The world’s most grueling auto race certainly knows how to raise a thrill.
Officials with the Le Mans 24 Hours announced on Friday that Brad Pitt will be trackside as the race’s honorary starter on June 18.
The news was released in a tweet from Phillip Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which organizes the race.
“I’m proud and happy that the start of #LeMans24 will be given by #BradPitt! We look forward to share this legendary race with him,” he wrote.
According to local media, Pitt is the first actor to be asked to wave the race’s starting flag in 20 years. The last was French screen idol Alain Delon.
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Brad Pitt will be taking care of the turkey this year, the 51-year-old actor revealed when talking about his Thanksgiving plans. It seems Brad isn’t afraid to spend hours in the kitchen dishing up a feast for his wife Angelina Jolie and the couple’s six children.
“I’ll get in there, I’ll mess it up a little bit,” he joked to Extra on the red carpet. “We got Thanksgiving, man, I’m all over that turkey.”
The Belfast portrait creator, who is a former pupil of Methodist College in Belfast, was asked in 2012 if he would take Pitt on as a protégé – but refused.
Speaking during an interview with broadcasting veteran Eamonn Mallie, to be shown on Irish TV, Davidson said he had to say no to the award-winning actor because he “wasn’t a teacher”.
He said: “It was May 2012 and I got a call from an attorney in the States saying that he had a client who would like to learn to paint.
“He said he had seen one of my paintings in the Royal Academy and they thought they would like to ask me if I would teach this client to paint.”
But Davidson’s first reaction, he told Mallie, was to say no.
“Look, I don’t really teach, I’m not comfortable teaching,” he said.
Davidson – famed for his large-scale head paintings of the famous – politely declined and suggested Pitt find a teacher in London while he was staying there with time to kill.
But a few months later the call came again – and this time, Pitt’s attorney was more persistent.
Angelina Jolie Pitt is calling the shots as actress, mother, philanthropist, and auteur. Next month, she and her husband, Brad Pitt, will appear as a married couple in By the Sea, which she wrote and directed and is their first on-screen outing since Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
“The director was very focused. The actress was unstable. And the writer was deeply confused,” says Angelina Jolie Pitt. Then she laughs. She’s talking about what it was like to direct herself and her husband as a married couple in her own script for By the Sea, an elegiac exploration of grief and love. Ten years after her last collaboration with Brad Pitt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith—the movie that sparked their relationship—it’s about as far from that marriage-as-war-of-assassins comedy as you can get.
“This is the only film I’ve done that is completely based on my own crazy mind,” she says, speaking with humor and intensity, bringing to life a soulless room at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Outside is glittering, heat-wave sun, umbrellas packing the Los Angeles beaches. Inside, Angelina’s in black—skinny pants, short-sleeved silk blouse—which makes her printer paper–white skin even whiter. She wears no makeup. Why bother? Her beauty has only deepened with time.
For years, she says, she and Brad called the script for By the Sea “the crazy one. We even called it ‘the worst idea.’ ” She laughs again, and covers her face with her hands. “As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones,” she explains. “Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.” Angelina, of course, has never played it safe. And at this point in her mythic life, perhaps the only risk left is to pare down the myth, expose her self.
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Brad Pitt is recognized world-wide for his amazing acting on the big screen and his classic, suave style. Not only that, but he is the spouse of the beautiful actress, director and UN humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, and the father to multiple beautiful children.
When it comes to style, his taste in fashion has changed over the years – from trendy to edgy to rugged and everything in between – but he continues to surprise us and inspire us. In fact, an essential part of his look that is often overlooked is his choice of accessories – particularly his sunglasses.
So, which ones are his favorite? Check out this post all about Brad Pitt’s favorite sunglasses to see for yourself!
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Domhnall Gleeson is featured on the cover of Interview Magazine this month and is interviewed by none other than Angelina Jolie. The pair touched on various topics in their interview, including Star Wars, but the most pressing question came from Jolie’s other half.
In the interview, Jolie put the following question to Gleeson.
“So, Brad had a question for you. “What the hell is the M doing in your name if you’re not going to use it?”
At first, Gleeson turned the tables.
“…maybe he can answer why there isn’t an M in Brad?”
After Jolie complimented his name and asked if it was “old Irish,” Gleeson gave Jolie a quick Gaeilge class.