Brad Pitt thinks Shia LaBeouf takes himself & his ‘Method’ much too seriously

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Apparently, Brad Pitt is still working on Fury in England, the WWII movie he’s doing with Shia LaBeouf and Scott Eastwood. There have been rumors about Shia and Brad. Rumors about whether they get along, or whether Shia is super-annoying, or whether Brad is getting kind of old to play “soldiers” in a WWII movie. Maybe some of those rumors were started by me? Perhaps. But there were stories about Brad and Shia going camping together because they were asked to “bro-bond,” plus Shia has been wearing his fatigues everywhere for the past few months, including a trip to Fort Irwin. Now Radar claims Shia and Brad are just rubbing each other the wrong way:

Tanks a lot! Brad Pitt, who plays the leader of a Sherman tank crew during World War II in his new movie Fury, is not having much fun on the set–because of his strained relationship with co-star Shia LaBeouf, RadarOnline.com has learned.

“Brad and Shia haven’t formed a tight friendship during the making of Fury,” a source revealed of the soon-to-be-completed film. “Brad likes to enjoy himself on a set, but Shia is an incredibly serious guy when it comes to his performances. They have very different styles of working and it’s not mixing well on a personal level, which is tough because Brad and Shia met many years ago and wanted to work together. They searched a long time until they found the right project and both were enthusiastic about the World War II army thriller.”

But the source added Pitt, 49, is now dismayed by the 27-year-old star’s intense method acting.

They dished: “Brad is impressed by the performance Shia is turning in, but it’s not helping their friendship for Brad to see how much torture Shia puts himself through to get results. Brad is a laid back guy who works completely differently from this kid.”

It’s not the first time LaBeouf has struggled with a co-star: As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Alec Baldwin dissed LaBeouf’s ego earlier this year when the young actor left their Broadway play, Orphans.

Meanwhile, the source said Pitt is disappointed because he had bonded so well with his Moneyball co-star Jonah Hill, 29, three years ago.

“Brad loves to joke around with his young co-stars,” the source says. “And especially on a very serious war movie, he’d love to take the edge off by kicking back between scenes. But Shia wants to stay in character the whole time.”

The source expected Pitt to perk up when he wraps Fury – and join his baby mama Angelina Jolie in Australia where she’ll film her movie Unbroken around Christmas.

[From Radar]

I could see this. I could see how Shia would think that he’s impressing Brad by being so Method, meanwhile Brad wishes he could just have a bro to hang out with, like his buddy Jonah Hill, or like his bromance with Eli Roth when they made Inglorious Basterds. Shia thinks he’s getting in good, but it’s annoying. I can totally see that. It also reminds me of the famous story of Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier when they were making Marathon Man. Dustin was super-method and he stayed up all night and got really punch-drunk to film the torture scene and Olivier looked at him and said, “You should trying ACTING, dear boy… it’s much easier.”

Meanwhile, the tabloids are worried about whether Brad and Angelina will reunite for Thanksgiving. Considering they’re both working thousands of miles away from each other in countries that don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I doubt they’ll see each other.

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  1. Kate says:

    Well Jonah Hill’s become about a trillion times more of a pretentious dick than Shia over the past few years (and I loathe Shia), so if Brad can tolerate him I’m sure he can tolerate Shia just fine.

    • Bubulle says:

      Except Jonah is all over Brad’s ass, I think Shia is just unimpressed.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I think it’s more that Jonah and Shia (if they do get along) watch themselves in front of Brad/Angelina. And I can see Brad/Angelina liking them based on that—especially since they don’t read gossip or anything like that. It’s very easy to put a nice face on for someone that you don’t interact with on a daily basis. We all do it. I remember, as a kid, whenever I would spend the night over my aunt’s house, I would help her clean up (her house was always trashed)–but I never wanted to clean at my house.

      But, it’s not like they’re BFFs either–they’re industry friends. I bet that they might talk 2-3 times a year, at most.

    • Oceansoul89 says:

      I thought Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill had some sort of falling out after Jonah trashed one of Brad’s houses that wasn’t being used. Supposedly, Brad let him stay there and Jonah had a series of wild parties and left the place a complete mess. Could be just a rumor though.

    • Megan says:

      YES. I haven’t been able to look at Jonah Hill the same way after he was SUCH an incredible @sshole to that reporter in a Rolling Stone article. Like Rogan, McBride and even Franco were fun and nice, and than Jonah come off like he’s so put out havering to talk to these peasants. Such a dick. Same for Shia.

      Even if you don’t like Brad as an actor, he always seems to be a very laid back and nice guy. He just happens to be the most famous and sought after star in the world. Shia and Jonah run after him trying to suck up/kiss ass I’m sure.

  2. Liv says:

    Oh Brad. You just started an email-war with Shia. Look out!

  3. Dawn says:

    Oh I just love Brad! And he is of course right on the money.

  4. ANDREA1 says:

    Urgh Don’t even know what to say.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Brad has made me so happy by cutting his hair. Just looka that face!

  6. Hank II says:

    True dat Brad. It’s acting. Great that you’re proud of your craft, but at the end of the day your job description is that you play dress up for a living.

  7. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I totally believe this for some reason.

    I like both actors (yes I like LeDouche) but I think that if Shia is doing a good job with his acting, then Brad should be content with that. Be a professional about it. I don’t try to be BFFs with my coworkers, but I expect them to have integrity when it comes to their work ethic.

    That being said, I bet Brad would be really fun on the set and just a good guy to work with. He always seems so chill…

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Maybe he likes to share/get the weed flowing….

      It was always my personal opinion that Angelina smoked a little something before going to the Oscars last year–I’ve never seen her so silly and giggly on a rc before.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I guarantee that he has a bag (or two) of herb on the set, but probably only for when shooting is over and they’re done for the day.

        I’d love to smoke a doob with BPitt.

      • The Original G says:

        Didn’t Shia claim that his parents invented Thai Stick?

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        HA! Of all places, The Original G, Shia made the Thai Stick claim to the family friendly Sunday newspaper insert’Parade’ magazine.

        In a May 2009 PARADE magazine interview, LaBeouf states, “I just knew that money was a solution to whatever the hell was going on in my household. With money, I and my family would have had more options. So I went after a job that I thought I could make the most money for a 10-year-old or an 11-year-old boy.” He also recounts how his father become a drug dealer “My dad brought something called the ‘elephant seed’ to Oahu, Hawaii. And in Oahu, it became the ‘Thai’ stick. But how do you make millions on weed when you don’t own a plant? Nobody owns a plant. Well, my dad wasn’t thinking franchise. He was selling things to the Hawaiian mafia, and then they would give it to their cab drivers to sell when they picked people up from airports.” – http://shialabeoouf.webs.com/

    • Tulip Garden says:

      You admit to liking Shia?! Don’t you know that is just “uncool”? Seriously, I like him too. I think he can probably extremely difficult to deal with on a personal level because the boy has some serious isuues but I do find him entertaining. Agree that as long as he is professional on set, Brad should be happy with that.

      I’m not even sure I believe this anyway but, in typical Shia fashion, we will probably all find out if it is true during the promotional push.

  8. Seapharris7 says:

    They both look silly with bow ties

  9. Thiajoka says:

    Shia Lewhatever–the only guy who has ever made Alec Baldwin seem reasonable.

  10. Heather says:

    I can see this. Shia is a great actor, douchebag or not, and I am sure he takes his roles a little too seriously. But he gets results. Brad is – and always has been a fun lovin’, dope smokin’ dude who is not a great actor by any stretch…

    • Gossy says:

      Uhhh regardless of whether Brad is a good actor or not, he’s a far superior actor to Shia, which is backed up by 3 Oscar nominations and great reviews from esteemed critics like Roger Ebert, Todd McCarthy, etc.

      • Pancake Bacon says:

        Alan Rickman has NO Oscar nominations either, but his acting is more to my taste than Brad’s. Personally, Alan is way superior over Brad. (I enjoy Brad more as himself, and have never really enjoyed his performances.)

        So superior, schmerior. I think Shia can actually act very well, and whether Brad is superior to Shia is a matter of personal taste. Good for Shia that he takes his job seriously.

    • DIANE says:

      Wow, Heather, have you ever seen any of BP’s films? Check out Kalifornia with Juliet Lewis or Twelve Monkeys, Moneyball, to start. Supertalented, gorgeous and a humanitarian. One of the few celebrities for whom I have any respect.

  11. Kate says:

    Ah, I kind of love this story. Even still, all I can think of is Brad’s Chanel commercial, and I have to dismiss anything he says. Maybe Shia’s “intense Method” antics result in a bit more authenticity? Brad Pitt’s not a bad actor, but he gets unintentionally hilarious when he tries to do “high art.” I mean, he’s not Tom Cruise hilarious, but still …

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Why would anyone think that a perfume commercial is “high art”? I don’t get why people bring up that commercial when they say that he was trying to be an “artiste”. I highly doubt that he looked at the script for that commercial and thought “Now this is AAAARRRT!” a la Franco. He probably saw it and said “SWEET! 7 million dollars for two minutes of work!”

      I agree with you that the commercial was ridiculous–but where does this “high art” crap come from? If someone was going to pay me that much money for a commercial, I’d do it.

      • Kate says:

        It was a silly little commercial that was too pretentious for its own good. It tried to be something it wasn’t. They tried to make it artsy, and they failed. I agree that it wasn’t high art, but neither Brad nor Chanel seemed to get the memo.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I think that Brad gets blamed for that because it isn’t the first instance where he comes across as truly pretentious…hilariously so.

        In other words, I agree with Kate.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        How was it pretentious though? The writing? I find that with almost all perfume commercials that I’ve seen, they’re all silly and just awkward. I’ve never really found one that I liked.

        And when has he ever came across as pretentious in his work–I’m genuinely curious.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Virgilia Coriolanus, his delivery imbued an unwarranted dignity and importance to jumped up toilet-water. Brad Pitt grandiloquently pontificated an overblown, highfalutin, hoity-toity soliloquy that droned on and on, as evidenced below in a pitch perfect parody. THAT’s how Brad was pretentious.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSb7R4YtuLU – Jack Sparrow as Brad Pitt in the Chanel N°5 commercial

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I get what you’re saying Sloane Wyatt–but how does that make HIM pretentious? Unless info comes out that he was in complete control of the entire shoot-script approval, direction, no guidance or suggestions from the director or any higher ups–I’m not understanding why a perfume commercial is proof that someone is pretentious. The commercial is stupid and laughable–it doesn’t make Brad Pitt look sexy or anything. It does sound pretentious and dumb. But how does the commercial make HIM look like that? Like I said above, if someone was going to pay me 7 million for two minutes work–I would do it in a heartbeat.

        And again, I find most perfume commercials laughable and just dumb. Especially when they talk. So I fail to see a huge difference between this one and any other commercial–except that Brad Pitt is in one. Which when he first did the ad, the sales shot up, so I guess they don’t care either way.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Virginia, Brad took the paycheck to utter this pretentious twaddle; that’s what makes him pretentious. Presumably, Mr. Pitt & Co. have plenty of moolah, so agreeing to read this tripe for Chanel No 5 comes across as him thinking he can elevate the material!

        I’m seeing from your other posts that you are a fan, so please don’t get me wrong – I’ve been moist for Brad since ‘Thelma & Louise’! Now that I think about it, he has a great oral scene with Geena Davis (who is fantastic in The Long Kiss Goodnight as a powerfully sexy amnesiac CIA type agent).

    • vic says:

      This is exactly right. Talk about taking yourself seriously. BP tries to act like an intellectual and just fails miserably.

  12. Samtha says:

    Shia seems like an exhausting person to be around in general.

  13. Garrett says:

    I can see this as well. For some reason to me, Shia comes off as someone with a bad attitude.

  14. Megan says:

    Don’t Brad and Angie always say that they never work at the same time? Funny how that worked out. I wonder who is watching their many children.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I read somewhere on here, that Universal changed the schedule, so that their film schedules overlapped. I’m sure someone else can explain it better. And this is the first time that they have ever worked at the same time—and they switch off with their kids i.e. she just had the twins in Australia–so yes, I’m sure their nannies/teachers are watching them during the day, and then they go home. What’s wrong with that?

    • Littlewood says:

      They said that 5 years ago when the twins were still babies. My brother and his partner decided the get a puppy thinking that they had a good schedule to take care of one (they worked different times so the pup hardly had to be on her own) now it’s a year old and the schedules changed meaning that I sometimes has to watch her because their schedules conflict. These things happen, life’s change.

    • Lopusta says:

      @Meagan. Initially unbroken was supposed to start filming in jan 2014 and Brad to finish filming fury by december So that they can all be in australia with Angie by January but ubroken was pushed back to start shooting in september. At the beginning all the kids were with Angie in Australia then brad later had the twins with him for about two weeks after which he took them back to australia and returned to the Uk with the four older kids. So angie has the twins while brad has the 4 older kids

  15. Ellie says:

    Just wondering if anyone else noticed some poor guy’s phone number in that last shot. I know that picture has been out for a while. I wonder if Sgt Barley has been getting a lot of phone calls?!?! ;)

  16. Yelly says:

    What’s up with all these older actors throwing shade to the younger generation? Julia Roberts recently did it to Jennifer Lawrence.

  17. Evi says:

    Another film I won’t be seeing.

  18. Runs with Scissors says:

    Anything I was going to say flew out of my head when I saw that pic of Brad with short hair… holy crap he looks amazing!

    He’s fought his pretty boy looks for so long I forgot how great looking he actually is.

    Oh yeah, now I remember, Shia is an idiot.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I don’t really like Pitt much, but I’ve always had the impression that the people who work with him like him and get along great. Given Shia’s history, I can totally see this being true.
    Talented or not, if you are a PITA on set or difficult to work with, people are going to stop hiring you.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      …but is he really being a PITA on the set or do they just approach things differently in a professional setting?

      I mean…if Shia’s doing a good job (which the article indicates that he is) then I think that’s the most important aspect right? He was hired to do a job and he’s doing it to the best of his ability and even if they have different styles, I don’t see how Brad can complain…
      It’s not like Shia’s throwing tantrums on the set or locking himself in his trailer (although filming is not complete yet so there’s still plenty of time for that to happen I suppose).

      • Bridgett says:

        Except that Shia is pretty well known for beingdifficult to work with – remember when he and Tom Hardy actually broke out into a scuffle on the set of Lawless because Shia was continuing to be all ‘method’? He uses method acting as a cover for being a dick.

  20. Sue says:

    Didn’t they have a three day rule or something? What happened. Filming more important then family now?

    • olivia says:

      There’s never a period when Brad and I are pulled apart. We are not separated for more than three days, ever. We stay really connected.
      -Angelina joLIE

      http://www.parade.com/celebrity/2010/07 … heart.html

      • Maya says:

        First of all they have managed to keep the rule for over 8 years. Secondly as someone else mentioned – Unbroken was supposed to have started shooting in January 2014. But because of the fact that Louis is very ill – they pushed forward the schedule so that he can at least see the filming of the movie.

        So according to you people Brad and Angelina should have said no to one of the movies because unfortunately it overlapped . Like most parents they decided to be professional and just this once to try and make it work.

        Angelina nor Brad have to justify anything for people like you who dislikes them and attacks them for every single thing. Brad has almost finished with his movie and then he will fly home to be with his family.

        Every time the haters write their bs they only show their own bitter, sad & pathetic personality.

      • Hakura says:

        @Maya – While I agree that it’s pretty obvious that Sue probably dislikes Brange, I think you overreacted just a bit. Just because someone disagrees about something or someone doesn’t make them ‘bitter, sad & pathetic’. It’s a gossip site, so it obviously welcomes all sorts of opinions, not that you didn’t have a write to respond or disagree, I just think it was a bit more insulting than was necessary, that’s all.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Hakura …

        Actually, I think Maya replied to Olivia … not Sue.

    • Janet says:

      See Lopusta’s response to Megan in #14.

  21. Lucy says:

    Completely Off-Topic but is that Logan Lerman standing next to Brad in the last picture? I had no idea he would be in the movie!!!

  22. Anna Scott says:

    And Mr. Pitt aka wine connoisseur, famous architect, devoted husband and father, Chanel expert, and motorcycle collector does NOT take himself seriously? All righty then!

  23. Jenna says:

    Only read the headline. I could say the same thing about Brad. He is so try hard, I can’t stand to listen to him speak. He is a high school drop out yet he tries so hard to speak like intellectual. Pot meet kettle.

  24. Maritza says:

    Method acting is so unnecessary, Merill Streep transforms herself into any character without it.

    • Amber says:

      Method acting is pretty much anything that’s branched off from the Stanislavski’s system in opposition (but not really) to classical acting. Modern classical acting isn’t all that different from method acting when you get to the root of it. It’s mainly just different techniques and exercises. Method acting is not “The Method” which was a term used by Lee Strasberg. Look up how many actors came out of The Actors Studio and were taught by Strasberg alone. It’s pretty much a who’s who of the greatest American actors of last 70 years. People think of Robert De Niro as one of the more extreme method actors. But De Niro barely spent time at the Studio and didn’t seem to care much for Strasberg’s method. There are also many more great actors who were taught by Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen using systems that come from method acting. No one thinks of Ed Norton, Hugh Jackman or Michael Caine as method actors, but they are. In fact, Anthony Hopkins considers himself a combination of classical and method. My point is, people don’t know what method acting is and there is no ONE method. Strasberg, btw did not encourage extremism and was very clear that method techniques are for when an actor is in trouble. Which is something people don’t know. They think that all actors are alienating and they torture themselves through every role or something. Strasberg would not have approved of the anguish Heath Ledger put himself through. But just like with Dustin Hoffman, there was something else going on w/ Heath that had nothing to do with acting. Just like LaBeouf being a d*ck is his own problem.

      Btw, when Streep was at Yale one of her three teachers was Bobby Lewis. He was co-founder of the Actors Studio. If you look up Streep’s very vague technique, which varies from role to role and she hates describing, she certainly isn’t a classical actor.

      • Amber says:

        I’m sorry for ranting and raving, it just bugs me that method acting gets a bad name. What I’m rambling on about isn’t just pointed at you :D The media just loves the negative, sensational stuff. Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz studied at the Strasberg Institute. (http://www.npr.org/2012/12/18/167062665/unchained-admiration-between-actor-and-director) Have you ever heard anything bad about their techniques getting in the way? If you look up the students of those other teachers I named you’ll see how broad and varied they are. People would just rather focus on the Christian Bales and Raging Bulls and stories like this or Daniel Day-Lewis building a barn and wanting to be called “Abe”. People love to hear how Ian McKellan didn’t care for Daniel Day-Lewis (like Hoffman and Olivier). But Ian had no problems with Viggo Mortensen, who is just as strict as any method actor I’ve heard of. I posted this in the last article about Day-Lewis…

        “Hoffman himself is the one who told the story about Olivier. He was going through a divorce, depressed, dabbling in drugs, and not sleeping. It had little to do with the role. He was self-destructing and he used the film as an excuse to do so. Like, “For research, I stayed out all night at Studio 54 and did a line of coke.” Olivier saw through that and joked about it. By all accounts Olivier adored Hoffman and vice versa. It’s a quote that was distorted by the press and has been used to make fun of method actors like Hoffman for years. Here’s Day-Lewis talking about it from that perspective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKfGU3vKjvc That part begins w/ Daniel talking about “In the Name of the Father” and about staying in a jail cell. Part three is before it, and he talks about why he did it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4qRs2U_890

      • Hakura says:

        @Amber – Wow. I honestly didn’t know ANY of that. I’d really never even thought about method, since acting is never something I ever tried personally. (I think.. I probably would be a good ‘method’ actor in at least one of the senses that the word is used to describe (which as you point out, is *many* different things, not just one definition).

        I’ve always had a problem getting ‘too emotionally invested’ in books I read or movies I watch, usually focussing most of my feeling on one character (which tends, oddly, to be those characters who get stuck in the background or underestimated). I realize that I can turn those characters emotions into my own…. but due to the fact that I’m NOT an actor, that can have pretty negative results, especially if the characters’ situations never improve before the end of a story.

        But I realize this is an extension of feelings I have about my own life, probably feeling like I’m stuck in the background when I have a lot more to offer, like those characters, due to my struggle with depression keeping me from achieving anything as an adult for almost ten years. Although myy reactions have always been that way, even as a child, due to being ‘too shy’ & not speaking up in my personal life (through some intense, painful family problems) until I was about 15, but may change with my personal situation, at some point. I really hope so! It can make it hard to love even great stories, sometimes.

        But I hadn’t really thought about the way actors vary those feelings (if they have them at all) in order to play characters. I appreciate all the sources! The effort you put into your response definitely wasn’t for nothing. :)

      • Bridgett says:

        Considering those who are most famous for their method acting, I’ve always thought that a great deal of it was just an excuse for certain individuals to over indulge. For example, Heath Ledger used method acting as a way to try to excuse his raging drug addiction. While it’s understandable that some would have difficulty leaving challenging material on set, I totally agree with Olivier.

  25. lisa2 says:

    People can rag on Brad all they want. But no one has brought up an actual instance when Brad has ever talked shit about someone he worked with. Never said a nasty thing about anyone.. and there are not any nasty things about him from any of the actors he has worked with over the years. If fact Actors he worked with praise him and how professional he is and how much they enjoyed working with him. If he has a problem with Shia it is not going to be aired in the press. He is not tweeting or going on talk shows talking bad about anyone. But I guess the need to paint this man in some negative light because you don’t like his personal choices is just silly.

    Brad and Angie both have a great on set reputation. Shia has not been on twitter saying anything about Brad. And since Brad is not tweeting that won’t be happening.

    And of course people are so “concerned about Brad/Angie being together or not. The thing is the people that don’t like them want them to break up and are just hoping they will. Really sad that it would bring such joy. A family breaking up.

    and as someone noted. Brad has had the older 4 for a few weeks now.. Angie has the twins. They seem to be making the distance work. Having managed to now work at the same time 8+ years;I think they are doing just fine.

    • maggie says:

      I dont think ppl want them to break up. They just simply dont buy the big love affair the Brand spins. There is too much money involved for them to not to sell it. They seem to be committed to their children either way. One has to remember they are HW ppl and the chances of those relationships lasting is pretty slim. Why should they be any different or above the speculation. No hate from me although I think Pitt is a pompous ass at times.

      • lisa2 says:

        oh maggie please..

        stop with the why should they be above the speculation. This couple has been treated unfairly since they got together. Tabloid stories for years. Not just a few.. but 8 years of their relationship. That is a bit more than most other celebs have to endure. You act as if the JP fans are being unreasonable. We have heard this crap for years.. weekly.. daily.

        And your comment about money in their relationship again is such a passive way to imply that they don’t have a real relationship.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        maggie, I’m not against speculation, but I would like to see something that reinforces a person’s personal opinion. Like I would say that yes, something might be going on between Brad and Angelina, on a personal level, after them saying that they don’t work at the same time in an interview—IF the production schedule for “Unbroken” hadn’t been changed.

        And in my opinion, if either Brad or Angelina had given a rat’s ass about what people thought of them, they wouldn’t have stayed together, especially after the beach pics in Kenya broke out. If they broke up, they would be broken up.

      • maggie says:

        lisa2, no disrespect but I think you are being naive and letting your fandom, for lack of a better word, cloud your judgement. I dont know if you are married but I am. Happily! Despite that it’s hard, One has to be willing to work at it. These two arent your average ppl. They work in an industry that is famous for multiple marriages. Pitt went directly from one marriage into basically another without missing a beat. Within a few years they had six children. The statistics for that relationship to work give it zero chance. You cannot move into another committed relationship without dealing with the fallout from the previous one.

      • KatarinaS. says:

        maggie, what you didn’t take in consideration is their age – Brad is 50, Angelina is 38 – they are middle aged people who are in this industry for a long time and this is not their first relationship, as we all know. I believe they came into this with open eyes and knowing exactly what they want. As you said, relationships in Hollywood don’t last long – they are together for nine years, so they are still going strong. I know you don’t believe that their relationship is real, but I do and wish them and their family well.

      • lisa2 says:

        Maggie I would think near 9 years of “fallout” is enough.

        how many years under their belt together do they need to have before people stop speculating.. And I don’t need to be married to understand the dynamics of a committed relationship. Which I do have.

        I don’t think they are perfect..and my “fandom” is not clouding my judgement. But what I see is how so many people that are not fans have been dissecting every inch, moment, look, gesture of their relationship for almost 9 years. And this is pretty much a daily occurrence. I could name any number of other couples that have broken up right under the eyes of the people that were so so so sure those couples were meant to be.. those couples were just wonderful together.

        so speculation is whatever it is. But 9 years as I said.. crossed a line a long time ago.

      • Janet says:

        Maggie, how did you expect Pitt to “deal with the fallout”? Wear sackcloth and ashes for six months? The marriage was dead long before the actual separation. Aniston has said this herself. The “fallout” was how she reacted to his taking up with Angie after he left her — he moved on long before was ready to let him move on. But what was he supposed to do, hanging around indefinitely while she whined to the media about his missing sensitivity chips? It seems to me that Pitt handled the fallout very tactfully; he never said a bad word against Aniston and let her throw blame all over the place wherever she wanted to. Aniston got off easy. A lot of guys would have retaliated to her whining by telling the press what a crashing bore she was and how glad they were to be free of her, but Pitt never stooped to any of that.

      • Faith says:

        @Lisa,it amazes me that some people still believe that their relationship is fake even after so many years together,if its indeed fake then these two are really good actors.If there’s one thing Angelina has proven to me,its that she doesn’t give a damn what others think about her decisions,i mean look at shiloh’s hair and dress codes,then her mastectomy and the things she says in her interviews,her skinny frame,her black sack clothes.So while some people are at home hating on her and her family she just keeps getting better,now thats the kind of woman i want to be.And your answer to their not being open to criticism complain is spot on.

      • The Original G says:

        They may stay together and they may split up. Who knows? But, the idea that their past and current relationship isn’t real or is somehow deeply troubled is ridiculous.

        But gossip is entertainment….so enjoy.

      • Maggie says:

        lisa2, I’ve also been divorced and know from experience you can’t simply jump from one long term relationship into another regardless of how long the previous relationship has been in trouble and expect it to be successful. It doesn’t work that way. Anybody who has been through divorce knows that!!! I think jolie and Pitt started out in lust and that flame burnt out long ago. They are committed to raising their children but as far as being this fairytale romance ……I dont believe it. He and Aniston were all lovey dovey the day before they announced their separation. How do we know this isn’t all an act again? Plus there are major dollars in marketing the brand. As an accountant I know the impact of a dollar. My opinion isnt coming from a hateful place but common sense. If you want to read nice things about them then you should visit their fan site. I’m sure they have one.

      • Maggie says:

        Oh and you can throw a midlife crisis into the mix as well!

      • Maya says:

        @Maggie: since you claim to be happily married then you should also know that not everything goes according to plan. Have you never had to change your plans at the last minute because of some unforeseen circumstances? Have you never had to change a dinner date, holiday plans etc because something came up and it couldnt be avoided? Or are you the only person in the world whose’s plans always happens as planned? That nothing has ever interrupted when you planned something?

        As for all the excuses you give regarding Brad being with Angelina – you seriously need a life. Brad has been with Angelina for more than 8 years and counting – it’s not midlife crisis nor to maintain their “brand” as you call it. It’s simply because they love each other and wants to be together. Why is that so hard to understand? Is it because as a Jennifer Aniston fan you have give excuses to critize and attack this couple? Or are you so upset reading the split rumours about Jennifer and Justin that you have to go back to write your poison on Brad and Angelina to make yourself feel better?

        Last but not least – regarding your statement to that people cannot move on that quickly from a divorce/broken relationship – that’s a lot of bs. Falling in love doesn’t happen according to time and place nor does it say that you have to wait some months and even years before you can fall in love. Paul Newman divorced his first wife and married his second wife straight away and they were happily married for more than 50 years until his death. Are you going to say that Paul didn’t love Joanna sincerely and only stayed with her because of midlife crises etc? Tom Hanks and Kurt Russell have done the same thing – aren’t you going to accuse them of faking it as well?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Okay, but maggie you’re saying it like Brad and Jennifer filed for divorce, and then two days later the paparazzi caught Brad and Angelina on that beach. I remember reading the PEOPLE covers on both of them, after they filed for divorce. Jennifer was filming, Brad spent a lot of time at his beach house walking his dog–and then they both went to different parties with each other. Brad and Angelina weren’t seen together until April, four months after his divorce had been filed. We don’t know when they decided that they were going to date, to see if “this” would work. For all we know, Brad could’ve been going to Kenya so they could talk things out. We don’t know when they went from friends to being together. We do know that they spent a whole nine months (before they decided that they would try to have Shiloh) deciding on what their relationship would be.

        Plus, I stand by my orig. point–if either Brad or Angelina cared about their brand (especially Brad) then they wouldn’t have gotten together. Because honestly, when those pictures came out on the beach–why did it mean that Brad and Angelina were seeing each other? Its not like they were kissing; they were playing with Maddox. And like the news said–Brad and Jennifer were the “golden couple” or whatever the media dubbed them. Plus I think that Angelina learned her lesson–I think she married for the wrong reasons, especially to Billy Bob. I don’t think that she was a real, mature, grown up woman when she got married both times. Like I also think that it’s been Angelina who’s held back on getting married. I think she was scared that she would screw it up, and she didn’t want to ruin a good thing. I think Brad would’ve married her in a heartbeat if he thought she would say yes.

        But then again, it’s my opinion. You have yours–which is an interesting way to look at it, as an accountant.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Maggie, who wrote: “lisa2, I’ve also been divorced and know from experience you can’t simply jump from one long term relationship into another regardless of how long the previous relationship has been in trouble and expect it to be successful.”

        Please don’t take offense at this, but it sounds like you’re projecting your own failed marriage/transition period onto Brad’s split from Jen and his relationship with Angie. And it’s not just you. I distinctly recall many posters making scathing remarks about the split between Brad and Jen and Brad and Angie (well, mainly Angie), and their posts always segued into “The same thing happened to me and I was devastated!”

        I believe most of those comments came from women who had been blindsided with news of their husband’s affair with another woman, without explanation or closure. And yes … that sh!t hurts. The ‘fall out’ from the prior relationship you speak up is the result of this: one person suddenly says “See ya, I’m moving in with Stella” and the other person is standing there in shock going “WTF!!” and the person who is leaving just walks out the door without a backward glance and, more importantly, without stating any reason as to ‘why’ they’re leaving … other than ‘Stella.’

        But that simply wasn’t the situation with Brad and Jen. Brad told Jen that he wanted out of the marriage and he told her ‘why’ he wanted out of the marriage. They talked it all out. Jen offered solutions, such as Brad just going ahead and getting it ‘out of his system.’ But in the end, she accepted ‘his’ argument for why their marriage should end. And again, he waited until one month after Jen filed for divorce–four months after their joint separation announcement, before he went public with Angie. That is SO much better than most men handle these things.

        In his “Parade” interview Brad Pitt indicated that he mentally checked out of his marriage with Jennifer Aniston long before he met Angelina Jolie. I don’t think he had successfully dealt with the ‘fall out’ from his relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow.

      • Lotta says:

        Just because some people can’t move straight from one relationship to another doesn’t mean is not possible for others. My husband broke up from a three year relationship, was single for two weeks, and then fell in love with me. 15 years, and two kids later, we are still going strong.

      • Faith says:

        You’re right emma,most of the women who took brad’s divorce from his ex personally are women who have been dumped probably for other women,they can twist it anyway they want to but bottom line is they were dumped.Because i CANNOTfor the love of christ understand why anyone would be sooo hurt by the divorce of someone they don’t know,how is that even possible?Yet here they are 8 years later,its truly embarassing.

      • lisa2 says:

        I don’t get why some people like Maggie act as if Brad and Angie have been together for a minute. And that unlike all the other celebrity couples they praise as so real; that ONLY Brad and Angie are not in a loving relationship; committed. It is so strange the need they have to belittle this couple and their life together.

        Maggie you must be having some serious sleepless nights worrying about Jennifer and the quick decision she made to get involved with Justin. I mean he ended a 14 year relationship and jumped into a full blown romance with Jennifer. Gave her a ring and “bought a house with her” (well she bought a house) all within a year or so. And is she having a mid life crisis? or is He?.. I mean as you say you can’t jump out of one relationship and into another without all that “fall out”

        So I guess you are ok with the speculation about her relationship. I’ll be interested in reading your comments about that. And will so be quoting you on your stance. But I think it will be a different story when you speak of her.

        Maybe Brad problems came because he rushed in that relationship with Aniston after he and Gwyneth ended.. as someone noted above.

      • Maggie says:

        Believe whatever you want. I’m past trying to explain my opinion and why I think what I do. I’m not picking on them because I am emotionally invested in Brad Pitts ex marriage. Ridiculous! I do believe Brad and Angie have a relationship, they are bound by their kids but it’s not what’s portrayed. And stop with the juvenile Aniston versus Jolie crap. They are separate individuals, both wildly successful and the only thing they ever had in common was that one time Aniston was married to Pitt. That’s long over with. I’m sure they have both moved on. Any time someone on here tries to state their opinion and it doesn’t jive with the fanatics the name calling and insults start. Sorry folks I’m not really a fan of any of these spoilt, indulged over hyped ppl with their constant group of sycophants. You shouldn’t take an alternative opinion personally esp when the person you are defending doesn’t give a shit. Be confident with your own opinion and welcome a challenging one. It’s only a gossip site!

      • The Original G says:

        Actually Maggie, I think you’ve explained your opinion quite concisely. Your relationship experiences offer zero support to the notion that Brad and Angie have a fake relationship. It also points out what a waste of time it is for anyone to continue to argue facts with you.

        BTW, no one is preventing you from posting any opinion you like.

      • Maya says:

        @The Original G: Never mind Maggie. She is too upset over the words/challenge Lisa2 gave her. The best form of defense is a good offence and that is what Maggie just did with her reply. She is trying to deflect our questions by criticizing us for questioning her comments. She thinks that way we will all forget the questions.

        Did you notice how Maggie side stepped Lisa’s question about Jennifer and Justin’s relationship? How they got together weeks before Justin broke up with Heidi and also got engaged 1 year after and last but not least living together in a mansion Jennifer paid for?

        How is Maggie going to answer those questions without sounding a bit hypocritical?

        PS: I think Lisa touched a nerve when she correctly wrote that most of Jennifer’s fans are women who have been dumped themselves and are bitter. That is why they are still attacking Angelina even though she has done nothing to deserve this hatred. It has been confirmed by everyone involved Angelina, Brad, Jennifer and her 3 BFFs all confirmed that no cheating was involved and Brad made a clean break with Jennifer before going after Angelina. These Jennifer fans simply cannot see that and they continue attack an innocent woman to this day (8 years and counting) . It also didn’t matter that their idol Jennifer is a proven triple homewrecker as long as she is happy that is what counts for these fans.

      • Maggie says:

        Maya it’s very possible Aniston’s relationship is fabricated as well and she and Justin are splitsville. Why do I have to be an Aniston fan just because I dont agree with you?
        Oh and by the way to the person who suggested I’m projecting my own experince re: being blindsided by my cheating ex husband, couldn’t be farther from the truth. But that’s my business. I respect that you want to believe the the Pitt Jolie romance but I don’t. There’s a relationship, I’m not denying that. But there is still the possibility it’s not what you want it to be. I’m not saying I’m right, I’m only stating my opinion which comes from statistical evidence and history of HW couples. There are always exceptions to the rule.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Maggie, who wrote: “Any time someone on here tries to state their opinion and it doesn’t jive with the fanatics the name calling and insults start. Sorry folks I’m not really a fan of any of these spoilt, indulged over hyped ppl with their constant group of sycophants. You shouldn’t take an alternative opinion personally esp when the person you are defending doesn’t give a shit. Be confident with your own opinion and welcome a challenging one. ”

        Wow. Obviously, one of us hit a nerve. I believe we were ‘all’ confident in expressing our opinions … as ‘you’ were in expressing yours.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        maggie, I’m not trying to gang up on you or anything like that–I respect everyone’s opinions. But I’m really not understanding you. What makes you think that their relationship is fake? I think there’s a huge difference in thinking that a couple will split, and thinking that their relationship is fake and for pr. Why do you think that, other than Hollywood history and statistics, as you say???

        It just seems really odd that you would think that, without any real “evidence” so to speak.

      • Maggie says:

        Virgilia, it’s called marketing. They are worth far more as a couple than if they are apart. it’s been going on in HW for ages.

    • vic says:

      Methinks you’re a bit obsessed. Unless they’re your family. I mean. Jeez.

  26. Kay says:

    @ Virg,i think she was imitating her mom with the leg pose,i remember seeing a picture of her mom when she was young and she struck that exact pose only with a different dress but the same high slit,i do think she found it ridiculous but when ahead and did it because her mom did.

  27. Carolyn says:

    Ever since Shia rode into that Indiana Jones movie on a motorbike I’ve thought “what a pretentious twat”. Brad’s cool, Shia not so much.

  28. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    What a load of tabloid BS.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Ooh, Camille! Last night I was stalking–ahem, googling some Cliff C. movies–I found this one called “River Queen”, made in 2005! I am fully on his bandwagon–those curls! I wish my hair would grow like that, unlike the afro I got stuck with when my hair is in its natural state (my brother describes me as ‘the albino with the afro’ to people who don’t know me)……

      Do you know any other good movies made in NZ? The country is so beautiful–there was one point, early in the movie, where they had this wide shot of the land–the part where there’s a river that runs through and separates a stretch of the country (Maoris on one side, British on the other), and I almost thought it was CGI’d–it looked so beautiful.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        :)

        1st point of call for stunning NZ landscapes- has to be (if you have never seen them): the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Gorgeous stuff there.

        Whale Rider is another good NZ movie- very moving stuff.

        Any of Peter Jacksons early Horror films – often times they are funny too.

        Heavenly Creatures, also by Peter Jackson and starred a young Kate Winslet.

        In My Father’s Den

        Out of the Blue – based on real events (not an easy watch, but good) and stars Karl Urban (another NZ hottie ;) )

        That’s a few of my favs. Worth checking them out if you can find them :) .

      • Claire says:

        Oh definately ‘In My Fathers Den’ – its brilliant. Matthew MacFadyen is so yummy in that. Another recommendation is ‘After the Waterfall’ – thought this was pretty good.

  29. moon says:

    Brad sounds like the diva here. Shia wants to work, and yeah he might take himself too seriously but Brad being all ‘what do you mean you don’t want to stop working and hang out’ is silly.

  30. bailey says:

    Sorry, I can’t stand Shia. He is acting and not curing cancer in the world or negotiating world peace or solving world hunger. So, please Shia get over yourself, one less movie you are in could only mean a good thing for this world.

  31. St says:

    That last photo will always be amazing. There they are… standing next to a real soldier (I suppose). Two of them know that they are only actors and are pretending to be soldiers. So they respectively stand next to the one who risks his life and does hard job. And then there is Shia who showed up in army uniform and stands there like he is real soldier.

    Why on earth he showed up dressed like that when no one else did? Which means no one required that. Which means that he wanted it by himself. I will not be surprised if Shia walks like that on the set, pretends that he is hard ass soldier and demands crew to call him Private.

    • lisa2 says:

      In Shia’s defense.. he didn’t “show up wearing that uniform”.. he had been training with them for some time. Brad was out of the country and was promoting WWZ.. so he came in later. Shia had been going through the training process with this unit for a lot longer.. IIRC.. Brad and the other guys stayed on the base for a few days researching and learning from this unit.

      I don’t know about him overdoing it on the uniform.. but I know that he didn’t just pop up that day. He had been with them for some weeks/ days..

    • Jedi says:

      I agree St, i find it offensive that he is posing as a soldier when he will (probably) never truly understand the sacrifice and bravery required in that job. it just comes off as idiotic and distasteful. Even if he was “training” for several weeks, he’s not in the armed forces and shouldnt pretend to be.

  32. SuSu says:

    and the problem is? A young actor takes his job seriously and gives a super performance. So what´s wrong with this? Just because Pitt (acting veteran and father of many kids) wants to enjoy himself on a set doesn´t mean every one has to follow his example.

  33. Mayday says:

    HE IS MORPHING INTO ROBERT REDFORD WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THIS

  34. Beezers says:

    All that Method, and Shia still always comes off the same — greasy, fugly, and little-boyish.

  35. Mrs Odie says:

    I can never get over how much Shia The Beef looks like a teenager from Glendale.

  36. allison says:

    shia is so unbelievably ugly. his face looks like a foot crossed with a hawk

  37. Just says:

    Shia in uniform…Try hard…I get Brad.

  38. yup says:

    i read this as brad likes to smoke a joint between takes and shia keeps forgetting his lines.

  39. dontbuyit says:

    Seriously, Brad get over it. Shia is damned if he does and damned it he doesn’t. People always have some bone to pick on this guy. Should he change his way just so Brad can have fun bro times on set. Not every one can be a George Clooney, Bradley Cooper on set.

    Shia gets millions to star in films and the guy pours everything into his performance. He’s not just turning up to work every day to film, he is living his work until the work is complete. I don’t always like the approach of method acting as it can have undesirable consequences when it comes to the psychology toll it takes on a person, but film producers can be assured when it comes to commitment and a stellar performance, Shia delivers both.

  40. bmeade says:

    Brad is dismayed that Shia has excellent work ethic and doesn’t kiss his ass like Jonah when the cameras aren’t on? Who gives a fuck what Brad thinks? I only care if it’s a good movie – that’s what I’m paying for right? I guess I’ll watch it bc I know Shia put his all init and Brad was impressed. As a movie goer/purchaser I don’t care what they do off the camera and – let’s be honest – from what I’ve heard both Shia and Brad are douchebags off camera in general. Ugh. This just proves they’re both dbags.

  41. Tamsin Through says:

    And why would any hot young actor want to impress a 50 year old hasbeen in the twilight of his career? LOL.

  42. Dbaier says:

    Shia LaPis has sex with females then tells everyone. He was drunk filming Lawless and even he said he felt sorry for the actress playing with him. He fights with everyone. He is not a good enough actor that all this bad behaviour is “cute” or likable. I do not understand why he keeps getting hired. I will see this movie because Brad Pitt is in it (for the record there were men in their 40s fighting in WWII). I saw Lawless because of Tom Hardy. I would not spend a penny to see Shia LaButthead.

  43. lisa2 says:

    Brad is in Sydney with his family. I think hanging with Shia or anyone on set is not his first priority.

    I think the rags are so use to Shia having some kind of shit with his co-Stars. nothing has happened on the set of Fury. Shia has not tweeted anything. So of course they make up some dumb story. There has never been any story about Brad being difficult on set with his co Stars. If anything his co Stars go on and on about how wonderful it is to work with him.

    BS Story: just like the Island
    waterfall
    helicopter
    homes
    olive tree

    Oh and the lie that Brad and Family would not be together..well he is in Sydney now so again another lie. Tabloids know nothing about what this couple is doing or when or where.

    Glad the family is together.