Category: Mention

Weintraub Docu appearance

Taken from an interview with producer Jerry Weintraub (Ocean trilogy) about a documentary about the producer, apparently also featuring Brad.

The documentary, “His Way,” which debuts on cable channel HBO on Monday, includes amusing tales from Weintraub about working with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and John Denver, as well as interviews with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and former President George H.W. Bush.

You have to take the time and care to cultivate, make it big, make it an event? I make an event out of everything I do. But it doesn’t just happen. It’s not a thing that happens in an instant and you just walk away. There’s not an event or anything I’ve done in my career—the shows I did, the movies I did, the shows I produced on Broadway—that I don’t have my handprints all over and take full responsibility for. As Brad [Pitt] said, he does a really big show, he can’t help himself.

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Important Artifacts

Small mention from an interview with the writer.

Mottola is penning romantic novel adaptation “Important Artifacts” for Natalie Portman, Paramount and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. “It’s a writing-only gig that doesn’t have a director, so I may throw my hat in the ring, and there’s a slight chance Pitt might want to be in it,” he says.

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Fashion Execs Share Career Advice and Brad Pitt Gossip

Brad Pitt likes a boatneck.

Lubov Azria, chief creative officer of BCBGMaxAzriaGroup, shared this tidbit when asked to share one of her best moments in her long career in fashion.

We were going to dress Angelina Jolie and we had a choice of three gowns with us. When we got there, she said she wanted Brad to pick,” she said. With other celebrities, “there’s usually a staff of 10 people who all have an opinion. He was very decisive. He’s an architect and likes geometric things. He chose the dress that everyone thought was backwards, and it was. He likes boatnecks — that’s all she wears.

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Waltz: ‘Basterds wouldn’t have happened without Pitt’

The movie has already picked up a string of accolades and is nominated for eight Academy Awards at the upcoming Oscars in March (09), including Best Picture and Best Director.

Waltz, who is up for a Best Supporting Actor prize at the Oscars, has already picked up a London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Actor of the Year for his role as Colonel Hans Landa in the 2009 movie.

But he’s convinced Quentin Tarantino’s critically-acclaimed film would never have happened if Pitt hadn’t signed up, because Waltz believes the Fight Club star is responsible for making it such a success.

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Brad’s Beard Getting Him Into Character?

No, he’s not auditioning to play a billy goat. Instead, perhaps Brad Pitt has been sporting his long, scraggly beard to get into character for a new movie role: that of British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon in 1925.

But there are a couple of modern-day mysteries surrounding the story, too. First, a Paramount source says the film, called The Lost City of Z, doesn’t have a script yet and no date to start production has been set. In addition, Fawcett didn’t have a beard, but a handlebar moustache.

There is no film-related explanation I can give you as to why [Pitt] has the beard,” the Paramount source tells PEOPLE.

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Brad Pitt And Josh Brolin May Go Like Hell

Jay Leno isn’t the only Hollywood celebrity with a hanger full of cars. Los Angeles is full of closet gear heads and, they’re lining up to do 20th Century Fox’s new racing movie, Go Like Hell.

The film is based on recently optioned book called “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans”. Set in the 1960s, the book is the true story of the Ford motor company’s attempt to beat the exotic Euro auto manufacturers at their own game by hiring a crack team to beat them in European racing. It’s the 60s by the way which manes safety took a back seat to speed and race car drivers were as much daredevils as they were professionals. Blowing up halfway down the track wasn’t out of the question.

What’s most interesting about this project are the number of big names who may be involved. Producer Lucas Foster appeared this week on the Adam Carolla Podcast and talked endlessly about his plans for the film, including who might star in it. Lucas says, “I have a lot of interest from big actors. It would shock you the telephone calls that have come in from people.” In particular Foster says, “There’s a lot of conversation with my good friend, Brad Pitt.” He further confirmed that they’ve spoken to Josh Brolin while mentioning that he’s also interested in Russell Crowe, Matt Damon (for the role of Phil Hill), Eric Bana, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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