Joe Rogan and Quentin Tarantino Discuss Why Bruce Lee Was Hated by Stuntmen

Published 06/30/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
PASADENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 27: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on September 27, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)


Bruce Lee is considered one of the legendary figures of martial arts and the world of entertainment. His legend is everywhere seemingly. However, not everyone likes the legendary actor. Many have expressed their disgust regarding his character. Especially, his fellow stuntmen have been the ones to do so.

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Famous director and producer, Quentin Tarantino, recently appeared in an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. He explained to Rogan what made Lee so unlikable among his stuntmen. He also pointed out that Lee used to behave differently with the people that were Americans.

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Yeah. Well, I’ve always known it and everything. And like, well, the stuntman hated Bruce on on, on on Green Hornet. Now it’s in the it’s in Matthew Polly’s book. And before that, it’s always been known. That’s why Gene lebell was brought on. To teach Bruce respect for American stuntmen,” he said.

Bruce had nothing but disrespect for stunt men. And I knew it was always hitting them. He was always hitting them with his feet. He was always tagging as called tagging. When you when you hit a stunt man for real, and he was always tagging him with his feet. And he was always tagging him with his fist, and they and they, and they got to be the point where like, no, I refuse to work with him. And he had nothing to disrespect for Americans, not men,” Tarantino added.

“It’s like, bow. They’re just not good enough. They’re they’re pu**ies. Hmm. I want to make it look real,” he concluded.

Joe Rogan was stunned while explaining the roles stuntmen play?

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The UFC’s color commentator, Rogan believes Hollywood is the home of some legendary action movies. The roles the stuntmen play in the movies are quite exemplary. Many often die while making the movies. This stuns Rogan.

NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 18: Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

There have been some unimaginable stunts and movies in Hollywood over the years. So, it’s understandable why Rogan is concerned for the men behind those scenes.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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