Brad Pitt is indeed one of the most handsome actors to have emerged from Hollywood. His rugged charm has never failed to win the ladies over. In a career spanning more than three decades, Brad has featured in approximately 80 films. He had proven this mettle as an actor by accepting various challenging roles like Inglourious Basterds, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Burn After Reading, Fight Club and Se7en. He had dabbled in various genres as well, including action, horror, epic, comedy, experimental drama films to list a few. Brad's style of portraying his characters has always had a slightly personal touch and it has been a sheer pleasure to watch him grow as an actor, filmmaker and one of the sexiest men in the world. The 12 Years a Slave actor celebrates his 56th birthday today, and to commemorate this day, we would like to laud the producer within Brad for bringing some brilliant subjects to the silver screen.
Many of you may not know, but Brad has had a few regrets in his career and the actor has been vocal about the same. One such film that he disliked was the epic historical war drama, Troy, by Director Wolfgang Peterson despite it being the 8th highest-grossing film of 2004. Brad was lauded for his performance in the film, but the actor has a different story to tell. Recently, in an interview with The New York Times, the actor opened up saying post-Troy, he decided to be selective in his filmography.
"I had to do Troy because – I guess I can say all this now – I pulled out of another movie and then had to do something for the studio," Pitt told the daily. "So I was put in Troy," the actor added.
"It wasn't painful, but I realised that that the way the movie was being told was not how I wanted it to be. I made my own mistakes in it." He further said. He went on to reveal that the plot drove him crazy which is when he decided that he would focus on quality films thereafter.
"Every shot was like, here’s the hero! There was no mystery. So about that time, I made a decision that I was only going to invest in quality stories, for lack of a better term." Brad went on to say. So, we are here with 5 best films which the actor produced that are not only award-winning but also subjective.
The Departed is a 2006 crime drama by legendary Director Martin Scorsese. It was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg along with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles. The Departed was nominated for the Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing. The Departed was also nominated for the Golden Globe for the Best Director.
Here's the trailer in case you missed out on this one:
Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero, black comedy film which was based on the comic book of the same name. It starred Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca to name a few. Kick-Ass was nominated for the Empire IK Award in the Best British Film category. Here's the trailer of Kick-Ass in case you are unversed with this one:
Selma is a 2014 historical drama film that featured David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo, and Common in lead roles. It was based on 1965's Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches that were led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Kuther King Jr., and John Lewis. Selma won Oscars for the Best Song, Glory given by John Legend and Common. It won AFI for the best film as well. Selma was helmed by Ava DuVernay. Here's the trailer of Selma:
Moonlight is an American coming-of-age drama film by Barry Jenkins. Moonlight is based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play 'In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.' The film starred Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali in key roles. Moonlight won three Oscars in the Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay category. Here's the trailer of Moonlight:
Okja is a 2017 Korean adventure film. The film narrates the story of a girl who raises a genetically modified pig. Helmed by Bong Joon-Ho, the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Film at the Austin Film critics and the North Caroline Critics Association. It was also nominated for the Best Director at the Director's Cut Awards. Watch Okja's trailer here:
Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film by Adam McKay. The film starred Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Justin Kirk in key roles. Vice grabbed Oscars for the Best Makeup and Hair Styling category. It also picked up Golden Globe for Best Actor (Christian Bale) and a BAFTA for Best Editing. Here's the trailer of Vice:
Which films have you watch from among these? Let us know by tweeting @bollywood_life. Oh, and a very happy birthday to you, Brad.
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