Real question: did Brad Pitt wear a ’90s wiglet at ‘The Big Short’ premiere?


Brad Pitt could potentially have a film at the Oscars this year. NO, not By the Sea. His real Oscar-bait film this year is The Big Short, which he produced and acts in the ensemble. If anything, By the Sea could be Brad’s Norbit, you know. So many people are rolling their eyes at BTS, I hope it doesn’t overshadow The Big Short, which actually looks really good.

Anyway, these are some photos of Brad and Ryan Gosling at last night’s NYC premiere. There were big hopes that the red carpets for The Big Short would involve Angelina Jolie and Eva Mendes, but it looks like the guys flew solo. It also looks like Brad just got his hair done… in the ‘90s. I mean… obvious dye job is obvious, but it’s like he went in to the salon and said, “Take me back to 1994, please.” So, would you hit it? Hm. I would be able to answer that if I could determine whether or not Brad is wearing a wiglet. IS IT? Brad’s been rocking grey hair for his role in War Machine, so is he wearing a wig for that role, or did he really dye his hair grey and this red carpet look is the wiglet?

Here’s the newest trailer for The Big Short:




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m just so happy he’s clean-shaven. His face is too pretty to hide.

  2. Jayna says:

    What has he done to his face? Talk about tweaking. Whoa. Not a good look on a 51-year-old man trying to go the smooth, tight face look. I like him when he looks like a man, not a tweaked man trying to look smoother and younger.. Too vain, Brad.

    • cici says:

      Am I the only one who thought Brad looks like Aaron Sorkin now?

      • Ankhel says:

        Val Kilmer? I think it’s the odd puffiness. Midlife crisis has set in, apparently.

      • Esti says:

        I was going to say the same thing re: Sorkin!! Especially in the picture with Ryan Gosling, the resemblance is scary.

      • siri says:

        Yes, I was wondering who he reminds me of…he also looks rather feminine here.

      • Katherine says:

        Didn’t he just make a transatlantic flight? He looks the same to me. It’s his hair.

        He had the resurfacing like 15 years ago for acne scars or whatever they were.

        This guy is only 51 and has never had weight problems so what kind of work are people imagining. A trim man’s face doesn’t fall at 51.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Serious resurfacing! Wattle is gone, too. No more leather face- it’s a Thanksgiving miracle.

    • Jerry says:

      How could he have done something to his face? He’s been working on his movie, War Machine for the past 2 plus months. It just finished filming this weekend and he got on a plane from overseas to go to NYC.

      Where in that was there time?

      You can see the wrinkles in his forehead and around his eyes and between his brows.

      • boredblond says:

        he had a lot of work done before, and wore the beard while his face was healing. Too bad..I always thought he was aging so well

      • Jerry says:


        He’s always worn beards. So, that’s not anything new to cover up anything.

        If he’s wearing a hat, he’s covering up hair plugs, when he’s always had a great head of hair.

        He has a beard, he’s covering up work, when he’s always worn a beard, especially, when he’s not working. He lets his hair grow out and wears a beard.

        Yes, if he shaves off his beard, it makes him look different. It always has.

        If he wears glasses, he’s hiding work done, when it’s to protect his eyes from the flashes. Have you seen him on a RC when the flashes are going off? He has to turn his head away and you see him comment about the flashes hurting his eyes. That’s been going on for years, also.

        There are pics of him leaving his hotel today and he looks fine. Same wrinkles, etc.

        Just to be clear. I don’t like this hairstyle on him either. I also, prefer the horn rimmed glasses to these ones.

    • funcakes says:

      My first thought was that he looks totally refreshed. Same with Angie. Must have been a his and hers special.

      • tracking says:

        She just looks like she did her usual forehead botox, while he looks like he had a dramatic overhaul. Oil change vs. engine replacement.

  3. Crumpet says:

    His red carpet hair looks real, but I am terrible at spotting wiglets. The movie looks incredible.

    • zinjojo says:

      Looks real to me too, but who knows!

      I hope the movie is good. Loved the book and have heard “meh” about the movie, but I hope that’s wrong.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I thought it was real?
      I guess I’m the only one that thinks he looks good…

  4. Jen says:

    That hair looks ridiculous on him, and if it’s fake hair it’s doubly ridiculous

  5. Joanne_S says:


  6. Jegede says:

    He and Gosling both look awful.

    Why am I thinking of The Golden Girls?

  7. silken_floss says:

    “So, would you hit it?”

    YES!! 1000X YESSS!!! ALL DAY, EVERYDAY, ANYDAY! He will always be my FOREVER DONG! <3

  8. Abbott says:

    He stole Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ look.

  9. Jag says:

    Wiglet and no, I wouldn’t hit it. He looks bad there.

  10. sophie says:

    Whatever work he had done on his face is making him look very feminine.

  11. Missy says:

    I like my men to age. Like wine. Too much smoothness/fakeness going on here.

    • lucy2 says:

      His face has looked oddly smooth recently. At first I thought maybe we’re just so used to seeing him with facial hair, but now I’m thinking someone had a “spa day”.

    • zinjojo says:

      What’s with the smoothness. When I looked at the pictures, it was what I noticed too — his skin looks incredibly smooth to the point of appearing feminine.

      Remember not long ago, his face was really bloated. Now he doesn’t look so bloated, but still like he’s messing with his face. Is it fillers? Something else?

  12. Jenni says:

    He looks horrible. He is serving up some serious ’90 boysband realness.

  13. Catelina says:

    No clue- I’m terrible about that stuff. But whatever it is, it doesn’t look good lol. The Big Short looks good though! Can’t wait for the movie. 91% on Rotten Tomatoes so far- it’s still early but that’s promising.

  14. Goo says:

    He is definitely sporting a “lace front”…. Please, Pitt!

  15. AlmondJoy says:

    I can’t stop laughing at 90s wiglet 😂😂😂😂 Yes he did, Kaiser. He is definitely wearing a 90s wiglet.

  16. roses says:

    No pics of Carrell? He’s the lead, Pitt is only in a small portion of the film.

  17. Candice says:

    He looks gorgeous. Its Brad after all. Its is surprising to me though how much the change of his hair changes his looks.
    Surprised critic loves the movie.Not that I go by them . Two weeks from afi festival debut and it still sit at 91% RT is surreal.

  18. Esmom says:

    That’s his hair that matched with Goop’s back in the day! It looks dated, too floppy in front. I have no idea how to tell if it’s real or not.

    • Jerry says:

      He didn’t match his hair to hers, she matched hers to his. He had that hairdo when he was making Seven Years in Tibet. She liked it, so she got hers done the same way.

  19. What's inside says:

    Do not like the hairstyle, but glad he is not rocking the dirty ageing homeless look. His sexiness factor from the pics is about a 3-4, but am sure it would amp up if it was up close and personal. Would I hit it? Probably not. He has never been my type. That would be Pierce Brosnan when he was young, Chris Hemsworth right now, Daniel Craig with a bottle of tequila, and Robert Redford in a naval uniform. Ryan Gosling doesn’t register on my radar.

  20. Zayn says:

    He looks dreadful.

  21. Tiny Martian says:

    Okay……..the truth is that I’ve never found him attractive! Seriously, I just don’t get the swooning over Brad Pitt. I’ve never gone for baby-faced men, and for me he is the baby face amongst all baby faces. And baby faced men don’t generally age well! So now he’s had to resort to some tweaking, and he doesn’t look his age, but he doesn’t look quite normal to me either.

    His acting has improved though. He was absolutely terrible at first, (watch “Interview With a Vampire”!) but was given one chance after another because so many women loved him. Eventually he found his groove, and although I do find him limited, I think he can be really good in the right role. My favorite for him was his role in “Burn After Reading”. Perfect!

    • siri says:

      Yes to everything!

    • ScrewStewRat19 says:

      What!?!? I loved him in Interview With The Vampire. I thought he did a really good job of portraying Louis.

      • noway says:

        I’m with you I loved Brad in that movie, but Antonio Banderas stole that movie. It’s funny, my sister and I were telling my daughter that our vampires were much better looking than hers. Compare Interview with a Vampire to Twilight and see what I mean. Maybe Brad’s 90′s do is just making me reminisce. Can he dye it a bit brighter blond and we have the hair to a tee. I don’t see wiglet, but unless it is John Travlola bad I stink at finding them.

  22. Fa says:

    It is his real hair Brad always has a great hair even in this movie where other actors have wigs Brad hair is real & he even said on the red carpet it was his hear

  23. Kate says:

    He looks like a greasy, middle-aged Jimmy Carter in a toupee. Wouldn’t hit it even if the survival of humankind depended on it. Have never found him attractive, though. Between puckering his lips and preening like an oiled Chelsea boy in Troy (pretty sure that’s not how Homer imagined the deadliest warrior of the Heroic Age) and his hammy over-acting in Fury, I just don’t “get” the appeal of this guy as an actor or a sex symbol.

  24. Tulip Garden says:

    Was Bale there? That’s all I want to know and, if so, where can I see him?

  25. Maya says:

    Handsome men and it would have made my day if Christian was standing with them.

    Everyone knows Brad has real nice and thick hair and he pretty much changes his hairstyles according to his roles.

    Who knows how he is going style his hair for his next movie with Marion shooting this January?

    • Candice says:

      Not everyone like everyone so don’t care or push people to like anyone. I say they are nice looking guys. Of course brad my favorite.

    • marty says:

      if Christian was standing with them.May ,are you kidding me.christian looks terrible too and may be older than these

  26. Louise says:

    I don’t get how he goes from Robert Redford 70′s shag-for-men haircut for V, Fabio shoulder length locks on the cover of Vanity Fair, then shorter and slicked back for the BTS premier, short grey on the set of War Machine, then this weird layered look, all in (presumably) the space of a few weeks.

    I’m guessing wigs for Robert Redford, War Machine, Vanity Fair. Real for the red carpet.

    • Jerry says:

      The Vanity Fair pics were done in July before he cut his hair for War Machine. He started filming War Machine the end of August, first of Sept. That’s how.

  27. Desertrose says:

    Boy band hair. Tweeked face. None for me, thanks.

  28. lizzie says:

    brad pitt in the 90′s —– i watched legends of the fall this weekend (ok twice)

    sweet jesus…

  29. tracking says:

    He was much more attractive when he fronted not caring so much about his youth/looks.

  30. Yepisaidit says:

    He needs a beard. I guess TBS won’t be considered a vanity project even though he’s producing and starring. Also the critics won’t complain about the lady problems because the women are in the movie for all of 5 minutes. Yeah, and Im pretty sure that’s a wig.

  31. Holmes says:

    Yes, it’s a wiglet. He looks nice, though.

    Ryan Gosling is wearing way too much makeup.

  32. justagirl says:

    That ridiculous hair can’t be a wiglet, that would be a bizarre choice for off-the-shelf hair. Yet, it’s more bizarre to imagine getting his hair styled that way…so I vote for wiglet.

    He needs to lay off the fillers, he didn’t even look like that when he was young! And Gosling with the eye makeup yet again. SMH so much not-hot on that carpet.

  33. Ollie says:

    Pitt has a big problem with his age it seems. Too much work done and his style… he’s channeling Elton John

  34. maggie says:

    He’s channeling Justin Beiber hair.

  35. Anon33 says:

    Good lord. I can’t even comment on Brad because I’m so confused as to why anyone has ever found Ryan gosling attractive…someone funnier than me once said his face looks like a foot and I have never been able to unsee that since…also why is homeboy wearing eyeshadow?!?

  36. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    My parents are convinced Brad wears toupees all the time. I always tell them they are crazy but yeah, there’s some fake hair on his head. And whoever told Ryan Gosling to wear so much makeup should be fired.

  37. soooo of course he’s doing things to his face people…. his wife has done as much just subtly and throughout the years…… he’s an actor… his face and leading man stance sells as long as he looks desirable….. that’s the kicker…. so i really feel indifferent todays the plastic surgery stuff as look as they look somewhat like themselves and I KNOW BRAD AND ANG ARE NOT GOING TO LOOK LIKE THE 40 50 ISH white people i see everyday all around the mf world….lol

    that being said…. I LOVE BRAD….. brad bring sister-girl realness…. ( as a black woman we have a propensity to have hair tri-polarity as in always changing hairstyles ::inserts, whitney, rihanna, beyonce, diana ross, etc.) his hair is always changing and it is a joy to see and giggle at. I think he start of his day like me….what is my mood I.E. what do i want my hair to do today…… and from there goes the look and then the attitude. he sells you on that because right now he is selling me 97 right now… and the proof is in those 90′s drop top light blue sillyass glasses he is rocking (but i’ve bought the look so im there with you brad)

    also I think that he was early on sold as the robert redford ken doll type and the 90′s and early 2000′s, and that was a time that was ALL ABOUT the blonde ultra youthful looking man (no beard-games at all) and so there was a lot of interviews and movies I felt he did as the hot blond innocent, charming guy and he said this was deadening to him (as much) and so I feel like when he gets into a role he thinks of hair… his biggest vulnerability I feel for him was being seen as blond abs on a stick in a another big budget hence why he’s done the production company success (sans BTS) and the hair metamorphosis on each red carpet…. its like dont box him in with this Fight-club/Thelma&Louise/ Joe Black blond baby (mere actor) brad forever….. HIS HAIR IS TRYING TO TELL YOU HE’S MORE…. lolololol

  38. sandy says:

    I happen to love brad in anything or any style, brad has swag, he is a wonderful actor, every one has different taste, when brad had facial hair.. people hated it, now he is clean shaved, they dislike that too, it doesn’t change the fact, that he is Brad handsome Pitt.

  39. JRenee says:

    Robert Redford vibe for sure.

  40. misery chick says:

    I’m assuming Steve and Christian were not @ the premiere, so no pix. Seriously love me some Steve Carell 💕 😍 💋

  41. misery chick says:

    Just saw on ‘Extra’ that Steve Carell WAS at the premiere, dayum, why no pix? He’s a handsome 53 year-old-man who is comfortable looking his age. And even if he DOES wear hair plugs, makes no difference to me 💖

  42. Liz says:

    Did Ryan have another nose job?

  43. Kerfuffles says:

    Maybe the hair is just to distract from the fillers? Pretty obvious he got fillers in his nasal/labial folds/cheeks/chin. So it makes him look puffy and kind of bloated. Weird how his mid/lower face is so smooth and is forehead is so crinkly.

    I guess the hollywood vanity affects both the men and the women. It does kind of surprise me that Brad Pitt would do this, though. I guess I thought he’d age more like Newman and less like Redford (both amazing actors but that eye job Redford got in his later years was/is a crime). Maybe something to do with being married to a supernatural, younger beauty like Jolie?

    But maybe it will settle in over the next couple of months and not look so weird.