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Brad Pitt: Madman for NYT Magazine!

Brad Pitt: Madman for NYT Magazine!

Brad Pitt channels his inner madman in the New York Times Magazine‘s Vamps, Crooks and Killers feature from the publication’s annual Hollywood Issue.

The 47-year-old Moneyball and Tree of Life actor told the NYT that he was channeling “Peter Lorre – with a dose of [Seinfeld's] Kramer.”

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Other celebs who were inspired by classic cinema villains include George Clooney, Mia Wasikowska, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Glenn Close, and Ryan Gosling.

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  • Jen

    Brad you are STILL gorgeous! Nothing can hide your beauty!
    Love the Jolie-Pitts!

  • Jen

    Oh my! I am first and second!
    Love it!

  • noplace

    Hi is a riot. I love it!

  • noplace

    Method acting is his thing. Love it.

  • Bella

    The video is amazing. Brad is a great actor.

  • From France

    I found this on the net and I’m shocked!
    Brad said, has a crush on Jennifer Lopez.
    how can he say that? Angelina is the most beautiful woman in the world …
    I am disappointed Brad!

    anyone is aware of this thing?

  • annon

    Brad’s interview with Charlie Rose

  • woman spanish

    He is fantastic!

  • Debra Pitt-Lover

    How funny he is lol

  • csw

    Even as a madman, he is still gorgeous.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    He is still mighty fine. Brad is the love of Angie’s life. Brad haters should get over it. Angie adores him and vice versa.

  • ylo

    @tuneda of course he looks young. the weirdest thing is, he always looks young. sometimes I wonder If he’s really 47

  • OK

    I thought that was Rob Lowe!

  • ??????

    I too am surprised. In 2007 Brad said he has only one woman in his vision but now I understand it.

  • loli

    Jean Dujardin in the NYTimes ? Is he already famous in the USA ? (one of our best french actor ever).

    And Brad, I still love you ! Even there you’re gorgeous and so talented !!

  • From France

    Media Wh@re MANiston
    It’s true what you say, Angie has always said that Brad is the love of his life but he never said that Angie is the love of his life and the article I found where brad says he has a huge crush on jennifer lopez is worrying.

  • ??????

    To From France

    I too am surprised. In 2007 Brad said he has only one woman in his vision but now I understand it.

  • Jones

    I love it when Brad plays with his image. He really is a character actor in a leading man’s body. Lol!

  • love of his life;)

    He is amazing as Kramer!!!! This is amazing!!

  • a lurker

    Brad is fantastic.

  • julia (Jlo fan)

    Brad have a huge crush on Jennifer Lopez, I don’t complain him.
    You saw her ass and he love it
    Poor Angelina

  • 2 fromfrance

    To: from France: the spoof blog is a JOKE. It is not real news, its like The Onion – it makes up stories to be funny!!!

  • Domino

    His INNER mad man? This guy is already mad.

  • a lurker

    Love the Charlie Rose interview. Brad looks hot. Charlie Rose refers Angie Brad’s wife. Love it.

  • Love B&A

    from the old thread,

    Permalee thank you for Angie’s Marie Claire cover link. Here is the link to the pictures and the interview.

  • Love B&A

    This year has been great for Brad & Angie & to all JP fans!,28804,2101344_2101367_2101504,00.html

    Top 10 Movie Performances

    1. Brad Pitt for The Tree of Life, Moneyball and Happy Feet Two
    By Richard Corliss Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

    Forty-eight on Dec. 18, he still hears the music of dreamboat squeals from his fans. Now an alto chorus of critical approval has joined the Brad Pitt symphony. The New York Film Critics Circle gave him its Best Actor award for two exceptional performances.
    In The Tree of Life he plays Mr. O’Brien, a demanding father of three boys; he loves them but is unable to express it, barking out commands, because that’s what a father does, when he wants nothing more than to hold them and be held in their esteem.
    In Moneyball, Pitt plays the sort of man Mr. O’Brien might wish he could be: Billy Beane, the real-life general manager of the Oakland As, who has a vision (of reviving his team with the smart application of statistics), knows how to communicate it and gets instant results. While Pitt poured his considerable star quality into playing Beane, he also got results as the film’s producer, spending years coaxing the adaptation of Michael Lewis’s best seller through many rewrites and three directors (finally settling on Bennett Miller).
    We’ll add a third Pitt accolade: he does deliciously comic voice work as Will the Krill in Happy Feet Two. What actor this year could equal the man who has everything?

  • pittstain&da wiglet

    Jajaj pittstanz best acting eva jajaj . Diz iz da best hiz weavewiglet haz ever looked. Jajaj dey gave him da lame role becuz dey know he’z good at blowing hot air and looking constipated. He trying to take poo poo jajaj

  • Love B&A

    From the old thread.

    Jonah Hill on Jon Stewart show, video at link.

    Jonah Hill Tries to Convince Stewart That Brad Pitt Is a Nice Guy (VIDEO)
    by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2011 3:30AM

    While both men agreed they wished Brad Pitt was a huge jerk, Jonah Hill tried to convince Jon Stewart that it simply wasn’t so. How could a man be that handsome and a great guy? Alas, according to Hill on ‘The Daily Show’ (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), that’s exactly what he is.

    He even let Hill stay in his house in New Orleans for months while Hill was filming a movie. Hill did admit to having a lot of fun with the tourists who were stopping to see the famous Brad Pitt house. They’d get all psyched when he pulled up, and then confused and let down to see that it was just him.

    When Stewart asked if Angelina Jolie was staying at the house as well — was Pitt that nice? — Hill had to admit that there is a limit to what Pitt was willing to give.

  • QQQQ

    Great write up about AJ and the movie. Marie Claire screening

  • Lara

    Brad is hilarious, great job. Just about to watch his Charlie Rose interview.

  • Layla

    So what if it is true that Brad HAD a crush on JLO. Wow, what boring gossip. But hey, didn’t Justin Theroux used to lust after Angelina Jolie … waddaya think of that? Wonder if he thinks of Angelina when he’s getting down with the Chin.

  • kendra

    Brad Pitt have a crush on Jennifer Lopez ? Really ?
    But Angelina is more beautiful ….

  • Mrs. Pitt

    Love this tribute to Kramer!

    Muah Mister Pitt!


  • Mrs. Pitt

    For all of the Seinfeld fans out there…

  • ??????

    @ Layla
    if brad has a crush on Jennifer Lopez is disturbing and serious and grave, Angelina is the mother of his children and Angie is cence to be the love of his life so he did not flirt with other women or throwing flowers for others.

  • lurker

    wow angie you are awesome,brad is a great method actor

  • german girl

    Brad, you’re stupid to have crush on JLO ….
    Angie I love you ! You are the best .

  • Love B&A

    Thank you QQQQ.

    Wonderful article!

    In her directorial debut, Mrs. Jolie told a story that many people don’t want to tell, she told the story of something that the world didn’t even want to look at as it was happening, in Bosnia; ugly things done by human beings to other human beings, she told the stories of the war, she managed to brilliantly place the viewer inside the war, next to the soldiers and the victims, she made you feel all they felt, and you could not pick a side, you could not decide who the villain was, because they all had their part in it, they all came in with their beliefs and they all turned into something else as soon as the war began.

    Angelina Jolie showed us what it feels like to be in war, to see horrific things on a daily basis, year after year, after year, she made us understand that there is no sense to any of it, that friends and neighbors can turn into enemies in the click of an Uzi, just because. That is frightening, and we don’t want to look at it, it is in our nature to look away, we don’t want to know what happens there, we don’t like to be put in that position, because we don’t want to question ourselves what would we do if we were put in that situation.

    Before the movie started, Angelina came out with a message; “Over the next two hours, you will feel uncomfortable and you will want to stop the movie and leave, but these people, they had to live through these things for three years, they couldn’t leave, and many of the actors in this movie were there when it happened, so please don’t leave.”

    Well, no one left, and we all wore those Bosnian shoes, and that is exactly what will happen to you too upon watching “In the Land of Blood and Honey”, because Angelina Jolie will not settle for less then the absolute truth, she will not settle for less than the reality, and if the film doesn’t end the way you expect it to end, well, you will have to suck it up, because in war, things don’t necessarily end the way we want them to end.

    Mrs. Jolie is a serious woman who takes her job very seriously, and when given the opportunity to tell this horrific story she decided to do the best job she could to show the world how things really happened, not how we hoped for them to turn out in the end, because in war there is no romantic ending, there is just the end. And then some other war begins somewhere else.

    Angelina Jolie was the right person to tell this story, Mrs. Jolie has the means and expertise to make it work, she made sure that the movie reflected what really happened during the conflict in Bosnia, and because this movie has Mrs. Jolie as its creator people will pay attention to it and they will buy tickets and they will go watch it, even though the theme is tough to digest, so it doesn’t matter where the story came from, but the story was told the best way it could be told, the story reached it’s full potential for the screen and hopefully will help raise awareness of millions of people around the world, because that’s why i write and that’s why movie makers make movies, because we want to send a message, that’s how we know how to help, we inform people through our craft and hope that the message sticks.

    So what i took from my encounter with Mrs. Jolie was that if more people in Hollywood were rolling up their sleeves like she is, and Mr. Sean Penn is, and Mr. Steven Spielberg is, then we would have a much better chance of changing the world, because we still live in a celebrity driven world, and if more actors and directors used their celebrity status to give us the truth then we would have a much more educated young generation.

    Angelina Jolie is a much bigger person than you would think of, and i feel profoundly honored and privileged to have been able to meet with her and share thoughts and ideas on some of the most difficult world issues, issues that we both care and fight for; in different levels, but still, we are both doing the best we can in our capacities, we are both being the best human beings that we can be.
    Postado por Gabriel Ruas Santos-Rocha às 9:14 AM

  • lurker

    poor trolls the joke is on them,keep whining

  • annon

    Jolie keeps it in the family

    After the New York premiere of her powerful directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Angelina Jolie, her partner Brad Pitt and Pitt’s parents led a VIP crowd — including Julian Schnabel, Jason Lee and Brady Corbet — to the Standard Hotel for an after-party at Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room. On the hotel roof, Angelina kept it in the family and hung with Pitt and his mom, Jane Pitt, and dad, Bill Pitt, until about 1 a.m., spies said. Jolie was overheard joking that the family should “take their holiday photo” from the spot, with its sweeping views of the city. “Blood and Honey” screened at the School of Visual Arts Theatre on Monday, hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Women for Women International, Christiane Amanpour and indie distributor Film District, which releases the movie Dec. 23 in New York and LA. Set in Bosnia during the war and genocide of the ’90s, the film “stunned the packed house” and “packed an emotional wallop,” said one guest. Also there were 17 of the movie’s Bosnian actors, many of whom lived through the war. Jolie, who earlier posed on the red carpet with Brad’s parents, is headed to LA for another premiere tomorrow.

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  • Jen

    #30 & #39
    Great article. Thanks for posting.

  • Rose

    @Layla: Please don’t answer those haters, they know this is a nonsense story. Their heads are exploding they can see Brad and Angie are totally in love, and this love is too powerful for haters to understand.
    Just ignore the trolls, let them keep living in the land of denial. It’s a great time to be a Jolie Pitt fan, happy times.!!

  • Jen

    Annon #111 from Previous Angie Thread.
    I am reposting your link to CR Show. Great show.
    Loved how Brad spoke about his family with so much love. Beautiful, brilliant man.

    Brad’s Charlie Rose itnerview

  • Love B&A

    Brad’s Charlie Rose interview. Video at link.

    Moneyball: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Bennett Miller

    with Brad Pitt, Bennett Miller and Jonah Hill
    in Movies, TV & Theater
    on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    A look at the film “Moneyball” with director Bennett Miller and actors Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill

  • Jen

    Repost from JJB on previous thread #60
    Thank you from JJB

    In Angelina’s new interview in Marie Claire
    “Brad has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life,He is my family. I hold that very dear”
    And Brad, on CR spoke of how much he loves this family he and Angie have created together. Beautiful couple.

  • bizzy bee

    Mr.Pitt is all heart, brain,beauty, swagger. he also got the best girl Angelina!

  • Lara

    ——————————-New Thread—————————–

  • fyi

    Many tweets about seeing Brad and Angie at FAO schwarz today.

  • Jaye

    Hahahahaaaaaa! I’ve always loved the crazy Pitt in movies; Fight Club, Snatch, 12 Monkeys to name a few. I bet he’s a hoot to be around off the screen too.

  • Premalee

    @Love B&A:

    Thank you so much. I love Neleh’s thread and miss her when she does not post on JJ.