CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997 |
What does Brad Pitt have in common with the Ford Pinto, 32,000 flammable sweaters and cheese? All have been the subject of recalls. A Superior Court judge Thursday ordered the publishers of Playgirl magazine to recall its August issue because it contains nude photographs of Pitt and his former girlfriend, lawyers for both sides said. Although lawyers for Playgirl said the issue has sold out, they immediately appealed the ruling. Judge Robert H.
July 16, 1997 |
For some, Heinrich Harrer's apology simply isn't good enough. The Austrian mountaineer and onetime member of the Nazi Party, who in the '40s tutored the Dalai Lama and chronicled human-rights abuses in Tibet, is the subject of TriStar's October release "Seven Years in Tibet," starring Brad Pitt as Harrer. Because of Pitt's starring role and the growing interest in the Dalai Lama and Tibet around the world, TriStar believed it had a potential hit on its hands.
May 2, 2007 |
Every great western has a duel, and there's a showdown at the center of Brad Pitt's new movie about gunslinger Jesse James. The struggle hinged on the film's tone and length -- at one point its running time was more than three hours -- according to several people close to the production. But running time wasn't the main issue. The thornier challenge was to come up with a cut of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" that satisfied audiences and Warner Bros.
January 3, 1993 |
Early Grayce sports a homemade tattoo on his arm, a crude blue drawing of a heart. But that sentimental gesture has been obliterated by a self-inflicted scar. Adele Corners looks like a girl who would cause trouble on any seedy street, even if her only crime was a fashion infraction. Skinny legs stretch from her high-heel clogs to her hot pants, and a thin tube top covers her chest. She pops her gum with mindless ease.
April 17, 1997 |
Young people (girls especially) get Brad Pitt. He's so cute, so easy to relate to. What many don't get is the historic political conflict that tangles Ireland. Add that "The Devil's Own" is a slow, deliberate thriller, and even the youthful charisma of Pitt can't save this movie for most kids. Teenagers tended to be confused and bored by it. "I know there are groups fighting [in Ireland], but I don't know why," said 15-year-old William Meadows, from Mission Viejo.
January 22, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah - The Sundance Film Festival is rightly famous for launching the careers of eminent filmmakers - directors Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and Bryan Singer, to name just a few, all were discovered here. Yet the festival also can help establish heretofore unknown actors; a lineup of discoveries from past gatherings includes Brad Pitt ("Johnny Suede"), Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Ryan Gosling ("The Believer"). The Times caught up with four of this year's most buzzworthy young stars: Michael B. Jordan, 25; Skylan Brooks, 13; Dane DeHaan, 26; and Kaya Scodelario, 20. Michael B. Jordan Jordan wasn't named after the famous Chicago Bulls basketball player.
September 17, 1995 |
Brad Pitt is apologizing for the mess in his suite as he maneuvers around a canvas duffel bag overflowing with dirty clothes. He steps over two pairs of boots that remain where he kicked them off last night or the night before and pops a Neil Young album into the CD player. As he lights a Camel cigarette, the scene is set, musical score and all. "You are like a hurricane," Young croons in the background. "There's calm in your eye. . . ."
February 9, 1997 |
French director Jean-Jacques Annaud has made his name braving the elements in remote locations to make offbeat films like "Quest for Fire," "The Bear" and "The Lover," but nothing compares to his undertaking here, "Seven Years in Tibet."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2005 |
Brad Pitt is seeking to become the adoptive father of Angelina Jolie's children, the actor's publicist announced Friday. A legal petition seeking to change the names of the children to Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt was filed Friday in Los Angeles, publicist Cindy Guagenti said in a written statement.
April 10, 2013 |
If you ever found yourself thinking that Sonia Braga or Scarlett Johansson had a sexy chin, or were oddly attracted to the mandible of George Clooney or Brad Pitt, you may be a victim of your genes. Or not, as it turns out. Some anthropologists believe sexual selection has driven the evolution of faces toward an ideal set of characteristics -- perfect shape, eyes, chin -- common across many cultures. The face, according to the theory of universal facial attraction, serves as a “reliable signal of mate quality” in our evolutionary drive to replicate our genes in future generations.