Thelma and Louise
Year of issue: 1991
Director: Ridley Scott
Role: Jay Dee
In the story, two women, Thelma and Louise, run away from everyday life, but in their adventure they kill a man. The only way out for them is to escape to Mexico. Brad Pitt appeared in this film in a cowboy hat and shone naked torso. For the erotic scene with Gina Davis, the director wanted to choose an understudy for the actress, but she refused and played the role herself. After the premiere of "Thelma and Louise", Brad was showered with offers of cooperation, one more attractive than the other. Now, few people know that Pitt might not have played at all in this picture, because the more venerable at that time George Clooney stubbornly claimed his role, and more than once. But luckily for Pitt, Clooney got a turn from the gate five times.
Interview with a Vampire
Year of issue: 1994
Director: Neil Jordan
A truly stellar role as an actor, which brought him worldwide fame. Brad Pitt stars as a vampire who comes to a sensation-hungry journalist to tell his story. Together with him, many stars starred in this tape: Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst. Pitt himself was dissatisfied with his work and later said: “One afternoon, while we were still filming, I called David Giffen, who was the producer, and said:“David, I can't film here anymore. I don't want to do this. Will I be paying compensation if I quit the project now?”And he replied, very calmly,“Forty million dollars.”
Year of issue: 1995
Director: David Fincher
Plays: Detective Mills
The drama "Seven" is the first collaboration between Brad Pitt and David Fincher. The tape is named after the number of deadly sins, which is not surprising, because the film tells the story of a serial killer who took over the functions of God, one by one he kills sinners, owners of this or that vice. The tagline of the picture read: "Seven deadly sins. Seven ways to die" - and the tape consistently represented a bloody retribution for Gluttony, Greed, Idleness, Pride, Lust, Envy. The last victim was a policeman, whose role, in fact, was played by Brad Pitt - unable to cope with his own rage (or, rather, affect), in the finale he kills a maniac who has already surrendered to the mercy of justice after the murder of the hero's pregnant wife, and thus he himself turns out on the other side of mercy and "righteous" life.
By the way, the finale was born during the filming; in the original version of the script, the detective was supposed to die a heroic death in an unequal battle with a serial killer, but Pitt insisted on a dramatic denouement. Moreover, for some time after the release of the film, there were rumors in the press that Brad even threatened to leave the picture if the creators of the picture refused the ending he had offered.
Year of issue: 1999
Director: David Fincher
Plays: Tyler Durden
The film, based on the book of the same name by Chuck Polahniuk, was initially received ambiguously by the public and critics. Some were spitting, others were delighted with what they saw. It took time for viewers and film critics to appreciate the film. Today he is among the top 10 pictures according to IMDb. Ten years after its premiere, Fight Club was named the most controversial Hollywood film on the nature of violence since Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and was hailed by The New York Times as "the defining film of our time." Brad Pitt played the role of Tyler Durden, a soap salesman, a fighter against the system and, in combination, the main character's alter ego.
The ribbon was raised on the shield by youth extremist organizations, secret societies of fans of fist fights began to be created in the USA, Europe and Russia. However, the authors of the legendary picture in every possible way denied accusations, claiming that the whole story is pure fiction, there are no fight clubs in reality, and never have been. However, they, of course, were not believed, because "the first rule of Fight Club is not to tell anyone about Fight Club."
Year of issue: 2000
Director: Guy Ritchie
Plays: Mickey O'Neill
Even supporting roles can make a big difference in an actor's career! What one could least expect was the appearance on the screen of the first Hollywood handsome man in the role of a gypsy, and even a boxer. We can say that director Guy Ritchie, whom critics call a direct follower of Quentin Tarantino, revealed Pitt's comedic talent to the audience. The chain of twists and turns around the 86-carat diamond has become a classic in the spirit of Richie, rivaling the 1998 "Lock, Stock, Two Barrels" tape. By the way, Brad Pitt has publicly declared more than once that he is an ardent fan of this film - after its release, he contacted the director, asking him to somehow involve him in the next project.
No glamor, “candy” beauty, perfect hairstyle coupled with a perfect suit and the same perfect body. A gypsy, an inveterate brawler, who let his immoderate thirst to "make someone's face" on a "good" deed, an incomprehensible speech in which all British dialects were mixed - Pitt successfully embodied all this on the screen, once again proving to the public and himself at the same time - a real artist is able to get used to any role.
The Mysterious Story of Benjamin Button
Year of issue: 2008
Director: David Fincher
Plays: Benjamin Button
After the release of the film, based on a story by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Brad Pitt was expected to receive an Oscar for the main role, however, the nomination remained a nomination. The work of an actor in the picture, meanwhile, does not get worse from this. The main character was born "under strange circumstances" at the end of the First World War as an old man, and during his life he grew younger. The creators have been working on the adaptation of Fitzgerald's work for more than one year. The directors Steven Spielberg (in his vision, the role of Benjamin was to be played by Tom Cruise) and Ron Howard (the main role was intended for John Travolta) managed to work on the idea. As a result, the notorious David Fincher got down to business, who, of course, brought his favorite actor, Brad Pitt, into the picture.
"The tree of life", 2011
Year of issue: 2011
Director: Terrence Malick
Plays: Mr. O'Brien
Terrence Malick's philosophical film about the search for the meaning of life, it would seem, was no different about hundreds of exactly the same pictures that everyone and sundry are filming: here is the world through the eyes of a child, and the first disappointment, a tragedy on the scale of children's perception, and even - developing before our eyes the astonished audience has an Oedipus complex. However, Malik so cleverly managed to present a hackneyed theme that the picture even received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Brad Pitt played the main character's father in The Tree of Life. He is the personification of irreconcilability, a concrete model of the world, devoid of any possibility to change. In other words, in the eyes of a child, he is the bearer of absolute evil. The picture is crammed with biblical stories, which, by the way, significantly interferes with its perception. After all, not everyone read the Bible as a child, but to figure out what's what, to comprehend the deep meaning and see "between the lines" - only a prepared viewer can do it.
Year of issue: 2009
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Plays: Aldo Reign
Quentin Tarantino's work, which tells the story of life in France during World War II, was the first collaboration between Brad Pitt and a Hollywood filmmaker. The film, which was released in 2009, received positive reviews from audiences and film critics, and also received many awards in the film industry, including an Oscar. In one of his interviews, Pitt spoke about the experience of filming Inglourious Basterds, noting that it was incredible.
"I really enjoy working with Kevin, and the atmosphere on the set, the scenes and the dialogues are sheer pleasure."
Year of issue: 2006
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
Plays: Richard Jones
The film Babylon, released in 2006, tells the story of the lives of different people in three parallel storylines. The character of Brad Pitt, Richard Jones, exists in the Moroccan line - he travels with his wife through the African kingdom and watches the life of its citizens - their way of life, traditions, culture. However, unexpectedly, the journey is overshadowed by an accident that happened to Jones' wife Susan.
Brad Pitt, who was a big fan of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's work, for the sake of filming in "Babylon" abandoned another major project "The Departed". Of course, Pitt chose Iñarritu's film for a reason - he definitely succeeded in his role, and, in addition, the project received several prestigious awards, including the Golden Globe and Oscar.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Year of issue: 2019
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Plays: Cliff Booth
The 9th motion picture by cult director Quentin Tarantino tells the story of the life of actor Rick Dalton and his friend and stunt double Cliff Booth in Hollywood. Brad Pitt played the role of Booth, and film critics noted that this is one of the best roles of a Hollywood actor.
It is difficult to disagree with the opinion of film experts - Pitt's character turned out to be a very striking character, and the final scene of the film, in which Rick Dalton's understudy collided with members of the Family sect, chains the viewer to the screen, forcing them to watch it again and again (read also: … Hollywood ": the reaction of Roman Polanski and the Sharon Tate family to the film).
For his role in the 9th film, Tarantino Pitt received an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor nomination, becoming a two-time winner of the prestigious award.
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