Brad Pitt fans who were hoping that the actor’s 2019 resurgence that could lead towards a potential 2020 Oscar nomination, would convince the actor to appear more frequently in films, but that does not seem to be the case.
Pitt, who has already stepped back from acting over the last decade, in a recent interview with The New York Times, terms the current acting landscape “a younger man’s game” and says that he does not have any plans on starring in so many new movies. If that’s the case, Pitt’s time as an actor will become rarer.
“It’ll be fewer and farther in between for me, just because I have other things I want to do now,” Pitt said. “When you feel like you’ve finally got your arms around something, then it’s time to go get your arms around something else.”
Pitt has made a kind of a critical comeback in 2019 with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, for which, he is reportedly being viewed as a lock for Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations, and James Gray’s “Ad Astra,” which launched to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. Ad Astra is slated for Sep 20 cinema release.
Earlier Pitt’s last starring role came in 2017 as the lead in David Michôd’s “War Machine”, the Netflix release, which wasn’t received well by the critics and audiences.
And prior to that in 2016, Pitt’s “Allied” and in 2015 “By the Sea” suffered similar fates.
However, he is also a prolific Hollywood producer with his Plan B Entertainment production company. To its credit, Plan B has produced three Oscar winners for Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave” (for which Pitt won the Best Picture Oscar as a producer), “Moonlight,” and “The Departed.” The company’s films also include “The Lost City of Z,” “Okja,” “Selma,” “Beautiful Boy,” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.”