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Brad Pitt 'Babels' on in Palm Springs

Brad Pitt 'Babels' on in Palm Springs

Brad Pitt is back in the states after filming scenes for his new film The Case of Benjamin Button with Cate Blanchett. He attended the 18th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala earlier tonight at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California. Brad stands alongside director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu along with cast members from the film Babel, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi.

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  • david

    yeah

  • hanna

    first

  • david

    orly?

  • kelly075

    third!!!!!!!! Yes, almost!!!!!!!! next time, first!

  • hanna

    hallo,iam new here. i live in holland time 3,55 am

  • hanna

    i was visit to Palm Spring , nice place to see

  • kidi

    Sh*t! I just left Palm Springs a few days ago!

  • anustin

    hhmhmmh he looks tired!his been working.

  • anustin

    i want rinko to win.

  • Amy

    About time! Brad’s age is finally starting to show. Nights up with the kids taking a toll, eh?
    Ah well, he’s got things more important to think of than his looks.

  • Mary W

    Looks like Brad is in bad need of R & R . But I still love him!

  • Lala

    He looks tired… all that good loving!

    I am happy for him and his family!

  • Observer2

    Amy Says:

    January 6th, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    About time! Brad’s age is finally starting to show. Nights up with the kids taking a toll, eh?
    Ah well, he’s got things more important to think of than his looks.
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    But, apparently, you don’t.

  • http://justjared exquisite

    I WAS SUPPOSE TO BE NUMBWBER ONE. EATING ON A MCDONALDS CHICKEN SANDWICH AND L00KING AT KILL BILL

  • bluemoon
  • Isabelle II

    THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR THIS NEW THREAD!

    Brad is a supermega star, and not too bad on the eyes either

  • Amy

    Observer2 Says:

    January 6th, 2007 at 10:05 pm
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    I meant that taking care of his family is more important to him than keeping up with his image now. No harm intended.

  • Andrómeda

    Thanks for the new thread!. He looks so handsome ! (may be a little tired too?)…

  • kidi

    Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett were/are there too?! The only person of note when we were there was Gerald Ford’s casket.

  • Isabelle II

    pic #5 are those gold specks in his baby blue eyes? *swoon*

  • creativegirl

    January 6th, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    PAGE SIX:

    BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie have cast aside their Third World lifestyle for some pricey vacation digs in the Virgin Islands. Spies at the Caneel Bay resort tell The Post’s Braden Keil that Brangelina have been living the high life with their kids and nannies in a five-bedroom, $8,000-a-night beachfront villa, formerly the private “cottage” of Laurance Rockefeller, who developed the 170-acre Caribbean playground in the 1950s. “They showed up with 97 pieces of luggage and a whole entourage,” gushed an incredulous witness. Pitt and Jolie have been spotted having candlelit dinners nightly on their veranda.

    http://www.nypost.com/gossip/pagesix/pagesix_u.htm

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    I said this the other day on the first post that JJ had about him and Cate filming in the USVI. I knew if they were at Caneel they would be in Cottage 7 which was the private bungalow that the Rockefeller’s stayed in at the resort. It is completely private and separate from the rest of the guest accomodations on the resort. We went there on our honeymoon and it truly was a magical, intoxicating, romantic place. It is lit up at night with torches and the cottage they are in overlooks the ocean on Scott Beach. We stayed in one of the ocean front rooms on Scott Beach and at the far end you could see the stairs leading down from the cottage to the beach. We stayed in room 70 and in the beginning part of our stay every time we gave someone our room number they always questioned us if we said 7-D or 70. After a day or two of that we finally asked and found out about Cottage 7 and how the rooms are 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D & 7E. The whole resort has 7 private beaches that are not open to the public so when you are there you feel like you are the only person there.

    I can only imagine those two there, and I can believe every word the post said. It must have been a very romantic and special way to spend New Year’s and I’m sure Maddox and Zee as we have seen had a ball. We desperately want to be able to take our girls there someday.

    Every time I think about our honeymoon I want to cry because it truly was the most magical special place I’ve ever been to.

    Just look… http://www.caneelbay.com

    Also, now really looking at the pictures of Z on the beach those are definitely Caneel Beach lounging chairs and they always give their guests use of those foam lounger rafts.

    Here’s some more…
    COTTAGE 7
    Located in what was Laurance Rockefeller’s private estate house, this collection of oversized accommodations offers the most dramatic rooms and patios available, as well as breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

    AMENITIES
    Minibar
    In-room safe
    Beach towels
    In-room coffee maker
    Bathrobes
    Iron & ironing board
    Lady Primrose bath products
    Complimentary bottled water
    Telephone pavilion outside of rooms

    http://www.caneelbay.com/i/pdf/caneel_bay_map2.pdf

    And some more… http://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,55979

    I wonder if Angie is still there while Brad had to get back for this event?

    Jared – please – why are my posts awaiting moderation? I haven’t given you any trouble have I?

  • bluemoon
  • piper, with a low

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    Isabelle II Says:

    January 6th, 2007 at 10:14 pm
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    Totally agree!

  • kk1

    Brad Pitt will always be “the Brad Pitt”, just like Robert Redford and Paul Newman. He’s now a beautiful 43 year old MAN, not a pretty boy anymore. He’s got that “IT” factor, and you have to be born with “IT”, can’t acquire “IT”. Brad’s aging wonderfully like a fine wine and don’t we all wish we could do so. Angelina, Angelina, Angelina, this man is gold.

  • piper, with a low

    I think the pictures here are just fine, especially when you see the enlarged versions.

  • Rose

    Eh, he is in his forties as George Clooney is, no make up on and he is still very handsome! A little of lifes aging can look good on a guy and it does on Brad.

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    bluemoon Says:
    January 6th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    He looks better on the pics at getty http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/FrameSet.aspx?s=ImagesSearchState%7c0%7c0%7c-1%7c28%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c1%7c%7c%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c7%7c%7cbrad+pitt%7c15744190666232823%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0&p=7&tag=2
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    Nuh uh. looks strange in a couple of those.

  • Press Man

    From the Glare of Flashbulbs, a Serious Actor Steps Forward

    Brad Pitt in “Babel,” a performance that is drawing Oscar consideration.

    By CARYN JAMES

    WHILE the world was shouting Brangelina and Brad Pitt was dodging paparazzi, he also pulled off this unlikely feat: He was involved in two of the past year’s best films. In one he is a silent partner, a producer of Martin Scorsese ’s “Departed.” For the other — his supporting role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s wrenching political fable “Babel” — he has become the subject of Oscar chatter and a studio campaign. Plenty of Oscar promotions exist only to massage stars’ egos, but here is a campaign that actually makes sense.

    In “Babel” Mr. Pitt delivers the most mature, complex performance of his career as a distraught husband whose wife has been shot on a tour bus near an isolated Moroccan village. With little more than half an hour on screen he restores seriousness to a career that started off like a dream combination of stardom and artistry, only to veer into the realm of the truly silly.

    First came the dazzling years, as a golden-haired romantic rebel in films from the early 90s that remain surprisingly moving today: “A River Runs Through It,” “Interview With the Vampire” and “Legends of the Fall.” Maybe he began to overcompensate for all the flowing locks and backlighting, because then there were some ugly-guy years (or as close as he could come) in gritty, misbegotten movies like “Fight Club” and “Snatch.”

    He has indulged a weakness for lumbering epics like “Seven Years in Tibet” and “Troy” and made clunkers like “Meet Joe Black” ; the post-Rat-Pack hit “Ocean’s Eleven” wasn’t really his film.

    Then came “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with Angelina Jolie ; someone with a lot to answer for coined the word Brangelina, and Brad Pitt entered the relentless-gossip phase of his career. It takes extraordinary work to break through all that celebrity noise, but “Babel” goes beyond the easy reminder “Oh, yeah, he used to be able to act.” His performance seems more controlled and powerful with each viewing.

    “Babel,” with its four interlocking stories, offers political themes unusual in Mr. Pitt’s career: how the personal and political blend; how children are especially vulnerable to the crossfire. Mr. Pitt’s character, Richard, and his wife, Susan ( Cate Blanchett ), have left their own children in California in the care of a sympathetic Mexican nanny, who unwittingly and heartbreakingly endangers them. Susan is accidentally shot by Moroccan children playing with their father’s rifle, but the act is assumed to be terrorism and provokes a minor international incident.

    Apart from the film’s political heft, there are conspicuous, superficial differences from Mr. Pitt’s earlier movies. With dark blond, graying hair and beard and creases around his eyes, he is made up and photographed to look like a handsome but definitely middle-age man. (He is, after all, 43.) And the awards-bait clip leaps out: it’s the moment near the end of the film when Richard talks to his small son on the phone, hears that the boy has been harmlessly bitten by a crab at school and barely holds back sobs.

    Awards voters are suckers for tears, but it is this character’s control, not his sobbing, that makes the scene poignant. Throughout the film Mr. Pitt displays Richard’s suppressed anger, fear and urgency as he struggles to get help for his gravely injured wife. The look of anguish on his face as he sees the tour bus drive away, abandoning them in a remote village, is every bit as eloquent as a stifled sob.

    And there is tenderness as he holds his wife and whispers to her as she lies on the dirt floor of a villager’s house. Because Mr. Pitt seems unaware of his looks or his effect on screen, we believe he is an ordinary man blindly fighting for his family’s survival.

    The supporting actor category is crowded this year — the cast of “The Departed” alone could eat up all five slots — but “Babel” is a genuine ensemble piece, so Mr. Pitt has to be positioned in that category. His only Oscar nomination so far was also as supporting actor, for Terry Gilliam ’s 1995 dystopian fantasy “12 Monkeys,” a film whose whimsical approach seems more strained than ever. As an inmate in an asylum, where he meets a time traveler played by Bruce Willis , Mr. Pitt gives the kind of twitchy performance that often gets award attention: wild-eyed, full of tics and jerking hand gestures. It’s a perfectly fine job in a role without depth.

    That performance wasn’t nearly as good as his work the same year in David Fincher ’s dark murder mystery, “Seven,” as a young detective who is working with Morgan Freeman ’s character and married to Gwyneth Paltrow ’s. Mr. Pitt seems to rise to the level of good co-stars, and here his restraint matches Mr. Freeman’s. He never grandstands, even when his character learns that his wife has been killed. In fact there is an unlikely line running from “Seven” through “Babel”: in both he is exceptional as a husband trying to keep his emotions in check while confronting a tragedy.

    Mr. Fincher didn’t do him any favors later when directing him in the nonsensical “Fight Club” (1999), as the founder of a secret club who turns out to be the imaginary alter ego of Edward Norton ’s wimpy character. Mr. Pitt is currently working with Mr. Fincher again on the more intriguing “Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” with Ms. Blanchett, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald ’s story about a man who ages in reverse. Several Internet sites have already run a photo of Mr. Pitt in a bald cap for that movie.

    You can’t blame him for working against his looks at times. He was just a pretty face and hunky body in the brief role that got him noticed, as the boy toy Geena Davis ’s character picks up in “Thelma and Louise” (1991) because she likes the way he looks walking away in jeans. Even then he displayed the nonchalant appeal that has served him so well, along with another trick that hasn’t: the persistent mannerism of licking his lower lip, especially in the middle of a serious speech.

    Even now his pal George Clooney (who recently tied the Pitt record for two wins as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive) teases him on talk shows, calling him Pretty Boy Pitt. Trying to escape some kind of pretty-face curse might even account for his part as another grimy boxer in Guy Ritchie ’s “Snatch” (2000), this time as a British Gypsy with an accent so indecipherable that another character comments on it.

    But escape shouldn’t have been necessary because those golden-boy roles were braced by emotional truth. In “A River Runs Through It” (1992), Robert Redford ’s enduring, lyrical story of two Montana brothers, Mr. Pitt is the charming rebel who breaks every rule and dies as a result. In “Legends of the Fall” (1994), Edward Zwick ’s guilty-pleasure soap opera about three Montana brothers, he is the charming rebel who breaks every rule and survives. Both films rely on the audience’s ability to embrace him as the other characters do: a man of effortless charm, more attuned to nature than society, so true to himself that all things are forgiven.

    And in Neil Jordan ’s lush “Interview With the Vampire” (1994), Mr. Pitt plays a vampire with a conscience who tells a story running from 18th-century New Orleans to the present. He steals the film from Tom Cruise , who was then the bigger star. Mr. Pitt’s romantic aura may have obscured the strength of those performances, but they are worth rediscovering.

    He learned the hard way that good looks aren’t enough to carry a movie, especially a big-budget epic. As an Austrian adventurer befriended by the young Dalai Lama in “Seven Years in Tibet” (1997) and more recently as Achilles in “Troy” (2004), he is chewed up by the films’ gigantic machinery.

    In “Troy,” when his mother ( Julie Christie ) says that going to battle will be his death but will ensure him everlasting glory, he turns his head in profile and poses, presumably to be thoughtful, or to glance toward the future or toward Sparta, who knows? Whether it’s his fault or that of the director, Wolfgansen , what we see on screen is less a performance than a modeling assignment.

    “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” was commercial fluff too, but it changed his life. This story of professional assassins married to and hired to kill each other is still a better idea than it is a movie, but it was a smashstrongly denied at the time — Pitt-Jolie romance certainly added heat that wasn’t evident on screen.

    It’s not as if he had been a little mouse during his marriage to Jennifer Aniston , but his fame vaulted into a different sphere when he became half of a world-traveling, child-adopting, Africa-saving couple, a team shrewd at manipulating its own image. Whether some fresh seriousness and maturity drew him to this new life or the new relationship made him more serious and mature only he can say.

    But social activism, including architectural projects to help rebuild New Orleans, don’t automatically translate into great movie roles. “Ocean’s Thirteen” is scheduled to arrive in June, and we can only hope it’s more like the fun “Ocean’s Eleven” than the unwatchable “Ocean’s Twelve.” He goes back to the Old West, but without the golden glow, as a dark-haired Jesse James in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” a film that had been scheduled for release last fall but has been postponed, probably until next fall.

    With “Babel” and “The Departed” (which he produced through his company, Plan B), it will be hard to outdo 2006, though. If his stardom helped get attention for “Babel,” that alone would have meant a lot. To get such a heartfelt, down-to-earth performance from someone who spends so much time on Planet Celebrity is more than anyone could have hoped for.

  • piper, with a low

    Looking at pic 8…

    He’s got freckles on his nose. I never noticed that.

    Few things are cuter than a man with just a sprinkle of freckles.

  • lula29

    I like Brad Pitt with age on him. I was never into his younger face, he was too pretty. To me, he’s hotter with age.

  • Andrómeda

    24 piper with a low :

    I think the pictures here are just fine, especially when you see the enlarged versions.

    ITA. He looks great to me. God those eyes !

  • lurker opinion

    Doesn’t his eyebrows look lighter? I think they did that for the movie. Anyway Brad looks great.

  • kmillz

    damn everyone has an off day…..he has 3 kids so he should look tired. maybe he’s a little jet lagged

  • piper, with a low

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    Rose Says:

    January 6th, 2007 at 10:27 pm
    Eh, he is in his forties as George Clooney is, no make up on and he is still very handsome! A little of lifes aging can look good on a guy and it does on Brad.

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    And I like that his forehead isn’t repaved, if you get my drift. The last thing I want is for him to have a Fergie forehead.

  • stranger

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    piper, with a low Says:
    January 6th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a “Fergie forehead”?

  • julia
  • http://jj Ameema

    Are these freckles on his nose or sunburn? Either way, he is on fine looking man.

  • piper, with a low

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    stranger Says:

    January 6th, 2007 at 10:37 pm
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    Fergie forehead refers to Fergie from the Black Eye Peas. JMO, the only thing that’s preventing her from being pretty is her forehead. There is something about it that just doesn’t sit right with me.

    I think it’s pulled too high; if it was any higher, her nose would be a snout.

  • stranger

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    piper, with a low Says:
    January 6th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

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    LOL! Yes, there is something odd about her face.
    Thanks!

  • gossippup

    I would love to see his his flawlessly imperfect face in person. He is a divine creature I am sure.

  • bdj

    Thanks Just Jared for the new pictures. Thanks Press Man for the article. It was an in-depth article. I hope that BP gets an Oscar Nomination for Babel. Babel is an exceptional film and all the performances, especially Brad Pitt, were emotional and thought provoking. I am glad that the Film is getting all this well deserved recognition.

  • julia
  • Frenchy

    Wow so “the season ” begins. Everyone looks tired but great in that first photo. Brad is very golden tan. Come to think of it, they all look tanmed. Brad must have serious jet lag. That skinny tie looks familiar. Is this the same suit he wore to TGS premiere?

    To Passing through: I’ve ben reading some of your posts and you are probably the most level headed fan on here.. I love your comebacks wit and level headedness regarding Brad & Angelina. You don’t fawn. You give it to them if they seem like they need it.the same way you give it to poster on here LOL!!!! I hope they have people surrounding them that can help them “keep it real” like you do. Too many celebs have “yes “men around them. They may not need it though. Brad & Angelna seem to be pretty level headed as well.

  • julia
  • kk1

    http://pics.livejournal.com/pittimpression2/pic/000gpbfy/g57

    Aw, Brad with Morgan Freeman, reminds me of them in “Seven”, a great movie!

  • julia
  • kidi

    And Brad is obviously not going the Botox route, which is bad enough with female celebs (Nicole Kidman’s shiny mile-high forehead is one of the worst) but absolutely grotesque with men. Have you seen ancient Clint Eastwood’s smooth-as-baby’s forehead? It’s eerie. Give me a man with some wrinkles.

  • Yahoo slide of Palm Springs
  • em

    Thank you kk1 and julia to the links ! Brad’s face lits up when he greets the fans. Of course the women look giddy and even the men wanted to shake hands with Brad. Brad also took a moment to say something to the young girl. Brad and Angie are good and nice to the fans and that is a big deal.

  • piper, with a low

    OT…

    Showbiz Tonight is such a joke. First, they rehashed the Britney as SBT’s Most Controversial Celeb again, this time, with a therapist giving advice on what Britney should do. Now, they’re previewing another soundbite, courtesy of Pelican-Faced Trump, and have the audacity to feign shock at what he is saying now. If they are so shocked and disgusted, don’t offer that fool the mike.

    F^CKTARDS!!!!

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