October 26, 2014

Into Film – the UK film charity – has a great interview from the Fury premiere, including with Brad Pitt to share. The interview was conducted by 17-year-old Josh, a teenage member of the charity who is part of our Talent Development programme, which enables children and young people the chance to develop their passion for film and take part in film industry events.

Thank you Charlie of Into Film for sending me this link. Great programme that SimplyBrad.com will of course support! Good job Josh.

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October 26, 2014

A casting call has been issued for Native American actors and language speakers for a dramatic miniseries about the Lewis and Clark expedition that will air on HBO.

Casting director Rene Haynes, who specializes in Native American and First Nations casting and who has casted the likes of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” and “Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “Eclipse,” is leading the effort.

The casting calls are being held throughout the Northwest and Canada, with three stops in Montana, including in Missoula on Nov. 5, Polson on Nov. 8, and Browning on Nov. 10.

Roles sought include a young Native/First Nations woman, between the ages of 17 and early 20s but looking younger, to play Sacagawea. Native/First Nations men 18 and older who are lean, fit and skilled horseback riders are also sought. According to Haynes’ website, above-average horsemanship skills are sought, and long hair is not required but is a “plus.”

Read more. Exciting news for a long overdue project.

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October 26, 2014

Newlywed, father of six, and critically-acclaimed Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt is ready to show off his French language skills on the big screen in his new movie “By The Sea.”

The Hollywood actor stars opposite his wife Angelina Jolie, who is also the film’s writer and director, and he has now revealed the action is set in France, so he is taking the opportunity to show off his linguistic ability.

Pitt, who owns a home in France with Jolie, tells Britain’s Hello! magazine, “The film’s set in France so it makes sense for me to speak it… And I think my French is pretty good, so my writer/director put a lot of the language into the script and we’ll see how I do. My writer/director is tough as nails, as you know… My writer/director being my wife.”

Read more.

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October 26, 2014

Hollywood star Brad Pitt (50) would like to be able to speak good German. “I like the language. I think they even beautiful and melodic, if you pronounce it not too loud and hard”, the actor told the Munich daily newspaper.

He has long been trying to improve his German language skills. “I have some very good friends in Germany. Also, I am an art fan, and there are many great artists there, “explained Pitt, to his favorite films, the war drama “Das Boot” is one. From 1 January 2015. He is an American tank commander in the drama “Fury – Heart of Steel” to see the plays in the last weeks of the Second World War.

His marriage with US actress Angelina Jolie has been long overdue in the opinion of the 50-year-olds. “I mean, we have six children,” the US actor the BBC said on the sidelines of the festival premiere of “Heart of Steel” in London. About the wedding ceremony Pitt said: “I was surprised how much it moved me. There is already a commitment, it is more than just a piece of paper.”

Read more. Sorry, it was a translated interview.

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October 26, 2014

This weekend, Brad Pitt’s Fury is not just the box office number one movie making $23.5 million. The film about the World War II tank crew’s last offensive against the waning Nazi forces in 1945 was also a teachable moment for Pitt’s son Maddox.

In an interview with the Associated Press, the actor talked about his eldest son’s reaction to watching the film.

“He’s a bit of a World War II buff so it’s interesting for him, I think, but it’s still dad so it’s not that cool.”

It was important to Pitt to explain the reality of war to his kid. “The younger generation play a lot of video games and I want them to understand that there is casualty, you don’t just reboot. There are real consequences and real stakes so we talked a lot about that.”

Fury dislodged Gone Girl after a few solid weeks at number one. The psychological thriller starring Ben Affleck takes second this weekend at $17.8 million — which adds up to over $100 million total gross in just three weeks.

While Pitt was working on Fury, his wife Angelina Jolie was also working on a World War II film, Unbroken, out in December.

Pitt told the AP that they were learning together. “I was studying the European theatre, she was studying Pacific theatre. I was studying tanks, she was studying bombers. and yeah It was good fun for us.”

Brad Pitt stars as Sergeant Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collins in Fury. The actor says he’s “comfortable” letting his 13-year-old son, Maddox, see the movie despite its grisly depiction of war battle because he can handle the content.

While the World War II drama Fury depicts a gruesome look at war through the exploits of a tank crew in Nazi Germany, Brad Pitt feels his 13-year old son, Maddox, can handle the content.

“He’s a World War II buff,” Pitt told The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the red carpet for the film’s world premiere.

‘The world is a beautiful place, but it’s also a very violent place. We talk about it afterward, so I’m not so opposed’

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October 26, 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s six children played a large role in their parents’ recent wedding – after all, it was the kids who urged them to get married and even penned the couple’s vows.

So how are Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and 6-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox enjoying their mom and dad being husband and wife?

“They like it,” Pitt told PEOPLE at the world premiere of his new movie Fury in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, pausing thoughtfully and smiling. “They like it.”

Pitt spent time with members of the military, including retired WWII veterans, at the patriotic premiere. He also got plenty of face time with his costars while making the war movie; Navy SEALs put the cast through boot camp to prepare them for their roles.

“It was actually very complex. It wasn’t like, dig a foxhole and you’re done,” director David Ayer told PEOPLE on the red carpet. “It was engineered to break them down and then build them up as a team. Once they came out of that, they were glowing. They had this incredible chemistry together and I was a bit jealous because I hadn’t shared in that experience and was now an outsider.”

One insider, 22-year-old Logan Lerman (who played Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the youngest team member on the tank crew in Fury) had an intimate task assigned to him during boot camp.

In an effort to keep the men sleep-deprived, they took turns staying awake on watch each night. Because Logan’s rank was at the bottom of the list, he had a very senior member of the group behind him.

“We each had to wake the next person, and the next person was Brad for me,” Lerman told PEOPLE. “So I had to be the guy to wake Brad Pitt up.”

So, how did that go?

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October 26, 2014

We chat to just married actor Brad Pitt about his new film Fury, being married to a Dame and on meeting the Queen.

There’s not much that can impress movie stars the likes of Brad and Angie, but it seems that royalty is in a league all of its own.

In New York City to promote his WWII drama, Fury, just days after Queen Elizabeth awarded Angelina with an honorary Dame title, Pitt couldn’t keep the smile off his face, recalling this most prestigious event.

“Well, that was just cool. Grand Dame Commander,” he says, shaking his head.
It was a family affair for the Jolie-Pitt’s at Buckingham Palace.

“It was a lovely day for our family, and we were offered the opportunity to meet (the Queen) afterwards and bring the kids in,” he laughs. “And to see the kids like that; I have never seen them that still and respectful in my whole life. And to see them bow and say ‘Your Majesty,’ and curtsy. It was an absolute delight and just a lovely day for us all.”

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

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October 26, 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.

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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.

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October 20, 2014

• x007 Premiere October ’14 France.
• x010 GQ November ’14 US.

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October 20, 2014

Fury, the new film by Brad Pitt gets a very special premiere in the Netherlands.

The first screening will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at the military base, the Bernhard barracks in Amersfoort. It is the first time that the Army cooperates in a movie premiere.

Earlier distributor Universal was already an association with the Royal Navy on for the premieres of the filmsBattleship and Captain Phillips. Fury tells of a life threatening American mission at the end of World War II.

Guests at the premiere brought in modern and historic vehicles towards the ‘front’. Here, prior to the showing demonstrations by the Army with modern and historic military equipment. There is also a special exposition of vehicles and artifacts from World War II.

The American director David Ayer, the film has made coming to the Netherlands for the display. For the special meeting celebrities are invited, as well as staff of the Army. The main roles in Fury are played by Brad Pitt, ShiaLaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena. The epic is from October 23 to see in Dutch cinemas.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

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October 20, 2014

The first rule of breakdance is you don’t talk during breakdance.

Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon have already had a yodel conversation, but on Wednesday they decided to take things up a notch. Instead of talking about Pitt’s new movie, “Fury,” by using boring old words, the pair had an entire conversation consisting of dance moves. Appropriately, words can’t even describe how awesome it is.

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October 20, 2014

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of updates. I was on vacation (Thailand) and my dear friend La_miga who usually takes care of SB unfortunately broke her laptop. I am home now and will make up for all that I, and you, have missed when it comes to Brad. I realise it is a lot. I am terribly sorry.

I was wondering if there are excited people out there who are willing to help out by contributing news, pictures, scans etc? Please send me an email (webmaster@simplybrad.com) with your abilities :) This is a serious request.

I would prefer experienced people or people that have certain resources when it comes to content (ie. magazines/pictures). I take SimplyBrad.com very serious and expect the same from my team.

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October 6, 2014

“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.”

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