Fans of Hollywood celebrities have a penchant for linking two or more of them up, especially when they share certain similarities. Take, for instance, Brad Pitt and Robert Redford are assumed to be related. But the question is – are they?
No. Brad Pitt and Robert Redford are not related. Bear in mind that “related” in this context means being members of the same family. Still, the pair share some connections that will always mean that they are related in a manner of speaking. Keep reading, and you will discover these connections and much more.
What Connection Do Brad Pitt and Robert Redford Share?
For those who do not know (and which is almost impossible), Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood’s leading men popular for many things but most importantly, his acting, film production, and humanitarian activities. His acting career has seen him portray diverse characters onset time and again. Robert Redford shares a similar background but with the distinction that he is a retired actor, director, producer, and businessman. He is also the founder of the Sundance Institute, which is responsible for organizing the Sundance Film Festival.
Over the years, fans and possible random onlookers have assumed both men to be related, possibly as a father and son pair. This assumption stems from how both men seemingly look alike. At a given point, they both had the same bushy blonde hair with faces that were similarly shaped. The fans of both stars do not doubt that they can play the same role in a movie, but just that Brad would be the younger self and Robert the older. Some of these fans have tweeted about it, as can be seen in the tweets below.
Other than the similarity in physical appearance, the pair have garnered some other connections over the years, and some of them are considered below.
They Both Acted In Spy Game
The 2001 American Spy film Spy Game featured both actors. In the movie, the stars played out a mentor-protege relationship. Robert played the role of Nathan D. Muir, a CIA senior official, who was responsible for hiring and mentoring Tom Bishop, Brad Pitt’s character. The film follows Muir’s attempt to rescue Bishop after he is arrested in China. This film is the first and most prominent connection between both actors as fans got to see both actors side by side and in the video. It was an excellent opportunity to examine their similarities in appearance and mannerism. Check out the video clip below to confirm the same.
A River Runs Through It
Another connection between both men is the film A River Runs Through It, which is based on a semi-biographical book by Norman Maclean. The film is directed by Richard and features Brad playing the role of Paul Maclean. During auditions for the movie, “Everyone tried out for the part of Paul — Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix…all the actors of that age group who were not working.” according to Richard Friedenberg, who was the screenwriter assigned to turn the book into a movie script. He also admitted to the pair having eerie physical resemblance.
On his part, Brad Pitt admitted that he wanted that role “badly” and stated, “These kinds of films is why I want to act.” He went on to prove this by delivering a stellar performance in the movie. If you are wondering how good the movie was, check out its trailer in the video clip below.
Other than the above connections, both actors are incredibly sexy and loved by ladies. They both also own production companies, and a film produced by Brad’s production company has featured in Robert’s Sundance Film Festival. They team up and support each other’s craft. The 83-year-old Robert has stated that he always knew that Brad Pitt would become a star in Hollywood, and he obviously was not wrong.