Brad Pitt has continued to captivate the audience with his power-packed, inescapable performances on the silver screen since stepping into showbiz in the late 1980s. The actor has worked with many top-echelons directors and A-list stars on dozens of big-banner movies. Pitt has steadily established himself as a leading star by displaying his acting chops and earned several prominent accolades.
He has built an impressive filmography with his extraordinary line of film work across all genres of projects. In 2019, the actor appeared as Cliff Booth under the masterful direction of award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino-directed comedy-drama film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
He once revealed that he agreed to be on drugs for a scene in the movie where he was smoking an acid cigarette. The sequence ultimately turned out great. While some fans found it hilarious, others claimed the director went too far with his vision and called out the star for agreeing to take LSD.
Brad Pitt Reveals Why He Took Drugs for a Scene in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
In a candid interview with The New York Times, Hollywood legend Brad Pitt revealed that director Quentin Tarantino informed him that he would be on drugs in one scene while portraying his role of Cliff Booth in his 2019 directorial movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Pitt shared that he agreed with his condition and filmed the sequence in which he smoked an acid cigarette in the climax scene at Rick Dalton’s house (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) before he took his dog Brandy out for a walk. When asked if he had taken drugs in real life, the actor replied,
“Who, me? Oh, sure. Oh, sure. I’m microdosing right now,” he quips, adding, “By the way, that was brilliant of Quentin. He came up with that a couple of weeks before we started shooting. We already had the script, and then he said, ‘You’re going to be on acid in that scene.’ I said, ‘Great!’ It gives you so much room. The clichés of acid trails; it’s always funny. Everyone gets it.”
“I spent most of the ’90s hiding out and smoking pot. I was too uncomfortable with all the attention. Then, I got to a place where I was aware that I was imprisoning myself. Now I go out and live life, and generally, people are pretty cool.”
Quentin Tarantino-directed comedy-drama movie earned critical acclaim and grossed $377 million at the global box office. Brad Pitt earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for excellently portraying his role as a stuntman named Cliff Booth.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Rocky Divorce Battle
Brad Pitt has established himself as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. Pitt is easily one of the most acclaimed stars of his generation who has earned tremendous success and fortune in his career and received several notable critically acclaimed distinctions. The actor was married to actress Angelina Jolie from 2014 to 2016.
The former couple met in 2002 while filming their shared 2005 action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith and began dating. During their fairy tale relationship, the Troy movie star and Jolie continued to give fans couple goals. However, things turned sour between the pair, and they announced their split in 2016 after staying married for two years.
Amid their messy court battle, they made many shocking revelations, and there were rumors that his alcohol addiction problems played a significant role in their breakup. However, the 59-year-old actor has reportedly admitted to his alcohol and marijuana addiction issues in his previous interviews. After his divorce from his ex-wife, he claimed that he attended Alcoholics Anonymous and is now on his journey to being sober.