It was there that someone asked him to comment on the controversy regarding the film's portrayal of Hollywood legend Bruce Lee.
One revolves around Tarantino's script, which portrays Lee as something of an arrogant braggart; another involves the idea that Bruce Lee might be bested in a fight by a Hollywood stuntman.
And how about the "Could Cliff Booth beat up Bruce Lee?"
"Brad would not be able to beat up Bruce Lee, but Cliff maybe could.
If I say Cliff can beat Bruce Lee up, he's a fictional character so he could beat Bruce Lee up."
Tarantino then goes on to explain why the extremely fictional character of Cliff Booth might be able to go toe-to-toe with one of the greatest fighters who's ever lived, and in doing so he fills us in on a few previously-unknown details regarding Cliff Booth's backstory: "The reality of the situation is this: Cliff is a Green Beret He has killed many men in WWII in hand-to-hand combat.
If Cliff were fighting Bruce Lee in a martial arts tournament in Madison Square Garden, Bruce would kill him.