Actor Brad Pitt has been a mega superstar since his first exposure in the film industry with 1991’s Thelma and Louise. He’s garnered himself an impressive resume of fantastic films. Some have demonstrated his thespian abilities while some like to showcase his Adonis-esque looks. Regardless, he’s considered a fine actor worthy of the world‘s praise. I’ve often referenced his haircuts, style, and his physique for motivation, inspiration, and rejuvenation. His activist causes and his romantic life with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and now Angelina Jolie have only created a mystique about him. And over 40, he gets better with age. So here’s a list of 5 movies upon reflection on the alluring Mr. Pitt.
1. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Interview with the Vampire became Brad Pitt’s first leading role as he plays the vampire Lestat. Pitt moves through the period piece with such ease as his charisma oozes all over the immortal vampire role. His interaction with Kristen Dunst and Tom Cruise circulate his acting abilities with empathy.
2. Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)
The movie might have caused a scandal, but it was clear that Pitt had an on-screen and off-screen romance with Angelina Jolie. They are each other’s equal as married assassins who must kill each other. They bicker, they fight, they make love. A great action film that showcases Pitt’s comedic performances.
3. Meet Joe Black (1998)
Meet Joe Black brings Brad Pitt’s acting abilities to a whole new level. With striking good looks that rival a young Robert Redford and a stoic presence as the embodiment of death, Brad Pitt nails the naiveté of a newcomer to the world. The movie is three hours long, but his performances shines so much that you forget about the time.
4. Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club made Brad Pitt a risk taker. Not commercially successful, Fight Club has gained a cult following with its non-conformist ways. Brad Pitt is Tyler Durden, the epitome of perfection that lives by his own rules as he lives with Edward Norton. Pitt embodies the true essence of rebellion and he’s the reason men everywhere started fight clubs. Can’t spoil the ending, but do watch it if you have a chance.
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
It may be too early to tell, but I include Benjamin Button as one of his finest performances. With a sense of sadness, loneliness, and whimsy, Brad Pitt plays the title character in which he ages backwards. He has a sad tale that Brad Pitt brings to life with such depth with his interactions with Cate Blanchett.
6. Babel (2006)
Worthy of it’s title, Babel is an epic story that tells three different stories as they are connected by a shooting bullet. Brad Pitt’s story is the most affected as his wife (played by Cate Blanchett) is shot and wounded. Their interaction is heartbreaking as both actors provide tragic roles. Expect to cry a little since both actors do too.
Brad Pitt has too many good movies to list. Amongst others would be the spiritual Seven Years in Tibet, the psychological thriller Seven, the sci-fi thriller 12 Monkeys, Brad’s first role in Thelma and Louise, the heist film Snatch, the period film Legends of the Fall, the man-candy that is Troy, and the Ocean’s series which provided an ensemble of A-list which Brad Pitt deftly belonged to. I still need to watch the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.