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Brad Pitt Makes a Surprise Appearance at Sundance!

Brad Pitt Makes a Surprise Appearance at Sundance!

Brad Pitt hits the red carpet with James Franco at the premiere of the movie True Story during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Friday evening (January 23) at the Marc Theatre in Park City, Utah.

The 51-year-old actor is an executive producer on the movie, which stars James as Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under journalist Michael Finkel’s (Jonah Hill) name.

Brad stepped out for the Q&A portion at the premiere alongside James, writer/director Rupert Goold, and producers Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner.

Meanwhile, Brad‘s wife Angelina Jolie was spotted that same day wearing her signature black outfit while catching a flight out of LAX Airport.

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  • yolly

    God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.

  • JPFamily

    Brad looks great, Plan B sure are on a roll!

    Wonder if Angie is heading to Davos or on a UNHCR mission?

    Red carpet footage of Brad at Sundance

    Brad, James and Rupert
    Just chillin with these dudes at SUNDANCE.
    #rupertgoold #bradpitt

  • JPFamily
  • Lily

    Brad has such a beautiful face, but he loves scruffy. He should always work in movies that require him clean shaven.

  • Lily

    Franco looks smitten.

  • Lily

    Do you know Franco’s movie Pinenapple Express was based on Brad ‘s role in True Romance?

  • just saying

    after angelina dumped “the coward Brad”,

    Brad&Plan B future is “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” boxoffice.

  • Passing Through

    So Brad went to Sundance to True Story and Angie allegedly went to Germany, per the ex-cons at x17…

    BTW – James Franco looks like goober next to Brad. Wonder where Jonah Hill was…

  • a fan

    Brad and angie wear a new set of matching rings, how many wedding rings do they have?

  • The ring

    hello loons,I can’t wait to see the new single pitty on the PGA, saint Angie and your children?

  • The ring

    saint angie does not want to see Jen in the SAG and bang to travel

  • just saying

    Angelina is not saint.
    Let’s talk about cake 47% rotten tomato. congratulation.

  • The ring

    brangelina split

  • The ring

    soy la estrella de los loons,esta claro

  • just saying

    did you watch Jen’s cake?

  • The ring

    nooooooooo enjoy brangelina split

  • a fan

    Brad looks so hot, with all the beard, hat and sunglasses, he still looks hotter than James Franco

  • The ring

    jajajajaja hot jajajajjaj

  • The ring

    yes,and the children saint Angie?bad mother

  • a fan

    I thought Brad and James both are 5’11,Brad is taller

  • lucy

    Brad just kills me with that hat, I think he does it on purpose. The pictures of him without the hat shows his gorgeous hair, and I’m sure Brad knows exactly what he’s doing by wearing the hat. It just cracks me up, that he plays with the photographers this way. LOL

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    DeeDee, Dundee, 4 hours ago

    Saw pics elsewhere, in a rare lapse of… whatever, going to say one of her new main security guys is memorably HOT. Gonna make up for shallow lapse with – predict this flight will be seen to have some “humanitarian” photo-op thingy as a dodah. I actually hope to be wrong (and proven just all too cynical)… but Sunday lunchtime (GMT), latest, with something… 3… 2… 1 – bets on!

    gossipgrl, Vancouver, Canada, 2 hours ago

    The same thought crossed my mind…which devastated country will she and her photographers visit now. I think her every move is carefully planned.

  • The ring

    Oh the new ” bodyguard” of saint angie is hot ….


  • Lily

    I remember Brad said before he wear hat so he doesn’t need do his hair. He can just go immediately.

  • just saying

    Brad always wears lifts.
    review brad’s shoes

  • just saying

    please, Lily.
    take your idol “the coward brad” out of angelina &her kids
    forever dumpee Brad is free.

  • Lily

    YesBrad looks taller than Franco, also taller than Edward Norton and Norton is 6′

  • just saying

    are you really a fan of brad?
    everybody knows brad’s lifts.

  • a fan

    Angie does look like on UN mission, what happened in Africa was horrified. Safe trip Angie.

  • neer

    AJBP are wearing different sets of wedding rings each time. That’s what I love about them. They are very unique & mysterious.

    I believe those wedding rings they are wearing have a meaning for each kind of ring.

    I wonder how many wedding rings they have.
    Whatever, as long as they are wearing them on their wedding ring finger.

    I think they have 10 rings worn as wedding rings.
    Since they are on their 10th year as a couple, I presume they gave each other rings every year during their anniversary.

    I don’t know I am just guessing.

  • just saying

    Brad is very popular using his famous girl friend.
    The New York Times JOURNALIST Brooks Barnes have to write
    “scary smart BRAD PITT Carefully Orchestrated Image.” article.
    Happy male Brad Pitt.

  • kris

    off topic james looks great with hair

  • Lily

    Franco is wierd , i really think he is gay.

  • Lily

    I think they give each other of new ring every month.

  • Felinelilly

    Brad “walking sex” Pitt. Gorgeous. The end.

  • Phool

    Brads one sexy mofo at 51, compared to James Franco whose 36 looking ragged, he still gives these guys run for their money .

  • Phool

    Thanks fans for making Angie’s last thread over 4000 comments woo hoo.

  • Phool

    Oh look The DUMB RING is Baaaacccckkkkkk where your daily chant JEN OSCAR 2014 jajajajajajajajajajaj

  • Phool

    Good Morning Ladies

    Especially shout out to all the lovely ladies out there Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee,Bermey girl, noplace, QQQQ25, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, plez, Busted, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, tweet, juju, Neer, Love Conquers All, Umm, Bea, trt, Saffron, LLM, valis202, Gold Dust Woman, Who, briseis, Lucy, Lyric, Rose from Temecula , Ako si Gladys, fyi, ndn, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT!, Felinelilly, juju, Go Figure!, Gold Dust Woman, Sunny, thelookoflove1365, Yolly, Observer2, Anon2, an oldie, well, wfb, and all the lurkers out there I hope you all have a great day, take care God Bless.

  • Phool

    Sundance Film Review: ‘True Story’
    Truth is strange, but hardly any more interesting than fiction in “True Story,” a perplexingly serious new collaboration for James Franco and Jonah Hill. In Franco’s case, this macabre project plays right into the label-defying star’s ongoing exploration of slippery identities (here he plays a sociopath beyond redemption). Even so, one wonders just how eager audiences will be to watch a tony adaptation of ex-New York Times reporter Michael Finkel’s self-serving memoir, a conscience-cleanser written to redeem himself after being tarred and feathered for inventing a composite character in a high-profile cover story.

    Unlike 2004’s respected yet low-earning “Shattered Glass,” this unconventional two-hander is less preoccupied with the undoing of a respected journo than with the odd bond that Finkel (Hill) went on to forge with convicted child killer Christian Longo (an appropriately icy Franco). Nor is the script — a surprisingly non-conceptual treatment, considering how Charlie Kaufman the project could have gone, co-written by David Kajganich and director Rupert Goold — all that concerned with the truthiness factor that permeates every page of Finkel’s original treatment.

    Embracing the dramatic liberties of adaptation, the accessibly structured screenplay constantly bends details for effect while holding true to the psychological core of its source. Eager to clear his name after being dumped by the Gray Lady, Finkel discovers that his identity has been stolen by someone whose notoriety far outstrips his own: a man accused of murdering his wife and kids, who fled the States and adopted the alias of Michael Finkel of the New York Times while on the lam in Mexico. Instead of getting angry at the impersonation, the real Finkel decides to cozy up to this chronic liar, hoping, as he puts it, “Maybe you could tell me what it’s like to be me.”

    So begins one of indie cinema’s more peculiar friendships, complicated by the fact that the two leads are longtime amigos in real life. Given the actors’ shared history, there’s none of that first-time electricity when the two characters meet. If anything, we half expect them to drop the act at any second, break out a bong and revert to their offscreen stoner personalities. But in due course, we come to recognize that Hill and Franco are giving fully earnest, no-nonsense performances, albeit in roles that allow them far less creative latitude than, say, “Moneyball” and “Spring Breakers.”

    In Goold’s hands, the two thesps deliver measured, soul-searching work. Both Finkel and Longo found in one another a much-needed confessor, as well as a potential redeemer. The film leaves out the remark from Longo’s lawyer (who had every reason to fear that his client might let some damning remark slip in his interviews with Finkel) that he permitted the meetings to continue since Longo had no other friends in prison. Such is the fate of an accused child murderer — an undeniably heavy burden for Franco to play, and one can practically sense that darkness gnawing at the typically animated actor’s psyche.

    Hill, on the other hand, comes across as more likable than his real-life counterpart, who was publicly pilloried for fudging the central profile in his expose on allegations of child slavery in the African chocolate trade. Working with “Warrior” d.p. Masanobu Takayanagi, Goold frequently shoots the two characters in closeup, speculating on the delusions masked by Longo’s impenetrable brown eyes, while watching Finkel’s conscience squirm behind Hill’s tortoiseshell frames.

    Editors Christopher Tellefsen and Nicolas de Toth seem equally keen on other subtle bits of body language, weaving in glimpses of fidgeting hands, nervous postures and, most devilishly, a damning wink. Less effective are the clumsy flashbacks to the crimes themselves, arising at illogical moments as painful reminders of the innocent victims’ young age.

    A massively respected British theater director making his bigscreen debut, Goold opts for an iconic, somewhat larger-than-life look for the film, centering the action around such archetypal locations as the writer’s Montana cottage and the prison’s stark white visitation room, then stripping away any peripheral characters or details that might distract. It’s an assured, impressive first effort, given added heft from Marco Beltrami’s near-constant yet non-invasive score — the sort of elegant, slightly melancholy accompaniment most often associated with Carter Burwell, beautifully rendered in pianos and strings.

    If anything, the music invites a depth of introspection upon which the screenplay can’t quite deliver. “True Story” teases us along with promises that Finkel will get to the bottom of Longo’s case. At one point, the earnest reporter is the only one willing to believe that he might be innocent, a possibility borne out by Longo’s intense, tough-to-watch testimony in his own case. But it also reveals the man to be a master manipulator, even going so far as to pry into Finkel’s relationship with his g.f. (Felicity Jones), whose otherwise distracting presence pays off when she finally decides to visit Longo in prison.

    Did that encounter happen? Not exactly, but then, as a movie, “True Story” needn’t worry about passing muster with the New York Times’ fact-checkers. It was a weird little tale to begin with, and over the course of its nearly eight-year development, the filmmakers managed to streamline and embellish the source material until it worked dramatically. Did Longo deserve to have his story told? Finkel thinks so, even if his mostly irritating mea culpa left the issue very much in question. While never as gripping as a good piece of fiction, Goold’s treatment actually manages to improve on the book, even if that meant fabricating a few things along the way.

  • Phool

    Joseph Walter • 22 minutes ago
    Brad Pitt attends the ‘True Story’ premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015 in Park City, Utah.

  • Phool

    jamesfrancotv 6 hours ago

    Just chillin with these dudes at SUNDANCE. #rupertgoold #bradpitt

  • Phool

    Amy Paffrath ‏@amypaffrath 6h6 hours ago
    Gonna find the girl who used her 1 question w @JamesFrancoTV at #Sundance to ask “Why is Brad Pitt here?” & beat her w/ my journalism degree

  • Phool

    Greg Sorvig ‏@gsorvig 8h8 hours ago
    20 feet from stardom: Brad Pitt, James Franco, Dede Gardner at “True Story” world premiere #Sundance @foxsearchlight

    Greg Sorvig ‏@gsorvig 8h8 hours ago
    20 feet from stardom: Brad Pitt, James Franco, Dede Gardner at “True Story” world premiere #Sundance @foxsearchlight

  • Phool

    Saskia ‏@LovingBipasha 2h2 hours ago
    I guess that this is probably @bipsluvurself dream! James Franco and Brad Pitt in the same picture

  • Phool

    Steven Weintraub ‏@colliderfrosty 7h7 hours ago
    Before this was at a party on main street and looked up and ten feet in front of me was Brad Pitt. Did a massive double take.

  • Phool

    MOVIE REVIEW: Jolie’s Unbroken tests the emotions
    Rated: 4 ½ stars out of 5

    IT’S amazing how much a true story can tug at the heart strings Soon enough we remember just how fortunate we are. In the case of Unbroken, perspective was well and truly put in place for me.

    I can’t imagine the feelings of despair and helplessness the thousands of men felt during World War II, particularly those who were captured and sent to prisoner-of-war camps. For the likes of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O’Connell), it was all too real.

    After a near-fatal plane crash in World War II, Louis spent a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen, Phill (Harry Potter’s Domhnall Gleeson) and Fitzgerald (Garrett Hedlund), before being caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner- of-war camp.

    Unbroken is a story of courage, determination and rising against adversity in the most admirable and honourable way.

    Angelina Jolie does extremely well to bring her audience among the gruelling scenes of warfare. The words: “If you can take it, you can make it” are uttered often throughout, giving a sense of hope through the challenges Louis endures.

    Louis’s bravery is both remarkable and admirable and this is despite the depression that sets in with the dark circumstances surrounding him.

    No spoilers will be given away in this review, but the moment of truth that occurs near the end of Unbroken will make your heart swell with pride.

    It’s hard to fault this film for the message it conveys, but perhaps one criticism I could say about this film – and understandably it would have made the film even longer – but I would like to have witnessed a little more of Louis’s beginnings, even as a child.

    The story suggests that if it were not for his older brother Pete (Alex Russell), believing in him and encouraging him to make the track team, he would have spiralled into a life of crime.

    Prior to his Olympic career taking off, Louis was known for stealing and painting milk bottles with white to hide the alcohol he drank.

    Perhaps a deeper look into his rebellious behaviour as a child might have added more colour to the story. But then again I understand the constraints of film as opposed to novels.

    Watch it for the nostalgia of that era, admire it for the courage Louis portrays, see it for the message it sends. Either way, Unbroken is a must-see for all.

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  • Phool

    In the VIP area, you find yourself rubbing shoulders with Derby’s great and the good – wealthy businessmen, former players and the occasional celebrity.

    During the game, it was pointed out to me that in the box next to us was a chap whose star is rapidly in the ascendancy – Derby actor Jack O’Connell.

    I must admit, I’m a bit cynical when it comes to “celebrity” fans.

    I often think that many of them don’t really know what’s going on during the game and they couldn’t give a monkeys about whether the team wins or loses.

    The only reason they are there is because they are a friend of the chairman and they’ve agreed to come along, wear a club scarf and tell the media that they have always been a lifelong fan.

    The bizarre image of Michael Jackson at a Fulham game comes to mind. MJ only went to one game and he got a statue outside Craven Cottage!

    However, Jack O’Connell is different. Alvaston’s finest was a Ram long before he achieved international movie stardom.

    He was about 10 seats along from me and looking across at him during the game, you could see that he was a genuine fan.

    He looked as exasperated as the rest of us as the Rams fell apart in the second half – and he wasn’t afraid to show it.

    It got me thinking about whether Sylvester Stallone gets as worked up when he’s watching Everton, a club which he now professes to be a lifelong fan of.

    Does Tom Hanks kick the cat when Aston Villa, a team he claims to be a fan of for a number of years, come up short?

    Or does Barack Obama, who is said to be a West Ham fan, swear at the telly when Sam Allardyce’s men get a thrashing?

    Personally, whether you like his work or not, I think it’s great that we have someone like Jack as a Rams fan.

    First of all, the Unbroken star is Derby born and bred and was a Derby fan long before he got famous – so no comebacks there.

    Secondly, he actually goes to the matches when his work commitments allow.

    And finally, he appears to be an excellent ambassador for the club. In seemingly every interview he does, he makes it clear to the world’s media where his football allegiances lie.

    It’s the kind of brand advertising money can’t buy and I would think the club are pretty grateful to him for that.

    They may have heard of Manchester United and Chelsea but Jack appears to be out there educating those in Hollywood about the Rams.

    Who knows, maybe my as yet unwritten script for “Steve Bloomer: The Movie” could get off the ground after all.

    And while spreading the Derby County gospel, he also appears to be recruiting some high-profile disciples – most notably Angelina Jolie, the director of Unbroken.

    I’m very much looking forward to seeing her sometime at the iPro with a pie and an Oxo on the go.

    At least she will be able to speak the lingo if she ever comes to Derby.

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  • Tweet Angie

    Cake made 300K on Friday and should do 950 K for the weekend. Someone will have to pay that oscar campaingn LOL