Legendary actor Harrison Ford discussed a film he once starred in alongside Brad Pitt, and admitted that he didn’t treat Pitt very well at the time.
Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt starred together in the 1997 film “The Devil’s Own”. However, the filming of the movie didn’t go as smoothly as expected. Harrison Ford admitted years later that he had a disagreement with Brad Pitt during that time.
Harrison Ford addressed previous speculation surrounding the 1997 film in a recent interview with Esquire. While Ford mentioned that he and Pitt had disagreements regarding the characters and the flow of the movie, he didn’t hesitate to express his admiration for the renowned actor. The 80-year-old Ford recounted their experiences working together in front of the camera during the production of the action-thriller film, saying:
“First and foremost, I’m a fan of Brad. I think he’s a fantastic actor. He’s truly a stand-up guy. However, we had disagreements with a director we worked with before, Alan Pakula, who Brad hadn’t worked with. Brad had a complex character, and I wanted there to be complexity for it not to be just a battle of good and evil.”
Ford continued, “Each of us had different ideas about it. I understand why he wanted to stick with his perspective, and I also wanted to stick with my perspective or impose my perspective, and it would be fair to say that’s what Brad felt. It was complex. I really liked the film. A lot.”
Previously, Pitt had expressed the following about the film: “I really love ‘The Devil’s Own.’ It was a good school for me. However, I still think the film could have been better. Quite literally, the script was thrown out the window.”
While receiving mixed reviews from critics, “The Devil’s Own” achieved success at the worldwide box office, grossing $140.8 million against a budget of $86 million. At the time, Pakula, who had already established himself as a respected filmmaker with three Academy Award nominations, including “Best Picture” for “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), “Best Director” for “All the President’s Men” (1976), and “Best Adapted Screenplay” for “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), directed the film. Unfortunately, “The Devil’s Own” would be Pakula’s final film as he tragically lost his life in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway while driving in Melville.