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