Brad Pitt: Best Roles–A River Runs Through It (1992)

Pitt’s Vast and Intriguing Filmography:
Over the past 30 years, Pitt has packed a punch in various roles. In some performances, as underground fighter in both Snatch and Fight Clubhe’s done so quite literally.
But movie fans have fallen in love with Pitt for other, former roles: as a baseball manager, a stuntman, a wacky personal trainer, a detective, and countless other characters.

A River Runs Through It (1992)



A River Runs Through It, the 1992 drama directed by Robert Redford, was nominated for several Oscars and even earned one home for Best Cinematography.

In the novella-inspired, Montana-set film, Pitt plays Paul Maclean, the son of a reverend and younger brother of academic Norman Maclean (Craig Sheffer).

The movie is a story of family, companionship, love, and loss.

Paul Maclean, a young journalist and beloved son, just can’t seem to keep his hands off the bottle. As his alcoholism affects his everyday life, his older brother is helpless as he observes the dangerous scenarios his little brother habitually thrusts himself into.

Pitt’s character is too familiar with fistfights and jail cells. However, tere is only one place Paul Maclean finds his inner peace: fly fishing on Missoula waters. With rod in hand, Maclean’s line moves through the air dynamically and gracefully.

Indulging their family pastime, the Macleans find reprieve from their troubles and tragedies while knee-deep in the Blackfoot River.

A cautionary tale about manhood and one’s place in the world, A River Runs Through It showcases Pitt’s early acting skills.