Given the recent news about Brangelina, let me tell you about the weird infatuation I have with Brad Pitt.
First off, I mean, c’mon. Brad Pitt is a handsome man. So let’s get that out of the way.
But after that, Pitt seems to have a taste in roles that align perfectly with mine.
When I wrote my Top Ten Movies Of All Time post a few years ago (which needs to be updated, but not by much, and not right now), I was a little shocked that he stars in three of them—well, one in the top ten (Inglorious Basterds) and two in the top twenty (Snatch and Se7en).
This all came about when, during the early days of Netflix when you actually received small little discs in the mail, I had managed to inadvertently watch three Brad Pitt movies in a row: Burn After Reading, Twelve Monkeys, and The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.
I’m also a sucker for heist movies, so him being in the Ocean’s Eleven movies certainly helps. And being in two “economic” movies (The Big Short and Moneyball) is also a plus.
Looking over his filmography, he’s probably one of the most consistent actors with what I would want to watch—although I don’t know exactly what that consistency is. There’s no underlying theme, except for maybe a bit of sci fi and a bit of economics. And he’s certainly a good actor, although I wouldn’t say he’s the greatest. I haven’t seen everything he’s been in, of course, and some I know I won’t like, but it’s a little weird how one actor orbits your favor, especially when he or she doesn’t stick to one specific genre.I'm sure a lot of it is perfectly explainable--he's a bankable actor who gets in a lot of good movies most likely to be seen, but a lot of other actors fall into that, too.
So what I’m saying is that if we are basing whose side we are on in the divorce based solely on the box office, I’m firmly in Brad’s camp.