Brad Pitt Replaced Heath Ledger in The Tree of Life After His Death – Cheatsheet.com

In Terence Malick’s 2011 film The Tree of Life, Ledger was slated to portray a stern father set in the 1950’s in the deeply introspective movie. Through his Plan B production company, Pitt was involved in the project as a producer. The Ad Astra star ended up playing the patriarchal character in Ledger’s absence.

By Melissa Mitas

July 17, 2020

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/brad-pitt-replaced-heath-ledger-in-this-film-after-his-death.html/

Brad Pitt’s ‘The Tree Of Life’: Facts That You Might Have Missed About The Epic Saga – Republic World

Brad Pitt’s ‘The Tree of Life’ is a profound movie and leaves the audiences in deep thoughts. Read more to find out some wonderful facts about the movie

Written By Tulip Roy

https://www.republicworld.com/entertainment-news/hollywood-news/brad-pitts-the-tree-of-life-facts-that-you-might-have-missed.html

The Top 25 Films from the Last 25 Years – America Magazine

“The Tree of Life” (2011). Terrence Malick’s masterpiece, no stranger to best-of-the-century lists, plunges the viewer into a philosophical exploration of grief, theodicy and the duality of grace and human nature as a mid-century Texas family learns about the death of one of their three sons. The film’s experimental cinematography, replete with gratuitous nature shots, along with its extended special-effects sequence depicting the creation of the universe, cemented Malick’s signature aesthetic as well as his reputation for creating soul-searching films. This Palme d’Or winner earns a special mention on this list for its final beach scene, which we humbly but confidently laud as the greatest film depiction of eschatological bodily resurrection ever.

-America Magazine

Isabelle Senechal|Ryan Di Corpo|Colleen Dulle

March 27, 2020

https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2020/03/27/top-25-films-last-25-years

These actors don’t understand the endings of their own movies – Looper.com

Actors need to be very careful about what they say about their projects. Even if they’re giving an interview to a foreign paper with answers that won’t be translated into English, that’s no protection against having their words come back to bite them. In Sean Penn’s case, he not only doesn’t understand the ending to The Tree of Life, he doesn’t even really like the way the story was told. As reported by The Guardian, Penn told the French newspaper Le Figaro, “A clearer and more conventional narrative would have helped the film without, in my opinion, lessening its beauty and its impact.” Penn continued to say, “Frankly, I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing there and what I was supposed to add in that context! What’s more, [Terrence Malick] himself never managed to explain it to me clearly.”

While plenty of critics and audience members might agree that The Tree of Life is one of the more baffling movies the last decade, Penn’s inability to figure out what he’s doing in the film is a little worrying. After all, Penn literally plays the main character. Granted, he only shows up in the movie for about ten minutes, but he’s playing a grown-up version of the kid we’ve been following throughout the entire film. So yeah, it seems that Penn of all people should’ve probably tried a little harder to figure out what was happening with that ending.

BY ZIAH GRACE/JAN. 29, 2020 4:13 EST

https://www.looper.com/185897/these-actors-dont-understand-the-endings-of-their-own-movies/

Looking back at top filmfare of the decade – Wrangler News

So here are my Top 10 from that list: The Tree of Life (2011) —Terrence Malick takes on The Meaning of Life through the prism of a midcentury Texas family. A strange, difficult symphony of fractured narrative and beautiful acting.

-M.V. Moorhead

What If the Oscars Nominated a Foreign Film for Best Picture Every Year? – SOJOURNERS

A Separation’s excellence notwithstanding, however, I still can’t take it over Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life or even Moneyball (2011 was a good year for Brad Pitt). – Adam Nayman

https://www.theringer.com/oscars/2020/2/6/21126398/foreign-film-best-picture-oscar-winners-revisionist-history

‘Tree of Life’ tops list of 10 best films of the decade – Chron.com

1. “Tree of Life”: All the mystery and harmony of life, in the memory-tinged detail of a small-town 1950s Texas family but writ across time and the cosmos. Terrence Malick’s radiant 2011 film maps individual existence against eternity, turning an intimate tale epic. It’s got Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain and dinosaurs, and it’s one of the most sublime and soul-stirring movies ever made. — Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle

Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press Updated 3:14 pm CST, Friday, December 27, 2019

https://www.chron.com/sports/outdoors/article/Tree-of-Life-tops-list-of-10-best-films-of-14932526.php

A look at the big pictures – The Weekend Australian

The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011). First and clear. A mind-bending exploration of life from beginning to end. Also a ­reminder that Brad Pitt, who is being lauded for his acting chops in Ad Astra (which is good but not great), has always been a damn fine actor.

A mind-bending exploration of life tops a very personal list of the best films of the past 10 years.

By STEPHEN ROMEI

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/why-the-tree-of-life-is-my-top-movie-of-the-decade/news-story/580e5bbf09a49524b853e22f9c9486d8

Celebrate Brad Pitt’s Birthday By Looking Back at the Star’s Best Roles – E Online

THE TREE OF LIFE
Pitt stars as Mr. O’Brien in this Palme d’Or-winning film that chronicles the meaning of life through the families memories in the light and aftermath of a tragedy.

by KELSEY KLEMME | Wed., 18 Dec. 2019 6:00 AM

https://www.eonline.com/ap/shows/peoples_choice_awards/news/1102318/celebrate-brad-pitt-s-birthday-by-looking-back-at-the-star-s-best-roles