Brad Pitt’s ‘youthful’ new look is the result of diet, skin treatments & IV drips

Brad Pitt has been looking oddly “youthful” for a few months now. I noticed it first at the premiere of The Big Short in November, but a lot of people commented on his “freshened” look at the Golden Globes. I think it’s probably a combination of factors, some of which are rather harmless. Like, Brad had facial hair on and off for years, but these days he’s rocking a clean-shaven look, so he automatically looks different. He’s also got a haircut (that looks like a ‘90s wiglet), which changes his appearance. But there is something else going on. Aggressive facial peels? Botox? A facelift? Life & Style says no – their sources claim Brad’s new look is the result of a new diet, skin care treatments and IV vitamin drips.

Brad Pitt is turning back the clock! An insider close to Brad reveals in the new issue of Life & Style Weekly that for the past several months, Brad has been on an intense antiaging regimen that includes a new diet, expensive skin care treatments and even IV vitamin drips!

“He’s been telling friends about his new antiaging plan,” an insider tells Life & Style. “He’s been doing it with the help of a nutritionist and a personal chef.”

The insider reveals the details of his new diet to Life & Style, on newsstands now. It’s heavy on salmon, walnuts and chia seeds, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids to combat wrinkles, plus lean meats and eggs, which provide amino acids to help repair damaged skin cells, according to the insider. Other staples in Brad’s strict regimen are brown rice and beets, since they are high in phytoceramides, which many people take as supplements to keep skin hydrated and plump.

“What you put in your mouth shows on your skin,” says Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban, who does not treat the father of five. “His diet will help Brad’s skin repair itself.”

The insider tells Life & Style that he’s also been supplementing the diet with “collagen smoothies and antiaging IV vitamin drips,” as well as going to get regular facials.

“Brad’s working hard to keep his youthful looks,” the insider says. “The transformation has been nothing short of amazing.”

[From Life & Style]

Here’s the thing: I believe Brad Pitt is vain, but do I believe he’s THIS vain? I don’t. I think he would go in for some facial peels and some Botox. I don’t believe he would completely change his diet and get IV drips full of anti-aging vitamins. I just don’t believe he cares THAT much. But he does care, and we can see it all over his (new) face.




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  1. TheOtherMaria says:

    And surgery, just like his wife, just like every celebrity….

    • cleveland girl says:

      Absolutely!! No question about it.

    • tracking says:


    • Eleonor says:

      Surgeon’s are HW best-friends !

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, he definitely had something done. He looks “refreshed”, like Tom Cruise does every so often. Diet surely can affect your skin, but not…like that.

      • Liv says:

        It’s pretty amusing that Hollywood still tries to sell us the idea that the stars/celebritys are just drinking tons of water and are on a special diet to look young and healthy. They all get surgery, many smoke or take drugs. Time to stop this nonsense.

      • Kitten says:

        Way back in the day his skin had very visible orange peel-texture with pock marks everywhere. He did something about that. He also gets light fillers and ‘tox.

        I love the “I just drink a lot of water” explanation that has been trotted out by celebs and models alike for decades now. Suuuuuure….yeah it’s just water..mmmhmmm…..

      • Nancy says:

        Kitten, I remember those pock marks. Somehow they made him seem more human, but in his business I guess that’s not the look they’re going for…..they’re prettier than us humans. I hate drinking water by the gallons, but after having a kidney stone removed last month, it’s my friend. I just put a lemon wedge in it and it’s ok. I have friends who swear drinking water voluminously has kept them well hydrated with better skin. Since it’s Friday, I’ll have Scotch and water instead of Scotch rocks……doing my part in healthy living!

      • zinjojo says:

        He’s definitely having work done. My guess is a thread lift, along with a little light, strategically placed botox and fillers. Take a look at his mouth in the close up, no one who’s over fifty has lips with no wrinkles around the edges — that’s fillers.

      • Kitten says:

        @Nancy-LOL Sprinkle some collagen powder in your scotch and vodka and voila-beautiful skin like Brad Pitt.

      • Sass says:

        He looks like he gained weight in his face only. That plumpness indicates injections of fillers, not botox. Although he may have had botox as well. Whatever it is – well done.

      • DrM says:

        Just to refute a claim that no one over 50 has no wrinkles or lines around the mouth. I’m 50 and I have no wrinkles. Not one. None around my mouth, eyes nothing. And I haven’t had a lift, fillers etc and I’m not very overweight (I’m a size 12/14). I don’t drink excessively, smoke or sit in the sun. I’ve used very good face cleanser and cream since I was 19. I also don’t eat sugar or carbs and I eat a lot of olive oil and good healthy food. I’m not much of a water drinker and I do drink coffee. So I can’t claim that as a helper lol. My diabetes is also completely controlled with diet. So you can look good with a good lifestyle.

        I agree with you Sass he looks good. He looks like he’s gained a bit of weight everywhere to me but you know, whatever. I don’t get what the big deal is. It is Pitt’s business what he has done he doesn’t owe anyone the ”truth” about what he does and what he doesn’t do.

      • albalilium says:

        So he drinks a lot of water? And what does he actually put in the water? 🙂

    • Mary-Alic says:

      Rather laser at this age still. But to claim vitamins and diet at 50 suddenly looking back in his 30s is hilarious. He is pumped and peeled, it’s obvious. As someone who does laser, I don’t understand this mania to deny it and pretend all is natural. What’s wrong with helping ourselves look better if that makes us feel better? Own it, ffs. Same with Angelina whose face is like it doesn’t belong to her skinny body. Those people who deny the procedures only make it sound like they are a different species, there in Hollywood bud they are not. Another great example is Sandra Bullock who has been morphing into Michael Jackson for years but God forbid anyone mentions procedures in her presence. LOL

      • Naya says:

        I dont get why they even bother denying it either. I mean is there a special award for people who look younger because they lead a “healthy” lifestyle? At least give your team of doctors some free publicity – sheesh!

      • jinni says:

        Thank you. I thought I was the only one that thought Bullock’s been looking like MJ for a while now.

      • BNA Fn says:

        Did Brad denied he had treatment on his face? I read, “an insider told Life and Style”. Btw, who is this insider, the person without a name?

      • BNA Fn says:

        Did Brad denied he had treatment on his face? I read, “an insider told Life and Style”. Btw, who is this insider, the person without a name?

      • Capepopsie says:

        I agree, I really do. But comparing Sandra
        Bullock to Michael Jackson is
        Stretching it!

        I doubt either would be happy with
        That comparison.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Sandra varies between looking great and looking super tight. I guess it depends on the timing of whatever she gets done, but she’s clearly doing something.

    • Jenni says:

      Exactly. I think they are both vain and superficial. It looks like they both like to kiss the needle and hug the the scalpel.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Yupper. Mid face lift ( at least, can’t tell about the eyes) & turkey wattle removal, as well as aggressive peel or laser treatment.

      It looks good, though ( coming from someone who doesn’t find him attractive), well-done…

    • LOT says:

      Right. Surgery and some filler, too. Look at his marionette lines, they just disappeared. His skin is smoother than my younger daughter’s (and she is 3)

      • Esmom says:

        Lol. Sorry, that just struck me as hysterical.

        I think he looks good but definitely different. The vitamin drip, salmon, etch sounds like utter BS. I also think having no facial hair makes a bigger difference than people realize, people said the same thing about B Coop when he was freshly shaved after years of scruff.

      • marjiscott says:

        Well, LOT, Put your three year old on that Brad Pitt walnut, salmon, chia seed diet bandwagon! No time to lose! Really, it ‘s a bit much for us to swallow Life and Style..

      • Lauren II says:

        Waxy – shiny Bradley is very unsexy. He looks too feminine.
        Angie looks the same – Frozen and shiny.
        These two are not fooling anyone.

    • Sarah(too) says:

      Yep. He looks the same (hair and all) as he did 20+ years ago. Not normal. Grow up, Brad. Age can be sexy. Ask your friend George.

    • Miss Gloss says:

      Exactly. No doubt.

    • Redd says:

      Yeah, my friend and I have this weird long running joke/argument about whether or not Angelina Jolie has had cheek implants. I say yea, and my evidence is her high school pics where she looks completely different. She says nay, and points to Jon Voight’s face. Every time a photo of Angelina comes out where her cheeks are pointy and prominent I text it to my friend, who is sick of me by now and really sick of Angelina’s face and probably wants to block my number!

    • robynsing says:

      ABSOLUTELY NOT. Check his pics close up. There are deep lines and bags under his eyes. If you look at his pics in youth, his jaw is razor chiseled. He now has a soft jaw and the soft folds in his neck like a 50 year old. He is hydrated and smoothed out by diet and facials. PERIOD. I can speak from experience. When I am doing my vitamins, facial regime and fasting monthly, I look 5-10 years younger. When I am working too hard, lacking sleep and neglecting my diet and skincare…it really shows. He’s had 6 kids at home and let it go for a bit. Now he’s just putting in the effort.

      • Snowflake says:

        He looks more like his brother now

      • xpreson says:

        Robynsing, please watch the video of the Golden Globes of him presenting and concentrate on his eyebrows, you will notice that in several occasions he lifts them up and NOTHING happens in the forehead… I’m sorry Brad had Botox and fillers. It is very apparent.

      • I Choose Me says:


    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      BINGO, TheOtherMaria

    • Neil says:

      And everybody is dying to know who her doctor is. Who ever he/she is he/she makes everyone else look like quacks

    • mish mash says:

      you said it….he’s been having work done before ever award season

    • La La Land says:

      …not just that … but it’s the same as what Ben Affleck has been doing. WHAT IS IT? I NEED TO KNOW ….NOW!

    • Annie says:

      Definitely no surgery for Btrad. I think he had a good rest after filming movies BTS and War Machine. Maybe facials but no surgery not even botox. Tom Cruise definitely is doing botox.

    • raincoaster says:

      And a LOT of fillers. Maybe not even surgery, but fillers for sure. You can’t smoke as long as he has without getting smokers’ lines around your lips.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I think maybe chemical or laser peels and possibly fillers but I don’t buy that he had surgery. His eyes still have bags and wrinkles and he still looks fifty to me.

  2. OSTONE says:

    He does indeed look youthful but he doesn’t seem at least to me that his face is beginning to look like Nicole’s or Courteney’s. All in moderation, Bradley. While on the topic, want to start using face creams etc and add them to my beauty regime for the future. Best brands and types for a gal in her late 20s?

    • Jaded says:

      Depends on your skin type Ostone – is it dry, oily, combo? What’s your budget? Salma Hayek’s line is good and reasonably priced. Neutrogena makes some really good products too. If you want to go higher end, check out Sephora. Most cosmeticians in drug stores and so forth are quite knowledgeable on product lines so you could always chat them up for advice. And always use sunscreen!

    • Eleonor says:

      I am all for natural products and I have some simple rules:
      Remove your makyep and wash your face in the evening, then moisturize it’s really important.
      In the morning: the same. Every day.
      And I agree: sunscreen !
      I use Lavera Products or sometimes Dr. Hauschka: you can check their products for your age and your skintype.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Whatever you use for skincare, buy a Clarisonic.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Love Clairsonic. I’ve always had breakouts, but using that and a mild face wash has really made a huge difference.

      • Holmes says:

        Be really careful with Clarisonic if you have sensitive and/or acne-prone skin. I have friends with less spastic skin who got great results, but it more or less destroyed my face.

    • platypus says:

      I’m in my mid 20’s, and I’ve gone through just about all the high-end (dermatological) brands. IMO, Elemis is the best, except certain creams that are far beyond reasonably priced. If it’s out of your price range, I would recommend just using a dab of shea butter or jojoba oil instead of cheap drugstore stuff (shea butter is often the main ingredient in high-end brands, while the drugstore-type brands usually contain cheap fillers instead).

    • MelissaManifesto says:

      If you don’t know where to begin go to Sephora, I personally use a combination of Murad, Mario Badescu for moisturizers and serums, Clinique, and Lancome for cleansers, and a few masks here and there. The most important thing is to cleanse, moisturize, and wear sunscreen, don’t sleep with your makeup on, drink water, you can take vitamins E, Fish Oil, Biotin. I don’t like drugstore skincare because Cetaphil almost cost me my face, every since then I just go a little higher end. That said, I’ve heard great things about Salma Hayek’s line, Neutrogena is a classic.

      • Grant says:

        On the flip side, I’ve been using Cetaphil for almost a decade and swear by it. I find that it’s the perfect cleanser for my very sensitive face. I follow up with a Kiehl’s moisturizer with SPF and a wonderful tourmaline-infused face mask from Aveda once a week (twice if I’m feeling frisky)…

      • Jaded says:

        I too have used Cetaphil for ages, love the stuff.

    • lizzie says:

      Glo Therapeutics. They use it where I get facials and the products are reasonable affordable and go a long way. I love them. I have had problem skin my whole life. These products, along with quarterly facials (I would get them weekly if I were a celeb) and some diet changes have made a huge difference.

    • BNA Fn says:

      I don’t believe he has had a face lift. , I believe he is using some kind of skin treatment, also maybe a little Botox. The rest, he shaved the facial hair and changed his hair style. I use coconut oil on my face with oil of Olay. I have no wrinkles, and I should. Sometimes it takes products in the kitchen to give us a glow. I heard hemmoride cream helps with wrinkles, never tried it. I knew someone who used urine on her face and that woman had the most beautiful skin bar none.

    • LAK says:

      Whatever you decide, make sure to drink plenty of *water AND take in oily food. Preferably something rich in Omega 3 and 6. If you eat fish, Cod is best. If you are a vegan/vegetarian, Brazil nuts, Spinach are best. Or if you can’t be bothered, a spoonful of cod liver oil/supplement daily.

      Your skin will be better for it from the inside.

      *marketing, celeb endorsements and the food industry will insist that water that’s been altered all sorts (depending on brand/celebrity/marketing whizz) is the best option to drink. The fact is all you need is simple clean water. Without the added BS.

      And eating clean will help the condition of your skin more than any external beauty regiment. See Cameron Diaz who was plagued with really bad skin until she started dating A-Rod. I think around that time is when she gave up McD (woman used to brag about her love for junk food) and probably started eating better due to dating someone who was eating for his sporting health. Her skin has never looked better as a result.

      • Esmom says:

        Agree. Although re Cameron Diaz — A Rod isn’t exactly known for using natural substances to enhance his performance. I can’t imagine he was as influential as you might think in whatever diet/skin treatment regimen she might have adopted.

      • LAK says:

        Esmom: I take your point vis a vis A-Rod. However, it was during the time she was dating him that she stopped the junk food and seemed into building her body for A-Rod-into-musclebound-women reasons. I assumed it was a combination of dating an athlete and needing to build and maintain muscles that changed her eating habits.

        Her skin was and is amazing since that period.

        No more pimply, junk food skin.

      • Pandy says:

        Of course he can transform his skin with diet. When you are eating properly, your skin glows. I buy it.

      • terrence says:

        As a vegetarian, I get my omega 3s from chia seeds. For health and better skin -bee pollen. I cannot recommend it enough! Ever see a wrinkle on a bee? Exactly lol 😉
        I started sprinkling two teaspoons on my cereal. And in two days I noticed a difference. My skin looks amaze balls, dewy and plump. It tastes like tiny honey flavoured granola (the bee pollen, not my skin). I actually felt kind guilty, stealing from bees. If I eat their food, what will they eat?! So I adopted a beehive 🙂

      • LAK says:

        Terrence: Terrence: Terrence: ode to the Bees and their pollen. I’ve never tried it, but i’m going to seek it out. And a adopt a bee hive!! 🙂

        Chai seeds are a great source of 6 and 3.

        I’m a lifelong vegan/vegetarian. I can’t quit cow milk in my tea (it’s a cultural thing) to be 100% vegan.

        I take codliver oil supplements as a life long habit.

      • mia girl says:

        Terrence – Where can I purchase Bee pollen? I want to try that.

      • Hey, I follow a plant based diet and can vouch for how it can I,prove ones skin, but what it cannot do is replace volume and elasticity that is not there, which is what we have here. I’m calling shenanigans on the Hollywood line. Also, look closely at the tragus of his ear (the little tab part that faces the inside of the ear), there’s no curve to it. Compare it to older photos. There is also a drastic reduction in his “turkey neck” when you compare it to older photos. There is NO WAY that a guy who has been a smoker as long as he has can make this transformation on diet alone. Dude has had a facelift.

      • terrence says:

        @mia girl
        Not sure where you are, but any ‘Whole Foods’ will have it. Also any ‘health food’ store in general. Just follow the smell of patchouli and self righteousness 😉 It is amazing! They look like little kernals, but nibble on one and -POW! The energy! I held off for awhile because, well, it seems like a weird thing, eating the stuff bees gather on their legs. Is that even sanitary? But I needed more protein so took the plunge. As you can tell, am super excited by the results! (sorry to threadjack)

        @lak. I hear you re: no vegan. I *tried* it, oh how I tried it! But me and cheez, well we have a special relationship. *working on my night cheese*

      • doofus says:

        “Just follow the smell of patchouli and self righteousness”

        between that one and you and cheez having a special relationship, you had me laughing…not sure I’ve seen any of your comments before but…

        …PLEASE, keep posting…you funny!

    • robynsing says:

      Lot’s of carrot juice, fast once a month, consistency in your skincare regime including a clarifying toner and basic hydrating cream. Sunscreen. Then do all of the same for your hands. I keep Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream in my purse because we wash our hands so much and it needs to be reapplied. I do this because I am at the beach and I drive a lot here in LA and the sun is always on my hands. It is relatively affordable and you can get it at Sephora.

      • robynsing says:

        Lot’s of carrot juice, fast once every other month (fast should be water only and minimum of 3 days in length–7 days is great), do the Master Cleanse Salt Water Flush once every two weeks. consistency in your skincare regime including a clarifying toner my favorite is Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Toner which is a miracle worker and acts as your exfoliator along with a regular wash cloth to remove dead skin)and basic hydrating cream. Sunscreen. Then do all of the same for your hands. I keep Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream in my purse because we wash our hands so much and it needs to be reapplied. I do this because I am at the beach and I drive a lot here in LA and the sun is always on my hands. It is relatively affordable and you can get it at Sephora.

    • Brittney B. says:

      Ostone, I’m with Eleonor… I’m 28, and I’ve gotten into face/skin care lately too, because I want to prevent problems before it’s too late. Sounds like you want to do the same thing? Anyway, everything I use is natural, and for the first time in my life, my skin is baby-soft, my facial skin tone is even, and pimples/blackheads are infrequent.

      I use an olive oil/brown sugar scrub every other morning to exfoliate my face, neck, and hands, and I have a refrigerated jar of homemade toner (unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar, chamomile and green tea, and Vitamin D oil) that I apply every single day. If I wear makeup (rare), I remove it with jojoba oil (works like a charm, and doesn’t irritate my eyes when I use it for eyeliner).

      (Though… the rest of these replies are helpful too, because I’ve had a $50 Sephora gift card for like five years and still haven’t used it. Also have $150 at MAC… and would love to try contouring and start wearing GOOD foundation, but the sheer number of options are overwhelming. And I can’t afford to splurge on beauty products with my own money, so I’ve got to make the most of the purchases!)

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    is there some benefit to having vitamins dripped into your veins rather than taking them by mouth? I understand that your face is your moneymaker in Hollywood, but this kind of leaves me cold.

    • LAK says:

      It’s treating your body as though you were a sick invalid unable to digest food yet still requiring the vitamin nutrients. Thus you deliver the required vitamins without the problematic food. It’s a pretty standard procedure in hospital for people who can’t eat food for various reasons and or have digestive problems and or need a boost of specific vitamins.

      Hollywood is once again taking an aspect of medical practise and using it for perfectly healthy individuals and normalising it.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Gnat – my experience – absorption issues in my digestive tract prohibit a vitamin pill. I receive injections, not drips.

    • kate says:

      As far as it’s appeal as a ‘beauty treatment’, you get a ton of vitamins without having to eat all the food required. So you can under eat without ruining your skin,hair etc.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Definitely not for the fat-soluble vitamins- A, D, E and K- they cannot be efficiently absorbed if you do not have lipids from food in your gut/bloodstream. As for the rest, the water-soluble, sure, but bigger doses of B vitamins can cause side effects (neuropathies) and too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea. No thanks, I’ll get mine from good food and a multi, thanks!

      • LAK says:

        Whilst a multivitamin tablet isn’t the same as injecting, BUT it’s still the same principal of using non food to get vitamins instead of food alone.

        In Hollywood terms, it’s all taken to extremes eg MJ using proporfol to sleep instead of a simple sleeping aid or relaxation sleep techniques.

        That’s the point of these vitamin injections.

        You see many celebrities instagraming vitamin drips as hangover ‘exhaustion’ cures after too much partying instead of sleeping it off and eating food to help their body recover. This sort of hangover cure can already be seen with regular people with their hydrolyte drinks Berrocca to ward off said hangovers.

        As botox was once an exclusively medical aid, so to will vitamin drips become normalised for celebs and regular people alike.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        Isn’t it true that excess water soluble vitamins are just urinated away?

      • mp says:

        haha I read somewhere that Americans have the most expensive urine in the entire world 🙂

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      No. Not if you don’t have a medical condition. Your body can’t make use of more vitamins than it needs, they can even be harmful.

      • LAK says:

        Size does Matter: yes that’s true, BUT injecting directly into your bloodstream, as these celebrities do, bypasses the body’s system of absorbing only what it needs via small intestines and kidneys such that you may build up/poison yourself before the kidneys/liver have a chance to remove the excess vitamins. Therein lies the danger.

    • swak says:

      They’d have to knock me out to put an IV drip in me – I hate needles. I wouldn’t even do the shots unless it was life or death. Seems a bit far to do.

    • mp says:

      There are major issues with regulation of the supplement industry (sans maybe Germany). Also there are debates about how much of a supplement really gets absorbed or used by the body via a pill. I wonder when this IV stuff became a big deal?

    • It’s total bull****. The body only absorbed what it needs, and the rest is excreted in urine. Add to that that supplementation is not the best bio available form of vitamins – you’re better off getting it form a well balanced diet. If you eat a proper diet rich in micronutrients, there is ABSOLUTELY no need for supplements (with the exception of strict vegans, who need to take B12.

      • LAK says:

        Highland Fashionista: I think we all agree on the fact that a balanced diet full of nutrients is the ideal.

        However, we were discussing why a person would forgo that route and use vitamin pills/drips instead of eating food.

        No one is advocating a supplement/ vitamin drip route at all for someone who is perfectly healthy and without any medical/dietary concerns.

      • TheOtherViv says:

        It is actually possible to harm yourself by overdosing on certain vitamins. Not everything we do not need comes out in urine. There are people who take super high amounts of a recommended dose thinking more is better. With many supplements it’s irrelevant but there are some you can overdo. It is thankfully rare but absolutely real.

    • EM says:

      It’s so the charlatans make a lot of money. Look at how many actors actually believe psychics? These actors provide an industry to all the 21st century equivalent snake oil salespeople.

  4. Tate says:

    Facelift for sure

  5. Jaded says:

    He looks like he’s had dermabrasion – skin peels, laser, whatever – and some good skin creams. Can’t see him doing IV vitamin drips or restrictive diets.

  6. Nancy says:

    I have never been a fan of the pretty boys. I liked some of his movies, but never went to one because of him being in it. I liked him best way back when as J.D. in Thelma and Louise, but even then his youthful charisma couldn’t take the shine away from Gina or Susan.

    • Maya says:

      You are missing out on some really wonderful movies – Fury, 12 years a slave, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Babel, Jesse Jane are just few of the movies he acted in which are brilliant.

      • Nancy says:

        Maya, I’ve seen some of his movies, but am not a particularly huge fan of his. I can’t even pinpoint the reason, I just don’t care for him. Oh gosh, I know I’m in the minority since I know he’s very popular. In fact my husband made me watch Inglorious Bastards with him (I hope that’s right). I didn’t hate it!

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Babel was good, but wrenching.

      • Kitten says:

        Moneyball? Twelve Monkeys?

        Pitt has far more range than people give him credit for IMO. He’s not my favorite, but I like him a lot as an actor.

      • swak says:

        @Nancy – not a fan either(just wanted you to know you’re not alone). I don’t watch a movie because of who is in it – no matter who it is. Don’t think I’ve seen any of his movies as they don’t appeal to me. But I know I have probably missed a many good movie just because it doesn’t appeal to me.

      • Nancy says:

        swak: Thank you! You won’t catch me at a Reese Witherspoon and a lot of other actors movies either. If I don’t care for the person, I don’t see the character they’re portraying, I just see them and it’s all over. I guess what I’m saying here is that great minds think alike…

      • mia girl says:

        Pitt does have some good films. I loved Pitt’s performance in Inglorious Bastards. Other movies I like him in – the Ocean series, Assassination of Jesse James, Killing them Softly. I also don’t think he gets enough credit for his performance in Burn Before Reading (I’m a huge Cohen Bros fan).

      • Kitten says:

        @Nancy- I cannot STAND Reese Witherspoon and avoid her movies like the plague.

    • tracking says:

      He gave excellent performances in Fight Club and Burn After Reading imo. I’ve heard Assassination of Jesse James might be his best, but haven’t seen it yet.

  7. mkyarwood says:

    His face is fine, and isn’t that much different, it’s that stupid hair and violet glasses. He had hair like that for Seven Years in Tibet, and he wore violet glasses as Louis. Maybe if it wasn’t dyed, and the bangs were a little less long, it wouldn’t be as bad.

  8. Maya says:

    Cue all the comments claiming he had plastic surgery and Botox.

    Funny how people are missing a very important factor – his forehead moves and he has wrinkles around his eyes.

    He has been pictured shooting a movie and then on holiday – when will he have had the time to do surgery? And the time to let it heal?

    This man just has excellent genes, takes care of himself and cleans up wonderfully – he only needs to shave and cut his hair and he looks 10 years younger.

    And no – facial, peels etc are not plastic surgery.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Contrary to Ben Affleck, he didn’t use fillers( or just a few well adjusted) or Botox

    • LookyLoo says:

      And so what if people did? It’s a gossip site, no one is a god here.

      I say face lift, BECAUSE his forehead moves, but his face is otherwise tight.

      Funny how “great genes” only work for people in Hollywood. Any other 50-something man looks like a 50-something man, but in Hollywood, they all look 30 due to their genes ….

      • Maya says:

        As you said this is a gossip site so we are ONLY discussing Hollywood people and not non Hollywood people.

        But for the record – I am surrounded by people with good genes who look 10-15 years younger than they are. Never done plastic surgery, Botox or anything like that.

      • Kitten says:

        You can still get botox and still have a moving forehead. You can get all kinds of injections and not look like a crazy monster, believe it or not. It just depends on how many vials you use and where you get injected.

    • Tonka says:

      Botox, fillers and laser. It’s not true that you can’t move your forehead if you’ve had Botox. It depends on the amount and location of where it is placed. With the exception of the very few everyone in Hollywood uses the above procedures. With a skilled practioner the results are subtle but effective. Cosmetic procedures have gone mainstream and Hollywood is at the forefront.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t think he got Botox, but I think he got something. Fillers maybe? And that wouldn’t require healing time.
      If you have good genes, I think you are always fairly consistently youthful looking, you don’t suddenly appear looking younger than you did a few years ago.

      • Dinah says:

        Brad could pass for George Clooney’s grandson. Clooney’s descent into alcoholism is tragic, to say the least. He’ll die fairly young for an already old man.

    • Mary-Alic says:

      His face won’t move 0nly if he uses Botox and all over, which is not the norm, by all means! I use laser and my face wrinkles are erased while everything moves perfectly well. My best friend has Botos only between her brows and this is all flat now but her forehead is not affected at all.

    • kate says:

      Botox injected by someone who’s half competent has no effect on your ability to move your face after it’s given a day or two to settle. Celebrities who’ve found unethical doctors willing to pump them full of it and inject areas that should be avoided aren’t indicative of what Botox really looks like. Done properly it softly smooths out wrinkles and will get rid of fine lines, but it won’t freeze your face. You should still be able to make Jim Carrey like expressions if you feel like it.

      These days many facial surgeries are outpatient procedures, and most people get back to normal life a couple of days after the procedure is done. Surgery is becoming less and less invasive, there’s many surgical procedures you could have which would only require taking a half day. It’s become about tackling the small issues as they crop up, rather than waiting and then getting a hugely invasive facelift down the line. You can tweak some areas and the next day the only evidence of it (apart from the positive results) is slight puffiness or a light bruise.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Maya, Botox doesn’t have to completely freeze a forehead- you can still have movement with just a softening of the lines. It is completely dependent on the size of the dose given ( #of units).

      Crow’s feet again, are treated with Botox, and it simply appears that he has chosen not to have that area injected.

      Anyway, your suppositions that he has had not treatment based on the appearance of his forehead and eyes completely ignores the entirety of his face… smooth skin with improved texture and no gobbler hanging under his chin.

      It’s not a crime that he has had some work done!

    • LOT says:

      He has no marionette lines anymore. His skin is totally smooth. Now, that’s strange, because there’s no vitamin that can do that sort of miracle.

    • mia girl says:

      I couldn’t care less or judge him for having work done to his face, unless he was a hypocrite and pretended this is all just healthy living and good genes.

      But I distinctly remember that on the Golden Globes, Pitt’s forehead barely moved, especially in comparison to Ryan Gosling’s. I even made a comment on a CB post the next day.

      I don’t see movement:

    • EM says:

      You do realise that you can have Botox at particular places and leave other places alone so they can move. I think doctor’s realised this years ago.

  9. funcakes says:

    Holy plastic surgery Batman!

  10. GiGi says:

    My factuality even does personally formulated iv drops based on your blood labs, lol! There ALL kinds of non surgical things that can be done – lasers, RF, vampire facials, drips – they all give a more natural look than synthetic fillers and surgery.

  11. Alex says:

    Tons of filler too. You can see it in his bottom lip, his cheeks and in the hollows under his cheekbones, which gives him a fuller look on the bottom half of his face. They can put filler anywhere: temples, chin, cheeks, above the eye socket, etc. to make older faces less sunken. I know friends who have had it injected in all of these areas. That’s why he looks kind of puffy instead of tight and pulled.

  12. Barrett says:

    I was questioning if the sudden change is for a movie role where he plays a younger guy. Botox, fillers, lasers, for a role.

    I noticed J. lol let her face loosen up for her gritty new cop show w Ray Liotta (she has wrinkles in between eyes and her forehead moves) but on idol or for Vegas now she’s back to frozen forehead.

  13. LAK says:

    His skin is so much better now than it was ten years ago. He doesn’t have acne scaring across his cheeks anymore.

  14. Bunny says:

    I actually don’t think he looks that much younger. His jaw line has dropped and he is looking almost identical to his brother. Yes his skin looks smoother but if he has had a facelift he should ask for his money back.

    • Josephine says:

      I was thinking the same thing – he doesn’t look youthful to me. He looks cleaned up and like he’s wearing too much make-up, but I personally don’t think he looks great (and yes, I’m a fan – I just don’t like the puffy hair and heavy make-up).

  15. Sissy says:

    He looks ridiculous. Too much try-hard.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Obviously he’s spending extra time on himself versus time he could take encouraging and nurturing his rail thin wife to take care of herself-eat Angela!
      I find this level of vanity off-putting in a man.

  16. MB says:

    “Brad Pitts youthful new look is the product of diet skincare treatments and IV drips”
    B U L L S H I T.

    Those things don’t turn back the clock.
    Nobody really cared that he (obviously) surgically freshened up his look; why they would put this rubbish out there is beyond me.

  17. Adrien says:

    He looks like Robert Redford.

  18. Talie says:

    You know, his brother looks just like him and has aged quite well… so it may just be genes on some level….and injections.

  19. Marge says:

    Well damn I prefer his shaggy pothead look personally. At least it’s honest. He looks like a creepy wax figure version of himself, and poorly done at that!

  20. AG-UK says:

    Looks like peels too on the cheeks but hey ho whatever floats your boat. I am a believer in facials and microdermabrasion does good things for my skin and Egyptian magic.

  21. roses says:

    Who knows but I believe he gets facials. There is also some type of cream he, his wife, and Cate Blanchett uses. I remember Cate talking about it one time when she was questioned about her skin regime due to her flawless skin and mentioned it. I always thought that was a little funny tidbit she revealed.

    • Ethelreda says:

      I don’t think it’s just “a little funny tidbit she revealed”. Cate is (or was) the ‘spokesperson’ for the pricey SK-ll skincare range. So it was her job to reveal those ‘tidbits’!

  22. Ethelreda says:

    If this was a woman, nobody would even be questioning that she’d had some serious work done. The question would not be ‘if’, but ‘what’, as in ‘what treatments did she have’?

    It’s pretty obvious that Brad has had work done, and not just ‘skincare treatments’. ‘Skincare treatnments’ don’t give you that ageless (not in a good way), puffy-faced look that is the hallmark of cosmetic procedures. And I don’t think he looks good. Like most people who’ve had work done, he just looks odd.

    • Jayna says:

      Spot on.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Odd is a good word. He looks like Madame Tussaud’s wax version of himself

    • Lucy2 says:

      Exactly – the way some female celebs are discussed here, you’d think they were reconstructed from scratch every few months. Like a Kardashian.

      • Ethelreda says:

        And when any woman over 40 looks good, but shows no signs of having work done, we’re told that ”Oh, she has had work done, it’s just good work.” In other words, women are always under suspicion of going under the knife. Yet men who have obviously had a ton of procedures done – Brad Pitt, Rob Lowe – rarely get called out on it.

  23. AnonGuest says:

    He has six kids, not five. How odd that they got that wrong. It’s such a huge part of his narrative.

    I wonder which kid Life & Style isn’t counting…

  24. Pansy says:

    Major work done I think, because he’s gone backwards. That said, I can see him changing his diet to help him STAY looking this way. I (try to) stay away from fake stuff, only drink water, don’t smoke, use coconut oil as a moisturizer, etc., and consistently get told that I look about 8-10 years younger than I am. I work with the public and my 15 year old throws everyone for a loop. That–and a few extra lbs–does help keep the wrinkles away! And he could afford the best of the best.
    But you, my dear Brad, have had work done. And BANGS!

  25. Hannah says:

    He is morphing in to Robert Redford.

    • LAK says:

      Firstly, he’s always looked like Robert Redford.

      Secondly, someone needs to look like Robert Redford since the original butchered his face with an unnecessary facelift that left him looking unlike himself.

      • Kate says:

        Redford makes me sad. After that big mistake he let himself age naturally again, but the eye work he had done changed his face so much. He doesn’t really look like he’s had work done anymore, but he’ll never look like himself again.

      • LAK says:

        Kate: I recently re-watched THE WAY WE WERE and gasped (just like Barbra Streisand’s character) at the tight shot of Robert Redfor’s face the first time he is on screen.


        And you are right about the eyes.

        Same thing with Jessica Lange. She butchered her face, then let herself age naturally, but still doesn’t look like herself.

      • Lucy2 says:

        I saw Redford in person before the work was done, and he looked very good for his age. Too bad he felt the need to do something. Agree he was gasp worthy in his day, and that Jessica Lange’s eyes look odd.

  26. L says:

    I’m more interested in the Mark Ruffalo story because he’s my kind of guy. Never thought Brad was all that.

  27. Jayna says:

    Phuleez, IV drips. LOL One day Brad looks like an extremely handsome 52-year-old, and the next day he looks so pulled and plumped and peeled.

    Angie talks about looking forward to aging, and the next minute you turn around and Brad has done something to himself, terrified of looking like his age. He looks ridiculous trying to look like a young man. He looked way more handsome before with some character in his face.

    He and Ben Affleck, whatever they did, look silly. I’m embarrassed for both of them.

    • LAK says:

      Ben Affleck’s face is beginning to settle, but for awhile there, I was completely freaked out by his face.

  28. M.A.F. says:

    He looks more like his brother than Brad Pitt.

  29. Lucy says:

    So, um…am I the only one who thought he looked great that day? Not tight, not orange, not tweaked…?

    • Kate says:

      I suppose the other things are ‘eye of the beholder’, but he totally looked orange. He blended in with the orange shade in the background when presenting, and he looked really orange next to Gosling, who was also using quite a bit of fake tan and make-up that night.

  30. IrishEyes says:

    His face appears bloated to me, soft and round. Usually he has a more defined jawline & chin. His forehead is so smooth, I think ‘toxed.
    That wiglet is bad. Bad bad bad.
    Please Brad, just age naturally. Don’t be a Burt Reynolds.

  31. Abbess Tansy says:

    I can’t see that he had a face lift because he still has a bit of a chin unless I’m missing something.

    Does anyone know of a permanent solution to get rid of facial hair? The older I get the more it becomes a problem.

    • LAK says:


      Otherwise, threading for a temporary solution. Hair grows back finer rather than coarse.

      • Abbess Tansy says:

        Hi LAK.
        Do you know offhand any types of lasers that work better with black skin? I tried threading my eyebrows and it hurt so much I teared up.

        Thanks for answering!

      • Abbess Tansy says:

        Oops I should have googled first, I found some.

  32. FLORC says:

    People really underestimate proper hydration and healthy diets.

  33. kri says:

    The only IV drip he got came after the doctor pulled his face back up over his head. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!

  34. JenniferJustice says:

    Why do these people think we’re so stupid? It’s seriously offensive. His facelift and other work is beyond obvious. He now looks like Robert Redford circa 1980s and he didn’t before, so…..whatever.

  35. EM says:

    It’s the result of botox and skin peels and fillers in his forehead (for it to look so smooth). Enough of the BS. He hasn’t had the facelift yet, because his eyes and mouth appear in their usual position, but give him another decade.

  36. Christine says:

    Most of the time, when men do this to their faces it makes them look feminine. They need to stop because there is nothing sexier than a man with some age on him. Now he looks like Ben Affleck.

    • siri says:

      That’s the thing I noticed immediately, that he looks more feminine. I think you can also take hormones for better (plumper) skin…hope he didn’t do that.

  37. Snowflake says:

    You can have good skin even if you eat badly. I’ve always had good skin and I eat very unhealthy stuff…genetics are involved too. Only diff I notice now is if I cry or eat salty food or drink alcohol, my face looks puffier in the morning.

  38. Madpoe says:

    I don’t mind it at all. a father of six should take good care of himself inside and out.
    The longer he has time to watch them grow up – and if its purely the business aspect – i don’t see a hollywood exec sitting there like nah brad pitt is so over – he can still draw them some kind of #’s $$$

  39. Avril says:

    He has had something done. He looks good but he has had work done. Now Angie on the other hand. She is a beautiful woman but I don’t think she is aging well. Hard to believe she is only 40.

  40. Red Cabbage says:

    I don’t think it’s a question of vanity but of practicality – he is a film star in the HD age where every line is more pronounced than ever. Plus nutritionists are probably offered for free (by production co’s etc) or falling over themselves to help him out. Red cabbage, beets, greens – you bet they’ll help. Go Brad!

  41. India says:

    Everybody in LA is getting platelet rich plasma injections. This is very anti aging. I bet he’s done this along with everything else Angie does. She probably is getting it also. I don’t think he’s had a face lift though.

  42. Camille says:

    I don’t care what he is or isn’t doing, the man looks as gorgeous as ever. He’s still better looking than 98% of the men in Hollywood.

  43. Respect says:

    I was never into him until he started aging and roughening around the edges. Now he is back to being pretty and doing nothing for me. Whatever happened to baby Brad?

    • BNA Fn says:

      I honestly don’t understand what is wrong with a man who tries to keep his appearance up. If I had his money I would use all the good product that is available on the market. I honestly don’t believe he had a face lift. He has been working for several months straight. Where would he get the time off to go under the knife. He would have to take time to heal if he had a face lift. I know people with modest means doing Botox, skin reunveration to feel good about their appearance. Btw, Brad is a very handsome man so it would not take much for him to look good, and he does look good, IMO.

      • Pepper says:

        I don’t see many people saying he’s had a facelift. Actual full facelifts are pretty rare these days, they’re mostly a thing 70-80yr olds do after they’ve run out of smaller surgeries to try. Quite a lot of doctors won’t even do them on anyone younger anymore because the results are rubbish compared to other options.

        These days most people do a little lift of one area here, a little tweak there. Within the space of a year many people will have basically had a face-lift, but it’s all been much more targeted and focused and the results are better. Many of these small surgeries only require a day or so of down-time, less if you’re ok with being awake during them as it’s really just the anesthesia that knocks you around. Some you could have, pack on some concealer, and head straight into work.

        Changes to bone structure still require a significant amount of down-time, but anti-aging surgeries are getting less and less invasive every year. Getting a small eye lift for example is nothing these days. Unless you’re the type of person who bruises like crazy, you can walk out after having it done and no one could ever tell you’d just had surgery.

  44. Dean says:

    My regime is veggie diet with 10 portions a day. Green tea with lemon about 6 a day and no sun without sunscreen. I also take cod liver oil and 2g of vit c which is I swear by I haven’t had a cold for about 18 years. I recommend glycolic acid for keeping skin fresh. I’m 46 my colleagues at work think I’m 28 mainly cause I have no intention of growing up.

  45. maggie says:

    He’s morphing into Shiloh.

  46. Millie says:

    I’m not sure what happened but his face doesn’t look right to me, and hasn’t since, like, “Meet Joe Black.” (Does anyone remember that film?) I do see him resembling an older Robert Redford in that shot with the glasses.

  47. What's inside says:

    Robert Redford was drop dead gorgeous, but aging has not been kind to him. Too much sun damage. Brad Pitt is not even in the same class though handsome enough, but he is getting the middle age changes with the changing bone structure and hormone changes. Plus I never liked the way his mid face looked, the nose……

  48. Sarah says:

    That’s a face full of Botox & fillers not clean diet. Next!

  49. rinaz says:

    Isn’t Brad Pitt Vegan? If so, I’m not sure if he’d consume salmon in his diet.

  50. Mewsie says:

    This is so sad… time does pass over all of us, and it’s best to be graceful about it. EIther let things as they are or, if you’re working in showbiz, be open about having work done. What do you gain by having the public think that you don’t age normally? Why is everyone in Hollywood so narcissistic, that they need to know millions of strangers envy them?