Frankly, I'm surprised at the kind of career he has had. The stuff of dreams for mainstream actors and actresses.
But how? He looks great, but he's not a world class talent. He's not boring, but not super charismatic either. And he's not a bonafide box office draw.
He must have the greatest agent in the history of Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||June 23, 2022 12:58 AM
If you have the right look and can act relatively well, you will have a long career. If you're smart and have good taste, you will have a fantatic career.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||June 9, 2022 3:13 PM
He was in the right holes at the right time.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||June 9, 2022 3:15 PM
He's nice and easy to work with. If he was a diva, he'd be over decades ago. Keanu Reeves isn't a big draw all the time either but he's sweet and kind to his castmates and crew. So never desperate for work either. Divas with limited talent get thrown away as they age unless they are like J. Lo who is idolized by basic fraus.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||June 9, 2022 3:19 PM
I think he cares a lot about art even if he isn’t a great actor. And I think he works hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||June 9, 2022 3:50 PM
I think he's actually a pretty bad actor, but he certainly had the looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||June 9, 2022 3:55 PM
He has "IT" and you can't have a career like that without it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||June 9, 2022 4:00 PM
I don't think he has "it." He's famous more for being relatable and hot. He actually doesn't stand out to me much. He's very attractive but has zero charisma or glow. I think his "aww shucks!" homeboy demeanor combined with All-American white boy looks did wonders to make him marketable. He's nonthreatening and adorable. Plus he's pretty kind and not conceited. It factor usually indicates this otherworldly vibe that makes you both admired but feared and despised. It's the opposite of approachable.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise have "it." Because as unlikable as they are, you can't stop watching them on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||June 9, 2022 4:06 PM
When I watched Fight Club, River Runs Through It and Legends of the Fall. I was interested in every other character except Brad's. He's just an ideal of a perfect male in that he's pretty but approachable and friendly. He's not interesting in a way you'd actually want to know what makes him tic. He's not repulsive or intellectual or deep. He's just charming and simple. He's someone you lust over or want to be best friends with. The All-American good ol boy with a piece of wheat grain hanging out his mouth. He's marketable to sell things.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||June 9, 2022 4:14 PM
He definitely has the IT factor. Leo is a good actor but is not a hot looking guy . Cruise is too weird to be that likeable anymore plus he is very short….Brad has aged very well and always seems to be a cool guy and is very well liked in HOLLYWEIRD . He is easy to work with and that goes a long way for casts and crews….
|by Anonymous||reply 9||June 9, 2022 4:16 PM
Years ago I was hanging out outside the multiplex and this kid (teenager) comes up to me and says, What are you here to see? And he tells me he's here to see Seven Years In Tibet. And I kind of frowned and said "Brad Pitt..." And he says, "Brad Pitt is a good actor, man," and he reels off a list of his movies. "He's always good." That changed the way I looked at Brad Pitt forever, for some reason. That a teen boy defended him. I realized pretty-boy Brad would appeal across a wide spectrum. Not just to girls and women. Stars like that always make it big.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||June 9, 2022 4:17 PM
He's accumulated a $300 million net worth for his efforts. I think he's done very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||June 9, 2022 4:20 PM
R9 Leo and Tom do have it factor. It's not about being attractive. Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Ed Norton and Robert Downey Jr do as well. It's about charisma and intrigue. They are interesting on screen. Tom Cruise being short didn't prevent him from being a sex symbol in the 80s and he was likable when young and hid his crazy side. Brad is very bland and soap opera pretty. Brad isn't intriguing or interesting in any way. His popularity is relatability and good ol American boyish charm. He sells because he's not complicated and is pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||June 9, 2022 4:23 PM
Although no Brando, he seems like more than a decent actor to me. He can do both comedy and drama which is difficult for many talented actors. He (or his people) have also done a great job in selecting his roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||June 9, 2022 4:25 PM
As someone else noted on another thread, he's one of the few true movie stars. All his personal messiness should've sunk him, but instead he's more beloved than ever. As he's gotten older, he seems to have a sense of humor about himself, unlike DeCaprio or Cruise.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||June 9, 2022 4:28 PM
I don't know anyone who goes to see a movie just for Brad Pitt. He's not Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington or even Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Mark Wahlberg.
I do commend him for choosing roles that genuinely interest him and not just popcorn blockbusters or Oscar bait.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||June 9, 2022 4:33 PM
He was very good-looking when he was young and moderately talented. I am surprised he's lasted this long. Nothing against him, he seems like a nice guy.
He does a cameo in the absolutely awful Sandra Bullock film rip-off of Romancing the Stone. She asks him why he's so handsome. "My father was a weatherman."
|by Anonymous||reply 17||June 9, 2022 4:45 PM
He can't act. And he doesn't have much charisma.
He has tried very hard a few times, though. That I will give him.
Leo does not have "it" but he is a good actor, even in dreck. That is why people watch him.
Tom Cruise does have "it" and is a middling actor.
Henry Cavill has "it" definitely, and needs to work on the acting thing. He needs to bank money but start switching to something serious that will stretch him, or end up as so much beefcake.
I do not take box office as a sign of anything except marketing. People will consume garbage if it's sold well. That's the key to most bullshit consumption constantly going on in this country.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||June 9, 2022 4:48 PM
Gawd, Leo was ugly as shit in that Meteor is gonna kill us movie on Netlfix. How the mighty have fallen into disrepair.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||June 9, 2022 4:51 PM
Denzel had "it" and could act. He is most blessed. Also does work that shows off his range even if that means stay out of bullshit superhero films.
Depp had it and tried to act but did too stylized of stuff (too much Button and Disney stuff) and is now stuck on schtick.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||June 9, 2022 4:53 PM
People think Leonardo Dicaprio is a good actor? I guess hype will take you very far in Hollywood. Maybe he was good when he was young, but that was a long time ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||June 9, 2022 4:57 PM
Leo was impeccable in The Revenant.
The focus of the entire film and mostly not talking.
Did a lot better than Redford in Jeremiah Johnson, which was the one film he didn't rely almost totally on his looks and charm in.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||June 9, 2022 5:08 PM
He wasn't a very good actor at the beginning of his career. Not the worst, but pretty wooden. He's improved a lot over the years. He'll never be one of the greats, but he does have charisma and a certain likability that the best movie stars must have.
A lot of men just as handsome if not moreso haven't had all the chances he's had. I think he sticks around because people do like him. He must be easy to work with and professional and never settled into just being a himbo like many others did. He keeps trying to get better and take more interesting roles and films. That shows guts.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||June 9, 2022 5:15 PM
R21 I agree. Leo is phoning it in in every role he's played since Marvin's Room.
The actually talented Gen X American actors would be Ed Norton, Ethan Hawke, the late River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman (truly the greatest actor of his generation, and the last actor I saw a movie for just because he was in it), Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, ...mostly character actors.
Adam Sandler is a consistently great dramatic actor but for easy money reasons has churned out shitty comedy after shitty comedy and ruined everyone's perception of his talent. Ditto Jim Carrey - he's a far better serious actor than comedian. Nicolas Cage used to be good to excellent in most of his roles until the 21st century.
Very, very few men and women since the New Hollywood era are both talented and A++ List stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||June 9, 2022 5:17 PM
If you’re stunningly good looking and can act well enough, you’re golden.
I love him in Seven
|by Anonymous||reply 25||June 9, 2022 5:18 PM
Brad has aged well?... Have you seen him in photos and video upclose lately... looks barely better than a well kept cleaned up a bit homeless person...He looks older than his age actually...
Personally, I NEVER EVER thought he was all that looks wise... COUNTLESS men all over southern california (besides everywhere else) that are way way more handsome and who don't have pocked marked faces) and way better built.
PITT IS LITERALLY the modern day embodiment of press agentry and hype over the top so..
|by Anonymous||reply 26||June 9, 2022 5:22 PM
[quote]Henry Cavill has "it" definitely, and needs to work on the acting thing.
If Henry Cavill had "it," he'd be a much bigger star. He's had every opportunity.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||June 9, 2022 5:27 PM
Cavill would not be getting all of those chances if he didn't have "it".
Bad actor who beards and cant pretend attraction to females onscreen aside, the camera loves him.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||June 9, 2022 5:32 PM
The camera may love him, but audiences don't.
I think you and I have different definitions of "it."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||June 9, 2022 5:33 PM
They don't because he can't act and chooses dumb stuff.
The weird "nerd dating imaginary girlfriend" shit doesn't really fly and does him no help.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||June 9, 2022 5:35 PM
I've posted this before, but I went to a screening of OUATIH and the scene where Brad jumps up on the roof and takes off his shirt- people gasped. This was a lot of industry people too, not a regular audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||June 9, 2022 5:45 PM
Henry Cavill has been getting so many chances because liberal Hollywood has become rather charitable toward Brits/Europeans in the past 15 or so years all the while ignoring homegrown talent.
Had Cavill been older and started pre-2000, when Hollywood used to give American actors first dibs on roles, he would not have had much of a career.
That said, he needs to think ahead. The way things are going, the country will become very conservative and nationalistic by decade's end. Thus, American actors will have main priority once again.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||June 9, 2022 5:45 PM
Heh, people forget that Brad Pitt's early film career was as a character actor. Stoner, madman, redneck killer, etc. Geena and Ridley made him a movie star.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||June 9, 2022 5:52 PM
He looked sensational when he was 20 something. When you are easy to work with and look like him, you’ll have a good career.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||June 9, 2022 5:58 PM
R33 he has TRIED to be a character actor.
Lacking character, that's a tough row to hoe.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||June 9, 2022 6:01 PM
Some people think he works better as an edgy character actor than leading man.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||June 9, 2022 6:25 PM
No r35 he actually WAS a character actor. A supporting actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||June 9, 2022 6:28 PM
He’s blonde attractive he’s not untalented and he has a name that sticks. Perfect for Hollywood
|by Anonymous||reply 38||June 9, 2022 6:29 PM
I think of him as the male Michelle Pfeiffer. Good bone structure, low maintenance ( no drama queen theatrics) and a decent amount of talent. That's why he ( and Pfeiffer) have lasted so long.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||June 9, 2022 6:31 PM
[quote]Some people think he works better as an edgy character actor than leading man.
I think his best performances were in Kalifornia and Twelve Monkeys.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||June 9, 2022 6:32 PM
Pfeiffer tries acting and succeeds, Brad tries and mostly fails.
Being in character actor roles doesn't mean he made any of them land very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||June 9, 2022 6:36 PM
Cavill is the British Brad Pitt. Stunningly good-looking, but has zero star presence and very little acting chops.
I still can't believe Pitt won an Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pacino or Pesci should've won that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||June 9, 2022 6:44 PM
[quote]I still can't believe Pitt won an Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pacino or Pesci should've won that year.
Pitt stole every frame he was in. Pacino and Pesci's CGI make-up was too distracting to be taken seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||June 9, 2022 6:53 PM
R44, agree. I couldn't take my eyes off him. Leo was excellent too.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||June 9, 2022 6:55 PM
That movie was overblown tripe.
People lap up anything with certain names attached.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||June 9, 2022 6:58 PM
Maybe because I felt Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a bloated, self-indulgent mess as to why I didn't think too much about his performance. In fact, no one came away from that film with a memorable performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||June 9, 2022 7:02 PM
You are definitely in the minority on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||June 9, 2022 7:06 PM
[quote]Maybe because I felt Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a bloated, self-indulgent mess
That's Cannes Film Festival honoree, 10-time Oscar nominee, 12-time Critic's Choice nominee, $375 million-grossing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||June 9, 2022 7:07 PM
People on here are such fascists. Can't we have differing opinions? Tarantino was and is polarizing and a self-indulgent fetishist. Critics are out of touch with most people. And Brad is just serviceable as an actor. If he was ugly, nobody would be defending his non-presence and lack of nuance as an actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||June 9, 2022 7:09 PM
Is someone keeping you from expressing your opinion, R50? I fully support your right to be wrong as often and loudly as you like.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||June 9, 2022 7:11 PM
Brad Pitt IS Floyd.
Best role he's ever played.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||June 9, 2022 7:12 PM
Tammy Cruise has had a much steadier career than Pitt. And as noted above, Pitt looks at least 10 years older than his age, despite this headline.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||June 9, 2022 7:12 PM
R51 Okay thank you for the uninspired response. Brad ain't gonna fuck you.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||June 9, 2022 7:12 PM
No worries, R51, Brad ain't my type.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||June 9, 2022 7:13 PM
Sorry, that was directed at R54. I don't need to remind myself I don't find Brad attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||June 9, 2022 7:14 PM
[quote] That's Cannes Film Festival honoree, 10-time Oscar nominee, 12-time Critic's Choice nominee, $375 million-grossing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to you.
You really think you did something with this reply. Nothing worse than sounding like a Tarantino PR shill defending this turd of a movie.
Ten years from now, no one will be talking about this film or Brad's forgettable performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||June 9, 2022 7:17 PM
Pitt doesn't look 68 years old, r53. He looks 58. He has an appropriately weathered face, with a surprisingly good body and too much hair to be natural. The overall effect is that he looks like a well-preserved 58.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||June 9, 2022 7:22 PM
Pitt is an OK actor. Tom Cruise is better as an actor. He should return to more dramatic roles. He was great in Rain Man, Born on the 4th of July, Jerry McGuire etc.
That once upon a time in Hollywood movie was utterly underwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||June 9, 2022 7:28 PM
R59 = 20 years old.
Well preserved? He's been laid out in the sun and left to dry like a smoked California raisin.
Get the dye out of his hair and he'd look like Jeff Bridges.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||June 9, 2022 7:39 PM
Cruise is a horrible actor. He's a miserable closet case that got lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||June 9, 2022 7:41 PM
Someone who's 20 would think Pitt looked like a 75-year-old grandpa on his Sad Last Days, r61.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||June 9, 2022 7:43 PM
[quote]Tammy Cruise has had a much steadier career than Pitt.
Cruise is nothing but an action star now. They showed him the money and he ran with it. Next up "Mission Impossible 27".
|by Anonymous||reply 64||June 9, 2022 9:39 PM
Tom Cruise acted circles around Pitt in Interview with the Vampire. He's every bit the star that Pitt spent his entire career trying to be but failed.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||June 9, 2022 10:23 PM
Brad is a middling dramatic actor; his looks carried him in movies like IwtV, Meet Joe Black, and The River Runs Through It. Where he has always shined were roles that required comedic timing or at least some hamming it up to work: Snatch, Fight Club, Twelve Monkeys, Kalifornia, Burn After Reading, the Ocean's movies, his two Quentin Tarantino movies (even though I personally think OUATIH was a shit movie). He's actually a damn good character actor in a hot leading man's body. As he ages into a leather handbag, I can't see his career slowing down though he will be in more supporting roles than ever. He also seem chill as a collaborator on set; people like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||June 9, 2022 11:12 PM
R59.... while i'm not handsome, I AM 58 years old like PItt, and I look way younger than him without all the money and advantages that PItt has...
I seriously have no forehead lines, and certainly no bags and wrinkles under the eyes that PItt has in the photo posted above and he's not even smiling I might add....
I've never smoked, drank, laid out in the sun, and have great genetics I guess and yes, I still have all my hair too..
|by Anonymous||reply 67||June 9, 2022 11:30 PM
R66 He's better as a deuteragonist or sidekick yes. He's complimentary and comedic and goofy fits him better. He is not a leading man because nobody goes to see a movie for Brad Pitt. Tom and Leo can carry a movie by themselves. And to be honest, I feel his personal life which was tabloid fodder kept his name up for two decades. The Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie nonsense served to keep him in the public eye in between movies. Jen was in America's #1 sitcom and Jolie was a rising star and hot sex symbol. That kept him known between Fight Club to Troy and Mr and Mrs Smith.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||June 9, 2022 11:34 PM
R69.. exactly... Pitt is the byproduct of a HUGE over the top build up, press agentry, publicity and so on... He was NEVER the best looking, best built "sex symbol" in the world as the media constantly try to tell us... Gosh knows there are countless men just in hollywood never mind the rest of california and elsewhere who are far far handsomer, sexier, better bodies, than pitt.. and that includes those are who actors or trying to be....
|by Anonymous||reply 70||June 9, 2022 11:41 PM
Brad has had a lot of flops.
He treats everyone nice so nobody speaks ill of him in public. But we all know he's a drunk ass at the very least.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||June 9, 2022 11:44 PM
Guys, guys, guys...listen, chicks dig him....literally GENERATIONS of women find him the most attractive. He crosses color barriers and such. He could slay women in their 20's to women in their 60's....NOW! I don't know if Paul Newman or Robert Redford could do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||June 9, 2022 11:51 PM
I don't think Paul Newman had interest in slaying women. He could get dick for the 60 years of his adult life though.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||June 9, 2022 11:53 PM
Paul Newman was a great actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||June 9, 2022 11:54 PM
He is pretty kind of attractive, not a rugged or brooding type. Approachable, sweet and unthreatening. And that's the kind of personality that's swallowed in wholesale by the fraus and the teen girls. He's not a sex magnet at all. A fantasy boyfriend/husband at best. The thing about him that surprised me the most though is his age. When I first watched Troy, I thought he was in his late 20's like a 28 years old something only later to find out that he was already 40 by then.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||June 9, 2022 11:56 PM
R72... women are so easily brainwashed by the media on whose hot, what's not, whose "in" and so on... SO SO many never realize that their male co-worker, the guy at the gym, and males elsewhere are truly technically better looking than PItt, some might have a better body than Pitt, but because they lead average lives, work at normal jobs, women can't see it... BEING A ACTOR and famous is a huge brainwashing powerful tool...
Working years ago as a "lowly" production assistant/gopher I remember going to various production companies, talent agencies and so on dropping off and/or picking up materials, seeing men in a room for audition and seeing SO MANY literally breathtakingly beautiful gorgeous men, that would make brad pitt look like average joe working at a used record store!....
|by Anonymous||reply 76||June 9, 2022 11:59 PM
The camera loves him and he oozes sex appeal and charisma. I saw “Thelma and Louise” in a movie theater. When he first appeared on that movie screen, my eyes popped from my head. He was breathtaking, and so HOT. I knew he’d be a box office superstar.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||June 10, 2022 12:02 AM
[quote]And he's not a bonafide box office draw.
I don't even know where to start with this.
Just because you don't have a Top Gun, Titanic, etc, doesn't mean you can't be a bonafide box-office draw.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||June 10, 2022 12:03 AM
He isn't ugly. He's decent as an actor. picked good projects. I wonder what he will starr in next, now that he's an old man.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||June 10, 2022 12:03 AM
It isn't just about who is the most attractive, best body, face etc. People either buy what you are selling or they don't. People are buying Brad- for years now. There are plenty of threads on DL alone - What Ever Happened To?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||June 10, 2022 12:04 AM
I have never thought he was that good-looking. He has small/squinty close-set eyes, pig nose, acne scars, jaw too wide, too skinny, too blond, etc...
Rob Lowe is much better-looking. I have never understood why Brad became a bigger star than him...anyone know?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||June 10, 2022 12:47 AM
In the 90s when I lived in Japan, he was HUGE there. "Buraa-Pii" is his nickname. The only other American as big as him was Mariah Carey.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||June 10, 2022 12:51 AM
R82 Ewwww Mariah Carey? It's on the same level as David Hasselhoff in Germany and Jerry Lewis in France.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||June 10, 2022 12:59 AM
R82, Madonna was the biggest in Japan
|by Anonymous||reply 84||June 10, 2022 12:59 AM
No Madonna wasn't the biggest. I base "biggest" on who was in the most commercials, advertisements, and whose releases got the most press on tv. I speak Japanese and by far it was Brad Pitt and Mariah Carey. A little bit later, it was Kiefer Sutherland and a little bit earlier it was Tom Cruise.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||June 10, 2022 1:02 AM
R84 I thought it was Cheap Trick? Really....they were HUGE in Japan.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||June 10, 2022 1:02 AM
[quote] "Buraa-Pii" is his nickname.
[quote] Please. Please. Check out my ass. Very nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||June 10, 2022 1:39 AM
Why the fuck would Madonna be huge in Japan? She's the complete opposite of the Japanese ideal: she's domineering, slutty, not beautiful, lacks modesty and can't sing well. Asians like beauty, humility and talent. Mariah has (well had) talent, she and Whitney had a big influence on East Asian pop ballads. Both were good-looking women too. Brad was the beauty part. River Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio were also beloved in Japan. Japan loves androgynous beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||June 10, 2022 1:42 AM
Exactly, R88. East Asians love karaoke, so they adore great singers with those ballads and dance tunes. Mariah has always been huge in East Asia, especially in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan:
[quote] Mariah Carey's three "Tokyo Dome" shows in 1996 became the fastest sellouts in the stadium's history when all 150,000 tickets sold out in less than 3 hours.
And I remember those Japanese commercials with Brad Pitt from the 90s, particularly around the time of Meet Joe Black. He was huge over there. I don't know if he still is, but East Asians are loyal to the stars they love, so he probably is.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||June 10, 2022 1:51 AM
Cruise is an actor/producer and Pitt is an Academy Award winning actor and an Academy Award winning producer. He wins. NEXT!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||June 10, 2022 2:30 AM
I had a class with Brad Pitt when we were attending Mizzou. I remembered his name because he walked into the classroom every day and it was like the lights turned on. Charisma with a capital C. He had the spinster teacher wrapped around his little finger, making jokes, smiling big, always leaning forward. He was very smart, too.
He also danced naked (with a pillow case on his head) at sorority birthday parties. One of his fraternity brothers told me this a couple of years ago. I would have rented him out for my own personal pleasure if I had known.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||June 10, 2022 2:50 AM
R91, I know someone who went to Mizzou with him as well, and she told me that people, both women and men, were just in awe of him them. He radiated charisma and was magnetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||June 10, 2022 2:56 AM
R88, Mariah Carey looks like a monkey
|by Anonymous||reply 93||June 10, 2022 3:12 AM
[quote] Mariah Carey looks like a monkey
Man + Woman + Monkey = Brad Pitt
|by Anonymous||reply 94||June 10, 2022 3:16 AM
R81, your point? Cameron Diaz looked like the Joker, had cystic acne and was a huge star.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||June 10, 2022 5:33 AM
r87 Brad Pitt's ass in jeans? Do you like?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||June 10, 2022 6:20 AM
Do you like my ass? It is nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||June 10, 2022 6:21 AM
[quote] So you were rubbing baby shampoo all over Brad Pitt’s nearly naked body? Devine: Yes, but he was wearing a unitard. I applied the plaster bandage on the front and back of his body, which is the same kind you use when you’re getting a cast. We had a stand so he could hold his arms out to help support himself. When we did the front, he did his, uh, personal area, and [my colleagues] were laughing, because I had to do the backside. Brad turned around and said, “Nice ass, eh?” and I said, “Thanks a lot.” All my lady friends since then have said, “Oh, we could have helped you.”
He really knows what a great ass he has.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||June 10, 2022 6:27 AM
He and Leo were interviewed on Marc Maron’s show while promoting OUATIH. He’s always just been there for me as a celebrity and actor, but he came across really, really well on that podcast. About as genuine and truly nice as you could expect someone like him to be.
Also his producing track record with Plan B is pretty phenomenal, so he’s got that to his credit as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||June 10, 2022 12:02 PM
You guys love praising this drunk abusive asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||June 10, 2022 12:22 PM
R90... cruise has been a bigger superstar longer than pitt, his box office is way more worldwide, he's made more than twice as much money as pitt, and for years now Japan has a "tom cruise day".... cruise wins....
EVEN PITT HIMSELF years ago on Entertainment Tonight at some party, stated that "cruise as the king"....And while I personally boycott cruise because of scientology, these are the truths...
I rest my case...
|by Anonymous||reply 101||June 10, 2022 12:27 PM
[quote] EVEN PITT HIMSELF years ago on Entertainment Tonight at some party, stated that "cruise as the king"....And while I personally boycott cruise because of scientology, these are the truths... I rest my case...
Uh huh, provide a link before you rest, Counselor.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||June 10, 2022 1:45 PM
I think he has decent range. Look at Burn After Reading, OUATIH, and Benjamin Button, just as an example.
He also became pop culture code for "hot guy" at some point in the late 90s and that never really went away and cement his A List status. Iconic movies like Seven and Fight Club around the same time also helped, as did his part in the Jen-Brad-Angelina triangle.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||June 10, 2022 1:58 PM
The Paul Newman comparison is laughable. Newman was a Broadway/theatre actor before making it big, and yes a GREAT actor who never really got his due as a top level talent. I don’t the comparative lack of praise was because of his looks, as Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift were highly praised during their times (just before Newman came onto the scene) and they were both gorgeous men. Maybe overrated James Dean took up all the praise for his and Newman’s age group?
Robert Redford is a much more apt comparison for Brad Pitt. Never a great actor, but considered to be attractive and in a lot of watchable movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||June 10, 2022 2:18 PM
**I don’t think, damn iPhones!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||June 10, 2022 2:19 PM
Thanks to this thread, I’ve learned a new word:
|by Anonymous||reply 106||June 10, 2022 2:20 PM
[quote]The Paul Newman comparison is laughable. Newman was a Broadway theatre actor before making it big, and yes a GREAT actor who never really got his due as a top level talent.
10 Academy Award nominations, with one win and two honorary. 14 Golden Globe nominations and 6 wins, 4 Emmy nominations with a win, 5 Bafta nominations and a win, Cannes Film Festival win and Tony nomination among many more. Too bad he never got his due.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||June 10, 2022 7:14 PM
R104 Dean was a gifted young actor with a lot of potential. He wasn’t overrated at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||June 10, 2022 7:50 PM
R12, the actors you mentioned are all character actors…not leading men. Brad is a leading man due to his looks which the others sorely lack. He has also turned out to be a good actor. the gays may not love him but the straight world does…deal with it
|by Anonymous||reply 109||June 10, 2022 7:53 PM
R91 I heard a woman who also attended Mizzou back when he was there. She said her friends all knew who he was, but they thought he was "kinda dorky."
|by Anonymous||reply 111||June 10, 2022 10:14 PM
OP, have you ever seen a photo of Brad Pitt?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||June 10, 2022 10:19 PM
Paul Newman was and remains viewed more as a movie star rather than a serious actor like early Marlon Brando, IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||June 10, 2022 10:29 PM
[quote]unless they are like J. Lo who is idolized by basic fraus.
JLo is also idolized by millions of Latinos, so as long as her surgeries keep her looking good, she'll be around.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||June 11, 2022 2:29 AM
[quote]Paul Newman was and remains viewed more as a movie star rather than a serious actor like early Marlon Brando, IMO.
Duly noted. The Academy has been informed of your opinion and all nominations have been rescinded and a team from Hollywood were dispensed to Connecticut and are wresting his Oscars out of the Widow Newman's hands as you read this.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||June 11, 2022 9:26 AM
R102... I don't have a link to post.. I just remember watching a Entertainment Tonight show and at some industry party for tom cruise (when he was still with nicole kidman and you can see photos of the 3 together at this party honoring cruise online) that Pitt said to the interviewer when asked why he was there, pitt responded "because He (meaning cruise) is the King"....
|by Anonymous||reply 117||June 11, 2022 1:33 PM
I already wrote one positive thing on here (about talking to the teen Pitt fan) but here's another. I took my mom to see Oceans 11 because she asked me to. For the most part, she didn't know anyone in it very well except Clooney, Roberts, and Elliott Gould. She was around 73 or 74. My mom had never seen Brad and he was the one she kept talking about afterwards - along with Gould - as the one whose acting she liked the most.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||June 11, 2022 4:00 PM
Yup, he scores well with the over 70 crowd!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||June 11, 2022 4:11 PM
R119 Oh, that's right, older people are useless and their opinions are worthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||June 11, 2022 4:17 PM
Most charismatic actors are ugly and short in real life. Harrison Ford and Brad are dull but good looking. I guess someone good looking tall smart can do better than acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||June 11, 2022 4:51 PM
He's hung like a gnat.
He's now old and wrinkled.
OP should be drooling over much younger men.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||June 11, 2022 7:02 PM
There’s been a lot of renewed debate of Brad Pitt vs. Tom Cruise. I love Brad, but it isn’t even a contest in my mind, Tom Cruise wins it hands down professionally. Only thing Tom doesn’t have is an Oscar. I have never found Brad or Leonardo DiCaprio to be great actors. Tom isn’t the be all, end all, but his career accomplishments as a whole are unrivaled. Brad’s more relatable though and gorgeous. He hit at the right time.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||June 11, 2022 7:58 PM
I met him working in retail in Los Angeles. He was dating Jen at the time.
Raspy voice. Pockmarked face. Big ears (that were probably pinned back later)
It IS all smoke and mirrors.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||June 11, 2022 8:16 PM
I don't understand the need to vehemently defend theee celebrities and constantly reply to detractors like some fraus on here do. They get so triggered easily and that's why they get trolled.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||June 11, 2022 8:21 PM
I think brad was desperate to succeed and slept around to get parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||June 11, 2022 9:12 PM
I think Brad Pitt is a very good actor when well cast.
It's not like he's Cary Grant and not sure I'd put him in a comedy, but I was very impressed with his work in OUATIH.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||June 11, 2022 9:37 PM
Loved Brad Pitt in THELMA AND LOUISE, OUATIH, BURN AFTER READING and that Guy Ritchie movie where he purposefully mumbles all the time. He was also very good in 12 MONKEYS.
He was laughably bad in 12 YEARS A SLAVE.
Put him in the right part, he's golden. In the wrong part, ruh roh. But that's true for most actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||June 11, 2022 10:32 PM
Brad was smart to go into production as well, he can work forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||June 11, 2022 10:39 PM
He's got something. I know he can be wooden as an actor and is generically goodlooking, but he's got something. It might be the proportions of his body - long torso, he looks great in jeans or low slung pants. He's got his cocky smile. I don't know. I remember giving my college roommate neverending shit about the Brad Pitt posters above his bed, but now all these years later, I must admit he's got that indefinable IT.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||June 11, 2022 11:00 PM
I use to think he was a sexy guy, but lately, he reminds me of Johnny Depp. Nothing is more of a turn-off than a litigious little egomaniac going after a woman who had the nerve to not do what he wants. It's a bitch move. He's a bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||June 11, 2022 11:12 PM
The cunt did what she agreed not to- which is why he's suing her scrawny ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||June 11, 2022 11:21 PM
Oh please, R131. As if Jolie is some innocent, shrinking violet. She’s a viper and unfortunately for Brad, this is his comeuppance.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||June 11, 2022 11:23 PM
Sometimes someones "image" or "aura" as well as their personal life in Hollywood gives them some kind of allure. His name now evokes "star"...
And love it or leave it, he had a down to earth upbringing and has a strong family bond/unit.
I think its a combination of 5-6 things- looks, talent, allure, Angelina, Jen, solid family, pot, he produces, and luck.
He has a good momentum and made good choices- generally.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||June 11, 2022 11:25 PM
I think most sane people in the business agree luck is #1. There's this one jazz club I like Vibrato in LA. Here are dozens of people with unbelievable skills and voices making virtually nothing, and a no talent gets a $60 million a year for a Vegas residency.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||June 12, 2022 12:44 AM
Brad Pitt, Cheryl Crow, Russ Mitchell, Elizabeth Vargas, Jann Carl and Jon Sundvold all attended Mizzou in the same time period. I wonder if any of them knew each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||June 12, 2022 2:12 AM
I don't think I would have kicked him out of bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||June 12, 2022 5:58 PM
I agree that OUATIH is bloated. Macho bullshit. A bastardization of history. And creepy foot fetish shots. The critics were not completely over the moon for it either. I'm glad "Parasite" stole its thunder at Cannes and the Oscars.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||June 12, 2022 11:37 PM
Tom Cruise is an idiot. He actually hung out of a real flying plane and no one cared. It didn't add anything to the movie. It could have been done in a studio and looked the same but he seems to think he needs to prove something. He hasn't had a real acting job in ages...oh yeah, "Rock Of Ages" where he sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||June 12, 2022 11:47 PM
Margot Robbie reminds me of a female Millennial Brad Pitt (but more private - even though she lives in LA and loves the industry).
|by Anonymous||reply 140||June 12, 2022 11:49 PM
R138, sad you are so invested in movies you had nothing to do with.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||June 12, 2022 11:50 PM
Some people say he's one of the rare male actors who adopts the personality of the female he's dating.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||June 12, 2022 11:52 PM
R139.. and that is a example of cruise's idiocy and insanity...
Yeah, on one hand he is DEDICATED to his movies, but risking your life? for what?.... He loves to go on and on and on about how he wants to give the audience the best time, the best enjoyment, how he wants to make it all "real" and not CGI and so on...
NEWSFLASH to tom cruise: the audience DOESN"T CARE or surely doesn't care that much if it's real or not! Seriously, it's a MOVIE! nothing more!..You would think he is getting paid millions more if he does his own stunts, but he's not..
SO what is the true reason for him risking his life? scientology, since he's already lived many lifetimes and will do so again and again, so this particular life isn't that important? trying to prove his manhood and take that monumental chip off his shoulder HE STILL has since childhood? Or what?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||June 13, 2022 12:03 AM
Brad is a Good Ole Boy. He has confidence, charm, humor, and looks = Star Power.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||June 13, 2022 1:08 AM
A good ole boy who liokes to wear dresses in photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||June 13, 2022 4:43 PM
r143 that's one reason I love Keanu. He doesn't pretend that he does all those stunts. He praises his stuntmen. Tom Cruise the definition of "fragile masculinity".
|by Anonymous||reply 147||June 13, 2022 10:41 PM
Pitt even looks good in a dress.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||June 13, 2022 11:47 PM
Matt McConnaughy is our generation's Newman. Although sadly not aging as well.
Pitt is Redford.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||June 14, 2022 12:16 AM
And Sean Penn is our Brando, minus becoming horribly obese.
Tom Cruise is an interesting case in that he didn't follow the footsteps of any actor that came before him. He made his own blueprint. There isn't a star from the Golden Age of Hollywood that remind you of Cruise. He's a true original in that regard. Leo modeled himself early on after James Dean, but nowadays, he follows the footsteps of DeNiro.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||June 14, 2022 1:33 AM
I notice the blue checks on twitter have finally turned against him because of the lawsuit and the success of the angie paid bots that smear him with accusations all day on twitter has spread to these journalists.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||June 16, 2022 1:00 PM
Did DiCaprio really "model himself" on James Dean or he just reminded you of James Dean? He never reminded me of James Dean at all. Young Pitt, on the other hand, looked like Dean.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||June 16, 2022 2:31 PM
r151 Come on, you can dislike Jolie and also call out that bullshit puff piece that Pitt did with Paltrow. That was completely full of shit and calculated.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||June 16, 2022 5:01 PM
Speaking of that R151, that was totally odd and random. Didn’t know they even still spoke and the I loves yous were very 😳
|by Anonymous||reply 154||June 16, 2022 5:04 PM
You are blind if you think Pitt is anything like James Dean.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||June 16, 2022 5:24 PM
Gorgeous face but he really small ears
|by Anonymous||reply 156||June 16, 2022 5:49 PM
r154 He's never wanted anything to do with Paltrow after their break up. He didn't even want her name uttered in his prescence. Now they're suddenly friends? Right.
He's basically saying "Look! I'm now friends with all my exes except that bitch Angie!". It's not even subtle.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||June 16, 2022 6:53 PM
r158 I don't care. My point is that they're both manipulative douches.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||June 17, 2022 2:39 PM
I never realized how bad his acting is until I saw him in Fury.
But he is beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||June 17, 2022 3:53 PM
R138 the recreation of glamorous 60s Hollywood was gorgeous. But I disliked the ending. Too cruel and ugly. I thought it would have better honored the victims to have a strange coincidence or twist of fate prevent the tragic events. Like a butterfly effect sort of scenario. Rather than just more psychopathy and violence. Of course the director was Tarantino so I know people would argue I should have expected the ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||June 17, 2022 4:46 PM
I thought the ending was so over the top with that girl screaming forever, it was almost cartoon like. The audience was laughing when I saw it.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||June 17, 2022 4:52 PM
R151 I'm neutral on Jolie vs Pitt. They're both beautiful bona fide old school stars, I will give them both that. Like the types we saw in the 50s/ 60s/70s. But yeah the blue checks will take whatever side they are told to like cultists. Right now the current meme is believe all women ( well not really, only the photogenic ones). So they are repeating that. If tomorrow the prevailing sentiment became Angie is wickedness incarnate we would see that repeated ad infinitum on Twitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||June 17, 2022 4:53 PM
It was "Thelma and Louise," he leapt off the screen, everybody loved him and that was that.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||June 17, 2022 4:54 PM
R162 yeah there were a few chuckles in the screening I saw as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||June 17, 2022 4:54 PM
R160 I didn't think he was terrible in Fury but I did think the film itself was slightly overrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||June 17, 2022 4:55 PM
I think we were supposed to laugh, enjoy it.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||June 17, 2022 4:56 PM
[quote]It was "Thelma and Louise," he leapt off the screen
Only in some cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||June 17, 2022 5:55 PM
I actually got sick watching that endless, violent gore at the end of Once Upon A Time. Just because Tarantino is crazy I don't see why I should have to share in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||June 17, 2022 6:23 PM
Then don't go to his movies. How stupid are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||June 17, 2022 6:27 PM
I kind of laughed in an "oh my GOD!!!" way.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||June 17, 2022 6:31 PM
[quote]I actually got sick watching that endless, violent gore at the end of Once Upon A Time. Just because Tarantino is crazy I don't see why I should have to share in it.
Tarantino has been this way for years. At this point, you go into his films knowing there is going to be "endless, violent gore," R169.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||June 17, 2022 6:33 PM
I wanted to wak out of that stupid movie when "STEVE MCQUEEN" "MICHELLE PHILLIPS" and "JAY SEBRING" came on the screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||June 17, 2022 6:55 PM
R173 I liked that. I’m still bothered though by how “Steve McQueen” said “the UK” when people didn’t really use that so widely back then. They would’ve said England.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||June 17, 2022 7:05 PM
[quote]Tom isn’t the be all, end all, but his career accomplishments as a whole are unrivaled.
Tom Cruise has been creepy for decades and his movies are meant for complete morons. There's no comparison between him and Brad Pitt.
Is ANYONE actually attracted to Tom Cruise these days? He looks like an angry midget with a plastic surgery addiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||June 17, 2022 7:08 PM
[quote]Tarantino has been this way for years. At this point, you go into his films knowing there is going to be "endless, violent gore," [R169].
Well then of course I will never comment on it ever again. I also won't comment on school shootings ever again because we all know there are a lot of them and they exist and that's just how it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||June 18, 2022 5:43 PM
r15 I can't speak for today but when Oceans 12 came out I remember being in a packed thearer on opening weekend. These two women behind me gasped in delight when the movie opened with sexy Brad Pitt. Yes, the Oceans movies had tons of stars so it's next to impossible to say those women or anyone went for him alone, but he certainly added the sexinest factor in a movie full of attractive actors. I will never forget how wet Brad made those two women behind me. No one else in that movie did it for folks like Brad.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||June 18, 2022 6:07 PM
I find Ethan Hawke to be way to inconsistent. Sometimes he seems downright lost and not in a good way. I like him, but don't think he's really advanced beyond what tricks he learned as a child actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||June 18, 2022 6:09 PM
R176, you can't do much about school shootings, but you can certainly not pay $15 for a director whose work you obviously don't like.
One problem solved.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||June 18, 2022 6:12 PM
Pitt never interested me as an actor, personality or sex symbol. He wasn't memorable in most of the films I saw him in like Seven or Interview with the Vampire. Anybody could have done those roles. He didn't make any role his really though I liked him in Fight Club and Once Upon a Time . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 180||June 18, 2022 7:08 PM
I don't work in Hollywood, maybe someone who did or does can verify this. But since OUATIH was one of those Hollywood movies about movies, I assumed Brad played a somewhat recognizable type. Ex stuntman, once-uopn-a-time stud, now a personal assitant and paid "friend" who is in a symbiotic relationship with a star. I thought Hollywood rewarded him for playing this characteer with emotional truth and accuracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||June 19, 2022 2:56 AM
I agree with OP. Pitt is the luckiest man alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||June 19, 2022 4:54 AM
Ethan Hawke is a really intelligent, introspective, sensitive guy--too much so for Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||June 19, 2022 4:13 PM
[quote]Adam Sandler is a consistently great dramatic actor
|by Anonymous||reply 184||June 19, 2022 5:32 PM
[quote] He looks great, but he's not a world class talent.
Right, because Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, etc. are all world class talents
|by Anonymous||reply 185||June 19, 2022 6:06 PM
They're all (or were) movie stars, just like Brad
|by Anonymous||reply 187||June 19, 2022 10:28 PM
Brangelina worked the press 24/7. It was a big part of his appeal. Call the paps, assemble the kids, pose for the cameras. It's the same PR shtick the Kartrashians use.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||June 19, 2022 11:13 PM
You want to talk about truly gorgeous handsome great body blonde/dark brown hunks around Pitt's age and time frame of a career that in my personal opinion makes pitt look very average? I've got 2 words: Shawn Christian...i'd take prime christian over prime pitt anyday and twice on Sundays...
former chippendale from the 1980's also around the age of brad pitt, Charles Wahlheim also was way handsomer, prettier, taller than pitt could ever hope to be....
now i'm NOT comparing their acting abilities to pitt, just saying these are just 2 in hollywood land that beat pitt out in terms of looks and body...
|by Anonymous||reply 191||June 20, 2022 1:04 AM
[quote]I had a class with Brad Pitt when we were attending Mizzou. I remembered his name because he walked into the classroom every day and it was like the lights turned on.
r91 is lying because “Brad” is William Bradley Pitt’s middle name. He didn’t start using it until he got to Hollywood and some agent got rid of his first name and went with the catchier, all-American-sounding “Brad Pitt”.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||June 20, 2022 7:43 AM
As an actor, he’s vacillated between middling to sometimes outright bad or just plain wooden, but never offensive. Every single project he’s done, he’s been surrounded by superior actors who’ve helped gloss over his relative lack of acting talent. Seven is a great example where he was out-acted at every turn by the three principals, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow, all providing masterclasses in either subtlety or intensity. On the other hand, Pitt was embarrassingly awful with his big scene “ what’s in the booooox” still making us cringe decades later.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||June 20, 2022 7:46 AM
He was chosen by the Illuminati.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||June 20, 2022 8:30 AM
He's not hated by straight bros the way pretty-boy teen-idol type actors sometimes are.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||June 20, 2022 8:58 AM
r137 Is there anything more 90's than this photo?
|by Anonymous||reply 196||June 20, 2022 9:07 AM
R193 Gwyneth delivered a masterclass?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||June 20, 2022 9:32 AM
He’s handsome, likeable, and means well.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||June 20, 2022 9:33 AM
Well, R191, if it's 2022, I'd take Pitt over those two.
[quote]way handsomer, prettier, taller than pitt could ever hope to be....
Google says Pitt is 1.8m. It says Christian is 1.82m. As someone who is 1.83m, I don't think there is a substantial difference between the two in height. We're talking less than an inch.
[quote]beat pitt out in terms of looks and body...
Well, along with charisma and acting ability, there were two reasons Thelma & Louise set him on the course for stardom. Ask the millions of women and gay men who saw it. He was also part of the metrosexualisation of the straight male populace, where movies were an influence on the male aesthetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||June 20, 2022 9:35 AM
[quote]Gwyneth delivered a masterclass?
Yes, she did. Seven, Emma, Sliding Doors, A Perfect Murder, Shakespeare in Love, The Talented Mr Ripley, Bounce, The Royal Tennenbaums, Possession, Sylvia, Proof, Two Lovers, Country Strong ... Gwyneth Paltrow is a fantastic actress with an impressive filmography, r197. Try not to let your personal dislike of the person cloud your judgement. She has never given an embarrassing performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||June 20, 2022 11:57 AM
Brad Pitt's Google height is exaggerated, r199. Internet sleuths have determined he's between 5'7" (170 cm) and 5'9" (175 cm). These Hollywood actors pretend to be taller than they are. Don't trust PR-provided stats.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||June 20, 2022 12:00 PM
[quote]an impressive filmography
[quote]Seven, Shakespeare in Love, The Talented Mr Ripley, Royal Tennenbaums, Two Lovers
[quote]Emma, Sliding Doors, Possession, Sylvia, Proof
No, not impressive, but, yes, decent.
[quote]A Perfect Murder, Bounce, Country Strong
|by Anonymous||reply 202||June 20, 2022 12:04 PM
R199... R191 here. i guess will have to agree to disagree, whether 2022 or 2002 or 1992, in my mind, shawn christian and charles wahlheim were BEAUTIFUL and with better bodies than pitt... Pitt I don't think was ever beautiful with his pock marked face, slightly snout nose, he photographed well but that's it....
I meant to say that only wahlheim is quite a difference taller than bitt, not christian..
in closing, in regards to you picking pitt over these two now in 2022? Have you seen pitt lately? He is NOT aging well at all and actually looks OLDER than his age..
|by Anonymous||reply 203||June 20, 2022 12:09 PM
Never been a big fan but he was very good in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which of course was Oscar winning. Great chemistry with Leo, who showed how good he is at comedy (there were very funny parts in the drama).
|by Anonymous||reply 204||June 20, 2022 12:33 PM
From the recent photos I've seen, I would argue Wahlheim isn't aging well at all as he leaned too hard into the plastic surgeries, R203.
I think Brad Pitt looks about his age, if not younger. He also has a great mane for his age. I tried to find recent photos of him without a mask or sunnies, but the best I could do was the April 2021 Oscar ceremony (you might be able to find something more recent) when he would have been 57. He's had some botox in the forehead, but not excessive. He looks like he has a spray tan as well if you notice his skin by his hairline is lighter. He's colouring his grey on top, but it's really well done and blends nicely with his moustache. He may have even coloured his goatee as well (if that's possible) to look a little less grey and slightly golden. He's got the baggy eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes that are the big giveaways of him looking mid-to-late 50s. I mean, I think he looks like a fiftysomething man, and pretty great considering he had substance abuse issues. If I can look like that when I'm his age, I'll be doing extremely well.
He got some of the pockmarks (which never bothered me) ironed out a few years ago.
But, at least you and I don't have to fight over men. I get Brad, and you get two men! :P
|by Anonymous||reply 205||June 20, 2022 12:36 PM
His role in Thelma and Louise made him a star. His acting in Kalifornia showed his acting ability.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||June 20, 2022 12:50 PM
r200 You could've at least mentioned Hard Eight and Flesh and Bone, probably her 2 least Gwyneth-esque performances, instead of Possession and Bounce if you wanted people to take your post seriously.
r204 I don't think Pitt and DiCaprio's chemistry was anything special which is another reason why that film was underwhelming. It felt like because they're both big stars that we were forced to think that but they weren't a particularly interesting pairing, which is perhaps why they spend most of the film apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||June 20, 2022 2:48 PM
I've often found him bland, but he was super charismatic in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".
|by Anonymous||reply 208||June 20, 2022 2:57 PM
I really liked him in Once Upon a Time… as well and was glad he got an Oscar for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||June 20, 2022 3:03 PM
Was Sharon Tate as much of a vapid bimbo as she's portrayed to be in OUATIH?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||June 20, 2022 3:14 PM
R205.. i guess as I stated we'll have to agree to disagree.. i think pitt looks like a cleaned up homeless person, but that' s just me...
i'm actually the same age as Pitt and I (if I do say so myself) look years younger than PItt.. I don't have any of those bags or under eye wrinkles, no forehead lines or neck sagging and i've had NO plastic surgery either! then again, unlike Pitt, I have never smoked, drank, laid out in the sun for years on end and so on.. just saying....
|by Anonymous||reply 211||June 20, 2022 7:34 PM
But is your body as good?
|by Anonymous||reply 212||June 20, 2022 7:54 PM
I have never understood why Brad didn't become a star earlier.
Rob Lowe first became a star in his teens.
Not putting Brad down, I just never understood why he didn't become famous earlier and why it took so long.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||June 20, 2022 8:29 PM
I’d take Pitt over Lowe any day.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||June 21, 2022 12:06 AM
Who is Pitt fucking now? Has he been celibate all this time?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||June 21, 2022 12:16 AM
R213 because he has no connections in Hollywood, it took him about 8 yrs as an extra till he got his big break in Thelma and Louise. In order to survive he become a houseboy to a gay soap writer and dated nepo babies.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||June 21, 2022 12:21 AM
What does DL make of Brad's 58-year-old ass?
|by Anonymous||reply 218||June 21, 2022 12:37 AM
R212.. well i'm bigger and more muscular, but not as ripped in regards to comparison of my body to pitt
R216... good explanation, then again tom cruise (who i hate now because of scientology but truth is truth in what I am typing as follows) went from 1980 high school graduate with no connections, no acting schools to 1983 star of breakout hit "risky business" and then only 3 years later, biggest star in hollywood with top gun... 6 years from nobody to biggest star is something I don't know has ever happened at least not in recent hollywood history of the past I don't know 20, 30, 40 years?....
|by Anonymous||reply 220||June 21, 2022 1:22 AM
R221... julia roberts is a good analogy, however, she 1) had her brother Eric who was a oscar nominated actor as a "connection" 2) their mother ran a acting school and 3) it took her 9 film/tv credits before "pretty woman" made her the biggest female star in the world, so I think Cruise still beats her in this discussion
|by Anonymous||reply 222||June 21, 2022 1:37 AM
She opened a movie to $175M based MOSTLY on her performance within three years of starting out. She also got nominated for her (second) Oscar for said movie.
But, we can agree to disagree.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||June 21, 2022 1:41 AM
He's easy to take. He's not annoying so he's not polarizing. When he's on screen you can kind of chill.
My mom barely knows one movie star from another and after she saw Moneyball at her retirement community she told me, "I actually liked your friend." "Your friend." is any celebrity as she knows I follow them and she never does (though Brad Pitt is not one I follow). Didn't he have a comb over in Moneyball and wear khakis? Still, it was easy for her to buy into him and that helped the movie.
I think people underestimate how much movie stars freaking ANNOY a huge segment of people even as they attract another huge segment. I don't think Pitt annoys anyone. Easy on the eyes. Even when he's playing trashed and middle-aged, you can kind of vibe with him. He's never out there begging for the audience to love him or be impressed with his looks or his acting. Again, you can relax.
Comparison: I was very disappointed in Once Upon a Time in America. I gave up pretty quick that it was gonna be a decent movie. When Pitt was on camera I was like - pretending it was a good movie - I trusted him. When DeCaprio was on screen (and I haven't seen him since Titanic) I was like - what a scam his career is. He's overacting awfulness. He just didn't have the ease Pitt had. I thought he was TERRIBLE. It took "Don't Look Up" (and at that, the second half) for me to be - ok, he's got something.
Don't underestimate how much not annoying people counts.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||June 21, 2022 1:42 AM
R192, If you look into the Springfield Kickapoo High School yearbook of 1982 (senior pictures), and the University of Missouri Savitar yearbook of 1983 (the Sigma Chi group shot), you'll see the pictures of him where he is identified as "Brad Pitt". That's the name he used before he moved to Hollywood.
I wish I could download these pictures to prove it to you, but Datalounge will not let me post them to this page. You can get a subscription to a "yearbooks" site. I have "e-yearbook.com", you'll see Brad did use "Brad" to identify himself in those years.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||June 21, 2022 1:54 AM
R224, He used to not annoy anyone until Angelina. He has some rabid haters these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||June 21, 2022 2:12 AM
Maybe rabid, but it's a small group and certainly doesn't include those in Hollywood that make deals happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||June 21, 2022 2:34 AM
instead of paying too much attention to his credits, look at the list of directors he chose to work with from 1995 on.
DiCaprio is known to say that he's not some cinematic genius, he just only works with the A++ list of directors.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||June 21, 2022 2:38 AM
R226, twitter don’t like him that much. I’m not sure if its the same bots as Johnnys but they have some type of agenda with accusations and smear campaign that seems to go on 24/7..
|by Anonymous||reply 229||June 21, 2022 2:43 AM
Madonna had the quickest rise to success. It happened the fastest for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||June 21, 2022 2:45 AM
On which planet, R231? Each of her first three albums were bigger than the next. She reached her peak with Vogue, eight years after her first hit. She remained relevant for the next 16 years. Her descent has been slow and painful ever since. "Quick" is not the word I would use for her fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||June 21, 2022 4:08 AM
How cute, another Madonna stan. I'm talking about how quick she is ruining her legacy. A couple years, versus decades on top? She is an embarrassment.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||June 21, 2022 4:48 AM
Oh. From her bad plastic surgery starting in the early 2010s that went beyond basic maintenance to her botched Madame X tour to her random and weird social media pandemic posts to her IG filters to her even worse recent plastic surgery, I would argue her fall has been a gradual descent into madness.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||June 21, 2022 5:09 AM
This is not a Madonna thread. Let's return to our regularly-scheduled programming - Brad Pitt.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||June 21, 2022 5:12 AM
Thanks. No one cares about Madonna. Sadly, Madonna herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||June 21, 2022 5:18 AM
Anyone know what Brad Pitt's views on homosexuality are?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||June 21, 2022 9:08 AM
I believe Brad fancies himself an ally. He has spoke out in support of gay marriage many times and years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||June 21, 2022 10:38 AM
Let's not let Madonna hijack another thread
|by Anonymous||reply 239||June 21, 2022 3:33 PM
R237 he's gay and only dated lesbians. His kids are all gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||June 22, 2022 5:46 AM
60 year olds start to lose their looks, or just lose their looks. I don't get why people expect stars not to age. Is it because you always see younger photos/film of them? Or because in your minds they're always young?
|by Anonymous||reply 242||June 22, 2022 2:59 PM
That is one hideous picture, r241. He really should stop dieting.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||June 22, 2022 3:19 PM
R241, it’s a reference to Hamlet- Ophelia painting
|by Anonymous||reply 244||June 22, 2022 3:23 PM
R242, it’s because in motion and even in recent pictures he’s still looked good. These are hopefully just really unflattering snaps.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||June 22, 2022 4:32 PM
Many people look horrible by 35 especially women.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||June 22, 2022 8:23 PM
R218 Pitt should have played Howard Hughes, he looks like Hughes, there - way more than Leonardo.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||June 22, 2022 11:01 PM
People think celebrities look awful when they have plastic surgery, then they say celebrity look awful because they age. Which way do they want it?
|by Anonymous||reply 248||June 23, 2022 12:21 AM
How come the blue check marks on twitter have recently remind their followers of his abuse allegations when they haven’t in 2019 during OUATIH era?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||June 23, 2022 12:56 AM
r250 I think that interview Jolie gave for the Guardian was the first time that stuff gained real traction on social media and that was when the blue check marks started chiming in.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||June 23, 2022 12:58 AM