Among Brad Pitt’s many accomplishments—seven Academy Award nominations, a successful wine label, the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive—is his ability to invest in some truly trophy real estate. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor has spoken before about his affinity for all things architecture and interior design, telling Oprah Winfrey in 2004, “I love that architecture is this huge art piece you can be inside. I believe it lifts your soul and affects your mindset.” In late 2012, he collaborated on a collection with furniture maker Frank Pollaro, and in 2020, narrated a documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright. So it is no surprise that he has selected some impressive homes, and made them even more so with his time, investment, and attention to detail.
The celebrated Belfast artist Colin Davidson has recalled how he taught Brad Pitt how to paint.
In a new TV interview, he discussed his career and time spent with some of the most famous people in the world.
Few could have predicted that Colin’s own art students would one day include Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt.
He said the A-list encounter started with an email from a lawyer who said a client in the United States had enjoyed his work and had asked to learn how to paint.
The Fight Club star had seen Colin’s work in a 2012 exhibition in London as well as on the cover of a Glen Hansard album.
The actor Brad Pitt was granted joint custody of his five underage children with his former wife, actor Angelina Jolie, in a tentative ruling, sources confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday.
Pitt, who split from Jolie in 2016, was granted a request to adjust the current custody agreement to allow him more time with his children, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The new arrangement tentatively splits Pitt’s legal custody equally with his ex-wife.
Court documents in the ongoing custody dispute were sealed from public record in 2017 out of concern for the minor children.
Attorneys for Pitt filed a motion Monday in support of a sealed custody order, requesting notice to the court that Judge John W. Odenkirk “has conducted an extensive proceeding over the past six months in a thorough, fair manner and reached a tentative ruling and order after hearing from experts and percipient witnesses.” The motion was made to “correct” the record against “factual and legal inaccuracies” made by Jolie’s legal team in opposition.
Springfield native Brad Pitt had a message Monday for the 2020 graduating class of the largest university in his hometown.
“Hi everyone,” he started, in a video message. “Brad here from quarantine with a shout out to the graduating class of Missouri State University.”
Pitt, a Kickapoo High School graduate, acknowledged the global coronavirus pandemic has created unusual circumstances for the Class of 2020. They spent the final weeks of their spring semester under stay-at-home orders, largely finishing work online.
They will not have an in-person commencement ceremony until October or December.
“It must be very strange doing this in these trying times but know we’re rooting for you,” Pitt said in the message. “Our money is on you to make this world a better place. And we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”
He ended with a direct message to graduates: “So, you did it. You made it. Enjoy. Congrats, again, and think big.”
A week ago, Elizabeth King, an assistant professor at MSU made a plea to Pitt posted on Twitter. She appealed to his “Ozarks roots.”
“I’m reaching out to you because I’m feeling wild and why not. I’m hoping you can send a message of support for our 2020 grads at Missouri State,” King said. “As you know, graduation is clearly not what students anticipated and there is a lot of disappointment rolling around here in Springfield.
“And I think you could help, right? We love you. Everybody loves you.”
In a video message posted Monday evening, MSU President Clif Smart told Boomer: “I was really proud of all of our faculty and staff who sent literally hundreds of video congratulations to our seniors.”
Golden Globe nominee Brad Pitt showed some love to one of the overlooked actors at this year’s ceremony: Paul Walter Hauser from Clint Eastwood’s drama “Richard Jewell.”
“I’ll tell you a performance I just loved. I don’t know if he’s out tonight, but Paul Walter Hauser,” Pitt told Variety’s Marc Malkin on the Globes red carpet. “He was just so moving in ‘Richard Jewell.’ The degree of difficulty and what he gave, what he did with it was really surprising to me. I almost teared up.”
The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star also shouted out to Hauser’s fellow “Richard Jewell” co-stars: “Sammy Rocks and Kathy Bates, they were just amazing,” he said.
Brad received an award for Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Be sure to watch his wonderful acceptance speech at our SimplyBrad.com’s Instagram!