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Brad Pitt Says He Can't Remember People's Faces, Cites Medical ConditionCall it the curious case of Brad Pitt.
The 49-year-old actor is apparently convinced he suffers from prosopagnosia, a condition better known as face blindness, where the ability to recognize people's faces is impaired.
"So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them," Pitt says in an interview with Esquire. "So I swear to God, I took one year where I just said, This year, I'm just going to cop to it and say to people, 'Okay, where did we meet?'"
He adds, "But it got worse. People were more offended. Every now and then, someone will give me context, and I'll say, 'Thank you for helping me.' But I piss more people off. You get this thing, like, 'You're being egotistical. You're being conceited.' But it's a mystery to me, man. I can't grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view."
What's more, Pitt admits he doesn't particularly like going out because of such forgetfulness, saying "that's why I stay at home."
But the World War Z star also realizes that interacting with others is inevitably part of his job description.
"You meet so many damned people," he points out. "And then you meet 'em again."
But Pitt plans to eventually get to the bottom of this thing once and for all.
"I am going to get it tested," he says.
How Brad Pitt Helped Angelina Jolie Heal After SurgeriesTalk about teamwork.
In the weeks surrounding Angelina Jolie's preventive double mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgery, her fiancé, Brad Pitt, served as her No. 1 support.
At the bustling home they share with their six kids in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, "Brad did everything he could to keep things secret and protect Angie," a family insider tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
Using early morning appointments and rental cars to avoid discovery, "They really wanted Angie to be able to recover and rest before they shared the story," says the insider.
The actress's medical ordeal only deepened the bond between Jolie, 37, and Pitt, 49, a couple for seven years. Those close to them say the pair's teamwork is always on display, in public and private.
"They are very loving and inspiring to each other, exchanging ideas," says Jeremy Kleiner, a longtime exec at Pitt's Plan B production company and producer on his upcoming movie World War Z.
On-set, "He would light up when his family showed up. It's just a very cool thing to see."
For much more on this story, including Angelina's next surgery and how Brad's family has supported her, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Daughter Not a Big Fan of Their PDABrad Pitt apparently doesn't let his kids get in the way of a little PDA with Angelina Jolie.
"Once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, 'Daddy, you're not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?'" the actor's pal, Frank Pollaro, tells Esquire. "And it's like that. This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he's met Angelina. He's crazy about her, and she's the same way about him."
And, not surprising, the two are pretty crazy about their six children as well.
"No matter how hard he's working, if one of those kids runs by the window he'll get out of his chair and give them a kiss," Pollaro adds. "And I don't think I've ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms."
Except maybe when their daddy's giving her a smooch, of course.
Brad Pitt Made "Conscious Change" to Stop Using Drugs, Talks Happy Family Life With Angelina JolieBrad Pitt was Angelina Jolie's biggest supporter as she underwent and recovered from her double mastectomy.
But, he hasn't always been the family man he is today. In an interview in Esquire's June/July issue, the World War Z star opens up about his history with drugs and why he decided to move forward with his life.
"For a long time I thought I did too much damage—drug damage," he says. "I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f--king off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity."
Then, Pitt says "about a decade ago" he made "a conscious change."
"It was an epiphany—a decision not to squander my opportunities," he says. "It was a feeling of, 'Get up.' Because otherwise, what's the point?"
Now, the 49-year-old father of six is proud of the direction he's taken his life in. "I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven't known life to be any happier," he says. "I'm making things. I just haven't known life to be any happier.
"I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big," he says. "I wanted there to be chaos in the house...There's constant chatter in our house, whether it's giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they're gone. I hate it. Maybe it's nice to be in a hotel room for a day—–‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.' But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life."
Sounds like the Jolie-Pitt household is a fun place to be!
Brad Pitt Heads Back to Work After Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy News Goes Public(Photo) Brad Pitt is back to work.
After the big news went public that his real-life leading lady Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy in February, the actor was spotted getting back to business today.
Photographers snapped a photo of the star, who was wearing a long-sleeve black T-shirt and black pants with a pair of snazzy shades, as he left Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
The celeb addressed Jolie's operation yesterday morning, telling London's Evening Standard, "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus."
Pitt added, "All I want…is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
Angelina admired her beau's continuous support throughout the process, calling herself "fortunate" to have someone as "loving and supportive" as Pitt by her side, who was there "for every minute of the surgeries."
Brad Pitt's Mother Is 'So Very Proud' of Angelina JolieAfter she revealed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie's family members are voicing their support.
"We're so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly," Brad Pitt's mother, Jane Pitt, says in a statement.
Jolie's brother, James Haven, also spoke out about her decision to undergo the procedure.
"My sister like our mother always put her children first," he says in a statement. "I am so grateful to be her brother."
In a New York Times op-ed piece, Jolie describes her difficult choice to have surgery after genetic tests showed her to have a high risk of developing the disease. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at 56 in 2007.
Jolie, 37, also expressed how much she leaned on Pitt, 49, whom she described as "loving and supportive," and there for her "for every minute of the surgeries."
Pitt released a statement of his own on Tuesday, saying, "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus."
Pitt: 'Jolie's decision is heroic'Brad Pitt has heaped praise on his partner Angelina Jolie's "heroic" decision to undergo a double mastectomy earlier this year.
On Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actress revealed to the world that she had both of her breasts removed in February as a preventative measure after doctors warned her she carries the "faulty" gene BRCA1.
Before the operation Jolie had an 87 per cent risk of contracting breast cancer, and in her article for the New York Times she revealed Pitt's support had been integral in getting their family through such a tough time.
Now the Fight Club star himself has released a statement thanking his partner for going ahead with surgery for the sake of their six children.
He tells the London Evening Standard, "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died in 2007 at the age of 56 after battling ovarian cancer for almost a decade.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Wine Gets Reviewed: Hello Kitty and PEZ Elements in "Very Serious" RoséBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's first 6,000 bottles of wine from their vineyard in France may have sold out in hours—but is it any good?!
Despite wondering why the 2012 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé comes in what looks like a champagne bottle, restaurateur and Master Chef judge Joe Bastianich admits in a review for Vanity Fair that Brangelina have produced "a very serious wine."
But how do you feel about Hello Kitty and PEZ?
"The wine itself is very, very, very pretty," Bastianich, who also owns several wineries, told the mag. "The color is kind of like fluorescent, Hello Kitty pink—some rosés get more coppery, but this is a very beautiful aesthetic."
Though the taste was "slightly acidic" on his palate, he sniffed out "macerated wild strawberries, confectionary sugars, and strawberry or raspberry PEZ, like the candy"—another "very pretty" combination.
And it was still darn tasty even though, according to Bastianich, he and VF writer Sarah Ball were quaffing the varietal at a warmer temperature "than it should be."
"We're sitting here thinking it tastes great here at Eataly [in NYC], but if it were sitting [on the French Riviera] on the beach, having it ice cold, it would be really great."
Funny, that's probably exactly how Brad and Angie prefer to drink it themselves.
Jennifer Aniston 'wedding planning on hold' because of BrangelinaJennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are reportedly delaying their nuptials in order to avoid a possible overlap with her ex-husband Brad Pitt’s big day with fiancée Angelina Jolie.
"She does not want her day associated with them," an insider told Us Weekly.
According to the source, the “Friends” star, who divorced Pitt in 2005, considered getting married before the Brangelina ceremony, but her screenwriter beau "got weirded out by all the rushing."
The insider added that the 44-year-old actress has even put her wedding planning completely on hold: "Nothing has happened on that front in a month.”
Us Weekly reports that Aniston’s busy work schedule has prevented her from moving forward with plans for the wedding, as she just finished filming the “Untitled Elmore Leonard Project” and has been occupied with redecorating her $21 million Bel Air home with Theroux.
"She has been cranky from this stress," the insider said to Us. "Justin's never seen her like this."
Despite the new report, Aniston appeared to be in good spirits last night when she hit the red carpet in Hollywood for a Self magazine party celebrate yoga instructor Mandy Ingber’s new book, “Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover.”
Aniston, who credits her trim physique to yoga, showed off her stunning figure in a low-cut little black dress at the event. She accessorized her look with a few thin bracelets and her giant engagement ring from her fiancé.
Brad Pitt's World War Z Zombie Nightmare: Vanity Fair Details Production ProblemsNo surprise, Brad Pitt looks gorgeous on the cover of Vanity Fair.
But inside the mag, the story behind the making of his World War Z zombie flick isn't so pretty.
Director Mark Foster, screenwriter Damon Lindelof and Paramount Pictures executives talk about the troubled production, spilling secrets of budget overages, incomplete endings and endless reshoots in Vanity Fair's June cover story.
According to the article, production blew through the flick's early budget, amounting an overage of millions of dollars while filming in Malta.
"It was literally insane. Adam [Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group] and I believed we'd gotten out of Malta good, and I found out we weren't. That is a nightmare," Marc Evans, president of production at Paramount told Vanity Fair.
The financial oversight coupled with countless reshoots eventually ballooned the film's budget to over $200 million, and experienced blockbuster producer Ian Bryce was brought on to take control of production in Glasgow.
But Bryce couldn't solve all the problem's that plagued the film, and according to Evans, the money issues were just the beginning. He recalls the first screening which left the audience silent, due to an abrupt and incoherant ending.
"It was, like, Wow. The ending of our movie doesn't work," Evans said. "I believed in that moment we needed to reshoot the movie."
After the screening, Lindelof was also on board with an alternate ending, "I said to them, There are two roads to go down here. Is there material that can be written to make that stuff work better? To have it make sense? To have it have emotional stakes? And plot logic and all that? And Road Two, which I think is the long-shot road, is that everything changes after Brad leaves Israel."
Road Two required shooting an additional 30 to 40 minutes of the movie, a decision which Paramount ultimately decided to back, but director Foster says it was not a "big drama" despite all the production problems.
"I feel like, yes, the ending didn't work," he told the mag. "Yes, we all thought it was going to work. Yes, we decided it's not the right ending. Yes, we decided to change it and spend more money. Yes, it never happened to me before on any of my other movies. But I think this movie is more original and bigger and more special than I have ever done before."
The June issue of Vanity Fair will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on May 2 and nationally on the iPad, Nook, and Kindle on May 7.
Brad Pitt's sons decided he should make 'World War Z'There aren't that many Brad Pitt movies that are kid-friendly. With the exception of his involvement in movies like "Megamind," "Moneyball," "Happy Feet Two" and "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas," the majority of the films Pitt's made in the past 10 years either aren't ones his children would want to watch or aren't ones they should watch.
That's why Pitt turned to his sons when it came time to choose his next project. He told reporters at CinemaCon that he asked Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, and Knox, 4, what movie they would like to see him star in, and they decided on "World War Z."
"Four years ago I knew nothing about zombies but now I consider myself an expert," Pitt admits, according to Deadline. "This whole thing started because I just wanted to do a film my boys could see before they turned 18, one they liked anyway and they loved zombies. So we settled on Max Brooks' book called 'World War Z.'"
"World War Z" is not yet rated, but based on these claims it seems like it could end up with a PG-13 rating. The film is due in theaters on June 21 and also stars "The Killing's" Mireille Enos. Pitt is excited about the movie and says fans of zombie culture should be too.
"How do we keep the global spectacular dynamic scope of the book and how do we originate a zombie film that's been done quite often and really really well? What you are about to see is our answer to those two questions," he says. "We got a little carried away. I think you are going to like this as much as my boys are going to."
CinemaCon: Brad Pitt battles zombie pandemic in "World War Z" sneak peekBrad Pitt told theater owners on Monday night that he was inspired to make "World War Z" because he wanted to star in a film that his kids not only could see, but would want to see before they turn 18.
Based on the footage that the actor and Paramount Pictures brought to CinemaCon on Monday, his children better have strong stomachs. The roughly 20 minutes that was screened in Las Vegas at the annual trade show for exhibitors was terrifying and intense.
It also demonstrates that Paramount spared little expense in staging the zombie pandemic at the center of the film. That could be risky. After all, "World War Z" arrives in theaters this summer boasting a best-selling novel by Max Brooks, but lacking the name recognition of "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Hangover Part III" or any of the 17 sequels that will unspool in theaters as temperatures climb.
As if to answer any naysayers, Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount Pictures, struck a note of confidence during his studio's presentation, by declaring that "World War Z" was the most anticipated original film of the summer.
That could be corporate hyperbole, but it is safe to say that it is likely the most global in scope. The sequence, Pitt unveiled for theater owners hopped from a traffic-clogged thoroughfare in an American city to Jerusalem to a frightening mid-air confrontation with zombie hordes that should have the same chilling impact on airtravel-phobes as last year's "Flight."
In the sequence set in the Middle East, the walls of the holy city are breached by zombie masses while Palestinians and Israelis flee in terror, while the American showpiece follows Pitt and his family as they dodge explosions, car crashes and a metastasizing collection of zombies.
Here's hoping Pitt's progeny have a healthy tolerance for the undead, because in the in-flight action scenes, the star is forced to toss a hand grenade down an airplane aisle after a zombie stowaway quickly turns passengers into flesh-eating menaces. It's not for the faint of heart.
"World War Z" hits theaters on June 21, 2013. Also known as the date when the Pitt-Jolie household starts having nightmares.
Brad Pitt surprises the crowd at CinemaConIt featured the shortest footage and the briefest introduction of the night. But World War Z got CinemaCon off to one of its most raucous starts in years.
That's what happens when Brad Pitt shows up.
The star stunned attendees of the nation's largest convention of theater owners Monday night when he took the stage to introduce 10 minutes of footage to his zombie apocalypse thriller, due in theaters June 21.
The two-minute introduction was the buzz of the conference, overshadowing a celebrity-heavy evening for Paramount Pictures, the first of Hollywood's seven biggest studios here to entice exhibitors to show their films this summer.
The conference is a rare role reversal for theater owners, normally at the mercy of studios when it comes to revenues and release schedules. For four days in Vegas, though, studios bring out their summer films and stars to secure as many of the nation's 40,000 movie screens as they can for summer, the industry's most critical season.
Pitt made quite the impression. Parts of his speech were drowned out by screams of "I love you!'' from the normally staid crowd of more than 6,000 exhibitors who packed the Caesars Palace theater for Paramount's slate. The presentation included an introduction from the stars of Star Trek Into Darkness (May 17), and a screening of Michael Bay's action-comedy Pain & Gain (April 26).
Pitt, sporting a loose ponytail, told the crowd that "five years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about a zombie. Today I consider myself an expert."
He says he joined the Marc Forster film "because I wanted to do a film my boys could see before they turned 18. One that they would like, anyways. And they love a zombie."
Pitt says that one of the challenges of doing War, which centers on a global zombie outbreak that turns a human into the living dead in 12 seconds, was in staking a claim in a hot genre "that's been done quite often and done really, really well."
After acknowledging that he and the crew "got a little carried away" with the mayhem, Pitt introduced 3-D footage that included thousands of fleet-footed zombies who look as though they're on steroids.
The stars of Star Trek got the evening rolling with 18 minutes of footage, also in 3-D, of the sequel to the 2009 hit.
Chris Pine, who reprises his role as Capt. James Kirk, says that the film finds Kirk trying to earn his rank as captain.
"I think in the first film, Kirk got the chair a bit too prematurely," Pine says. "He was brash, headstrong, a kid, a punk. You can expect a lot more vulnerability from this young man trying to find his way."
Bay rounded out the evening with Gain, the true story starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson about Florida bodybuilders who find themselves in a Florida extortion ring.
The director of the Transformers series, who called Gain a pet project for the past 12 years, says he did the movie because he was "tired of the press saying I can only do multi-hundred-million-dollar movies. " At $25 million, he said, "Pain & Gain is my little movie."
Even if the stars aren't. Wahlberg and Johnson gave a quick video introduction to the CinemaCon crowd, which was clearly disappointed they did not show up personally. Wahlberg explained that they wanted to attend the conference, but Bay had them tirelessly promoting the movie overseas.
Brad Pitt World War II Drama 'Fury' Acquired by SonySony's Columbia Pictures has acquired the domestic and a good portion of international distribution rights for David Ayer's World War II film "Fury," which stars Brad Pitt, Columbia president Doug Belgrad announced on Wednesday.
The film is set in April of 1945, the very end of World War II, and follows battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commanding a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
"We loved this script from the moment we read it," Belgrad said. "This is epic and authentic storytelling at its finest and we couldn't be more excited to be in business with David Ayer and Brad Pitt on this incredible story of sacrifice and heroism."
QED International is producing the war drama with John Lesher's Le Grisbi Productions and Ethan Smith. Alex Ott is co-producing with director Ayer, who also wrote screenplay.
Principal photography is set to begin in September 2013, with hopes of releasing "Fury" on November 14, 2014.
Pitt's 'World War Z' altered for Chinese releaseProducers behind Brad Pitt's new zombie movie World War Z have removed an unfavourable reference to China in the film in order to please censors in the Communist country and secure a release there.
The comic book adaptation, about a plague which threatens to wipe out humanity, features Pitt's character, a United Nations crisis manager, searching for the cause of the outbreak and in the original version, he identifies China as the starting point of the fictional pandemic.
However, executives at Paramount Pictures had to ask director Marc Forster and his team to cut a special edit of the movie to satisfy Chinese censorship officials, who allegedly threatened to ban the release of World War Z in their country unless the unflattering reference was taken out.
Instead, the plague is branded the "Moscow flu" in the Chinese version and the disease is first discovered by a heroic Chinese scientist, reports the New York Post.
World War Z, which is scheduled to hit theatres worldwide this summer, is the latest film to be edited to please censors in China — recent movies Skyfall and Cloud Atlas also had to be altered before being approved for release.
Brad Pitt To Star In David Ayer's World War II Movie 'Fury'Brad Pitt is in final negotiations to star in Fury, the David Ayer-directed drama that will start production in September. This is the Ayer script that Bill Block‘s QED International paid $1 million to acquire back in February. It was QED’s biggest spec deal ever, and when an indie company hooks a star like Pitt, it’s money well spent. Fury is a WWII script by the End Of Watch writer-director, and QED will produce with John Lesher and his Le Grisbi Productions banner. Ethan Smith, Block and Lesher are producing and they are eyeing a fall production start. QED is selling foreign.
The action takes place in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses and the five-man crew of an American tank called Fury battles a desperate German army. Ayer and QED reteam after the action thriller Ten, which Ayer directed and which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Mireille Enos. Open Road will release it next January. Lesher produced Ayer’s End Of Watch. Pitt most recently starred in and produced World War Z, but he’s back in the WWII territory of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
Describing his project, Ayer said his goal is to “bring a fresh execution to the genre. What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.”
“Fury is not your father’s WWII movie, it digs deep into the complexities of battlefield heroism,” Block said when he bought the script.
Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Brad Pitt zombie 'expert' shows off 'World War Z'Brad Pitt has become quite the zombie expert with his upcoming film World War Z.
"Four years ago, I knew nothing about zombies," Pitt said while showing footage from the new film last week. "Now I'm an expert."
Pitt's World War Z character, a United Nations employee, will need all the expertise he can get to help stop a global zombie pandemic that is sweeping across the world in the movie based on Max Brooks' novel.
The trailer for World War Z will have its theater premiere in front of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which opened Thursday. It could lead to mass preparation for a true zombie invasion.
After reshoots for a new ending and a much-discussed release date change from Christmas 2012 to June 21, 2013, Pitt is going on the offensive to bring the discussion back to the film's merits.
"I wanted to make a film that my sons could actually see," says Pitt. "As you'll see, we got a little carried away."
"My boys are going to love it," he adds.
Director Marc Forster sums up the movie action: "It's a pretty intense ride. You're on the edge of your seat pretty much from beginning to end."
Forster believes his film, which is still in the editing process, is much more than zombies with a global scope. For him, the shambling zombies in the George Romero films of the 1970s were an effective metaphor for consumerism.
"For me the metaphor is now much more about overpopulation today," says Forster. "And the idea there are less and less resources. The swarming of (zombies) is almost like going after the last resources."
But viewers will likely just focus on the killer swarm. Rather than slow-moving zombies with a long incubation period, the creatures in World War Z are able to transform after infection from scared human to hungry zombie in 12 seconds. Meanwhile, they are able to run, jump, smash windows with heads and use fellow zombies to scale walls in a frenzy.
For the first time ever, the preview even shows there are zombies on a plane. It's worse than snakes.
"You have not seen that in a zombie movie before, an outbreak on an airplane," says Forster. "And there are many more surprises left."
As for the changes to the traditional zombie formula, Forster expects plenty of discussion especially from diehard fans of the genre.
"Some zombie fans you will not be able to make happy. Some zombie fans will embrace it," says Forster. "There will always be a discussion and a little bit of controversy on every zombie movie. But I hope all the zombie fans will appreciate all the new things they have not seen before."
Dunst: Pitt kiss was 'disgusting'Actress Kirsten Dunst doesn't have fond memories of her first kiss, insisting her smooch with Brad Pitt in Interview With a Vampire was "disgusting".
The Bring It On star was just 11 years old when she played Claudia, a woman trapped in a young girl's body, in the film, and locking lips with one of the world's sexiest men was not an experience to remember.
While Dunst admits many of her schoolmates were jealous of her onscreen romance with PItt, but she wasn't that impressed.
She tells Bullet magazine, "I remember Brad would watch lots of (U.S. reality show) Real World episodes. He had this long hair. He was just a hippie-ish cool dude. Everyone at the time was like, 'You're so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,' but I thought it was disgusting. I didn't kiss anyone else until I was 16, I think."
World War Z Poster Out: It's a Zombie Pileup!(Photo) It's a zombie world—we just live in it (and maybe not for long).
The new poster for Brad Pitt's long-awaited zombie apocalypse, World War Z, is out, and by the looks of things, the walking dead in this flick are taking their cues from the ant world.
The one-sheet features a horde of the flesh-eaters swarming on top of each other to create a mountain of zombie attackers who manage to reach a helicopter in mid-air, dragging it down into oblivion.
It's a not-so-subtle hint of the horror that lies in store for Pitt's character, a U.N. worker who must save his family and hopefully humanity from a pandemic that's turning human beings into zombies.
World War Z hits theaters on June 21.
Brad Pitt Takes His Motorcycle Out for a Spin in Los Angeles(Photo) Vroom, vroom!
Brad Pitt channeled his inner speed demon Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he was snapped getting seriously biker-chic.
Angelina Jolie's other half—clad in what appears to have become his signature all-black getup these days—hopped on his motorcycle, stealing a quick glance at the paps before speeding off.
The 49-year-old seems glad to back on his home turf: Pitt arrived in Tinseltown this past weekend following a busy, weeklong trip to France.
There, the Moneyball star oversaw the launch of his and Jolie's new wine collection, which sold out in just five hours. He also squeezed in some shopping, checking out a few furniture and interior-design stores in Paris.
Now the star has clearly traded that all jet-setting for some need-for-speed motorcycling.
Brad Pitt Lands in Los Angeles Following Jam-Packed French Getaway(Photo) Safe to say, Brad Pitt made quite the French connection.
Angelina Jolie's other half arrived back home in Los Angeles Sunday after a busy trip to France, where the 49-year-old's weeklong getaway included stops in Marseille and Paris.
The star landed solo Stateside decked out in what was clearly his uniform look for the trip: black, black and even more black.
Pitt was in France to oversee the wildly successful launch of his and Jolie's new wine line, Miraval, whose first offering, a rosé produced on their 1,000-acre estate in Correns, sold out all 6,000 bottles within just five hours.
But it wasn't all business for the actor: He also found time to indulge his love of architecture and design by going furniture shopping in Paris.
Here's hoping the star enjoys the mellow pace: His junket schedule should be ramping up very soon as we inch closer to the opening of his action-packed zombie flick World War Z, which hits theaters on June 21.
Bieber, Swift, Pitt: staggering celeb salaries revealedIt’s no surprise that celebrities make a whole lot more than the Average Joe and Jane. But how much more?
According to Parade’s “What People Earn” issue, a lot more.
Justin Bieber pulled in a staggering $55 million in 2012. The sum includes album sales, touring and two women’s fragrances. This means the teen superstar made $6,261 an hour last year.
The magazine’s annual list includes other star salaries, including Bieber’s musical contemporary Taylor Swift who made a whopping $57 million, making her the third highest-paid woman in entertainment behind Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears.
Even though Brad Pitt starred in a stinker of a perfume ad, he took home $35.5 million last year. The actor netted $7 million in the Chanel commercial alone.
Sofia Vergara took home $21 million through her hit show “Modern Family,” her Kmart fashion line and campaigns with CoverGirl and Pepsi. That’s a lot of money for diapers. As Page Six revealed today, the bombshell is planning for a baby via surrogate with her fiancé Nick Loeb.
Anne Hathaway earned $10 million last year after starring in hits like “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables.” According to Parade, that means each pound of the 25-pounds she lost for her Oscar-winning role in “Les Miz” put another $160,000 in her bank.
Patriots QB Tom Brady netted $23 million last year. The mag reported that he and his supermodel wife Gisele put that money towards a $20 million home in Los Angeles—with a moat.
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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Wine Sells Out in Five HoursNine little letters on the back of the bottle set this rose wine apart from other fruits of the Provence grape harvest: Jolie-Pitt.
The Miraval Rose 2012 was produced at the southern French estate of Chateau Miraval – none other than the property of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
It's the first Miraval vintage stamped by the Hollywood couple, in a joint venture with established vintner Marc Perrin. The back label even reads "bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin."
The Perrin family spokesman says the first 6,000 bottles put on sale online Thursday were bought within five hours. The wine sold for $139 for a six-bottle case.
The wine, in a bottom-heavy, champagne-like bottle, goes on sale to restaurants and wholesalers later this month.
There was no immediate comment from Pitt or Jolie's publicists.
First wine from Pitt and Jolie's French vineyard to hit WebThe first wine to be sold from a French vineyard owned by Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will go on offer this week to online buyers with a thirst for celebrity.
The first 6,000 bottles of organic "Miraval Rosé 2012" will be sold on the Internet on Thursday for $140 a case including shipping to addresses in France.
The wine, praised by one wine critic for its "dynamism" and "expressive fruit", was produced from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes grown in the scenic Var region of southeastern France on the 40 hectares owned since 2008 by the A-list couple.
Pitt and Jolie partnered with the Perrin family of vintners to create and market the 100,000 bottles of rosé wine that will be sold to independent wine stores and restaurants.
Miraval, bearing the name of the couple's chateau, is expected to follow up on its rosé debut with red and white wine.
"With this 2012 rosé, Miraval reveals the extraordinary potential of wines from Provence. This unique terroir naturally expresses itself in the aromatic wine with a round mouthfeel that is full of freshness," the Perrin family said in a statement.
Wine critic Thierry Desseauve described the wine as boasting "energy, dynamism, with persistence and freshness" due to its "expressive fruit".
The stout bottle, more akin to a Champagne bottle, has a discrete circular black, white and gold label. The only mention of the photogenic couple is on the back: "Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin."
Brad Pitt Touches Down in France Ahead of Wine Launch(Photo) Talk about a smooth landing.
Brad Pitt arrived in Marseille, France, on Tuesday, cutting a sleek figure as he sauntered through the airport.
Angelina Jolie's beau kept things nondescript in an all-black getup and aviator shades, his long hair just disheveled enough for him to appear chicly jet-lagged.
The 49-year-old star is reportedly in the south of France to prep for the launch of his and Jolie's new wine line, Miraval.
For their first offering, the duo is set to unveil a rosé on March 15. It is produced on a 1,000-acre estate in Correns that the couple acquired in 2008, and a white wine is reportedly on the slate for summer, with a variety of reds to follow in 2014.
In a statement to Bloomberg last month, Pitt said that he and Jolie are "intimately involved and quite enthused over the wine project."
To which we can only say: "À votre santé!"
Watts, Pitt bring films to Tribeca Film FestivalThe 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature everything from Will Forte's dramatic film debut to a tale of arctic cowboys herding reindeer.
The New York festival on Tuesday announced 46 of the 89 feature films that will make up this year's lineup. The films include those in competition at Tribeca, in both narrative and documentary categories, as well as those in its out-of-competition "Viewpoints" section that highlights unique perspectives.
This year's slate, culled from more than 6,000 submissions, is the typical grab bag of American independent films, issue-driven documentaries and international curiosities that customarily populate the Tribeca Film Festival's downtown screens for two weeks every spring.
Lance Edmands' "Bluebird" will open the narrative competition with a drama about a Maine logging town, starring Amy Morton, Adam Driver of "Girls," John Slattery and Margo Martindale. Also in the category is a romantic drama from "Sherrybaby" director Laurie Collyer. "Sunlight Jr." stars Naomi Watts as a convenience store employee in love with a paraplegic played by Matt Dillon.
The documentary competition will be led off by Rachel Boynton's "Big Men," an expose on oil companies in Africa. Brad Pitt is among the producers. Also in competition is the documentary "Red Obsession," narrated by Russell Crowe, about the ramifications of China's appetite for Bordeaux wine.
Other documentaries tackle such fearsome subjects as frigid reindeer herding ("Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys"), the rise of teenagers in American society ("Teenage"), OxyContin addiction in West Virginia ("Oxyana") and the Austrian director Michael Haneke ("Michael H. Profession: Director").
Playing in "Viewpoints" will be Steph Green's "Run and Jump." It features Forte, the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, in a drama about a family in Ireland struggling after the husband suffers a stroke.
Other entries include a documentary on same-sex couples ("Bridegroom"), a bird-watching comedy with Ben Kingsley ("A Birder's Guide to Everything"), a New York street performance documentary ("Flex Is Kings") and a mental hospital drama starring Jennifer Jason Leigh ("The Moment").
The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 17 through April 28. The festival earlier announced its opening night film as the documentary "Mistaken for Strangers" about the Brooklyn rock band the National, which will perform at the premiere, as well.
The festival will announce the other half of its lineup Wednesday.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Wedding: No Elephants, Says PETASurely, Brangelina's wedding will be lavish and elaborate, but the latest rumor is a bit over the top, even for the Jolie-Pitts.
After tabloid reports surfaced claiming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will have elephants—yes, elephants—at their wedding, PETA has since fired back in defense of the duo, insisting wildlife will not be present at the couple's impending nuptials.
"It would be out of character for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt—a couple who clearly values family and has donated millions to safeguard land and wildlife in Africa—to have elephants at their wedding ceremony," the animal-rights organization said in a statement. "They probably realize that elephants used as props at events and in other forms of entertainment are separated from their families, kept chained most of their lives, carted from town to town, and beaten in training so that they perform on cue."
Rumors started swirling after Brad and Angie's supposed florist spoke with tabloids, claiming the couple will have eight elephants (for all eight members of the Jolie-Pitt clan) as well as Shetland ponies at the ceremony.
Not so, says PETA, who insist the do-gooding couple would never subject wildlife to such treatment:
"They know that sensitive, family-oriented animals deserve to live in peace. PETA wishes the couple all the best in their life together," the statement concluded.
The engaged power-couple have yet to reveal many details surrounding their upcoming "I do's" although it's rumored they will wed at their Chateau Miravel estate in the South of France.
Brad Pitt and Mini-Me Son Knox Share Family Day Out at the Museum(Photo) Knox Jolie-Pitt is starting to look more and more like Brad Pitt's Mini-Me.
Brad and Angelina Jolie's adorable four-year-old son had some swag in his step as he headed out with his family to the Natural History Museum on Valentine's Day, dressed just like his 49-year-old dad.
Sporting all black from head to toe, Knox mimicked his dad's outfit, rocking sunglasses, a blazer, T-shirt and matching pants. Brad, also was wearing all black for the family day, donning a coat, T-shirt and jeans as well.
Brangelina took Knox and his twin sister Vivienne to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, where the young duo were smitten with the dinosaur exhibits.
A source told E! News the tiny tykes had a blast playing with fossils, putting together a Tyrannosaurus Rex puzzle and looking at specimens through a microscope while they were there.
They grow up so fast. And so cute!
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Take Twins Knox & Vivienne on Museum Outing on Valentine's DayBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shared a love of learning with their kids on Valentine's Day.
The ever-engaged couple brought twins Knox and Vivienne to Los Angeles' Natural History Museum, where the favored attraction for the 4-year-olds turned out to be—no surprise here—the dinosaurs!
"Brad at one point was overheard telling a staff member they wanted to come see the new Dinosaur Hall, and they definitely saw a 'Dinosaur Encounter' show," which features a life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex puppet, a source tells E! News.
The insider says the family didn't give off any needing-special-treatment vibes and just seemed like "the coolest people."
We hear that Knox and Vivienne had a blast playing with fossils, looking at teeny-tiny specimens through microscopes and putting together a T. rex puzzle in the Dinosaur Hall's discovery center.
Sounds like Brad and Angie had a Valentine's Day for the ages.
Brad Pitt gave Angelina Jolie breath mints for Valentine's DayHow refreshing?
The stunning Angelina Jolie received breath mints for Valentine’s Day from Brad Pitt, her man of eight years, according to Us Weekly.
It wasn’t just an Altoid or a Tic-Tac, though. Jolie was allegedly presented with an Eatwhatever – a breath-freshening product that includes a swallowable gel cap and a mint to suck on. It’s also vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free.
The gift was intended as a loving joke because “he always teases her that she has bad breath,” a source told the magazine.
“It’s a joke gift,” the source insisted. “He’ll also get her something more serious.”
Hopefully he came up with something good for lovers’ holiday — Jolie has a pretty impressive track record of presents to her beau.
In 2011, she reportedly showered her fiancé/father of their six children with gifts like a diamond pendant worth six-figures engraved with a microscopic love note. For Pitt’s birthday/Christmas gift last year, he was reportedly surprised with an actual California waterfall where they plan to build a house above. For Valentine’s 2010, the “Fight Club” star reportedly received helicopter and flying lessons that totaled $1.6 million.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Releasing Their Own Wine This YearNext time you make a toast, think of Brad and Angelina.
The engaged couple, who have owned an 1,000-acre estate with vineyards in southwestern France since 2008, will be releasing wine in the United States beginning March 15 bearing the estate's name, Miraval.
The first wine will be a 2012 vintage pink rosé, and it will feature the label "Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin."
Perrin refers to Marc Perrin, a French winegrower who was introduced to the famous couple by mutual friends. His family is well-respected in winemaking circles, and Perrin and the Jolie-Pitts are expected to release a line of organic white and red wines later this year.
In the meantime, the rosé will feature an elegantly shaped bottle with a round label. It is also due for review in an upcoming edition of Wine Spectator.
Perrin met the couple on their estate last summer to discuss expanding their production and distribution. Jolie and Pitt consulted on the new bottle and redesign.
Miraval is located in Provence, in a wine-growing valley at an altitude of 1,150 feet. The estate includes over 75 acres dedicated to the cultivation of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes operated in accordance with organic farming. The estate's previous owner grew and released several prize-winning wines including Miraval's predecessor rosé: Pink Floyd. The name was a tribute to the legendary rock band which recorded tracks for The Wall in studios located on the French estate grounds.
As for Pitt and Jolie's involvement, Perrin told French business magazine Challenges, "We talked a lot and did the first harvest together. They are very demanding in seeking excellence in the quality and character of their wine."
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Brad Pitt Touches Down Solo in Los Angeles(Photo) Brad Pitt had a clear flight plan: looking effortlessly chic as he disembarked in Los Angeles.
Angelina Jolie's other half arrived solo at LAX Wednesday after flying in from London.
The 49-year-old thesp rocked an all-black ensemble as he stepped through the airport, keeping his aviator shades on amid the paps' flashbulbs.
Pitt's been keeping a globe-trotting, jet-setting schedule these days, as you'd expect: He spent Thanksgiving in London to work on reshoots for his upcoming zombie flick World War Z and then later flew with Jolie and their brood to a private Caribbean island, where they spent Christmas.
Earlier this month, he managed to zip back to Los Angeles in time for daughter Zahara's 8th birthday. Whew!
Fans can get a sneak peek at the new trailer for World War Z Sunday when it debuts during the Super Bowl pregame show. The film opens on June 21.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Having More Kids? "You Never Know With Those Guys," Says Jon VoightAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting married sooner than later, the Salt star's dad, Jon Voight, isn't privy to the wedding planning.
"Actually, I don't know. I'm not like that with them," Voight told me at the Weinstein Company's Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "You know, I've heard the rumors and so and so and what's going on. No, I'm not like that. I'm happy when I see them, we play with the children and that's it."
But it doesn't sound like he'd be completely surprised if the Jolie-Pitt family gets bigger.
"Well, you never know with those guys," Voight said. "They're a very surprising couple so you never know, but I think six is quite a lot."
And we couldn't help but ask Voight, a staunch Republican, which politician he'd like to introduce a movie of his, à la Bill Clinton and Lincoln.
He didn't have to think too much about it. "Mitt Romney," he said.
Brad Pitt Scores New Endorsement, Will Star in Cadillac Commercials in ChinaBrad Pitt wasn't nominated for an Oscar this year, but the Killing Them Softly star is still a hot commodity on the product endorsement circuit.
E! News has exclusively learned that the much-parodied Chanel No. 5 spokesman has agreed to endorse Cadillac in print ads and TV commercials that will air in China.
Pitt, who a source says will earn $3 million for his promo work, will shoot a spot for the car campaign next week in Los Angeles.
Cadillac had no comment on the hiring, and Pitt's reps have yet to respond to calls to comment.
But lest one think this is just a high-paying job for a random automotive product, E! News has been told Pitt has long kept a Cadillac Escalade in his fleet of vehicles.
Hmm, maybe Pitt's new gig had something to do with him joining Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, earlier this week. Not to mention his first and only tweet so far.
"It is the truth. Yup, I'm coming...," he wrote cryptically. Well, not so cryptically, after all.
Brad Pitt Arrives Back in Los Angeles on Daughter Zahara's 8th BirthdayBrad Pitt has touched down.
The hunky star was spotted arriving at LAX today, looking very cazh in a navy blue sweater, black coat and dark jeans, while carrying one bag over his shoulder. And what perfect timing to be back—it's his daughter Zahara's birthday!
It seems like just yesterday the world got word that Hollywood hot couple Pitt and Angelina Jolie adopted a beautiful 6-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia, and now, she's turning 8 years old.
There's no word on what the Jolie-Pitt clan have planned to do for Zahara's special day, but there might have been some pre-birthday partying during the family of eight's holiday trip to the Caribbean for Christmas vacation on Parrot Cay, a private resort island and noted celebrity haunt that's part of Turks and Caicos.
Either way, we're sure Zahara's big day is full of love, and that's what matters, right?! (Although, toys would be cool, too).
Brad Pitt may play 'Pontius Pilate' in Biblical epic movieBrad Pitt is reportedly close to signing on for the title role in "Pontius Pilate," a big budget Biblical epic from Warner Bros.
Deadline reports Pitt is "not committed" but could be "very quickly" in the project written by Vera Blasi ("Woman on Top") and produced by Hollywood heavyweight Mark Johnson ("The Notebook," "Breaking Bad"). The site describes the script as "almost like a Biblical era 'Twilight Zone' episode in which a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head."
In case you're not up on your Bible history, Pilate authorized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It would certainly be one of the most interesting roles Pitt has tackled to date.
The busy mega-star has three movies due for release in 2013: post-apocalyptic zombie drama "World War Z," historical drama "Twelve Years a Slave" and Ridley Scott's legal thriller "The Counselor."
Although Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" was a massive worldwide hit back in 2004, Hollywood has been slow to follow-up with other Biblical stories for the screen. However, "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky is working on a big budget "Noah" -- starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson -- due for release in 2014.
Brad Pitt Hints at Return to China - Despite Being BannedLooks like Brad Pitt is about to say "Ni hao" to China ... in person.
The actor – who was reportedly banned from China following the government's disapproval of his 1997 film Seven Years in Tibet, which portrayed harsh Chinese rule in Tibet – has hinted at a return to the country. And he took to social media to do it.
Via China's version of Twitter, called Sina Weibo, the actor posted from his verified account, "It is the truth. Yup, I'm coming ..."
The surprising statement is the actor's only "Tweet" on the social network, but it generated more than 24,000 comments from his nearly 160,000 followers.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie-- Cop Cars, Helicopter Race to Hollywood Hills MansionDON'T PUSH THAT BUTTON ... a lesson learned the hard way by one of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids ... who accidentally pushed a "panic alarm" inside their house last night that attracted a police FRENZY ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops were called Friday night to casa de Pitt around 9:00 PM after an alarm went off at their Hollywood Hills home.
Our sources say police arrived to the scene -- via both car AND helicopter -- only to be told it was all a big mistake. We're told they spoke to a nanny (Brad and Angie weren't there) who informed them about the child's mishap.
Jolie kids' island 'Pitt' stopBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have brought their brood to the Caribbean for Christmas, Page Six has exclusively learned.
Spies say the starry couple, their six kids and Pitt’s mom, Jane, are all staying at the home of designer Donna Karan on Turks and Caicos.
The posh pad in elite Parrot Cay is on a white- sand beach, and reportedly includes an infinity pool lined with black volcanic stone, and features 360-degree views, African and Asian art, an open-air screening room for watching movies and a dining pavilion that was created in Bali.
“They are at Donna’s house, without Donna, and have been loving the island because it is so secluded,” says a tropical spy. “Angelina’s taken the kids to Karan’s yoga spa. They’ve been running around the island with no care in the world, and relaxing.” Karan told Vanity Fair in August that her “best-kept secret” on Parrot Cay is her “spa house . . . It’s like a private yoga retreat.”
Also on the island is Rolling Stone Keith Richards, fresh off his 50th anniversary tour with his band. Spies say the rocker’s relaxing with his “whole family,” and is “in very good spirits.”
Christie Brinkley’s also been spotted with daughter Alexa Joel. And “Lost” producer J.J. Abrams, a man who knows his islands, has also been vacationing with his family, we hear.
But it seems Jolie and Pitt may not be taking care of Maddox, Shiloh, Knox, Vivienne, Pax and Zahara alone — they may have up to 12 nannies in tow. “At lunch on a small island three away from Parrot Cay,” posted Architectural Digest editor-at-large Jeffrey Slonim on his blog Christmas Day. “A woman said she’d heard from a local that [Pitt and Jolie] were in town with two nannies per child. Count ’em, 12 nannies!” Then again, the dozen nannies could be the stuff of local island legend, Slonim hedged.
Either way, reports have said Pitt and Jolie were taking their kids around the world for the holidays, and Page Six previously reported that Jolie’s dad, Jon Voight, was stocking up on kids’ gifts at an LA Toys ‘R’ Us before Christmas. No word on whether he’ll be arriving to deliver the haul.
Voight's Santa for Jolie clanThe Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt crew will be having a great Christmas — with special thanks to grandpa Jon Voight.
The Academy Award winner was spotted at a Toys ‘R’ Us in Century City, Calif., the other night, shutting down the store with just one other holiday shopper.
“Jon was the last customer, along with one young woman,” an eyewitness tells us. “He was Christmas shopping for his grandkids. He was ordering tons of gifts for Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne — all of Angelina’s kids.” Wisely, as any parent knows, “he was also buying tons of batteries to go with them.”
The “Midnight Cowboy” star, 73, even extended the holiday generosity to the other late-night customer by courteously allowing her to skip him in line.
“The lady behind him was being ignored by the sales team and was carrying more toys than she could handle,” our spy says. “So Jon helped her put them on the register belt and insisted she go before him. Then he and his girlfriend peered to see what she was buying, to make sure he had all the hottest toys."
Without ruining too many surprises for Jolie and Pitt’s clan, our spy says the goodies Voight picked included a foosball game and a “ ‘Little Mermaid’ bath set with a tail that wags.”
Voight previously had a contentious relationship with his famous daughter, Angelina, but they patched things up and reconciled last year. “Being reunited with my Angie is very precious to me,” Voight said. And he seems to be taking his grandfathering duties seriously, judging by his LA shopping excursion.
But it’s unclear when the proud grandpa will be able to give his gifts to Jolie’s brood. According to a report, the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” stars are celebrating the holidays with a family trip around the globe. Meanwhile, Jolie and Pitt were also reportedly stocking up on Liverpool soccer gear for their kids — because Maddox’s favorite player is Steven Gerrard and the family’s become fans of the squad.
Brad Pitt Encourages Fan Donations to His Make It Right Organization to Help People in NeedBrad Pitt, can you do no wrong?
The latest reason to love the hunky Hollywood actor even more comes just in time for the holiday season, as the 49-year-old star is encouraging fans to donate to Make It Right—the organization Pitt formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2007 to help build healthy homes and communities for people in need.
Angelina Jolie's other half penned a note to his loyal fans, encouraging donations of any shape or size:
"Make It Right helps disabled veterans, victims of natural disaster, seniors and disadvantaged families by providing healthy, beautiful, affordable homes. You can help too by giving a light bulb, a toilet, even a whole house!" the four-time Academy Award nominee wrote.
It's easy to donate on the Make It Right website regardless of how much you can afford to give. Community plants are only $25, while the ultimate gift—a whole house for a family in need—costs $150,000.
We always appreciate the A-list actor for his do-gooding ways!
The world needs more Brad Pitts (not just for his looks, but also for his heart!).
Happy Birthday, Brad Pitt! Angelina Jolie's Other Half Turns 49Even with a heavily parodied, smoldering Chanel ad, Brad Pitt still makes 49 look hot.
Angelina Jolie's handsome hubby-to-be celebrates his 49th birthday today, and given that he has one stunning fiancé, an adorable brood of tykes and a bustling movie career, he definitely has a reason to celebrate.
The charitable thesp made his way to the big 4-9 with an engagement, popping the question to the Oscar winner with a blingtastic ring this spring.
And while the pair hasn't tied the knot just yet (and the world waits for that big day), Pitt has been successfully balancing family and work life, taking on projects like World War Z and Killing Them Softly, and even adding the title of furniture designer to his repertoire.
Recently, Pitt talked about turning the big 5-0, telling Good Morning America, "I've given a lot of thought to it."
"You become very aware of time and also, being a father, everything is time allocation for me now, making sure I spend my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me and spending the time I need to with my family."
It seems like he's doing just that.
Jolie stylist picks up rings: reportBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have fuelled speculation they're planning a top secret winter wedding after the actress' stylist was reportedly spotted collecting wedding rings from a top Beverly Hills jeweller.
Sources tell In Touch magazine the aide visited Neil Lane's store at the end of last month, and left with the custom-made rings.
Pitt and Jolie, who became engaged earlier this year, have yet to name the date for their nuptials but the actor recently said, "It'll be soon."
Reports suggest the Hollywood couple will exchange vows in the grounds of their French estate.
Mike Tyson "Not Mad" at Brad Pitt for Sleeping With Ex-Wife Robin GivensNo need for earmuffs or a tetanus shot, Brad Pitt.
Mike Tyson isn't mad at Angelina Jolie's fiancé for allegedly sleeping with his ex-wife Robin Givens back in 1988. Saturday, the retired boxer recounted walking in on the World War Z star and Givens in bed together during an interview with "In Depth with Graham Bensinger" on Yahoo! Sports.
"I was getting a divorce. I was going to my lawyer's office to divorce her that day but I wanted to sneak in a quickie," Tyson said. "This particular day, someone beat me to the punch…I guess Brad got there earlier than I did. I was mad as hell. You should've saw his face when he saw me."
This isn't the first time Tyson's spoken out about this purported betrayal: Earlier this year he recounted the events to Conan O'Brien on his eponymous talk show, and he also told Global Grind about the incident in harsher terms.
So while he certainly hasn't forgotten, he seems to have forgiven. "I hope Brad doesn't think I'm mad at him," Tyson said. "I'm not mad at this guy, no way."
Glad to see Mikey T has finally acquired some anger management skills!
'Breaking Dawn' box office tops 'Skyfall' for third week; 'Killing Them Softly' flopsVampires ruled the box office for the third straight weekend as "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" scored a narrow victory over James Bond's "Skyfall" at the weekend box office.
"Twilight's" estimated $17.4 million topped "Skyfall's" $17 million. "Lincoln" and "Rise of the Guardians" followed with about $13.5 million each.
The solid weekend for holdover titles helped ease the pain of two lackluster debuts: Brad Pitt's arty hit man drama "Killing Them Softly" bombed with $7 million (and a rare 'F' grade from audiences), while low-budget torture porn horror sequel "The Collection" underwhelmed with just $3.4 million.
Just under the top 10, a trio of award season players saw mixed results. "Silver Linings Playbook" found two silver linings in a considerably smaller weekend-to-weekend decline (24%) and far better per theater average than any movie in the top 10. Keira Knightley's lavish costume drama "Anna Karenina" added 318 theaters for a total of 384 but grossed a just OK $2.2 million. And Ben Affleck's "Argo" crossed the $100 million mark in its eighth weekend of release.
Top 10 box office estimates (Nov. 30-Dec. 2):
1) "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" $17.4 million, week 3, cume: $254.6 million
Oscar-Buzz Cheat Sheet: Brad Pitt and Batman, the (Very) Long ShotsBrad Pitt's Killing Them Softly is in theaters today. The Dark Knight Rises arrives on home video on Tuesday. They'll both be at the Oscars in February.
Well, about that last one…
Honestly, Neither Film Has a Good Shot at Best Picture: The U.K.-based oddsmaker Ladsbrokes has Killing Them Softly and The Dark Knight Rises as 100-to-1 picks, if you will, for the top prize. And while others are more bullish on the Christopher Nolan film, nobody else has the Pitt movie on the board.
Well, Wait a Second, Whoever Said Killing Them Softly Was a Contender? Harvey Weinstein. When the Weinstein Company moved the mob film from an Oct. 19 release to a Nov. 30 launch, the studio's namesake honcho told Deadline.com, the later date "positions us better in the awards-season calendar."
And Could a Reasonable Person Reasonably Expect The Dark Knight Rises to Compete? Let's put it this way: A person seeing a serious-minded drama that was overwhelmingly popular with critics and audiences could, yes, reasonably expect that movie to do well with Oscar voters—until the person saw the movie was a comic-book movie.
What Killing Them Softly Has Going for It: Pitt's track record. His previous four live-action films—The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Inglourious Basterds, The Tree of Life and Moneyball—all netted Best Picture nods.
What The Dark Knight Rises Doesn't Have Going for It: Besides Aurora? There was a report of Academy members being "disappointed" and unimpressed by the film at a summer screening that, um, took place just days after the shootings in Aurora, so, really, there's no way of getting beyond that, plus, the fact that, yes, it's a comic-book movie.
Any Chance for Pitt? Technically, yes. A 100-to-1 chance, per Ladsbrokes (and nobody else).
Any Chance for Christian Bale (or Anybody Else in That Movie)? Well, Anne Hathaway just might win Best Supporting Actress (for Les Misérables), but as for Dark Knight Rises, no, barring something unprecedented and wholly unexpected, no star is going to get nominated for that movie.
So, Is Either of These Movies a Legit Contender? Yes. Like The Dark Knight before it, The Dark Knight Rises will make itself known in the technical categories. On Thursday, in fact, it was shortlisted for Visual Effects.
Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' bombs at box office, graded 'F' by audiencesThe weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday bonanza is usually a quiet one at the box office, which was true again this year as newcomers "Killing Them Softly," starring Brad Pitt, and horror sequel "The Collection" lived down to low expectations.
"Softly" -- which opened to $2.5 million on Friday -- has the rare distinction of earning a 'F' grade from audiences polled by CinemaScore, according to Deadline. Although the film played the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and earned decent reviews from critics, it was advertised as an intense action thriller instead of the slower paced art film that it really is. That kind of disconnect between marketing and the actual product usually leads to lower audience grades, but 'F's are rare. (Previous films to receive the dishonor include 2009's "The Box," 2002's "Solaris" and this year's "The Devil Inside.")
The only other new wide release was torture porn sequel "The Collection," which earned a lackluster $1.1 million on Friday and seems headed for a lower opening than the $3.6 million its low profile predecessor "The Collector" nabbed in 2009.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" once again led on Friday and is expected to finish just ahead of the fourth weekend of "Skyfall" when three day estimates are released tomorrow.
Friday's box office leaders:
'Killing Them Softly' bludgeons you beautifullyAs Wall Street melts down, so does the small-time gangster empire in Killing Them Softly.
The story is played against the backdrop of the 2008 economic collapse and opens with President Obama's voiceover message of hope eerily contrasted by a lone guy walking through a desolate trash-strewn corner of an anonymous American city.
A clever thriller (*** out of four; rated R; opening Friday nationwide) with a particularly meaty performance by Brad Pitt, it posits a simple theory, as expressed by Pitt's menacing Mob enforcer, Jackie: "America's not a country. It's just a business."
He expounds further in a key meeting with Richard Jenkins, in a wonderfully nuanced role as a Mob lawyer who doesn't get his hands dirty. The pair meet at a bar after a string of murders following a heist at a Mob-controlled poker game. Obama's soaring pledge to reclaim the American dream fills the silence of the bar.
Pitt's Jackie, suddenly a political scholar, dismisses "the myth created by Thomas Jefferson" and scoffs at the notion of an American collective. "This guy wants to tell me we're living in a community. Don't make me laugh. I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own."
It's a cynical philosophy that underlies this particularly seamy swath of society. Pitt may be the rare thug who discourses on political philosophy (among other things) as the film offers a critique of American capitalism.
But other elements make a stronger impression than its disenfranchised nihilist sentiments. There's an indelible cast of sleazeballs who populate this dark tale, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on George V. Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade. James Gandolfini plays a procrastinating hitman (with unavoidable traces of Tony Soprano), Ray Liotta is a hapless poker player and Ben Mendelsohn a drug-addled grifter.
Languorous to the point of rambling, the story of double-crossing and vengeance is darkly funny, graphically violent and gorgeously shot.
Occasionally, it seems like an exercise in cinematography, specifically, how to make bullets tearing into flesh look artful through extreme slow-motion camerawork.
In one of the film's most grisly scenes, shot with an unremittingly shaky camera, rain pours down while a man endures a frenetic pummeling. The 1930s tune Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries is the incongruous soundtrack.
The squeamish be warned: It gets worse. A gold-colored bullet moves at an inexorable pace, shattering car windows into kaleidoscopic shards and piercing a man's skull with vivid blood splatters worthy of Jackson Pollock.
Sometimes, a la Quentin Tarantino, the movie feels like a collection of overheard conversations, such as the one that explains the film's title. Sociopathic Jackie determines to keep a distance from his victims: "They get touchy-feely…They cry, they plead, they beg ... They call for their mothers. It gets embarrassing. I like to kill them softly. From a distance. Not close enough for feelings.''
There's nothing touchy-feely about Killing Them Softly, a stylish thriller worth seeing -- despite its relentless violence -- for its sharp dialogue, mesmerizing photography and gritty performances.
HBO, Plan B developing 'Paper' seriesHBO is developing "Paper," an hourlong drama inspired by Jake Halpern's essay "Pay Up," featured in the New Yorker. Dede Gardner and Brad Pitt will exec produce through Pitt's shingle, Plan B Entertainment, where Gardner serves as president.
"Paper" centers on a notorious ex-gangster and single father in Buffalo, N.Y., who is trying to reform himself by also serving as a professional debt collector. He finds, however, that life in the debt collection business can be just as lethal as the biz he's struggling to leave behind.
Short-story scribe Wells Tower will pen the project and co-exec produce.
Plan B works primarily in the feature film realm. Its Pitt starrer "Killing Them Softly" opens Friday, while zombie drama "World War Z" is set for release in June.
"Killing Them Softly" review: crime comedy bludgeons us repeatedly with subtextThere's a great short film nestled inside of "Killing Them Softly," namely the two scenes between mob enforcer Jackie (Brad Pitt) and Mickey (James Gandolfini), the out-of-town hit man Jackie has hired to take care of a problem within the organization.
And while these two scenes aren't the only parts of the movie that work, the occasional moments of brilliance are far outweighed by the constant references to 2008's economic collapse and bank bailout. Having the radio or TV report this news once or twice to make a point about organized crime and capitalism? Fine. Shoehorning it into the film a dozen or so times? Enough already.
"Killing," based on George V. Higgins' novel "Cogan's Trade," follows the ripple effect of a hold-up on a mob-run card game. Johnny (Vincent Curatola, best known as Johnny Sack from "The Sopranos") sends low-lifes Frankie (Scoot McNairy, "Argo") and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn, "Animal Kingdom") to rob a poker game run by Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta).
Markie, you see, suffered a previous robbery, but then later revealed that he was the mastermind behind the crime. Johnny figures that if one of Markie's games gets hit again, everyone will assume that Markie is responsible. And Johnny's right.
Enter Jackie, summoned by the enigmatic Driver (Richard Jenkins), a guy so far up the chain that he comes off more like a district manager than a made man. They know that Markie is innocent, but the situation calls for him to be punished anyway, since perception is that he was the organizer. But there's also Frankie and Russell and Johnny to be dealt with, so Jackie brings in Mickey, who may or may not be up to the job of discreetly taking care of business.
The whole witty-gunman thing has been done to excess in the 20 years since "Reservoir Dogs," but one would have hoped that writer-director Andrew Dominik, coming off the brilliant and underrated "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," might have injected some new life into this sagging genre. And while the cast is consistently watchable and on-point, Dominik disappoints as both scenarist and filmmaker.
The plotting is wobbly, the narrative runs out of steam - and seriously, all the banking stuff gets unbearable after a while. (Mobsters apparently watch "Charlie Rose" and C-Span 24/7, if this movie is to be believed.)
So while you'll be seeing snippets of this film when cast members eventually start collecting career achievement awards, "Killing Me Softly" isn't going to blow too many people away.
Brad Pitt Bloody on World War Z Set-See the PicsEven with that gash on his head, Brad Pitt still looks perfectly handsome.
Angelina Jolie's other half is currently filming his epic flick about the zombie apocalypse: World War Z. We've seen the crazy trailer for the movie, but pics from the set have been pretty sparse. Hey, maybe the undead run a closed set?
Luckily, E! News got a hold of exclusive photos of the A-list actor on the set World War Z, shooting a plane crash scene in the forests of Berkshire, England.
The bloody star had a body double actor who showed him how fall to the ground from his plane seat once he released the seat belt—see for yourself!
Brad Pitt is a man on the moveBrad Pitt bounds into a suite at the Waldorf-Astoria, doles out a quick handshake that turns into a hug, and sprints to one of the three windows in the room. He pulls open the curtains and looks at the sleet and rain hammering Manhattan 29 floors below him. Like any commuter, Pitt is concerned about annoying travel delays and getting to work on time.
"I gotta get out of here. I go straight to set," he says, referring to the London re-shoots of the zombie flick World War Z. "I just buzzed in and am buzzing out. I hit the plane this afternoon."
Yes, this is what the most famous actor in the world is really like. Shockingly, weirdly, almost off-puttingly accessible. Once you get past the thick layers of security – necessary, as evidenced by a hotel employee who had earlier flipped out in ecstasy after seeing Pitt in person – and peel back all your expectations, fed by years of panting tabloid coverage of everything Pitt, you meet a guy who's friendly, a bit tired, and exceedingly pleasant.
"He's the most normal guy. I spent a lot of time with him on those Ocean's movies – he doesn't do anything to drum up that insanity. He lives in the middle of that and he's somehow found a way to not go crazy. He's not crazy," confirms his friend Matt Damon, who had just seen Pitt. "I don't know if that's his family or his upbringing and now it's become his children and his wife. It's incredible – seeing him yesterday, he's the same great guy from Missouri. I don't understand how he keeps doing great work. It would seem to me that you would lose your ability to be a human being. I genuinely don't know how he's still such a great guy, such a real guy."
Ask Pitt that question and he just laughs. That's probably the better and smarter alternative to furiously and futilely fighting the constant scrutiny lavished on him and his family, fiancée Angelina Jolie and their six kids, Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4.
"We're a double whammy, Angie and I. I jumped into this thing somehow as a tabloid magnet. I'm not sure what I did," says Pitt. "We stay blissfully naïve to all of it. You can't do anything about it. More importantly, I trust my decision-making process. When you have that other feedback, those other comments, they're always in the back there. They color your thinking in an unpure way. I don't like that. I don't want anything steering me right or left. I find it a much healthier way to live and my decisions are better, because they're strictly mine."
He applies that same instinctual approach to his career. It's how and why he signed on to star in Killing Them Softly, a Mob drama directed by Andrew Dominik that opens Friday. He'd worked with Pitt on 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Dominik had sent Pitt a text, asking if he was interested in playing a cool-headed and practical hit man. Pitt said yes. The next day, they hashed out the deal at Pitt's L.A. home, sans agents or managers.
"I don't know if I've ever made one happen faster. Andrew is a friend of mine and someone I trust with anything and everything," says Pitt.
What fuels his decisions? "It's more about the company I keep. But I liked this idea. Selfishly, for me, it's getting to do something more urban from my upbringing in the old Ozarks," he says. "I thought it was a very provocative telling. People came in. We did it for no money. We shot the whole film in five or six weeks. It's pretty fun."
Dominik first approached Pitt because they had a history together, and a rich working relationship. Plus, he says, Pitt has that ephemeral quality you can't really quantify. You know it when you see it.
"He always seems to retain his mystery on screen. There's something unattainable about Brad. There's something mysterious about him," says Dominik. "Brad is a naturally very generous guy. This time, he gets to play a selfish (expletive) and gets to take a holiday from himself. You have to cast Brad as someone exceptional. Here, he's the enforcer. He's a cool part."
In person, too, says Dominik, Pitt is just as disarming. "He's really hard to buy a gift for. He gives a lot. It's hard to receive," says the director. "I find Brad to be very straightforward, very stubborn. He's a contrarian. He's not frightened. That might be unusual for a movie star in his situation. He's very fearless. When things have been difficult in my life, he's been there. I admire the way he handles himself."
Would Pitt go into acting today, if he knew what the industry was like and the impact fame would have on his life?
"Now, at this age? No, but not because of acting. I have other, quieter interests," says the Oscar-nominated actor, who works with the Make It Right foundation, which builds green homes for lower-income families, and dabbles in architecture, jewelry and furniture design.
Pitt doesn't come across as angry or bitter or fed-up with his supersized existence, which is based in Los Angeles, New Orleans and a chateau in France. His life just is what it is. The fans are who they are. And things, he says, have calmed down – somewhat.
"It's changed a little bit. Now, being older, it's actually sweeter. It's nicer in some ways. Somewhere in the middle it got really ugly, the grabbing, not seeing that there's a person there," he says. "That was coming from the bounty hunt for pictures. It's an older generation now. We're all getting older."
His birthday is next month and in one year, he turns 50. To say Pitt is aging gracefully is to call Chanel just another clothing line. "I'm actually kinda doing it. Talk to me in 10 years when the knees aren't working at all," he says.
As for his upcoming nuptials, Pitt remains circumspect, telling reporters only that it may happen soon. His home life, says the actor, revolves around his brood. He and Jolie take turns working; she just shot the fable Maleficent in England. "We keep the family together and one of us can always be home with the kids. By the way, it's a really nice break. Mom worked all summer. I got to spend a lot of time with them. We got to come up and spend time at mommy's work. It's just the way to do it," he says.
When told about this reporter's problems with toddler tantrums, Pitt nods. He gets it. And he also understands the mess that kids usher in, and the inability to keep any area of any dwelling toy-free.
"After two, you just throw in the towel. It's just nice. Once you get to three or four or five or six, it makes it a little bit richer," he says of his children. "There's a few more sounds in the house. I love it. I love the chaos. I love the big family. I love the chaos in the house. It's so full of light. As long as you've got a place to be a quiet, but you don't because they take over those areas too. It's not your home anymore."
And what about the obsession with crayons or markers? Yes, Pitt's been there.
"Oh man. One of them ended up with a Sharpie. I walked into our room and am washing my hands in the bathroom. I look over. What's that on the sink? I trace a line across the wall, across the shades, the bathtub, into the bedroom, along the wall, up over the bed. Someone had covered the entire place and ended in big scribbling at the end," he says, not naming the culprit. "It was a she. It was two shes. One inspired the other to keep going."
He's adorable when discussing his kids, just another doting and bemused dad telling stories about them and Jolie, as long as they're not for publication. As the interview wraps up, Pitt checks the time, glancing at the stunning gold timepiece on his left arm.
"My missus got me this watch. It's an old one," he says.
Clearly, Jolie knows her man. If there's one thing to note about Pitt, it's the difficulty in finding a good present for him. Dominik says he's impossible to buy for. Pitt agrees.
"I don't want people to buy me gifts. I feel guilty. I'm not good at accepting gifts. I feel uncomfortable. Buy me a drink!"
Brad Pitt: Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better ManThinking back over 2012, Brad Pitt acknowledges it's been a big year for his "familia" since proposing to Angelina Jolie – whom he affectionately calls "Mama" – last April.
"It's been a family type of year, a down-home type of year," he tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "Mama's worked more. And quite frankly I've really enjoyed it."
The actor, whose Mob drama, Killing Them Softly, hits theaters Friday, chatted with PEOPLE between bites of his dinner with 4-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, at their rental home outside of London. While he stopped short of confirming a wedding date, he did reveal what the couple have in mind for their big day: "Just family," Pitt says. "Keep it simple. Keep it simple – really."
For now, the actor is looking forward to being reunited with the rest of his brood – Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 7, and Shiloh, 6 – who were in Cambodia working on the family's foundation with Jolie.
Has fatherhood made him a better man? "Absolutely," Pitt says. Being a dad "takes you right off yourself."
As for turning 50 next year, the actor insists he's taking it all in stride. "This is what I think about: 'Okay, you're way over the mid-point [of your life]. You don't know how much time you have left,' " Pitt says. "I want to enjoy this year more than ever."
For more of our interview with Pitt, including wedding plans and his "intense" life with Jolie and their kids, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Brad Pitt Talks Fatherhood and Turning the Big 5-0Brad Pitt might be a getting a lot of pressure from his kids to marry Angelina Jolie, but it's probably safe to say he doesn't mind.
After all, the actor did tell Good Morning America on Wednesday that when it comes to being a father, "I love it. I love it," adding that "it turns everything on its head."
What's also going through Pitt's head is the fact that he'll be turning 50 (yes, 50!) next year.
"I've given a lot of thought to it," said Pitt, who turns 49 in December. "You become very aware of time and also, being a father, everything is time allocation for me now, making sure I spend my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me and spending the time I need to with my family."
Hmm, like tying the knot, perhaps?
Meanwhile, Pitt's new movie, Killing Them Softly, comes out Friday.
What Does Brad Pitt Think of the Parodies of His Chanel No. 5 Commercial?Saturday Night Live spoofed him. Several times. Heck, even dogs did it. But Brad Pitt still stands by his not-so-popular Chanel No. 5 commercial.
“I kind of liked it,” he told Access Hollywood on Monday. “I respect what [Chanel does]. They do some really quality things.”
However, he also respects the people who’ve made fun of it.
“I haven’t [seen the parodies],” he added, “but I say absolutely fair play.”
Yep — the man who made millions off the trippy 30-second spot hasn’t had the chance to catch SNL on Hulu yet. “I’ve been overseas,” he shared, “so I’ve been blissfully protected.”
But that’s not to say he won’t have a chuckle eventually; he told Extra he would probably watch the SNL spoofs (starring Taran Killam) when he wasn’t working so much. And we’ll look forward to hearing his reaction.
Brad Pitt vs. Santa Claus: Angelina Jolie's Other Half Reveals Childhood Sense of "Betrayal"'Tis the season to be jolly? Maybe not so much if you're Brad Pitt.
E! News caught up with Angelina Jolie's better and, as it turns out, slightly more Scroogey, half, at the Killing Me Softly premiere last night, and the topic quickly turned to the holiday season and the A-lister's frankly surprising thoughts on Santa Claus.
Um, kids out there? There's nothing to see here. Move along. The rest of you? No prizes for guessing who's getting a lump of coal in his stocking this year.
"I'm not a real big on the whole Santa thing, by the way," Pitt told E! News, after the topic of his kids' recent caught-on-camera trip to the post office to mail off letters to Santa's North Pole HQ, was broached.
"I thought it was a huge act of betrayal when I was a kid. I didn't like that. When I found out the truth, I was like, 'Why, why, why would you lie to me, why?'"
And clearly the devastation of that moment has stuck with him, bleeding into his own brand of Christmastime parenting.
"So what I tell them is some people believe it's Santa, and some people believe it's parents, and you get to believe whatever you want."
Well, considering we saw the Brangelina brood mailing off their lists to Kris Kringle earlier this month, we think it's safe to say the kids've made up their minds for themselves.
Clearly, mother knows best.
Brad Pitt Makes Random Cash Donation to British HospitalKilling Them Softly star Brad Pitt continues to kill folks with kindness.
The always-generous actor, who was filming his upcoming film World War Z in London on Thanksgiving, donated $1,100 to Southampton Hospital's neonatal unit in Dorset, England.
According to the BBC, Pitt made the on-the-spot donation when Tricia Wilson-Hughes, a fundraiser who was collecting money from the movie's film crew on behalf of the medical facility, approached Pitt's security guard to see if Angelina Jolie's other half might be willing to pitch in a few bucks.
The guard then proceeded to make his way over to Pitt and returned minutes later with the money.
"I couldn't believe it, I was completely dumbstruck," Hughes told the BBC. "He said if he had more he would have given it. I said honestly that is more than enough, but if he wants to do anything in the future that is absolutely fine...I am in awe of him."
You took the words right out of our mouths, Ms. Hughes.
Brad Pitt on Marrying Angelina Jolie: We're Getting Pressure From the KidsIn deciding it was finally time to put a ring on Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt realized more than ever how everyone deserves the right to get married.
"Everyone should have it," he told E! News' Terrence Jenkins at the New York junket for Killing Them Softly, in which Pitt plays, in his words, a guy who gets to "carry a big gun and shoot people."
But when is Pitt, a longtime advocate for the legalization of gay marriage, finally going to exercise his very exclusive right to marry Jolie?
Well, he just laughed when Jenkins joked about receiving Jolie's save-the-date notice in the mail.
But it appears that the Jolie-Pitt nuptials will be happening sooner rather than later.
"We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids," the father of six admitted. "We didn't realize how much it meant to them and then, in getting engaged, how much it also means to us."
And we don't have to tell him how much it's going to mean to us.
For more from Pitt and the New York premiere of Killing Them Softly, tune into E! News on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Brad Pitt Spent Thanksgiving in London on SetWhile most Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with family on Thursday, Brad Pitt spent his holiday with zombies on the set of World War Z in London.
"I didn't know it was Thanksgiving until like midday. Until [the] afternoon," he told PEOPLE in an interview for the coming issue.
"When you're overseas, they don't celebrate it in England. And [Angelina Jolie] and some of the kids are overseas in Cambodia this week, working on the [The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation] there," he said. "It completely escaped me until someone brought me some English pumpkin pie."
Even though Pitt, 48, went without the traditional turkey and stuffing this year, he didn't seem to mind, saying, "That's okay, last year we had a big meal and we don't normally miss things twice."
Still, Pitt was certainly into the spirit of the holiday. He put the entire contents of his wallet, $1,100, into the hands of a fundraiser collecting money for the Southampton General Hospital's neonatal unit, where a friend's son, Zachary Gallagher, had spent the first nine weeks of his life.
"The fundraiser had finished, and I got a phone call from my best friend, who said, 'We have had a small donation.' I thought she was messing about and was going to say, 'My dad's given you a fiver' or something, then she said, 'It's from Brad Pitt!' " Zachary's mother, Karley Gallagher, 23, tells PEOPLE.
"He said that he had seen the fundraiser mentioned in the local papers and seen my fliers and thought it was a really great cause and was just sorry he couldn't have been there," she adds "The silver lining is that Zachary is home and alive. ... To have Brad assist us is more than we could ever have wished for."
While Pitt, in New York Monday for a special screening of Killing Them Softly, plans to fly back to London on Tuesday to continue filming, the Jolie-Pitt bunch is already focused on the next holiday.
Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne have already mailed letters to Santa from the village of Littlebourne in rural Kent, England.
Jolie reveals what made her and Pitt cryThe couple that cries together, predicts Oscar picks together.
At least, that seems to be the case for A-list supernovas Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who, according to Ange, shared a tender moment together while watching Ewan McGregor's performance in the upcoming film The Impossible.
Jolie hosted a special screening of the movie -- which centers on a family dealing with the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami -- in London Monday night where she gushed about McGregor.
His harrowing performance as a distraught father is gaining Oscar buzz, and a glowing endorsement from Jolie is sure to help his chances.
"I have known you for years and you are one of my favorite actors and I've always loved to watch you, but I watched this and I didn't recognize you," Jolie told the Scottish actor. "To say it is one of the best performances of the year, really doesn't give it credit, because it doesn't feel like a performance. It's from such an honest place and so deeply emotional."
She went on to say that McGregor was so good, in fact, that he moved both she and her fiancé Brad Pitt to tears.
"You rarely see this emotion from a man on screen and I called (McGregor) later to tell him how much he made me cry," she added. "I was crying, and I looked over at Brad and he was crying. It's just really, really powerful. As an actor, I'm in awe."
The Impossible also stars Naomi Watts and is set to hit theaters Dec. 21.