Brad Pitt is adamant that he is not a style guy. “If I have a style, it’s no style,” he tells me over the phone. I, for my part, disagree. There’s a damn good reason Esquire has covered his red-carpet and off-duty looks with some regularity over the years, and it’s not just because he’s Brad Fuckin’ Pitt, one of The Last True Movie Stars. It’s because, whether he’s hitting the red carpet in classic black tie or teaching an impromptu master class on casual dressing while popping out for coffee, the man seems to have an innate idea of what works for him when it comes to getting dressed. (Being Brad Fuckin’ Pitt does help, though.)
I’m about to jump in and tell him just that when he starts expanding on this idea of “’no-style’ style,” and I realize we don’t disagree—we’re just dealing with a good old-fashioned language barrier. “I like monochrome, without it being a uniform,” he explains. “I like simplicity. I like the details in the stitching, the way it feels. If anything, that’s the only divining rod I have.” In other words: unlike so many guys who care about the façade first and foremost, Pitt is tapping into something deeper. He’s focused on how he lives in what he wears. How it works with his own idiosyncrasies and predilections. It’s personal style, distilled—he just doesn’t call it that.
“It’s led by comfort,” he continues. “I like the feel of a Lecia camera or the way a watch feels. I don’t want to look ostentatious, but if you come close, you notice. I like how the lining feels. It’s those details that are important to me. It’s too exhausting to follow trends. And I despise billboards; I just don’t want to be billboard.”
“To me coffee is not just a drink. It creates connections, it allows you to carve a moment for yourself; to pause and enjoy the moment,” the Oscar winner shares with PEOPLE.
The 57-year-old Oscar-winning actor is teaming up with De’Longhi, known for its luxury coffee and espresso machines, for the company’s first international “Perfetto” campaign—and PEOPLE has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the filming and making of the commercial.
In the new cinematic ad, viewers get a look at a “day-in-the-life” of the star, who picks up coffee beans, rides his motorcycle along the California, and makes a trip to the gas station before returning home to relax with a cup of his home-brewed cappuccino.
I think a lot of people want to know—what is Brad Pitt’s involvement in Enroot?
When it comes to Brad, part of my role is to really listen to his instincts and direction, and work to execute on that vision. For example, he led the creative for the branding and packaging, even sketching out trees and roots for our logo, and he pushed us to look at the alternatives to using plastic bottles and caps. He also honed-in on how to convey our values through Food, Family, Farms and to partner with an independent third-party in sustainability such as SCS Global Services. He brought the idea of bringing in expert chefs and tasted every iteration of our recipes, until we collectively found our sweet spots. He advocated for our give back to the James Beard Foundation’s women’s leadership programs, and is integral in key pitch meetings.
Brad Pitt sketching the Enroot logo
Brad Pitt and CEO Georges Kern talk about the new collection.
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Brad Pitt is reuniting with Sandra Bullock for Lost City of D, Paramount’s romantic action-adventure comedy that also stars Channing Tatum.
The move is actually a friendly quid pro quo as it follows Bullock making a cameo appearance in Pitt’s action movie Bullet Train, which recently wrapped production with director David Leitch shooting for Sony. When Bullock, who is producing as well as starring in D, saw an opportunity for a fun casting, she reached out to her pal, who said yes.
Adam and Aaron Nee are directing D, which is described as an old-fashioned star vehicle as well as a screwball adventure featuring mismatched leads, witty repartee and of course, romance.
Per the studio, the story centers on a reclusive romance novelist who is sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model. That is, until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.
Bullock is the author while Tatum is the model. Pitt’s role is being kept hidden in the temple ruins, but it is said to be a cameo.
Several A-listers are set to present at this year’s socially-distanced Oscars ceremony.
Hollywood’s A-list will be out in force at the 2021 Oscars later this month.
Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of the stars announced as presenters at the awards show, airing on Sunday, April 25, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday.
Pitt, last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner, will also be joined by 2020 winners Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix and Laura Dern.
Also announced in the presenter line-up so far are Angela Bassett, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno and Zendaya.
“In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” said show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh in a statement. “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.”
More presenters will be announced before the Oscars.
This year’s awards show will look markedly different from previous ceremonies with the producers planning on making the Oscars “look more like a movie, not a television show,” they said in a press release last month.
In March, producers sent a letter to nominees outlining several requirements for the upcoming show. In the letter, the three revealed those nominated will not have the option to Zoom into the live show.
“For those of you unable to attend because of scheduling or continued uneasiness about traveling, we want you to know there will not be an option to Zoom in for the show,” they said.
The letter continued, “We are going to great lengths to provide a safe and ENJOYABLE evening for all of you in person, as well as for all the millions of film fans around the world, and we feel the virtual thing will diminish those efforts.”
For those unable to attend, the Academy will accept the Oscar on behalf of the artist.
The show’s theme was also revealed as “Stories Matter,” with the producers asking talent to take part in interviews where they’ll share their own personal stories. The idea is to connect each person’s story at the award show.
The 93rd Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, April 25 starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.