Friday, April 7, 2017

The 10 Best Performances of Brad Pitt, Ranked

Laiba Siddiqui on January 19, 2016

A man who has Godly looks, worldwide stardom, one of the most beautiful women as his wife, various lines of businesses, six kids, unmatched grandeur in Hollywood and multiple Academy award nominations and wins, in nutshell, a man who has it all. But he didn’t gain this status overnight. Once upon a time he was a good looking dude trying to make it big in Hollywood. Often called as the pretty boy of Hollywood, he showed how he could use his looks according to the situations and his advantages. And today we rank his top 10 performances. And we know you get very touchy when it comes to Brad Pitt, so show us your anger in comments section:

10. Babel (2006)

The film features various Hollywood and international stars. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett play the American tourist couple. Pitt emotes perfectly as a frenzied frustrated husband. The subtle realistic performance by him was a milestone for him in emotional cinema.


9. A River Runs Through It  (1992)

Brad Pitt starred in this movie before he was THE Brad Pitt and with his remarkable acting he showed how he managed to become so big. He seems to be at his best when he is supporting the lead and he did the same here as the rebellious errant son. A wild spirit who isn’t afraid to die in the stunning  Montana wilderness was a joy to watch for the audience.



8. Legends of the Fall (1994)

A period film which dealt with several aspects of life, family, love, relationship, war, romance, jealousy and death. Pitt did a fascinating job in portrayal of the son of Anthony Hopkins. He heightened the status of the film by delivering array of raw emotions with precision. He looked good, acted splendidly and connected with the audience throughout the movie.



7. Snatch (1995)

The mumbling, incomprehensible charismatic gypsy boxer was the most endearing character to the audience from the film. The incoherent Irish accent adapted by Pitt was itself a huge laugh. He stole the show by letting his freak flag fly. The film wears Pitt’s winning performance like a badge of pride.



6. Seven (1995)

In this psychological crime thriller, Brad delivered a standout performance  by putting his versatile acting skills into his interpretation of Detective Millis. It was an intelligent script which demanded an intellectual performance. Pitt handled the change of Millis from overconfident to clueless paranoid with great skills. Special mention to the climax scene where he is completely torn apart giving the character the depth very few in the cinema have achieved.



5. The Tree of Life (2011)

The movie features the top-notch captivating performance  as a rigid father by Pitt. In a visually stunning and philosophically developed setting he felt so in-place with his convincing acting. In spite of the minimal dialogues, impressive level of naturalism was evoked by him.



4. Moneyball (2011)

A very demanding character with several dialogues, arguments, display of physical rage, emotional turmoil, change-of-heart reflections difficult to convey. This is easily Brad at his widest acting range. He completely owned the role and was beyond believable in this not-so-typical Baseball flick. He cleverly expressed the anguish in struggle  and felt so humane.



3. 12 Monkeys (1995)

The role which landed him an oscar nod early in his career and a well deserved one. In this non-linear time travel, a suitably bonkers and very crazy Brad is seen. He managed to play crazy without being annoying and stole all the scenes he was in. He nailed it by being a neurotic in all the right ways. Clearly his most desperate performance and a performance aspiring to epic status.



2. Fight Club (1999)

Let’s break the first rule and talk about Fight Club. Yes Pitt gave us the most quoted and one of the most iconic character, no a phenomenon called Tyler Durden. He build in the character the much needed style by being exuberant, energetic and unflinchingly confident. He was unparalleled here as he played the role to the frighteningly convincing degree. He went to all new levels of cool by being the maniac anarchist of epic proportions in this cult classic.



1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

A tough conflicting charming role of a man who starts aging backward which became Pitt’s best ever. Never has he known the character so well and portrayed it with such emotions.  Brad was every bit convincing as a young minded 7 year old as he was as a small kid plagued by Alzheimer’s.  It’s sad that he remains uncrowded by the Academy for acting in spite of such powerhouse performance.

not mine.credit and source: CINEMAHOLIC

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