Wolfgang Petersen’s impressive resume includes one of the biggest epics of the early 2000s, Troy. The film may sound more like a Ridley Scott production, but the late director is in charge of the beloved 2004 film. “Troy” became the penultimate film directed by Petersen and the penultimate English-language film.
The 2004 film is not Pitt’s proudest achievement, the actor said. New York Times Magazine in 2019, he was somewhat forced to do so. When he dropped out of another Warner Bros. project, Pitt had to join another one. “It didn’t hurt, but I realized that the way the movie was being told wasn’t the way I wanted it to be. I made my mistakes in it. What am I trying to say about Troy? from the middle of the frame. It drove me crazy. I got spoiled working with David Fincher. This is not a humiliation towards Wolfgang Petersen,” Pitt said. The actor praised Petersen, saying that Das Boot is a great movie of all time.