Wolfgang Petersen’s impressive curriculum vitae contains one of the greatest epics of the early years – “Troy”. The film may seem more like a Ridley Scott production, but the late director is responsible for the popular 2004 flick. Troy was the third to last film directed by Petersen and the second to last English language film.
The 2004 film isn’t Pitt’s proudest achievement, as the actor told The New York Times Magazine in 2019 that he was somewhat forced into it. When he dropped out of another Warner Bros. project, Pitt had to switch to another of theirs. “It wasn’t painful, but I realized that the way this film was told wasn’t how I wanted it to be. I made my own mistakes in it. What am I trying to say about “Troy”? I couldn’t understand it from the middle of the frame. It drove me crazy I was spoiled working with David Fincher. It’s no small thing about Wolfgang Petersen,” Pitt revealed. The actor went on to praise Petersen, saying Das Boot was a great movie of all time.