What is the story of Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt? Both actors met in the 90s, but they did not have a good relationship.
Harrison Ford has opened up about the conflict he experienced with Brad Pitt on the set of The Devil’s Shadow. The 1997 film, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starred both stars. It was a haunting thriller set against the backdrop of IRA terrorism. It told the story of Tom O’Meara, a New York police officer of Irish descent. This guy welcomes Rory Devaney into his home, a young Irish man who has just arrived as an immigrant to the big city of New York. What Tom doesn’t know, however, is that Rory is currently the most wanted terrorist in the entire United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
Explanation of what happened between both stars in ‘La sombra del diablo’ (1997)
In a lengthy interview given to Esquire to promote Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate, Harrison Ford spoke about the ups and downs of his legendary career. One of those low moments was the difficult production of the 1997 action thriller that reunited him with the director of Presumed Innocent (1990), Alan J. Pakula, and in which he co-starred with Brad Pitt. From the moment he agreed to star in The Devil’s Shadow, Ford and Pitt were at odds. “Brad developed the script,” explained the legendary Indiana Jones and Star Wars actor. “Then they offered me the part. I kept my comments about the character and the construction of the story to myself because I admired Brad.
“First of all, I admire Brad Pitt,” Harrison Ford continued to reveal. “I think he is a wonderful actor. He is a very decent guy. But we couldn’t agree on a director. We had problems together until we got to Alan Pakula, who I had worked with before but he hadn’t. Brad had a complicated character, and I wanted a complication of my role so it wasn’t just a battle between good and evil. And that’s when it occurred to me about the bad shooters”.