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Brad Pitt Chats Oscar Buzz With Matt Lauer On 'Today'

Brad Pitt Chats Oscar Buzz With Matt Lauer On 'Today'

Brad Pitt sits down with Today‘s Matt Lauer for an interview airing Thursday (September 22) on NBC.

Here are some highlights from the 47-year-old actor’s chat, which took place inside the Oakland A’s home, The Coliseum.

On Oscar buzz surrounding his new movie Moneyball: “Well, it was – it remains a great piece of material for me that I got to take on. And, we’re all – it’s too early to talk about all that other stuff. It’s all good fun if your number comes up, and it’s even more fun when your friend’s number comes up.”

On his recent comments about ex Jennifer Aniston: “I don’t know what was pieced together or put together. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I’d done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother. That’s all I was, or am, trying to say. It has no reference to the past. And I think it’s a shame that I can’t say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn’t deserve it … I don’t want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She’s a dear friend of mine.”

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  • bradangelina

    YOU ROCK MAN !!!

  • bradangelina

    YOU ROCK MAN !!!

  • Kunnya

    love brad pitt!!!….:) he’s beautiful

    Best buy giving away 1,000 giftcards becuz they laid off 1,300 people, but 4 next 24 hrs ONLY..shit i got 3..lmao

  • bradangelina


  • Rankan

    love brad pitt!!!….:) he’s beautiful

    Best buy giving away 1,000 giftcards becuz they laid off 1,300 people, but 4 next 24 hrs ONLY..shit i got 3..lmao

  • Brangie

    He is the one who mentioned his marriage to Jen, now he is playing the victim! please, I guess he did it to promote his movie but that only made him look bad

  • Kirsten

    I wish they would leave him alone about his Parade comments. He’s all guarded and weary now. Poor guy was just defending the love of his life and he’s been roasted this whole week. It’s no wonder that he’s so quiet about his personal life.

  • ka simply amazing


  • http://jda slig o lambert ^_____^ cute

    he alot nothing

  • jp fan

    Love him. Handsome man

  • Two Baldies


  • hello

    Everyone wanted to know why the marriage ended, he told the truth, yet they do not want to hear the truth. If you do not hear about his personal life anymore do not say he is boring! You all in the press asked for it.

  • http://jda slig o lambert ^_____^ cute

    he always cry say i want doctor

  • Brad

    “Jen would be a horrible mother”

  • “My Dear Friend”


  • http://jda slig o lambert ^_____^ cute

    not handsome

  • selena

    so jen is a dear friend of brad and don’t deserve any bad words soken about her, while jen’s friend chelsea calling jolie names ………………i guess it’s okay bcoz she ( can take it) but does jolie deserve it?

  • question is

    What wouldn’t this broken down idiot do to promote a bad movie?

  • CAA

    he knows Nobody was being mean to Jennifer over his quotes, they were being mean to him , idiot. because of this quote. “i think my marriage had something to do with it. I was tired of pretending it was something it wasn’t”… now he’s blaming Angelina. When Matt Lauer almost read the quote Brad said, “no, no no!” bawk bawk. -

  • c

    TEAM JEN!!!!

  • Reality Check

    He doesn’t have the guts to stand by his own words. He did say that his boredom probably had something to do with his marriage. “Trying to pretend that the marriage was something it wasn’t.” What a coward!

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Can’t wait to see him on Allen and the movie.

    Brad’s Parade comment is not the issue. The problem is the people who miss interpreted especially the MANiston fans. Its just an excuse to attack Brad. They are still piss Brad dumped that leather face ho.

  • pilou

    @brangie : I love this major victim !

  • 2 Cheats


  • ka simply amazing

    people want help him to say handsome becuze like he gay old poor and soo pathic

  • truth

    You people do not want the truth! That is the whole lesson and you will not hear the truth.

  • CAA

    the real quote: “I think my Marriage had something to do with it. I was tired of pretending the marriage was something it wasn’t.” – Brad Pitt

  • ka simply amazing

    so sad for him ):

  • ka simply amazing

    s t

  • idk

    Just saw his interview with Ellen. He came off to me like a pompous asshole. Didn’t really have much to say Didn’t give to much eye contact with her. Just sat there and answered the questions. Like it was his job to be there or something. Ellen even seemed a little uncomfortable at times. At lease Chris Pratt came out and was talkative and seemed gracious to be there. He even brought Ellen and Brad an Oakland A’s hat with there name on it. Ellen put it on for the rest of the interview. Brad put it on forcefully then took it off and shoved it in the chair. As for his Oscar chances good luck. Looks like Leo is going to be the front runner this year for J Edgar. I’ve seen the trailer and his performance looks amazing! In my opinion he is way over due for that Oscar.

  • Royal Jenjen

    “everyone and everything is dull when you are stoned and drunk 24/7 Bradley”

  • Alexander S

    go Awaaaayyyy

  • CAA

    @Media Wh@re MANiston: he didn’t clarify the part that people were up in arms about. he doesn’t want to touch the quote that landed him in hot wawa lololol

  • ka simply amazing

    why he alway dirty?

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    The haters are going cuckoo again. They would rather stay on lovely Bradley’s thread then going to boring Jen thread.

  • Ann

    He needs to stop talking about this. Everyone needs to stop talking about this. Honestly, he’s Brad Pitt, he could have told them beforehand that he didn’t want to talk about this anymore.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Ann @ 09/22/2011 at 11:55 am

    He did. Matt tried to read what was written and he said he doesn’t want to hear it.

  • Nina

    I can’t believe Matt Lauer asked the question. He is worse than tabloids. This is the first time I wish Ann Curry was the interviewer.

  • ah

    So deliciously wonderful to see Brad’s past haunt him

  • Josephina

    Well…we had a moment of truth and then…the media and the Jenhen fans began to cry. Brad will now put everyone in their place, starting with Matt Lauer.

    He won’t talk again about his love for Angie again until later. But at least we kow after 7 years how he felt about the marriage. I am grateful that he talked about it. I knew it all along.

    He looks sexy as hell in those glasses and l LOVE his sexy voice. OOOOHHH!!!

    Yowza!!!!!!!!! Brad you are STILL smokin’ hot!!!!!!!!! (Swoon.)

  • truth

    Why touch the quote if they did not want to hear it. People wanted to know for ages why the split and he finally let it known and there is an uproar. You want to hear nice things, there he gave it. Leave it alone!

  • JenDrug

    still pining for Jen’s hot bod

  • Trouble

    Real sports fans hate it.

  • alexanderina

    LOL I guess this is the haters thread and the fans of Angie who hates Brad now. Crazy

  • http://jda slig o lambert ^_____^ cute

    very old


    The biggest Mistake BP ever made was marrying that CrazyHagJen
    She will always be the victim/poster girl for Ugly dumped women, mean hag will coatail him for the rest of her life

    Brad looks good, looking forward to seeing Moneyball

  • an oldie

    I watched the Today Show. I am proud of the way Brad did the interview. He came off as sincere and humble, but smart and in control at the same time. Are those qualities non compatible, or am I just a biased fan? LOL. Anyway, Matt Lauer talked more about the movie than about Brad’s private life. Good job, Matt. He also said several times that he liked the movie. LOL at Ann Curry trying to emphasize how he said he liked the movie. I am so thankful it wasn’t MV sitting next to ML today. We would hear an earful of her hentalk.
    As for him not talking candidly anymore, I say good. Brad and Angelina should know that Maniston has a very evil PR machine that is intent on proving to her that it earns her money well. Evrything Brad and Angelina say remotely related to her will be twisted to her advantage. I am sick of the JPs giving her free promo. Let her earn it on her own. They should never forget that they don’t have publicists while she has the whole Huvy clan at her service. They just need to live their life, doing good work, and we the fans will follow them and support tem. No need to talk to the media about how good their life is or anything even remotely related to Ticky. She is not called that name for nothing.

  • Laranjen

    Brad please stop!! you are insulting Both women . Glad I chose Angie as the mother of my kids. You mean as opposed to choosing her as your wife
    ?? The kids are asking about marriage and you said you would get married when they were old enough to bring it up and ask. No one believes you and Jen are friends and there is no reason to mention them in the same article or interview —-just stop the madness!

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    an oldie @ 09/22/2011 at 12:09 pm

    He could have let Matt read what was written about his comment but didn’t. Again, it is the MANiston trolls who are all crazy & nuts. Is an excuse for them to come on Brad’s thread to attack him because the don’t wan to get to MANiston’s thread. Brad is so right. Jen is dull & boring. Even her fans prefer to come here instead of going on her boring thread. Brad & Angie rule.

  • teri

    A bad movie? I doubt that and many have already seen it and said it was great! Can’t wait to see it tomorrow. Brad your words were spoken loud and clear that you love your family and Angelina and think she’s a wonderful mother to your children.