Brad Pitt is considered one of the most acclaimed leading men in Hollywood, not only for having a unique beauty, but also for the masculine attitude that he has maintained throughout this time, showing himself as a strong and unwavering man.
However, maintaining this attitude in front of the cameras has taken a heavy toll on the actor and he himself has said that he is tired of men being forced to be “rude machos”, since everyone should be free to express their emotions, dress as they like and do what they please without fear of being criticized or that their strength and sexual orientation is questioned.
In an interview for the magazine Financial TimesPitt opened up about his role as a sculptor, saying it’s something he had wanted to do for a long time, but had been limited by the stereotype of rugged masculinity he grew up with.
According to his words, his facet as a sculptor allowed him to realize how tired he was of trying to maintain the “correct” masculine attitude dictated by society, since now he is capable of feeling and expressing his emotions without fear and that does not affect him. any masculinity remains.
It’s exhausting to be anything other than who you are. But you have to understand, at least where I grew up, we’re like the Clint Eastwood character. You have to keep everything inside and be able to deal with anything, without asking for help or showing weakness.
I see that in my father and in previous generations of actors and men, it’s quite exhausting. As I get older, I find a lot of comfort in friendships where I can be [completamente yo mismo], and I want that to extend to the outside world. Let men think: ‘I’m fine. I feel safe here because there is a focus on our struggles as human beings, because the world is fraught with danger. And joy too.’
Pitt said that meeting Thomas Houseago, a contemporary sculptor, gave him the right guideline to experience his most artistic and emotional side, making a clear reference to the fact that surrounding yourself with the right people will take you to the right place.
Our mutual misery became comical, and out of this misery came a flame of joy in my life. I always wanted to be a sculptor. I always wanted to try it. I feel that there is a higher calling, a connection again. Being tactile, there is some liberation in that.
It should be noted that the Hollywood heartthrob is one of the male actors who has tried the most to break the stereotype of the alpha male. However, this has brought him a lot of criticism and doubts about his sexuality, something that currently no longer affects him, since he knows perfectly well who he is.