Pitt stars in this Western epic film based on the Jim Harrison novella. He plays Tristan, Col. William Ludlow’s adventurous and wild son, who practices American Indian customs. He and his family go through various trials that are brought about by nature, love, prohibition, and the ongoing war. His co-stars include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. On his character:
Sinking below, rising above, going off, giving up, taking charge, taking control. This man’s journey seemed very accurate to me and very true.