Brad Pitt sought to erase pretty boy image early in his career with 1993’s Kalifornia

Brad Pitt looked to erase a pretty boy image earlier in his career with a role in the gritty 1993 film Kalifornia.

In a clip from an upcoming E! True Hollywood Story about the Oscar-winner, Kalifornia director Dominic Sena and others explained the dynamics of Pitt’s early career after his breakout role as a handsome hustler in the 1991 hit Thelma & Louise.

Cult of Celebrity author Cooper Lawrence told the outlet about the newfound spotlight on his career and bachelorhood Pitt faced in the early 90s.

Career path: Brad Pitt looked to erase a pretty boy image earlier in his career with a role in the gritty 1993 film Kalifornia

‘Suddenly he became somebody who was constantly on the cover of magazines,’ Lawrence said, ‘and everybody wanted to know about his social life and who he was dating.’

Kalifornia director Dominic Sena explained the chain of events that led the actor, now 57, to take on a rougher role in the film as Early Grayce to change his career arc.

‘He had just finished A River Runs Through It and he felt between that and Thelma & Louise, he was concerned about being typecast as a pretty boy,’ the filmmaker said. ‘He just said he was looking for something completely different and I thought, “Boy have I got a role for you.”‘

Sena said he ‘met with Brad’ and ‘just loved his take on the character,’ adding, ‘I knew he was the guy’ for the role.

Details: In an upcoming E! True Hollywood Story about the Oscar-winner, Kalifornia director Dominic Sena and others explained the dynamics of Pitt's early career after his breakout role as a handsome hustler in the 1991 hit Thelma & Louise

Details: In an upcoming E! True Hollywood Story about the Oscar-winner, Kalifornia director Dominic Sena and others explained the dynamics of Pitt’s early career after his breakout role as a handsome hustler in the 1991 hit Thelma & Louise 

Pitt appeared in the film with then-girlfriend Juliette Lewis, which Sena said also played into the dynamic of the movie

Pitt appeared in the film with then-girlfriend Juliette Lewis, which Sena said also played into the dynamic of the movie 

Pitt appeared in the film with David Duchovny and then-girlfriend Juliette Lewis, which Sena said also played into the dynamic of the movie.

‘Considering they were in the middle of a relationship, I thought it could either be wonderful or it could be terrible,’ said the filmmaker, who has also directed movies including 2001’s Swordfish and 2000’s Gone in 60 Seconds. ‘But I’ve got to tell you, it was a joy.

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