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Brad Pitt Rejected Adam Sandler as Co-Star in $519 Million Cult-Hit Franchise

Brad Pitt Rejected Adam Sandler as Co-Star in $519 Million Cult-Hit Franchise

Grown Ups 2 is a comedy film released in 2013, directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. The movie serves as a sequel to the original Grown Ups and follows a group of childhood friends who reunite in their hometown. However, Sandler wanted Brad Pitt to star in the film too.

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

The film focuses on their hilarious and sometimes absurd adventures as they navigate the challenges of adulthood. While Grown Ups 2 received mixed reviews from critics, it found success at the box office, appealing to audiences with its light-hearted humor, ensemble cast, and nostalgic themes of friendship and family.

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Why Did Brad Pitt Refuse To Star In Grown Ups 2

Brad Pitt was considered for a role in the 2013 comedy film Grown Ups 2. It was reported that Pitt had expressed interest in playing the character who forms a bond with the main characters. While the opportunity didn’t materialize, Pitt’s enthusiasm for the part was notable. Adam Sandler had initially envisioned Brad Pitt for the role of the school teacher in Grown Ups 2. However, Pitt declined the offer, citing “scheduling conflicts” as the reason for his inability to take on the role.

Brad Pitt in World War Z
Brad Pitt

After Brad Pitt declined the role of the school teacher in Grown Ups 2, it was bestowed upon Nick Swardson, renowned for his appearances in films like Grandma’s Boy and The Hangover. Swardson’s portrayal garnered positive reviews, with both critics and audiences appreciating his comedic performance in the film.

Although Brad Pitt couldn’t be a part of Grown Ups 2, he continues to express his admiration for the franchise. During a 2016 interview, Pitt revealed his interest in potentially joining a third installment of the series, should the opportunity present itself. His statement indicated a willingness to participate in the comedic ensemble if the chance ever arose.

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Brad Pitt’s Never-ending Love For Comedies

Brad Pitt, a revered and accomplished actor in Hollywood, has showcased his versatility by starring in various film genres, including comedy. With his innate comedic timing and charisma, he has delivered remarkable performances in humorous roles. 

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

In Ocean’s Eleven, Pitt’s portrayal of Rusty Ryan, a skilled and witty con artist, added a delightful and humorous dynamic to the star-studded heist film. Besides, in the Coen brothers’ dark comedy Burn After Reading, Pitt plays Chad Feldheimer, a quirky and clueless gym employee caught up in a convoluted blackmail scheme, bringing eccentricity and comedic flair to the role.

While primarily known as a war drama, Pitt’s portrayal of Lt. Aldo Raine infused Inglourious Basterds with his trademark wit and charm, balancing intense moments with comedic interludes. The actor also shared great chemistry with Angelina Jolie in the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, where they play a married couple who discover each other’s secret identities as assassins, leading to hilarious and explosive results.

Grown Ups 2 is available for rent or purchase on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.

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