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In » Burn After Reading — Who burns their fingers here? ‘ by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen (‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘Fargo’), Brad Pitt is the highlight of a veritable collection of superstars as a rather simpletoned and ill-intelligent trainer in a gym.
You can just get an idea of this for yourself on Amazon Prime Video — but beware: The comedy «Burn After Reading?» !
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Incidentally, when Brad Pitt got the offer for the role, he is said to have been quite perplexed at first. Because the Coens revealed to him that they wrote the part just for him and with him in mind. For Pitt, this initially seemed an insult, since gym trainer Chad Feldheimer is the exact opposite of intelligent.
The Coen brothers even took it to the extreme, as Pitt revealed: When he told the directors that he didn’t know «how to play such an idiot,» Joel gave him a quick look and then replied, «It works beautiful.»
In the end he took the role and many fans are happy. It may not be Pitt’s best role (there are far too many iconic, iconic roles in his career for that), but it’s arguably his weirdest…
This is Burn After Reading
A fired CIA agent ( John Malkovich ) wants to write his memoirs, his wife ( Tilda Swinton ) and her lover ( George Clooney ) steal his data and the CD with it is left in a gym. There they find Linda Litzke ( Frances McDormand ) and Chad Feldheimer ( Brad Pitt ) and believe state secrets have fallen into their hands. They want to make money and trigger an absurd chain of events…
Burn after Reading — Who burns their fingers here? Teaser DF