Brad Pitt will be taking care of the turkey this year, the 51-year-old actor revealed when talking about his Thanksgiving plans. It seems Brad isn’t afraid to spend hours in the kitchen dishing up a feast for his wife Angelina Jolie and the couple’s six children.
“I’ll get in there, I’ll mess it up a little bit,” he joked to Extra on the red carpet. “We got Thanksgiving, man, I’m all over that turkey.”
The Belfast portrait creator, who is a former pupil of Methodist College in Belfast, was asked in 2012 if he would take Pitt on as a protégé – but refused.
Speaking during an interview with broadcasting veteran Eamonn Mallie, to be shown on Irish TV, Davidson said he had to say no to the award-winning actor because he “wasn’t a teacher”.
He said: “It was May 2012 and I got a call from an attorney in the States saying that he had a client who would like to learn to paint.
“He said he had seen one of my paintings in the Royal Academy and they thought they would like to ask me if I would teach this client to paint.”
But Davidson’s first reaction, he told Mallie, was to say no.
“Look, I don’t really teach, I’m not comfortable teaching,” he said.
Davidson – famed for his large-scale head paintings of the famous – politely declined and suggested Pitt find a teacher in London while he was staying there with time to kill.
But a few months later the call came again – and this time, Pitt’s attorney was more persistent.
Angelina Jolie Pitt is calling the shots as actress, mother, philanthropist, and auteur. Next month, she and her husband, Brad Pitt, will appear as a married couple in By the Sea, which she wrote and directed and is their first on-screen outing since Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
“The director was very focused. The actress was unstable. And the writer was deeply confused,” says Angelina Jolie Pitt. Then she laughs. She’s talking about what it was like to direct herself and her husband as a married couple in her own script for By the Sea, an elegiac exploration of grief and love. Ten years after her last collaboration with Brad Pitt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith—the movie that sparked their relationship—it’s about as far from that marriage-as-war-of-assassins comedy as you can get.
“This is the only film I’ve done that is completely based on my own crazy mind,” she says, speaking with humor and intensity, bringing to life a soulless room at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Outside is glittering, heat-wave sun, umbrellas packing the Los Angeles beaches. Inside, Angelina’s in black—skinny pants, short-sleeved silk blouse—which makes her printer paper–white skin even whiter. She wears no makeup. Why bother? Her beauty has only deepened with time.
For years, she says, she and Brad called the script for By the Sea “the crazy one. We even called it ‘the worst idea.’ ” She laughs again, and covers her face with her hands. “As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones,” she explains. “Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.” Angelina, of course, has never played it safe. And at this point in her mythic life, perhaps the only risk left is to pare down the myth, expose her self.
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Brad Pitt is recognized world-wide for his amazing acting on the big screen and his classic, suave style. Not only that, but he is the spouse of the beautiful actress, director and UN humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, and the father to multiple beautiful children.
When it comes to style, his taste in fashion has changed over the years – from trendy to edgy to rugged and everything in between – but he continues to surprise us and inspire us. In fact, an essential part of his look that is often overlooked is his choice of accessories – particularly his sunglasses.
So, which ones are his favorite? Check out this post all about Brad Pitt’s favorite sunglasses to see for yourself!
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Domhnall Gleeson is featured on the cover of Interview Magazine this month and is interviewed by none other than Angelina Jolie. The pair touched on various topics in their interview, including Star Wars, but the most pressing question came from Jolie’s other half.
In the interview, Jolie put the following question to Gleeson.
“So, Brad had a question for you. “What the hell is the M doing in your name if you’re not going to use it?”
At first, Gleeson turned the tables.
“…maybe he can answer why there isn’t an M in Brad?”
After Jolie complimented his name and asked if it was “old Irish,” Gleeson gave Jolie a quick Gaeilge class.
In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers.
Curators at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery have examined how celebrity images are cultivated and how they’ve evolved for the new exhibition “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze,” opening Friday.
The exhibition includes dozens of new paintings, photographs, sculptures and digital portraits by leading artists that the museum acquired in recent years. “Eye Pop” will be on view through July 2016.
Curators narrowed their list to 54 influential figures still living and active in their fields. Images of Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry made the cut, along with the founders of Google, star architect Cesar Pelli and food-to-table pioneer Alice Waters.
George Clooney took to Graham Norton’s red sofa this week to talk up his new sci-fi action film Tomorrowland, and revealed that his acting career may see a hitch in the near future – as his on-going prank feud with Brad Pitt may land him in jail.
“I’m not sure how it started but we have done some terrible things to each other,” he revealed during the interview. “I had some stationery made up with his name on and would then send letters to other actors from Brad Pitt. I sent Meryl Streep a letter from him with a whole stack of dialect coach CDs saying that they may help her for her role in the Iron Lady.”
Claiming that Brad and his victims often don’t realise they’ve been pranked until a year or two down the line, he claimed that his current practical joke may have more serious consequences.
“I’m doing one now that I can’t tell you about but in a year you are going to hear I’ve been arrested – I’m not kidding because I think I’ve crossed the line,” he joked. “It’s exciting. But, I have a wife, she’s a barrister, I’ll be fine!”