Brad Pitt has had a very large career as a actor, and he still has it. As it is said in the article of the New York Times, “Mr. Pitt has been a star first and an actor second.” He has done really good films as Troy, Mr and Mrs Smith, Thelma and Louise or Ocean´s. But, why is Brad Pitt´s case odd?
Pitt is, as we know, an acclaimed actor, but he is also in the celebrities world, what is not well seen anywhere:
His every move — on film sets and red carpets and humanitarian missions, often with a hard-to-miss entourage that includes his partner, Angelina Jolie, and their six children — provides endless fodder for the celebrity media. But the Brad Pitt on screen remains surprisingly elusive
It means that he is a superstar but not as all Hollywood´s superstars: “He has steered clear of action franchises and romantic comedies, the typical cornerstones of a major 21st-century screen career”.
To understand what type of superstar Brad Pitt is and his role in the film´s world, it is too important to know that:
People seldom talk about his range, but he’s equally capable of flamboyance (“12 Monkeys”) and restraint (” The curious case of Benjamin Button”). And while acting, for stars of a certain magnitude, is often a matter of aura, of simply being themselves, Mr. Pitt has shown a sly understanding of the uses of charisma: some of his most intriguing films (“Fight Club”, “The assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”) are self-reflexive comments on his obvious magnetism.
– The New York Times, Times topics: Brad Pitt. Retrieved on Sunday, March 18, 2012. URL: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/p/brad_pitt/index.html?scp=2&sq=brad%20pitt&st=cse