Harrison Ford Reveals More About Clashing W/ Brad Pitt
Over the course of his career, Harrison Ford has gotten into arguments with a number of well-known actors, including Josh Hartnett on the set of Hollywood Homicide and Alec Baldwin over the Jack Ryan part. You can also include Brad Pitt, with whom Harrison Ford had disagreements while filming the suspenseful The Devil’s Own in 1997.
Ford said about his feud with Brad, “Brad developed the script. Then they offered me the part. I saved my comments about the character and the construction of the thing—I admired Brad. First of all, I admire Brad. I think he’s a wonderful actor. He’s a really decent guy. But we couldn’t agree on a director until we came to Alan Pakula, who I had worked with before [on 1990’s Presumed Innocent] but Brad had not. Brad had this complicated character, and I wanted a complication on my side so that it wasn’t just a good-and-evil battle. And that’s when I came up with the bad-shooting thing.”
He continued, “I worked with a writer—but then all the sudden we’re shooting and we didn’t have a script that Brad and I agreed on. Each of us had different ideas about it. I understand why he wanted to stay with his point of view, and I wanted to stay with my point of view—or I was imposing my point of view, and it’s fair to say that that’s what Brad felt. It was complicated. I like the movie very much. Very much.”