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2Watch This: Brad Pitt in 1990, Before He Was Famous



HuffPo calls this interview “awkward,” but I think it’s just sort of… surly? Flippant? Yeah, flippant. Brad Pitt was 27 when he taped this interview with Entertainment Tonight, but he sounds more like a rebellious high schooler.

To wit: what is with the bandana he’s wearing under his jaunty ballcap? Do you see how it’s so carefully folded? The print, meticulously centered? Do you see how it matches Brad’s shirt? That bandana was a terrible decision.

On the bright side, this is the most early 90s video I have ever seen. My favorite part is when he fidgets, and suddenly you realize he’s holding a basketball. A basketball. During his interview. For the duration of the interview, he is fidgeting with an undersized basketball.

Pitt was visiting ET, I think to promote his ill-fated television series Glory Days which, you know, that was his first major role like ever. So he was a completely unproven actor when the interview was taped—he was, literally, just another pretty face—so I can sort of appreciate why he seems so edgy and irritable.

“You seem to want to be taken seriously,” the interviewer finally says to him. Listen, woman: in five years you are going to go see Se7en in the movie theater, and you are going to be floored.

Brad Pitt, vindicated!

December 31, 2011 at 10:00 am by Jenn
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0This Is a Pretty Good Look for Brad Pitt

Photo: Brad Pitt does the cover of New York Times Magazine as the eponymous Eraserhead

I have never actually watched all of David Lynch’s Eraserhead—you know, because it’s in black-and-white, and I only watch movies in color—but I have heard that it is seminal. Seminal. Apparently it’s about a man with some hair.

Brad Pitt mines his inner Eraserhead on the cover of next week’s New York Times Magazine. Pitt quipped that he was channeling “Peter Lorre—with a dose of Kramer.” Apt! And whoever aquanetted Brad’s hair should be commended, because the height on that blond Beavis beehive is just marvelous.

You can check out a video of Brad Pitt doing his best Henry Spencer impression over here, but I dunno, man. If I were you, I’d skip to the (horrific) Gary Oldman video instead—or any of the other 11. Check out the photo gallery and corresponding essay by A.O. Scott while you’re at it.

December 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
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5Quotables: Brad Pitt Drops a Bomb

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“Three years.”

Brad Pitt‘s response when asked last week how long he plans to continue starring in movies. Yep, that’s right, kids, you only have three more years ’til Brad hits the big 5-0 and considers himself too old to be tantalizing all of you in front of the cameras.

What does he plan on doing at 50? Well, he’s not sure. I mean, he wants to produce, and he claims he’ll come back maybe one time to play “a foul-mouthed grumpy old dude one day,” but acting appears to be out for future plans and making films come to life is in.

Consider me bummed. I guess that means no more awesome commercials, either, huh?

November 14, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
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1Let’s Catch Up With Brad and Angelina, Shall We?

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Sometimes, guys, I feel like we get caught up in all of the unimportance of celebrities like Courtney Stodden and her boobs and Olivia Munn and all her seafood sexcapades, and we fail to really acknowledge celebrities to the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Yup, folks, they’re still a thing and they’re still as amazing as they were six months ago.

See? Wasn’t that fun now? There. We checked in, alright? And you know what we found? That they’re just as boring as they were six months ago, and six months before that, and, oh, right, six months before that. They still look great, their kids are still adorable, and they’re still traveling all around the world doing admirable things with their millions and billions of dollars, all while looking casually fashionable and put together.

Can we go carbon date Courtney Stodden’s vagina now or something?

November 8, 2011 at 7:30 am by Sarah

8Brad Pitt Keeps Talking About Jennifer Aniston

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It all started when Brad made that comment about Jennifer Aniston, you know, the one where he basically said that his life wasn’t that interesting when he was married to her. Which was a totally fair statement, I think, but, of course, everyone got all upset because Jennifer is supposed to be America’s sweetheart, I think, and how could he be so mean like that? And then Brad was like “no, no, what I said was interpreted all wrong, Jen is so awesome.” You’d think that would be the end of it, but no. Brad is still apologizing.

In a Today show interview that will air Thursday, the actor continued to explain why he said, “It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”

Says Pitt to Lauer: “I don’t know what was pieced together or put together. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I’d done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother.”

“That’s all I was, or am, trying to say,” adds Pitt. “It has no reference to the past. And I think it’s a shame that I can’t say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn’t deserve it.”

Pitt goes on, “I don’t wanna be encumbered by any of that. I know my intentions, and I know what I believe, and I know things get misconstrued, and I know there’s a good cycle and a good story to say we’re splitting up. And then when we don’t, they say we’ve come together again, it’s another new cycle, and then there’s a secret wedding. ‘No, that was put on hold because they’re upset.’ It’s, you know, that’s– I live outside of that, and it’s much healthier.”

When Lauer asked Pitt about the statement he released to The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets clarifying his comments, Pitt says, “I don’t want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She’s a dear friend of mine.”

It seems like Brad really is getting an insane amount of shit for seemingly saying something negative about Jennifer Aniston, and that is so bizarre to me. I mean, it’s Jennifer Aniston, it’s not like Brad Pitt rained on Taylor Swift‘s parade at the VMAs or something. He mentioned a marriage that ended six years ago. Can we let this go already?

September 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily

8Let’s Look at Some Photos of the Happy Couple, Brad and Angelina

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With all of this new Jennifer Aniston-relationship-bombshell stuff going on surrounding Brad Pitt lately, I thought it appropriate to show some photos of him in his element, i.e., with his non-wife wife, Angelina Jolie.

See, a lot of you guys had some pretty strong reactions to Brad’s recent comments about his former life with Jennifer Aniston. Some were kind of like this:

“Brad’s scum—always thought so, always will.”

Ooh. Harsh.

Then, there were others like this:

“I really used to like Brad Pitt, but the way he and Angelina try to hurt Jennifer after all these years has caused me to change my opinion of both of them, or should I say “Brangelina”. I live in Michigan, far from the glamour of Hollywood, but I think that town and all that money has caused people to become insensitive and morally bankrupt. After Jen and Brad broke up she kept her thoughts to herself for a very long time. She showed a lot of class and courage. I think I would have been curled up in the fetal position, crying hysterically and then I would probably hunt them down and make the biggest scene ever. I am sure the police would at some point have to intervene. And now Angelina tried to get the part in a new movie starring Justin Theroux. How junior high school is that? They need to just stop trying to rub their affair in her long ago healed wound. Oh, btw, stop dragging your kids around all over the globe. They need some place to call home.”

But my favorite so far was probably this:

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September 19, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah