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He has won two Oscars and been nominated for five.

But Quentin Tarantino considers his most recent project his 'most personal.'

The 56-year-old filmmaker told Esquire magazine that Once Upon A Time In - which is his ninth feature film - is the closest to him because it was inspired by his childhood.

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Passion project: Quentin Tarantino - pictured at a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday - told Esquire magazine that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - which is his ninth feature film - is the closest to him because it was inspired by his childhood

Passion project: Quentin Tarantino - pictured at a news conference at the Film Festival on Wednesday - told Esquire magazine that Once Upon A Time In - which is his ninth feature film - is the closest to him because it was inspired by his childhood

Dynamic duo: The highly-anticipated movie is set in 1969 Los Angeles and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as television star Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as his long-time stunt double

Dynamic duo: The highly-anticipated movie is set in 1969 Los Angeles and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as television star Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as his long-time stunt double

The highly-anticipated movie is set in 1969 Los Angeles and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as television star Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as his long-time stunt double and Margot Robbie as movie star Sharon Tate.

It was said to be a 'love letter' to the last moments of 's golden age and he considers the story to be a 'memory piece' about Los Angeles, the city where he grew up and that fueled his passion for cinema.

Speaking about his film - which premiered on Tuesday at the Film Festival to a seven minute standing ovation - to Esquire magazine, he said: '[The film is] probably my most personal. I think of it like my memory piece.

'Alfonso [Cuarón] had 'Roma' and Mexico City, 1970. I had LA and 1969. This is me. This is the year that formed me. I was six years old then. This is my world. And this is my love letter to LA.'

Interesting: It was said to be a 'love letter' to the last moments of Hollywood's golden age and the 56-year-old filmmaker - pictured with wife Daniela Pick, 34 - considers story to be 'memory piece' about Los Angeles, the city where he grew up and that fueled his passion for cinema

Interesting: It was said to be a 'love letter' to the last moments of 's golden age and the 56-year-old filmmaker - pictured with wife Daniela Pick, 34 - considers story to be 'memory piece' about Los Angeles, the city where he grew up and that fueled his passion for cinema

Taking a stand: Tarantino - pictured on the cover of Esquire with Brad and Leo - told the publication: 'I had LA and 1969. This is me. This is the year that formed me. I was six years old then. This is my world. And this is my love letter to LA'

Taking a stand: Tarantino - pictured on the cover of Esquire with Brad and Leo - told the publication: 'I had LA and 1969. This is me. This is the year that formed me. I was six years old then. This is my world. And this is my love letter to LA'

DiCaprio, 44, agrees Tarantino that the movie is a

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