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Old 12-09-2012, 01:34 PM
The Fall of Brad Pitt ?

There was an interesting article about Brad Pitt in the newspaper lately. Sadly , the article was in french and i can't find a link online. So here's my translated recap of that article.

Killing Them Softly bombed in theater , his Channel ad was parodied a thousand time on the net , the Oscar are overlooking him and he seems to miss on all the major roles.

For sure , Killing Them Softly only costed 15M$ but a 7M$ opening weekend box-office is pretty low for a megastar like Brad Pitt ( who is also a producer ). Worst , Cinemascore gave it a rating of E ... only the 8th time since 1978 a movie got such a rating.

The Channel ad was so ridiculed online that Channel redid the ad with less Brad and more mannequins wearing robes. Parody example

Brad Pitt should have won the Oscar in 1996 for 12 Monkeys but he lost to a certain Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspect. Since then , Pitt was nominated 2 more times. In 2009 , for The Case of Benjamin Button , he lost to Sean Penn (Milk). In 2011 , for Moneyballs , he lost to Jean Dujardin (The Artist). With Killing Them Softly , there's more Razzies talk than Oscar talk.

In 2009 , Brad Pitt was happy to get a role in Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. He is even the main draw on the movie poster. Yet , people were mostly talking about Christoph Waltz's performance who did win both at the Oscar and Cannes. Last year , everyone only had eyes for Jessica Chastain who played his wife in Tree of Life. Next year , Brad Pitt appears in 2 big movies ( The Counselor & Twelve Years A Slave ) in which he lost both main role to Michael Fassbender.

At least we got World War Z in theater soon ......


So ? Is Brad Pitt only a commodity to newer & brighter stars now ? I like Brad but that article wasn't all wrong ( the article was longer and more profound , i just wrote from memory with the help of IMDB for fact checking )

What's your thought , schmoes ?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Huh? Brad Pitt's doing just fine.

He didn't win any oscars but Moneyball was a giant hit and it's not like Pitt was panned in KTS or Basterds. KTS didn't make a ton but but there's no Razzie and he's still one of the biggest stars in the world. That's like saying Will Smith's a nobody cause he hasn't won an Oscar and Jersey Girl (which he cameo'd in) bombed
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Haha... no.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Haha... no.
This. With an extra "Ha", perhaps.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:12 PM
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KTS didn't make a ton but but there's no Razzie
that was the article's word , not mine and after further review on the actual Razzies website

The month of November doesn't look very favorable for Razzie prospects. "Wreck-It Ralph", "Flight", "Skyfall", "Silver Linings Playbook", and "Killing Them Softly" are not likely to be contenders.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Scarface98.9 View Post
Huh? Brad Pitt's doing just fine.

He didn't win any oscars but Moneyball was a giant hit and it's not like Pitt was panned in KTS or Basterds. KTS didn't make a ton but but there's no Razzie and he's still one of the biggest stars in the world. That's like saying Will Smith's a nobody cause he hasn't won an Oscar and Jersey Girl (which he cameo'd in) bombed
This. Well said sir. Pitt's not on any sorta decline and doesn't look to be anytime soon.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:48 PM
If I looked like him,
I'd be getting laid alot.
But, since I don't look anything near like him,
here I am,
spending yet another weekend browsing thru a site like this.
With you guys.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:17 PM
I may not have been a fan of Killing Them Softly and I do think Moneyball was overpraised (it was good, but not award worthy) but that said, no way in hell would I call this "the fall of Brad Pitt". That's just ridiculous. Still love the guy!

Besides, I think Pitt is at a point in his career where he can just takes roles that interest him and doesn't need to worry about box office.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:26 PM
IMO Brad Pitt is one of the most consistent actors working today, in terms of film quality and performance.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM
....he gets bad reviews on a movie and it's all over for him?


I'm sure he's sitting around in his villa sitting on a ton of cash, "Moneyball" playing on his big screen TV and thinking:

"Damnit, this fell through. What am I going to do next? Infomercials! Let's see.... Hey there, I'm Brad Pitt. Do you suffer from chronic flatulence and frequent bloating from high acid content meals? Well I've got the solution. Brad's Pits. The pit of the Andalusian Berry has been recently discovered to provide almost instant relief from gas and bloating and I have brought 'em here to the states so everyone can have a great meal without the toots or poots. Brad's Pits. That was great! Hey, Angie! I've got a great idea!"



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Old 12-10-2012, 01:03 PM
Killing Them Softly was awesome. Brad Pitt is awesome.

That is all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:58 PM
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In 2009 , Brad Pitt was happy to get a role in Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. He is even the main draw on the movie poster. Yet , people were mostly talking about Christoph Waltz's performance who did win both at the Oscar and Cannes.
This is a bit harsh. The movie was heavily promoted as an over the top violent war movie starring the basterds, but the final movie was all about Hans Landa and the revenge plot of a jewish girl. Brad Pitt and his merry men of nazikillers were just supporting characters. Not Pitt's fault.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM
I don't think Killing Them Softly was supposed to do huge numbers at the box office anyway. Yes, it didn't make a lot of money - maybe even underperformed - but did anyone expect it to make $100 million?

And not winning an Oscar is not the end of a career? Look at Tom Cruise . . . he's lost a number of times, hasn't been nominated in years, and he's still churning out movies consistently.

And who gives a damn if a commercial has been parodied . . . SNL does it all the time.

I think Brad Pitt is going to be just fine.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:06 PM
Brad Pitt sometimes picks good movies, sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes his movies do very well, sometimes they don't. That's pretty much been his career since the start. I don't see any change.

Outside of movies, I could care less. He certainly seems like the type of person I'd never want to hang out with. His commercial is laughably pretentious. But I don't think anyone truly cares enough about that shit to stop seeing his films. I don't.

I personally won't go see World War Z because I think the movie looks like ass, not because I lost interest in Pitt as an actor.
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