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Pitt Wins Top Venice Award

Pitt Wins Top Venice Award

Brad Pitt scooped up the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival for his role as America’s most notorious outlaw in The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford.

“I was stunned,” Brad said. “My first reaction was, ‘Huh?’ I did not expect it. It’s a great honor. I am honored to be part of the list of actors who won this award. I’m still processing this.” Congratulations, Mr. Bradley!

Pitt‘s Babel co-star Cate Blanchett also picked up best actress for her role in the biopic of Bob Dylan, I’m Not There. Both Brad and Cate couldn’t make it to the awards ceremony.

Ang Lee‘s Lust, Caution won the Golden Lion for best film, just two years after winning with Brokeback Mountain.

Put on your dancing shoes, it’s time to party!

Pictures below include Angelina Jolie picking up son Maddox, 6, from his French school in NYC’s Upper East Side on Friday afternoon.

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Photos: Francois Durand/Getty, Brian Flannery/Flynet, Fpix/Mike DiSciullo/Bauer-Griffin
Posted to: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Celebrity Babies, Maddox Jolie Pitt

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  • AWARDS

    BEN AFFLECK WON THIS AWARD LAST YEAR AND HE GOT NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE BUT NOT FOR THE OSCARS-NOTHING IS GURANTEED IN LIFE

  • Gussie

    There is a poll at that Canadian TV link Coalharbourqt just gave us.

    The question is:
    - What star do you most want to see at the Festival?

    Current results:

    1. Angelina Jolie: 45%
    2. Brad Pitt: 25%
    3. George Clooney: 12%
    4. Matt Bamon: 9%

    And Angie is not even promoting a movie now!
    :lol:

    http://www.star-tv.com/schmooze07/

  • think positive!

    Ok I give up. I ‘m trying to post an article and it dosen’t show up. The article says that Brad Angie and the kids are all in Toronto. We will be sure about it soon enough.

    Here is the quote:

    After the Venice Film Festival, Brad Pitt and his Angelina Jolie family entourage found themselves completing their world film festival tour with a stop in Toronto Saturday.

    http://communities.canada.com/nationalpost/blogs/theampersand/archive/2007/09/08/brad-pitt-scores-a-hit-award-with-jesse-james.aspx

  • Ellen

    Congrats to Mr. Brad Pitt !

    This is what you call GOOD KARMA !

  • http://deleted why

    253 Gussie : 09/08/2007 at 6:43 pm
    There is a poll at that Canadian TV link Coalharbourqt just gave us.

    The question is:
    - What star do you most want to see at the Festival?

    Current results:

    1. Angelina Jolie: 45%
    2. Brad Pitt: 25%
    3. George Clooney: 12%
    4. Matt Bamon: 9%

    And Angie is not even promoting a movie now!

    http://www.star-tv.com/schmooze07/

    —————
    I want see a Matt Bamon

  • jordan

    TORONTO (Reuters) – When it comes to the pitfalls of celebrity, Brad Pitt knows a thing or two more than Jesse James, the 19th century outlaw he portrays in his new movie.

    Pitt has found one key way to stay grounded while paparazzi and tabloid reporters swarm around: focus on his family.

    In “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” Pitt plays the legendary bandit who was gunned down by a member of his own gang. In the movie, James becomes too consumed by his notoriety — writers hyping his every move and fans and friends hanging on — to keep a level head.

    Pitt said he could “understand the surface similarities” between James’ life and his own as an international movie star but the A-list actor has found ways to keep his ego in check.

    “It’s just about knowing what is of value, about understanding value,” Pitt said, ahead of the movie’s debut Saturday night at the Toronto International Film festival.

    And what is “of value” to the actor?

    “That I live according to my beliefs, that I just don’t play someone I respect. In fact, usually I play people I don’t respect,” he laughed.

    But then Pitt paused and reflected, “And my family. Family has redefined everything for me. Everything takes a back seat, and I find it very freeing.”

    Pitt, 43, soared to fame following his role as a roadside hunk in 1991′s “Thelma and Louise.” He married and divorced former “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston and his current companion is Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he is raising four children.

    MANAGING THE MEDIA

    Pitt and Jolie attract massive media and fan attention. This week at the Venice film festival, a woman pushed past guards and tried to hug Pitt before being pulled away.

    Pitt does his best to keep his personal life outside the media glare. But the attention and how he deals with it is relevant to his portrayal of James.

    The slow-paced movie is not an old-style, shoot-’em-up Western. At more than 2 1/2 hours, it delves into James’ personality as he grapples with the pop culture of the late 19th century that made the killer an idol.

    “In some ways, (the movie) deals with the nature of celebrity and the trappings of celebrity, getting lost behind that image and not knowing how to get around it,” Pitt said. “Not only celebrity but the wanting to get next to celebrity — this idea that self-worth is connected to fame.”

    The other key figure in the film is Robert “Bob” Ford,” played by Casey Affleck, who worshiped James as a youth, rides with the James gang as a man and eventually shoots his idol in the back.

    Early reviews were mostly good and on Saturday, Pitt was given a best actor award from the Venice film festival.

    “I was really surprised and remain surprised. I really didn’t expect it.” Pitt told reporters at a news conference at Toronto. “It’s great fun.”

  • blah

    BIG SHOCKER!

    George Clooney mentions Brad at every given opportunity at his press conference. Honestly, it’s getting tiring now. Doesn’t this man have any else in his life to mention.

  • spunky

    245 Tixinha : 09/08/2007 at 6:36 pm
    ____________________________________________

    That was beautiful i loved it.

  • think positive!

    256 Gussie : 09/08/2007 at 6:43 pm
    =———————————=
    I guess it’s because the whole world hates them right?? That is why they want to see Angie and Brad more than anyone else. If Angie or Brad was in the same place where Matt Damon is they would be screaming that they are hated and that everyone is sick of them and all. But now I doubt if they will say that everybody hates Matt Damon.LOL!!

  • coalharbourqt

    Gussie :lol: I was just about to post that! Too funny eh? :D

    I think that link will give good coverage. I have exhausted all ideas of where to find an actual RC webcam for live coverage though… if CTV, Star! and eTalk don’t have one, then nobody will I guess. :-(

  • Missouri Fan

    245 Tixinha : 09/08/2007 at 6:36 pm
    congratulations brad!! you really deserve that prize.. GO GO BRAD!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoZ6P4JdE_0

    i make a video for the beautiful couple.. if anyone want see..
    ***********************
    Awesome ! I watched it again. Thank you!

  • Rubyrose77

    There is a poll at that Canadian TV link Coalharbourqt just gave us.

    The question is:
    - What star do you most want to see at the Festival?

    Current results:

    1. Angelina Jolie: 45%
    2. Brad Pitt: 25%
    3. George Clooney: 12%
    4. Matt Bamon: 9%

    And Angie is not even promoting a movie now!

    http://www.star-tv.com/schmooze07
    *********************************************8
    Now its

    1. Angelina Jolie: 47%
    2. Brad Pitt: 26%
    3. George Clooney: 11%
    4. Matt Damon: 8%

  • WANTED

    ANGELINA JOLIE COMING SOON TO COATBRIDGESep 6 2007

    By Robert Mitchell

    THE Coatbridge writer behind Angelina Jolie’s new blockbuster wants to bring the world premiere to his home town next year.

    Mark Millar has already discussed his plans for the $110 million film called Wanted with backers Universal Pictures and is determined it will be shown for the first time in the Showcase Cinema.

    Superstar Jolie has just finished filming the action movie with hotly-tipped Scots actor James McAvoy and it will be released next March.

    Coatbridge man Millar is pictured on the right in an Advertiser world exclusive with the two stars – as this is the first shot of them which has been released from the film set.

    Millar joked: “It would be amazing for my family to go because it would mean they wouldn’t need to get a taxi.”

    Story continues

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    The plans to hold the world premiere of the film – which is based on Millar’s hit comic of the same name – are very real.

    Millar added: “When I was out in America they were talking about the premiere and I thought ‘Hang on, James and I are both Scottish.’

    “And the PR woman, I was amazed, she said that was a great idea. If it’s in Scotland I don’t think it really matters where it is, so why not the Showcase? And that’s the cinema I always went to in Coatbridge.

    “When the Regal closed down in whenever it was we had no place to go for years until the Showcase opened and it was like an oasis.”

    The multi-million dollar action movie sees McAvoy star as a 20-something loser who joins an underground cult of supervillains that secretly runs the world. He signs up in a bid to gain revenge for the death of his father, the world’s deadliest killer.

    Jolie plays an assassin who teaches him the ropes and the movie has also attracted Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman as a criminal mastermind.

    The film is tipped to be one of the big hits of 2008 and Hollywood royalty could be coming to Coatbridge if the premiere goes ahead at the Showcase (pictured below).

    Millar said: “It would be the principals who turned up, Angelina and James and maybe Morgan Freeman as well. Certainly Angelina and James would be contracted to come and where Angelina goes Brad Pitt goes.

    “The idea of Brad and Angelina up the Whifflet Arms, that would be something.”

  • Rubyrose77

    There is a poll at that Canadian TV link Coalharbourqt just gave us.

    The question is:
    - What star do you most want to see at the Festival?

    Current results:

    1. Angelina Jolie: 45%
    2. Brad Pitt: 25%
    3. George Clooney: 12%
    4. Matt Bamon: 9%

    And Angie is not even promoting a movie now!

    *********************************************8
    Now its

    1. Angelina Jolie: 47%
    2. Brad Pitt: 26%
    3. George Clooney: 11%
    4. Matt Damon: 8%

  • tammy

    245 Tixinha:thank-you another good video that was so sweet,loved it i love all the video posted,i love this,and all of missouri fan,and of course preggy jolie,watching all these videos helps for get all the negative things that are being posted about this lovely family thanks again.

  • think positive!

    260 jordan : 09/08/2007 at 6:44 pm
    =—————————–=
    Thank you!! The more I hear about this movie the more I can’t wait to see it!! When I first saw the trailer I was completely taken by it. I think that it will be the best artistic movie I’ve seen of Brad since Fight Club. I just can’t wait!!

  • well….

    258 blah : 09/08/2007 at 6:45 pm
    BIG SHOCKER!

    George Clooney mentions Brad at every given opportunity at his press conference. Honestly, it’s getting tiring now. Doesn’t this man have any else in his life to mention.

    No Clooney uses Brad (sometimes Matt) so he won’t have to respond to questions about his own life. He always does it.

  • Missouri Fan

    254 think positive! : 09/08/2007 at 6:43 pm

    Good research TP! Thank you!

    261 coalharbourqt : 09/08/2007 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks again for giving us those links!

  • spunky

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmsIq0-T54&mode=related&search=

    For some reason i love this song and thought it was a right time…ok mabe the right time would have benn while they were in italy but it never came to my mind then but now it did so any way i love this its cute.

  • http://deleted Lady G

    253 Gussie : 09/08/2007 at 6:43 pm
    There is a poll at that Canadian TV link Coalharbourqt just gave us.

    The question is:
    - What star do you most want to see at the Festival?

    Current results:

    1. Angelina Jolie: 45%
    2. Brad Pitt: 25%
    3. George Clooney: 12%
    4. Matt Bamon: 9%

    And Angie is not even promoting a movie now!

    ===========================================================

    I know some believe their hype that Angie is hated by the world. Tho, anyone with an active brain knows that isn’t true and there are thousands and thousands of people that want to meet her or to see her at any giving festival.

    Go Angie!

  • To blah

    blah : 09/08/2007 at 6:45 pm
    BIG SHOCKER!

    George Clooney mentions Brad at every given opportunity at his press conference. Honestly, it’s getting tiring now. Doesn’t this man have any else in his life to mention.

    __________

    Porgie(as PT likes calling him) also rides coattails like the X.

    I swear…I may be an outsider looking in…but you kinda can tell who are users of Brad & Angelina based on who rides their coattails..

    so far

    George Clooney
    Matt Damon

    …have all joined the following:

    - the X
    - the Trump
    - Michael Douglas
    - The Views
    - the Paps
    - the tabloids
    - the suspects in the media

    ….

  • Gussie

    260 think positive! : 09/08/2007 at 6:47 pm
    256 Gussie : 09/08/2007 at 6:43 pm

    Brad and Angie are always the big draw, no matter who attends. Cannes, Venice and Deauville were crazy full of stars this year and still all reports agree B&A drew the largest crowds and the most photographers and journalists.

    So yeah, they must be hated…

  • jordan

    NEW THREAD YOU ALL

  • http://justjared dina #1

    231 the real tita

    Thank you. Gawd pidgin was the word I was thinking of and couldn’t remember. It was really a really a rhetorical question. Just saying if these people are representative of x’s she is in sad company. Laura Croft Tomb Raider is on TBS. She is one of the few actress who can do any type of movie. Neither she or Brad receive the proper credit for their acting skills. Maybe that is about to change. How many actresses can look convincing going toe to toe with a man in a fight scene? She has done it in two movies. And it didn’t look strange at all.

  • lookwhaticando

    coalharbourqt : 09/08/2007 at 4:43 pm
    These guys will have some good coverage:

    http://etalkbroadband.ctv.ca/etalk/

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thank You, Looks like a nice site too.

  • diana

    Congratulations Brad!!! next stop..academy award!!! hooray!!

  • Regina

    #242: I thought you said that nobody liked them? Will you trolls make up your mind? Either they are hated and nobody pays attention to them or they’re so popular that they’re able to win awards over the more talented ones. Flipflopping will make you dizzy. Stay on one side of the issue and you duke it out with the other side! That’s how a winner acts. Losers go all over the place that’s why they lose!

    —-

    What the hell are you talking about? Of course everyone loves Brad, he’s just overexposed and he only won because he was popular.

  • SLB

    why -

    I’ll tell you why the whole family was at Cannes and Vencice. It’s because its still SUMMER VACATION. School hasnt started yet.

  • filipino fan

    congratulations brad. you deserve it.

  • angie

    OH MY GOD, this can’t be right…you mean over all the other worthy contenders? There is something very wrong. Popularity does not equal good acting, sorry.

  • lookwhaticando

    Regina : 09/08/2007 at 6:05 pm
    So seriously, how many judges did you think Brad slept with? I’m betting 4!

    ==============================

    I’m serious too. How many women did you husband sleep with before he found a keeper and left you. Hmmm I’d say 50 somthing. Close?

  • LYB

    Congratulations, Honey

  • Observer

    Somebody quoted him, but what’s wrong with leting what you do define you?! As if he wants people to think of him as something other than an actor. He’s got whare he is because he’s an actor. He didn’t get there by being a father, or an architect, or an humanitarian, or anything else. He’s here because he is an actor.

    I think he’s saying it because that’s what AJ has been saying and he’s just repeating her without knowing it himself.

  • http://www.justjared.buzznet.com aneeee

    Good go Brad you deserved this award coming from europe.

  • mouche

    Mr Pitt is absolutely fantastic as Jesse James – he is so worth this award imo! I really hope he gets the Oscar too!

  • scarey

    LOOK AT BRAD’S NOSE, THE NOSTROLS SOOOOOOOO BIG BE CAREFUL BRAD A MOUSE DOEN’T GO IN THEM.

    LOOK AT BRAD’S NOSE, THE NOSTROLS SOOOOOOOO BIG BE CAREFUL BRAD A MOUSE DOEN’T GO IN THEM.

  • UGLEY

    man he is so old,and in this picture he looks like a carpenter

  • UGLEY

    Yay (that’s what it looks like Brad is saying in that picture, LOL!). Congratulations to Brad and all the other winners. Really good news.

    HE IS SAYING HEY LOOK AT MY NOSTRILS, SEE HOW BIG MINE ARE.

  • fyi

    Bravo, Brad, looking forward to the oscars!

  • iris

    He is 43. So why should not he look old. But compare him with other 43 year olds. He is like vintage wine. Getting better as he ages. And if he wins Oscar, how proud those four kids should be. Mom and dad both Oscar winners!!!

  • fyi

    i don’t think that matt and george ride brad’s coattails at all…i just think that they know their going to get asked questions about brad and that’s why george just pre-empts with remarks about brad in the beginning of his interviews to get it out of the way.

    and equally brad often times gets asked about george and the other o13 actors…everyone knows that they are all pals.

  • iris

    He is 43. Why shouldn’t he look old. But compare him with other 43 year olds. He is like vintage wine. Getting better as he ages. And if he wins the oscar how proud those four kids would be. Mom and dad both oscar winners!!!

  • Wooden Legs Angelina

    Did her wooden legs finally give out on her

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2007&mon=09&evt=jolie-maddox&pic=angelina-jolie-carrying-maddox-02.jpg

    Btw love that she is stuffing her bra

  • fyi

    anyone knows what happened to pitt impressions??? they use to be a great source of news and pics

  • fyi

    Brad and Angie Burn it Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It would be too awesome if they both get best actor awards next year!

    In an article recently, brad referred to the family as a band…nice!

  • tw

    252 AWARDS

    BEN AFFLECK WON THIS AWARD LAST YEAR AND HE GOT NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE BUT NOT FOR THE OSCARS-NOTHING IS GURANTEED IN LIFE

    ——–

    Helen Mirrem won the best actress last year and continue to win every award till Oscar, Ang Lee won the best picture , and best director on 2005 for Brokeback and continue to sweep every award till Oscar.Yeah , not guarantee, but there’s a big chance than nothing at all.
    and to sam troller, GC, Tommy lee Jones, Russell Crowe, Christain Bale were also in the competition but BRAD PITT won !!!! hahahaha.

  • Nisha, the original

    wire image

  • Alexkziel

    Congratulations Brad!!!

  • Kyle

    Congrats Cate!

  • charlotte

    good for him! brad sure does look happy in that picture haha…
    its so adorable how angie was carrying maddox. that was probably because angie wanted to get away from the paps quick and she didnt have a bodyguard around. anyhow, maddox looks amused…as always!

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