Brad Pitt and 81-year-old Anthony Hopkins, talked about the difficulties of the Hollywood way of life. Despite the fact that the media causes it to create the impression that big names have it simple, Brad Pitt examines his battles consistently, to be specific liquor dependence. While talking with Hopkins, who raised Pitt's dependence on liquor, he uncovered that he battled to control his dependence on liquor yet figured out how to become familiar with a lot of life exercises.
Pitt conceded that drinking was his “escape.” Pitt “had a battle with liquor and all that,” which numerous entertainers manage — acting at the center of attention for a long time squeezes individuals.
Even though Brad has been a movie star and a VIP for decades it doesn't mean that he is bulletproof towards the hardships that are presented by Hollywood.
When it comes to his addiction to alcohol Brad Pitt said that he used it mostly as a way to escape reality and that now he realizes this is something that damaged his own self.
When asked about the collaboration with Brad Pitt on Legends of the Fall, Hopkins says that that was the lowest point in Brad’s life and at that point being drunk had become a normal thing and something that was really necessary.
Brad Pitt confirms this himself saying that it had reached a certain degree of gravity. When Brad Pitt was working together with Hopkins on the movie Meet Joe Black, he had told him about his own addiction to alcohol. That being said Brad Pitt understood how important it is to have somebody there to just embrace you at that kind of level and how that experience can teach you how to forgive yourself.
When it comes to the mistakes he made, Brad Pitt said that he does not regret them. He actually talks about how society today judges the person about the mistakes they make but they forget how important it is to come back after the mistake. He stresses the point that everyone is going to make mistakes and what really sets a person apart from society is the way that they deal with the situation after the mistake. That's what truly matters in one person.
Brad goes on to talk about how society is there with the person when they make a mistake and how everybody abandons the person after the mistake. According to him, that's the most important part, the period after the mistake.
That's when you truly see whether someone is a strong person to pick themselves up from depression and correct themselves or whether they fall down into a spiral from which they don't get out.
Hopkins talks about the architect Frank Gary saying how even though he's more than 90 years old he is still one of the most creative people that he knows. This makes him think about how human beings are always searching for a purpose, for a higher meaning to life. Having said that, in order to achieve these goals, one needs to stay creative and stick around the people that they love.
He also goes on to say that he's not a big fan of movies lately. He does not particularly enjoy going to the theatre or the cinema.
Now let's take a look at some interesting facts about the life of Brad Pitt. Did you know that Brad is not his first name? He was born William Bradley Pitt on 18th December 1963 as the son of Jane Addams and William Pitt. His mother was a school counsellor while his father used to work as a manager for a truck company.
Before his acting career, Brad Pitt had a couple of interesting professions. From working as a refrigerator mover to dressing as a giant chicken mascot for El Pollo Loco, and even being a limo driver while driving exotic dancers around town.
He took part initially in a small TV show and then started gaining a lot of attention when he played the character of J.D. in the 1991 movie Thelma and Louise. J.D. character was a sexy criminal who became friends with Thelma.
The interesting thing is that George Clooney had applied many times for the role but Brad Pitt managed to get it even though he was unknown at the time. And George Clooney even said in 2011 that he was still kind of sad for not getting the role and he hasn't watched the movie yet.
When he was offered a lead role in the movie American Psycho Brad Pitt declined and the opportunity went to the actor Christian Bale. His management convinced Brad Pitt not to take part in such a move based on the excuse that his fan base would not appreciate watching him cadaver women with a chainsaw.
Did you know that the first actress that was going to star in the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith was Nicole Kidman? The movie was almost cancelled since Brad Pitt nearly refused to take the role due to the lack of chemistry with Nicole. But soon as he learned that Angelina Jolie was the one that had taken the role he jumped back into the boat.
In 2001 Brad would file a lawsuit against Damiano International which is the company that made the wedding ring he proposed to Jennifer Aniston with. He did this with the excuse that he was the original designer of the ring and everything was supposed to be exclusive but apparently the company sold copies of the ring to the public saying that they were licensed by Brad Pitt.
While being married to Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt met with Angelina Jolie at the set of the movie Mr and Mrs. Smith. Aniston filed for divorce in 2005 and only one month later Brad Pitt was seen on vacation with Angelina Jolie and her first adopted son Maddox. This would keep the couple under the media's radar for more than a decade.
Did you know that in 1999 a woman entered Brad Pitt's apartment in Hollywood from an open window and she put on his clothes and stayed for more than 10 hours inside the house until the alarm finally went off. The woman who was 19 years old at the time was ordered by the court to stay at least 100 yards away from the actor for three years.
After Brad Pitt made some money with the movie The Interview with the Vampire he decided to buy a home that was suited for vampires. He made the purchase in 1996 and it was a mansion in Southern California made from Cassandra Peterson who is an actress at the Mistress of the Dark. The house that Brad Pitt bought was full of Gothic antiques and had a look like vampires used to live in there. However this old mansion cost more than $1.5 million.
Remember how we mentioned that he played J.D. in the classic Thelma & Louise?
A fun fact is that in 1988 he auditioned for the role of a similar character with the same name and persona but for a classic feel named Heathers. However he was refused by the directors for looking too soft and Christian Slater earned the role.
Brad Pitt apparently liked the movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels so he went on to ask the director Richie if you could be in his next movie. But he could not Master the British accent, so the director decided to give him the role of Nicky Picky in the 2000 movie Snatch.
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And finally the most amazing Brad Pitt picture of all time. Number 1!