Brad Pitt is many things, a father, an activist and an actor among the few of them. The first movie I had really ever seen him in was Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I didn’t care too much for that movie, and I didn’t think too much on his ability to act. After that, I went awhile without seeing any of his movies. Not until watching Moneyball did I realize there was a talented actor there after all. At that point, I sort of went Brad Pitt crazy, watching four more of his movies and enjoying each for different reasons. Fight Club and Se7en are two movies of his that blew me away, they were well acted and showed a dark side of who is often called a “pretty boy” actor. When speaking of Brad Pitt one also must bring up his two weirdest roles. The roommate in True Romance and the boxer in Snatch. Those were both great movies made better with his screen time.
Best Performance: 12 Monkeys
An actor is usually at their best when they play someone who differs greatly from themselves. Watching a lot of actor interviews (I get really bored sometimes) I found that Brad Pitt really enjoys challenging himself with difficult, unique roles. This has never been more evident than in 12 Monkeys. Brad Pitt played a crazy person, but it didn’t feel like it was a performance at all. Brad Pitt was crazy for that 2 hour movie, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I would strongly recommend that you do.
Worst Performance: Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Despite everything I’ve seen so far, this is still his worst performance. The chemistry with his fiance Angelina Jolie was definitely there, but it felt like he wasn’t bringing 100% to the set. That often times hurts movies, this being proof.
Brad Pitt is easily one of my favorite actors. While his best movies were in the ’90’s, he still is able to make great movies nowadays (proof being Moneyball). Some people may not like him for his politics and everything else he says off movie sets, but I try not to care about that sort of stuff. Brad Pitt is a great actor and his films will be remembered for years to come.