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Harrison Ford detailed ‘complicated’ on-set feud with Brad Pitt | Films | Entertainment

Harrison Ford may be promoting Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, but he always has one eye on where he came from.

During a new interview, he talked about the 1997 picture The Devil’s Own, which he worked on with Brad Pitt.

As it turns out, the movie was filled with tension behind the scenes, as both of the leading actors had differing opinions on how the picture ought to go.

Ford explained that when he was first hired for the movie he kept his criticisms to himself.

He told Esquire: “Brad developed the script. Then they offered me the part. I saved my comments about the character and the construction of the thing — I admired Brad. First of all, I admire Brad. I think he’s a wonderful actor. He’s a really decent guy.”

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Ford went on to say they “couldn’t agree on a director” until they both landed on the filmmaker Alan Pakula.

“I had worked with [Pakula] before, but Brad had not,” Ford said.

The Star Wars actor then explained that he wanted some more depth in his character, so began rewriting the part.

“Brad had this complicated character,” Ford said. “And I wanted a complication on my side so that it wasn’t just a good-and-evil battle. And that’s when I came up with the bad-shooting thing.”

The star referenced a scene in the movie where his character witnessed a police officer killing someone, placing the protagonist in a moral quandary.

Before long, things got complicated between Ford and Pitt. “I worked with a writer,” Ford said. “But then all the sudden we’re shooting and we didn’t have a script that Brad and I agreed on. Each of us had different ideas about it.”

It doesn’t sound like Ford holds any grudges about the experience, though. “I understand why he wanted to stay with his point of view, and I wanted to stay with my point of view — or I was imposing my point of view, and it’s fair to say that that’s what Brad felt. It was complicated.”

He added: “I like the movie very much. Very much.”

Meanwhile, Pitt previously called the film’s production “the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking – if you can even call it that – that I’ve ever seen”.

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