Sara Gunn-Smith on badgering Brad Pitt about Oasis

My father, a voice coach, worked on the Michael Collins movie and I remember hearing ‘de Valera’ make his big speech in the crowd. Irish film is a passion to this day. I don’t like dropping names but I also met Brad Pitt who stayed at our house for a bit. My brother Andy was a toddler and they played on the floor. But all I was interested in, as I was obsessed with Oasis, was whether he’d met Liam Gallagher.

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Anthony Hopkins on Brad

And what about Meet Joe Black, the 1998 film you made with Brad Pitt?

That holds a very special place in the heart of a few staff members here at Stellar. It was good. I’d worked with Brad a couple of years prior in Legends Of The Fall. He is such a lovely man, an easy guy to work with. A real perfectionist.

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NY Times

Brad is mentioned in a great interview with David Fincher, one of his close friends. Read the entire interview at the link or just the Brad mentions below.

Brad Pitt, who has starred in three Fincher films, recalled times when they would “be doing a shot, and there would be the slightest imperceptible wiggle from the camera, and you could see Finch literally tense up — like, it physically hurts him.”

Brad Pitt, who calls Fincher one of “the funniest [expletive] I’ve ever met,” often gets together with him for movie nights, during which, Pitt said, “He’ll be muttering the whole time: ‘That shot works. That’s a bad handoff. Why would you go to the insert of the glove there? Stabilize!’ It’s like watching a football game with Bill Belichick.” (Fincher described playing his favorite video game, Madden NFL, as “the only time I’m not thinking about movies.”)

Brad Pitt told me that after his first meeting to discuss “Se7en” with Fincher, he “felt such a sense of relief and awe and love of film again.”

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Architectural Digest with the Property Brothers

“When Melissa McCarthy suggested unlacquered brass finishes, we knew we were dealing with someone who’s done this before. Brad [Pitt] is also obsessed with architecture and real estate. He not only walks the walk, he talks the talk.”

What was the most challenging project of the season?

“Though there are many similarities to our other shows, like Property Bros: Forever Home, I think the timeline was the most challenging part. With Brad Pitt’s episode, we had to pull everything off in under three weeks—essentially creating a completely self-contained detached-dwelling unit with all of the amenities in that time frame—in Los Angeles, no less. We may be certifiable.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio on his Oscar nod, Brad Pitt and Ricky Gervais

In “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Leonardo DiCaprio plays a struggling actor who can only dream of being nominated for an Academy Award. He has to fight for good parts, is never recognized for industry accolades and is forced to travel overseas to get work.

You and costar Brad Pitt seem to have grown especially close on the awards trail. How has your friendship evolved since filming?

Both of us connected with the relationship that the two characters have in the film — the support system they have for one another. Having grown up in this industry around the same time and places, we just clicked into these people. It was a really natural, implicit understanding. It was amazing working with Brad.

At the Golden Globes this month, he cracked that he thought Jack should’ve shared the life raft with Rose at the end of “Titanic.” Were you surprised by the depth of his “Titanic” knowledge?

He always comes prepared with some good quip on stage — especially the last-minute ones.

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Oscars criticised by Brad Pitt, George Clooney and others over move to cut some awards from live telecast


One of the most important roles on a film set is, undeniably, filming the movie. Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron tweets cinematography and editing two of the most important categories Comes after a slew of missteps by Academy trying to improve telecast Unfortunately, if you are watching the Oscars this year you might not catch who is actually considered the best cinematographer, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In an effort to shorten its telecast and win back viewers after a record-low 26.5 million people watched in 2018, the Academy decided to present four statues during ad breaks. This week it was announced those awards are make-up and hairstyling, live action short, editing and cinematography, with “emotionally resonant” moments of the winners’ acceptance speeches shown later in the broadcast. The decision did not go down well, with a host of Oscar winners and nominees publicly denouncing the move.

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Brad Pitt’s motorbike up for auction at London Motorcycle Show

A 2009 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle previously owned by Hollywood star Brad Pitt is up for grabs this weekend in England.

The Bud Ekins Desert Scrambler Special will be auctioned on Saturday by Coys at the London Motorcyle Show at the city’s Excel exhibition space.

One of just three special edition bikes created to celebrate the life of Steve McQueen’s stunt double Bud Ekins, it was built by Brad Holstein on behalf of Triumph. It’s said to have been given to Brad Pitt as a gift from the Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub, with a special birthday message engraved on the petrol cap.

The sellers describe the motorbike as being in good all-round condition, complete with its original license plates. It’s estimated to make between £20,000 and £30,000 ($28,000 – $42,000).

“We are excited to be back at the London Motorcycle Show for our third bike auction in the capital,” said Coys CEO, Chris Routledge. “We have a stunning selection of motorcycles on offer, including this special Triumph evocating the sled racers that Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins used to race in the 1960s.”

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