Originally Posted by Get Smart
really? I think Pitt is underrrated, at least as an actor. He's had a lot of good showings....Thelma Louise, Kalifornia, 7 Monkeys, Snatch, Johnny Suede, etc....he doesnt always do the typical "pretty boy" role and seems to like playing actual characters rather than one dimensional big star lead roles a la Julia Roberts.
I agree with this. Pitt has often tried to stretch himself in his roles. I'm not saying that he's the second coming of Lawrence Olivier, and he's certainly been in some duds, but I think he does have a genuine respect for his craft. His problem (his curse, if you will) is that he's so disgustingly good looking, it's hard for him to play any character without the audience just seeing Brad Pitt. Sometimes being a little more ordinary looking (see David Straitharn, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, etc.) works to the favor of an actor. No matter how good an actor Brad Pitt is, it would be kind of hard seeing him play Truman Capote.