Quentin Tarantino: Directing Brad Pitt Is Like ‘Watching a Movie,’ He’s a ‘Different Breed of Man’

Even Quentin Tarantino is impressed by Brad Pitt.
The 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' writer has twice worked with Oscar winner Pitt, and Tarantino likened the actor's direction to watching a finished film in real time on set.
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"I noticed it when we were doing 'Inglourious Basterds,'" Tarantino told GQ. "When Brad was in the frame, I didn't feel like I was looking through the camera's viewfinder. I felt like I was watching a movie. Just his presence within the four walls of the frame gave that impression.”
Tarantino declared, "He's one of the last remaining stars on the big screen," comparing Pitt to Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Steve McQueen. “He proposes an old-style movie star. It's just a different kind of people. And honestly, I don't think you can describe exactly what that is because it's like describing starlight," he added.
And Tarantino gushed about Pitt: "He looks really good. He's also very manly and he's also very hip; he gets the joke," said the Pulp Fiction director. "But what only the directors who work with Brad and the actors who play opposite of 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 of it."
So will Pitt be cast in Tarantino's rumored tenth and final film?
The director announced in 2020 that he was retiring from directing and completing his writing career with 10 feature films. The Reservoir Dogs writer teased a Mic Drop movie with ideas ranging from Kill Bill 3 to a spaghetti western to a horror film. Most recently, the director turned to writing novels with last year's novel Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Pitt might even be ready to hang up his Hollywood hat in the near future. As he told author Otessa Moshfegh on the GQ profile, "I consider myself to be on my last leg... this final semester or trimester. What will this section be? And how do I want to do that?”
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Quentin Tarantino
American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor
Brad Pitt
American actor and filmmaker
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US-American actor
Paul Neuman
American actor and film director (1925–2008)

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