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Brad Pitt Calls Himself a Farmer, Covers 'Wine Spectator' Mag

Brad Pitt Calls Himself a Farmer, Covers 'Wine Spectator' Mag

Brad Pitt treats himself to a glass of wine alongside his business partner Marc Perrin for the cover of Wine Spectator magazine’s latest issue.

Here is what the 50-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On his new job in life: “I’m a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain?… It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”

On his 35-bedroom estate and adjoining vineyard, Chateau Miraval: “We became impassioned with this place which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas,”

On farming being an escape from Hollywood: “It’s very peaceful and the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood. I’m instantly reminded what quiet sounds like.”

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225 Responses to “Brad Pitt Calls Himself a Farmer, Covers 'Wine Spectator' Mag”

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  1. 1
    Jon M'Shulla Says:

    Nice to be rich and have fun hobbies you can afford.

    Good mag too.

  2. 2
    first and last post Says:

    great for BP…a man of versatility.

  3. 3
    KARL Says:

    Last night I dreamed that I ran into Brad at a nice wine bar and noticed that his new right arm tattoo had been chewed off by a dog.

  4. 4
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    35 bedrooms. that’s a lot. Maybe 35 rooms.

    He is hot. Looks young.

  5. 5
    busted Says:

    Every venture Brad does is doing great. His furniture line, Wine and Producing.. Acting too.

    You can’t keep a good man down.

  6. 6
    Passing Through Says:

    Brad says he’s “compulsive” and Angie says she likes to be “thorough”. I’ve been saying it for 9+ years – SEX TAPE, PLEASE!

  7. 7
    Passing Through Says:

    # 152 AWHODAT! @ 05/30/2014 at 6:07 pm
    Jon hasnt changed and at this age, and no one who knows him expects him to change……….except idiots who know nothing about human nature. Angie knows him very well which is why they have their agreement that in order for them to get along in the present and the future, they have to NOT discuss the past.
    Exactly. That’s what most people who sympathisize with JV don’t get – a leopard can’t change his spots. Angie knows him better than the haters so if this is the compromise she’s made with him in order to allow him to know his grandkids, then who are they to naysay it or feel sorry form or blame her for not trusting him? Maybe he can earn her trust and respect and they can build a better relationship moving foward but Angie seems to have been burned by him one time too many to want to invest too much time, energy or HOPE into that.

  8. 8
    AWHODAT! Says:

    “You can’t keep a good man down.”
    EXACTLY!, busted. It boggles the mind that hags/trolls/and assorted other fvckwit putz (waves to Wonderbust) dont get this about how the Universe works……..yet they love to trot out the word “karma!” like a tourette victim. LMFAO
    Talk about being dumber than a box of rocks.

  9. 9
    EatYourWords Says: scene of angelina with vivi in maleficent. Vivi is so cute. I love this scene of them together

  10. 10
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    Brad is really expanding his empire. I bet they love the quiet & solitude of the French countryside. Their chateau must be a lovely place.

  11. 11
    thelookoflove1365 Says:
    MaleficentA fairy tale about the evil spell Angelina Jolie has cast on America.
    This curse will last until the end of time!” howls Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, placing a fatal hex on the baby who will one day become Sleeping Beauty—and we take her at her word. Such is Jolie’s power to command authority—with or without the horned helmet, digitally sharpened cheekbones, and outsized fluorescent-green eyes—that no audience member doubts for a second that curse is staying put. Disney’s Maleficent, a mildly feminist revision of the “Sleeping Beauty” story, understands this power of Jolie’s and exploits it beautifully. This is really a movie about the evil spell Jolie casts on us—it’s both a celebration and a demonstration of her formidable movie star might.

    That’s not to say that Jolie is the only thing to like about Maleficent. There’s also Elle Fanning as Aurora, the guileless princess cursed to prick her finger on a spinning wheel at 16—a role that could easily have been cloying, and might have been in less capable hands. But the 16-year-old Fanning has a childlike freshness and simplicity that make her joy at watching rainbow-colored sprites skimming over forest pools seem utterly plausible (not a negligible task given that the rainbow sprites were created in postproduction, and she was probably watching a tennis ball on a stick). Maleficent doesn’t skimp on the rainbow sprites, mushroom-hatted trolls, or clouds of fluttering blue butterflies, which is another thing to appreciate about it, despite its manifold hokinesses. In an era when fairy-tale adaptations are supposed to be Goth or steampunk or otherwise stylish and doomy, this movie dares to delight in some of the same elements of fairy tales actual children delight in: magic and witches and kings in ermine-trimmed red robes and ladies with conical veiled hats and yes, goddammit, fairies.
    The queen of those fairies—and pretty much the undisputed ruler of everything in sight—is Maleficent, who, as we learn in the origin story that begins the film, wasn’t always maleficent with a small “m” (raising questions about her late parents’ naming practices—“Honey, do you think it’s a problem that our child’s name is synonymous with ‘nefarious,’ ‘reprobate,’ and ‘wicked’?” “Stop quibbling! It sounds pretty!”). Once upon a time, she was an orphan fairy girl (Isobelle Molloy and Ella Purnell) who lived alone high in a tree and soared above the moors on spectacular (and gorgeously animated) wings. Her romantic friendship with a human boy she meets in the woods, Stefan (Michael Higgins and Toby Regbo), promises to be the link that will broker peace between the human and fairy worlds. But when Stefan grows up (and becomes Sharlto Copley of District 9) he enters into an alliance with the evil king who seeks to destroy Maleficent. (Now that she has achieved Jolie-hood, the nature fairy has become the ruler of her own kingdom, by dint, it would seem, of sheer awesomeness.)
    Stefan, who has his eye on the throne himself, is tasked with the killing of his former childhood friend—but the worst he can bring himself to do is to put her to sleep with a potion and cut off her wings. It’s to Jolie’s credit that she plays the scene in which she awakes to discover this atrocity naturalistically, with raw screams of rage and disbelief. It’s the fairy equivalent of waking up to find yourself suddenly paraplegic, and the horror Maleficent expresses at the theft of her most used limbs makes her subsequent turn to evil understandable.
    The film’s second half—after Stefan ascends to the throne, fathers the unlucky Aurora, and sees her cursed by Maleficent at her christening—contains a few too many moments we’ve seen in other pop fairy-tale reworkings like Wicked, Brave, and Frozen, which also show archetypal female villains (the witch, the Snow Queen, the controlling mother) as wronged, complicated, and vulnerable women. But just when the movie’s energy begins to flag—the subplot about King Stefan going slowly insane is particularly heavy-going, and way overplayed by Copley—Elle Fanning arrives as the now-teenage Aurora, and the growing connection between this happy, laughing girl and the icily withdrawn Maleficent becomes the focus of the story. I won’t give away how that relationship develops, because its emotional arc was the element of the film that most surprised me. To the extent this is a feminist film—and remember I qualified that term above with “mildly”—it’s one because it recognizes the complexity and the significance of the love between women. If anything, you could complain that it’s the male characters, especially the preening Stefan, who are given short shrift.

  12. 12
    AWHODAT! Says:

    @Passing Through:
    “Brad says he’s “compulsive” and Angie says she likes to be “thorough”. I’ve been saying it for 9+ years – SEX TAPE, PLEASE!”
    Oh i dunno, PT……………..Angie herself has said that she was the type who, when she got an idea to do something she was all gunho and ready to put on her boots and go; while Brad was the one who said, slow down, lets plan this out.
    I think Brad’s “compulsion” tends to the OCD variety……….his furniture-making partner said that as a designer, Brad is a perfectionist and would design and design and redesign a piece until he and only he felt it was good enough.
    But now that i think about it…………youre prolly right: compulsive means wanting to do it whenever you get the urge to do it; while wanting to do it thoroughly means not stopping till youre satisfied.
    So……………….yeah. B&A sex tape please. LOL

  13. 13
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    As in the 1959 Disney Sleeping Beauty, there is a trio of sweet but squabbling good fairies who care for the baby Aurora, here played by digitally shrunk-down versions of Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple. Maleficent disposes of the services of an army of benevolent-but-fierce tree creatures that fall somewhere in between the Ents of The Lord of the Rings and the rock monsters of Noah, as well as a raven-turned-man helper, played by Sam Riley, who’s markedly less grating than your garden-variety sidekick, and whose no-big-deal transformations from bird to man and back again make for a passably nifty special effect.
    Maleficent doesn’t reinvent any wheels when it comes to the fairy-tale genre—but the fairy tale already comes with pretty hardy wheels, and this sweet, child-friendly adaptation creaks along on them quite nicely. The entire time I was watching it, I wished my 8-year-old was by my side, and that doesn’t happen often in this age of bombastic, overlong, mayhem-laden kids’ entertainments. The film was directed by first-timer Robert Stromberg, a production designer who has worked on some of the most bombastic and overlong among them, including Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful. But here he’s served by something those movies didn’t have: a screenplay (by Linda Woolverton, who wrote Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) with some grasp of the archetypal power of the story it’s reworking. Most of all, though, Maleficent has Angelina Jolie, the only actress who could make zooming above the clouds on 5-foot wings seem like something she just casually fits in between serving as a U.N. goodwill ambassador and raising six children with Brad Pitt.

  14. 14
    AWHODAT! Says:

    BTW…….i acknowledged Wonderbust in my post @ #8 because I want to give her credit for the term: fvckwit putz. lol

  15. 15
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    Glad that the stupid pranksters is banned from all HW events.

  16. 16
    heyheyhey Says:

    @passing through

    I wish there were likes on comments so i could like it non stop! lol its so true!

    When i saw them in person my first thought was that they must have a great sex life! hehe imagine to be a fly on the wall?!

  17. 17
    anustin Says:

    @Passing Through:


    Booooooo…….ur stalker tambutt is going to drawn.haha

  18. 18
    Dawne Says:

    Cannot wait to see the BO numbers at the end of the weekend………hey, hags………you’re just as anxious but not for the same reason……………bwwhahahaha

    Haters can never un-ring this bell. So WWZ which Brad carried himself almost 70 ml. opening and Angie carrying this huge movie h e r s e l f beats that…………….ewwwwwwwwwwww, what fading careers………..LMAO

    One thing I’ve noticed in all the articles, interviews and reviews Angie is touted as the:

    1. World’s biggest star
    2. The most beautiful woman in the world
    3. An iconic superwoman
    4. Hollywood Royalty with Brad Pitt

    It is clear these opinions are universal and clearly recognizing Angie’s unique greatness……… article said an Angie comes along once in an era…….or maybe century or something of that ilk…..she is a one of of our times…………and this prompts Huvane to plant ‘articles about a vod movie that flopped at TIFF………Ticky’s high acting standards…………wanting to do her own stunts (sitting in a chair with a bag on her head)………….stalk, baby, stalk…… have one client being destroyed and you are making another of your forty something fading fameho’s look embarrassingly ridiculous………..and if all else fails, pull out the bikini pics………….she doesn’t even have a great body…………..what a joke. And he is being paid to do this…………hilarious.

  19. 19
    Dawne Says:

    that POS Ukrainian idiot wannabe should have been banned from the US not just HW red carpets………..

  20. 20
    Dawne Says:

    We don’t have the Brad thread up but we have Jenna Ushkawitz splitting with her boyfriend………………………WHO THE EFF ARE THEY??????????//



  21. 21
    Farmer LOL Says:

    of hair folicles

  22. 22
    are we picking today ? Says:

    Yes, Brad has dingleberries a’ waitin’

  23. 23
    awesummm Says:

    Steve Ballmer bought a basketball team today and now he’s an NBA power foreward.

  24. 24
    trt Says:

    ok, an acquaintance who wasn’t planning on seeing Maleficent because of an “issue” with Disney management just told me that her daughter and stepdaughter went to see the movie last night. The verdict: it’s a must see film that they were going to see again. They said they even cried at some part and they loved it. It was a beautiful film so this acquaintance of mine had a change of heart and is now interested in seeing this.
    On another note, my son called me this morning. I keep telling him to watch Maleficent and take my granddaughter. So I asked him if he was going to see it this weekend and he said yeah. He asked me if I wanted to go with them….they live in AZ. I thought he was joking. Then he said they were leaving in an hour so they’ll be here in CA. in the afternoon. They plan to spend the weekend with me and take me to SD. We’ll see the movie there!!!
    Geez, I planned on seeing it this Sunday with my niece but no biggie. I’ll see it with my granddaughter tonight or tomorrow and see it with her too as planned.
    A friend wants to see it on Tuesday, so heck! I told her I’d go with her also. 3X. I’ll probably pop my eyes out already but who cares? I want Angie to have a big box office hit!

  25. 25
    CLINIQUA Says:

    OMG!!!!!! I just saw the Vivi scene link…she is ADORBS….I loved the way she looked at her Mama, um, I mean Maleficent, lolol…she had so much love in her eyes…made me want to weep.
    By the way, I bought some Mirival wine at Whole Foods today….I screamed when I saw it!! LOL I dont even want to drink it…it says Jolie Pitt on the back! Wheeeee! I should have bought two bottles. They need to advertise that it’s the ‘Brangelina’ wine, lmao…and also AWARD winning, like THEM of course. ;)
    Can’t wait to see Maleficent…I may go tonight…or tomorrow…can’t decide, but I know I’m seeing it more then once this weekend.

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