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BP Press Update

This part of the network I am quite proud of actually, cause of me being a perfectionist when it comes to Brad, I want to be accurate and have honest information so is (as far as I know) the biggest press archive on all of Brad’s official interviews since he started doing them.

I am always looking for old or new interviews or transcripts to add. So if you are willing to transcribe a broadcasted interview for us all to enjoy and keep forever, please do so! I am working on a new design for this section, as everything, it will take some time but it will be worth it. Trust me.

For now, I’ve transcribed the latest Empire interview and thanks to Maria I added a great recent french interview by Jet Set magazine. Thank you and enjoy!

Brad Pitt says all actors have a shelf life and his is coming but…

If you’re choosing a team of the coolest dudes on the planet, by all means pick Brad Pitt first. If you’re choosing a team to play, y’know, an actual sport, maybe pick that dweeby kid in the spectacles standing next to him …

“It was high noon,” recalls Pitt, setting the scene of his schoolyard humiliation. “I was in centrefield and … I wasn’t born to be a baseball player. “I took a ball in the face. But then I still threw the guy out of second! But then the guy said, ‘Ewww, you’re bleeding’ and I was off to emergency.”

But as he approaches his 48th birthday, Pitt may no longer be the first guy picked to take the field in the acting game either. Or so he says.

“We have a shelf life, no question. And mine’s coming. But there’s a few more things I wanna do before my shelf life expires.”

Read more. Thanks Gabriella. Nice new interview.

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill put ‘Monyball’ into play

Like old buddies reuniting for a happy hour at the corner bar, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill enter the room already gabbing and laughing.

He’s got his back: Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in Moneyball. It’s the true-life story of Billy Beane, the man who revolutionized the way professional baseball players are evaluated.

He’s got his back: Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in Moneyball. It’s the true-life story of Billy Beane, the man who revolutionized the way professional baseball players are evaluated.

What could the model-handsome middle-aged half of the celebrity beast known as Brangelina be discussing so intently with the Gen-Y whiz kid who was Russell Brand’s reluctant drug mule in Get Him to the Greek?

Maybe how their new film, Moneyball, which opens today, puts a whole new backroom-negotiating spin on the baseball genre by doing with spreadsheets what sexy Bull Durham did with bedsheets?

Read more. Real fun interview.

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Is Brad Pitt more than just a pretty boy?

If you built a movie star from scratch, he would probably possess these qualities: traffic-stopping looks, charisma, wit, character, and probably most important, the savvy to get to the top of the Hollywood heap and remain there.

Somehow, Brad Pitt figured out the formula. But it isn’t that simple. He also seems to have pursued a career with a dismissive shrug toward conventional wisdom. Take a gander at his credits and notice that, although there are plenty of times when his name stood atop the marquee (“Legends of the Fall,” “Meet Joe Black,” “Seven Years in Tibet”), many of his most memorable roles were in supporting or ensemble roles (“Thelma & Louise,” “Twelve Monkeys,” the “Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Inglourious Basterds”).

Also, he has defied the norm further with forays into art-house fare like “Babel” or the recent Terrence Malick film, “The Tree of Life.” And he does all of that while in a relationship with Angelina Jolie that couldn’t be more high profile if they adopted a Kardashian.

This week, Pitt tosses another curve with “Moneyball,” the story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who devised a new way of evaluating talent and building a baseball franchise that upset the establishment’s way of thinking.

Sort of like the way Brad Pitt approaches acting.

Read more. Worth the read!

BP Press Update

Helu, just to let you lovely visitors know that BP Press was updated with three new interviews. Well worth reading. I’m hoping to transcribe the Entertainment Weekly interview soon, for archive purposes. Volunteers are always welcomed ;)


Brad Pitt is a satisfied man. Or at least that’s what he tells Sunday’s Parade magazine in promotion of his latest film, “Moneyball.” In a very candid interview, Brad shares why he wasn’t happy in his marriage with Jennifer Aniston and how much he loves Angie. Plus, he addresses those pesky wedding rumors.

On why he’s happy now:

“I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man. I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. … That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.”

“It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”

On his decision to start a family with Angelina Jolie
One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her.”

“How many stories have you read that aren’t true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don’t split up, there’s a whole new round that we’ve made up and we’re back together again! We’ll get married when everyone can. We’re not splitting up. And we don’t have a seventh child yet.”

Read more/discuss. Thanks Gabriella.

Lots more snippets @ the link. Magazine will come out this sunday.

Entertainment Weekly

Brad Pitt gives a rare, three-and-a-half hour interview in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, speaking from London where he’s promoting Moneyball and shooting the zombie epic World War Z. He talks about career highs, like meeting Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith: “We had some good workshops beforehand. Had some good laughs and ideas. That was just a great collaboration that turned into a greater collaboration.” He admits the couple may want to rethink their policy of never working at the same time — it helps with child rearing, but also means they can’t make movies together. “We should be doing them together,” Pitt says, in the first in a series called The EW Interview, dedicated to icons reflecting on their careers. “That’s what we should be doing. We should be doing everything together, and then we could work less. We could have more time off.”

The conversation covers many low moments as well, and Pitt is ruthlessly honest about his own failures. Told he looks miserable in 1994’s Interview with The Vampire, he says: “I am miserable. Six months in the f—ing dark. Contact lenses, makeup, I’m playing the bitch role…” Pitt says he was depressed by the colorless role and the dreary London shoot: “One day, it broke me… I called David Geffen, who was a producer… I said, ‘David, I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it. How much will it take to get me out?’ And he goes, very calmly, ‘Forty million dollars.’”

Read more/discuss. Thanks Gabriella & Yukko.

The magazine will be out sept. 16th! Lots more snippets @ the link. Hilarious.

Japan Times

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Terrence Malick kicks off his new film, “The Tree of Life,” with a bang. The Big Bang, actually. Over the next 138 minutes, the viewer witnesses a journey through history that ends up in a small town in Texas. Critics seem to agree that you’ll either love it or hate it.

“Terrence Malick has vision,” Brad Pitt, who stars in the film, tells The Japan Times. “He’s not about commercial concerns, he’s about stretching filmmaking to the limit.”

It’s a vision that not everyone is seeing, but those who do are impressed. The critic Roger Ebert called the film a “form of prayer” that made him “alert to the awe of existence.” The film also won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France.

Malick is famous for not giving interviews. He has directed six films since debuting with the short “Lanton Mills” in 1969. This lack of output has been attributed to his perfectionist approach to making movies. As Japan Times film critic Giovanni Fazio pointed out in last week’s review of “The Tree of Life,” this can be both a curse and a blessing.

However, Pitt stands by Malick’s perfectionism, “When Terrence makes a movie, he takes his time. He can’t be dictated to. He’ll wait just as long as he needs to start shooting.”

Read more @ BP Press. Thanks Anu.

SF Gate

There will be few halfhearted reactions to Terrence Malick’s grandly ambitious new film, “The Tree of Life,” which last week was awarded the Palme d’Or, the Cannes Film Festival’s highest prize.

Partisans of the director, one of American film’s few genuine visionaries (“Days of Heaven,” “The New World”), will see it as a deeply moving, poetic meditation that addresses classic spiritual and philosophical questions with sublime images and minimal dialogue. Viewers of a different temperament will find it self-important and arty in the worst way.

The cast includes Brad Pitt as the authoritarian father, Bay Area native Jessica Chastain as his wife and Sean Penn as the grown-up son. Chronicle Movie Critic Mick LaSalle calls Pitt’s performance one of the actor’s finest.

Pitt spoke by phone from Los Angeles.

Read more.