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Brad Pitt: 'The Tree of Life' Wins Palme d'Or

Brad Pitt: 'The Tree of Life' Wins Palme d'Or

Director Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life won the coveted Palme d’Or prize from the jury of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

The flick, which tells the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950′s, follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood (Hunter McCracken) to his disillusioned adult years (Sean Penn) as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain play the parents.

Nicolas Winding Refn picked up Best Director for Drive, Jean Dujardin won Best Actor for The Artist, and Kirsten Dunst received Best Actress for Melancholia.

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55 Responses to “Brad Pitt: 'The Tree of Life' Wins Palme d'Or”

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  1. 1
    Jack Easton Says:

    My favourite Brad Pitt movie is Meet Joe Black (1998). It is an underappreciated and underrated classic. Everyone should watch this epic drama at least once in their life. It should have been much more critically and commercially successful and won a truckload of Oscars.

  2. 2
    Wiktoria Says:

    It is unfortunate that Tree of Life is only getting a limited release and that we won’t find out how it would have done commercially if released nationwide. It has an interesting cast and it would have been interesting to see how a smaller film for Brad Pitt and Sean Penn would do commercially.

  3. 3
    releka Says:

    Can’t wait to see this movie.

  4. 4
    bdj Says:

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/22/uk-cannes-winner-idUKTRE74L2GH20110522
    Nice pix of BP and AJ at site

    Malick’s “The Tree of Life” wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

    (Reuters) – U.S. director Terrence Malick’s long-awaited film “The Tree of Life” won the Palme d’Or prize for best picture at the Cannes film festival on Sunday.

  5. 5
    WHO IS SALT ? Says:

    Yes !!! Well done !

  6. 6
    bdj Says:

    http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/cannes-2011-winners-the-tree-of-life-wins-palme-dor/5027980.article

    CANNES 2011 winners: The Tree of Life wins Palme d’Or

    The Robert De Niro-led Cannes 2011 jury gave the Palme d’Or to Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Bill Pohlad, one of the producers, noted that Malick remained “infamously and notoriously shy and quite humble,” which is why he didn’t take the stage himself. “But I know he’d be thrilled with this award.”

  7. 7
    bdj Says:

    Congrats to the Tree of life, cast and crew and Plan B productions.

  8. 8
    Passing Through Says:

    Congrats to Malick, Brad, Penn, Chastain, Plan B, Bill Pohlad and everyone else involved. This is a great win and bound to be controversial….

  9. 9
    bdj Says:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-22/brad-pitt-terrence-malick-movie-tree-of-life-wins-top-prize-at-cannes.html

    “Tree of Life,” directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, won the top Palme d’Or award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which ended today.

  10. 10
    angie Says:

    Yessssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!
    Bard Pitt Ever & ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 11
    bdj Says:

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/114498044/Getty-Images-Entertainment
    Kung fu Panda

  12. 12
    Mrs. Lenny Says:

    Booyah,,,,this is great!! Ca’t wait to see this movie!!

  13. 13
    African Girl Says:

    Awww! This is so cool! Happy for the cast and crew of TOL.
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    Now where are the trolls who were jumping for joy because the movie booed? Probably hiding under their rocks…the eeediots! LOL!!!

  14. 14
    bdj Says:

    Credit JJB
    Englishboi_LA Paul
    Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie are sitting 2 rows behind me @kungfupanda2 premiere… They have whole family with them!! Soooo cute!!

  15. 15
    Neleh Says:

    Neleh:
    Thanku Jared.Congrats 2 TOL.
    Much deserve win.W e are Proud Fans.
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    Reposting:
    DULCI:
    Producers Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad accepted the Palme d’Or for The Tree of Life.
    Sarah acknowledged Brad as one of the producers.
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    CREDIT KLEO:
    Brad and Angie
    http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/114497921.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57DC7E8D4E3B626405CC191AA77A0DFFE6CF3217F2481937F34
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    Bdj keep up the News, drown out the haters.

  16. 16
    Passing Through Says:

    Dear BBOQ,
    .
    This is an opinion…which I am entitled to. Please keeps your head up your ass and ignore the post. We’d all appreciate it!
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    IIRC it’s been a long time since an American filmmaker has won the Palm D’Or. That will be a HUGE MARKETING TOOL for taking TOL wide. Film festival awards don’t get any more prestigious than the top prize at Cannes. When it goes wide on July 8 this should enable them to put it in more theaters than they originally planned. Malick’s last film – Brave New World – was in over 800 theaters at its widest release. I still think that might be pushing it for TOL, but never say never.
    .
    With news like this I think Ticky is going to have to ring up New Line and ask them to put her nekkid boobs back in Horrible Movie. I can’t wait to see what she does when KFP2 bring in $60MIL+ next weekend. That may require a trip to Meh-hee-co with a fauxmancer…

  17. 17
    bdj Says:

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/114497920/Getty-Images-Entertainment

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    Passing Through Says:

    I just saw some KFP2 premiere pix and I gotta say – the TOL Palm D’Or thread is gonna be very short-lived. LOL. Angie’s rockin’ a thigh-high slit again. I’m gonna guess that Brad had a hand in dressing her again today. The man loves his Easy Access Panels.

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    Neleh Says:

    Nothing Like seeing Elegance Class & Grace.Humble& down 2 Earth.That’ll be Angelina-we ADORE..
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    Great Work Brad & Cast..CAN NOT WAIT 2 SEE TOL.
    TOL Is AH WINNER & KFP2 Will CHA CHING$$$ OFF THE Charts..

  20. 20
    busted Says:

    SO happy for Brad and the cast.

    Brad’s Production Company (Plan B) should be feeling good too.

    nothing negative about this. It is all A win..win..win..

    Bravo Mr. Malick

    wonder if Brad knows..

    He and Angie look HOT and CHIC on the KFP 2 premier RC.

    just a beautiful couple.. I saw on the mega that they took all the children with them to see the film.

  21. 21
    bdj Says:

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/05/22/cannes_tree_of_life_wins_palme_dor_jean_dujardin_actor_dardennes_and_ceylan/

    Cannes: Tree of Life Wins Palme d’Or, Jean Dujardin Actor, Dardennes and Ceylan Share Grand Prix
    Thompson on Hollywood

    Jane Fonda shows off her French and then says, “let’s cut to the chase.” DeNiro announces the Palme d’Or winner: The Tree of Life. It’s a popular choice in the press room. Producers Bill Pohlad and Sarah Green accept for director Malick. “Bravo” say folks in the hall.

    “Terry remains incredibly shy,” says Pohlad. “The Tree of Life was a long road. Winning this award tonight has made it all worthwhile.” Fox Searchlight is cheering too—and Summit’s Patrick Wachsberger leads the standing ovation, as he has sold territories around the world.

  22. 22
    Passing Through Says:

    # 14 bdj @ 05/22/2011 at 2:28 pm
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    Credit JJB
    Englishboi_LA Paul
    Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie are sitting 2 rows behind me @kungfupanda2 premiere… They have whole family with them!! Soooo cute!!
    .
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    .
    Awwwwww…how cute. The rest of the kids get to experience their first premiere. Once again…I gotta say…I still don’t see why Brad and Angie can’t adopt me. I’m house-trained AND I can bath myself and get myself dressed in the mornings. They’d also save money because they wouldn’t need to hire a nanny, enroll me in a private school or hire tutors when traveling. Sounds like a win-win-win-win-win to me.

  23. 23
    Alaia Says:

    Was there a reason you had to mention Brad Pitt in the title? Terrence Malick won the award!

  24. 24
    Neleh Says:

    Bdj..thanku
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    The whole FAMILY..haha..I can Imagine the Twins..hearing mommies voice..
    Okey headed home,My cells dying..
    .
    Yaay a Lovely Beautiful start of the day..
    TOL Wins.
    Angelina,Brad+6 at the KFP2 PREMIER
    wONDER if JB is there with his familt
    Bbs Neleh..
    keep drowning out the trollops..lalala yes a great way 2 start a day

  25. 25
    blah Says:

    another day, another flop…

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