Would a young Brad Pitt take *that* infamous ‘World War Z’ role?
Is Brad Pitt just an A-list actor, or is there more to the man behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters?
Brad Pitt isn’t just a pretty face. With a net worth of $400 million, he’s a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Known for consistently raking in over $20 million for top-tier movie roles, he recently clinched a whopping $30 million upfront for an Apple TV film zooming into the world of Formula One.
By 2020, Pitt was holding not one but two Academy Awards. He celebrated his prowess as a producer when 12 Years a Slave clinched Best Picture in 2014. Fast forward to 2020, he was recognized with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his electrifying role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Behind the Scenes: The Power of Plan B Entertainment
Peek behind the Hollywood curtain, and you’ll find Brad Pitt’s name attached to more than just acting roles. He’s the powerhouse co-founder of Plan B Entertainment. Remember Jennifer Aniston?
She co-founded Plan B with Pitt back in the 90s. Following their split, Brad acquired her share and propelled Plan B to new heights. Blockbusters like The Departed, Moonlight, and yes, 12 Years a Slave again, are all Plan B’s pride – all snatching the coveted Best Picture award. Plan B didn’t just stop there; it also backed many of Pitt’s personal projects, from Troy to The Big Short to Ad Astra.
But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Remember World War Z? Brad does, and not entirely fondly. In a candid moment with Esquire in 2013, Pitt didn’t mince words. He expressed his discontent with the film, admitting that as a producer, he didn’t hit the mark. The tug-of-war between his vision and director Marc Forster’s became a thorn in the production process.
Despite his reservations, Pitt acknowledged the team’s hard work. He lamented how his aspiration of crafting a zombie movie his kids would love backfired. Challenges, exhaustion, and financial strains plagued the crew. Yet, in a testament to Pitt’s resilience and commitment to his craft, he reflected, learned, and vowed to grow as a producer.
More Than Just Box Office Numbers
World War Z might have had its hitches, but it wasn’t a flop. Garnering over $540 million globally, it sat on the zombie film throne until Resident Evil: The Final Chapter knocked it off. While the film’s journey had its turbulence, Brad’s name ignited global curiosity, cementing his stature in the industry.
Admittedly, the movie underwent several transformations and revisions, with Pitt expressing that the final product wasn’t entirely up to par. But for zombie aficionados, World War Z remains a staple in the genre, quirks and all.
Having seen Brad Pitt’s dedication to evolving and perfecting his craft, what can we expect from Hollywood’s golden boy next? Will he continue to conquer both the acting and producing realms or surprise us with another twist in his illustrious career? Only time will tell. Are you ready for the next chapter?