Brad Pitt was once a wake ‘n bake all day pot smoker

This is a screencap from Brad’s 1993 film True Romance
The National Enquirer leads with a cover story this week about how the drug dealers to the stars tell all. There are several blind items that kind of elude me that I’ll mention at the end of this post. Some of the details seem like they’re rehashed from interviews with the stars, while others are new.

Among the tidbits that are new to me is a supposed suicide bid by a coked-out Charlie Sheen. Sheen, who has since quit drugs, once threatened to kill himself in front of two prostitutes he was having sex with, claims a supposed drug dealer. He put a gun to his head and said he was going to shoot when he backed down and raged that he wasn’t going to do them the courtesy.

Brad Pitt was a heavy dope smoker in the late ’90s, they say, with tons of bongs and pot around his place:

The late ’90s marked a time of hardcore marijuana use for Brad Pitt, said the dealer, who reveals details Brad has kept secret for all these years.

“Pitt was heavily into marijuana then. You’d walk into his house, and there were different grades of dope and lots of bongs and smoking paraphernalia sitting on a table,” the dealer divulged.

Back then, Pitt was notorious for lighting up a joint as soon as he woke up, a routine called “Wake ‘n Bake.”

Pitt was also a regular customer at a now-closed drug pharaphernalia shop called 2000BC on L.A.’s trendy Melrose Avenue, said a former employee.

“Brad once came in and spend $1,500 on a dozen bongs to give for the cast and crew of a film he’d just finidhed,” the employee recalled.

[From The National Enquirer print edition, May 28, 2007]

That reminds me of Pitt’s character in 1993’s True Romance with Christian Slater, and these pictures are screencaps from that film. It would be rather fitting if all the bongs he bought for cast and crew were for that movie, as he played a pothead.

Blind Items mentioned in the article include a pretty juicy once about a Hollywood druggie family:

  • An entire A-list family bought their drugs from the same dealer… “The couple’s kid was scoring between $3,000 and $6,000 worth of crystal meth a week from me, so he had to be dealing too,” the dealer – who passed a lie detector test – told The Enquirer.
    “The old lady, who was once one of Hollywood’s more gorgeous actresses, initially wouldn’t take the stuff from me. She’d have her kid get it. But then we became close friends and I did coke with her.”
    “The famous husband has been a cokehead for 25 years. He spent $12,000 to $15,000 a week with me for years.” [From The National Enquirer print edition, May 28, 2007]

And there’s another vague blind item:

  • “One crack-using actor kept trashing hotel suites in Maui. Finally, we partied on a private beach, where he held an orgy one night.”

Those blind items might not be true, but I’m really wondering who the famous family is.

The article also repeats the story where Angelina is quoted in an interview as saying “I’ve done just about every drug possible. Cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, LSD.”

Compared to Angelina, Brad’s few lost months in a pot haze seem rather tame.

Thanks to SimplyBrad for these True Romance screencaps.

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