Brad Pitt made a hilarious cameo in the season 3 finale of FX's Dave.
Brad Pitt has made his mark on the world of cinema through a number of landmark performances in iconic films such as Fight Club, Burn After Reading, Inglourious Basterds, and many more. As one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, Pitt has gone on to appear in a number of films and shows in brief cameos, with his simple presence being enough to sell the significance of the moment. According to a recent write-up in The Hollywood Reporter, Pitt’s recent cameo in the Season 3 finale of FX’s Dave is one of his funniest yet.
Dave follows a semi-fictionalized version of Pennsylvania rapper Dave Burd AKA Lil Dicky, as he navigates the confusing world of the music business while handling the day-to-day lives of his friends and supporters. The show has had a number of big name cameos throughout its three-season run, including rappers such as Rick Ross, Killer Mike, YG, and most recently, even Drake, as well as A-list actors such as Don Cheadle, Demi Lovato, and Rachel McAdams. Drake and Brad Pitt have both been mentioned a number of times in the lead-up to their appearances, causing fans to speculate whether or not they would ever actually show up.
We finally received answers last night when the tenth and final episode of the third season arrived, with Brad Pitt and Drake appearing beside an enamored Lil Dicky in all their glory. While many cameo appearances can be chalked up to a single scene or line delivery, such as Pitt’s humorous single-frame appearance as Vanisher in Deadpool 2, Brad Pitt’s Dave appearance is much more than that, with the movie star carrying a bulk of the episode, prompting FX to submit Pitt’s performance to the Emmy’s in the Guest Actor category.
While much of the show has maintained a focus on Lil Dicky rectifying some of his real-life missteps through sharp social commentary and obvious character growth, an Emmy award-winning performance from Brad Pitt in the season finale would obviously be an enormous moment in Hollywood history. Though Brad Pitt boasts two Academy Award wins, this is his first time appearing in a scripted comedy series since a 2001 appearance on an episode of Friends. Since then, Pitt has worked behind the scenes on a number of series as a producer, including shows such as The OA, High School, and The Underground Railroad.
With so many incredible performances from both guest actors and the main cast, Dave is well on its way to securing a number of Emmys for the basic cable channel. In past years there seemed to be an existing sentiment that premium channels such as HBO and Showtime maintained the best real estate for big name actors such as Steve Buscemi, Alexander Skarsgard, and John Turturro, but obviously FXX has presented itself in the marketplace as a major competitor, with series such as Dave, Atlanta, and Always Sunny in Philadelphia bringing on huge names such as Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson, and Guillermo Del Toro in recent years.