Brioni Taps Brad Pitt as Brand Ambassador

FROM PITTI TO PITT: Roman luxury men’s wear company Brioni continues to build up its roster of prominent brand ambassadors.

The Kering-owned label has tapped Brad Pitt to front its next advertising campaign, due to be released in January 2020 and marking the company’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Pitt succeeds fellow Hollywood legends Pierce BrosnanAnthony Hopkins and Samuel L. Jackson in the role.

Brioni’s tie-up with Pitt is not new as the American actor and producer has often appeared on the red carpet sporting the brand’s tailoring. Most recently, Pitt wore Brioni black bespoke tuxedos both at the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival this year, where he presented Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and James Grey’s “Ad Astra,” respectively.

 

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Brad Pitt Says He ‘Always Had Crushes’ Growing Up & Details His First Kiss

Brad Pitt is opening up about his childhood.

W Magazine sat down with 56-year-old Pitt as part of a series of interviews with actors and actresses who are hailed as having the best movie performances of 2019 and he gamely talked about a few of his formative experiences growing up. In the candid video, Pitt tells the story of his first kiss, which happened when he was in the fourth grade with a girl named Lisa.

“It was in her garage. Fourth grade,” he recalls. “She was one street over, and I ran home afterward. I was pretty excited, titillated as fourth graders get. It was kind of planned, it was kind of set up — OK, we’re going to meet here, we’re going to do this. The anticipation was a bit nerve-wracking. Got there, did the deal, and somehow, I just remember running home. It was just too much.”

“I always had crushes,” he adds. “I had crushes in kindergarten, first grade, second grade. I had crushes. I always had crushes.”

When the interviewer interjects, “Because you’re passionate,” Pitt replies with a smirk, “Because I’m addicted.”

Later, he shows off his signature dance move from the ’80s from when he attended two proms in high school since the girl he was dating at the time was from a neighbouring high school. The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star says he wore a white tuxedo with tails.

“I realize that was kind of my training. Like, dance, the ’80s dance,” he jokes, snapping his fingers with a laugh. “And it never really evolved from there, and then I had a 20-year hiatus where I didn’t dance at all, and now I kind of see dance as my future. So, trying to catch up. I’ll be throwing s**t out of joint and dislocating things, but yeah, I don’t know, I see more dance in my future.”

As for the first album he ever bought, he says it was Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which came out in 1975.

“My earliest memory is Captain Fantastic, that was my favourite album,” he shares. “But it could have been something like [John’s] Madman Across the Water. Also, Three Dog Night was somewhere in there, Fleetwood Mac.”

Pitt admits he had the rock star fantasy but says it obviously wasn’t going to happen for him.

“Oh sure, but I couldn’t sing for, you know, sh*t,” he says. “And I couldn’t play anything so, you know, had to go for the next best thing.”

Pitt later talks about playing the role of Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. He’s been getting rave reviews for his role as a stunt man during Hollywood’s golden age, receiving the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture on Sunday.

“Just where I am in life, I was just really drawn to him,” he says of the role. “I love what Quentin had written, it was a guy who is pretty at peace with his place in life, knew what he was dedicated to, knew what he was not dedicated to, looked for the best in people but was not surprised to get the worst in people. I could relate to that.”

“And he gets to drive through to L.A. in a really cool car,” he adds with a smile. “But you know that comes with a Tarantino movie. You’re going to get a cool car, you’re not going to get a sh*tbox.”

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Brad Pitt Recieves BAFTA Nomination for Supporting Actor

“Joker,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “The Irishman” have come out on top in the nominations for the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television’s Film Awards.

“Joker” had 11 noms, and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” scored 10 noms apiece. Off the back of its Globes success, “1917” landed nine.

The 73rd BAFTA Film Awards will take place at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, Feb. 2. Talk show host Graham Norton hosts this year, taking the reins from Joanna Lumley who fronted the ceremony for the previous two years.

The awards will be broadcast on the BBC. Pre-awards red carpet coverage will be streamed on BAFTA’s social media channels.

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Simply Brad on social media

Hello!  I am so excited to be joining the Simply Brad team!  After deliberating we have decided to move into the social media world, and that is where I come in.  With the amount of time it takes to run this site, there is no way Josan could add that to her plate, so I have come aboard to help out.  I will be helping out a little with the site, but my main role will be as Social Media Manager.  That sounds more important and fancy than it really is, but it will be a super fun job and I can’t wait to get started!

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Brad and Leonardo on WTF With Marc Maron Podcast

During a victory lap for their movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio put movie stardom on hold for an hour to have a chat with Marc. They talk about their early days as show business outsiders, the moment they knew their lives would never be the same, the times they’ve known a movie they’re in is going to tank, why they don’t want to direct and why they love to produce. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay on Freeform.

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Note to listeners: The podcast is phenomenal! It is hilarious, yet due to language it is NSFW.