Brad Pitt on Interview Mag: ‘The family is first, I don’t want to embarrass them’

Brad Pitt appears on the cover of the October/November issue of Interview Magazine. I’m including some of the more interesting shots from the Steven Klein pictorial – you can see the slideshow here. I guess the theme of the shoot is “Brad playing weird characters” – like, a Rastafarian, a dandy with a little mustache, a beer-drinking rock dude, a guy with an eye patch, etc. My favorites are the beer-drinking rock dude pics. This is Brad’s first major interview in support of Killing Them Softly, his new mobster film directed by his Jesse James director, Andrew Dominic. The interview is decent – Guy Ritchie interview Brad, and they seem reasonably tight in real life. Guy managed to avoid being sycophantic or ass-kissy, which is nice. You can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:

Brad on how he decides to do a film: “Well, listen, I think I’m at a point now where I feel like I can jump into anything and lay something down that’s quality. Someone may be better at it—or maybe not—but I know that if I have a feeling for it, then I can make it interesting. But even more as I get older, it’s about the company that I keep. That’s the most important thing to me—that if I’m gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it’s very important for me to know that I’m working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we’re going for something together. That’s it, really.”

Brad on accent work: “Well, you know, I like a bit of song, and dialect is a song. I’m most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It’s easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we’ve got Irish heritage where I come from. We also have some German heritage. The Upper East Coast, though, is a little bit more connected to a British heritage. I’ve never done a proper Brit.

Brad on media and politics: “Well, it’s what we were talking about, how so much of what’s in the media—at least in American media—falls in line in this way where it’s just parodying the mission statement. Again, so much of it seems to be about perception. We are a country that needs a story. You know, marketing is the word that I used earlier, but it’s really just a new term for propaganda. It might be a very human thing across the board, but we, in America, love a story—we need a story to get involved in. But then everything becomes more about how the story protects a certain perception as we pick sides… And, by the way, most people’s daily lives are just about surviving. Their lives are about making the weekly nothing and taking the kids out on a Sunday. Most people don’t have time to really study the issues. And the media could help us, but there’s capitalistic interest in the media outlets as well. I mean, the Internet has done a wonderful thing for us. But democracy doesn’t work unless people are well informed, and I don’t know that we are. People just don’t have the time.”

On ‘The Assassination of Jesse James’: “The Assassination of Jesse James remains one of my favorite films that I’ve done. You know, it’s still labeled a loser. In fact, Dominik couldn’t get a job for several years afterward because it got labeled that way after the opening weekend. But then we always knew, “That one’s a fine-wine film. It’s gonna age well.””

Family first: “Yeah. I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know? They’re everything. The family is first . . . I also don’t want to embarrass them.”

How he feels about himself as an actor: “Pretty damn solid. I’d say pretty damn solid.”

He enjoys producing more than acting: “Yeah. I’d rather be behind the camera. As a producer, obviously, you’re part of a team that brings the story to the screen. It wouldn’t be there if you didn’t champion it or if you and a group of people weren’t championing it. I like that.”

On World War Z’s neverending production: “We’ve got some tidying up to do there, but that one is gonna be big and entertaining. My boys are gonna love it.”

He’s still an Obama supporter: “Well, I just want to avoid confusion with this film and say I’m a big supporter of Obama, and I think he’s our best answer for the next four years.”

[From Interview Magazine]

Brad and Guy also have a lengthy discussion about the background of the 2008 financial meltdown and whether or not “business trumps humanity”. Brad makes some interesting points, but I think he over-simplifies the politics of it. As for whether Brad still gets love from fan-girls… did anyone swoon a little when he said, “I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know? They’re everything. The family is first . . . I also don’t want to embarrass them.” Brad Pitt: Family First. Epic!

Photos courtesy of Steven Klein/Interview Magazine.

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  1. Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

    Rastafarian-Brad can get it anytime…anytime!
    This is sort of Ken doll dressing up in different characters, isn’t it? I do like it though because it’s not boring.
    Gomez-Brad does nothing for me though, in fact, the eyeliner eyes creep me out.
    I do like Rocker-Brad and Pirate-Brad….Armand Goldman-Brad is just….no.

    • silken_floss says:

      ‘Rastafarian-Brad can get it anytime…anytime!’

      YAASSS!! +10000

    • diana says:

      A quick question. What is going to happen to that shirt he wore in Bob Marley pose? Any idea if they’ll be placing it for auction? I WANT TO BUY IT. 🙂

    • Thalia says:

      True. These character stills really are sizzling. Swarve, debonaire, handsome….he still has it, the old sun of a gun. 🙂 Slurp, drool.

  2. bowers says:

    Still a bit of a narcissist–

    • Rhea says:

      I think every actor/actress always have–at least–a bit of narcissistic side. 😉

    • Kathy Lee says:

      Your girlfriend is enough embarrassing. It’s hard to defeat her. Feel sorry for him.

      • ClaireB says:

        Having Lindsay Lohan as a girlfriend is embarrassing. Having Angelina Jolie has a girlfriend is not. Come on.

  3. LeslieM says:

    Okay, he looks ridiculous in these photos and is so full of himself. He is a terrible actor. He slurs his words and ruins ever character he plays. He’s the same in each movie. Thelma and Louis – great after that nothing!

    • I disagree says:

      I don’t think he would have this longevity if he didn’t have acting talent. You can only get so far on your looks. He’s proven himself a respected actor. The only bad film I’ve seen him do is Troy (yuck). Plus, he as a certain charisma that makes him very watchable. I think he’s evolved as an actor and that’s what makes him interesting. He is growing, unlike others who keep it safe. I see that since he’s been with AJ, his choices have been more diverse and challenging. He seems more confident, real and content now.

    • Kyle says:

      I can see his appeal, but I don’t think he’s the best, and he’s definitely not great enough to be bragging like he is here. The photos are so ridiculous.

      • LeslieM says:

        I must disagree with Disagree. I saw him in his last movie and latterly fell asleep and I go to movies all the time. I don’t this he has any charisma. He just memorizes lines. Thelma and Louis… Different story.

  4. Nev says:

    Brad. Rasta. Yum.

  5. Ranunculus says:

    The Assassination of Jesse James is still his fav film – wow, not that the film is bad but definitely not really good. (Would have benefited from a tighter editing!) Also funny because among all the actor heavyweights like Rockwell, Renner and Affleck (Casey) he gave the worst performance. Those pictures are terribly try hard and cliché.

    • truthSF says:

      He said it’s his favorite film, not his best acting. Try reading before bashing, ok.

    • diana says:

      May be he bought that venice film festival award.. Pity Ranunculus was not there to advise the jury.. The accurate judging skills of Ranunculus are astounding..keep it up.. You may succeed in driving Brad Pitt to seek you out and apologize to you for considering acting as his career

      • Ranunculus says:

        WOW, Thank You!
        Honestly I would just be happy if he and Angelina could just go away!

      • Liza Jane says:

        I think that by Ranunculus’s reply you have to realise that she/he is a Brangelina hater and therefore not exactly unbiased about the Brad article!!! It seems so strange that after 7 years,a certain portion of the public has yet to come to the realization that Angelina makes Brad happy and fulfilled and vice versa!! As we have also watched ‘poor sad Jen ” through these years with her countless boyfriends,champagne drinking and seemingly empty life,we have to come to the conclusion that the life Brad led before,with her,was obviously empty too and though he loved her on one level he had to get away and do more than,as he has said many times ” sit on a couch smoking pot together” ! I am very glad he has kids,an interesting and vibrant woman and that he is making films he loves! Good for him. He seems a really great guy!

  6. Kim says:

    He and Steven Klein always do interesting pics always odd characters never ‘glamour’ shots

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I was going to say that 🙂

      I also can’t help but notice how the rocker guy is supposed to look grungy but his beautifully manicured nails wrapped around a coors gold can don’t allow him to pull it off.

      I was also going to say that as a beer aficionado from CO, I have the authority to say Coors sucks. Even though that statement has no value.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    how does he get the hair and stache in different lengths?

    the hair, i would think wigs.
    but staches? did he shave them off?

    it just seems that he’s been moustachioed forever that i can’t imagine him shaving them all off.

    anyway, if i have to pick a favorite, i’d say beer-guy and one-eye guy.

    the one where he looks godfather-y just makes me hear “IGOOOOOOORRRRRR” in the background all the time.

  8. menlisa says:

    I love these pictures!!
    Rasta Brad! Hellooo!

  9. ms. heart says:

    Angie is one lucky biatch!

  10. Aussie girl says:

    Rasta & eye patch Brad soooo made me laugh. He interview well & acouple of pics looked half decent but I couldn’t get past nor take him serious after those pics!

    • Esmom says:

      I know, my reaction was the same. I love Brad but the photos just don’t work for me at all.

  11. Kaye says:

    Hot eyepatch man is hot.

  12. Mira says:

    Rastafarian Brad’s cool. The Assassination of Jesse James – long movie, enjoyed it though. Casey was brilliant. Brad not that much. He’s a better producer than an actor like Clooney.

    • diana says:

      Agree with you. Although I consider myself a fan, I don’t think he can carry off an entire movie on his own. The best movie of his for me was Moneyball, and in that too, he had good support from Jonah and the great direction.
      I place Brad on the second tier, along with Damon, slighty higher than Decaprio and a little lower than Johnny Depp. But defenitely he is not Morgan Freeman or Daniel Day Lewis.
      But I guess he knows that.

      • Liv says:

        I think he’s really underestimated as an actor. His looks and private life are probably too distracting. He’s not brilliant, but he’s quite good. He was great in Benjamin Button.

      • diana says:

        Hi! I watch a movie for entertainment, not for acting skills of the actors in there. And that way, Brad wins hands down. I’d 100% watch a movie with Brad in it, whereas I’d hesitate to watch even a movie with Meryl Streep and DDL together.
        Brad is a true movie star.
        And Liv, Brad and Angie are two people whose greatness of spirit is their downfall with the public.
        I know it’s cheesy, but I truly think that.

      • Stormy says:

        Decaprio is an amazing actor,to put him under Brad is wrong.He may be stinky,but he can act.

      • lrm says:

        I think Damon is better than Pitt,acting wise….
        But, i loved Pitt in Burn after Reading-it looks like Frances McDormand wanted to crack up laughing during a couple of her scenes with him….
        Great movie-and he was hysterical in it!

        I also liked him in meet joe black.
        I think he rises to the performance level of whomever he is co starring with [though it sounds like that is not the case in TAOJJ, which i have not seen]. He can be better alongside better actors. But he’s best in those ensembles like Oceans, IMO. He’s enjoyable to watch on screen.

      • MW says:

        @Irm – I loved “Meet Joe Black” too. Really one of my all- time favorites. Didn’t see Burn After Reading but I alway wanted to and will one day. The commercial alone was hilarious.

      • Liv says:

        Yeah, I know what you mean. Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad Pitt – they are all not necessarily Oscar material, but deliver more often than not great films.

        I do feel a bit sorry for the Pitts, they can never make us forget their private life, even if they wanted to. But then again I am sure they are cooperating with the media as well, so there goes my sympathy… 🙂

        @Irm, I loved Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading! Role of his life! Hilarious! 😉

    • diana says:

      I think he may win Oscar for Supporting actor in a couple of years. 🙂
      Hope you are doing well 🙂

      • Mira says:

        @diana – All good. Long tiring day though! How are you doing? I’m neutral about Brad winning an Oscar. Some of my movie-geek friends are disappointed with Killing Them Softly. They say the title is apt because it kills the audience slowly.

      • diana says:

        lol 🙂 Take it easy. You people work way too hard.
        KTS is a dvd option for me. I hate violent movies, never can stomach mobster flicks.
        Hope you are having a fine weather. Right now in Goa, the weather is wonderful!

  13. lucy2 says:

    Those photos are hilarious. I don’t know whether they are supposed to or not, but they cracked me up.
    He usually bugs me in interviews, but that one isn’t so bad. Maybe that comes from talking to a friend vs trying to project an image or impress a journalist.

  14. Brown says:

    Brad Pitt in dreadlocks just made me spit my coffee out

  15. effy says:

    Love me some Brad!

  16. Raven Sparrow says:

    I find these photos funny and not interesting! They just aren’t “natural” enough. It’s more like he’s trying on Halloween costumes.

    And I can’t believe how full of himself he’s become lately! Some of his answers are just too much. I used to like him a lot, in fact he used to be my #1 actor. I’m disappointed.

  17. dooliloo says:

    Alright… He convinced me that he could star in a Addams Family reboot, along with Benedict Cumberbatch.

    As for the rastafari look, not surprised here, given his scruffy looks in True Romance and Legend of The Fall, it suits him very well!

    • Eve says:

      Cumberbatch wouldn’t need any special make-up though. He’s already “in character”.

      • dooliloo says:

        Hahaha yes!

        Imagine Brad as Gomez and Cumberbatch as..well.. Cumberbatch 😀

        I think Brad could pull a Gomez, he’s very good at playing crazy/eccentric characters, even if he’s getting older.

  18. Madhubala says:

    I think he still looks so good for his age. And the photos are a riot.

  19. DeltaJuliet says:

    I think he has finally killed my Brad lady boner. Has his complexion always been this bad? And as I get older, I have to admit **whispers** He’s not that good of an actor **hides**

    • Raven says:

      I guess people just have different opinions. I think his acting has gotten much better and it should. He’s been doing it for years. Benjamin Button was the first film I can remember where he didn’t lick his lips every time he talked. It was such a tell for him for years that every time I saw it I would forget the character and remember I was watching Brad.

    • LucyOriginal says:

      @deltaJuliet: I agree with you. The only movies I thought he was good in were 12 monkeys and snatch. That’s about it.

  20. valleymiss says:

    I appreciate that Brad brings up that for many people, the seeming disinterest in politics and the political process has to do with lack of time, and not actually lack of interest. I get really annoyed when both parties imply that most Americans are ignorant or whatever. We ARE just trying to survive, and it does feel like if it doesn’t affect your bottom line of paying bills and getting food on the table, it gets pushed to the back burner. This past weekend I sat down and *forced* myself to look over all the sample ballot materials. I had other stuff to do, but I prioritized it.

    • diana says:

      O/T Agree with you. Can I ask you a question? Not being bitchy or mean here. But I remember reading your posts in Jen/Angie threads, and you are a Jen fan, aren’t you? I also remember you being anti-Angie. I’m genuinely curious as to why you like Brad, but don’t like AJ.

      • valleymiss says:

        I don’t take offense. 🙂 I guess Angie always seemed like a try-hard to me, with the vials of blood and the playing with knives and all that. She seemed to try really hard in her 20s in Hollywood to shock everyone and it got old. I am not the hugest Brad fan anymore, just mainly because I do believe there was some cheating happening with Angie. But in general, I liked what he had to say about this specific issue. And yes, I am a Jen apologist, totally. Lol I find her infinitely more likable than Angie, though I do respect Angie’s charitable works and all that.

      • Thalia says:

        So, I take it valleymiss you would also no longer be a fan of Aniston then, considering there was ‘cheating involved’ with her and Justin (not to mention Sandra/Tate), or else you’d be a hypocrite, wouldn’t you? 😉 The irony and hypocrisy of your hypocritical post is that its all but been proven no affair happened between Brad and Angelina, yet photos and timelines PROVED Aniston spread her legs for a taken man,m yet you excuse her? Aniston fans have such moral gymnastics and double standards. By rights, you should not be a fan of Justin or Aniston. Oh, and the thing with knives and blood (there were no ‘vials’ it was a tiny pinprick of blood in a locket. No big deal) was in her teens/early twenties. She is now, what, 37? Its sad that you look for petty excuses to diss her, a woman who has been lied about and been through so much and has never hurt anyone, yet excuse a homewrecking man-stealing slut. Who has cheated not once, but TWICE, and hurt a no-name such as Heidi because she could wield her power. Where is your support for Heidi? Or is spreading your legs and seducing another woman’s man and breaking up his home acceptable if you are blinded by a the glitz and glamour of a famous person? Such hypocrisy. You obviously have no problem with cheating, as long as the victim is poor and unknown. Which to me, makes your judgment and standards much worse. It seems to me that what you find likeable and your morals are pretty off. Maybe one day you might be in Heidi’s position and your support of cheating will change?

      • dooliloo says:

        @ Thalia

        October 2005. The ink on the divorce papers wasn’t even dry yet that Angie announced she was pregnant. Shiloh was born in May 2006. No rocket science here to figure out that they slept together at some point whilst Brad Pitt was still a married man. Separated yes but still married. They can keep denying it for whatever reason, Angie saying the whole she’d never sleep with a married man but hello, it happened we all break them rules some point. I think if she admitted it (or then keeping quiet), she still would’ve been bashed for sure but I think people would’ve moved on faster too, as at least it’s better that way than taking people for idiots. Anyway they look blissfully happy as a family so good on them. As for the humanitarian thing, Jolie has been doing it way before she met Brad so yes it’s a cause dear to her, which is very much admirable.

        Aniston, well she certainly loved the attention as the poor wife that have been cheated on… And there she is, getting together with a man who has been with his partner for over a decade. Ohh the irony! And to me Justin isn’t an upgrade whatsoever (gotta admit it’s kinda hard the after-Brad life) and unless he’s got an extravagant inheritance hidden somewhere I highly doubt he can afford a million dollar ring just for the sake of a finger!..

        I’m no team-whoever here, just stating facts. Both parties have their share of wrong and hypocrisy at some point and they think we observers are idiots. And that is all.

      • Thalia says:

        Dooliloo, the Judge signed off on the divorce in August, October was merely the paper date. Also, honestly, how many people do you know that wait until they have the actual official papers in their hands until dating? That is not cheating! Also, Aniston was with Vaughn, well before October too, before August even. So does that mean she was ‘cheating’ on Brad with Vaughn? They officially announced their separation and marriage on January 7 2005. There marriage was over then. They were not even a couple. So cheating doesn’t even apply. Aniston moved on with Vaughn and then *after* that, Pitt with Jolie. There was no marriage from Jan 7 onwards. So where does cheating even come into it? I think you’re confused. Also, Aniston getting together with Theroux while he was still with Heidi is proof positive Brad didn’t cheat on her, (she wouldn’t do that to another woman) so cheating became a moot point anyway. Aniston admitted it (no affair happened), so did Courteney, Brad, Angelina.. What will it take to convince you and those like you, or are you desperate to cling to your untenable position of the fictitious affair, because the TRUTH is boring?

  21. Micki says:

    “…did anyone swoon a little when he said, “I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know?”

    No, but I remembered one recent comment that he is “stuck” with AJ because of the children.Not that I believe it but it’s pretty decent that he looks at his work as a family man.

    • Janet says:

      There are still some Loonifers out there who refuse to believe Brad wants to stay with Angie so they rationalize he’s only with her because of the kids. Go figure.

      • Linda says:

        Exactly. Staying just for the kids. WTF? The Loonifer will say anything just to knock down how great Brad/Angie relationship is. They think that Brad will never find happiness with anyone else except their dear Jen.

      • Kyle says:

        …or…there are some of us who have insider knowledge and know that that’s EXACTLY why he stays with her. That and the money. Sorry. It must be hard to hear, but the reality is that even though you’re a die-hard fan who needs to believe in the existence of this romance in order to survive, this union is not a happy one. Just FYI. 🙁

  22. Thalia says:

    Like him and have a good deal of respect for him. He is a good decent man. He deserves happiness.

    • wild flower says:

      Agreed…he had me at Katrina.

      • Liza Jane says:

        See! That’s he thing! He and Angie spend so much time,and money helping others whilst SOME PEOPLE ( watch my eyes Jen) seem to just spend time shopping and making C movies that all look the same!!

    • sharylmj says:

      I agree with this! I feel like he’s a really nice guy, trying to give back, loves his family and his girl. He cares about his work and what he puts out there. Go Brad Pitt!!!

  23. serena says:

    LOOL the photos! But he really can pull it off different characters..I mean it still get hilarious but he can.

    Also I think he’d be (and is?) a great director and, gosh, he’s aging so well!

    Way to go Brad!

    • Liza Jane says:

      I think we have realize here that Brad does not take himself too seriously and that these pics are very tongue in cheek!!

  24. madpoe says:

    I liked to sunglass photos of him.
    The other characters I wouldn’t feel right alone in an elevator with.

  25. Carol says:

    Decent interview – a little full of himself, but that’s to be expected. He looks like an idiot in those pictures.

  26. lower-case deb says:

    anyway, i find him quite a good assessor of his own abilities, although he can sometimes run his mouth too far, which make him sound a bit smug.

    however, despite pretentions, imagined or otherwise, as he is now, he seems to be a good judge of his capacity.

    which is why i appreciate him saying that he is a “solid” actor. not a “good” actor. not a “great” one, but a solid one. it’s like some kids in high school freely admitting that they’re a “solid B” student, etc. dependable. as in, can be depended upon to not sh-t all over a movie, depended upon not to eff up chances, depended upon to give support when needed, etc.

    he’s picking up good projects for himself, and knowing when and who to work with. and i appreciate that about him.

    • Raven says:

      Good assessment. As positive as he can be about himself sometimes, he’s equally as positive about others. He started out a positive person in interviews, then got very cynical for awhile and now he’s back to being himself.

  27. Toot says:

    Good pics. I like the different looks and I also like what he said about not embarrassing the family.

    I remember an interview where he said something similar about wanting Angelina to be proud of her man. Yeah, he can make you swoon.

  28. mln76 says:

    Interesting interview and the pictures are funny. The one with they eyepatch reminds me of Rick Springfield LOL!!! I like that he doesn’t take himself so seriously too bad everyone else tend to…

  29. tonina says:

    Speaking of his Gomez Addams-do,
    If Johnny Depp ever needs a biopic done, or a body double, Brad Pitt’ll do a passable job I reckon.

  30. epiphany says:

    “I’ve never done a proper Brit.” How true; watch “Troy”- you’ll want to mute the sound – except when Eric Bana’s speaking. He nailed his accent.
    Rasta Brad made me think of Gary Oldman in “True Romance. Now there’s an actor!

  31. Jackie O says:

    he really aims for smart and artistic, and god bless him for trying so hard….

    never quite makes it, though.

    • Kyle says:

      I know. I liked him much better in his younger days, when he basically admitted to anyone that asked that he was a pot smoking, lovable idiot. He memorizes transcripts now to get through these interviews. Remember several years ago when someone asked him a question about politics, and he responded: “I’m just an actor”. How astute. And correct. And amiable. They grow massive egos over time, however, and then they think we need their opinion on everything.

  32. bns says:

    He’s so overrated and smug. I just don’t like him.

  33. Spaniard says:

    In the last photo he looks like the Big Lebowski, nice photoshoot though.

  34. anon33 says:

    Anybody else getting a Connie Hilton from Mad Men vibe in the white jacket/eyeliner photo??? He looks JUST like him!!!

    God I wish he would keep his hair short. SO FRIGGIN SEXY when he is groomed.

  35. spinner says:

    “The family is first, I don’t want to embarrass them.”

    Too late. This photo shoot is cringe worthy.

    • joyce says:

      You do realize he only dressed up in different characters for this magazine, right? Or are you too stupid to notice.

      • Thalia says:

        True, joyce, but Loonifers are not smart enough to see the facts, they rush to insult without thinking it through and make a fool of themselves. Olivia was infamous for that. She never could take a trick, always stuffing up her insults and having her ass handed to her. It always rebounds on them. Always. At least Brad is ONLY “in character”. If anyone wants to see cringeworthy, see Aniston’s Dumbwater ads and her recent photo ops papping her ring out. She really embarasses her parents and family. In fact, she embarasses her fans. She is cringeworthy enough just as herself, let alone in character. Ugh!

      • spinner says:

        @ Joyce
        You do realize he only dressed up in different characters for this magazine, right?

        Nice job there of stating the obvious, Miss Mensa.

    • Ranunculus says:

      @ spinner
      Agreed, I think Brad is not bright enough to see that these pics are actually painful. I don’t think intelligence runs in the Pitt family. His Brother Dough is also in the stupid pic business for Virgin (I think) now. Didn’t their mom make some anti gay comments recently ………. Ugh!

    • Nikita says:

      Some people dont understand art, and i think thats very good. art is nothing for ordinary mainstream people. or the minivanmajority aka jenfans ;-P

  36. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Anyone else secretly suspect that Justin is probably pouring over this article trying to absorb the coolness and sexy hotness that Brad comes by naturally? Heh heh.

  37. lama says:

    no wonder why they have to live in huge mansions: they have to house 6 kids, 5-6 nannies, chef, maids, tutors, bodyguards by the dozen and Pitt and Jolie’s EGO’s…

    • Liza Jane says:

      That’s pretty ridiculous! They are 2 of the least egotistical people in Hollywood! Both are lovely when they meet people,do great things with their money and fame, never bad-mouth others or end up drunk in clubs and cause brawls,have great kids who act out and dress like normal kids do and of course they need a bigger house ( probably to get a place within it to be by themselves and get away from said kids..don’t we all!) and honestly,if I had their money I’d get a bigger house too ! I think they have great social conscience and care for others! Pretty unusual by Hollywood standards . The nature of the game is promotion,by articles like this, to sell the film you’re in but I think Brad is sincere and tries to say how he feels,but( given the bitchy scrutiny he and Angie come under) there is a delight in always looking for other meanings and agendas in every word he utters!

  38. Christian says:

    I think he does well when he’s got a good director, otherwise he’s pretty meh. But even meh Brad is a much better actor than Angelina.

    • Liza Jane says:

      I thought she had an Oscar???? Are they handing those out for poor acting now????

    • claire says:

      You’ve got to be joking calling Jolie a bad actress. C’mon. Having Jen-bias is a disease, I tell ya.

      • Christian says:

        Umm, plenty of crappy actors have Oscars. Halle f*cking Berry has an Oscar. Julia Roberts has an Oscar. CHER has an Oscar. Angelina does nothing for me as an actress, she just mugs her way through roles and can’t do an accent for sh*t. I don’t give a f*ck about Jennifer Aniston either, so I’m not sure where you’re getting that. Pitt, Jolie and Anniston are all overrated as performers IMO, but I think Brad does the best job when given a good director.

      • maya says:

        Well, it’s a matter of taste who you like as actors. Cher was fantastic in Moonstruck and deserves her Oscar. So does Halle. Oscar is given for the best performance that particular year and they both deserve them, IMO. Julia Roberts is a movie star – she has charm and charisma and she is a good actress. So is Angelina (accents? She had great southern accent in True Women and George Wallace, and her British accent is also good)- I think camera just loves her, my favorite roles of hers are Gia and A Mighty Heart. But, to each his own, lol.
        I am not particularly in owe of Daniel Day Lewis, like everyone seems to be – he just seems always so rehearsed to me and very theatrical. JMO.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Or maybe she just thinks Angelina isn’t a great actress? I like Angelina a lot but I think Brad is a better actor and a talented director as well.

        Jesus, why does everything Brangelina-related have to turn into a Jen V. Angie show-down?

        I mean, I would get it if the comment was rude or just needlessly ragging on Agelina but it was just an opinion and unless Christian is someone known for stanning JA, I don’t see the point of ganging up on him/her.

        And sorry, but for the most part Oscars don’t mean sh*t. It’s a political game and has been for a LONG time.

    • Nikita says:

      True, a lot of bad actors got oscars but come on, didnt you saw girl interruped?? SHE DESERVED HER OSCAR. and did you saw the changeling? shes no kate winslet but shes a good actress no question!!!
      Shes not getting paid 20 millions because shes a bad actress. on jennifer aniston you can see how much an actress can earn with no talent but big fame. 8 million?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Please don’t kill me, I DO think AJ was quite good in Girl, Interrupted and Gia as well, but I haven’t seen her do anything as substantial since then. Just my opinion.

        *runs and hides*

  39. Nikita says:


    He can never look bad. hes aging very well, no botox or fillers, LOVE HIM!!!
    im still a fangirl :-***

    do i sound like a teenager???

  40. nikko says:

    I love the pictures of Brad as a rasta and the oneo w/ the gun. He’s so good looking and can do anything. Jesse James is one of all time favorite movie. You have to watch it more than once to find the beauty in it. Very, very good movie. The acting (by all) is superb. Think I’ll watch it again this weekend.

  41. Debra says:

    The sad part is that he is less than I hoped many years ago.
    That and he looks like he really smells.

  42. mommak918 says:

    Ahhh the never ending hate on brad.
    Sooo glad I’m not a celebrity.
    The man is sexy. He looks like a real man. No surgery…no botox. He’s about his family…and he has other interest besides acting. No, he’s not a brain surgeon…he’s an actor.
    And for the record…His Jesse James movie was one of my all time favorite movies.

    Loved the cinamatography and the music.

  43. blonde on the dock says:

    Loved him in Babel and B Button. But I agree with the comment above. Given a good director Brad does well. Anjelina on the other hand is awful. She ruined the Changeling and basically played herself in Girl Interrupted.

    • maya says:

      Right, and you know her personally so you can say that in that role she “basically played herself”? Lol.

    • Jaded says:

      Guess that’s why she won an Oscar for it…

      • blonde on the dock says:

        So does Gabriel Sibride or whatever her name is. Didnt they simply take her off the street? Sorry but I dont think winning an Oscar means much anymore.

    • Thalia says:

      Rolls eyes. Maybe she was playing Aniston? Or you? Glad to see that you’ve given up the neutral phony act. As if anyone bought that. You are truly pathetic blonde. Go back to FF.

  44. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Awesome. I love his versatility.

  45. MaryLou says:

    He’s hilarious.. especially pointing the gun down.. ha ha

  46. Jaded says:

    What I like about him is he’s not afraid to poke fun at himself, to look like a complete dweeb. It’s very self-deprecating which is always charming.

  47. buckley says:

    I don’t like his acting, nor that of his mate.
    I must be a miserable loonifer.

  48. amy c says:

    Brad is fun like this love him.

  49. lisa2 says:

    I really like the photos. Different. Not the usual. And Brad usually does some really interesting photoshoots. So good in fact you will see other actors copy them.

    I love the picture with the eye patch. Reminded me of the one Angie wore in Sky Captain… Brad and Guy have been friends for year and it is easy to see that they really like each other and get along. Not fluff and superficial stuff.

    Like him or not this man is ICONIC. And I don’t every see anyone that has ever met him or worked with him say he is full of himself or self absorbed. They don’t call him dumb but in fact talk of how extremely intelligent he is and knowledgeable on many subject. He build and formed a Production Company that is doing very well, managed to maintain his status as an Alister (deserved) for over 20+ years in the wake of many younger actors. So again piss on him all you want, but I don’t see anyone being the next Brad Pitt right now. And Brad has had so many Iconic roles and films. And was amazing in all of them. Name a film and Brad is the one you remember.

  50. wq says:

    ” I also don’t want to embarrass them.”

    Too late. He’s dumb as a box of rocks. Less is more, in Brad’s case, even less is too much. He sounds pretentious and very self satisfied with his opinions. Every interview of his is a sermon, there isn’t any humility left in him. He needs to shut up, stop trying so hard, and grow up. For the record, I don’t like Aniston either. So this not comming from a loonifer, just a person that finds all three of them very smug and full of themselves.

    • Ranunculus says:

      ^^^ This
      Agree, terribly annoying all 3 of them. All about famewhoring and no talent nor substance.

    • lisa2 says:

      The need you and others like you to paint this man as “dumb” is beyond the pale. Brad is a very intelligent man. I guess that is what grates you. looks, talent, wealth, happy family, Successful career and brains.

      but some people can’t handle that.

  51. I Choose Me says:

    My favourite is the eye-patch one. I mean usually he doesn’t do anything for me but that pic. Rowr! I also like the rock-star one.

    The one with the eyeliner and the slick moustache gives me the creeps though. And not in the good, serial-killer eyes but I still really want to bone them way. (Cillian Murphy and Jonathan Rhys-Myers)

  52. A says:

    I really love this photo shoot…The gay French dandy, as Michael K said, is one of my favs…plus Rasta Brad.

  53. skuddles says:

    Love the pics, esp Rasta Brad!

  54. Bohemia says:

    love eye-patch Brad!

    Yup he’s still got IT!

  55. crazydaisy says:

    I like long hair Brad, but not Rasta. Meanwhile, I never realized how acne-scarred his face is. These high contrast black and white photos really show it, though.

  56. Jasmine K says:

    he’s so damn beautiful! the obsession continues

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