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Jonah Hill Calls Brad Pitt the “Bobby Fischer” of Pranking

Brad Pitt was paired up with his Moneyball costar Jonah Hill at today’s Oscar nominee luncheon. Brad teased that he met someone by the name of “Jorge” Clooney at the event, and it seems Mr. Pitt always has the last laugh at least when it comes to pranking Jonah. See the two stars banter about their on-set antics in this video from the luncheon.

Thanks Gabriella. Brad is seriously funny lol.

FYI. I don’t know if I am the only weird person here but I think I could watch a whole entire movie of Brad just saying the little word ‘and‘. I’m telling you, pay attention to how Brad always pronounces that teeny tiny word. Heaven. Aaaaaaand…

Why Brad Pitt was “obsessive” about “Moneyball”

Oscar nominee Brad Pitt made his first TV appearance in an episode of the hit show “Dallas.” Now, 25 years later, he’s a household name for his work in movies — and for his relationship and life with Angelina Jolie.

Charlie Rose recently sat down with the start to discuss why he says his life in the past year is as good as it gets and why he worked so hard to make the acclaimed movie “Moneyball.” The transcript of the interview follows.

Charlie Rose: This is a story of obsession for you…what was it?

Brad Pitt: It was a story of an obsessive character and I was obsessive about getting it to the screen. It was this idea of value and our self worth and how it is often tabulated by a failure. And you look at the Billy Bean character, he had been completely devalued by his sport. He was playing for a small market team and had to rethink the game. And had to question why we had been doing the things we do for so long. And in doing so, found this whole other talent pool of other people who had been devalued, and they started winning games. They got a second chance, and they started winning games. I thought it was a story we’re telling now about success and failure.

Charlie Rose: You felt a kinship with him.

Brad Pitt: Yes, definitely. He was emotional about the games. He couldn’t even watch the games. He didn’t want to cloud his thinking. I understand that to some degree – there were just attributes about him and this push and this need to make things fair, to find a level playing field. If we’re gonna compete, let’s make it fair. And I’m a bit of a justice nut.

Charlie Rose: We’re now in our fourth or fifth week on this show and we showed this movie to our staff at the beginning just to say here’s someone going against the odds and against expectations.

Brad Pitt: And that you can actually win in unconventional ways…

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HOLLYWOOD 2012: Brad Pitt and Bennett Miller (Part One)
Krista Smith talks with Moneyball star Brad Pitt and director Bennett Miller about the themes of the film, its long road to the big screen, and the thrill of seeing it connect with audiences.

Sunday Morning

Brad on Sunday Morning, January 29. Full credit to Lynn/JoliePittStop.

Brad Pitt tells CBS: My kids are pressuring me to marry

In Oscar season, the hopefuls open up to impress voters. Brad Pitt, a best actor nominee for “Moneyball,” is sharing details about his family life with “CBS Sunday Morning” this weekend.

Pitt and companion Angelina Jolie, an Oscar winner, have six children.

We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids” to marry, Pitt tells Lee Cowan. “It means something to them, and they’re, you know, they have questions when their friends’ parents are married and why is that…

Cowan asks, “So, what do you tell them?

Pitt reveals: “I haven’t been very good at it. Mainly, ‘We will someday, we will, that’s a great idea.’ ‘Get mommy a ring.’ ‘Okay, I will, I will.’

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The Many Revolutions of Brad Pitt (The Hollywood Reporter)

The superstar with multiple Oscar nominations has everything: a brilliant career, a partner he wants to marry and, in “Moneyball,” a seeming disaster he turned into a masterpiece. Still, Hollywood’s producer-actor confesses to earlier bouts of depression and a relentless need to question just about everything (himself included): “This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated.”

Try to set up an interview with Brad Pitt, and you instantly plunge into his almost Dada-esque world.

After all, where do you go? A restaurant rendez­vous would devolve into a scrum of gawkers and gapers; his suggestion that we meet at this reporter’s office creates such a stir among jaded journalists, it is rapidly nixed; and Pitt’s house in the Hollywood Hills is apparently out of bounds, reserved for his partner, Angelina Jolie, and their six kids — and those inquiring minds eager to know about a decapitated head found nearby only days before.

So it is, like participants in the witness protection program, that we find ourselves ensconced in a 14th-floor suite at Hollywood’s W Hotel this Jan. 20 — chosen because Pitt’s Cadillac Escalade can make a quick in-and-out to avoid the paparazzi thirsting to behold him.

Pitt doesn’t blame them. Media reports surfaced hours earlier that police had interviewed his bodyguard about human limbs scattered near the Hollywood sign. Still, he can’t help being bemused. “I was watching CNN, and they said, ‘Brad Pitt’s home!’ and, ‘Brad Pitt’s bodyguard!’ “ he laughs in disbelief. “I’m like: ‘Why? Why?’ “

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