LOS ANGELES: Brad Pitt won the Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday for his performance as a charming specialist Once upon a time in Hollywood, Letter of love from director Quentin Tarantino to Tinseltown of the sixties.
It was the first acting Oscar for Pitt, 56, after three decades in the film industry. He previously won an Academy Award as a producer in 2014 for the best film 12 years of slavery.
In Once Upon a time, Pitt played twice as many stunts and arranged for Cliff Booth with the television star Leonardo DiCaprio.
“I’m a little stunned,” Pitt said on stage while accepting the award. “I am not one to look back, but this has forced me to do it. I think of my people taking me to the drive-in to see Butch (Cassidy) and (the) Sundance (Kid), loading my car and moving here … to all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way.
“Stand here now, sometime in Hollywood. Isn’t that the truth? “He added.
His performance, which has won many other awards, was acclaimed by critics as the best of Pitt’s career and included an extended shirtless scene that made fans and celebrity media vibrate.
The Academy Award culminated the return of the actor after a film absence of three years after failures Ally in 2016 and War machine in 2017, and for a prolonged period where he was portrayed as the bad guy in the divorces of actresses Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.
Pitt had adopted a low profile as he and Jolie spent more than two years in a bitter custody dispute over their six children involving accusations against the actor of child abuse, excessive alcohol use and drug use.
He was investigated by investigators in Los Angeles of allegations of abuse, which resulted from an angry altercation in front of their children towards the end of their marriage to Jolie.
In a 2017 interview, Pitt admitted a strong habit of marijuana and said his alcohol use had gone out of control, but said that since he separated from Jolie he had quit alcohol and was receiving therapy.
Pitt caught the attention of the public for the first time with a small part as in 1991 Thelma and Louise, playing a seductive criminal who cheated the character played by Geena Davis.
He continued with praised performances in movies like A river runs through it Y Fight club and won Oscar nominations for Twelve Monkeys, The curious Case of Benjamin Button Y Moneyball
Pitt founded a film and television producer with credits that include Oscar-winning films Moonlight, The great short Y Selma