Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk weighs in on the film’s censored Chinese ending

The 1999 cult classic was recently released on China’s biggest streamer with a very different finale.

There’s one person who doesn’t seem too fussed by the new censored Chinese ending to the 1999 film Fight Club — and that’s author Chuck Palahniuk.

“The irony is that the way the Chinese have changed it is they’ve aligned the ending almost exactly with the ending of the book, as opposed to Fincher’s ending, which was the more spectacular visual ending,” he said. “So in a way, the Chinese brought the movie back to the book a little bit.”

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New ‘Fight Club’ Censored in China Changes Movie’s Ending

A Chinese streaming service has started carrying the 1999 cult film favorite Fight Club—but with a very different ending to the surprise of viewers.

While Edward Norton’s character is seen at the end of the original version watching buildings explode after killing off Tyler Durden, his imaginary alter ego played by Brad Pitt, the version on Tencent Video fades to black before the explosions begin and displays a brief message.

“Through the clue provided by Tyler, the police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding. After the trial, Tyler was sent to lunatic asylum receiving psychological treatment. He was discharged from the hospital in 2012,” the message read.

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Brad Pitt, Damien Quintard Relaunch Historic Miraval Studios as Creative Hub in the South of France

Brad Pitt has teamed up with Emmy-award winning music producer Damien Quintard to relaunch the historic Miraval Studios, where Pink Floyd, Sting, The Cure and AC/DC recorded their albums. It is being redesigned as an exclusive film and music production and post-production facility in a beautiful setting.

The studio is located in a majestic vineyard estate, Château Miraval, that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie leased in 2008, purchased in 2011 and held their wedding there in 2014. Jolie sold her 50% ownership in the property in 2021.

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Stealing

So… I don’t usually check up on any other BP websites, just cause I don’t want the drama. But there is this Brasilian website, and you know who you are when you read this. That is stealing all of my images and even the pages I personally write. They just translate it to their language.

I see they haven’t found time yet to translate my Radio and Documentaries page, so that’s not available yet 😂 But be sure to expect that soon. Maybe I can do your updates too? Just use Google Translate?

Now really, is this how you can be proud of your site? Just stealing someone else’s work they’ve been creating since 2005? Really? You can’t even come up with your own sentences? Your own words? Your own pictures? Shame on you. Shame on you for just taking everything on SimplyBrad.com without any credit or mention and call it your own.

Should I take it as a compliment?

SB has survived many so called fansites and I will survive this one too, but yuck. Karma will get you.

SB Update

I updated:

• The BP Press section (2021) with the latest Miraval interview by Brad’s business partner Damien Quintard.
• The Plan B page was updated.
• The Movies section has been updated. I added the latest movies: Deadpool 2, Ad Astra & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

And I have been working hard at some gallery updates. Expect some BP Media updates again too. Check out the nice one below this post.



• x045 October 06, 2019 – GQ Photoshoot
• x003 Photoshoot (2019)
• x039 October 27, 2014 – Between Two Ferns
• x053 May 16, 2017 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
• x033 September 19, 2019- Jimmy Fallon
• x067 September 20, 2019 – The Ellen Show

PS. The videos of the above screencapped interviews/clips can be found at the BP Media section.

Gyllenhaal starstruck by Brad

Jake Gyllenhaal talks about being starstruck when meeting Brad in W magazine (January ’22 issue).

Have you ever been starstruck?

… And I was definitely starstruck when I first met Brad Pitt on the set of The Good Girl. I was working with Jennifer Aniston, who was his wife at the time, and there were a lot of very racy scenes. I remember putting my hand out to shake his, and accidentally hitting the door. He said, so confidently and kindly, “Well, you have another one. It’s all right.” He was very, very, very sweet to me, and it was actually a really lovely exchange. But, yeah—I was starstruck.

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