Brad Pitt: ‘I think it’s time to go disappear for a while and make stuff’

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Ah, to be a good-looking white man. You can literally get away with ANYTHING. Brad Pitt covers the new issue of People Magazine, the annual “post Oscars” issue. In years past, People would make their post-Oscars issue more about everyone who won, and all the cool people at the parties and all of that. This year’s issue is all about how Brad Pitt is a good-looking white man who was crowned Prom King of Hollywood. Brad briefly spoke to People after his Oscar win and they put it on the cover.

After his emotional Oscar acceptance speech on Feb. 9, Brad Pitt made sure to take a moment to soak in the significance of the night.

“I’m just trying to catch my breath,” said Pitt backstage. “This is all so flattering… and humbling,” Pitt says in PEOPLE’s new cover story of his win and the outpouring of support.

After Regina King presented him with the Best Supporting Actor statue for his performance in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Pitt was visibly emotional when he addressed the crowd inside the Dolby Theatre.

“Listen, I’m a bit gobsmacked,” he said from the stage.” I’m not one to look back, but this has made me do so. I think of my folks taking me to the drive-in to see Butch and Sundance. And loading up my car and moving out here.” He continued, “And to Geena [Davis] and Ridley [Scott] for giving me my first shot, to all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way to standing here now . . . once upon a time in Hollywood? Ain’t that the truth. And to my kids, who color everything I do, I adore you.”

After his win, Pitt celebrated alongside his Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood costar Leonardo DiCaprio, 45, at the Governors Ball and later stopped by the Vanity Fair party where the room erupted in applause when he entered. And while he loves acting, Pitt has stressed the importance of having other passions in life. He has his production company, Plan B, which was responsible for 2014’s Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave and also keeps busy with his latest pastime, sculpting.

“I think it’s time to go disappear for a while and make stuff,” he said backstage at the Oscars.

[From People]

I’ll say something nice since I was so negative about his Oscar win on the night of: Brad Pitt is an incredibly talented producer. Even if he’s not getting down into the nitty-gritty work of “producing,” he’s a great example of a powerful white man in Hollywood using his name, money and reputation to get interesting, offbeat projects greenlighted, and to sponsor the work of artists of color. He has a reputation as a “woke” producer and it’s well-earned. I would be very happy if he went away and just produced every Barry Jenkins and Steve McQueen film for the next ten years and we never had to witness another cringe-y Oscar campaign from Brad again.

Brad Pitt at the 92nd Academy Awards - Press Room held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on February 9, 2020.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Mia4s says:

    Well if rumour holds he’ll be starring with Emma Stone in Damian Chazelle’s (director of LaLa Land) new movie, filming later this year. See you for Oscar season 2021!…*internal screaming*.

  2. Snowslow says:

    Going by what the posters said, he certainly is a better producer than Natalie Portman. Some people do the talk and others walk the walk. She IS a woman so there is that, but she is not a marvellous diverse producer apparently.
    As for the rest, I am sick of the Brad hatred. He is a alcoholic (a punishment in itself), from his interview post-oscars, seems really shy and disturbed by this persona that has come out, and rightfully so, he is a great actor (albeit a bit too jeamesdeenesque for my taste), nice producer with a messy personal life. I can’t really care more at this point. Meaning: the rest is his private life and is out of my control. Obviously I don’t condone hitting kids.

    • Sarah says:

      He is an excellent producer and an average to good actor. It’s not a coincidence if he won a – well-deserved – Academy Award for producing before acting. As for his personal life, I am not sure ‘messy’ really covers it. Miley Cyrus’s personal life seems a bit messy sometimes. But Brad’s personal life included CPS investigations and supervised visits.
      As for him being an alcoholic, it might be a punishment for him, but it’s also one for his kids. A bigger one probably.

      • Snowslow says:

        I know all that. But once it’s said and righteously acknowledged, what else is there to say? A bit sick of this mean-dad bashing as it is mostly sad for the kids. But once we’ve done the hand on heart ‘how sad thing’, let’s just hope he gets it together and that they can amend things and be a family again.

      • Meg says:

        it’s being brought up here because these puff pieces seen to forget

  3. Elle says:

    “Hotter than ever”???

    People Magazine please see A River Runs Through It or when he wore that cowboy hat in that movie with the three brothers on the ranch and Anthony Hopkins.

  4. Sarah says:

    Did you see the clip of that journalist asking him what Maddox thought of the movie? Phew!!! He was in DIRE need of a speechwriter, sorry some ‘funny friends’.

    • Carmen says:

      Somebody should have hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete on that the minute he opened his mouth. Jesus, that was excruciating.

  5. Hmmm says:

    The funny thing is he’s not even good looking. He looked so bad on the red carpet. LoL he sold his soul for that Oscar. It was a real lackluster win and that’s why he needs fluff pieces to remind people “Hey look at me. I won.” 😂😂😂

    Also, think more credit should be given to the real producer aka Dede Gardner and let’s not forget about the make it right foundations lawsuit. He’s also being sued by the insurance company. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    One woman died and they think it might’ve been because of the mold in those homes. But yay he’s a 57 year old Prom king. Lmao

    • Sarah says:

      Oh my god, I had not realized one woman had actually died. I hope it was of natural causes and had nothing to do with the mold. How terrible.

  6. ME says:

    Oh yes, the men of Hollywood…the only ones who get to show wrinkles on the cover of magazines.

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    That People cover makes me want to BARF. “Brad’s Amazing New Life”?? What that new life where he’s not drunkenly assaulting his kids? Cool.

    And yes Brad. It IS time to go away. PLEASE go away. I’m sick of seeing your face

  8. Sarah says:

    You know how singers like Bey, Madonna, Miley, Taylor & Co have eras with each new album? New sound, new styling and all that? Well, Brad Pitt is the same way. The (lesser) part of the A-list, globe-trotting couple with kids from all over the world, doing humanitarian work and movies? It was just that: an era, a phase. He’s moved on now, and everything associated with that era, be it the wife or the kids, is erased from the narrative.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      EXACTLY. It goes hand in hand with the fact that he changes with every relationship he is in to mirror his partner. Brad has no identity or personality of his own. It’s why he had to have someone else write his speeches.

  9. lucy says:

    Good for him

  10. Ravensdaughter says:

    His hair: a modified mullet. Will be happy not to see that for awhile…

  11. Nina Simone says:

    Why do you all keep saying Brad is wearing a wig? Lol. He’s always had long luxurious hair…

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Lol agreed! There are a lot of VALID things to trash him on. His hair isn’t one of them

    • Toniko says:

      //He’s always had long luxurious…
      lifts. Those babies were enormously big at Oscar night, poor thing can’t tolerate he’s not 6 ft tall.

  12. elle says:

    What has he done to make the lower half of his face so… meaty? It’s like it’s a size or two larger than the top half of his face. He’s not the only celeb doing whatever this is, but I wish they’d all stop.

    • Starkille says:

      He’s always had a lantern jaw. When you get older and start to lose the fat in his face, it becomes more obvious and prominent. But he has actually always had a cromagnon jaw.

  13. Mireille says:

    “I think it’s time to go disappear for a while and make stuff,” he said backstage at the Oscars.
    WOW Brad. Something you and I both agree on! There’s gotta be some pottery out there that needs YOUR attention! Go out there and find it! Take all the time you need.

  14. Sidewithkids says:

    White privilege at its finest.

    He should help young independent filmmakers of color since stuff has been handed to him.

  15. Kay says:

    I think your kids and Angie will be the judge of whether or not you have become a better father and person. It might help if you didn’t spend time with people who hate the mother of your children. A man making disparaging remarks about the mother of your children is not a good look. Just remember what you were before, drinking, taking drugs, partying with Russian hookers. Real. nice.

  16. MagicSerum says:

    He is most definitely a very privileged white man in HW but let’s not hold that specifically against him personally as he’s definitely on the good side of things (Oscar speech, etc). Not impressed with how he dated a teena back in the day but I like how he was so “diverse” in his choice of partners.

  17. Carmen says:

    I hope he takes his own advice, disappears wherever, makes a real effort to mend his fractured relationship with his children, and never gaslights their mother again.