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Brad Pitt Talks '12 Years a Slave' & Turning 50 on 'Today'

Brad Pitt Talks '12 Years a Slave' & Turning 50 on 'Today'

Brad Pitt recently sat down for an interview with NBC’s Ann Curry to discuss a variety of topics, which will air tomorrow (October 16) on the Today show.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect from the 49-year-old actor’s interview:

On his new movie 12 Years a Slave:
“It’s why I got into film in the first place. It’s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity.”

On if he would show his kids the movie: “Now- maybe my eldest I would, right now. I’d rather for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more.”

On turning 50-years-old soon:
“So far I haven’t minded a bit. So I have no complaints. I– I don’t know. We’ll see when I get a little clo– I’m busy right now so I haven’t thought about it.”

For more from Brad, be sure to tune into the Today show tomorrow!

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  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Looking mighty fine for a 50 year old. You are still hawwwwwttttt!!!!

  • Jolies copy

    (Photo: Richard Foreman/Courtesy of Roadside Attractions)

    In his late seventies, Robert Redford has never held the camera as magnificently as he does in the survival-at-sea thriller All Is Lost, and it’s not just because he’s the only person in the movie. It’s because solitude is his natural state. He plays an unnamed man forced to solve a series of increasingly urgent problems when a discarded shipping container in the middle of the Indian Ocean rips a hole in his yacht. Redford doesn’t yammer like Sandra Bullock in this month’s other drifting-toward-doom picture, Gravity. Apart from a farewell letter (read in voice-over) in the prologue, he doesn’t utter a syllable until the last twenty minutes or so. But Redford is one of the few actors who can think convincingly onscreen, and the film is designed so that his thinking is the whole show. You watch his eyes flick back and forth as he takes the measure of the space, ties knots, drops sails, and plots charts. You marvel at his equilibrium. And then you see how, as his prospects darken, his sense of mastery—his supreme self-containment—erodes, how emotion finally rises to the surface. For once, Redford stops thinking.

    See Also
    Redford on Going Solo

    As he proved in his debut, Margin Call, writer-director J. C. Chandor has a penchant for brainy, procedural disaster pictures. Few of those make the imaginative leaps of great art, but they can be enormously satisfying—and, when they’re in sync with a star’s personality, penetrating. Redford looks craggy and weathered, but that’s been true since he started spending most of his time at 12,000-plus feet above sea level on the slopes. In the ways that matter, he looks younger onscreen than he has in a quarter-century.

    Full engagement will do that for an actor—and the sad truth is that Redford is rarely engaged by other actors. He did gaze with love on Paul Newman, and, in The Way We Were, that force of Jewish nature Barbra Streisand managed to rock his Waspy reticence like the storm surge does in All Is Lost. But in most other films, he looks as if he’s edging for the exit, which is why he was such a nonstarter as Jay Gatsby: He couldn’t project a longing for the woman who’d complete him. Here, it’s that sense of self-sufficiency that will be tested—maybe unto death.

    All Is Lost is a parable, and Chandor pushes it too far with the man’s last ­decision: The timing is bizarre and the framing too self-consciously mythical. But everything else goes swimmingly. All Is Lost can be classified as yet another piece of Motion-­Sickness Cinema, but for once the style is integral. The camera rocks with the creaks, cracks, and other sounds of encroaching disequilibrium, while an actor in his element anchors your gaze—and gives the ­performance of his life.

  • anon

    Age 50 isn’t bad if you are attractive and physically healthy. That’s Brad Pitt. He probably won’t start really “feeling it” until age 60. Good health is really key.

  • who

    Does Brad ever take a bad picture?!

    Thx jj for the new thread.

    I can’t wait to see 12 Years a Slave.

  • Hello

    Looking good.

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  • Sayer

    Brad, I hope you continue to age gracefully. You managed to keep your dignity despite being one of the most photographed people on the planet.

  • Erianthe

    Someone needs to tell this man that he is still the sexiest mofo on this planet no matter what age. I am still staring at that Fury-movie photo of him sitting on top of a tank, because damn … that’s hotness overload.

  • Connie Falconeri

    Looking good.

  • Lily

    Brad is always gorgeous.

  • groundcontrol

    Fifty is a great age especially if you look like Brad and have a full life.
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    I always thought Redford was sexy as hell. He was never considered a great or even particularly good actor. He was considered a lightweight and a pretty face. I seem to remember – because I was there – that people started to speak with respect about him when he started directing and when he took up his enironmental and other political causes.
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    I wonder if he thinks this is his last chance for an acting Oscar.

  • Lylian

    @Jolies copy: @groundcontrol:
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    >>>>>>>
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    Robert Redford – quite literally, my first ever crush! Sigh… I still think he’s good looking now. It’s in the bone, the juxtaposition of his features.
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    I think Brad is going to age in the same beautiful way.

  • preach

    a man looking like that at 50 is a god given gift. brad, you’ll always be a lucky bastard.

  • Frenchy

    Gosh I love Brad Pitt! He looks fine even without all the excess grooming.
    Love him.

    Waving to all fans from all over! almost 8 years on and I’m still here with all the long timers.

  • anustin

    if that face is 50??? 65 will be the same.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Brad you are a most beautiful man inside and out with a heart of gold. No wonder Angelina loves you so much.

  • brad – just doin’ his job

    hollywood illuminati directive: stir up race relations
    - follow the lead of the great divider barry
    - cherry pick individual stories and causes
    - force feed them to the drooling braindead trendy idiocracy
    - tell them they are all racist, bad, and owe debt
    - divide
    - distract (the whole point)
    - omit all attention to minority behavior
    - further conquer

  • busted

    Wow.. Brad looks great. This was a favorite picture.. Such a beautiful man. INSIDE and OUT

    have to catch the interview tomorrow or record it. He has done such great and memorable work behind and in front of the camera.. Fury looks really interesting too.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Good morning to you, my Lady Rose.
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    i hope you are having a beautiful day today.
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    Isn’t Brad just one the most beautiful men we have ever seen? I don’t know when there has been another like him. I love him for his great big heart and for just being him.
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    Rose, I am wondering. Is this interview with Ann Curry the one Brad did at TIFF? Just curious. Seems I read she interviewed him previously.
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    I know you must have a lot on your calendar for today because I know you are a very busy lady who also organizes her time wisely to get so much done in a day. I always marvel at and appreciate the little nuggets of happiness you share with us. Whether you are baking, or cooking or simply taking a walk and enjoying the sights.
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    Have a wonderful day my friend and blessings go with you always.

  • OneLove

    Hot daddy Pitt yummy yum :) <3

  • JenInRehab

    Handsome Beautiful man that is aging Very Well
    Another excellent movie on the way
    God bless the Jolie-Pitts

  • Love the JoliePitts

    From the Guardian
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    Brad Pitt movie stuntman stabbed with bayonet
    Mishap occurs on set of Fury, second world war set action film shooting in Oxfordshire countryside
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    A stuntman on the Brad Pitt movie Fury was rushed to hospital today after apparently being stabbed by a bayonet.

    The 35-year-old was airlifted to Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital after the incident on the set of the second world war film, which is currently shooting in the countryside in the Chilterns foothills.

    Fury, directed by David Ayer (End of Watch), is the story of a US tank crew operating in Germany towards the end of the war, as they face a desperate enemy.

    According to production company representative Claudia Kalindjian said: “There has been an accident between two professional stuntmen which happened in a rehearsed action sequence.

    “It was an accident. It is obviously very unfortunate. He left the set laughing and talking.”

    The South Central Ambulance service spokeswoman they had been called at 11.32am to deal with a shoulder injury. Thames Valley police said they were not treating the incident as a crime, but the Health and Safety Executive were investigating.

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    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/oct/15/brad-pitt-fury-stuntman-stabbed-bayonet

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Brad Pitt says ’12 Years a Slave’ is ‘why I got into film in the first place’
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    Brad Pitt’s role in “12 Years a Slave” isn’t very big, but it is key — and as the actor tells Ann Curry in an interview set to air Wednesday on TODAY, the film was of enormous importance to him: “It’s why I got into film in the first place.”

    “12 Years” is a true story, based on Solomon Northup’s personal account of being a free man in New York in pre-Civil War days who is then kidnapped and sold into slavery. Pitt was a producer on the film, and took a role as a Canadian who is working on the plantation where Northup ends up.

    For Pitt, making “12 Years” was the very definition of what movies are for. “It’s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity,” he said.

    But “12 Years” features some disturbing imagery, and as the actor explained, he’s not about to show it to his youngest children (he has six with Angelina Jolie). “Maybe my eldest I would, right now,” he said. “I’d rather for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more.”

    That kind of subtle understanding is a wisdom that has come with age, and — fans, brace yourself — Pitt is about to turn 50 in December.

    “I haven’t minded a bit,” he said about approaching AARP age. “I have no complaints.”
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    http://www.today.com/entertainment/exclusive-brad-pitt-says-12-years-slave-why-i-got-8C11395682

  • tweet

    Watch Pass ‏@WatchorPass 7m

    #12YearsASlave is a masterpiece. It will win Best Picture and @CEjioforFans will win Best Actor at the #Oscars. http://www.watchorpass.com/2013/10/review-12-years-slave.html

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hello to you my darling Phool,
    .
    I have posted many times to both you and Rose and my posts just disappear. I don’t know what is going on with Jared’s Sites. Sometimes I see my posts and then they disappear. Very strange. So please accept my apology and let you know it is because Jared’s Site is acting up if you do not see a response from me.
    .
    Anyway, I hope this post goes thru.
    .
    I hope you are well and enjoying life to the fullest. Looking forward to hearing from you one day soon.
    .
    blessings go with you my friend.

  • Brazilian girl

    yikes! 50 already?

  • tweet

    Reno Wilson ‏@R2theENO now

    Saw #12YearsASlave yesterday…heavy. Important movie I think. Good performances…I felt the way I felt when I saw #SchindlersList

  • African Girl

    It’s hard to believe he is gonna be 50!!! Good Genes!!!
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    Just saw a picture of James Franco on Yahoo Front Page and he looks older than BP!!!

  • fyi

    The excerpt from an article about Robert Redford, apparently he and Brad Pitt met at Telluride Film Festival.
    http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/print-view/robert-redfords-restless-solitude-20131015
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    Then Redford sees a familiar face. A man with long, streaked blond hair and a cowboy squint walks toward him with a rollaway bag.

    “Am I interrupting?”

    Redford flashes his famous smile at Brad Pitt. “Depends what you have in mind.”

    “Nothing good.”

    The only clip in the Telluride highlights from a film Redford directed was of Pitt being dragged downriver with a trout on the line in the Redford-directed ‘A River Runs Through It.’

    They talk about the scene for a moment. Then a sweet thing happens. Both men get more than a little sentimental. Pitt clears his throat.

    “I get a little choked up in that bit of ‘A River Runs Through It,’” he says.

    “You were great,” Redford tells him.

    “Yeah, I get a little choked up.”

    They talk about why they’re here: Pitt has flown in for the surprise screening of Oscar favorite ’12 Years a Slave,’ which he is producing. The film features Pitt as the only decent white man – a very Redford-esque star turn. Redford tells him about All Is Lost.

    “See it, Bradley. I want to see what you think.”

    Pitt says he will, makes his apologies for interrupting, and starts moving away, but Redford doesn’t want the moment to end.

    “You and your lady are doing good things. I would love to catch up sometime. Where are you, pal?”

    “We are trying to spend more time in France, about an hour north of Saint-Tropez – trying to do a little artist commune thing. I’d love to talk with you more about it.”

    Pitt is staring down 50 this year, close to the age Redford was when he started the Sundance Film Festival. Pitt is at the fork in the road that Redford faced in the 1980s: Carve your own path, or become Harrison Ford and rinse, repeat roles until death does you part. Redford sees himself in Pitt: the half-century battle to be taken seriously as an artist and not just another pretty boy. Redford wants to help his old friend on his journey, but he has an un-Redford-like question.

    “Uh, how do I even get a hold of you?”

    Pitt smirks. “I’m not that hard to reach.”

    “You aren’t?”

    Pitt chuckles. “If they say Redford is looking . . .”

    Redford beams. “Oh, if they say Robert Redford’s looking!”

    They do not exchange phone numbers. “I’ve been terrible about maintenance,” Redford told me earlier. “There are many people I love and care for, and I’ve been a poor friend because I’ve been so busy moving forward and creating new things.”

    The two say goodbye. They swear they’ll stay in touch. It probably won’t happen – Redford is known for having a thousand famous acquaintances but not many close friends. So it goes. Pitt walks away, an assistant trailing behind him. The World’s Most Famous Actor emeritus watches the reigning World’s Most Famous Actor until he disappears.

  • Just Saying

    I see dirty old man Leo Di Craprio has got another YOUNG 24 year old girlfriend to salavate over YUK he is in the same league as Bradley Cooper, Jake Gylinhall & co all bunch of grown up perves & these girly famewhores are the same going after sugar daddy’s

  • Unbrocken
  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    @African Girl:

    Hugh Jackman is 45. He looks older than Brad

  • Just Saying

    I see Kate Winslet wearing a Jenny Packham trolling Angie again Kate?

  • Just Saying

    First Robin Thicks dad wanted him & his wife to adopt african babies like Brad & Angie and now Robin’s wife is calling herself a Bad girl, damn the whole family is trolling the JP’s havent they got any one else to leech on.

  • Passing Through

    # 659 Lisa Rowe @ 10/15/2013 at 1:06 am
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    Whoa, slow your roll and go back and read what I said. I didn’t say Brad doesn’t want an Oscar or that Brad doesn’t play the game. I said I think Brad probably wants TYAS to win Best Picture more for others involved more than he does for himself and that he won’t ho himself out to the extent that Porgie does or blackmail people the way Harvey Weinstein does. That’s entirely different from saying he doesn’t want an Oscar and doesn’t play the game. Please. Brad wants an Oscar. Everybody wants an Oscar. Hell, I want an Oscar. I just don’t think he’ll sell his soul to get one.

  • Just Saying

    WITH POLL: ‘Strong options’: Experts say Angelina Jolie has enlightened and inspired

    Angelina Jolie’s announcement she underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy was a game changer in the world of breast cancer genetics, medical professionals say.

    “More people are talking about their family histories of cancer. It’s opened up lines of communication,” said Dr. Huma Q. Rana of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

    In her powerful op-ed in the New York Times on May 14, the actress and director said she went public about the surgery because she wanted other women at high risk to know they have “strong options” and hoped they would benefit from her experience.

    And they have.

    Jolie’s disclosure has helped women at high risk see their situations in a “more positive light,” said Dr. Andrea Farkas Patenaude, director of psychological research and clinical services at the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

    “I’ve met some very brave young women who say, ‘I am not my breasts.’ That was the message Angelina Jolie gave. It’s a very empowering message for all women. The person they are is what matters,” said Patenaude, author of “Prophylactic Mastectomy: Insights from Women Who Chose to Reduce Their Risk.”

    Jolie said it was not an easy decision, but she’s very glad she made it and with advances in reconstruction, “the results can be beautiful.”

    She can now tell her children they don’t need to fear they will lose their mother to breast cancer, she said.

    Jolie, whose mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56, carries the BRCA1 gene mutation and her doctors had estimated her risk for breast cancer over the course of her lifetime at 87 percent and ovarian cancer at 50 percent.

    The mastectomies reduced her breast cancer risk to less than five percent and Jolie suggested she will follow-up with surgery to remove her ovaries at some point.

    “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of,” she wrote.

    Notice Jolie said “strong options” and entitled her announcement “My medical choice.”

    The point is there is no one right answer, Patenaude said. Every woman is different and every situation is different, said Patenaude, who counsels patients at Dana Farber’s genetics center.

    Read more: http://www.wickedlocal.com/raynham/news/x1803841946/Strong-options-Experts-say-Angelina-Jolie-has-enlightened-and-inspired#ixzz2hoLBC8VD
    Follow us: wickedlocalstoughton on FacebookI try to help them sort through the facts and the different options offered and match all that to what makes sense for that person’s personality,” Patenaude said.

    Over the last ten to 15 years, there has been growing acceptance of genetic testing and prophylactic mastectomies but still only about 20 percent of women at high risk choose surgery, Patenaude said.

    “It’s still something women consider very seriously and many reject in favor of screening,” Patenaude said.

    For some women, prophylactic mastectomies “would mean the undoing of their psychological selves,” Patenaude said.

    But others “get tired of feeling nervous” and want to take definitive action, she said. For them, the surgery can be liberating.

    “Many women, especially those whose mothers have died of breast cancer, are eager to do anything they can to protect themselves,” Patenaude said.

    Patenaude has also worked with single women who don’t want to be tested let alone undergo preventive mastectomies until they are in a relationship.

    But others use the issue as a “litmus test,” figuring any man who would reject them on that basis wouldn’t have made a very good partner anyway, Patenaude said.

    A lot depends on how the woman herself feels about the decision.

    “If she feels empowered and presents it that way, it comes across as ‘Good for you. You go girl,’” Patenaude said.

    Patenaude said it isn’t just patients who have wrestled with the concept of preventive mastectomies.

    It was hard for many doctors to consider performing mastectomies on women without cancer while performing lumpectomies on women with cancer.

    But they began to realize one size does not fit all. What helped change their outlook was the mounting data over the past decade showing how effective the procedure is at reducing the risk in women who carry the gene mutations, Patenaude said.

    Rana said there are multiple categories of advice she gives women who test positive for a breast cancer gene mutation.

    One category is enhanced surveillance. That means screening starting at 25, alternating between MRIs and mammograms every six months.

    Another category is taking medication to help reduce the risk, a sort of preventative chemotherapy.

    The third category is surgery. Rana “absolutely” recommends removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes in those who carry the gene mutation because there is no effective way to screen for ovarian cancer and the surgery has the added benefit of reducing breast cancer risk significantly.

    But when it comes to prophylactic mastectomies, she makes no such hard-and-fast recommendation because there is effective screening. It becomes “more of a personal decision,” Rana said.

    “The value of predictive genetic testing is it enables people to become informed and take control of the situation,” Rana said.

    Read more: http://www.wickedlocal.com/raynham/news/x1803841946/Strong-options-Experts-say-Angelina-Jolie-has-enlightened-and-inspired#ixzz2hoKp6E4Q
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  • Cindy

    I think you will find that Hugh Jackman is in a totally different league to Brad Pitt in many respects .His physique is far superior and as for age, as we don’t see close ups of Mr Pitt it is impossible to judge.Regardless of this many of these actors have face work of some form ,therefore it’s not what you would describe as natural. I rate Brad Pitt as an average actor, who has been very lucky with some of his roles.Hugh Jackman has charisma and seems to prefer to keep out of the public eye .Brad Pitt has let himself down hugely with some of his interview comments. I think he’s enormously overrated with reference to his acting ability with little screen presence. Now Tom Hanks is something else ,sheer brilliance!

  • Just Saying
  • Passing Through

    # 669 CLINIQUA @ 10/15/2013 at 3:47 am
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    So basically what you’re saying is that Sandy’s character was another helpless female waiting for some guy to come save her and accidentally manages to save herself? One of the things I remember hearing about why Angie turned Gravity down was that she didn’t think there was any\enough growth in the character from beginning to end. Instead maybe you’re right and she didn’t like the female character being dependent on the guy for everything.
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    Also, I keep seeing comments from people asking why she was on the space walk anyway since her speciality was being a medical doctor not an astronaut. This could be one of those things were as the awards season goes along people start poking more and more holes in Gravity until eventually it looses steam.

  • Lily

    @fyi:
    I really hope Brad and Angie will meet with Redford and his wife some time. Maybe after some awards ceremony like having dinner together.

  • JP

    @Cindy
    you need to take your medication and go back to FF where you belong know that you have got your Brad snark out of the way . You FFers are so transparant in your hate

  • Lol

    @Cindy:
    Then why are you here at Brad Pitt thread? get you dumbazz to Hugh Jackman and Tom Hanks threads. Lol.

  • “My Eldest,. what’s his name?”

    lol

  • Anon2

    Aww, Happy 50th Brad! It looks dang good on you. I cannot wait to see TYAS.

    May the next 50 years of Brad’s life be filled with more joyful chaos of his big happy family with Angie….and later– lots of grand-babies! Much wishes for success for the Jolie-Pitts.

  • JP News

    Dallas: Win Passes To The RCC Screening Of 12 Years A Slave
    Follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you know when we do screenings in your city.
    The screening is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:30pm at Angelika Dallas.
    Click on the link below to enter for passes.
    http://l.gofobo.us/5UStsvHY

    http://www.redcarpetcrash.com/dallas-win-passes-rcc-screening-12-years-slave/

  • JP News

    Exclusive First Listen: 4 Tracks From ‘The Counselor’ Score Plus Michael Fassbender Buys Lingerie In Viral Footageby Kevin Jagernauth

    While Daniel Pemberton prepares to make his biggest splash yet as a feature film composer, with Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor,” he’s been popping up on the right radars elsewhere for a while now. He’s an Ivor Novello award winner and multi-BAFTA nominated composer who has done work extensively on TV, tuned up the Rebecca Hall chiller “The Awakening” and even worked on video games such as “Little Big Planet” and “Kinetic.” But the Cormac McCarthy penned thriller is certainly his biggest opportunity and he’s seized it with both hands.
    Today we’re excited to unveil four exclusive tracks from the score to the movie, and it’s eclectic sampling to say the least. The compositions on display range from the daydreaming “The Hunter,” to the nervy and nerve-wracking “Escape” and “Hotel Paranoia,” to the mournful “Destroyed.” It’s already a promising series of tunes and we can expect much more to come on the complete album. Meanwhile, GQ has debuted an intriguing piece of viral footage today, a deleted scene of sorts that will not be seen in film, featuring Michael Fassbender’s lead stopping by store to buy some lingerie from Natalie Dormer. The actress plays “The Blonde” in the film, opposite Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz, but outside of that, she can’t say anything else.
    Milan Records will release the Pemberton’s complete score digitally on October 22nd and physically November 11th. “The Counselor” arrives in theaters on October 25th.

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/exclusive-first-listen-4-new-tracks-from-the-counselor-score-20131014?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • Passing Through

    # 616 sunny @ 10/14/2013 at 11:27 pm
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    What is it with people and reading comprehension these days? Is this an English to Japenese thing with your or what? I specifically said you could talk to anyone else about TYAS until the cows came home…just don’t attempt to be condescending to ME about racism in America.
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    Truthfully, I have no idea why you’re babbbling about some incident that happened in Japan with US soldiers raping a girl. I don’t know anything about it. Presumably you’re bringing this up because the accused were black. What does that have to do with RACISM IN AMERICA? NOTHING. What does that have to do with TYAS? NOTHING. If your point is simply to prove that African Americans have committed crimes on foreign soil, so the fvck what? That’s not a race issue, it’s a human issue. White Americans have done the same. Or do you not care than many white American soldiers have been accused of raping women in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s only the black soldiers you have a problem with because it happened to a Japanese girl and therefore that means all black menn are animals or subhuman? Whatever.
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    You really just need to stop while you’re behind. All you’ve managed to prove is my point that racism is rampant in every corner of the globe. I don’t care if your 6 or 60. You sound like a racist – whether you are or not.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    @Cindy:

    In that case, go to Hugh Jackman’s thread or whoever you think is hot. Who ask you for your opinion?

  • JP News

    Brad Pitt Talks About Turning 50 and the Importance of 12 Years a Slaveby Josh Grossberg Today 9:14 AM PDT

    Hard to believe but Brad Pitt’s about to turn the big 5-0 this December. And that’s something he’s embracing wholeheartedly.
    In an upcoming interview on NBC’s Today, the actor dishes about leaving his forties behind with his 50th birthday on Dec. 18 and how he’s grappling with his soon-to-be AARP eligible status.
    “I haven’t minded a bit,” he reveals to Ann Curry. “I have no complaints.”
    It’s safe to say Pitt’s living a pretty contented life—and why not?
    Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie are finally engaged after seven years together and are busily raising a brood of six children between them.
    He’s also had a string of successful films the last few years—from 2011′s critically acclaimed The Tree of Life and Money Ball, the latter of which earned him his third Academy Award nomination, to this summer’s box office hit, World War Z.
    And now Brad’s got a new movie coming out that he considers to be one of the most satisfying experiences of his career.
    The historical drama 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, finds Pitt playing a pivotal supporting role as a Canadian abolitionist in a story about a freeman who’s kidnapped in the years before the Civil War and sold into slavery.
    “It’s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity,” the Hollywood mega-star notes, swelling with pride.
    He adds that it’s “why I got into film in the first place.”
    Pitt, who also produced the movie, adds however that given 12 Years’ intense subject matter, he won’t be showing it to his youngest kids anytime soon.
    “Maybe my eldest I would, right now,” he says. “I’d rather for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more.”
    Kind of like when you’re 50, right Brad?
    Pitt’s full interview airs on Today on Oct. 16.

    http://uk.eonline.com/news/470340/brad-pitt-talks-about-turning-50-and-the-importance-of-12-years-a-slave

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