. Pitt and DiCaprio just made it all the sweeter for the fans.
So, did Brad Pitt actually have a restraining order filed against Leonardo DiCaprio? The truth can be stranger than fiction, but if we are taking a guess here, then we would have to call Pitt’s bluff. It’s a funny story, but it’s just too far-fetched.