Brad Pitt's iconic shirtless scene in OUATIH
Brad Pitt's iconic shirtless scene in OUATIH

Truth about Pitt’s shirtless scene

Turns out Brad Pitt is an exhibitionist wizard.

Having showcased his Adonis-like abs in every film from Thelma And Louise to Fight Club, Pitt seems like he's perennially shirtless on-screen.

In fact, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (which just hit streaming on Foxtel now) director Quentin Tarantino claimed the 56-year-old Hollywood hunk's a "master" at going topless.

He dished the dirty details while discussing the star's iconic shirtless scene on Tuesday's episode of Amy Schumer's podcast 3 Girls, 1 Keith.

"In public Brad is kind of shy about stuff like that," Tarantino tells a delighted Schumer and company, before adding, "at the same time he knows exactly what time it is."

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.

The Pulp Fiction auteur recounts the scene where Pitt's character Cliff Booth expertly bares his bronzed upper torso while on a sun-drenched Los Angeles rooftop in what the director calls "the closest to homoerotica" he's ever filmed.

"I'm thinking maybe unbutton the Hawaiian shirt, and you peel that off the Champion T-shirt," recalls Tarantino about the behind-the-scenes process.

However, the Oscar-winner apparently baulked at the idea: "Really? You want me to go through all that button bullsh*t? I'll just take it off in one big go!" Tarantino recalls him saying.

So, Tarantino "let the master do his job," he said.

Pitt played stuntman Cliff Booth. Picture: Sony Pictures
Pitt played stuntman Cliff Booth. Picture: Sony Pictures

 

It appears that Pitt's cinematic striptease paid dividends.

Along with almost every other major award, the evergreen heart-throb won the 2020 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn in OUATIH, marking the first time Pitt's ever taken home Academy gold.

Pitt accepting the Actor in a Supporting Role award for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Pitt accepting the Actor in a Supporting Role award for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

If only the ab-flexing icon could give Tarantino such a glowing compliment. While presenting his Once Upon a Time director with a New York Critics Film Circle award in January, Pitt memorably joked of Tarantino that "he needed cocaine to stop talking".

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced here with permission

Originally published as Truth about Pitt's shirtless scene


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