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25 Days / Day 7 / Brad Pitt

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WHAT IS THIS?

Who: Brad Pitt. Need I say more?

Why: Uhhh…he’s Brad Pitt

When: College-Oceans movies. Now it’s about the Brangelina Bunch

Level of Obsession: Brad Pitt hit it big time in the mid-90’s and my friends and I (and my mother!) were not immune to his charms. Or his looks. Or his abs. Or his “slushy S’s” as Sarah calls them. Or the fact that he was Brad freakin’ Pitt

“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): Legends of the Fall. Especially when Susannah goes to comfort him as he cries at Samuel’s grave and he holds his hand up in that “no I’m a wounded animal let me lick my wounds!” way. Absolutely beautiful in A River Runs Through It. Tyler Durden and that body. THUD.

My entire love for Brad Pitt can be summed up in one word: Kalifornia. The so-bad-its-good-then-back-to-bad-then-around-to-good again movie where he plays a hick serial killer. My friends and I formed a cult around this movie. He is hysterical and creepy as Earlye Grayce, murdering people while on a cross-country trip with an oblivious artsy couple and browbeating his dopey girlfriend played by former real life girlfriend Juliette Lewis. He’s also believable: he uglied himself up and was skeevy and gross and awful and he was great! The thing is, there is a little Earlye Grayce in everything Brad Pitt does: any movie he’s in I hear an inflection, or see a squint or expression and I burst out laughing because he’s still in there!

Also he wears the shit out of clothes. He should teach a class.

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on “25 Days / Day 7 / Brad Pitt

  1. I did ,do love him in Legends of the Fall whew any scene,he was amazing in Fight Club,and yes he always has a bit of madman to him.

  2. *meh* the bloom is off the rose for me on this one. of course I will always love him, but the younger, scruffier, not-handled-by-angelina version of him. Louis the vampire, and helloooooooo Fight Club! good viewing times

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