Brad Pitt Says Meeting This Person ‘Changed Everything for Me’

Brad Pitt at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium Brad Pitt at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium

Brad Pitt won his first Oscar earlier this year for his portrayal of Cliff Booth in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Getting more selective with roles since he made his breakthrough on the big screen in the 1990s, the actor continues to prove himself as a major talent.

With his personal life often in the tabloids due to two high-profile divorces, Pitt is very careful on letting people into his inner circle. The Academy Award winner has often credited one person in particular for having a major impact on his life.

Brad Pitt | Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner‘Thelma & Louise’ role launches Brad Pitt’s career

After his role as the handsome hitchhiker in 1991’s Thelma & Louise, Pitt soon became the one to watch. Taking on major roles in films including Kalifornia and Legends of the Fall, the actor was well on his way to stardom. A fan of classic suspense movies, Pitt was drawn to the character of a rookie cop in pursuit of a serial killer in the gritty thriller Se7en.

“I love movies from the ’70s like The French Connection and that’s what David Fincher and I talked about during our first meeting,” Pitt told The Morning Call in 1995 of Se7en’s director. “I was looking for something with a documentary feel. I wanted to play a character who has flaws, who has good intentions but makes mistakes. I also wanted to kill the mythic thing – this, like, larger-than-life thing about me.”

Pitt had just finished filming Interview with the Vampire and was more than ready to leave the long shoot in London. Though Se7en contained a disturbing storyline, he enjoyed working with co-star Morgan Freeman and then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.

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“Se7en is dark too, but I had more fun making it,” Pitt said in comparison with Interview with the Vampire. “It’s a dark subject matter, but for me personally, it wasn’t depressing.”

Brad Pitt says ‘Fight Club’ was ‘fun’

In Fight Club, Pitt collaborated again with Fincher and co-starred with Edward Norton in the 1999 film. Despite the dark plot of two discontented men forming an underground club, the Ad Astra star apparently had a blast on set.

“We were having so much g*ddamn fun on that movie,” he told Leonard Maltin of Fight Club at the 35th Santa Barbara

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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