I first met Brad Pitt in 2011 when he was in Cancun at the annual Summer of Sony event. He came out of the elevator and I looked at my colleague who had just complained about the lack of handsome men in journalism thinking – well he was cute. It took a couple of seconds before we realized it was Brad… Anyway, he stayed for a few days at the same hotel and he brought four of his kids with him. He also brought his brother, who looks exactly like him, just a bit tanner skin and a few more pounds around the waistline (Brad is really skinny in real life). One day I had a lunch at the restaurant outside the hotel next to the family while Brad himself was busy giving interviews.
Actors Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Vance, director David Ayer, set coordinator Owen Thornton and co-producer Alex Ott from the movie, Fury, visited the National Training Center, June 26 – 28. This visit allowed the actors and crew to speak with Soldiers about their shared experiences and the intricacies of being a part of a tank crew.
Read more. Thanks also Nikki. Filming will take place in the UK and starts September, as far as I know.
PS. Also spotted what seems to be a new tattoo for our Brad. PS2. The BP Press Archive was updated by yours truly this week, along with the BP Media Archive (Talkshows ’13 & World War Z). More will get done this week.
He was “a ferocious actor, a gentle soul and a genuinely funny man,” Pitt said in a statement.
The ‘World War Z’ star’s first film with Gandolfini was “True Romance” in 1993 where he played a mobster looking for information from Pitt’s character. This was years before he became known for his iconic role as New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano.
The two actors went on to share the big screen in “The Mexican” and “Killing Them Softly.” “I am fortunate to have sat across the table from him and am gutted by this loss,” Pitt said. “I wish his family strength and some semblance of peace.”
Actors: They’re so cute when they’re young. And, as their audition tapes often prove — super-talented. Now, some audition tapes featuring actors before they were uber-famous are going up on the auction block, and Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auction House joined TODAY’s Matt Lauer Monday to share some extremely rare footage.
“We’ve never sold anything like this, so it’s hard to say” how much the tapes will go for, said Julien, though bidding estimates are currently in the very reasonable range of $2,000-4,000.
The tapes are not very high quality, but showcase some actors in the earliest years of their careers and shine a revealing light on just which actors went up for which roles, parts they weren’t always right for. One of the tapes features a 15-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio in 1990 trying out for a TV series based on “The Outsiders,” instead, the role went to “Mad Men’s” Jay R. Ferguson.
Also up for purchase: Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Keanu Reeves all trying out for 1991′s “Backdraft” (the role went to William Baldwin), Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Hunt trying out for the role Laura Dern ultimately won in 1993′s “Jurassic Park” and Nicole Kidman giving it her all while auditioning for 1991′s “Shattered” (a role that went to Greta Scacchi). Plus many more.
When rumors began swirling that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt intended to have live elephants as part of their wedding celebration, PETA wasn’t buying it—after all, the couple had donated $2 million to an African wildlife sanctuary. A rep confirmed to us that Angelina and Brad have no intention of showcasing captive wild animals at their celebration and encouraged PETA to dispel the nasty rumor.
Brad Pitt is now on China’s version of Twitter, and his first enigmatic tweet drew thousands of comments. Just as mysteriously, it later disappeared.
The actor’s verified Sina Weibo account sent the message Monday: “It is the truth. Yup, I’m coming.” That was forwarded more than 31,000 times and netted over 14,000 comments, many expressing surprise. He gathered more than 100,000 followers.
But by Tuesday morning the tweet had disappeared, and a standard message read “He hasn’t tweeted yet.” The number of his followers kept growing, however.
It was unclear whether the deletion was the work of Pitt and his PR team or Chinese censors. Chinese censors regularly delete tweets and even accounts that they deem sensitive. The government requires Sina and other Internet companies to do this in-house at their own cost, under threat of fines and shutdowns if they fail.
A request for comment from Pitt’s manager was not immediately answered.
Read more. EDIT. This was false information after all.
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“When they grow up and their friends tell them stories about us – I see some conflicts coming up. I ask myself if I spend enough time with my children and if I give them enough opportunities and if I raise them in the right way,” he admitted to German TV station Tele 5.
He prides himself on owning his mistakes even though they sometimes make him uncomfortable.
“If I blunder I admit it. I punish myself, I say, ‘That sucked,’ but after a while it’s OK again,” he explained.
So the big news is that ultra-private celebrity Brad Pitt has finally succumbed to the lure of Social Media. No, he’s not on Twitter. Nor is he on Facebook. His first venture online is on Google +.
And his first post? No, he’s not talking about smoking pot, turning into a doughnut or getting hitched to Angelina Jolie. He already fessed up about marriage to The Hollywood Reporter in the magazine’s cover story this week. His first social media post was about his Make It Right venture in New Orleans.
“Making a big announcement later this week about an event in New Orleans in March to raise money to build safe, sustainable homes for disadvantaged families and disabled veterans. Check back here or on Make It Right’s page”
Once again, Brad Pitt was turning heads on the red carpet Monday night. And it wasn’t just because of a gorgeous Angelina Jolie on his arm, but because of his newest accessory: a black cane.
The actor, 48, who previously told reporters he had an injured ACL (a ligament in the knee that connects the femur with the tibia), tells PEOPLE he’s doing just fine.
“It wasn’t life or death,” Pitt, who slipped down a hill while carrying 3-year-old daughter Vivienne, said at Monday’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards. “It was just an old man tripping.”
He said he doesn’t expect a prolonged recovery, and he was able to walk the red carpet and use the stairs with minor use of his cane. It’s “not too bad,” said Pitt, who took home the best-actor award for his work in Moneyball and Tree of Life.
“I know how hard he works,” Jolie, 36, said of her partner’s honors. “And I’m very proud of him.”