September 18, 2013 |
Which is more exciting: Your wedding day or meeting Brad Pitt? One British bride didn't have to make that extremely difficult decision when the future Mr. Angelina Jolie dropped by her nuptials over the weekend. The actor, filming the World War II thriller "Fury" at Pinewood Studios in England, posed for a few snapshots at the wedding of Abi Lingwood, 28, at nearby Stoke Poges, an English village just northwest of London. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times The 49-year-old actor joined the festivities after her husband, Daniel, 41, spotted him at the bar of the Stoke Park Hotel on Friday, according to the Maidenhead-Advertiser.
September 12, 2013 |
Farewell, fringe! Brad Pitt has finally cut off his long hair! The actor was photographed Tuesday rocking a shorter 'do while filming "Fury," a World War II Nazi Germany drama written and directed by David Ayer that costars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal. While neither Pitt's entire mane nor scalp was visible, the buzz-cut sides peeked out from under a white baseball cap he was wearing on set in the British countryside, according to Just Jared. PHOTOS: Scene at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Pitt, 49, had still been rocking the long locks ( and their customary bun and ponytail )
September 9, 2013 |
Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity Fair magazine went on the Pitt attack. Today, his zombie movie is a global hit, having grossed more than $536 million around the world. But Pitt's production of “12 Years a Slave” might end up being even more commendable, as the true account of Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery, has become the runaway critical hit of the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals.
September 6, 2013 |
TELLURIDE, Colo. - Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" - the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners - were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British director didn't fully appreciate how wrenching the shoot was for his actors until he was in the editing room, scrutinizing the footage of a rape scene. Michael Fassbender, playing a particularly despicable slave owner named Edwin Epps, was violating his most prized cotton-picking possession, Patsey, played by newcomer Lupita Nyong'o.
August 12, 2013 |
Brad Pitt's “World War Z” has become the actor's highest-grossing film. The apocalyptic thriller has earned more than $500 million worldwide, Paramount reports, making it Pitt's biggest box office smash, topping his 2004 historical epic “Troy,” which racked up $497.3 million globally. In the film, Pitt stars as a former U.N. worker forced to battle a plague of zombies and trace the origins of the disease wiping out mankind. VIDEO: 'World War Z' trailer With a summer rife with big-budget disasters (“The Lone Ranger,” “R.I.P.D.,” “After Earth,” “Pacific Rim”)
August 1, 2013 |
In case you were unaware, Angelina Jolie is famous. Like, really famous. So in one sense it's perfectly logical that she would top the most recent Forbes list for highest-paid actresses, with earnings of $33 million over the last year, according to a report from the magazine earlier this week. The Guardian broke down that number to include a $10-million contract with Louis Vuitton and a $15-million salary for her upcoming role as the evil stepmother in a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale, “Maleficent,” scheduled for release next year.
June 26, 2013 |
For sheer summer escape, it's hard to beat a good zombie flick. Good, bad, always ugly, the undead are a highly amusing genre as a whole. "Zombieland" from 2009, with Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone riding shotgun and Woody Harrelson wielding one, remains my favorite. "Warm Bodies," a clever hipster twist on the old trope starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer out earlier this year, comes close. But for now, consider indulging in the campy, eco-eccentric fun of Brad Pitt's battle with the undead, their teeth-chattering and bad hygiene giving "World War Z" its bite.
June 25, 2013 |
Russia may say it doesn't know the whereabouts of Edward Snowden, but the country does have a handle on Brad Pitt in the new international trailer for Ridley Scott's “The Counselor," which has been released ... in Russian. Those unfamiliar with the Slavic language won't be able to glean much from the new spot -- which has just been removed from YouTube -- except that it promises beautiful, familiar faces doing exciting, potentially illegal things. And unless you personally know the likes of Scott, Pitt, Michael Fassbender or Cameron Diaz, you'll need a Russian friend to help decipher what it's saying.
June 24, 2013 |
Ryen Perkins-Gangnes has been a modern dancer for the better part of 10 years, jumping and spinning for a small U.K. troupe known as the Gecko Theatre company. It's fair to say that “zombie in a Hollywood blockbuster” wasn't a major career ambition. Yet when the Brad Pitt action epic “World War Z” opened to packed theaters around the world last weekend - the movie took in more than $110 million in its first three days of release - Perkins-Gangnes played a key part. He can be seen, under heavy slatherings of makeup, attacking Brad Pitt's family in an early-film Philadelphia-set disaster sequence that sets the tone for much of what follows.
June 22, 2013 |
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging. Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face, and that his body somehow defies the gravitational pull - but they're not the reason for my fascination. It's the ironic way the zombie thriller - a cleverly high-minded horror hoot - shows how carefully the actor is working his way through the treacherous terrain of the middle-aged movie star.