Brad Pitt, an American actor and film producer, has been accused by director Ed Zwick of displaying “volatile” conduct while filming on the set of an iconic western movie ‘Legends of the Fall’.
Pitt was engaged in a physical confrontation with Zwick during filming for the 1994 classic.
In his new memoir ‘Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in Hollywood‘ who says that they “yelled”, the 71-year-old director revealed that he and Pitt “swore” and “threw” a chair at each other.
He wrote, “I don’t know who yelled first, who swore, or who threw the first chair. Me, maybe? But when we looked up, the crew had disappeared. And this wasn’t the last time it happened.”
In another excerpt of the book, he accused the Oscar winner of often being”edgy” especially when he was required to tap into his deeper emotions.
He also describe his conduct as “volatile when riled”, and even suggested the actor wanted to quit the film after the first table read.
It was producer Marshall Herskovitz who convinced him to stay, and he was cast in the role of Tristan Ludlow.
Brad Pitt at a glance
Brad Pitt has been a prominent figure in Hollywood for several decades, known for his versatility, charisma, and talent.
Pitt has starred in numerous successful films, including “Fight Club,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Moneyball,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Additionally, he has received critical acclaim and several awards throughout his career, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Brad Pitt is also known for his philanthropic work and high-profile relationships in the entertainment industry.
Brad Pitt attended the University of Missouri.
There, he studied journalism and advertising before pursuing acting.
Pitt’s breakout role came in 1991’s “Thelma & Louise,” which launched him to stardom.
The actor has been married twice. First to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005, and later to Angelina Jolie from 2014 to 2019.
Pitt and Jolie share six children, three of whom are adopted.
His personal life has been subject to heavy criticism by the media, especially during his high-profile relationships and subsequent divorce from Jolie.
Despite the attention, Pitt remains active in philanthropy.
He supports causes related to environmental conservation and humanitarian efforts and continues to be a leading figure in the entertainment industry.
Brad Pitt’s behavior
Pitt’s behavior no longer hits as a surprise, because it is not the first time he has been condemned for it.
He faced an FBI investigation and a probe from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services.
The probe trailed an allegation of abuse towards his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce after citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Jolie alleged to the FBI that during a private plane trip in 2016, Pitt looked “like he was going to attack” one of the couple’s children after they called him a “p****,” prompting her to place her then-husband “in a chokehold” from behind in a bid to restrain him.
On Father’s Day in 2020, his teenage son, Pax, unleashed a wild rant about his Pitt, calling him an “awful human being” in a social media post.
“Happy Father’s Day to this world class a******!! Time and time and again, you prove yourself to be a terrible and despicable person,” Pax wrote.
“You have no consideration or empathy toward your 4 youngest children who tremble in fear when in your presence. You will never understand the damage you have done to my family because you are incapable of doing so.”