Reading through the World War Z thread and couldn't believe the number of people who put the guy down.
Do any of you recall that he donated over $100K toward the defeat of Prop 8 in California. He also famously stated that he would not get married until gays and lesbians were also afforded the right to marry.
There are a lot of people out there deserving of a certain amount of disdain, but he certainly is not one of them.
Lay off, why don't you?
You're right OP. If only he wasn't such a fame whore.
He's a dick.
OP--Are sure those posts reflect a lot of people? Many celebrities attract devoted haters who post frequently.
R1, what is a fame whore? A person who will do anything to be famous? He is a major movie star of course and that makes him famous. But I see no proof that he seeks fame for the sake of fame. And is there something wrong with being famous?
He can't act.
There's not much hate for Brad Pitt. But hate for OP, the Hate Troll, is a whole different story.
I submit that he can act as well, if not better, as about 75% (or more) of the so-called "actors" today. Today, all you have to do is be on a reality show or in a singing competition and the next thing you know, you've got a starring role in a movie. Long gone are the days when people actually pursued the craft of acting and strived for even a modicum of perfection.
As for being a "fame whore", he is far less so than most other notable celebrities.
My only problem with Brad is that he chose to hook up with AJ, who most definitely IS a fame whore. He should have stayed with Jennifer, imo.
Well then he is a fame whore by association.
He's an idiotic cunt. Angie is one messed up bitch. Anyone who fucked Billy Bob Thornton must have a few screws lose. Oh and Bard was fucking Gwennie Paltrow. anyone that comes into contact with that loathsome entity must be cluless. She dumped him because he was "stupid." If you ask me Queen Cuntbag did Brad a favor.
I am just pissed that he had a hand in ruining the adaptation of my favorite book.
World War Z, as written, is essentially unfilmable, but yet there it is...
A literate political thriller turned into a dumb action flick. Not the first time, won't be the last.
He's nothing but an asshole that I want to eat out.
His mom is a homophobe.
He and his wife are overrated as hell. I hate him for his publicity alone.
I have AAAAAAAAALWAYS (I dont know how to emphasize this more) thought he was an absolutely overrated shit actor!!! Can't stand his acting.
AAAAAAAAAAND i've never thought he was THAT good looking. Not good looking enough to turn straight guys gay for an evening!!! He looks like a monkey! ( He's not ugly, but come on!)
So, I HATE HIM too! blech!
R9, Brad dumped Namaste Girl when he was informed she cheated on him. Not the other way around. The she started all this trash talk about him which didn't go down well in an industry that quite likes Brad. He never looked back as is probably for me the most enviable quality of straight men - they just move on and forget them bitches.
Yes r7 - Jennifer Aniston who is a retiring flower and doesn't exploit her relationships for career advantage one bit. I couldn't agree more.
He's a cunt but I like how he shut down Matt Lauer here. He must have to deal with a lot of shit daily so he does not suffer fools and comes off snippy.
[quote]His mom is a homophobe.
What's that got to do with him? He can't control how other people act.
R10, I'll wait until I see it before I decide if it "ruined" the book. I really enjoyed the book but I don't think it was some masterpiece of writing - it wasn't. The book also had chapters I found deadly boring.
When I bought the earlier written Zombie Survival Guide I couldn't make it through because it was just too silly and juvenile. As you say the book was pretty useless as a template for a movie but I'll see what elements they've retained and even if they just get the essence of the book (an apocalyptic plague as seen from various parts of the world) I'll probably be happy.
I doubt very many people hate Brad Pitt. But we get our Brad Pitt trolls just like we get our Angelina Jolie trolls. It's just their thing - hardly affects real world views of them.
Paltrow was (or is?) notoriously slutty. I know someone who knew her in her in her teens (high school). She was a tramp. Not surprised she cheated on Pitt.
I hate him because his success is so undeserved - he's a sad excuse for an actor and diminishes every film he appears in. He's also had endless flop films, yet Hollywood continues to believe he has "universal appeal" and gives him all the good roles, while it drops actors with talent after one or two turkeys. Why won't this no-talent go away, and give some real actors a chance to shine?
Oh, and I don't hate him for sleeping his way to the top the way he has, I rather admire him for it. At least he's good at something.
I don't hate him. I don't dislike him either.
I'm very disappointed that he's been given so many exceptional opportunities, and he's always so damn lackluster.
I've come to believe the problem is that while he's really not very bright, he loves to play intelligent guys. It worked much better when he was young and pretty because it was easier to overlook his weaknesses. Now I watch him and mentally make lists of actors who could have played his character better.
Totally agree with R22. He is bad actor and his bland personality can't makeup for his shortcomings as an actor. You have to ask, who exactly did he sleep with to have such longevity in the business considering that he has no on screen presence or off screen presence? There is a clear difference between him and actors like Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio. I never thought Johnny was a great actor but there is something about him that draws your attention. The same with Leo. Pitt is a total empty suit and he was nerver that great looking. So why is this guy still working and gets good roles?
DL`ers don`t know love....
R24, maybe he made a deal with the devil?
I totally disagree R24. I think Brad has more "it factor" than Leo or Depp. He's a mediocre actor, but owns the screen.
What it factor? I think the only reason why Pitt lasted this long is because of the high profile relationships with famous actresses that kept him in the press. If It hadn't been for his relationships with Paltrow ,Aniston and Jolie he would have been forgotten along time ago.Do you really think his acting ability is the reason why hollywood gives him the time or day? Its a total myth created by the media like Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E! and Vanity Fair that he some great leading man.
I quite liked old Chinny here. Why she is an A list movie star is the biggest mystery of all.
He used to fuck JULIETTE LEWIS !!!
That tells me everything I need to know about Brad.
R28, I disagree. I think Pitt is a great movie star and has charisma for days. It's a matter of opinion. No big deal that you don't agree. I don't think Brad is a great actor, so of course I don't think that's why he's still around after all these years. Since when does that matter for matinee idols? No one claims his Daniel Day Lewis. He's like Tammy, Keanu, George, Leo, Johnny. Movie stars. Not thespians.
And I think Paltrow and Aniston benefited from his fame, not the way other around.
In the end, who really cares? If you don't like him don't see his films. Problem solved!
Who hates Brad Pitt? AYFKM?
Once in a while Brad Pitt plays a role that fits his appearance, and his personal energy, and he can be very enjoyable (Fight Club, Jesse James film...). But for every role like that there are ten when he struggles to create a portrait. Most of the roles he plays are simply too big for his talent. For example, I think the role he plays in Moneyball was shrank by his single-minded portrayal. Same goes for his portrayal of the abusive father in The tree of life.
Pitt is always on the surface as an actor. There is no "there there."
He comes across as super dumb in interviews.
No, r31. Leo is the thesp of the bunch, teen idol be damned. He can act circles round movie stars Pitt/Depp/Cruise/Roberts in his sleep.
But as much as I dislike him, you're right. He is a classic charisma movie star.
We don't really have any like him or Depp among the new generation. Reluctant Gosling maybe closest (he's more Depp-esque). And Channing Tatum seems the new Brad on paper, but isn't big on the Hollywood game and more a simple stay at home dad type.
I agree w/R22,24.
[quote]His mom is a homophobe.
And her father a rabid Republican. They are not their parents.
Depp has refused to act in years. He loves to play dress up with his make up and eccentric get ups. He single handily ruined Willy Wonka and Dark Shadows and apparently the upcoming unthrilling "Tonto", errr I mean "The Lone Ranger" and gets single above title billing. Now that's a fame whore.
[quote] I think the only reason why Pitt lasted this long is because of the high profile relationships with famous actresses that kept him in the press. If It hadn't been for his relationships with Paltrow ,Aniston and Jolie he would have been forgotten along time ago
This maybe the most ridiculous theory about Brad I've ever heard.
OP, the problem is not Brad Pitt, the problem is the dregs of gay society this DataLounge drags in. They are lonely, have no friends, want to make friends and influence people desperately, have pretty poor judgement based on their word usage and are otherwise a miserable mess of humanity.
Alot of people on Datalounge simply detest good looking successful people. It reminds them just how barren their own little failed lives are. If you can't lift yourself up, tear down someone who did make a success.
Brad will continue to make films, go about his philanthopic causes, and make a lot of money. His detractors will.....post about that on Datalounge. That's all they have in life. Kinda sad.
Mainly, he gets roles that should go to actors with talent to do them justice.
As for the one hundred thousand gift, or any monetary gift, he can write that off in his income tax. He still travels first class, eats out anytime, has several homes, cars, and money that we can only dream about. So the gifts are also gifts to himself, in that they're career-motivated.
His body double in "Troy" sure did a lot for Pitt.
He's a boring actor
Agree with r40 and the person who said he looks like a monkey. I lol'd at that, yeah he does look SIMIAN!
He's getting old now. But he was beautiful. "Meet Joe Black" was a hymn to his beauty - masculine but fragile and vulnerable.
Sure, he's a more of a star and less of a deeply talented actor. Doesn't bother me. And even if he is a dumbo (not saying he is), at least he TRIES not to be. That counts for something these days.
[quote]Do any of you recall that he donated over $100K toward the defeat of Prop 8 in California. He also famously stated that he would not get married until gays and lesbians were also afforded the right to marry.
And now he's glad-handing in proudly gay-hating Russia to promote his new film.
He got rich by shoving his relationships down peoples throats. He arranges photo ops for his kids for publicity, hardly ever gives an even adequate performance in movies. He looks bloated and puffy and is very dumb - no I don't hate him but I just wish his annoying face and boring personality would disappear!
I don't hate him, I just don't want to ever see him again. He is an intensely uninteresting screen presence to me. He can't act and he's not my type.
Goop cheating on Pitt makes me like her a lot, actually. No woman wants to be with a dumb bag for long. He is also one of the worst actors around. He likes to be with retarded famewhores like Jolie and Anniston.
I'm just tired of hearing about him. I don't find him interesting as an actor and I do think that he's mostly famous for being famous, not for anything he's actually accomplished. For years I kept getting him and Brad Dourif mixed up.
It's because people are racist.
R48's right, whitephobia is a plague on America. When will they set my people free!
I have a dream, R49.
In a way I find him sexier now than in his prime but only when he "cleans up".
I hate Brad so much, he's a repulsive cheating bastard who can't act. He's a fame whore along with his bitch baby mamma Jolie.
I hate blonde actors like Leo Crapio and Brad Shitt
Look, I hate the fact that I'm this prissy, but I might as well own it.
"Hate" is a verb. The noun is "hatred."
If he could act, I would have tolerated him a bit. But he can't.
The queens hate him because he's gorgeous but straight and living with a hot chick. They will NEVER have him. That's ALL....
He's not gorgeous and no girl wants to spend her life with a cheating Midwestern stoner who has poor personal hygiene.
Never liked him, terrible actor, PR whore, not very bright, seems like a douche.
Brad is a great guy and very well liked in the industry.
He is and always will be a good looking guy so just deal with it.
He has mainstream appeal across the board maybe not so much
with the queens on data lounge.
He can be a very good actor when he chooses his roles wisely as
can Cruise and Depp when he stops playing cartoon characters.
Brad is very charitable guy unlike his contemporaries and puts his money where his mouth is unlike DiCaprio, Depp or that Scieno freak Cruise.
He can't act.
Insufferably mumbly voice. No range, whatsoever. Dead eyes. Comes across as constantly stoned. Incapable of playing any type of emotion. He appears disinterested and uninvested on screen.
He was pretty and got lucky. But pretty doesn't last forever. Talent does. He doesn't have any. The Anniston-Jolie nonsense did more for his career than any role he ever played.
It doesn't make him a bad person. But he cannot act.
Talent doesn't necessarily last forever, either, R60. Everything is temporary, including intellect.
I like him and would also like to fuck his brains out
Aniston and Jolie got attention because they were with Brad, not the other
way around. No one cared about Angie when she was with Billy Bob and who even remembers who Jennifer dated before Brad.
Beauty and/or talent does not last forever but a good attitude and charisma still go a long way.
[quote]The queens hate him because he's gorgeous but straight and living with a hot chick.
Where did all the homophobic straight shitheels come from?
I don't think anyone hates Brad Pitt.
He reminds me of James Garner. When he picks a good movie, it's Brad Pitt playing Brad Pitt and it's a fun ride.
When he goes for depth it gets icky.
And, since he hasn't been paired with Mariette Hartley or The Sally Field, I'll cut him some slack.
Living with a hot chick?
WTF, no, he is none of those and Angie is an old withered granny looking woman
R66 sounds ridiculous. Angelina is a perfect looking cyborg, not a withered old granny. Brad Pitt is at least partly straight, and he is conventionally gorgeous with perfectly symmetrical features. I personally think that Angelina is a narcissist to the core and that Brad is a moderately intelligent pretty boy...but to insult either one on the basis of physical appearance sounds envious and insecure.
He's one of the many Hollywood actors I've read about who left college "5 credits short of graduating."
It's never 16 or 32 - always a class and a half.
"It's never 16 or 32 - always a class and a half."
Didn't Matt Damon do the same or similar at Harvard?
He's a no-talent who coasted on his "looks." I, for one, don't find him attractive nor did I ever, even in his youth.
That said, him buying the rights to a book written by a mixed (part black) woman and then casting his skank lover as the lead was highly offensive. She was in blackface for A Mighty Heart. She put bronzer on and a curly-haired wig. I don't care about her philanthropy or the fact that she adopted a black child. There were tons of mixed and competent actresses (Angelina is mediocre at best) who could have portrayed Mariane. The media barely mentioned.
There are few roles of substance at all for women relative to roles for men and for women of color, it's even harder to come by. So, for asshole Pitt to hire his lover to play a mixed woman with obvious black ancestry was despicable. When asked about it, the fact that women of color have difficulty getting good roles, he said this wasn't the movie to deal with it. How convenient armPitt!
The argument that Mariane sanctioned it, sorry but it's irrelevant. armPitt bought the rights, she sold him the rights because she wanted Daniel's story to be heard. That was her priority. I don't know how much it made at the box office, I don't remember it being a hit but it might have made less money with a mixed actress like Thandie Newton. But, it's hardly the point. Should Russell Crowe have played Muhammed Ali because he would make more $$$ at the box office?
As for hate, I dislike him.
He's got very little acting talent. He's had so many bad portrayals that people love to laugh at. Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy LOL, I remember his accent going between british, australian and a few others. Irishman in Devil's Own, even his co-star mocked him and there are many others. Kudos to them for their philanthropy. They don't owe anybody anything as far as charity. But, I believe EVERYONE should be charitable especially the 1%ers. For all their charity, there's excess. No one needs a house worth over $10 000 000, that's 8 figures. No one! How much good could come from that. It was great that he donated 100K to stop Prop8 but it didn't break the bank and was the right thing to do.
But Brad Pitt is a person of color, R70. Doesn't that count for something?
Howard Stern, a tv comedian who puts women on a vibrator until they shoot their juice, is considered an acceptable entertainment figure. But Miley Cirus is considered a slut who is ruining her life?
What the fuck is wrong with this country?
Great points, R70. They are both insufferable twats with middling intellects. 100k to stop Prop 8 is like $10 for him.
I think it's funny when exceptional looking assholes like these two are convinced that their wealth and fame is derived from anything other than their physical attributes. Like Angelina the UN Ambassador....give me a fucking break.
It's like the good looking guy at work whose every word is given more weight simply because people are mesmerized by how pretty he is. And he has been given this elevated treatment for so long that he actually believes in his own "brilliance". To me, that is Brad & Angelina in a nutshell.
And I don't personally find them attractive, either. Both are the products of major plastic surgery. BUT, they fit the conventional mold of what constitutes "beauty" in this culture (although time is running out for both of them, surgical interventions notwithstanding).
You just have to look at his face to see that the guy is bumb as a door nail! Never liked him, He and Angelina are major famewhores, they started the "I am famous because my kids and my relationship with another celeb are a big PR prop" He is also a terrible actor and seems like a douche.
Never hated him, but he sort of amuses me. He's the original Dude from the 'Big Lebowski'.
I see him as this stoner slacker meathead who got famous by accident and who's still totally confused and dumbstruck as to how he got where he is now.
I loved him in Snatch and Fight Club, but I feel he was miscast in most everything else.
I thought WWZ was pretty good. And I'm a fan of the book who wasn't expecting much due to the reviews.
He is dumb as a box of rocks though. He was on Oprah once with the Ocean's guys and tried to say something political. Everyone looked uncomfortable for him.
And he has terrible taste in women. Look at his record:
I played hockey and soccer until my early thirties. My nose was a bit busted and fucked up.
I shopped surgeons and settled on the one who did all the nose work for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I am Italian and was perfectly happy with the nose and everything else that god gave me, but I did not have that nose no more. OK. So I told the surgeon I did not want a perfect nose like Brad Pitts'. He seemed to understand.
When I was in the recovery room, the nurse said the operation went well and that my nose looked just like Brad Pitts. I drifted off.
Well it does look like his so I like him now. He's a babe. Baby has ass with a rump bump golden spot for Italian dick cum deposits.
Brad is not so bright and I am scared of his wife - but I would fuck him dead and let him babysit my boy.
How do you spell cuckold?
Apparently he's a Nick Drake fan, so doesn't that make him somewhat sensitive and intellectual?
The nitwit at R77 sounds like her cocktail of prescription drugs needs to be recalibrated.
TY r79 I was trying to decipher what that idiot said.
All I got out of R79's post is that he is Italian.
I saw him yell and curse at a kid who asked for his autograph. I have hated him ever since.... He also had serious B.O. and looked like he was stoned and hadn't bathed.
Hey kid. R79. I was just sharing my experience man. Some of us are men lost in tangential observation. Good looking and too full of cum with perfected noses.
Some are pointless bitches full of hate - imperceptibly male. Good luck to you.
I am A, you are B, si?
r82 that BO thing follows him, but he does look like he never bathes & both him and morticia look like they stink to high heaven. They mentioned at some awards show how they both stunk of the kid's urine too. On air.
@R1- So what! If people dont like him its their opinion.
If you want to use big words, R83, then find yourself a better thesaurus.
There are pics floating around of the 15 year old girl he dated when he was 25. Isn't this against the law? Sicko
Didn't he also date Christina Applegate when she was only 17 and Juiliette Lewis?
I remember he use to be in a 2 or 3 year love relationship with Simon Cowell's on/off girlfriend Sinnita.
My thesaurus is biggest and the best. What's a thesaurus?
"Everything is temporary, including intellect."
You proclaimed this at r61.
Don't you wish you hadn't made such a nebulous, facile and for you aspirational statement r86 ? Did you ever have it, even for a day? Intellect I mean. Your grammar is a problem, but I am a big dick dumb wop and in no position to correct you. I could beat you to death with my thesaurus if it is what I think it is daddy!
There is no book that can make you smarter though. And those penis enlargements won't work either. I wish you all good things r61, r86, r67, r73, r79.
You sure do have a lot to say about Brad Pitt. Did I mention I have his nose? I paid extra. Are you drunk or just always mean dad? Will you buy me a thesaurus if I can afford the gas?
R88 Cool it, sister, Brad Pitt's nose is actually his worst feature.
It's not just that the media barely mentioned it, R70, it's that many in the media were actively shutting down anyone who DID mention it. Complaints about Jolie in blackface were shot down by film critics who had what seemed like a pre-planned list of talking points to excuse the gaffe. Even Roger Ebert -- who was married to a black woman -- played down the blackface in his review, saying it was just "changing her appearance" on par with making Jolie look pregnant. Yeah, because a fake belly bump is the same thing as blackface.
You'll notice audiences stayed away in droves, though. No matter how much the PR machine went into overdrive on Mighty Heart, the fact is that normal people not interested in sucking up to Hollywood's biggest power couple (at the time) had no interest in a ditzy white fame whore wearing cork and a 'fro wig in hopes of getting another Oscar.
The hight of his hotness was in Spy Games with Robert Redford. I find Pitt a more enjoyable actor than RR, even though Redford is smarter, he always plays the same guy. Loved the movie though and thought it was underrated.
I also like him in more comedic roles. He has good timing.
The most annoying thing about him is how he tries too hard to use ten cent words in interviews. It doesn't work for him.
RE , you're so stupid, that Pitt guy can't act his way out of a paper bag. As for his charity work, it's only for publicity and by the way Cruise and Depp are better than that atheist jerk who's a slave to Whorelina.
I think he can be a good actor in the right role but often he is awful. He's still very sexy though.
Fugly PR whore who can't act.
I just don't get the 'Queen of Hollywood' thing for Angelina Jolie.
How about the queen of Hollywood for Brad?
"I don't think anyone hates Brad Pitt."
Oh, I don't hate him, but his career represents everything that's wrong with the modern American movie industry. He's spent 20 years beating more talented actors out of roles, because he's photogenic and always has a famous girlfriend to keep him in the press. He can't act for shit and diminishes every film he appears in, but keeps making appearances because he's a Master Famewhore, and a model for every media whore who came after him.
Worse, he's in a position to be The Last Movie Star. The American film industry is fading and movie stars are dying out, as it becomes increasingly clear that no actor is a reliable box-office draw in today's world. One after another the big stars are fading away as they pile up flop after flop, and Pitt keeps managing enough hits to stay afloat. And every one of those hit films would have been better, if someone else had played his role.
Nothing against him personally
I always thought it was so strange than the overwhelming majority of A-listers are terrible actors. Clooney, Tom Cruise, Depp, DiCaprio, Affleck, Tatum, Pitt of course, none of them is better than merely mediocre. I guess you can't fool the public for that long. Making all these lame guys Alisters just shows you how terribly unimaginative Hollywood is.
[quote]Brad Pitt is at least partly straight
R67, the word would be bisexual, not 'at least partly straight'-- and bisexuals are in our community, not your straight one. Even closeted bisexuals, though many of us wish they'd come out, already.
Pitt was outed more than a decade ago, definitively and repeatedly, and backup details were given. It's just that the more famous a celebrity gets, the more the facts fade into the background for straight people and the media.
If LGBT people dislike him, it's not because he's straight, that's for goddamn sure. Only straight idiots are buying that lie.
Racism I tells you. That's why.
How was he outed r99?
There are lots of talented actors and yet this asshole gets movie roles just because he's a pretty face (which he's not) who can't act to save his life. Brad Pigg is the definition of a bad actor.
I agree with you, OP. I think he has worked very hard on the acting part of his career and he's improved greatly over time. He must be good to work with because people continue to want to work with him. He turns 50 this year, so to compare him with younger men looking for roles isn't valid.
He completely sucks at acting. He is - or was - only an Alister, because he hooks up with famous girlfriends and markets his private life, and his kids to stay in the news. He and Angelina are the prime example of what is wrong with Hollywood industry!