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Brad Pitt tapped as the new face of Chanel No. 5

May 09, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • Brad Pitt is the new international face of fragrance Chanel No. 5.
Brad Pitt is the new international face of fragrance Chanel No. 5. (Lee Jin-man / Associated…)

Brad Pitt is going to have new swag to bring home to fiancee Angelina Jolie: He's been named the new face of Chanel No. 5.

The company behind the iconic fragrance, famous since Marilyn Monroe suggested it was all she wore to bed, has tapped the leading man to be the face of its new international campaign.

Pitt, the first male tapped to head Chanel No. 5 print and commercial advertisements, follows previous spokesfolks including Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Lauren Hutton.

He's doing it for a paycheck estimated to be in the seven figures, E! News reports; the first ad will be shot in London sometime next week.

Pitt's endorsement history is pretty lean, existing mostly in foreign markets for entities including SoftBank. Partner Jolie has had more experience, repping fashion house St. John domestically and, overseas, cosmetics company Shiseido.

Back in the world of his day job, Pitt will release "World War Z" come Christmas and might collaborate on screen with Jolie for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." 


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