Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt remains true to his status as the idol of the matinee. The actor may be entering his old age soon, but he still manages to age like fine wine. Leave it to him to continue to serve trendy looks, while making us dizzy like teenagers with each appearance. It’s time Pitt gave us a masterclass on aging gracefully. Here are five swoon-worthy scenes featuring the actor:
5. Fight Club
David Fincher’s classic was an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s bestselling novel of the same name. It followed an unnamed man, played by Edward Norton (Moonrise Kingdom), who was an insomniac leading a mundane and predictable life. Things take a 180 degree turn when he meets a strange soap salesman, Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, who changes his life in more ways than he could imagine. The duo became partners in crime and later formed an underground fight club, where regular men could meet in a bar basement after work and fight to relieve stress. The stage where Fight Club was in full force was a sight to behold. Viewers with a weak stomach for violence might find respite in Tyler’s ripped and muscular physique that was displayed in all its glory during the fight scenes.
4. Legends of the Fall
The film was a story of family, duty and unrequited love. He followed the Ludlow family, which consisted of their patriarch, Colonel William, played by Anthony Hopkins (The two popes), and his three sons, Alfred, portrayed by Aidan Quinn (practical magic), Samuel, played by Henry Thomas (Doctor Sleep), and Tristan, played by Pitt, whose close relationship was ruined when they all fell in love with the same woman, Susannah, played by Julia Ormond (Grandin Temple). The scene where Tristan first met Susannah had butterflies in our stomachs. Tristan was captivated by Susannah and was at a loss for words. This ridiculed his brothers and caused them to clown around. It was one of the film’s lightest scenes that showed family closeness and gave us our first glimpse of Pitt’s rugged good looks.
The historical war film chronicled the infamous Trojan War. Pitt portrayed the iconic role of Achilles, the great warrior, who led his army to invade the historic city of Troy. The film felt like a crash course in Greek mythology that made us understand the elements behind the start and end of the decade-long Trojan War. We witnessed the bravery of Achilles during the battle scene on the beach where the Greeks attacked the beach of Troy. It was a gory scene filled with bloodshed and violence, but Pitt certainly stole the show with his deft moves and tenacity to win the battle. Pitt was the perfect choice to play the role of Achilles, who in the story turns out to be more than just a pretty face.
2. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
The controversial romantic action film had Pitt alongside Angelina Jolie (Eternals), as husband and wife John and Jane, assassins working for competing agencies, who have been tasked with killing each other. This big reveal included the film’s main storyline, which was filled with an action-packed yet romantic cat-and-mouse hunt. The scene where the couple danced to the tango while confronting each other was sultry and sexy. They were at odds with each other because of their work, but their seeping chemistry could still be felt with every dance step. It was no surprise to find out that Pitt and Jolie had fallen in love while filming and became a real couple soon after.
1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
It’s always a good time when Pitt and critically acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino reunite. The comedy-drama tells the story of Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio (the wolf of Wall Street), a fading actor who was still hoping to get his next big break, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Pitt. The two navigate the changing film industry and come to terms with reality. The scene where Cliff picked up a hitchhiker and dropped her off at Spahn Ranch, where he once worked. Along with reminiscing about the good old days, Cliff noticed that the place was occupied by a group of hippies, whom he suspected were taking advantage of rancher George Spahn, played by Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight). Her insistence on watching George annoys the hippies, making them hostile and defensive. Cliff showed the hippies how the fight scenes go, punching one of them and threatening the others who were ready to attack him. Pitt’s naturally suave and cool demeanor also fits the role like a glove, giving us another memorable character to look back on.