For decades, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have been Hollywood heartthrobs. Although the pair are eleven years apart in age, they both have experienced a lot of the same things throughout their Hollywood careers. They’re both leading men who have been admired for their good looks and suave personalities – and their superb acting abilities. Now the pair have teamed up to create a movie that puts a fresh spin on Hollywood life that few people, except those at the top like Brad and Leo, have ever experienced let alone knew about.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio will star alongside each other for the first time in the new Quentin Tarantino movie called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The movie promises to be fast-paced and exciting.
Leo, 44, plays aging actor Rick Dalton. 55-year-old Brad plays Dalton’s stunt double, Cliff Booth.
The main theme of the movie examines actors who are aging out of Hollywood. Because that’s the primary theme of this new movie, Brad Pitt has come forward to share his experience about his “shelf life” and how acting is a young man’s game.
Leo also shares his thoughts about the trend. He argues that even he, who is still eleven years younger than Brad Pitt, is being considered “too old for Hollywood.”
Because the actors both feel and look like they have many more years of the acting left in them, it is bizarre to think that Hollywood would be trying to kick them out. It’s strange but makes sense in an industry that truly values the way a person looks above all else.
During an Entertainment Tonight interview, the pair discussed the theme.
“He’s a good egg, and I’m really happy the restraining order was lifted off of me, so we were able to work together,” Pitt joked with ET’s Keltie Knight. “No, he’s a great egg. We come from the same circles, and I really admire his taste and his choices. I’m really happy this one lined up for us.”
DiCaprio plays a Hollywood star in the 1960s who is struggling to remain relevant in the changing landscape.
Pitt also admitted that his career was waning during an NBC interview.
“I think we’re all aware there’s a shelf life on this,” Pitt said when asked if he’s ever felt the momentum on his own career dying down during an interview with NBC’s Harry Smith, which aired on Monday’s Today. “But it’s really important to me the people I spend my time with and the artists that I respect.”
DiCaprio sees this as just a part of the business.
“You look at the trajectory, and the careers of some of the greatest actors that I’ve admired and they ebb and flow,” he said. “There’s good times, and there’s bad times, and hopefully you could just be in the race as a long-distance runner is the only hope — and not burn out.”
Pitt talked with GQ Australia about being a “dinosaur” in Hollywood.
“I keep doing less and less,” he said about acting. “I really believe that overall it’s a younger man’s game — not that there aren’t substantial parts for older characters — I just feel, the game itself, it’ll move on naturally. There will be a natural selection to it all.”
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