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We know him as a legendary leading man, a Hollywood power broker, maybe the greatest heartthrob of all time. But Brad Pitt isn’t attached to any of those old conceptions. And, as Ottessa Moshfegh discovers, his ambitions for the rest of his life are more mystical than we ever could have imagined.
Brad Pitt tries to remember his dreams. He keeps pen and paper on his bedside table and records everything he can recall when he wakes up in the morning. “I’ve found that to be really helpful,” he says. “I’m curious what’s going on in there when I’m not at the helm.” He tells me this one recent afternoon in the brightness of his living room, at his Craftsman home in the Hollywood Hills. For a long while, his sleep had been haunted by a particularly persistent and violent dream—the particulars of which he later describes for me in an email exchange.
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Brad Pitt is having a blast on the big screen right now. After winning an Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the mega-star actor is now cutting loose in blockbuster territory. From Wednesday, you can see his small but hilarious role in action-adventure rom-com The Lost City – and after that, he’s all aboard David Leitch’s Bullet Train. The latest film from the co-director of John Wick (and also behind Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw) is an all-guns-blazing summer movie about a Japanese bullet train full of assassins. At the centre is Pitt’s Ladybug – but for all the A-lister’s undeniable, unassailable cool, this isn’t the sort of calm and collected character you might be imagining.
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Never one for the easy payday blockbuster or sequel, Brad Pitt’s filmography is as impressive as it’s eclectic. It makes him the perfect subject to kick off Empire’s major new series on the greatest ever movie stars, Gods Among Us.
There is truly something for everyone in the new documentary Unity Temple. The film tells the story of the craftspeople and historians behind the extensive $25 million restoration (unveiled in 2017) of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, with narration by none other than Hollywood heartthrob and architecture buff Brad Pitt.
It’s no secret that Pitt has long been enthralled by the built world. In 2006, he and his now ex-wife Angelina Jolie arranged for a private tour of Wright’s famous Fallingwater house in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. In 2008, Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built dozens of eco-friendly homes in New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward in concert with starchitects like Sir David Adjaye—though years later the project faced a class action lawsuit.