Brad Pitt

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The following year he had a role in the legal drama Sleepers (1996), based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel of the same name. [47] The film received mixed reviews. [48] In the 1997 film The Devil's Own Pitt starred, opposite Harrison Ford, as the Irish Republican Army terrorist Rory Devany,[49] a role for which he was required to learn an Irish accent. [50] Critical opinion was divided on his accent; "Pitt finds the right tone of moral ambiguity, but at times his Irish brogue is too convincing – it's hard to understand what he's saying", wrote the San Francisco Chronicle. [51]The Charleston Gazette opined that it had favored Pitt's accent over the movie. [52]The Devil's Own grossed $140 million worldwide, but was a critical failure. Later that year he led as Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer in the Jean-Jacques Annaud film Seven Years in Tibet. [53] Pitt trained for months for the role, which demanded significant mountain climbing and trekking practice, including rock climbing in California and the European Alps with his co-star David Thewlis. [54] The film received mostly negative reviews, and was generally considered a disappointment. [55]

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On the heels of his estranged wife Angelina Jolie 's divorce filing after two years of marriage and more than a decade together, the Oscar winner has made a request to the public on behalf of his six children.