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Brad & George Get Down in Brooklyn

Brad & George Get Down in Brooklyn

Ocean’s 13 pals Brad Pitt and George Clooney exit their trailers Monday afternoon during a film break on the Brooklyn set of their CIA black comedy Burn After Reading.

The duo is being directed by The Coen Brothers, who have done movies such as Fargo, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Clooney also starred in this). John Malkovich will play Ozzie Cox, a former CIA agent whose soon-to-be ex-wife (Frances McDormand) steals a disc containing his memoirs and accidentally leaves it at the gym where it is found by a trainer (Pitt) who believes he can use the info to blackmail Cox. Clooney will play an assassin hired by the CIA to take care of the situation.

Burn After Reading opens in theaters nationwide in 2008.

20+ pictures inside of Brad & George on the Brooklyn set of Burn After Reading

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  • love brad

    love brad

  • Reader

    I didn’t know they were making another film together. That’s cool, they work great together.

  • Nelly

    who cares!!!!!!!!!

  • tammy

    thanks jared,love this thread.

  • Angie’s gunt

    Brad looks old.
    Stop smoking Brad.

  • love brad

    brad is gorgeous

  • Susan

    *ahem* Zanessa?

  • Bite me

    Bradley looks yummy

  • Nancy

    They are both undercover gay.

  • Rayt

    hot

  • London

    woohoo! Can’t wait to see it! =)

  • baifan

    7 Nancy : 10/01/2007 at 7:53 pm
    They are both undercover gay.

    And i guess you have a gaydar to back your statement. LOL

  • spunky

    so hot!!

  • Natalie

    Both very talented actors.

    George is still hot.

  • sarah

    Sounds like a great thriller.

  • sharon

    Brad looks so hot and sexy.

  • KK1

    Brad is seldon seen smoking anymore. He appears to have cut way back from the days when he smoked packs a day.

  • Andrómeda

    Wow JJ, another thread, thanks.
    Brad looks great, as always.

  • jennifer aniston’s mustache

    George is hot, brad is not. both overrated actors. where is johnny depp?

  • Ameena

    Sounds great, I will definitely see this movie.

  • Sheri

    Thank you Jared! You spoil us so!

  • nicole

    Brad looks so young like 30 and so gorgeous. This is the man who will look gorgeous forever. I cannot believe how lucky Angie is. what a man, what a ultimate male beauty.

  • sharon

    GC looks old with mustache, I guess it is for the role of the film.

  • guli

    Thank you Jared for the new thread!!!!

  • think positive!

    Thank you Jared!!! Brad and George in full force!! Yay!! I can’t wait for this film!!

  • she*bangs

    wow jj, a new one! thanks for the updates.

    kaway to all BAMPZS fans! my kababayans, hello :D

  • KK1

    Must read Brad’s Parade interview.

    http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2007/edition_10-07-2007/Brad_Pitt

    Struggling with fame and wanting to find meaning, Brad Pitt says, “I have faith in my family”

    By Dotson Rader
    Published: October 7, 2007
    “I always felt a pervasive sadness,” Brad Pitt tells me. “I’m not sure I earned it, because it was always there. It existed in the place where I grew up–in my family, in people who have true sweetness and true goodness. Maybe it’s a congenital sadness that everyone has to some degree.”

    Brad Pitt, 43, one of the world’s most recognized stars, says his life and beliefs are informed by this sense of existential sadness. It is what drives him as a man and an actor. It is also what makes him want to fix the world.

    “Maybe an offshoot of it is the discomfort I feel when other people are unhappy and wanting,” he suggests. “When I see someone without basic health and education, without a supportive family, I feel a connection. That’s what moves me the most. I could be him, if I’d been born on some other dot on the map.”

    Brad Pitt and I recently spent some time together in Toronto. What is most impressive about him is not his good looks and movie-star glamour, things he has in spades. Rather, it is his openness and empathy with people who are hurt. There is much of the generous, unspoiled American boy in his character, a kind of innocence. He truly believes he can help mend broken lives and change the world. And that, he says, makes everything else he does meaningful.

    “Whoever said all men are born equal never left his own backyard,” Pitt asserts. “I see people everywhere without opportunity. I want to help level the playing field.”

    Pitt grew up in Springfield, Mo., the oldest of three children in a conservative, Southern Baptist family. His mother was a school counselor; his father ran a trucking company.

    “My dad made sure our needs were met,” he says. “I had a very loving family.” When he speaks of his childhood, his voice softens with the accent of his youth.

    “I always had a lot of questions about the world, even in kindergarten. A big question to me was fairness. If I’d grown up in some other religion, would I get the same shot at Heaven as a Christian has? My mom would come into my room and talk to me. I was very fortunate to have that dialogue with her, but in high school I started to realize that I felt differently from others.”

    Brad went to Springfield’s Kickapoo High, excelling at school debates and sports. As he got older, his religious doubts increased.

    “I had crises of faith,” he says. “I thought you had to experience things if you want to know right from wrong. I’d go to Christian revivals and be moved by the Holy Spirit, and I’d go to rock concerts and feel the same fervor. Then I’d be told, ‘That’s the Devil’s music! Don’t partake in that!’ I wanted to experience things religion said not to experience.”

    By the time he entered college, Pitt had scuttled his fundamentalist beliefs. “When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn’t a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self,” he says. “I had faith that I’m capable enough to handle any situation. There’s peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I’m responsible.”

    Pitt’s causes range from rebuilding New Orleans to AIDS care in Africa. Last year, among the millions of dollars he and his companion of two years, Angelina Jolie, donated to charity, $1 million was given to Doctors Without Borders, another million to Global Action for Children.

    “It’s not just altruism,” he insists. “It’s not a payback. Philanthropy is good for us. It’s in our own best interest. It’s personally rewarding when you see lives change because of an action you take that, though simple for you, means so much to others. You sleep peacefully at night.”

    I ask if his charitable work is the result of his relationship with Miss Jolie.

    “That’s idiotic!” he replies. “I do it because I’m a member of the human race. In Africa you see people on the street dying from AIDS, children left without parents. We’re all cells of one body, with the same emotions and desires for our families–for a little dignity and a chance for a better life. Let’s focus on that! I believe in the founding principles of America. I want to fight for that. I know most Americans feel the same way.”

    I suggest that he run for political office.

    “Oh, my God!” Pitt says in surprise. “I never thought about it. I have no desire at this point. Maybe I serve better by not going through that door.” He laughs. “George should do it!” he says, offering up pal Clooney. “He’d be quite good. I think Ben Affleck should run.”

    Brad Pitt was in Toronto for the film festival’s screening of his new movie, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. He stars as the outlaw James, one of America’s first murdered celebrities. It is a magnificent performance that’s likely to win him an Oscar nomination.

    Pitt’s journey to stardom began in 1986, two weeks before graduation from the University of Missouri, when he suddenly dropped out and headed to Los Angeles.

    “I had this sinking feeling as graduation approached,” he says. “I saw my friends getting jobs. I wasn’t ready to settle down. I loved films. They were a portal into different worlds for me, and Missouri wasn’t where movies were made. Then it hit me: If they didn’t come to me, I’d go to them.”

    In L.A., he took acting classes and worked at odd jobs. Within nine months, he began to land small parts on TV and in teen flicks. In 1991 he had a small role as Geena Davis’ boy-toy pickup in Thelma & Louise. It made him famous. Everything followed from there.

    “When fame really hit me was when Legends of the Fall was released three years later,” he says. “You get no warning about what celebrity is or how to deal with it. It’s sort of multitiered. The initial stage is feeling discombobulated and not up to the task. I didn’t understand the incessant attention when I went outside, the way people completely focused on me. It made me very uncomfortable.

    “Then you start to see the fickleness of celebrity,” he continues, “that it isn’t rooted in something of real value. There is this strange wanting by people to get next to you. It has nothing to do with you but with something they feel they are missing in themselves.”

    Brad Pitt’s fame increased exponentially after Interview With the Vampire, Troy and the three Ocean’s caper films. His outsized celebrity also was powered by his romances with actresses Juliette Lewis and Gwy-
    neth Paltrow, his very public marriage to and divorce from Jennifer Aniston, and his current relationship with Jolie, 32.

    “I understand the tabloid machine,” he says. “There’s money to be made off of Angie and me, but it has gotten so out-of-hand. There’s no decency, even when it comes to our kids.”

    Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children–Zahara, 2, Pax, 3, and Maddox, 6–and a birth daughter, Shiloh, 16 months.

    “I mean, yesterday Angie was taking Maddie off to school,” he continues angrily. “There were 30 paparazzi outside. One guy sticks a video camera in Mad’s face, yelling, ‘Maddox! Maddox!’ He doesn’t get a response. He doesn’t know my boy. Mad is already savvy to this, unfortunately. But my 2-year-old dreads being anyplace there are cameras. It scares her. They’re all in her face. My kids are faced with this every day! It’s disgusting. So we’ve been run out of L.A., all the major cities. We just can’t live there. You don’t understand–this is the hunt, the hunt, the hunt! I thought it might be over a year ago. It’s gotten worse.”

    He pauses, shaking his head. For a moment, I glimpse world-weariness in his blue eyes, affecting and sad.

    “What’s important to me is that I’ve defined my beliefs and lived according to them and not betrayed them,” he says. “One of those is my belief in family. I still have faith in that.”

  • Sheri
  • think positive!

    Bringing my post for the other thread.

    578 think positive! : 10/01/2007 at 8:26 pm

    516 Winnie-the-Pooh : 10/01/2007 at 7:40 pm
    ————————————————
    Thanks for posting the interview!! It was a great read!!

    My best parts:

    “Maybe an offshoot of it is the discomfort I feel when other people are unhappy and wanting,” he suggests. “When I see someone without basic health and education, without a supportive family, I feel a connection. That’s what moves me the most. I could be him, if I’d been born on some other dot on the map.”

    “Whoever said all men are born equal never left his own backyard,” Pitt asserts. “I see people everywhere without opportunity. I want to help level the playing field.”

    “Then you start to see the fickleness of celebrity,” he continues, “that it isn’t rooted in something of real value. There is this strange wanting by people to get next to you. It has nothing to do with you but with something they feel they are missing in themselves.”

    “I mean, yesterday Angie was taking Maddie off to school,” he continues angrily. “There were 30 paparazzi outside. One guy sticks a video camera in Mad’s face, yelling, ‘Maddox! Maddox!’ He doesn’t get a response. He doesn’t know my boy. Mad is already savvy to this, unfortunately. But my 2-year-old dreads being anyplace there are cameras. It scares her. They’re all in her face. My kids are faced with this every day! It’s disgusting. So we’ve been run out of L.A., all the major cities. We just can’t live there. You don’t understand–this is the hunt, the hunt, the hunt! I thought it might be over a year ago. It’s gotten worse.”

    He pauses, shaking his head. For a moment, I glimpse world-weariness in his blue eyes, affecting and sad.

    “What’s important to me is that I’ve defined my beliefs and lived according to them and not betrayed them,” he says. “One of those is my belief in family. I still have faith in that.”
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    And yet we have morons wondering why they don’t pose for the paps or they are not smiling all the time and sh*t like that. There is no chance in hell that these f*ckers will get any money shot for them when all they do is harassing their kids.

    I can’t wait for the day they’ll go back to L.A. Just a few days left. Where they stay it’s a gated community so will have much less new and pics of them.

    BTW-It’s so sweet that Brad calls Madd Maddie and his boy. He calls everyone with a nickname. He is totally in love with his family!!

  • piper, with a low

    Oh no!

    The hair is back. :lol:

    And Brad looks unhappy. How can he be so cold toward Clooney?

    :roll:

  • please

    They are on the set looking like the roles they are playing. They are actors doing their jobs. Thanks JJ.

  • sharon

    29 think positive! :
    ———–
    I don’t think we will get less pics when they are going back to LA. They still need to drop off and pick up kids from school. paps will be there.

  • sharon

    29 think positive! :
    ———–
    I don’t think we will get less pics when they are going back to LA. They still need to drop off and pick up kids from school. paps will be there.

  • please

    “I understand the tabloid machine,” he says. “There’s money to be made off of Angie and me, but it has gotten so out-of-hand. There’s no decency, even when it comes to our kids.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Hello, tabloids – no decency even towards the kids. Shame on tabloid writers.

  • think positive!

    31 sharon : 10/01/2007 at 8:36 pm

    29 think positive! :
    ———–
    I don’t think we will get less pics when they are going back to LA. They still need to drop off and pick up kids from school. paps will be there.
    ———————————-
    Usually we get less pictures beacuse the area they are staying is a gated community.

  • cute
  • Nikki

    jared!
    i want some zanessa news!
    =]

  • what?????????????????

    so he gets pissed and ignores angelina on the infdaily video, but here he EVEN WAVES TO THE PAPZ!

    Brad is a PR whore and is plotting his break up move!

  • THE WALDORF ASTORIA HATES BRANGELINA

    So the kitchen staff at the W.A. are so over these two it isn’t funny. The J-Ps are installed in a W.A. apartment with a kitchen that does not get used to cook anything at all. They like to order from the kitchen at all hours (normally, the kitchen closes at 11pm) but because of their constant off-hours requests, a skeleton staff has been added to the graveyard shift on the off chance that the JPs order anything at 3am. Anyway, they always order things that are not on the menu such as 20 “sliders.” This irritates the chefs at the W.A. because that kind of food is beneath them and beneath the W.A. culinary standards.

    Also, the whole family had lunch in the (at the time, empty) glass enclosed lobby level restaurant where instead of sitting in the back of the restaurant where noone would see them, they sat right up against the window that look out into the lobby. Needless to say the restaurant filled up quick. That happened a week ago.

  • Aeon

    39 THE WALDORF ASTORIA HATES BRANGELINA : 10/01/2007 at 8:47 pm

    You are such a liar. They are not staying at the Waldorf.

  • Annie

    Brad’s hot, but his hair looks really bad here. Looks like Cool World circa 1992!

  • ney

    zanessa news?

  • please

    They look like the role they are playing. Just enjoy!

  • THE WALDORF ASTORIA HATES BRANGELINA

    You are such a liar. They are not staying at the Waldorf.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    yes they are fool! there are pics of them leaving the hotel with the kids and going to the hotel.

    MORON

  • Aeon

    43 THE WALDORF ASTORIA HATES BRANGELINA : 10/01/2007 at 8:52 pm

    NO IDIOT. LIAR..LIAR… THAT WASN’T THE WALDORF.

  • think positive!

    41 Annie : 10/01/2007 at 8:50 pm

    Brad’s hot, but his hair looks really bad here. Looks like Cool World circa 1992!
    ———————————-
    The hair style is for the movie. He looks really funny with that hair but still hot!!

  • the whole truth

    I just do not understand the stupidtons who keep posting negatve cra* here like the one below.

    38 what?????????????????

    He is on set. Who knows who he is half heartedly waving at? Maybe a fan? Maybe a friend? Maybe a small child? Maybe a pap he knows and who has shown some concern for his family?

    Brad is much more of a kind considerate human being than you will ever be.

  • juju

    39 THE WALDORF ASTORIA HATES BRANGELINA : 10/01/2007 at 8:47 pm
    ___________________________
    Oh, look who it is? It’s crazy ritzy girl. You know what you are: An Internet Attention Whore! Man, you do anything for some attention, don’t you?

  • silly

    Ritzy wrote #39. She was ignored at JJB so she decided to post it here

  • KK1

    video http://www.infdaily.com/2007/10/angelina-and-shiloh-visit-dad.html

    Angelina Jolie and Shiloh visited dad Brad today on the set of his upcoming film, Burn After Reading. Mom and baby showed up just as Brad was getting his makeup done in preparation for a scene, and they stuck around for an hour before Ange had to run off to pick Maddox up from school. She’s starting to strike us as Hollywood’s answer to a soccer mom.

    Yes she is.