Brad Pitt says Maddox Jolie-Pitt gets ‘double-tapped’ in the head in ‘WWZ’

This is weird news, I think. At some point, the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie thought it would be fun to include their kids in some of their movies. Little Vivienne has a part in Angelina’s upcoming Maleficent, Shiloh had a tiny part in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (she played Benjamin as a baby/old man), and Empress Zahara is holding out for a role worthy of her talents (perhaps some role Meryl passed on). Brad just revealed that Maddox definitely has a small part in World War Z – Maddox plays some character who gets shot in the head. My goodness.

Maddox Jolie-Pitt makes a violent cameo in his father Brad Pitt’s new zombie movie, World War Z. At the film’s premiere in New York City June 17, the engaged father of six revealed his “oldest boy” makes his feature film debut in the Marc Forster-directed apocalyptic horror movie.

“He gets shot in the head . . . multiple times. But he gets double tapped,” Pitt said of Maddox. Angelina Jolie’s fiance joked, “I don’t know what that says about me as a parent.” Pitt said his sons Maddox, 11, and Pax, 9, “have already seen it and they love it.” (Indeed, alongside their mom, 38, the siblings attended the World War Z in London June 2.)

Pitt’s young costar Fabrizio Zacharee Guido said he “became really good friends” with Maddox and Pax while filming World War Z. “They’re so much fun. They’re just normal kids,” he told Us Weekly. “We rode bikes and played video games.”

Guido added that Maddox is “a ladies’ man” who is into “any kind of girl.” Pax, meanwhile, “is a little too young” to think about dating, Guido added. “But he’s super fun to be around.”

Pitt is just as much fun to spend time with, according to his onscreen wife Mireille Enos. “He has really great dumb dad jokes that he would bring in for the kids,” the 37-year-old actress told Us. “Like the best, really stupid jokes for the kids that were working.”

[From Us Weekly]

I guess it’s a boy thing, right? I’m sure there are lots of young boys who would love to play a zombie (or something?) that gets “double-tapped” in the head in a giant zombie movie. It makes me uncomfortable, but I guess it’s a guy thing, and Brad thought it was okay because he was around too. People Mag says that Maddox was kind of Brad’s “date” for the NYC premiere and after-party too – and that while Brad networked, Maddox hung out with the child actors and danced to Chris Brown!! Ugh.

While Brad was on the carpet at the NYC premiere, he also talked about his lady, Angelina. He told People Mag that “She has always been the brave, bold individual that I fell for – and sexy as ever.”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. jj says:

    It seems the kid like it but that s really uncomfortable.

    • Veritas says:

      Looking forward to seeing it. Then it would be nice if the other two fashion accessories are lined up.

    • mayamae says:

      I’m sure that Maddox had the time of his life, but it would be hard as a parent to watch the scene no matter how much you know it’s fake.

      I think some people have a hard time with it because they find it’s like tempting fait or even jynxing yourself. I don’t think that way but I understand some do. When my dad died my mom bought a dual tombstone for her when she died. Ever since her name and birthdate with a “-” is on there like it’s just waiting for her to die. It’s creepy.

  2. MollyB says:

    I have two brothers-both fine, upstanding citizens-and when they were kids, they would have thought that was the coolest thing ever. As a mom, it creeps me out but it seems like totally a boy thing.

  3. Dawn says:

    I think they all have a happy life. How fun to be able to do this as a kid.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      I think you are right, the kids seem happy & like they have a lot of awesome opportuniites. I’m 47 and I would LOVE to get double tapped in a zombie movie. ;) People, it’s a ZOMBIE MOVIE, how seriously can you take it?? It isn’t a jinx, it isn’t a “death wish”, it is just wholesome, clean zombie killing fun.

  4. lisa2 says:

    OMGosh really.. Maddox plays a zombie and gets shot. I don’t see anyone complaining when kids are killed on Walking Dead or other shows.. OH WAIT MADDOX was not shot it was a fake thing in a film. Goodness. Maddox is 11. My nephews would love to be shot in a zombie film or an action film. I get that it is the week of shitting on Brad but this is a bit of an overkill.

    Maddox’s dad made a film that his 11 year old could be in. Look at the other celebs that have kids in films. and from all accounts you don’t even know it is Maddox and his is in the shadows and you don’t actually see any graphic gore. the film is PG 13.

    On a loonie note.. I love that quote about Angie..
    “She has always been the brave, bold individual that I fell for – and sexy as ever.”

    Any woman that goes through any major surgery that changes her appearance needs to feel that she is still sexy to her partner. Good that Brad is making sure that is the case

  5. Charlotte says:

    The last play my partner and I wrote for theatre, we wrote our eldest a part especially as a Pinocchio character who gets destroyed (offscreen); but he does get carried off crying out ‘I’m a real boy, don’t burn me’. We thought it was hilarious.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    I guess it is a boy/ guy thing, but that seems a little freaky to me. I can see giving the kid a tiny role in a movie he’d like, but I can’t imagine being the parent and then watching…that.
    I can’t say I’ve seen many tv shows or movies that actually show a young kid getting killed. There was a brief moment of it on True Blood last season, and despite all the gore and violence on that show, that moment really bothered me after seeing it.

  7. AZ says:

    Still not enough to get me to pay to watch the twaddle hes selling. Imma pirate this one, no lie.

  8. Janet says:

    I don’t see a problem. The kid probably had the time of his life.

  9. Caroline says:

    That’s a giant “who cares”? tween boy gets a bit part in his dad’s zombie movie? sheesh people.

    However, I heard husbands the world over have been rejoicing! It seems Brad’s new look has completely cured their wives of any possible attraction for him!! Yay husbands!

  10. Kim1 says:

    What’s the problem these kids grew up on movie sets that’s why he let the older boys see WWZ they know it’s pretend
    .They hung out with the Zombies.AJ let the kids play with fake blood on Salt set and hang in the harness.

  11. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Kaiser, I’m going to hope that Maddox doesn’t have a clue who Chris Brown is…I don’t think he really makes kid friendly music. To be frank, I wouldn’t have known who Chris Brown was if I hadn’t been a teen when he beat the crap out of Rihanna (and hadn’t read this site). As you can probably tell, I don’t really listen to a lot of music. I have two cds…Adele and Edith Piaf.

  12. Stacey says:

    There is no way in HELL I would let my son do that. I would be devastated just watching it and I think it is very bad juju. “Double tapped in the head” ? How could a parent be okay with this? It’s completely sick.

    • pwal says:


      Because I totally understood the mother of the baby in Benjamin Button being upset when the Daisy character covered baby Benjamin with a blanket after he died. But this is absolutely fine because zombies are a fiction. Child zombies are a fiction. The time in makeup and wardrobe. The time it took to explain and choreograph the scene. The ‘squibs’(?sp)/blood packs. The constant rehearsals and the retakes. All of these activities remove the ‘authenticity’ of a child zombie getting shot. Therefore, the outrage seems unwarranted, especially if what Maddox got from doing the scene, aside from bragging rights with his sibs/friends, is an idea about how exacting and time-consuming filmmaking can be.

    • Hakura says:

      @Stacey – I can understand where you’re coming from, but I can’t understand what makes it so horrible as to call it ‘sick’. It was pretend. I agree entirely with pwal‘s explanation/reasoning.

  13. Bodhi says:

    Not that it really matters, but Shiloh didn’t play BB as a baby, she played the child of Brad & Cate

  14. Leek says:

    I say BFD but I have two boys. We kill zombies everyday at our house.

  15. diva says:

    I don’t think him being shot in a zombie movie is a big deal but I also don’t think dancing to Chris Brown’s music is a big deal either.

  16. Happy21 says:

    I’m 35 years old and female and I’d love to be a zombie that got ‘double tapped’ in a movie!

  17. Hakura says:

    This is definitely *not* a big moral crisis. To me, it’s the equivalent of letting you kids wear a ‘gorey’ Halloween costume. It’s totally fake/pretend, & if that’s something the kid can understand, then I don’t see why it’s something some parents can’t seem to get passed.

    It’s weird, because I was thinking about crime shows (Law&Order, CSI, ect) & thinking ‘It would be pretty fun to get to play 1 of the homocide victim characters.’ But then wondered ‘Hm. I wonder how my mom would react to seeing me shot/stabbed/beaten (via makeup) on film?.

    She could get around that aspect (would probably want to do it too), but that’s just her personality. I know it’s not the same for everyone. It’s just not that big a deal.

  18. Ipsita says:

    Shiloh played brad’s daughter in the curious case of Benjamin button.

  19. Shijel says:

    Not a boy thing. Nerd thing. Would’ve LOVED to get to play a zombie who gets double-tapped when I was a young girl. Now, being able to fully appreciate the zombie genre, I’d be AAAWESOME. To see the back of my head explode in glorious CGI gore or even better, one of those exploding fake blood baggies that sometimes get used… just fun. Awesome gory zombie-popping fun.

    Excuse me