Brad Pitt on Actors and Directors, 1992 to 2004: Out of the Archives

A twice Golden Globe winner with six nominations, Brad Pitt stars as a trained killer in the action/comedy Bullet Train, opening this week.

Pitt spoke to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press during several interviews between 1992 and 2004 about working with Robert Redford as a director on A River Runs Through It and as a fellow actor in Spy Game (2001) by Tony Scott, about the actors that he most admired growing up and other directors he worked with.

The first time HFPA journalists interviewed Brad Pitt was in February 1992, after his breakout role in Thelma & Louise directed by Ridley Scott, when he had already completed shooting A River Runs Through It, from the 1976 novella by Norman Maclean. He spoke about the actors he admired growing up: “I remember that Robert Redford and Paul Newman were big in my family, my dad was a fan of them, because of the kind of movies they stood for, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), about one man against the system, standing up for his principles. So they were actors that you respected. But I remember movies more specifically than people, films like Midnight Cowboy (1969) with Dustin Hoffman, Serpico (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975) with Al Pacino. These films meant something to me.”

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Brad Pitt Makes Rare Comment on Daughter Shiloh

Brad Pitt made a rare comment about daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt at the Bullet Train premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, August 1.

The dad of six—who shares kids Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14, with ex Angelina Jolie—gushed over the teen’s dancing skills.

“It brings a tear to the eye, yeah,” Pitt told Entertainment Tonight of Shiloh’s hobby, before joking, “I don’t know where she got it from. I’m Mr. Two-Left-Feet here.”

The Ad Astra star, 58, added that he would be happy for his children, no matter what career they choose.

“I love when they find their own way, find things they are interested in and flourish,” he said.

Footage of Shiloh dancing has been making the rounds on social media. One video, in particular, posted by dance instructor and choreographer Hamilton Evans, has racked up more than 2.4 million views on YouTube.

In the clip, which was shared in June, the actress put moves to Doja Cat’s “Vegas,” and people were impressed.

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Pitt Pays $40 Million for Circa-1918 Coastal California Home

Actor Brad Pitt has paid $40 million for a roughly century-old home on a bluff in the Carmel Highlands along California’s central coast, according to public records and people familiar with the deal.

Local agents said the sale is one of the priciest ever closed in the Carmel area.

Known as the D.L. James House, the property dates to around 1918 and was designed by Charles Sumner Greene, a prominent early 20th-century architect known for championing the American Arts and Crafts movement, according to The Gamble House, an organization dedicated to the work of Greene & Greene, the architecture firm headed by Mr. Greene and his brother Henry Mather Greene.

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Executive producer Brad Pitt makes his Lego Masters debut

Brad Pitt, an executive producer of Fox’s Lego Masters since its inception, has yet to make an appearance on the show — until now.

In the season 3 trailer of the brick-building competition series, debuting exclusively on EW, Pitt makes his debut — as a minifig, naturally.

In the clip, the minifig (that’s short for minifigure — Lego speak for the little non-brick Lego characters) representing host Will Arnett walks up to Pitt and asks him what he’s doing here. Pitt’s minifig points out he’s the executive producer, and whips out his Lego phone to tell someone presumably involved in the production to “make it better.”

The trailer, which was just shown at the Lego panel at San Diego Comic-Con, includes Chris Pratt and former NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon also making their debut on the Lego Masters stage.

Season 3 of Lego Masters debuts on Fox Sept. 21, immediately after the season 8 premiere of The Masked Singer, from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT.

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