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Brad Pitt is Hollywood's Most Wanted Man

Brad Pitt is Hollywood's Most Wanted Man

Brad Pitt was interviewed by USA Today at the Toronto Film Festival last week. His intense character study The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford opens in limited release Friday and netted him the best-actor award at the Venice Film Festival.

On relating to his character Jesse James: “I understand the essence of paranoia. I understand being hunted, to some degree. I understand a bounty on my head. But the movie is about so much more. The real tragedy is that there was a chance he could have gotten past this moment. He’s wrestling with himself and lost that battle.”

On the Jolie-Pitts being like the Jesse James clan, which quietly shuffled from home to home to evade authorities: It’s impossible for us. We’re run out of every major city. There’s just too many paparazzi. There’s always cameras in the kids’ faces, yelling their names. Angie gets out of the car, and they take the camera down to the curb and shoot up (her skirt). It’s unbelievable. [That's why] there’s a constant negotiation in how to survive and how to maintain a family life.”

On having honed his instincts: “You develop radar. Like I know when there’s someone in the bushes 300 yards away shooting,. I know to recognize that feeling. (On the Canadian set), there was a guy in total camouflage, who commandoed his way on knee and elbow. And I know that feeling. It’s inexplicable, one of those instincts.”

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  • perpetual lurker

    I Just LOVE his expression!

  • Janice

    nice interview. wohoo for a new thread!

  • LLM

    1st

  • perpetual lurker

    Hahaha…I cannot believe it! I am FIRST on a Brad and Angie thread! Yayaya wheee!

  • Michaela

    They sound like cry babies when complaining about the attention when here they make gazillions of dollars because of the fame…BUT…it probably IS a nightmare and you probably wonder if you’ve made a deal with the devil after a certain point. Is fame and fortune worth the price of your privacy and peace of mind?

    On a side note, I am convinced that Brad wears that silly English Driver’s hat 24/7 because Robert Redford had one just like it on in The Sting. That is his idol, I’m sure of it!

  • mm bn!

  • Sail on Jolie

    He’s so hot!

    I cannot believe the extent these fools go to. Angie needs to kick out someone’s teeth!

  • perpetual lurker

    Totally in SHOCK regarding the PISSERRAZZI trying to shoot up Angie’s skirt!?! WTH??? I NEVER knew this! OMG! Brad is a patient man. I think I would “come up ‘side someone’s head” if I caught the SLIMEARAZZI doing something like that to my loved one!

  • http://x17online.com/celebrities/britney_spears/britneys_attorney_calls_tony_unreliable.php SUNSHINE WILLIAMS~~~

    good I AM FIRST!

    i WANT TO DO BRAD PITT! I WUV HIM!

  • http://deleted originaltruth

    ‘Heart’ earns Frankfurt adaptation prize

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    COLOGNE, Germany — Michael Winterbottom’s “A Mighty Heart,” the story of Al Qaeda’s 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, has been chosen as the year’s best international literary adaptation by the Frankfurt Book Fair, organizers said Wednesday.

    “A Mighty Heart” was based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Pearl’s widow, French journalist Mariane Pearl. Angelina Jolie played Mariane in the film, with Dan Futterman as Daniel Pearl.

    “We chose this film because it deals with a very current and politically vital issue and, at the same time, is a plea against violence and hate,” Book Fair director Jurgen Boos said.

    “A Mighty Heart” beat out Kevin Macdonald’s Oscar-winner “The Last King Of Scotland,” Todd Field’s “Little Children,” Steven Soderbergh’s “The Good German,” Richard Eyre’s “Notes on a Scandal,” Billy August’s Nelson Mandela biopic “Goodbye Bafana” and Pascale Ferran’s “Lady Chatterley” for the €10,000 ($14,000) award.

    Winterbottom will collect his prize in person in Frankfurt on Oct. 12. The Frankfurt Book Fair, which runs Oct. 10-14, is the world’s largest book market and has honored film adaptations since 2004. Previous winners include Francois Dupeyron’s “Monsieur Ibrahim,” Atom Egoyan’s “What Lies Beneath” and “Willenbrock,” from German director Andreas Dresen
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  • http://x17online.com/celebrities/britney_spears/britneys_attorney_calls_tony_unreliable.php SUNSHINE WILLIAMS~~~

    OH SH*T I WAS 9TH! OH WELL!

  • Lillianne

    Wonder where the Jolie-Pitt Family is. However, I’m happy they have a moment of privacy.

  • briseis

    Good evening, BAMPZS fans!

    Wow, a new thread finally. Thank you, Jared. I had been hoping for a new thread, the old one was getting too big and was getting harder and harder to upload.

    Kaway to ariel, Char, the real tita, and all my kababayans!

    Hey, African Girl, haven’t seen you post in a while. Still depressed about GC and his new girlfriend? Don’t worry, it’s just a fling for GC!!!!

  • KrungKrung

    12 aycaramba!!!!

  • snapback

    Lately the paparrazzi has been going too far..only a matter of time before one is badly hurt or worst yet one of these stars or children…laying on the ground to shoot up Angies skirt…were is the law against this..that is disgusting, immoral behavior..I can see them getting those that flash all their wares all over town but please….good for Justin Timberlake when he smacked that coward paps as that guy would never have said that to Jessica if justin was right next to her….also with the bulbs and guys yelling in these kids faces it is ridicously…why can’t, with all the new technologie today be a stanard ruling of having to stand at least 100 ft away when people have their kids present..when is someone going to work on passing this type of law…no need for these kids to be half scared out of their minds all the time…….

  • Andrómeda

    Great pic!!. Thanks JJ. I adore this man….

  • anon

    He looks kinda sinister there, LOL!!!

    Brad is not a newbie to fame. He will handle it as always. It’s no different than when he was with Aniston or Paltrow or alone.

    When he was with Paltrow though, it was even more attention than it is now.

  • GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS
  • AddictedtoBAMPZs

    Nothing looks silly on Brad Pitt. He can pull anything off, including this awesome hat. He is adorable, and always will be. He has people in his life he admires, but he has eclipsed pretty nearly everyone, and has done so by being true to himself. He’s not doing anything because anyone else does or did it.

  • Mondo Bongo!

    Before this site gets funky!!!

    I Love Brad Pitt! …

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread. I love this article and oh man I can’t wait to see this movie come weekend

  • You/Me

    I feel for them, it’s so unfair that they have to deal with crap like that. Yeah, there is a certain invasion of privacy you have to expect if you decide you want to go into the entertainment industry….but to the extent that Brad describes? That’s insane! No one should have to put up with that, especially innocent kids who through no fault of their own are targeted by the paps. And how must it make Brad and Angie feel to know their kids go through this because of them? They are great parents and yet they are made to feel like their children are everyone else’s property. That sucks.
    Why can’t people just lay off?

  • no longer a lurker

    thanks jared!

    hello ladies!

  • CB

    He praises his Babel wife Cate Blanchett, exclaiming happily when he learns she’s at the festival for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, calling her “exquisite” and “gorgeous,” and adding, “you can’t take a bad picture of her.”

    OMG HE IS IN LOVE WITH CATE.as I said he will run into her as soon as she divorces from his husband which I say will happen 2 or 3 years later.but I`m sure If he finds out that Cate is single,he will run into her as soon as possible.

    he never talkes about his own woman such as this.gorgeous,exquisite he only can`t say how much he loves her because of jolie around him.

  • NJS06

    Brangelina!
    Cant wait to see them on the red carpets this week!!!

  • Blondie

    Looking forward to watching TAOJJBTCRF.

    …. what a long title

  • LL

    It’s worse for young Zac Efron

    The movie is getting good buzz.

  • Alexanderina

    The paps are are truly out of control, the paps shooting up Angie’s skirt, what kind of crazy shit is that, something need to be done about those paps

    On the Jolie-Pitts being like the Jesse James clan, which quietly shuffled from home to home to evade authorities: It’s impossible for us. We’re run out of every major city. There’s just too many paparazzi. There’s always cameras in the kids’ faces, yelling their names. Angie gets out of the car, and they take the camera down to the curb and shoot up (her skirt). It’s unbelievable. [That’s why] there’s a constant negotiation in how to survive and how to maintain a family life.”

  • anustin

    THANKS J.

  • http://yahoo Sam Girl

    I am happy to be on the first page. Love the Interview. Scary thoughts though what they go through regarding the pprazzi.

  • Joker

    TAOJJ promises to be a classic.

  • tres’ hot

    Hot, hot , hot man!!!

  • J3$$!C@

    The NY premiere for TAOJJBTCRF is tomorrow, right?

  • movie buff

    TAOJJ opens on Friday (Sept 21) in LA,NYC, Austin and Toronto.

    Does anybody know at which theaters?

  • Babysis

    Well of course he is!

  • USA TODAY
  • AddictedtoBAMPZs

    CB, please get a new name. We already have a cb from Australia, who would not want us to think she wrote this. Not that we would.

    Lemonhead

  • go Brad

    He praises his Babel wife Cate Blanchett, exclaiming happily when he learns she’s at the festival for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, calling her “exquisite” and “gorgeous,” and adding, “you can’t take a bad picture of her.”

    wow, Brad is in love with Cate, he has never said something like this about Angelina. Cate also praised Brad a lot “he is gorgeous, he is very smart and generous. I love him. I just love him”. She is love with Brad too. Brad, leave Angelina and go to Cate. Brad and Cate, perfect couple. both gorgeous.

  • Shoes4life

    He is definitely not lying about the intrusion of the over population of the papso’s. It has become common practice now to get an upskirt shot of any Hollywood actress that you can. This is probably why you see Angelina wear more long form fitting pencil skirts, harder to get/see under does. I remember when David Beckham had to assist Victoria out of their car by blocking an upskirt shot the paps were trying to take of his wife. Much good it did when later on they zoomed in on her crotch area while she was out dining, trifling dogs. The papso’s are such scum, they will take a picture of a dead celebrity on the street before calling the police if it will bring them the right check amount.

    Also, people are always asking why Shiloh looks so bewildered when they are out and about and I have said this a dozen times before and Brad has just confirmed my statements that when you are that young and you have hundreds of strangers calling a babies name you would be looking crazy too. She is trying to figure out who the hell is calling her little name. Once she is older she will be able to give them the “Why the hell are you calling my name look” like Zee.

  • Alexanderina

    24 CB : 09/17/2007 at 10:37 pm

    are you for real?

  • Kiki

    i want the whole interview! Do you have it?
    Oh, i love him sooooooo much!

  • Tijen

    From the same article:

    “He has another thing hardly anyone else has in his position: modesty.
    He never wants to be the professor and always wants to be the student.”

    That’s one of the things I love about Brad Pitt.

  • irma

    That’s really insane on the part of the papz going under Ange’s skirt to take pictures.They really will go to the extent just to take pictures & sell it to the highest bidder. I really can’t believe how these papz will do. I’m glad the Jolie-Pitt’s managed to hide from them for a while. Goodnight.

  • Fierce

    wow, Brad is in love with Cate, he has never said something like this about Angelina.
    ================================================
    True, just like he never defend angelina like he still does with Jen. Don’t worry kids, angelina is done with him. A lot of funny comments are coming from her camp, finally our girl is back :)

    She already began the papers for the adoption of another ethiopian baby girl, she should complete the process before december.

  • Vee

    Jackie, Diana, the Jolie-Pitts. They are our favorites; we chase them everywhere–and I wish we could be better. I confess I’m one who looks at every pic!

  • Princesse

    I think the people on this board who are constatnly asking for new pics are part of the problem. Who does that? I’ve never see people constantly asking for new pictures. Kind of bizarre. Not even the Claymates do that.

    Thank goodness they are taking a break and hopefully getting married quietly someplace and continuing with life away from the media and blogs. People will try to keep them in the media but it will all be made up. I actually hope Angelina pulls a Demi Moore. Raise all her children then comeback in her 40s. She needs time to be Angelina the woman, mother, humanitarian and wife, not the actress.

  • guli

    Jared, Thank You!!! You are the man, many thanks :-)

  • Alexanderina

    This is the whole interview

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-09-17-brad-pitt-cover_N.htm

    Brad Pitt: Hollywood’s wanted man

    TORONTO — There’s a reason Brad Pitt is as elusive as his latest character, slippery, sinister gunslinger Jesse James. He is today’s outlaw celebrity, living a nomadic existence with his family. There’s a sizable price on his head, as any paparazzo will attest. His face sells magazines, his presence inspires hysteria among fans, who abandon rational behavior for a glimpse, a touch, a photo. Like James and his gang, he travels with a posse of kids, security and a life partner.
    So it’s hardly shocking that Pitt, 43, relates to the desperado he embodies in the intense character study The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The nearly three-hour film, opening in limited release Friday, just netted Pitt the best-actor award at the Venice Film Festival, though the film itself is getting mixed reviews. Pitt’s Jesse James is a mercurial, mercenary killer with a mean streak, murdered by a member of his gang.

    “I understand the essence of paranoia,” Pitt says. “I understand being hunted, to some degree. I understand a bounty on my head. But the movie is about so much more. The real tragedy is that there was a chance he could have gotten past this moment. He’s wrestling with himself and lost that battle.”

    If Pitt wrestles with anything these days, it’s the media and fan frenzy that encroaches on his life but is necessary to sell his films and promote his causes.

    For this interview at the Toronto Film Festival, Pitt at the last minute insists that director Andrew Dominik join him to keep questions squarely focused on the film. One thing is clear: He’s not interested in sharing touchy-feely details of life with partner Angelina Jolie, 32, and their kids Maddox, 6, Pax, 3, Zahara, 2, and Shiloh, 1.

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    He’s dressed casually in a tan shirt and gray newsboy cap as he lopes into the room accompanied by a small entourage of publicists and stylists. Knowing the effect his name and presence have, he makes an effort to bridge gaps and connect by extending his hand and saying, “Hi, I’m Brad.” But he never once makes eye contact.

    At first, he tries to shift the attention away from himself entirely, pointing to a newspaper with fellow festival attendee Terrence Howard on the cover and saying, “That boy’s good.”

    He praises his Babel wife Cate Blanchett, exclaiming happily when he learns she’s at the festival for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, calling her “exquisite” and “gorgeous,” and adding, “you can’t take a bad picture of her.”

    He eventually does share a personal detail. He misses his children, who are back in New York: “Two days without the kids,” he mutters, shaking his head. But he’s not here to discuss his home life: “Personal anecdotes — what does that have to do with the movie?” he asks.

    Perhaps the actor is still shaken up by the previous night’s premiere of Jesse James, which metastasized into a mob scene. “We had to come back here. We had to get under a garage,” he tells Dominik. “Nothing was cordoned off. There were no barriers.”

    Toronto gossip columnist Lainey Lui (laineygossip.com), who has covered the festival for years, calls what unfolded “the biggest celebrity mob scene ever. Ever.”

    Jolie and Pitt were in a car together, en route from their screening to the private after-party. “The crowd was so thick anyway, from people downtown on a Saturday night. And then, they were spotted,” Lui says. “The crowd started to find out that it was Brad and Angelina. People who were driving down on other streets left their cars and ran to see them. Seven people jumped on their car.”

    Pitt and Jolie’s vehicle tried to inch forward. “We saw all these people running. People were holding up their cellphones (to take photos). This woman appears out of nowhere, runs up with her child, and was pushing her child up against the (moving) car. The lady was like: ‘I want my baby to see Brad Pitt.’ ”

    Through it all, “Brad was yelling at the driver to drive, Angelina looked like a woman completely paralyzed. You could read her lips, and she kept saying, ‘Get back to the hotel.’ ”

    None of his buddies — Matt Damon or George Clooney, say — have to deal with anything near the furor surrounding Pitt’s life.

    The next day, Pitt insists that he and Jolie control and manage the fame and rarely find it overpowering. “I understand the deal. It got chaotic last night, but there was genuine happiness, and it meant something to them. It only bothers me when they get in the kids’ faces.”

    Yet they have no plans to stop adding to their family. He has talked openly before about wanting a fifth child. Now he adds, “We’re certainly not done. Sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth …”

    The family’s current base is New York because he is shooting the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading. Jolie and Pitt globe-trot from movie set to movie set, stopping in at their homes in Los Angeles, England and New Orleans in between. It’s no accident their life starkly resembles the wandering existence of the James clan, which quietly shuffled from home to home to evade authorities.

    “It’s impossible for us,” he says. “We’re run out of every major city. There’s just too many paparazzi. There’s always cameras in the kids’ faces, yelling their names. Angie gets out of the car, and they take the camera down to the curb and shoot up (her skirt). It’s unbelievable.” That’s why “there’s a constant negotiation in how to survive and how to maintain a family life.”

    There’s also the maintenance of their charitable causes.

    Jolie famously advocates for refugees worldwide, while he is active in the ONE campaign to eradicate poverty and Global Green, which is replacing homes in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina with eco-friendly buildings.

    “It’s dismal down there,” he says of the city. “We’re expanding to a larger project that we’re not ready to announce yet.”

    Bono, who sets the standard in celebrity activism and knows Pitt through their work on the ONE campaign, praises Pitt’s efforts and his “intellectual curiosity.”

    “He has another thing hardly anyone else has in his position: modesty. He never wants to be the professor and always wants to be the student. His modesty belies his capability. He rolls up his sleeves and gets to know the subjects. He’s not turning up for the photos, he gets into the trenches. There’s a striking candor about him.”

    Surely, Pitt isn’t perfect. Bono responds: “Would you give your house to him for the weekend? Absolutely, but you’d better check your scotch.”

    Dominik can’t quite believe his collaborator of four years is the celebrity world’s most wanted man. His first film, Chopper, starred a then-unknown Eric Bana. And Dominik is seeing firsthand the global sensation that is Brad Pitt.

    “I just realized how famous he was over the last two places (Venice and Toronto). It’s kind of thrilling, a sugar rush, but also really threatening. In Venice, after the press conference, a wave of 200 people ran at the table.”

    Pitt likens it to “a starting gun going off.”

    Moviegoers won’t find that kind of rush in the pair’s film. The movie, which Dominik admits is long and has no surging plot, moves at a saunter and lacks the furious gunplay of a standard Western. Both Dominik and Pitt acknowledge it could be a tough sell for mainstream audiences accustomed to big, brash action flicks.

    But Pitt clearly believes in his director: “Andrew understands the undercurrents that propel us to behave like we do, that don’t make sense. And through the whole process, he never wavered on his vision.”

    Dominik says after a few days of shooting, he forgot Pitt was the star of his movie. “I completely accepted him as Jesse. Even in the cast, they would talk about Jesse, not Brad Pitt,” he says.

    “The hardest thing about doing something with Brad is that he’s Brad. When you watch Brad on screen, you never really feel like you know him. He’s got an old-time mystery.”

    James could sniff out liars and traitors. Pitt, too, says he has honed instincts he didn’t know he had.

    “You develop radar. Like I know when there’s someone in the bushes 300 yards away shooting,” he says. “I know to recognize that feeling. (On the Canadian set), there was a guy in total camouflage, who commandoed his way on knee and elbow. And I know that feeling. It’s inexplicable, one of those instincts.”

    Confirms Dominik: “He would always spot the paparazzi hiding in the tree.”

  • tres’ hot

    On the Jolie-Pitts being like the Jesse James clan, which quietly shuffled from home to home to evade authorities: It’s impossible for us. We’re run out of every major city. There’s just too many paparazzi. There’s always cameras in the kids’ faces, yelling their names. Angie gets out of the car, and they take the camera down to the curb and shoot up (her skirt). It’s unbelievable. [That’s why] there’s a constant negotiation in how to survive and how to maintain a family life.”

    Oh my god…the crazies.. upskirt pics of Angie… God the patients of Angie and Brad..I would have probably kick the paps trying to get a pic of my crotch…what the heck is the media coming too…. these people have the morality of puzz that’s on the pond scums.

  • lurkersville

    Please ignore the posts on this board that do not flow with the rest. they have no respect for Angelina or Brad. They come on here to divide.

    Here’s to more Jolie-Pitts. Their union has created a beautiful family something neither had before.