It's Thursday again! I must say that I love looking for interesting people to talk about! This week we are going to talk about a man who is uber famous. Although he doesn't owe his career to big book to movie adaptations, he still has several of them on his resume!
So I give you all... Brad Pitt!
Born: William Bradly Pitt ( um, swoon! )
DOB: December 18, 1963
Born: Shawnee Oklahoma
Because of the amount of movies he has starred in I just want to focus on his book to movies...
In 1994, Interview With a Vampire was Pitt's first book to movie adaptation and it is one of my favorite movies he has ever been in. We got to see him star opposite Tom Cruise who played the vampire Lestat and Pitt played the wonderfully tortured Louis.
"Fame makes you feel permanently like a girl walking past construction workers" -Brad Pitt
In 1996, Pitt was in the all star cast of the movie Sleepers based on the crime drama thriller book by Lorenzo Carcaterra.
The year 1999 brought Pitt a movie that was an instant cult classic and to this day is still quoted all over the place. Fight Club was based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk. The book and movie are both a drama that focuses on a man who is tired of his upper middle class American lifestyle and searches for change in the crazy man that is Tyler Durden.
In 2007 Pitt helped bring F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to the big screen. The story is about a man who lives life in reverse.
In 2011 Pitt starred in the mega hit movie based on a book by Michael Lewis called, Moneyball. The story is about a man who wants to take a below average baseball team and make them great.
In 2013 Pitt is set to be in another cult hit book to movie adaptation in World War Z. The story takes first hand accounts of how they lived though the Zombie war and the lengths that they went through in order to survive. The book is a chronicle of sorts that takes you from the first outbreak to the aftermath of how the world is now in. I have high hopes for this movie and can not wait to see Pitt and the role he plays in it.
I hope that this has gotten you to think about books that you have not thought about in a while or maybe it will get you interested in something new that you have not read! Either way, we see how books continue to bring life to so many things. Happy Thursday to you all!
And like always.... Just for fun!