David Letterman Recalls Getting Death Threat From Quentin Tarantino During 'Great Fight'

The former 'Late Night' show host claims he once received a threatening phone call from the 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' director after mocking him for dating a stunning actress.

AceShowbiz - David Letterman once got into a serious beef with Quentin Tarantino, to the point that the filmmaker threatened to kill him. The late-night talk show great revealed his "great fight" with the "Kill Bill" helmer when asked on Showtime's "Desus & Mero" if he ever had "any famous beefs."

"I got into a great fight with Quentin Tarantino," he began his story. "This was really good." The 72-year-old funnyman said that it all stemmed from his reaction to a guest's revelation that Quentin was dating a famous star, whom he described as "so famous that I can't recall the name."

Thinking that the "Pulp Fiction" director was not attractive or cool enough for the actress, David jokingly protested the relationship. "I'm thinking the idea is Quentin Tarantino is this movie-store nerd. Now I'm pretending that I'm stunned this glorious movie star is dating this little squirrelly guy," he explained.

Two days later, he got a call from Quentin who berated him on the phone. "He starts screaming at me, 'I'm gonna beat you to death, I'm gonna kill you, I'm coming to New York, and I'm gonna beat the crap out of you. How can you say that about me?' " he recalled. "And I said, 'Quentin, hang on a second.' "

David then asked his producer to pick up the other line, so no one could accuse him of making the story up. He claimed Quentin went "on, and on and on - like the guy is full-blown clinically goofy." The former "Late Night" show host said he asked the director, "Bat or fist," to which the latter responded, "Bat."

The comedian claimed they picked dates and flights, but the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" director ghosted him on the day of the supposed duel. They, however, have made peace as the filmmaker apologized to David for the outburst years later, according to the TV legend.

Quentin has not responded to David's claims about their beef.

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