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Brad Pitt: 'Daily Show' Interview!

Brad Pitt: 'Daily Show' Interview!

Brad Pitt sits down for an interview for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Wednesday (February 1) in New York City.

The 48-year-old actor chatted about his Oscar nomination and getting his movie Moneyball made.

Brad also talked a bit about another one of his Oscar nominated films, The Tree of Life, but Jon quickly told Brad that he had seen the film five times and could not understand it!

In case you missed it, check out Brad on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia‘s February issue.

Check out the interview below…

Brad Pitt: ‘Daily Show’ Interview!
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  • annon

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s oldest son, Maddox, is following in his parents’ adventurous footsteps. Cambodian-born Maddox, whom Angelina adopted in 2002, is already learning how to fly!

    “Our 10-year-old is taking pilot lessons,” Brad told host James Lipton during his taping of Inside the Actor’s Studio in NYC on Jan. 31.

    Angelina got her pilot’s license in 2005, and Maddox joined her last September as she flew the friendly skies in England. But Maddox will have plenty of time to practice before he can fly solo: The minimum age to get a pilot’s license is 17.

    While Brad says he loves the freedom of flying, his biggest thrill is being a dad. “It’s the greatest adventure I’ve been on,” he says during the interview.

    Watch Brad’s Inside the Actor’s Studio on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

  • Saffron

    @ lylian @ 02/04/2012 at 2:17 am

    I listened to the Howard Stern you tube you posted for the first time and OMG! he so hammers that nail into SS’ head – it’s sooooo mean to SS – and so hilarious!


    Hi lylian! Would you mind posting what Stern said? My speakers went out on me and it’ll be a few days before I get around to replacing them. I don’t want to wait to know what was said…..curiosity is killing me! Thanks!!

  • lylian
  • Saffron

    @ lylian

    Thanks but as I said, my speakers broke so I can’t hear the video. Thanks anyway, I’ll listen to it later.

  • annon

    Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will make an appearance at the Feb. 6 event which honors more than 150 Academy Award contenders.

    More than 150 Oscar nominees will be honored at the annual Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 6, with nearly all of the nominated actors expected to make an appearance.

    Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the best actor, actress and supporting categories have RSVP’ed for the event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this Sunday. A press release for the event notes that additional confirmations are expected to come in the next day.

    Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Demian Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt should all be in attendance, filling out the complete Best Actor and Actress categories. Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Max von Sydow, Berenice Bejo, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer and Octavia Spencer will represent the Supporting categories.

    Not making an appearance at the fete? Beginners actor Christopher Plummer, who is a favorite to take home the trophy for supporting actor, and The Help’s Jessica Chastain, nominated in the supporting actress category.

    Directors Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) may also skip the event, while their counterparts Michel Hazanivicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants) and Martin Scorsese (Hugo) will join the festivities.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Excellent post!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you, Golddustwoman for being our resident reporter at the BAFTA’s
    I will definitely be interested in everything you have to report.
    Get there safely and have fun.

  • ha ha

    Seth is on a roll on Twitter…

    SethMacFarlane Seth MacFarlane
    Is that billboard for This Means War advertising a movie or a fragrance?

  • juju

    fyi @ 02/04/2012 at 11:51 am
    what press work in serbia?

  • anustin

    on radar little nahla kiss oliver on the lips!!!! hehehehe.cute!

  • thanks jjb

    On March 10 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres will host “A Night to Make It Right” with special guests Randy Jackson and performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Seal and local favorite Dr. John and friends. Host Committee members for the event include Josh Brolin, Djimon Hounsou, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Bennett Miller, Chris and Jada Paul, Sean Penn, Wendell Pierce and Kevin Spacey. The gala program includes:

    VIP Reception

    Gala sponsors and dignitaries are invited to join us for cocktails to begin the evening’s celebration. Live music will set the tone for an evening of true New Orleans style celebration.

    Seated Dinner

    Convening chef John Besh is coordinating the four-course dinner prepared by award-winning chefs Giada DeLaurentiis and Emeril Lagasse.

    Performances and Live Auction

    Very special musical performances will be followed by a live auction of coveted, unique experiences donated by celebrities and artists.
    After Party

    Comedian Aziz Ansari hosts the A Night To Make It Right After Party on March 10 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The doors are open at 10:30pm and the after party starts at 11pm. Check back here for more details soon!

    Auction Runs: Feb. 8 – 15, 2012

    * The Hunger Games
    Two tickets to premiere of The Hunger Games
    * Carrie Ann Inaba
    Two tickets to taping of Dancing with the Stars
    * Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon & Cameron Crowe
    Signed script for We Bought a Zoo
    * Nigella Lawson
    Signed collection of Nigella’s cookbooks
    * Blake Lively
    Accessories package from Gossip Girl
    * Bruno Mars
    Autographed guitar
    * Sara Jessica Parker
    Versace and Miu Miu shoes
    * Chris Paul
    Signed basketball and Clippers tickets
    * Katy Perry
    Signed Baby Taylor guitar
    * Rachael Ray
    Red carpet dress from the 2011 Daytime Emmys
    * Elizabeth Reaser
    Pre-release private screening of
    Breaking Dawn Pt II with Elizabeth
    * Kevin Spacey
    Set visit and tennis match with Kevin
    * Charlize Theron
    Red carpet dress from North Country premiere
    * Bob Vila
    Home repair advice from Bob
    * Kanye West
    Engraved iPod with Kanye’s favorite tunes
    * Rachel Zoe
    A day with Zoe and makeover from Joey Malouf

    * Alec Baldwin
    30 Rock set visit with Alec
    * Autographed Gangster Squad chair back
    accessories, etc from Gossip Girl + set visit
    * Max Brooks
    Private World War Z screening with Max
    * Alton Brown
    “Good Eats 3: The Later Years”, signed
    * Tory Burch
    Tory Burch Robinson Tote
    * George Clooney
    Scrubs from ER signed by cast
    * Coach
    Bleecker Legacy collection, including Weekend Bag
    * Coldplay
    Two concert tickets
    * Tina Fey
    30 Rock pilot script signed by cast
    * Guy Fieri
    Signed copy of “Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It”
    * Girl Talk
    Engraved iPod with his favorite tunes & mixtapes
    * Ryan Gosling
    Autographed reproduction of scorpion jacket from Drive
    * Jonah Hill
    A day on the set of Jonah’s next film
    * Djimon Hounsou
    Iconic Herb Ritts portrait, signed by Hounsou
    * Vanessa Hudgens
    Signed Sucker Punch poster


  • Premalee

    JP Fans

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith on FX 10 Time Warner 5:00 – 08:00 pm now

  • Passing Through

    # 121 lylian @ 02/04/2012 at 2:25 am
    I don’t think Brad’s going to win the Oscar either, but I don’t agree with the “why not”. Brad’s well-respected in the industry and I think people are genuinely happy for him that things have worked out with Angie and they’ve been able to create the family and the life that they have. I just don’t think he’s going to win because he doesn’t play the game to kill. He’s not behind the scenes wheeling and dealing like Harvey Weinstein – or schmoozing and boozing the old-timers the way Porgie does. He does the media work and the Q&A’s as requested by Sony…but he doesn’t have a publicist sitting around calling members and asking them if they’ve seen his film and if not to please consider watching it before voting – and yes, Porgie’s PR ho has done this in the past and is undoubtedly doing the same this year. Instead when not required to work – silly Brad is off enjoying time with Angie and their family or working on his charity projects. some of the old guard may interpret that as Brad doesn’t want to win badly enough to go all out in his campaign. What I think is going to happen is that, because it’s the entire Academy voting for the winners and not just the actors branch, Brad and Porgie are going to split the votes and Jean du Jardin is going to win with the Harvey push behind him. If not, Oldman is very well-respected outside of the actor’s branch and he could easily slip in there for the win – and people would be genuinely happy to see him win. And that’s really what the final push is about – the non-actors, ie, the technicians, producers, directors, cinematogrphers, etc. That’s where Harvey has the greatest influence – the people he can promise future work to in exchange for their vote.

  • Passing Through

    # 122 a zimbo @ 02/04/2012 at 3:02 am
    I agree with Lylian he and Ange are fortunate ,they literally have it all and all those haters wont give Brad what he deserves but that doesnt matter cause Paul Newman , Gary Oldman have shamelessly not received one but Clooney and BRODY have ..
    Paul Newman DID win a Best Actor Oscar. He won in 1986 for The Color of Money where he, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. schooled Tiny Tom on acting. That’s one of the few Tiny Tim flicks I willingly paid money to see – only because Paul Newman was reprising his role of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler.
    As for Adrian Brody’s Best Actor win – have you seen The Pianist? He effin’ killed it. The year he won he beat out Academy faves Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York) and Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt), Michael Caine (The Quiet American) – and the last time Nicolas Cage could be bothered to even attempt to act (Adaptation). Personally I find Adrian Brody to be a disappointment. He’s got SO much talent…and his agent either sucks or he’s just not giving it all in his auditions because he hasn’t had a decent role since The Pianist. On a personal level he’s starting to look a little too douchey. Dude really needs to ease up on the smirking…

  • busted

    I really want Brad to win. I’m a fan and that is what fans want. But if he doesn’t win he is in a very talented group of actors that should have won but didn’t. It’s always interesting to me to see where actors and actresses are years after the win. Are they still relevant. Are they still making quality films. Are they still in their A game. You can be a ONE HIT wonder. I would rather if the choice was for Brad not win if the quality of his work continues to be on the path it is now; in front of the camera and behind.

    I just see him getting better and better. I just think for many actors and we could all make a very long list.. the Oscar becomes the period on their work. Not for all of them obviously.. but for a vast number. Then you wonder if it was the Actor or the Role..

    Brad is smart and makes amazing choices. I can’t wait to see what he does in the future.

  • Passing Through

    # 151 Just a Lurker @ 02/04/2012 at 12:38 pm
    According to cross-eyed Lainey, Brad briefly discussed Gwyneth Paltrow in relation to Se7en on Inside The Actors Studio, Maniston did not come up at all.
    Brad forgave Putrid a long time ago – as soon as she publicly admitted that SHE was the one who effed up their relationship. She’s a blip on his radar and has spoken to her for years so I’m not surprised he would mention her in reference to a movie he made with her. But…talk about their relationship? Never again – and she knows that. That’s why she’s forever bringing him up in HER interviews. Ticky gets similar treatment – he may reference his life during the time he was with her but he NEVER directly mentions Ticky’s name unless someone specifically asks about her because he’s obliquely called her a dullard and co-doughnut. The fact that Lamey is so happy about Brad saying Putrid’s name is really pretty pathetic. If Lamey’s that happy…can you just imagine who thrilled Putrid is? She’s probably doing the Happy Dance and taunting Christ Martin, “Brad said my name in public and we haven’t been together in 15 years…and there’s nothing you can do about it! NA NA NA NA NA NA NA!”

  • Passing Through

    # 154 annon @ 02/04/2012 at 12:51 pm
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s oldest son, Maddox, is following in his parents’ adventurous footsteps. Cambodian-born Maddox, whom Angelina adopted in 2002, is already learning how to fly!

    “Our 10-year-old is taking pilot lessons,” Brad told host James Lipton during his taping of Inside the Actor’s Studio in NYC on Jan. 31.
    OMG…I remember when Brad and Angie were taking flying lessons in France when she was pregnant with Shiloh. We jokingly said that Maddox would be taking flying lessons by the time he was 10. Damn…we’re good. LOL. I’m sure Pax will be next in 2 years. And then in a little over 4 years Shiloh will be 10 (scary, right?) and I’m sure she’ll be wanting to take lessons, too. Damn…I really don’t see why Brad and Angie won’t adopt ME…

  • Premalee


    Thanks for the shout-out on the last thread. Your fans are great with pictures and information on Brad and Angie. Please thank them. All the best.

  • Jaye

    I’m posting this video, ya’ll probably seen it many times, but h*ell I just feel like it lol.

  • anustin

    awww poppa lookin gorgeous!

  • Passing Through

    # 169 busted @ 02/04/2012 at 5:43 pm
    I’d love to see Brad win the Oscar, but I just don’t think Moneyball is an Academy-friendly movie. For one thing – it’s not showy enough and, as Brad pointed out, there’s no character arc, epiphany or big dramatic ending. The other thing I think is working against Brad is the fact that Sandra Bullock won 2 years ago for another movie based on a Michael Lewis book. That’s a silly thing but nobody ever said the Academy was above silliness.
    ITA with you about being interested in seeing where past winners are now. There have been so many one-offs – actors who came out of the blue and who’s previous body of work hasn’t exactly portended an Oscar win, ie, see Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Adrian Brody, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker, Natalie Portman, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Hillary Swank’s first win, Helen Hunt and Putrid. Where are these people’s career’s today? Aside from Hillary Swank not one of them has even come close to another nomination and in the majority of their cases no hit movies either. Hillary Swank’s won 2 Oscars yet her career these days is a flat line because she’s hellbent on doing films that she thinks are Oscar-bait. Helen Hunt was a tv actress who made 2 good theatrical movies and got lucky. Reese Witherspoon was a romcom girl who got the dranatuc role of a lifetime and hasn’t been able to capture ligntning in a bottle since then – either with a drama or a comedy. Natalie Portman? Puh-leeze. Let’s not even go there. Foxx, Whitaker and Brody – all victins if the role of a lifetime fluke like RW. Until recently Halle was one of the winners who’d worked steadily and consistently but her opportunities have dried up due to being over 40 and being black.
    And, of course, a lot of the women have been stricken by the Best Actress Winner Bad Luck Curse – divorces, baby daddy dramas, husband caught up in a sex scandal, etc. Sometimes winning the Best Actress award is detrimental to your career AND personal life. Then there’s the fact that the opportunities for women in films just as a thick on the ground as they are for men. That’s why so many actors start their own production companies, but it’s harder for women to get funding than it is for men, so even if they’re developing their own projects, unless they’ve got a good box office track record, it’s an uphill battle that’s mostly unwinnable.

  • vickifromtexas

    # 153

    lylian @ 02/04/2012 at 1:10 pm

    for u. :-)

    the funniest part of this is when they say “brad looked at his driver’s license and said “yep i’m brad pitt”.

  • vickifromtexas

    thank you to everyone who brings info here. i appreciate the sharing. jolie-pitt fans are the best.

  • Lorrie L

    Angelina is having twin boys in July! I cannot believe it! I’m so excited! Read US Weekly, it talks all about it. Brad must be over the moon!

  • Too Funny!

    @Just a Lurker:
    Bahahahahaha!!!! I.LOVE. IT. Oh man, it’s as if that bish-iston, never was. Brad is so fcking STEALTH! Lololol.

  • BBCamerica

    For those in the US who get BBCin America, the BAFTAS will air NEXT weekend Feb 12th at 8pm ET So not same day coverage but we’ll get to see the whole broadcast.

  • anustin

    lmao Us weakly.

  • busted

    @Lorrie L:

    If she is having twins in June then she is carrying them in her purse.

    US Weekly is full of BS.. so are the other rags. Miss the mark every time.

  • Thelma


    Watching Mr and Mrs Smith as well. Can’t believe they’re running Wanderlust ads. GRRRR…talk about coat tailing by Ticky.


    It’s so fun reading all of the ‘brange is sooooooo fckng HOT!’ tweets coming off of twitterfall right now, from folks watching mr and mrs smith!!!

  • busted

    #172@Passing Through: @ 02/04/2012 at 6:33 pm

    Your list PT was exactly mine. My meter of success if how your career goes after the nomination or the win. Just for example Angie won her’s very young. Before she really became a “STAR” I think the pressure or the desire to win was abated then. She knew what it felt like. But she has continued to grow. Whether some like her or not. She is still relevant. Brad has been in the business for over 20 years. Still relevant. In a business that throws actors and actresses away for the NEXT.. it is amazing that they both have been able to maintain the public fascination and frenzy for this long. there are not many that this can be said of.

    I’m not a fan of Lamey.. but i will give her this.. She has noted that there is not a NEXT Brad Pitt. He is just a one of a life time happening. And I don’t see there being a NEXT Angelina Jolie. I think they have both cemented their place in history. Brad has been compared to Redford. But not in a way that has hindered his success. Angie.. well she is unique. She is like no one before. She has not to my knowledge been compared to anyone. Others are forever being held up as the next Jolie.. and all falling way way short. We see them all taking pieces of what they think she is and putting it out there for the public to bite. And the public is saying NOPE..not yet. not yet.

    The fascinate me. The crazy around them. them as a couple and individually. If I was ever to go back to school for another degree.. I would so do research on the JPs.. They really are something that just won’ happen again for a long time.. we will be lucky in our lifetime to see.. but I doubt it..

  • Rose

    Just finished watching MMS, still HOT after all this time, love BA.


    The people that hire tv hack-iston for their dumb asss movies, aren’t stupid…the studios know that what interest she has, lies in her wounded ex victim of BRANGELINA of course they attach her to the MAMS commercial breaks.

  • trt

    It was nice of Chris Martin to give concert tickets for the auction. Shows he doesn’t hold anything against Brad. I wonder if all the others who donated are going to be attending. The more stars, the more successful the fundraiser will be.

    Is Angelina going to be giving out something too? I bet a ride on her plane with her as a pilot would be a good seller.


    Halle burry is crazy y’all. She’s gonna end up losing custody of nahla herself. Is she insane? If a judge finds out she’s deliberately tried to set Gabriel up, and make his life hell, we might witness a ruling that swings to custody for Gabriel. Her actions are so transparent to me, if I can see that, so can a judge. Poor nahla. She looks really happy when she’s with her daddy. Halle needs to chill the f out. I remember this really great afr amer actress on soaps, and later stage, tonya pinkins, who lost custody of twin baby boys back in the day, her husband was a hotshot connected person, and convinced the judge due to her lifestyle ( being an actress) he was the better custodial parent. It devastated her. I don’t think Halle would survive it. She’s a mess under the best circumstances.

  • trt

    Maybe those producers who hired or will hire the X is looking for a tax write-off?

    I had a boss once who kept investing in mines and even set his wife up with an upscale shoe store in a beautiful but no traffic shopping mall just so he could take it out of his taxes. His other businesses were thriving though.

    *yep, MMS is the fans’ international anthem. Can’t resist watching it every now and again.

  • ?

    why isn’t angie involved in MIR at all?she wasn’t mentioned as an attendance and now she doesn’t offer anything for that auction.she isn’t mentioned at all.i think she would be the biggest name among those but why isn’t her name involved at all?is she going to attend the gala with brad or not?will she be filming at that time?

  • Premalee

    Just watching My Fair Lady on TCM 82 with Audrey Hepburn.


    Good for Chris Martin, it’s nice he and Fishyth can put their obsession for brad towards a good cause. LOLOLOLOL. Seriously, that’s reallygreat. If traniston was as close and in such admiration as she has aways liked to claim she is, she would have done the same thing. Goes to show you, that despite her wanting to pretend to the world that they talk, it’s really much as her new bestie Chelsea garbage can-dler recently said on Howard stern….’SHE NEVER TALKS TO OR ABOUT BRAD PITT!!’
    Hehehehe- bet Huvaniston didn’t love that little outburst…it ruined their carefully crafted 2008 turnaround towards absolving brad and trying to destroy his love, Angelina that she debuted on Oprah Winfrey and n the ages of vogue and GQ, simultaneously in 2008 (I.e., oh sure, i talk to brad, love and admire him, it’s Jolie that’s the bish who lured him away…please hate her Oprah millions?!’)

  • trt

    @?: Angie is not mentioned because this is Brad’s project. She is not the type to insinuate herself in something just so she could garner publicity. She will be there, just as she was there when they were in NO and Brad had been busy with the construction.

    She will be behind the action but will be front of the receiving line.


    Calm down undercover tabloid troll. Brad’s shiit, aint on the list either is it?Angelina’s bought at least 3 Mir houses. I think both she and brad don’t have to take part in the auction and event that they are holding themselves.

  • trt

    @CLINIQUA: The X could have donated “puppy training” or Norman’s old toys and collars for the auction if only to prove that she’s one who don’t hold grudges.

  • Britney

    I think Brad is Christ Martin’s mancrush. You read Martin’s interview, when he talks about Brad, you feel Martin looks up to Brad.

  • trt

    @CLINIQUA: Brad donated a baseball with his signature and Oakland A caps signed by both him and Billy Beane, I think. Maybe by both him and Jonah.

  • Premalee


    WANTED – FX 10 – 10:00 pm – 12:30 am today

    Sunday – FX10 – Lara Croft Tomb Raider 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • trt

    Just as I can’t resist MAMS, can’t resist Lara Croft either. Never get tired of watching these movies. Funny how Daniel Craig and Gerard Buttfinger were just minor players in Angie’s movies before. Look at them now.

    Angie’s first movie, Cyborg 2 was good for a first timer. Didn’t know her then but she looked the same as today, almost. Her hair was long and her body was real slender. However, she could fight just as good then too. Everytime I see Elias Koteas, I remember Cyborg 2 and Some Kind of Wonderful. Didn’t realize he was also on Benjamin Button. My, he’s grown old.

  • trt

    Oh, did you guys know that you could watch Cyborg 2 on imdb? They have the full feature.

  • Goop


    Most of the initial money came from their Jolie Pitt foundation. Brad is not involved with her UN or sos work but he gets credit.

  • dawne

    I just noticed that lamey’s hot celeb list no longer has a photo of Ticky. Interesting.