Quentin Tarantino: Directing Brad Pitt is like watching a movie

Quentin Tarantino: Directing Brad Pitt is like watching a movie

For Tarantino, trying to sum up Oscar winner “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is “like describing the brilliance of the stars.”

Even Quentin Tarantino is smitten by Brad Pitt.

The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ author has collaborated twice with Oscar-winning actor Pitt, and Tarantino compared the actor’s direction to watching a finished film on set as it unfolds in real time .

“I noticed it when we were doing ‘Inglourious Basterds,'” Tarantino told GQ. “When Brad was in the picture, it didn’t feel like I was looking through the camera’s viewfinder. It felt like I was watching a movie. His very presence within the four walls of the frame created this impression.

Tarantino explained, “He’s one of the last movie stars on the big screen,” comparing Pitt to Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Steve McQueen. “He suggests an old-fashioned movie star. It’s just another race of men. And frankly, I don’t think you can describe exactly what it is because it’s like describing starshine,” he added.

And Tarantino continued to gush over Pitt: “He’s really handsome. He is also very masculine and he is also very trendy; he gets the joke,” the “Pulp Fiction” director said. “But what only the directors who work with Brad and the actors who play opposite him really know, what he’s so incredibly talented at, is his ability to really understand the scene. He may not be able to articulate it, but he has an instinctive understanding about it.

So, will Pitt be cast in Tarantino’s 10th and final film?

The director announced in 2020 that he was looking to retire as a director and end his career as an author with 10 feature films. The “Reservoir Dogs” scribe teased a “mic drop” movie, with ideas ranging from “Kill Bill 3” to a spaghetti western and even a horror movie. The director has recently focused on writing novels, with the novelization of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” released last year.

Meanwhile, Pitt might even be ready to hang up his Hollywood hat in the near future. As he told author Otessa Moshfegh in the GQ profile, “I consider myself on my last leg…this last semester or quarter. What will this section be? And how do I want to design this? »

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