Brad Pitt is one of the most heartthrob actors that the 21st-century movie generation thinks of when it comes to Hollywood. Starting his acting career in 1987, Brady Pitt has reached the pinnacle of success in the American entertainment industry. Besides the marvelous performance on the silver screen, the accomplished actor captivates the fans with his chiseled abs, handsome face, and attractive look. This brilliantly flexible performer has showcased his acting charisma in a variety of movies. But which are the best among his works? Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular movies of Brad Pitt.
Top 5 Movies of the Veteran Hollywood Star Brad Pitt
Sport Genre / IMDb: 7.6
Directed by Bennett Miller, this American sports movie is written by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian. They adapted the entire screenplay from a story by Stan Chervin. Chervin’s story was originally based on Michael Lewis’ 2003 nonfiction book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” The story of the film revolves around the Oakland Athletics baseball team and their manager’s efforts to build a successful baseball team.
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Brad Pitt’s performance here was more like a mild spice in the curry. His ability to portray a guardian character was unprecedently impressive. The strength to take on such a role can only come from direct real-life experience.
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Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball (2011)
Pitt was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for playing this role. Moreover, the film received Oscar nominations in three more categories. The film grossed a total of USD 19.5 million from 2,993 theaters in its first weekend of release, placing it in second place at the box office.
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / 2008
Fantasy Genre / IMDb: 7.8
This fantasy romantic film is a unique example of impeccable direction by exceptional filmmaker David Fincher. The screenplay was written by Robin Swicord and Eric Roth, who adapted the story originally from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 short story of the same name. The film stars Brad Pitt as a character who was born with an old face. Then after entering into young age, he begins to age in reverse with time and literally becomes a baby.
The film received positive reviews from critics, with Fincher’s direction, Pitt’s performance, and visual effects being widely praised. The film received a total of 13 Oscar nominations in 2009, including Best Actor for Pitt. The movie thus earned the distinction of being nominated in the most categories at the 81st Academy Awards. Out of 13, the film won three Oscars: Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, and Best Makeup.
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Brad Pitt stars in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Not only did Pitt act as the same person at different ages, but his physical presence was also different at each stage of the ages.
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Historical War / IMDb: 7.3
Troy is an epic historical ancient war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. David Benioff’s screenplay tells the story of the Trojan War, which spanned decades around the city of Troy. The main story was taken from the Greek poet Homer’s book Iliad.
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Brad Pitt in Troy (2004)
The movie cast includes popular Hollywood stars including Brad Pitt. Pitt was seen here playing the role of the demigod Achilles, the famous warrior of Greek mythology. He had to go through six to eight long months of dieting and physical exercise for the role.
Even after taking shape as a demigod warrior, Pitt spent some time in an ancient hut in Mexico to embody the character. During filming, he and co-star Eric Bana did not use any stunt doubles for their unforgettable face-to-face action sequences.
The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.
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Fight Club (1999)
Thriller Genre / IMDb: 8.8
This masterpiece movie is another gift of David Fincher’s outstanding direction to his fans. Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel of the same name was adapted to develop the background of this cinema. Brad Pitt was accompanied by Edward Norton in the lead role in the film.
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Brad Pitt in the film Fight Club (1999)
At the time of its release, initially, some critics called it a promotion of violent behavior. However, none of this has stopped the character of Taylor Durden from becoming Pitt’s most iconic and recognizable work. This character was a symbol of a thunderous movement against the capitalist establishment.
Against the backdrop of a violent underground fighting ring and anarchist schemes, Pitt kept delivering excellent performances one after another. Explaining the “illusion of safety” throughout the movie will forever immortalize Durden to Pitt fans. Despite being limited to an Oscar nomination for best sound editing only, “Fight Club” remains one of the best thriller films of all time.
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Mystery / IMDb: 8.6
Andrew Kevin Walker wrote the story of this crime thriller film directed by David Fincher.
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Brad Pitt in Se7en (1995)
Pitt’s portrayal of David Mills in this movie is one of his best works, especially for his dialogue delivery during the climactic moments. This impeccable performance made the film’s grim conclusion all the more poignant.
Pitt brilliantly portrays Mills’s unrelenting efforts not only for solving the crime but also for surviving the world of sin. Besides, his duet with Morgan Freeman was furthermore quite memorable, which director Fincher also deserves some credit for.
The movie received an Oscar nomination for Best Editing. Pitt was awarded Most Desirable Male at the MTV Movie Awards for his role.
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Se7en remains one of the best thriller, mystery, and crime films ever made. The style of chasing down serial killers with its detectives’ distinct procedure has been emulated in many subsequent movies.
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Brad Pitt in versatile Roles
In a nutshell
These 5 most popular movies of Brad Pitt reveal only a small chapter of his stardom around the world. He has put his signature in almost all arenas of every genre. Even after crossing the age of 55, he managed to win an Academy Award. He is still spreading his charm across the full-length screen. Especially for a mainstream star to be so versatile is really rare. We wish the Hollywood superstar, Brad Pitt happy birthday on his 59th birth anniversary.
Source: United News of Bangladesh