Brad Pitt, mullet-y in all-white; ‘Tree of Life’ was booed at Cannes

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Here are some photos from the Tree of Life photo call in Cannes, just hours ago, as promised. Brad did the photo call with his costar and on-screen wife, Jessica Chastain, who is currently one of the It Girls being cast in EVERYTHING. She’s 30 years old, but she seems older to me. And I dislike this shade of red on a girl with that shade of red hair. As for Brad… he took note of Jon Hamm’s all-white ensemble and raised the Hamm Dong one salt-and-pepper mullet. Brad’s Cannes ensembles are always… well, they’re always interesting. There was that one year he did a photo call in a Tom Ford ascot. That was memorable. Brad loves his fashion, and I suspect he’s a clotheshorse. So why this baggy suit and mullet? It makes him look like a low-level mob enforcer on holiday.

As for the critical response to Brad’s latest offering (which he filmed in 2008, and director Terrence Malick fiddled with for THREE YEARS), Tree of Life seems to have drawn mixed reactions. There are multiple reports of booing during one screening, although Entertainment Weekly makes it sound like it was just a couple of people:

It can be daunting to describe Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, but scattered audience members at its first screening in Cannes needed only one syllable: boo. The many supporters of the movie pushed back with counter-applause, but it was a shocking way for the movie to debut.

The Tree of Life is an elegiac litany of images and memory-like scenes more than a traditional narrative,. In brief, it’s the origin of time and infinity through the lens of one troubled, 1950s-era Texas family. It stars Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain, though they share copious screen time with evolving galaxies, nebulae, and surreal, symbolic representations of the world beyond. Call it a coming of age story about the universe.

Here’s how the chaos — on-screen and off — unfolded today …

The scene outside the 8:30 a.m. screening at the festival’s Grand Theatre Lumiere was a mosh pit of fearsome determination. Malick is somewhat the J.D. Salinger of filmmakers, rarely photographed, and never submitting to interviews. Though he is hardly prolific, his handful of films have been striking for their visual splendor and meditative tones: Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World …

Though the movie opens for everyone May 27, audience members crushed at the entrance Monday morning, shoving and hollering to gain entrance to a film that has been eagerly anticipated at Cannes for two years. With passions so high to see it, the movie’s debut mirrored the film’s central conflict: a boy trying to live up to the high standards of his harsh father. Only in this case it was Cannes notoriously harsh community of critics and journalists.

As long-form reviews were being written there was push-back against the booing on Twitter. “Yes, some booed at Tree of Life‘s end, but a) far more clapped, b) wouldn’t a monobloc of opinion be dull? And, of course, c) jerks abound,” wrote MSN Movies’ James Rocchi.

“The booing at the end of today’s Tree of Life screening was an ugly, animalistic thing that may explain why Malick doesn’t do press,” added IndieWire’s Eric Kohn.

And yes, the notoriously elusive Malick continued his long tradition of not speaking on behalf of his movies, and did not attend the press conference after the screening. His producer, Sarah Green, said he prefers to stay out of the spotlight because, “Mr. Malick is very shy and I would say I believe his work speaks for him.”

Pitt had no problem speaking instead. “He tells this micro story of this family in a small town in Texas and juxtaposes it with the macro of the birth of the cosmos and cells splitting,” he said. “I find that so extraordinary. There are parallel truths in that.”

Pitt said repeatedly he could go on at length about the process Malick employed to make such an unusual film. There are few dialogue-driven scenes, and the child actors at the center of the tale were not permitted to see the script, Pitt said, instead being told roughly what to do or say. Pitt said Malick wanted everyone to follow their instincts.

“He’s like a guy with a butterfly net waiting for the truth to go by,” Pitt said.

“It was all about capturing the accident,” Chastain added, citing a for-instance: “There’s a section where a butterfly lands on my hand. It’s not in the script, and we didn’t put anything on my hand to make it land there.”

“It’s a leap of faith, but that’s the point,” Pitt said.

Malick rented the entire neighborhood where they shot, dressed it to resemble the 1950s period, and would have the family linger together on the street, playing on swings, or working in the yard, while the capture awaited special moments.

“Then he does what he calls torpedoing a scene,” Pitt said. “The youngest child he called The Torpedo. On the first day, [Chastain and I] were having an argument, raising our voices, and we shot that take. Then suddenly he would send in Ty, as the Torpedo, and it changed the whole dynamic of the scene.”

There was some joking about the absent director, whom Chastain said tended to steer the camera toward nearby woodpecker or something else in nature if it interrupted the scene. Instead of ruining the take, that tended to be the thing Malick would rather use.

Pitt said he had no problem with the director choosing not to speak about the movie publicly. “You know how you have a favorite song and then you hear the band describing your favorite lyrics, and then you’re disappointed?” he asked the room of journalists, who responded with silence.

“No?” he said.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

Well, it sounds like some people really liked it and a few didn’t. Meh. I have to admit something – I know all of the film snobs are like “Malick is a genius, he’s misunderstood, YOU JUST DON’T GET HIM” but the description of the production sounds so… weak. Self-indulgent on the director’s part. Masturbatory. You know what I appreciate? A well-written script. A director with the balls to make judgment calls in the heat of production. Someone who isn’t so precious and self-indulgent that they can edit their film in less than a year.

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  1. Sue says:

    Whoa! Flash back to Miami Vice….

  2. dorothy says:

    And he used to be so handsome…….

  3. ladybert62 says:

    YIKES! He is wearing my sunglasses. I do not know what possessed me to buy them as soon as I got home I decided I looked like a pop-tart! So I took a magic marker and colored over the top of the horrible pop-tart frames – now, they look much better. Advice to goat-boy: get rid of the pop-tart frames or buy a magic marker and have one of your kids practice their coloring skills! ha ha

  4. whitedaisy says:

    I don’t know what he is doing to his face, but it is working. He looks youthful good, but still has wrinkles.

  5. Praise St. Angie! says:

    that woman he’s costarring with is very pretty, but I also don’t like red (that shade, anyway) on red-heads. she has gorgeous hair, that’s for sure.

    “It makes him look like a low-level mob enforcer on holiday.”

    maybe he’s just staying in character for his latest role?

    EDIT: “He tells this micro story of this family in a small town in Texas and juxtaposes it with the macro of the birth of the cosmos and cells splitting”

    wow…based on that, I think I’ll skip it…it does sound a bit self-indulgent.

    re: the booing…I find that to be rude. if you don’t like it, don’t clap for it, or walk out. but don’t boo…that just says “low class” to me.

  6. mln76 says:

    Have you ever watched a Malick movie??? They are slow and beautiful and complicated and it isn’t the type of filmmaking that you necessarily get immediately(or at all),and like most avant-garde work it eventually ends up influencing the ‘straight-forward’ films that the mainstream public consumes in the future. I don’t think all movies have to be the same, personally I love watching a mindless comedy and also the challenge of a film like ‘The Thin Red Line’. And of course I can’t wait to see what this film is like.

  7. arock says:

    he looks like the type of guy who roofies co-eds mojitos in that.

    he is a beautiful man and he usually comes with such great swagger.
    so no, brad. no to the chains and k-swiss. just no.

  8. azurea says:

    Untangle your chains, Brad!

  9. toto says:

    he looks great ,natural manish and sweet

  10. Nanea says:

    Brad’s suit? No, thanks!

    And Jessica looks so good, but that dress? It seems like the fabric is heavy, and then that belt on top – again, no thanks.

  11. carrie says:

    Sony Crockett’s suit for Pitt? beurk!
    i dislike men in white

    i’m so-so on red dress for the woman but the woman’s face is beautiful

  12. brin says:

    This sounds good, and I loved Malick’s “Days of Heaven”. Thank goodness not all directors are the same.

  13. Deven says:

    He’ll never get it that he’s NOT one of the men who looks good with facial hair. It’s always unkempt, too long, makes him look much older than he is, and just plain ugly. It doesn’t matter that he’s wearing great-looking sunglasses because you can’t stop looking at that unattractive stuff on his face.

  14. TeeTee says:

    Brad looks good to me, I love everything but the sunglasses.

  15. Micki says:

    I don’t see where the problem is. Not all of us are Fast and Furious fans.I hate it for example. And all the generic films with explosions and flying extremities and fountains of fake blood that say nothing new. I’m fine with slow pace and story that makes me think even if it’s uncomfortable and controversial.
    If 50% booed, there were another 50% that enjoyed it.

  16. Brittney says:

    I can’t wait for this film.

    And as much as I dislike Brad’s current look, I admire him for diving into roles and actively trying to shed the “pretty boy” image throughout his entire career. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, but he does take his work seriously, and that makes him pretty great.

  17. mln76 says:

    @Micki 50% didn’t boo a small contigent booed and as a tweet from one critic stated some of the classic films that went on to win the Palm D’or (the grand prize @Cannes) were also booed. Many critics are praising the movie & Pitt’s performance.
    But I agree with your sentiments.

  18. lolalola says:

    What happened to him? He looks terrible. Actually, he’s looked awful for years now. Too bad. I thought he’d age like George Clooney. Boy was I wrong.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I think he looks terrible, like every choice about his appearance was a bad one.

    I’d probably like to see this, but will most likely wait for DVD so I can forward a bit if it gets slow. It does sound indulgent, but visually interesting.

  20. Hautie says:

    Geez, it is official, the “hot” has been sucked completely out of Pitt.

    What happen to the easy smart looking casual wear he used to have? Pitt never was one of those men that need to be all dolled up to be pretty.

    But he has just looked tragic for a good 2 years.

    Where is Tom Ford when you need him? And why is Ford not tackling Brad to the ground, to get him out of these unfortunate clothes.

  21. Isa says:

    @ Sue comment #1

    Your comment made me smile! You are so right: It’s all there: the greasiness, the suit, the smile, the palm trees.

    The only things missing are the flamengo’s, detective Tubbs and a drug deal.

  22. Rhiley says:

    He forgot to tie the red piece of yarn around his wrist to ward off the Evil Eye.

  23. P.J. says:

    Jessica Chastain does look older, maybe because her outfit is dowdy by Hollywood standards. It’s not sexy — no cleavage, no jewelry, the skirt covers her knees, etc. Very prim and proper.

  24. BG says:

    Did he steal this from a Columbian drug lord?

  25. Mimi says:

    Heath Ledger was originally cast as the lead in this film. Had he lived long enough to make this film it would Probably have faired better. As soon as I heard that mallick had chosen Brad to replace Heath I knew that Pitt would never be able to make the same kind of impact as Heath always did. IMO Brad is simply not a good enough actor to replace someone like Ledger. A for effort though.

  26. Lisa Turtle says:

    Where is Angie?

  27. Sue says:

    He look very tailored on his and Angelina date night and I think he looks good minus the hair I know it’s for a movie but I think he looks better with his hair short, I hope after he done with his movie he cuts it again.

  28. lin234 says:

    I guess when a famed producer edits a film for 3 years, expectations are extremely high, so people will either love it or be disappointed by the result.

    Brad has the ability to look so good. Why that hair and get up? And shave! Some guys can pull it off but it makes him look skeevy.

  29. LL says:

    @Hautie…

    What happened to Brad, you ask?

    Angie.

  30. Jezi says:

    Either short hair and goatee or long smoothed back hair and cleanly shaven face. Does not look good with both. I’m also not enjoying his cleavage bearing shirt. I wish he would embrace his more mature style. My biggest pet peeve is men who can’t accept that they aren’t in their 20′s anymore and still dress like they are.

  31. tapioca says:

    It’s Cannes, sweethearts! The booing is all part of the experience and you get it at a lot of film festivals so the makers can judge the general response. Critics can’t just walk out, and if Terence Malick had stolen 2 hours of my life with self-indulgent clap-trap that I had to sit through because I was paid to review it, I’d be vocal too!
    -
    And for the love of God, Brad – either let the hair go grey or dye the beard.

  32. endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

    @Hautie…HA!

    Yes! Tom Ford needs to bodycheck Brad and wrestle him to the ground to get him out of those clothes: and Terence Malick should be on stand by to film this spontaneous moment which will go on to become the greatest homoerotic scene since the warp-up scene from Chariots of Fire.

  33. mln76 says:

    @Mimi did you see the movie? Because there are several reviews calling this his best performance. I love Heath too but I don’t think you can judge without actually seeing the film.

    @Vanessa Sean Penn is in Haiti but apparantley he is flying in to be at the premiere tonight.

  34. z says:

    I never got Malick either…I’m all for quiet, contemplative films, but to me Malick’s movies are just lumbering, pretentious and relentlessly BORING.

  35. Rose says:

    The guardian gave it 5 stars and Pitt sounds wonderful in it.

  36. Angi says:

    He is aging in very ugly way like all actors who have boyish type of look.For example Kevin Bacon.

  37. Mindy says:

    Okay, this is interesting because I just read the review of what happened inside the theater at the Daily Mail, and they are reporting that it was mostly booed, with a few folks reluctantly clapping in support of the film. The person reporting for them there said the film was plain awful and WAY too long too.

  38. haha says:

    Where is the ever fabulous Angie?????? Without her spontanity and fabulocity the RedCarpet looks atrocious.

  39. Crash2GO2 says:

    Hahaha @ all the Miami Vice references. First thing I thought too! That outfit is definitely wearing him. And those sunglasses? Ugh. I think Jessica’s dress color might have been OK for the evening, but not in the bright light of day. It’s wearing her too.

  40. mln76 says:

    @Mindy maybe you should read more reliable papers the Daily Mail is always slightly innacurate according to most other sources there was some booing but more applause and the reviews coming in are mostly positive. (Although there have been some negative reviews)

    @haha the photocall is a press conference for the film only the actors in the movie attend just like Pitt didn’t go to the photocall for KFP 2 she’ll be at the premiere though.

  41. Cheyenne says:

    dorothy: And he used to be so handsome……
    =============================================

    He used to be 27 years old, too.

  42. sharylmj says:

    hate those glasses!!! didn’t he look in the mirror before he left home? his chains are tangled and his pants don’t fit right.. Angie must has slept in and he had to get ready by himself…

  43. quartkneejane says:

    Why does she only have one leg in the featured picture? Is she a one-legged actress? Methinks not. WT?

  44. haha says:

    mln76, Thank you. With Angie, Brad just looks lame and worne out.

  45. Lala11_7 says:

    I love cinema…but Malick has always been a “hit or miss” for me…and not something that I would see in a theater…sorry…I need a square and a cocktail close in hand…whenever I indulge in Malick…

    As for Pitt’s acting…the Jesse James movie he did is one of my favorites…Brad can throw down with the best of them…

    BTW…I thought that actress was Bryce Howard…WOW!!!

  46. Sakyiwaa says:

    F-ck! at first glance, i thought it was Brad they “booed” at and not the movie “Tree of Life!” Phew. he’s not looking bad if you ask me…
    Duh though! i guess gotta wonder what got the crazy critics so disappointed… lol

  47. Reality says:

    “He’s like a guy with a butterfly net waiting for the truth to go by,” Pitt said.

    And I just threw up in my mouth.

    I’ve never been a fan of Pitt, but I definitely won’t be seeing this. It sounds both sententious and boring.

  48. CoffeeTalk says:

    I think Terrance Malick is one of those directors who makes films that people (film students) say they loved because it was “challenging” or “complicated”. And I think they also like to think they are above those of us who can admit that The Thin Red Line was too long, too slow and had story problems. I think people also feel like they should like his movies because he’s odd and some people call him a genius.

    “Editing” a film for three years sounds silly and stupid to me. I don’t care about “challenging” films or “complicated” filmmakers.

    I like a wide variety of things but slow, plodding vanity projects do not appeal to me.

    But booing is rude and classless.

  49. Nancy says:

    I think Brad looks good and the Tree of Life looks interesting, I loved Malick’s The New World I really appreciate his style so I’ll go see this one.

  50. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Coffee Talk, you bring up a good point about people feeling like there are movies that they HAVE TO like or SHOULD like.

    there was a great article on Pajiba about shows and movies that “you’re supposed to like” because of the subject matter being important or poignant or whatever.

    One of the ones that I remember the author mentioning was “Treme” on HBO. It’s definitely well acted and follows a subject that’s important (life in NO following Katrina and how people are coping), but I find it kind of slow-paced (dare I say “boring”?) at times. overall I like it but I also don’t mind doing chores while it’s on, and missing a few minutes here and there.

  51. Maria says:

    Tree of Life sounds like an interesting movie and I think now is a good time to release it giving all the current affinity on U.S. media with ancestry shows like “who do you think you are” etc.

  52. curmudgeon says:

    @Kaiser
    As cheesy as he looks that is not a mullet. A mullet is a long feathered hair cut with strait long hair in the back. Billy Ray’s hair barely qualify’s actually. Go Google some 80′s hair metal bands to find the real horror of the mullet.
    You crack me up either way, though.

  53. Hmmm says:

    I love Malick’s poetic, impressionistic works, but now that I know Brad is in it… it’s like sticking a glass bauble in the midst of diamonds. I know there is always method to Malick’s madness (Colin Farrell in ‘New World’- it worked) but Brad is just dead wood as an actor and a personality. Heh, maybe that’s where the “tree’ bit comes from.

  54. mln76 says:

    CoffeeTalk & PSA I get where you are coming from I do but I think it’s equally obnoxious to say anyone who likes a film you dislike is being pretentious different things move different people that is the nature of all art whether it be film, books, or paintings.

  55. Liana says:

    Hey, you don’t like Malick, you don’t pay to see his films. As for the critics – booing is rude. ESPECIALLY if you’re actually being paid to be in Cannes and sit through a movie. I would love to work under Malick once – just to see his process. However, I do tend to find his films overly directorially indulgent.

  56. irishserra says:

    Kaiser, I agree with your take on this. This reminds me a little of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.’ Some guy comes along and throws a bunch of crap together and someone calls it ‘art.’

    Nothing – absolutely nothing – beats a great story told by a well-written script. A montage of beautiful pictures is one thing, but don’t package it up for me under the guise of ‘story’ and expect me to buy it.

  57. Solveig says:

    Malick IS self-indulgent, but that doesn’t make him less good of a director. For the very little I’ve seen of this movie, it looks good but I’m a fan, thus I’m far from being objective. But I can say taht even Pitt has a sparkle of intelligence and depth in his eyes. Did Malick make a miracle?
    Here in Italy it opens on the 20th of May, don’t know why is screened a week prior the rest of the world.
    As for Pitt: too much! Too much necklaces, too much white, too much… shades.
    On the other hand, Jessica Chastain looks very beautiful. I’ve seen some close ups and she looks her age. The dress, though, is ugly.

  58. RHONYC says:

    @ Sue & carrie

    BINGO!

    y’all took the words out of my mouth.

    terrible Miami Vice outfit, just terrible :-(

  59. calif says:

    He is such a clown!

  60. CoffeeTalk says:

    mln76: I didn’t call anyone pretentious just because they liked something I didn’t like.

    I said that Terrance Malick makes films that people think they should like and that film students claim to enjoy because the films are “challenging” and “complicated”.

    Some people genuinely do enjoy his movies. I don’t think it’s pretentious to genuinely enjoy something and I definitely did not say that it was.

    I do, however, think it’s silly to say you like something when you really don’t because you believe it gives you some kind of cultural, artistic, leg-up on other people.

    And I do not think it “obnoxious” to point out those people.

  61. Sakyiwaa says:

    i don’t think “perfectionism” should be mistaken for “self-indulgence”, really.

    The way the word “self-indulgent” is being flung around these days without recognizing how easy it relates to “perfectionism” tends to irk me…

  62. Slim Charles says:

    Brad Pitt looks worse every year. In the photo of him waving at the camera, there is a hint of Mickey Rourke. It’s like he’s trying to become a man of gravitas and he can’t pull it off.

  63. mln76 says:

    @CoffeeTalk I do agree with that sentiment but I also think there is a general (not singling you out but talking about our culture) disrespect for art, especially avant garde art that doesn’t follow the linear…there are definitely people who like to shit on something because it’s different (the kind of people who like to boo movies in theaters) and are unwilling to give something a chance that is what I was trying to express not to call you as a person or label your specific comment obnoxious.

  64. Kim123 says:

    Congrats to Brad most reviews praise his performance.I love that he is focusing on movies that move him and that he wants to help get made . As for his looks it alternates as demonstrated by how he looked at the Salt premiere and the Golden Globes and this look. Fortunately he is with a mate who doesn’t care about looks but how he trets her and their kids.

  65. Runs with Scissors says:

    @mln76, I agree completely.

  66. skibunny says:

    I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw these pics. He looks ridiculous!

  67. Canuck says:

    Greasy slicked back hair? No. Those sunglasses? No. Running shoes with a suit in Cannes? C’mon, get real! Dude, who dressed you this morning???

  68. Runs with Scissors says:

    If he lost the glasses, he’d look fine. Certainly no worse than Johnny Depp looks on a daily basis.
    Neither actor takes himself too seriously, who cares.

  69. Nia says:

    I saw her in a movie called Jolene.
    It was good outside of the sex stuff.
    Alot of good actors in it.

  70. Ell says:

    They might have similar dress sense but there’s a huge difference between Depp and Pitt, one is immensely talented the other is not.

  71. Mimi says:

    @ min76… There was a reason I capitalized the in my opinion abbreviation. I actually like Brad as an actor I just happen to think that he is nowhere near as good a actor as Heath was. I’m not even saying that Pitt won;t do a descent job in this movie. He probably will. But, for me, he just doesn’t bring the same passion to his roles. I find it hard to believe him as an actor sometimes. Just my opinion.

  72. Kim123 says:

    I just read BP has to do reshoots on Cogan’s Trade so that’s a reason for hair, No reason for Miami Vice suit.Oh yeah Angie looks great in RC pics loving the brown gown

  73. Marie says:

    I loved Malick’s ‘Days of Heaven’. It was like a dream – the scenery was gorgeous, the imagery was incredible, the music was unforgettable, and the acting – one of Richard Gere’s first movies – was perfect. I am really looking forward to seeing this new movie.

  74. Solveig says:

    I’m reading some reviews and most of them are positives. The common point is that though the movie shows Malick’s most impressive and powerful imagination and sensibility in narrating what probably is his most personal story, it also misses the point and the sense of unity that a movie like that needs.
    I’m glad to see my first impression on Pitt’s job confirmed. I really don’t like him as an actor, to me he is a one expression man (constipated) and he usually has no depth in his eyes, but in this movie he seems good.

    Ps: it makes me sad to understand that Heath Ledger was the first choice for Pitt’s role. I’m sure he would’ve done a great job, better than Pitt, of course (they are from different leagues, no need to say it).
    Sadness…

  75. Camille says:

    I don’t care for the glasses, but BP looks as hot as ever. For a middle aged man he is gorgeous, greased back hair and all :lol: .

    (I don’t care what shit he has or has not done in his private life, as none of that is my business)

  76. mln76 says:

    @Solveig I haven’t seen any reviews that say Pitt looks constipated (but I have to say that’s hilarious)…I actually haven’t seen any that put down his performance the negative reviews seem to be focusing more on Malicks film making style…so I am not sure what that confirms.

    Oh sorry I read your comment wrong too much coffee and too little work today LOL

  77. jinni says:

    I hope someone finds out what Sean Penn thinks of his film getting booed. I just know that angry, little, prick is probably going to get all ragey and cagey about it. He’ll probably get on his pompous soapbox and say something annoying about people not being smart enough to recognize real genius; just like when he derailed that award show because the host made a joke about Jude Law being everywhere at the time. If he can’t take a joke I doubt he’d be able stand this sort of reaction.

    Anyway, I doubt I’ll see this in the theatre. I’ve found that I’m only convinced that Brad’s a good actor when he plays crazy people, like in Kalifornia or 12 Monkeys and Fight Club, otherwise he’s just meh to me. I actually laughed when he was cursing God when Samuel died in Legends of the Fall.

  78. meno11 says:

    He is a (bad) copy of Colin Farrell
    Look at:
    the open shirt,
    glasses,
    the beard

  79. NC native says:

    I’d still hit that…he looks silly here, but the man is gorgeous!

  80. Newbie says:

    Pitt is a hit and miss actor for me. Sometimes I think he’s really good-moving, thoughtful, haunting, even. And then there are other times when I’m embarrassed for him. I thought this sounded like a good flick until I read that Entertainment Weekly piece. WTF? Maybe I’ll still enjoy it (who knows? I’ve loved movies that the critics hated, and I’ve HATED movies that the critics loved), but it definitely sounds like a vanity piece. And stuff like that tends to grind my nerves rather than appease my tastes.
    “The New World?” As in, that Pocahontas/Colin Farell movie? I thought it looked beautiful, so I bought it from a $2 movie bin. The cinematography was beautiful, but it was so chaotic and yet, s l o w, I could barely string it all together. The story line and the subjects didn’t seem to be as important to Malick as well, Malick was to himself. I ended up getting rid of it because it was so frustrating. I tried to watch it several times, worried that I just “didn’t get it”. In the end, beyond the beauty of the visuals, I didn’t feel there was anything to get. And that’s how this new project sounds to me, at least from what I’ve heard/read of it today.

  81. di butler says:

    NO, he doesn’t look good!!! And being “boyish” when he was younger does not excuse this fuckery. Look at John Stamos, Rob Lowe, etc. They look fabulous and were know for being “boyish.” This is just Pitt with the “hot” sucked out of him. Like he wanted. He wants to be some serious dude who makes serious movies and produce stuff now. So, he goes out of his way to look older, rougher. It sucks.

  82. ZenB says:

    Looks like 65 year old Jeff Bridges lost 40lbs and raided Johnny Depp’s closet (including the dirty looking hair gel). Ewwww!

    If I were AJ, I would kick him out until he came to his senses. I’d be embarrassed to be seen with that. Looks like he smells too. *shudder*

  83. sandy says:

    brad is still hot, i don’t care what the naysayers say, i was prepared to criticize him also, until i got that close up and my heart melted, not just for his looks but who he turned out to be mostly, he is a man’s man, he is not into his looks any more. but he still got it. love you brad.

  84. Wholesome1 says:

    Brad Pitt looks like a very happy individual : )

  85. occur1313 says:

    If she’s 30, then I’m 20. (And I’m not)

  86. Lisa Turtle says:

    I think Sean Penn should’ve been cast as the abusive father and Brad as the damaged son.

  87. Maritza says:

    Brad is looking very “Miami Vice”, I like the look. He’s so handsome and stylish.

  88. riri says:

    Is there a reason he is styled like a sleezy p!mp?

    Seriously, the glasses, the bling, the T shirt that shows some “man- cleavage”, the hair and facial hair?

    It’s like he is playing a producer in the adult film industry.

    Such a handsome guy. What a shame.

  89. bored says:

    I was gonna say he looks old but then I remembered… he is old.

  90. skilo says:

    Brad is not really “old” unless you’re really young and you see anyone over 30 as old. That said, he just looks so skeevy it’s sad. There are a lot of men over 50 better looking than Brad. Some men get better with age but Brad isn’t one of them.

  91. Louise says:

    The beard ages him. When he shaved for Moneyball everybody said he had a massive amount of procedures because he looked so young. A ridiculous claim considering he shaved 1 or 2 days earlier. Also if people change their appearances for a movie they usually keep in case of re-shoots(Cogan’s Trade).

  92. skinanny says:

    Is that Don Johnson?

  93. Anastasia says:

    I like Brad, but he’s too old to pull off this look. The hair needs to be shorter, the sunglasses are just tragic on him, and the whole outfit reeks of trying too hard, which I hate to see.

    On the plus side, he has fantastic skin and looks as though he will age very nicely. He needs to take tips from his pal George Clooney.

  94. april says:

    He’s still too young to look so old. He looks like an aging rock star from the Rolling Stones band.

  95. sirsly says:

    The greasy beach bum look is just… ewww.

    I’ll never understand the appeal of this guy.

  96. telesma says:

    The sunglasses are not the problem. The problem is the slicked back hair and that horrible mess of sculpted pubes on his face. He looks like a dirty old skeeve from the line in front of a methadone clinic.

  97. galaxy.girl says:

    Don Johnson HEHE :D Did anyone beat me to the “Miami Vice” outfit idea….?OH skinanny you beat me to it! I totally agree…

  98. Jazz says:

    He’s looking like a Miami Vice pimp.

  99. wifeyskarsgard says:

    He looks handsome to me.
    More importantly where is Angie?

  100. Toe says:

    For a man reaching 50, he looks good. Looks like he lost some weight too. I’ll still hit it.
    About the clothing style…meh I dont care that much, he doesnt look bad.

  101. harfang says:

    @telesma Perfect. Totally. He’s one of the better looking male creatures around, and he goes and and does that? Maybe he gets tired of being pretty/handsome all the time.

    “You know how you have a favorite song and then you hear the band describing your favorite lyrics, and then you’re disappointed?” YES. With this he may also have been alluding to people’s draconian reactions. Basically the attitude of “We fell for a bunch of hype and this isn’t what we expected, poor us.”

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