Brad Pitt, Chris Evans, Laura Dern and Six Other Stars Grace the Covers of W’s Best Performances 2020 Issue

For the Best Performances 2020 issue, the stars of the biggest films of the past year posed for photographer Juergen Teller in the most quintessential of Los Angeles locales: strip malls, parking lots and hotel rooms. This time around, the annual portfolio features nine different covers, with Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Ad Astra), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name), Chris Evans (Knives Out and Avengers: Endgame), Laura Dern (Marriage Story and Little Women), Adam Driver (Marriage Story, The Report, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) and Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit) at their bold, unvarnished, effervescent best. For the portfolio inside the issue, the actors sat down with W’s Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg to discuss their lives and work: Dern reflects on her public perception (she’s never felt like an icon), Lopez recalls her early days as a dancer, and Murphy opens up about the films and comedy albums that influenced him as a kid. Here, all of Teller’s iconic covers for W’s first issue of the new decade, and its tenth edition of Best Performances.

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Be sure to read Brad’s hilarious (in my opinion) short interview right here.

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The Houston Film Critics Society

“Parasite,” the South Korean thriller that has become the surprise critical and box-office hit of the fall, keeps going from strength to strength. Now, it can add another honor to its mantle. The Houston Film Critics Society named it the year’s best picture at its 13th Annual Movie Awards ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Thursday night.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” which came into the contest with the most nominations at seven, went home with two: supporting actor (Brad Pitt) and poster art. “Marriage Story,” which had six nominations, had one win and it was for actor Adam Driver.

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Golden Globes: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon Set to Present

Additional presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Will Ferrell, Tiffany Haddish, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Sofia Vergara and Kerry Washington.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron, Will Ferrell and Tiffany Haddish are among the presenters set to take the stage for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday.

The 77th annual Golden Globes will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC live from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. A two-hour, official red carpet preshow will stream live exclusively on Facebook Watch, hosted by Sofia Carson, A.J. Gibson, Jeannie Mai and Scott Mantz, starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

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SimplyBrad.com

Yup, a new, simple design. Some changes to the website are to be made, the site will undergo some live renovations.

Still love working on it, but gosh it takes a lot of time and I can share that I am currently pregnant and am experiencing some issues, this is also causing some update delays sometimes (we also have an almost 2 year old running around that needs attention).

The Forum is officially closed. Thank you for everybody that participated and contributed news. It is where SB started: with just a simple forum and look where it is now, since 2005 (!)

Together with my longtime friend Shann, we will keep you updated on everything Brad, always. Do check out her brilliant Instagram Brad Pitt Career.

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Production Design Vignette

Production Designer Barbara Ling discusses how she worked with director Quentin Tarantino to lovingly recreate 1969 Los Angeles in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

The film visits 1969 Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The film features a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Al Pacino.

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‘Sweetbitter’ Canceled After Two Seasons at Starz

“Sweetbitter” has come to a bittersweet end.

The half-hour drama has been canceled by Starz after two seasons on the network. Season 2 wrapped up in August.

The half-hour drama series was based on the book of the same name by Stephanie Danler. It followed a 22-year-old woman (Ella Purnell) who, shortly after arriving in New York, landed a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant.

The series also starred Tom Sturridge, Caitlin FitzGerald, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews, Daniyar, and Paul Sparks. Danler served as creator, executive producer and writer on the series. Stuart Zicherman served as showrunner and executive producer along with Brad Pitt’s Plan B.

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