October 26, 2014
by admin / family Fury

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
by admin / family Fury

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
by admin / BP Press

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.

October 26, 2014
by admin / BP Media

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.

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!


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October 20, 2014
by admin / Fury

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.

October 20, 2014
by admin / BP Media

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
by admin / SimplyBrad.com


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.

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