Brad Pitt prefers to die by shark

Brad Pitt is talking about death again. It’s appropriate, I suppose, considering The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about mortality, aging, et cetera. But I grow weary of these endless musings of Brad’s, and I’m a well-documented Brangaloonie.

Brad’s in Berlin, finishing up filming on Inglourious Basterds and attending the European premiere of his film. As such, he attended a press conference where he was asked a lot of questions about death and mortality. The only breaking news-type story is that Brad, if given the choice, would like to die by shark rather than fire or “tight space”. That cracked me up – who dies by “tight space” again?

Actor Brad Pitt says he is not afraid of growing old, but is worried about how he will die.

Pitt, who turned 45 last month, was in Berlin for the European premier of ‘The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button’, in which he plays a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards.

“I’m not so afraid of getting old, I’m more afraid of how I’ll go,” he told a news conference on Monday. “Fire and tight spaces don’t appeal. A shark would be interesting.” The tear-jerking film tracks the love story between Benjamin Button and Daisy, played by Cate Blanchett, and the joys and losses they face as one gets younger and the other older.

Asked what would make him cry, Pitt replied: “I don’t cry, I’m as hard as nails.”

From The Hollywood Reporter/Reuters

About this “tight space” thing. When I was a child, I had reoccurring nightmares about that scene in Star Wars, where Luke, Leia, Hans and Chewy are being crushed in that waste disposal place. Is that what Brad’s talking about? Being crushed to death? Because that’s a genuine fear I can relate to, as a person, as a Star Wars fan and as a Brangaloonie. But who really wants to die by shark? I certainly don’t. Any death involving water is bad news, in my book. If given the choice, I think I’d like to die by carbon monoxide poisoning. It sounds like a very peaceful death. But now I’m just being morbid. Like Brad.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are shown at the premiere and after party for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in Berlin last night. Credit: WENN

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  1. anonymous says:

    Brad is such a sweetheart. I think he cried when Shiloh was born though.

  2. DD says:

    How about dying in your sleep? I know… it’s not as exciting as being chewed up into bits and pieces.

  3. Larissa says:

    die by shark ? that´s what he came up with ? not very bright Brad, and not even funny! but the tight space thing was just hilarious! is he really that stupid?

  4. geronimo says:

    Finally! Me and Brad have something in common. Maybe it comes from claustrophobia or something (for me it does), but walls closing in on me (particularly below ground) is top of my list for ‘Worse Possible Death Scenario Ever’. *shudders*

  5. Tess says:

    Sometimes you jump the shark…but sometimes the shark jumps you….

  6. AnnaClaire says:

    He means dying by being put in a confined space until the oxygen runs out. Like being buried in a coffin while you’re still alive.
    That’s a common nightmare.
    Jeez, you guys must be more well-adjusted than me if you didn’t “get” it.

  7. elainebenes says:

    simple guestion for a simple man.

  8. 88modesty88 says:

    NJMDPS, why is he a jerk now? Because he discusses death? Because he mentioned death by shark? Because he doesn’t want to die in a fire?

    I don’t agree, he’s “officially” still cool. (As if adding officially makes it so.)

  9. Kristen says:

    He was asked a question and answered… what’s the problem?

  10. Syko says:

    At least dying by shark would get you a lot of free publicity.

    I, personally, would prefer not to die at all.

  11. Ana says:

    I am with Syko.
    Ever since my daughter was born I have been preoccupied with death. I am terrified of dying to the point where I don’t want to leave my house.

  12. Enonymous says:

    Pitt replied: “I don’t cry, I’m as hard as nails.” PFFT,

    I hardly doubt that. He seems like the type that could easily cry after a rough ‘love making’ session. LOL

  13. Enonymous says:

    Pitt replied: “I don’t cry, I’m as hard as nails.” PFFT.

    I hardly doubt that. He seems like the type that could easily cry after a rough ‘love making’ session. LOL

  14. Faye says:

    OMG that pis of him is soo ugggg…He is not hot what so ever..ewww..Die by shark would be awful, c’mon could you not think of anything better?? Maybe you should play a mental patient in a movie and you will win an oscar too. This guy is totally oficially a jerk.

  15. Codzilla says:

    I recently watched an episode of “I Survived” that featured a guy who was torn to shreds by a shark. His story was horrifying, to say the least. I’ll pass on the shark death, thanks.

  16. Kristen says:

    Faye –

    Other than dying in your sleep… wouldn’t it all be awful?

  17. Syko says:

    I’m with you, Kristen, none of the methods currently in use are thrilling to me.

    Faye, who determines that he is totally officially a jerk? Is that your proclamation, or was there an election I wasn’t aware of? I just don’t see that JOKINGLY saying you’d rather go out via shark makes you a jerk.

  18. Anoneemouse says:

    I once had a dream that I was traveling through a claustophobic tunnel. The Dream books say that is a recollection of birth. Yick!

  19. lol says:

    He is so ugly. LMAO what’s wrong with his face and eyes looking in two different directions? I also noticed that his teeth are rotting. In other close up shots of him smiling he has brown teeth. ewwwww

  20. The Old KC says:

    I’m with those who say dying from a shark attack is one of the worst possible scenarios one can imagine. As a matter of fact, it’s a recurring nightmare of mine since I was in my teens (I was a kid when Jaws first came out). There is a really cool database online where you can go out and read about all of the documented shark attack deaths – I can’t remember what the site is but I read over it one weekend. For someone like me with a shark phobia, reading through the database was like torture but I couldn’t stop reading it. It reaffirmed my love of the United States Virgin Islands – no one has ever died from a shark attack there (although I could turn that phobia in the other direction and worry that I might be the first…)

  21. vdantev says:

    Better than jumping naked covered in brown gravy into a swimming pool full of hungry wolverines who are high on PCP.

  22. Mairead says:

    Is suffering from a lack of a sense of humour terminal?

    *edges sloooowly away from dante, avoiding eye-contact and sudden movements*

  23. Judy says:

    H eis jerking thier chains..what a stupid question to ask anyone for cripes sake and people think he should give them a good answer?? If he said he cried then they would be saying he is a wuss or other crap so he said what he did. Why cant these people ever ask anything intelligent??

  24. Judy says:

    Oj yeah and the ones calling him are jerk are “Jen the perpetual virgin fans ” LOL

  25. debra77 says:

    I understand what he is saying.. I do not fear death. I just wonder about the way it will happen. I mean we all are going to leave.. But by what means.

    Brad has been promoting non stop. Between Angie’s appearances and his.. they have been working since right after the twins were born. They both must be so tired. I don’t know how they do it, and still stand up. It was nice to see he and Angie have a fun night out without the kids. Regardless of what people think or feel they seem quite devoted to each other. They are not out a lot. When each finishes a job they are back home. Not many people do that. I am sure.. I like them a great deal. Brad looks wonderful if not tired. Angie is beautiful no matter what she is wearing. Gorgeous couple. And I can say, that they are the #1 couple in Hollywood.. 4 years and counting.. That is a Fact.. DEAL

  26. sickitten says:

    lol, that is a common chemical imbalance that occurs with the eyes when lifelong smokers finally quit. It usually last for up to 6 months.

  27. vdantev says:

    Or face first into a wood chipper with an active grenade in each hand- lol.

  28. ChristinaX says:

    I’m one of those cowards who’d rather just die of old age.

  29. morgs says:

    LMFAO at dante’s wolves on PCP.

  30. jacqueline says:

    I know someone who’d prefer to have a big bear kill him!! Personally I’d prefer just not to know anything at all about it when it happens. I think Brad jokes around- he must get asked some truly dumb questions.

  31. DD says:

    thanks for the visuals dante, i’ll sleep well tonite.

  32. doodahs says:

    Methinks the ‘hard as nails’ comment was tongue in cheek.

  33. brista says:

    His head looks weird in the header pic!

  34. miguela cazu says:

    I hope Brad lives forever. Now that that’s out of the way i’ve gotta say “I HATE ANGIE’S DOMINIQUE DEVEREAUX HAIR!”

    I just know Brad gave the look but she was stubborn and refused to admit it sucked. I just know it. I hate the too long pants, and i hated the dress she wore to the GG’s. I love Angie but man, her hair and clothing choices lately suck! i feel better now.

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