Producer Thinks ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Child Actor Earned an Oscar Nom With Cut Scene

Ten-year-old Julia Butters is certainly the breakout star of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” In the film, she plays co-star to Leonardo DiCaprio’s middling screen actor Rick Dalton, and the two wax philosophical together.

She tells him the goal of acting is “to achieve 100% effectiveness.

Which is impossible.” It’s a brief, but haunting moment.Tarantino, it turns out, discovered the young starlet off of TV’s “American Housewife,” in which she stars as Ocd-addled Anna-Kat Otto.Speaking to IndieWire, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” producer David Heyman said, of all the cuts in the nearly three-hour film, he most mourns a tour-de-force third encounter with Dalton’s “Lancer” costar (Butters).

“Quentin is adept at throwing out a great scene,” said Heyman.

“If she was in, she’d get an Oscar nomination for that performance.

But it didn’t serve the film.

It’s all about the film rhythm,

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