Brad Pitt at Berlin Basterds premiere ‘I’ve already hit the bar’ (our pics! update)

Forgive the huge amount of photographs, but I took these pictures! I had the thrill of photographing the red carpet at the Inglourious Basterds premiere tonight in Berlin. Thanks to the people who didn’t give me a hard time about getting a press pass, and a ladder that was there, I was able to get these photos. This was such a thrill for me after missing Pitt’s last premiere in Berlin in January while I was on vacation in Florida. Brad took time to sign autographs and chat with elated fans tonight. He told Pro Sieben that he was happy to be in Berlin in the summer for once and that he has many friends here. He also let it drop that he’d “already hit the bars.” (Or “bar,” I should have videotaped it as I don’t remember what he said exactly, but that’s pretty close.) He didn’t seem inebriated at all and came across as perfectly sober while making the rest of us, or at least me, a little giddy in his presence. (I was probably the only photographer screaming with the fans in delight, and while I tried to keep it down I just couldn’t contain myself.)

Also shown at the premiere are boxing great Wladimir Klitschko, director Quentin Tarantino, and Brad’s co-stars Diane Kruger and Til Schweiger. Diane looked lovely in a little neutral-colored dress. It was Brad who stole the show, though, just by showing up.

Update: The video from Pro Seiben is not yet on their website, but reader Kay e-mailed me to say that Brad might have just been using the expression “I’ve already hit the bar” to say that he was tired. It was loud and I couldn’t hear the question, so she’s probably right.

Here are links to German-language video reports on the premiere.

ZDF’s coverage: (Brad appears around 2:20 into the video. He says he has good friends here and that Berlin has great architecture and he feels comfortable here. He also says he had a lot of fun filming with Tarantino.)’s video of Brad at the premiere. (Brad comes in around 1:10 in and compliments Tarantino and says he enjoyed working with him.)

Raw video of Brad signing autographs, thanks to the Berliner Morgenpost.

RTL’s report. When asked why he’s the top celebrity in the world, Brad replies “I have been working at it for about 20 years.” He also tells the interviewer that “there’s always hope” to make it big. A drunk Til Schweiger makes a joke at the after party that he’s going to have sex with Brad later. That guy is really growing on me. Till says (roughly translated) “We will probably make love and try some new things.” In German, “Wir werden uns wahrscheinlich so ein bisschen lieb haben und irgendwelche neue Praktiken ausprobieren.”
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[love to my husband for finding these videos and helping translate]

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  1. BlueSkies says:

    No matter what they do to her, Diane Kruger just can’t pique any real interests

  2. JayBird says:

    These are fabulous, I’m so glad you got to see Brad!!

  3. Justalark says:

    GOOD LORD that’s a lot of photos…But I like them! 🙂

  4. Katharine Jaynes says:

    Great pictures!! Diane looks AMAZING and Brad looks handsome as usual. I still quiver for him too 😉

  5. lisa says:

    If you were not sure of the quote.. why start a thread with it..

    anyway the pictures of just great. Jealous of you that you got to see him. He knows how to work a crowd. And yeah that is Star Power.. The man has IT in spades.. I am sure the crowds lost it when he came into view. It is easy to see that from the pictures. I have no doubt the people who dislike him for whatever reason will be here in short time to scream it out loud and clear..

    I am a fan of Brad’s. It is so rare for us to see real Stars.. Brad is a STAR.. made his mark on his own. Has been in this industry for about 20 years. He has earned the right to be what he is A MOVIE STAR. He is relevant and can call his own shots. Rare in this business of beef cake guys who take there shirts off like it is an audition.. So I will take Mr. Pitt. If he is not your taste. fine lots of others to choose from. My guess is you choose quick. because in 20 years.. we won’t know their names.
    And Brad looks great.. and damn he is working that suit..

  6. Niamh says:

    Diane does look top-notch.. stunning!

  7. daisy424 says:

    Great pictures CB, thanks for the effort.

  8. Jen says:

    This looks like it was so much fun – nice work, Celebitchy! You should get paid for some of those pictures of Diane and Brad – they look amazing.

  9. anonymous says:

    Berlin Fan @ 07/28/2009 at 4:49 pm

    finally came home from the premiere. at the beginning it was pretty boring and no one cared for the actors, but when Brad arrived the crowd went crazy. Wow he is a beautiful man on pics, but you have to see him in person, georgeous and so nice, patient and friendly.
    Few fans asked him where Angie is, he said, that he just make a quick visit in Berlin and fly back tomorrow very early, Angies with the kids,of course and just came back from Iraq few days ago very understandable that she wasn’t with him.
    Is there another premiere next week in America? He said Angie will be with him at this premiere.

  10. SixxKitty says:

    Love the photos…

  11. Sarah says:

    Congrats on those awesome pics, CB!! They are perfect. And I totally love the fact that you eventually could post your very own pics to your very own story on your very own page! :oD Awesome!

    Oh and.. Pro Sieben, noch Proseiben. 😉

  12. Bodhi says:

    Awright CB!! Great pictures lady! 🙂

  13. Kaiser says:

    Yea! The motherload of Brad Pitt photos! CB is coming slowly to the Brangeloonie bus (also known as “the special bus”) 😀

    Brad looks great here – love his suit, and he isn’t over-accessorized like he was at Cannes (cough cough ascot cough).

    That Til Schweiger guy is pretty hot too, yes?

  14. walker says:

    He is so hot and a really wonderful actor! I loved him in A River Runs Through It! He was hot then, and he’s hot now! No wonder Ann Curry couldn’t keep her hands off of him!

  15. harlean29 says:

    And to think that one of his jobs when he first got to Hollywood was at a fast food joint wearing a chicken costume! YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!

  16. sarcra says:

    That’s awesome that you got to do that! Great pictures 🙂

  17. hmmm says:

    Is ti just me or does he look weird? Maybe it’s all the alcohol. his face looks strange.

  18. Charity is Chic says:

    He looks old compared to Diane. Is she playing his daughter or his love interest? And what’s with the Goatee? He should be cast as Todd Palin in the Palin movie. Angie is Sarah. Self righteous crazy baby lady that thinks only she can save the world. Husband who is barely more than a glorified assistant who hangs onto his manhood by a thread by riding motorcycles/snowmachine and sporting a goatee.

  19. PJ says:

    CB, did he look any different in person than what you had expected? Taller? Thinner? Cuter?

    Great photo job!

  20. Celebitchy says:

    @PJ and @Kaiser
    Til Schweiger is really hot in person, but I wasn’t surprised as he looks just like he does on film. He was behaving kind of bashful on the red carpet, like he thought he wasn’t a big deal. He’s a huge star here so I’m not sure why he was so shy. It was kind of endearing.

    Diane Kruger was really disappointing – not because of her appearance at all – she was gorgeous. She just seemed so smug to me, especially compared to a lot of the other German celebrities we were photographing earlier. (I have even more photos!) Maybe she was in a bad mood but I got a very stuck up vibe from her. Look at the pictures – she’s so blah.

    Brad Pitt looked just as I expected him to and he seemed pretty low-key but aware of his celebrity status, as if he’s used to it. It’s like he knows he’s a huge star and he plays the role well but doesn’t let it get to his head. I was impressed with him.

    Quentin Tarantino was so cool with everyone and happy go lucky. He tried to say “danke schoen” and mispronounced it, it was really cute. His girlfriend was hot and they had a sexy dynamic together. Also, you could tell that he was good buddies with Brad by the way they were joking around.

    I was so happy to see Wladimir Klitschko I cannot tell you. He is such a hero in our house.

    @Sarah – fixed thank you!

  21. JFM says:

    Where was Angie? Great pics of Brad, you lucky devil.

  22. vanja says:

    he is so sexy.i like him with that smile.he is super without angelina.

  23. lisa says:

    I like that you were so honest about Brad. I have read many accounts of fans and others who have seen him on the red carpet or other events and their account is in line with what you have said. They also speak of how friendly he is with the fans and always seems low key, but comfortable with who he is.. and whether people like him or not.. the fact it Brad Pitt is a STAR. Has been for many years.. And with that comes a lot of baggage. I like that the people who have worked with him always to my knowledge have spoken of him being cool and great fun.. I am a fan, and it is nice to hear that the person I think he is seems to be the real deal

    CB thanks again for all your pictures.

  24. Le Pin says:

    I only wish I could have been the photographer!!

  25. Lys says:

    He is not with that mask! That one which he uses when he is with the husband stealer!

  26. House mouse says:

    Great pictures, congrats! Continue to take pictures, you’re so good at it. Brad is still unique.

  27. vanila says:

    There should be a law preventing all men from having a goteeeeee. Just saw a picture of Mel Gibson with one also and he to looks scary. Brad is too handsome to resort to this ugly trend. Come on guys. We do all we can to look good for you guys, yet you guys have gotees. Hope Anjie likes it. Oh well. He looks more manly without it than with it and the grays, etc. Men, no gotteeeees, please. If we want men to resemble goats we would be out with animals. Oh, that reminds me, I have indeed dated some animals.

  28. ana says:

    Brad’s eye looks swollen. Should get it checked. Hope Anjie or the kids didn’t punch him, or maybe pink eye. Still cute, but the eye should be checked. Brad, eat your veggies and stay healthy, cause we luv yahhhh. Such a cutie pie.

  29. Clint says:

    Notice how almost evryone in Hollywood is wearing the aviator eye glasses. The same kind that Michal Jackson wore, but this trend began before MJ death. Who started the trend. Was it the Marilyn Monroe look alike so many in the media were watching? She only wore them and now evryone does also. Is it a trend, or is there a message behing the aviator glasses? Just wondering. Glad people got rid of the kid glasses, but this trend has really blossomed. Huhh

  30. Pam says:

    this guy is trulllllyyyyy sexy. Down to earth, humble and like him alone for a change, although he must miss jolie a lot. It’s good to see him mingle, and get a little red, beind put on the spot, etc. not much room to roam around so i give a lot of credit for the sexy smile which he doesn’t do a lot off when with the serious jolie. maybe she’ll join him soon and hope he continues t smile. His eye looks a little swollen, but oh well. don’t like gotee’s either, but on him it looks good. he’s a very fine man indeed and jolie lucky to have him. really nice to see him smile. very hapy for him. have fun Brad.

  31. wendy says:

    a few months ago i was indifferent to this guy. but after seeing him today, he exuded such true beauty. now, i believe i’m in lust. he is really gorgeous, but it’s the inside that reflects here along with manly, yet so handsome. he must be blushing all the time with all the glares.he has a dashing smile, something i had not noticed before. realy Brad, you need to smile more, your heart shines through.

  32. Karen says:

    A HUNK indeed.Gorgeous teeth and gorgeous smile. H made a lot of hearts sing. Hope his movie is huge. No doubt it will. Just can’t get over the big grin. Very becoming as if free to be himself

  33. Ned says:

    Glad to see him have some fun. Keep smiling dude

  34. Nicole says:

    Maybe he was winking. It’s a good idea to cry a little before a big bash anyway because one would not need botox. not that he needs it, but i look great the day after i have a little cry. Little, not big cry or else I’ll look like the thriller monster.He’s too sexy.