Brad Pitt Plays Hitman in New Film: A Look at His Other Bad Guy Roles

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Brad Pitt Plays Hitman in New Film: A Look at His Other Bad Guy Roles

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Brad Pitt took on a bad boy role recently.

Brad Pitt has another surefire hit movie coming out on November 30. The superstar actor will appear in "Killing Them Softly," in which he plays the role of an elite hitman named Jackie Cogan. The film boasts a strong cast that includes James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta, but there is no question that Brad is the major drawing card. Coming off of his acclaimed performances in "The Tree of Life" and "Moneyball," Brad is on top of his game right now. This new movie offers fans the chance to see the actor portray a character with a little bit of evil in him. He has played a bad guy several times during his stellar career, and he usually does it brilliantly. Here is a look at some of the best bad guys that Brad has played over the years.

Early Grayce - "Kalifornia"

This 1993 thriller came out just two years after Brad played a scumbag in the cult classic "Thelma & Louise," and it might have seemed like he was destined to become typecast as a villain. In this film, he plays an evil serial killer that tags along on a road trip with an unsuspecting couple. With a creepy beard and sinister eyes, Brad does a great job of making anyone believe that Early isn't someone you want to have join you for a long drive. This movie represents the best of Brad's early work, and the character is probably the most evil guy that he has ever played.

Tyler Durden - "Fight Club"

Brad co-stars with Edward Norton in this suspenseful movie about two guys that take pleasure in brawling it out. Without spoiling the major twist in the movie, it's easy to see just how bad Brad's character really is. He seems helpful at first, but his ultimate goal is to carry out terrorist acts that threaten the establishment. The actor is convincing in showing us that the character believes in what he's doing, even if it's harmful to the world around him. This is a bad guy with levels, and that's a credit to the star.

Jesse James - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

This film was directed by Andrew Dominik, who also directs Brad in "Killing Them Softly." The movie allows Brad to paint a sympathetic face on one of the most infamous villains of the old west. But even as the actor show's us the humanity in Jesse James, he doesn't hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his way. The actor nails a character that can be protective of those he cares about while never apologizing for the crimes he commits.

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