• x05 SOS Children’s Village – Amman, Jordan (10/01/09).
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were invited to make a special visit to the SOS Children’s Village in Amman, Jordan, by Her Majesty Queen Noor. While it was Brad Pitt’s first visit to an SOS Children’s Village, Angelina Jolie was glad to return.
Children and mothers of the SOS Children’s Village in Amman were overjoyed to receive the visit of a very special friend on 1 October: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie had decided to drop by again, this time in the company of her partner, the actor Brad Pitt. While Ms. Jolie had already visited the village in 2003, committing to covering the running costs of one family house, it was the first time Mr. Pitt had ever been to an SOS Children’s Village.
• x01 Licky Licious Ice Cream Shop – Amman, Jordan (10/02/09). Yep, the twins.
• x01 SOS Children’s Village – Amman, Jordan (10/01/09). Thanks Adore1 for the correct data.
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie called Friday on the international community not to forget the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees who remain in exile despite a relative improvement in the security situation in their homeland.
Read more/discuss. Thanks Elodie & Gabriella.
• x03 Visiting refugees for UNHCR – Damascus, Syria (10/02/09)
Hollywood celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is in Kenya on holiday, MondayBlues can reveal. The American actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR and her husband flew in last week.
The tour has been highly secretive. Word of their visit even got some top UN personalities in shock. Sources close to us indicated on arrival to Nairobi, the couple immediately left for Masai Mara where they were booked into an exclusive camp. It wasn’t clear whether their sons Maddox and Pax accompanied them. Without diverting details our sources said of their visit: “They arrived as a family”.
“They are here on holiday,” another source, a top official working for the UN told MondayBlues.
Read more/discuss. I don’t know how reliable this is, but Angelina has made an appearance in Africa this week, that’s for sure.
Partners from the architectural firm Graft from Berlin, Germany — which has partners with Brad Pitt in ‘Make it Right’ in New Orleans, building affordable and environmentally intelligent houses for those affected by Hurricane Katrina — traveled to Ethiopia recently to meet with Global Health Committee workers to discuss plans for a new children’s center in Addis Ababa. The center will be run by the GHC and offer an array of support services to children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The project follows the model of the CHC’s Maddox Chivan Children’s Center in Phnom Penh, which opened in 2006. Both centers have been made possible by generous support from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation actor-activists Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (see CHC/GHC press release). The new center will be named after the Jolie-Pitt’s Ethiopian daughter, Zahara.
Source/discuss. Thanks Gabriella.
Brad Pitt had no trouble getting into the good ol’ boy spirit of his WWII Tennessee hillbilly lieutenant screen character at Monday night’s Hollywood premiere of director Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
Asked at Grauman’s Chinese Theater if he ever took his role home and do it for his kids, Pitt– who plays Aldo “The Apache” Raine, leader of a troop of eight against the Nazis – told PEOPLE: “I did! I’d tell those little ‘basterds’ to get out there and start scalpin’!”
The proud papa noted that his children proved to be quick studies, especially the eldest, son Maddox, 8. He “picked it up a little, the accent, and it was pretty funny,” said Pitt. “He got pretty good, actually.”
As for the raucous after-hours spirit while making the movie, which also stars Eli Roth (as Staff Sergeant Donny Donowitz) and Til Schweiger (as German psychopath Hugo Stiglitz) – it was, well, spirited, often being fueled by six packs and even 12 packs.
“Oh,” Pitt joked, laughing, “I’m just a drunk!”
Brad Pitt has reportedly said that being a father is a full-time job.
The Inglourious Basterds star, who recently opened up about getting older, revealed that he takes his fatherly duties very seriously.
Pitt told OK magazine: “You can’t escape the very serious responsibilities that you have as a father.”
The 45-year-old actor also explained that his relationship with actress Angelina Jolie has strengthened over time.
He added: “We share a sense of commitment, which has definitely given us both a lot of satisfaction in terms of how our relationship has evolved.
“We’re two strong, independent individuals sharing a life together and enjoying being parents to six wonderful children.”
Brad Pitt: the man behind the soap opera
He’s gone from the Sexiest Man Alive to one half of the World’s Most Talked About Couple. Yet these days, with a gritty role in Inglourious Basterds and high-profile charity projects, Brad Pitt casts himself as the cultured philanthrope. But is it a role that suits him?
Brad Pitt is nursing a hangover. He rubs his bleary blue eyes, reaches for a jug of orange, and pours himself a tumbler, gulping it down in one go. There are a few lines around the eyes these days, and the snake-hipped young man with faded denims and a cowboy hat in Thelma & Louise is now a mature 45-year-old. But today, dressed in dark slacks and a blue shirt, and despite the sore head, he looks as ludicrously handsome as ever.
“Late night,” he admits before settling down in an armchair in the corner of a boutique hotel on the Riviera. “Now, I need coffee.”
The “late night” started with Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie making what seems an annual pilgrimage to the red carpet at Cannes. Last year it was a protective Pitt shepherding a heavily pregnant Jolie (who two months later gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne).
BILD caught up with him in a tucked-away Hotel bar in southern France guarded by two bodyguards in Hawaiian shirts. Brad Pitt was dressed all in black wearing sunglasses, suede shoes, unshaven and smiling.
We both wanted a beer but the bodyguards had scared off the waiter.
Brad Pitt: “You brew good beer in Germany.” He laughs. “My sunglasses are good for hiding puffy eyes after drinking.” They are from the 80s.
BILD: How would you rate your film if you were a critic?
Brad Pitt: “Lots of fun! I’m happy with it, because all the actors are great. Each one is a mini star!”
BILD: What does your wife Angelina Jolie think?
Brad Pitt: “She really likes it. She laughed a lot.”
BILD: You play an American soldier who scalps Nazi’s in a hit team and finally kills Hitler.
Brad Pitt: “Yes there’s a lot going on in the movie, we had lots of fun. You have some great actors in Germany.”
Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl, Christoph Walz, Diane Kruger and Gedeon Burkhard all starred in the film. For a world famous actor Brad is surprisingly normal. He is relaxed, has a friendly voice and is almost humble about his fame.
BILD: Who is the real Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt: He is sitting right in front of you. There’s nothing else.
Read more. Thanks Intothegrinder.