After participating in the historical epic “Troy,” Pitt vowed to take on dubious films.
This year, Brad Pitt reaffirmed his status as one of the greatest actors of our time, starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and James Gray’s Towards the Stars. Over the past decade, Pitt has established himself not only as a brilliant actor, but also as a prolific Hollywood producer, on whose account a whole scattering of outstanding projects. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Pitt said that such a transition to a better movie was a conscious decision, to which he was prompted by the sad experience of working on the 2004 film “Troy”:
I had to star in Troy, because – I think now I can already talk about this – I refused to participate in another film, and I had to fulfill my obligations to the studio. So I ended up in Troy. I will not say that it was a painful experience, but in the process I realized that this film is not obtained the way I would like to see it. But I also made my portion of mistakes. What am I trying to say about Troy? The fact that I could not quit work halfway. It drove me crazy. Collaborating with David Fincher spoiled me. I don’t want to cast a shadow on Wolfgang Petersen [director of Troy], because his Submarine is one of the greatest paintings. But still, Troy has become just a commercial product. Each frame in this film as if shouts: “Before you is a hero!”. This picture is secret. So from that moment I decided that in the future I will deal only with quality stories. It was a clear transition that marked the beginning of a new decade of films.
After reviewing the priorities, Pitt managed to appear in such entertaining films as “Eleven Ocean Friends” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” but in general the actor focused on work under the supervision of world-famous directors, including Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Babylon” “), Joel and Ethan Cohen (” After Reading Burn “), Quentin Tarantino (” Inglourious Basterds “), Terrence Malik (” The Tree of Life “) and others.