Brad Pitt is liable for taking Jared Leto’s Struggle Membership look to the acute
David Fincher’s 1999 film Fight Club is the definition of a cult classic. Originally fueling at the box office and torn apart by critics for its overly violent imagery, the Fight Club became a hit thanks to its DVD release and remains a huge favorite among a certain younger male population around the world to this day.
Jared Leto in the film in the supporting role of Angel Face, a handsome young man who is lured into the promise of the mythical “Fight Club” by the charismatic Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt. In an interview with GQ, Leto revealed how Pitt was instrumental in creating his eye-catching look for the film, which had his hair and eyebrows dyed almost entirely white.
“I remember bleaching my hair and eyebrows white. We did one pass and I think that was it Brad PittHe said something about “Billy Idol”. He said: “Blond!” So we got even whiter. I loved being on set because I got to see Brad. He’s incredibly easy-going, naturalistic; always doing something completely different and that was interesting to see. Everyone felt that we were just getting into trouble and doing something that might be special, but on the darker side of the universe. ”
Based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club told the story of a generation of discontented young men who find the constant struggle for a life based on glossy advertising and glamor magazines increasingly hollow. Leto’s angelic face is one of a growing number of young men trying to find something real by attending a series of underground meetings, led by Durden, in which participants beat each other up in groups of two.
The main point of contention in the film has always been the very vivid fight scenes that Fincher shot. In one scene in particular, the protagonist of the film, played by Edward Norton, gives in to the anger that builds up in him and smashes Angel Face’s face to a pulp. According to Leto, these brutal punching scenes sometimes resulted in actual injuries.
“The only thing that wasn’t real was that we didn’t really fight each other, but we got hit sometimes. It wasn’t like it was perfectly choreographed. It was as real wrong as possible, these fights became.”
In the decades since Fight Club was released, the film has gradually gained a new following, not just from young men who can identify with the film’s attack on the corporatization of society, but also from critics who initially thought of the film rejected his rejection of gross images and obsession with violence for its own sake. Of course, Leto also looks back on the experience of having made the film with great preference, even if his character suffered one of the most brutal blows in the history of cinema.
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