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Brad Pitt Covers 'Sports Illustrated'

Brad Pitt Covers 'Sports Illustrated'

Brad Pitt sports an Oakland A’s cap on the September 26 issue of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands Wednesday.

Here’s what the 47-year-old actor, who stars in the upcoming movie Moneyball, shared with senior writer Austin Murphy:

On getting the SI cover: “I was just happy to do Sports Illustrated. To do something other than the fashion-y things, for something I respect, is much more fun.”

On his background in baseball: “It’s shameful how little I know about baseball…. I’m amazed they let me do this movie…. Baseball and I didn’t get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball.”

On what initially drew Brad to the Moneyball story: “I’m a sucker for the underdog story.”

On the end goal of the film: “What we were trying to do is tell an unconventional story in the Trojan horse of a conventional baseball movie.”

On the comparisons between Moneyball and three of his favorite ’70s films (The French Connection, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, All the President’s Men): “In scripts today, someone has a big epiphany, learns a lesson, then comes out the other side different. In these older films I’m talking about, the beast at the end of the movie was the same beast in the beginning of the movie. What changed was the world around them, by just a couple of degrees. Nothing monumental. I think that’s true about us. We fine‑tune ourselves, but big change is not real.”

Moneyball opens everywhere on Friday, September 23.

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  • roxanne

    Not a good look.

  • alexandra

    He used to be so hot,now he looks like a scruffy old man

  • alexandra

    He used to be so hot,now he looks like a scruffy old man

  • eyda

    Hot as hell ;))

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Great cover. Love him. Can’t wait for the movie. And I don’t even like baseball but I’ll see it because of this handsome man.

  • Jack Easton

    My favourite Brad Pitt movie is Meet Joe Black (1998). It is an underappreciated and underrated classic and deserves better than the mockery and contempt it gets from many people. Anyone who hasn’t seen it should watch it. It’s one of the greatest films of all time and it stays with you years after you see it. It should have been much more critically and commercially successful and won a truckload of Oscars.

  • woman spanish

    Stunning!!!

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Brad looks hot & young for his age.

  • total joke

    never played
    total candyasz

  • releka

    The cover looks good!

  • “A’s” is for acne scars

    yes

  • http://J.com Ka simply amazing

    Old poor

  • http://J.com Ka simply amazing

    Hows this man in cover? ? ?

  • Brad

    On Being Uncoordinated: “Hey I’m awesome at pocketball”

  • OH MY

    He is still so beautiful.

  • covers

    brad fake in cover lol

  • teri

    Thanks for the new thread : )
    Love Brad and Angelina!

  • Carol

    Brad is great as a person and as a father. Stop the hate!

  • Paris

    Il est trop beau, Brad je t’aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime .

  • teri

    Wouldn’t let the jenhags get to you, they aren’t worth the time.

  • Duh!

    Brad has Beautiful eyes :-)

  • LIly

    Love his interview. The man is looking so hot on the cover.

  • http://justjared.com Tracy

    @alexandra:
    Nobody stays the same as you get older. Unless you go for botox injections like Aniston.

    He is still handsome and his scruffy looks are for movie roles.

  • http://jdn slig o lambert ^______^cute

    im sure people out more good looking

  • LAURA

    COVER’S GREAT

  • Duh!

    Every magazine uses Photoshop for covers, every single picture inside.
    Why do you think Photoshop exists?

    And i don’t see any excess photoshop here, just the eyes were made brighter which is done to everybody on any magazine cover.

    Heck, you can still see all the lines on his face.

  • Christine

    Brad looks good even in paparazzi pictures. What’s the problem?

  • FINALLY!!

    ESPN 2 just went to commercial saying that they were coming back LIVE with Brad Pitt!!

  • Kim123

    Man these trolls I guess they get an alert 24 hrs when an article about Brad or Angie appears.Well one day Mr Jennifer Aniston(Squiggy) will garner magazine cover. I see he got 2 pages in GQ.If he knocks her up his value will rise.

  • EYES

    What a man,sigh!! great cover!!

  • Rose

    All those haters who are saying how old and unattractive Brad is looking now, would be squealing for joy if he would go back to the sad spook. All these negative posts are just sour grapes. Get it in your head, Brad is not going back to SS. Get on with your life and leave Brad and Angie alone, get a life!!

  • Brenda

    Gorgeous man!! Be still my heart!

  • http://aol Patti

    He says he didn’t play baseball but in an interview he said he got the scar under his eye from playing baseball as a kid. Maybe he forgot that.

  • thelookoflove1365

    So the haters are the first to post on every JP threads. Me thinks that these people don’t have life and has google alert re: Brad and Angie. Too funny but sad at the same time. Carry on and yes, add more hits to the JPs thread. LOL!!!
    .
    It’s nice picture. Brad, no matter what setting looks handsome on any pictorials. Can’t wait for MOneyball.

  • Clarise

    No matter what they do to themselves. They will never look bad or ugly!

  • WBPfan

    WOW — loving all Moneyball promotion, esp. all the cover page pix of Brad!!! SI is another winner!! Thanks for the new thread JJ!!!

  • awww

    He looks gorgeous

  • fact

    New bud lite commercial about skinny jeans played on half time at football game.This is why aniston had SQUIGGY change style.

  • This is cool

    Yea- Billy Beane is with Brad on ESPN2!!

  • bradnagelina

    I LOVE THAT PIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The caps …

  • Ang

    As proven by the trolls themselves SS is dull as white bread. Her thread was put up yesterday and hasn’t reached even 100 posts. Instead of boosting her comment count, the trolls rather spend their time on Brad and Angie threads…….lol Goes to show that they really don’t give a ratsazz about her. They don’t like to post on her threads and they don’t like watching her movies. Way to go SS fans. The New Yorkers don’t care about her, the fans don’t care about her. SS is dull, dull, dull. Case closed.

  • lily

    Wow, looks like the Chin’s rabid fans are here in full force. And to them I say … SUCK IT! Mr. Bradley still looks hot and you can’t stand it.

  • Kim123

    @FINALLY!!: Darn it Do they rerun interviews like CNN?

  • uyellous

    He seems intelligent and obviously, he must be intelligent.

  • fact

    Squiggy and aniston need hits at JJs.

  • bdj

    http://www.xpatloop.com/news/68235

    Brad Pitt Returns To Hungary Because Of Zombies

    After having spent some time living in Hungary during the shooting of Angelina Jolie’s wartime love-story, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Brad Pit, currently filming and living in Glasgow, is returning again this October. According to an article by a Hollywood Reporter, the shooting of some of the scenes in ‘World War Z, a zombie-picture’, will commence this autumn in Hungary to take advantage of the Hungarian National Film Fund (headed by Andy Vajna) with Brad Pitt in the lead role.

    The film, directed by Marc Forster (Me, Peter Pan, A Quantum of Solace), is based on a novel by Max Brooks that came out in 2006. The book takes the form of an official UN report about a global conflict between humans and zombies which originated in China, that has completely changed the world’s geopolitical structure.

    Pitt plays the part of a worker at the United Nations Post-War Commission who is interviewing survivors of the war and the plot of the film is based upon what they tell him.

  • Jess

    Brad and Billy Bean were interviewed at Oakland Colliseum.

  • Ang

    Wow — Brad on the Sports Illustrated cover. That doesn’t happen very often seeing a non-athlete on the cover of a sports magazine. Quite an honor and as always Brad looks awesome. Can’t wait for Moneyball release. Will watch it with hubby and some friends on Saturday.

  • http://jdn slig o lambert ^______^cute

    remov this cover

  • bdj

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Brad-Pitt-Dons-an-As-Hat-for-SI-Cover-130130278.html

    Brad Pitt Dons an A’s Hat for SI Cover

    Being in third place and fifteen games under 500 usually doesn’t lead to good press for a baseball team.

    But then most baseball teams aren’t the Oakland Athletics.

    Despite not having a winning season since 2006 — being 500 doesn’t count — the A’s have a Hollywood premiere coming to their hometown Monday night and now arguably the biggest name in movies is rocking an A’s hat on a national magazine.

    Brad Pitt in green and gold will grace the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated magazine. The actor immediately becomes the most recognizable name to don an A’s hat this season.

    You can’t buy press like that.

    Mr. Angelina Jolie of course plays A’s General Manager Billy Bean in the movie “Moneyball,” which premieres in Oakland Monday night.

    —-
    Pitt joins a short list of actors to grace the cover of SI that includes Stephen Colber, Matt Wahlberg, Arnold Scwarzenegger and Christian Bale.


    “I was just happy to do Sports Illustrated,” Pitt said in a statement. “To do something other than the fashion-y things, for something I respect, is much more fun.”

    The issue is on newsstands now and includes a full review of the movie.

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