Not so long ago, Brad Pitt was just another handsome guy who had enough motivation to work his way into a steady stream of movies and TV shows. However, he’s come a long way from where he started and now proves to be one of the most popular and “bankable” actors of Hollywood. With his amazing acting skills, versatility, and exceptional looks, he’s become a Movie Star that audiences will pay to watch on screen, regardless of what role he chooses to play. From comedy, action, drama; any movie featuring Brad Pitt is bound to become an international success. This article looks back at some of the best films from his acting career:
Directed by David Fincher, Se7en is an American neo-noir crime thriller film, released in 1995. On the surface, it looks like any other cop movie. However, as the film progresses, it adds its own dark twist – with two detectives Morgan Freeman (William Somerset) and short-tempered Brad Pitt (David Mills) finding themselves chasing a man named John Doe.
2Fight Club (1999)
Four years after the release and success of Se7en, Brad Pitt teamed up with director David Fincher once again to create the amazing, cult classic Fight Club – featuring an office drone (Edward Norton) who befriends a soap salesman (Brad Pitt). Soon, both find themselves creating a club where men beat the crap out of one another as a form of stress release. The movie rewards repeat viewings for its dramatic twist mid-film and ending.
3Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Ocean’s Eleven (2001) is all about a brilliant scheme involving a team of ex-cons who rob one of Las Vegas’ biggest casinos. The film features Brad Pitt and several other famous actors like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, and Matt Damon. The movie adds an interesting twist to the original Rat Pack film of the same name released in 1960.
Directed by Guy Richie, Snatch is a British Crime Comedy film that marked great success in Brad Pitt’s career along with a number of other famous actors including Jason Statham, Alan Ford, and Vinnie Jones. It features similar motifs, themes, and ideas to Richie’s first film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” which was also a great hit.
5Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds is a American-German war film starring Brad Pitt which follows a fictional alternate history plots of Nazi Germany, one planned by none other than Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), and the other by Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent).
An American sports drama inspired by the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball is by far Brad Pitt’s most successful movie in recent years. The story follows the hard work and effort of Beane and assistant Peter Brand to build a team sophisticated baseball players with a limited budget, but undervalued talent. The film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and won Best Picture, Best Actor (Pitt), and Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill).