October 29, 2014


• x006 Total Film UK, November 2014.

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October 20, 2014

I’m often asked about the men we put on the cover of the magazine. Usually, the questions are pretty basic: “What is So-and-so like?” or “Was So-and-so nice?” I’ll generally offer an equally uncomplicated response. “Really good guy,” I’ll say. Or “Excited to have him on the cover.” For the most part, that’s the case. But every once in a while, maybe two or three times in the 15 years I’ve been the editor-in-chief of Details, we get a real pain in the ass—someone whose ego far outpaces his talent and who is so difficult that it makes looking at that cover, even years later, a deeply unpleasant experience.

By and large, though, we find ourselves dealing with smart, creative, and all-around good guys—movie stars, mostly, who are tired and busy and occasionally a little grumpy, but who happily carve out anywhere from one hour to five or six to work with our creative team on shooting a great magazine cover. One cover subject brought a case of beer to a shoot a few years back and turned the location into an impromptu party. And I once watched Tom Cruise walk around a photo studio and introduce himself to everyone in the room—probably a dozen people. “Hi, I’m Tom Cruise,” he said to the Details fashion intern to whom, admittedly, I had never introduced myself.

And then, of course, there’s Brad Pitt. For this month’s cover shoot, Brad agreed to spend two days with the magazine’s creative staff in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. Needless to say, two days with any celebrity subject is extraordinary. Two days with Brad Pitt is a photographer’s dream. That the photographer in this case was Mark Seliger, who has shot most of our covers since 2012, likely factored heavily in Brad’s decision to give us so much time.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

October 20, 2014

We went behind the scenes of Brad Pitt’s Details magazine photo shoot, where the actor talked about his love of the outdoors and how he ranks himself as a parent.

“I’ve discovered I don’t suck at being a dad,” Brad, 50, told Details.

The father of six has traveled the world with his children Shiloh, Vivienne, Maddox, Zahara, Pax and Knox — plus their mom and recently wedded wife, Angelina Jolie. With such a large family, the Oscar winner has little time alone, but when he can get away, he gravitates towards the California Redwoods.

“I will always be most comfortable in the outdoors,” Brad told Details. “I grew up in the Ozarks … and I’m quite reverential when it comes to a tree.”

So much so that he had the height of the world’s largest sequoia — 311.4 feet — tattooed on his forearm.

Brad’s issue of Details hits newsstands October 28, and he can next be seen on the big screen when his WWII film Fury opens October 17.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella. And thank you Yukko for the pictures below!


• x013 Details November ’14 France.

October 6, 2014
by admin / family magazines

“I worry about them all the time,” he said in the November issue of Psychologies. “That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after.”

The father of six, who recently tied the knot with Angelina Jolie, went on to say that his children have taught him the true meaning of love.

“I care about them more than I care about myself,” said Pitt, 50. “You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family.”

He added: “You learn to value the basic beauty of family, of watching your children grow and evolve. It’s the most beautiful thing you can experience.”

The kids even came along for Pitt and Jolie’s honeymoon in Malta, where they enjoyed family excursions aboard a luxury yacht, as well as bowling trips and tours of the Mediterranean.

“They had fun with their kids,” an onlooker told PEOPLE. “They were friendly with everyone and smiling.”

Read more.

October 6, 2014
by admin / Fury magazines

In issue 225 of Total Film magazine, Brad Pitt reveals the gruelling training regime he went through in order to get ready for gritty war movie Fury.

Inside the issue – which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad – Pitt tells us that the training for David Ayer’s movie was anything but a cake walk.

“We studied tactics, we went to visit bases, we had an endless reading list,” Pitt laughs.

“We had these crazy texts in the middle of the night describing the character. It culminated in this bootcamp situation, which was just a real eye-opener for us.”

He adds: “We want to be pushed to places we haven’t been.”

Read more.

September 29, 2014
by admin / BP Gallery magazines

Like all superstars, Brad Pitt has taken his hits: from the press, from the studios and, while making his latest film, Fury, even fellow actors took a swing. And now, as GQ’s latest cover star, he’s breaking cover. In our exclusive and candid interview, the actor talks family life past and present, the perils of living in a tank for four months and the power of the word ‘no’.

Elsewhere you’ll find Phoebe Eaton on the mysterious death of L’Wren Scott, a report on James Foley and the new chaos of kidnapping, and all the autumn/winter trends you need to know as the weather begins to wind down. We’ve also got a rundown of the foremost female networkers of our generation in the first-ever GQ 100 Most Connected Women in Britain list.

Here, see an exclusive preview of Brad Pitt’s cover shoot along with some choice quotes from our interview – and be sure to pick up the issue to read it in full this coming Thursday.

On marriage
“I wouldn’t say [marriage is] just a title. There’s more to it than that.”

On what he thinks his friend George Clooney meant when he recently called Pitt “unreachable”
“Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as shit. He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. [laughs]. I’m a bit of a loner you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

On choosing work
“I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time. ‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself… To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving. It’s got to be worth it.”

Read more. If anyone is willing to help out by scanning this magazine, I’d be so thankful =)