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Cate Blanchett: Brad Pitt is Tireless

Cate Blanchett: Brad Pitt is Tireless

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett was just interviewed by Reuters about her role as Brad Pitt‘s soulmate in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, out in theaters now. Here are the highlights:

This is your second film with Brad Pitt after co-starring with him in Babel” Is there anything noteworthy about working with him that the moviegoer might be interested in knowing/ He is unbelievably committed to what he does. … In both films, there’s been a sense that he’s asked really difficult questions of the film before he’s committed, and he sort of tends to be, I suppose from the outside, a little bit reticent to jump in. But that’s only because he wants to know if he’s going to commit 100 percent, he wants to know that the film’s going to be as committed as he is. And so I really admire him for that. He’s really tireless.

You’re not a dancer by trade, but is it true that you had some childhood dance instruction? Yeah, I studied ballet, but also in drama school the most powerful training for me was the movement training. And look, if I had my way over again, I’d be a Butoh dancer (contemporary dance form originating in Japan), or I’d desperately try and finagle my way into working with (modern dance choreographer) ‘Pina’ Bausch. So, (in Benjamin Button) I worked with Michelle Johnston, who was the choreographer.

BTW, if you haven’t seen Button yet. Run to your local movie theater and see it!!! It’s fantastic.

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  • an oldie


  • Love Me Some Cate!

    I knew she was a dancer! Her legs give clue of this. You can always tell. She is a fantastic work of art to me. She is just so good of an actor to me.

    I very much think Brad is a man in personal life and professional life who will work very hard and harder than most if his effort is joined by the others who are with him. If someone isnt trying just as hard and giving the same energy, he doesn’t want to wast time with it.

  • Cane

    You sure she didn’t say “Brad Pitt is tiresome.”?

  • jens barren womb


  • queen bee

    HAPPY New Year J-P fans!!!!!….THE BEST FANS EVERRRRRR!!!…

    fyi….some film reviewer from Christian Science Monitor ( gave a review of Benjamin Button that was really lacking in intelligence or enlightenment….I decided to email him my feelings on the matter….below were my thoughts…

    Dear CS Monitor,

    Your film reviewer either suffers from a severe case of a LACK of ‘nuance detection’, or he is lacking a heart. After reading his review of the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I’m really questioning whether he actually saw the film!

    This is one of the few reviews of this movie that failed to see anything uplifting, reflective,poinant,bittersweet,touching, or heartwarming about this film. Even the few lukewarm reviews that I’ve read have conceded to some human emotions that connected with them regarding the brevity of life,love,and discontent. Your film reviewer, while pointing out all the faults he’s found with this almost 15 year project, has managed to overlook any hopeful aspects of the picture at all. Methinks someone came into the theatre with some pre-conceived notions, or some chips on his shoulder which had his opinion of the film half way written!…which is a shame for your readership.

    …I’d also like to say that the inference regarding Brads fans being disappointed or grossed out by the way he looks in the film is really condescending, agist, and somewhat sexist. To think that women of all ages cannot accept Brads talent without it being presented to us in a ‘hunky’ package really underestimates his fans as well as women in general. For the Cristian Science Monitors sake, I hope your Film reviewer is not as ignorant and insensitive as he’s portrayed himself to be.

  • LLM

    New video (must see please)

    Brad Pitt&Angelina Jolie Love Story – When I Met You by APO HIKING SOCIETY – Thanks for a fan sssssshhhhh posted this song and lyric @JJ site on 12/29/2008.This video is dedicated to Brad and Angie. Wish their love can conquer everything in their way.
    Here is the lyric:
    There I was an empty piece of a shell,
    Just mindin my own world;
    Without even knowin what love and life were all about.

    Then you came,
    You brought me out of the shell;
    You gave the world to me
    And before I knew,
    There I was so in love with you.

    You gave me a reason for my being
    And I love what Im feelin
    You gave me a meaning to my life,
    Yes, Ive gone beyond existing
    And it all began when I met you.

    I love the touch of your hair
    And when I look in your eyes
    I just know, I know Im on to something good

    And Im sure my love for you will endure
    Your love will light up my world;
    And take all my cares away with the aching part of me.

    You gave me a reason for my being
    And I love what Im feelin
    You gave me a meaning to my life,
    Yes, Ive gone beyond existing
    And it all began when I met you.

    You taught me how to love,
    You showed me how tomorrow and today
    My life is diffrent from the yesterday;
    And you, you taught me how to love
    And darling I will always cherish you
    Today, tomorrow and forever.

    And Im sure when evening comes around
    I know well be making love like never before;
    My love, who could ask for more?

    You gave me a reason for my being
    And I love what Im feelin
    You gave me a meaning to my life,
    Yes, Ive gone beyond existing
    And it all began when I met you.
    When I met you.

    You gave me a reason for my being
    And I love what Im feelin
    You gave me a meaning to my life,
    Yes, Ive gone beyond existing
    And it all began when I met you.
    When I met you.

  • Cane

    Back off, barren wound, your breath stinks. Go take your pills.

  • bdj

    Great Movie. Benjamin Button

    Movie review: ‘Benjamin Button’ is a brilliant work of art

    By Brad Memberto/Staff Writer

    Brad Pitt is shown in a scene from “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” / Paramount Pictures
    At the Academy Awards, Oscar is an old man, but over the years the academy has tried to make the awards show young and fresh.

    That would make it a perfect opportunity for the show this year to honor a beautiful and magnificently made film that is worthy of recognition.

    David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a brilliant work of art. The special effects, writing, direction and most importantly the acting in this adaptation of a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald is superb.

    Brad Pitt, in the best role of his career, is perfect as the title character — a baby born as an old man who gets younger as the years go by.

    Every part is well cast, especially Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond, Taraji P. Hensen and Tilda Swinton.

    Blanchett, who starred with Pitt in “Babel” in 2006, plays Daisy as an adult, the object of Benjamin’s affection. Being a great actress, it was not hard for Blanchett to play a character from her twenties to old age. There is a wonderful chemistry between Blanchett and Pitt that wasn’t as clearly seen in “Babel.”

    Ormond, also a former co-star of Pitt’s from “Legends of the Fall” (1994), had no scenes with the Benjamin character, but plays a vital part in the way the story is told. Her subtle performance brings tremendous emotion in this important supporting role.

    Swinton once again proves there is no such thing as too small a part, playing a women who is briefly in Benjamin’s life.

    Hensen plays Queenie, Benjamin’s informal adopted mother. With brash humor, Hensen — in an award-worthy performance — brings the heart and soul to the story.

    The visual effects and makeup in this movie, so important to the believability of the story, are brilliant and not at all a distraction. One can actually believe in the possibility of the transformation Benjamin and Daisy’s characters both go through as they grow younger and age, respectively.

    In his short movie career, Fincher has made several interesting and dark movies, including two with Pitt. The pair worked together in 1995 on “Se7en” and again on “Fight Club” in 1999. His outstanding 2007 film “Zodiac” was one of the most underrated films of that year.

    Perhaps because the two have worked together successfully, Pitt truly trusted what Fincher was trying to accomplish, and worked with obvious ease and confidence in a very demanding role.

    In “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Fincher is able to blend drama, action, humor and romance into a fully realized story line that is mesmerizing.

    The film covers several important moments in U.S. history and weaves them through the very simple life of the main character.

    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” will be a leading contender for many major film awards this season, and has already received many Golden Globe nominations.

    Though it has a running time of almost three hours, one will not even notice, and will probably want more. It is the best movie I have seen this year.

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  • gerard Vandenberg

    This “HOMO-SEXUAL” has a VIGINA, folks.
    ………………I’M SURE!!

  • http://Justjared Felinelilly

    Thanks for the new thread Jared. :) I didn’t know a lot about Cate Blanchett but after seeing her on Oprah I really like her. C’est le nouvel an, Happy New Year 2009! :) Little miss Zahara will be 4 years old next week, I can’t believe how fast the time goes. I remember the pictures of her as a tiny baby in Brad’s arms, with her bottle in his back pocket. Still some of my favorite pictures. Happy New Year! :)

  • Jan

    Some believe Cate is more the A-lister actress than Angelina. If so, Brad’s MO is to dump the present partner for the top A-lister. Is Angie going to become a single and ALONE parent soon?

  • jen the bignose old bitter hag

    JAN……try again….

    ….we J-P fans already know you are trying to PIT ANGIE and CATE against each other……but it wont work…

    Angie & Cate are friends and worked together before. Angie has a lot of respect for her. They are not competition to one another, because they dont go up for the same parts, and are dominant in their OWN right respectively…

    …try again C*U*N*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehe!

  • mike

    seriously…wow…the comments….lol

  • African Girl

    Yes, Yes, he is….thank you Cate!!!
    And you are BEAUTIFUL!!! :kiss:


  • LLM

    Felinelilly @ 01/01/2009 at

    Thanks for your reminding, I’ll repost “Daddy Little Girl” before someone else post my video.

  • Cane

    Barren wound, you little twit, I have not emotional stake in Jen-n-Brad or Angelina-n-Brad. I said Brad was tiresome. ..that’s it. Think about it, if you can use that brain of yours…not everybody has orgasms over that boring-as-hell trio. Did I not tell you to go take your pills?

  • an oldie

    Barren Womb is no Jolie-Pitt fan. It’s a troll pretending to be. Relax, shouldn’t your employer give you a day off on New Year’s Day?

  • an oldie

    JP fans, let’s leave this thread to the troll.

  • dani

    Well, I saw BB this week and it was an absolutely fantastic movie. Both Cate and Brad give wonderful performances. Brad is one of our most underrated actors! Glad he is getting some award recognition for BB!

  • marcyana

    She’s one of the best actresses today, love her!

  • marcyana

    She’s one ot the best actresses today, beautiful and intelligent!

  • jens barren womb

    First of all CAN-NINE (as in DOG!)…(as in Marley)…(as in your pathetic idol no longer works with HUMANS…she works with DOGS!!)…

    I know EXACTLY what your STOOOPID A-SSS said, and we J-P fans dont appreciate the cattiness, comprende??? Now I’m gonna keep whippin yo A*S*S until I get bored because YOU need to be taught a lesson!!!…

    Now, …are you cryin uncle already…yoooou PU SSY????

    SECONDLY, “an oldie”….I am most certainly not a ‘troll’ but a devoted fan of the most humanitarian, talented, underrated couple in hollywood!!…now, I’m not sure why you are attacking me, or accusing me of being a troll, but since you are supposedly a J-P fan, I’ll let it slide, but….YOU are kinda suspect…taking up the defence of an obvious NON-FAN who is parked on this thread to cause trouble.. .when they should be on x-17!!!….

    ‘an oldie’ let me wipe the floor with this dou che bag in peace…okay?

    NO ONE COMES ON A J-P thread and takes a swipe at brad without getting their HEAD HANDED to them, kay?

  • an oldie

    Barren Womb, you sound just like a poster I know, and he ain’t a JP fan. Actually he is a Scientology Tom’s fan. Just like in any detective story, when you want to find “who dunnit”, look for who benefits the most from the crime. In this case, it’s for sure not the JPs, and not JA either. Who????? Hummmm. Maybe Tiny Tom?

  • bdj

    an oldie @ 01/01/2009 at 12:01 pm
    Fug face infamous is at it again. Smearing the fans and the Jolie-Pitts. Just Jared needs to get some controls in place in 2009 to prevent all the name changing, using fans names to smear and post malicious links. Just a suggestion for 2009.

  • a realist

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, to all my fellow Jolie-Pitt fans out there.

  • a realist

    #35, don’t try to tell Jared how to run his blog. Get you own damn blog.

  • sharon

    This is a thread about Cate Blanchett, so what’s with all the “Jolie-Pitt” pod-people?
    Anyway, Cate is a wonderful actress and I love her in everything she’s in. Very classy.

  • jens barren womb

    an oldie….PUL-LEEEZ believe me…. I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM…and I am certainly not an apologist for ‘Tiny Tom’ as you call him (LOL!)…

    Please stop questioning my loyalty! Dont you see me whiping the floor with old CANE!…leave me to it, will ya?

    ..and BDJ….I am DEFINITELY NOT THAT WORM ‘INFAMOUS!…I’ve appeared periodically on a thread to kick his Bu TT as well!…only when I’m in the mood, and when a poster especially gets on my nerves with their subtle zingers at the Jolie-Pitts!…LOVE THEM!!!

    …hmmmm, I guess I ran little CANE back to his DOG-HOUSE!! hehe!

  • an oldie

    bdj @ 01/01/2009 at 12:04 pm
    Fug face infamous is at it again. Smearing the fans and the Jolie-Pitts. Just Jared needs to get some controls in place in 2009 to prevent all the name changing, using fans names to smear and post malicious links. Just a suggestion for 2009.

    Totally agree. I just wrote Jared a note. Hope he listens.

  • office fan

    I have to say I saw this movie this past Sunday and I LOVED it! When I saw it was 3 hours long, I was a little leary….that’s a long movie to sit through! But while I was watching it, I never once thought about the time, and when it was over…I found myself thinking how fast it went by. The casting was brilliant, and each actor brought such depth to their character. Best film I have seen in a LONG time. Brad Pitt was awesome in it.
    That said, JENS BARREN WOMB…you give the Jolie-Pitt fans a bad name. I happen to like Brad and Angelina, and think they are a great couple….but you need to ease up a little bit. Unless you know Brad and Angelina personally, I think you are getting a too worked up over a simple comment about some actor. Just my opinion…..

  • jens barren womb

    …I guess my work here is done….

    J-P’S 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

    …up up and away!!!……(I fly off into the sunset….awaiting my next battle with fans of the pasty faced NAKED big-nosed wannabee TV hack bitter ex)…


  • Orchid

    23 Cane @ 01/01/2009 at 11:32 am
    If you find them boring, why are you here?

  • debra77

    I love Cate.. She is a wonderful actress and she and Brad work well together. I don’t listen a great deal to Tab mag. the majority of stuff written in them are lies. But because most people in our country can not think for themselves, they tend to believe anything and everything printed or blogged. It would be great if we used our common sense and realized that the purpose of the magazines are to sell. Whether it be lie or not. In regards to what Cate said about Brad… I chose to believe her. She actually knows the man. SHE has met him.. So I find her words and opinions more credible then those of a magazine or of people who spend their time trashing individuals they do not know, just for the sake of trashing them. I saw TCCoBB twice.. and could see it again. A wonderful movie. Brad was great and so was Cate. Although I have to admit that Tilda and Taraji were my favs (next to Brad).

    We are now in the year 2009. It is beyond sad that some people on this thread have decided to continue the childish behavior that has been going on for 5 years now. That is as long as the war in Iraq. Brad Pitt is an adult who gets to decide on his life.. just as we all do. It would be great to see this stupid stuff end once and for all. If you don’t like him fine, your right…. You should then stop commenting on his life… Yes HIS LIFE… and at the the end of the day… Is it any of our business anyway.. And regardless of what he does or does not do… How will it affect our lives? Let’s move on for goodness sake.

  • an oldie

    Bdj, they work in tandem. Cook and Fagmous. One plays Cane, the other Barren Womb, and there you have the whole show.

  • bdj

    I am sure that Just Jared is open to suggestions on making his blog better. It is the fans and people who visit that make the blog a success. It is only a suggestion. There is nothing wrong with having a registration system or forum. I have been visiting since 2005 and since this thread falls under Brad Pitt’s name, who I am a fan of as well as Cate, I offer a comment. Peace to all.

  • jens barren womb

    Office fan….

    I respect your comments, but you dont understand how vicious the comments against Angie and Brad get in here…

    …and I am just an answer to the Maniston fans who say racist things about Brads adoptive children, Belittle Brads intelligence and paternity to the kids, and call Angelina a homewrecker…

    …Whether you realize it or not, there are fringes on every group, …I am answering the fringe ppl who choose to call Zaharra a ‘monkey’, and say that Shiloh is ‘autistic’, and who wish harm on the Jolie-Pitts in general…

    As fans, we all have our way of dealing with trolls….anyone who attacks Brad/Angie/kids will get the same ignorance they are dishing out! I tolerate it when I go to other sites, but this is OUR site.

    If you disagree with it…fair enough, but dont think that everyone responds to ignorance like you do. Brad and Angie are doing great things in the world, and they deserve to be defended….the way X is made out to be a saint is sickening…..and I am the counter punch to that.

    nuff said.

  • same old same old

    This isn’t a BP thread,why post under it, Brody jenner was filed under BP and no one posted under it,and jared is not going to have a registration system, he wants the hits and the back and forth with the trolls bascially gave him just jared jr, and he will continue this until the JP fans STOP this stupid 4yr battle with the trolls who bait you all the time,and please save the pleas to jared he’s laughing to the bank.

  • an oldie

    The troll working for Scientology Tom has tried 2 tactics (that I know of) on JJ since this morning. The first one on the Brad thread, smearing Brad, and now on this thread to rile up the JA’s fans. Each time I called him out and he had the same kind of retreat. Nice try, but I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, I will never contribute my hard earned money to the CULT of Scientology. I am not a fan of JA, but I’ll go see her movie before I see one starring a Scientologist.

  • to Queen Bee

    Queen Bee — fancy yourself much. What a twit you are trying to convince us that you are intelligent. You would have been wiser to just print the review rather than attempt to wow us with your 6th grade writing.

  • cj ……….peace to all

    i think jan. 1 2004 was the first day of shooting Mr. and Mrs.


  • http://yahoo krissy219

    Hapi New Year bdj just continue what you’re doin bringing good news about Joliepitts.

  • boring

    This web site would be dead with out the back and forth bickering. It is a known fact that if there are no posters who disagree with the sucking up to Brad and Angie then the so called fans go after each other. They thrive on trying to one up each other. It must give them a sence of self worth to see if they can be the foulest, meanest and nastiest poster. Doesn’t matter to them if they are trashing one of their own as long as they can sit back and keep rereading their own post to see how clever they think they are and furiously scanning the thread hoping and praying that someone has commented – either to pat them on the back or take them to task. If they can’t get their fix here they go off to FF or some of the other sites where they can join Cliniqua and Guli in their mental illness.

  • queen bee

    to Queen Bee @ 01/01/2009 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks so much for reading my post! Awful kind of you…. God bless.

    Below…POSTED on another thread

    OUT: pitying jennifer anniston
    IN: disliking jennifer anniston

    ooops! ROTFLMAO. Wow, I guess the New York Post is OVER IT! New York has always been ahead of the rest of the country.

  • sharon

    #44, because it’s a CATE BLANCHETT thread, you loon. Surprise, surprise, not everybody drools over the Pitt. Now go change your panties, you numbskull.

  • The Thread Is About Cate and

    Cate is in TCCBB, and so any news pertained to that fact is going to possibliy include mentions of BP just like her interview did, and since that is the case I WILL now bring up that this morning on one of the network shows, a majore critic was asked which movie out of all did he recommend to see and Oscar pick, and he picked BB as the one to see, and see prefar on the bigscreen, and he pick Brad and Cate for best actor and actress. He also said Brad is this generations Paul Newman. He suggest that like Newman, it took a while for people to see past the face to the actor.

  • cane

    @55, agreed, the fact that their fans are such twits turns me off to them. I can’t see them being proud of having such a pathetic fan base.

  • d.kay

    Cate is a real and down to earth person in the same vein as AJ. She does not like HW either and keeps her distance ergo keeping her objectivity and integrity.

    I’m sure when Brad worked with Cate in Babel he admired her substance and talent and intelligence. Then he went home to HW fluff and vanity with little talent or intelligence. So when he met AJ and found in her many of the same qualities as Cate, I think he came to realize there were ‘real women’ out there that could match his depth of character and need for more meaning in life other than the HW lifestyle that leads to nowhere …except maybe Cabo.

    Cate and AJ became the new benchmark for women in his eyes I personally believe.


    wow….. crazy people with hangovers!

  • @ post #48 “but this is OUR site.”
    Um, no it’s not. There are hundreds of thousands of people who visit this site. You are just part of a handful of people who come here and post the same things day after day. The fan base for this site is much larger than your little group. It’s NOT your site, and it never will be.