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“He suggests an older-style movie star”: Despite Working With Movie Heavyweights Like John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino Called Another Star One of Hollywood’s Last Real Movie Stars

Despite Working With Movie Heavyweights Like John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino Called Another Star One of Hollywood's Last Real Movie Stars

Quentin Tarantino is one of the renowned auteurs who have championed the big screen experience and creating original stories and narratives to keep the zeal of cinema and its integrity alive. He has made some of the most popular and acclaimed films of the 21st century. With films such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol.1 and 2, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, his legacy as a bonafide director remains intact.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

He has worked with some of the best artists in the industry including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Kurt Russel, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio. It is logical for Tarantino to have a favorite among these powerhouse actors. He recently declared his candidate for the one of last remaining big movie stars and his choice is unlikely to have any detractors.

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Quentin Tarantino Declares Brad Pitt As One of the Last Remaining Movie Stars

Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino
Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino worked with Brad Pitt on two of his films Inglorious Basterds and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Pitt is known to be a thorough professional and his incomparable dedication and commitment to his acting career. Tarantino seems to have observed that and recently sang praises of the actor, explaining how the actor is an inspiring figure and an extremely talented man. He told GQ,

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“He suggests an older-style movie star. He’s really good-looking. He’s also really masculine and he’s also really hip; he gets the joke. But the thing that only the directors that work with Brad and the actors that act opposite him really know, what he’s so incredibly talented at, is his ability to really understand the scene. He might not be able to articulate it, but he has an instinctive understanding about it. He’s one of the last remaining big-screen movie stars.

It’s just a different breed of man. And frankly, I don’t think you can describe exactly what that is because it’s like describing starshine. I noticed it when we were doing Inglourious Basterds. When Brad was in the shot, I didn’t feel like I was looking through the viewfinder of the camera. I felt like I was watching a movie. Just his presence in the four walls of the frame created that impression.”

Pitt’s charisma and star power are enough to create anticipation and intrigue in any project he stars in. In addition to that, he is a great thespian who has broadened his range as an actor in different genres and playing a diverse set of characters. He along with Tom Cruise are the major contenders of the last remaining true movie stars.

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Brad Pitt Expresses His Love for Performing, Says He Speaks Through Art

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt’s love for movies and acting is well known. He has time and again talked about how cinema and the arts have been a big influence on him as a child and is the major reason why he became an actor. He thrives through making great films and performing characters that excite and challenge him as an actor. He talked about his love for the art form telling GQ,


“I’m one of those creatures that speaks through art. I just want to always make. If I’m not making, I’m dying in some way.”

Pitt has been busy shooting his two upcoming projects. The first is the thriller Wolves, alongside long-time friend and co-star George Clooney, directed by Jon Watts. The other film is the yet-untitled Formula 1 racing drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, who recently directed Top Gun Maverick (2022).

Also read: “Are you serious?”: Leonardo DiCaprio Was in Shock After Brad Pitt’s Confession About a Classic Movie

Source: GQ



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I'm Rahul from MANIPUR. A total ambivert constantly discovering the world. I love watching movies and talking with like-minded people about the pleasures and frustrations cinema provides!