And of course, for a zillion other reasons including the moxie he must have to rip Chanel off for $7m dollars, and also, there’s that Make It Right thing he’s still doing down in New Orleans seven years after Hurricane Katrina … he’s just a solid dude, and he’s hot, and he might actually be my dream dude—he’s got the looks, the integrity, the talent, and the dedication to his children and partner. Does it get any hotter than that? Probably not.
Here’s an excerpt from Brad‘s recent interview with ‘Interview’.
Brad on what films he decides to do:
“Well, listen, I think I’m at a point now where I feel like I can jump into anything and lay something down that’s quality. Someone may be better at it—or maybe not—but I know that if I have a feeling for it, then I can make it interesting. But even more as I get older, it’s about the company that I keep. That’s the most important thing to me—that if I’m gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it’s very important for me to know that I’m working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we’re going for something together. That’s it, really.”
Brad on his Southern accent (and others):
“Well, you know, I like a bit of song, and dialect is a song. I’m most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It’s easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we’ve got Irish heritage where I come from. We also have some German heritage. The Upper East Coast, though, is a little bit more connected to a British heritage. I’ve never done a proper Brit.”
Brad on politics and current events:
“Well, it’s what we were talking about, how so much of what’s in the media—at least in American media—falls in line in this way where it’s just parodying the mission statement. Again, so much of it seems to be about perception. We are a country that needs a story. You know, marketing is the word that I used earlier, but it’s really just a new term for propaganda. It might be a very human thing across the board, but we, in America, love a story—we need a story to get involved in. But then everything becomes more about how the story protects a certain perception as we pick sides… And, by the way, most people’s daily lives are just about surviving. Their lives are about making the weekly nothing and taking the kids out on a Sunday. Most people don’t have time to really study the issues. And the media could help us, but there’s capitalistic interest in the media outlets as well. I mean, the Internet has done a wonderful thing for us. But democracy doesn’t work unless people are well informed, and I don’t know that we are. People just don’t have the time.”
Brad on his number one priority:
“Yeah. I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know? They’re everything. The family is first . . . I also don’t want to embarrass them.”
Brad on his self-awareness as an actor:
“Pretty damn solid. I’d say pretty damn solid.”
Brad on the upcoming election:
“Well, I just want to avoid confusion with this film and say I’m a big supporter of Obama, and I think he’s our best answer for the next four years.”
Can we just go ahead and say how he’s not only the best actor of our time, but the best celebrity, and maybe person, too? GOD I LOVE THIS MAN.