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2020 Golden Globe Brad Pitt/Tarantino

February 02,2020

When I first saw Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise, I knew he was going to be a major star in the not too distant future. And I hate to say I told you so, but I love to say that I hate saying it. Actually, I think I’ve told more people that I thought he’d be big in retrospect rather than in current-spect or future-spect. Either way, it’s certainly come true.

Brad Pitt’s Personal Life

After his tenure as the heartbreaker of Anglo and American sweethearts, Pitt has mellowed, positioning himself comfortably among the very most latest version of the Rat Pack with George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, et al. He has a movie production company and recently divorced his wife Angelina Jolie after very public, messy, and surely embarrassing domestic discord and a hop on the old wagon, where he has remained for 5 years.

Brad Pitt’s Recent Work

His work with maniacal, magical and ingenious kitschy film director Quentin Tarantino has earned Pitt well-deserved accolades and, finally, his second Golden Globe award for Supporting Actor in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But, does it mean Pitt’s going to get his Oscar in 2020? The Globes are a good barometer every year, but even the most meticulously calibrated weather forecasting tools sometimes get it right sometimes, like when a blind squirrel finds an acorn. That’s why it’s called weather.

Brad Pitt’s Legacy

Brad looked every bit the legend. He’s a member of the upper echelon of real movie stars–maybe he is the last motion picture star. He didn’t look depleted or worn down, and he’d have every right to be worn down, judging by his scattered, tumultuous personal life. Men want to be him, and women want to be with him. He doesn’t threaten men because he’s busy acting and chasing starlets. It’s even ok for wives to fantasize about a night with Mr. Pitt because hubby knows it’ll never happen. 

Once Upon A Time With Mrs. Maisell

Pitt’s acceptance speech was peppered with so many one-liners, it made me wonder if he was auditioning to be in the new Mrs. Maisell spinoff, named appropriately Mr. Maisell. Pitt said Tarantino was the only guy he knew who needed cocaine to stop talking. He said he was going to bring his mom to the show but people assume that he’s dating any woman he stands next to in public, which might have made it sort of awkward. And his best line was when he was thanking Leonardio DiCaprio and he said, “I would have shared the raft.” ba-da-bump. That was a slow groaner that finally got a hand from the crowd when they realized Pitt was referring to Titanic. 

Tarantino’s speech was what you’d expect from a guy with his reputation for being wound really tight–about 20 milliamps hotter than a Marshall Major that has a short on the board. It was rapid fire, surprising and funny. He said that he usually had nobody to thank for helping him write his scripts–he does it on his own. But, this time, some of the actors brought their own ideas to the story, and they added yet another layer of personification to them. So he thanked several members of his cast. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood also won Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

That type of collaborative film-making is a perfect model of cooperation with a well-defined final objective that’s understood by all and acceptable to most, as our society could use right about now. 

And how cool was it if you were there? And how cool would it have been if those within the sound of my voice were all there, having fun, celebrating good entertainment? You can easily find out exactly how cool by buying some tickets for yourself and your significant other. Then lay back and wait for 2012, when you’ll be right there, Glamming up the Golden Globes.