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I’m a Brad Pitt fan. Have been ever since I saw “Kalifornia”, while not a movie for everyone is my version of a modern classic. Throw in “Twelve Monkeys”, “Fight Club” and stir, and you’ve got an unparalleled cinematic resume.
I even had a brief encounter with Brad. I was on the Fox lot, where he was shooting “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”. I was walking down a long hallway and I saw him coming toward me. I’m not usually starstruck, but there’s something undeniably magical about seeing The Brad in person. So much so that I stopped in my tracks. Literally. Like a huge dork.
But apparently this sort of reaction was nothing new for Brad, who continued walking toward me, completely unfazed. As he passed, he smiled understandingly, looked me straight in the eye, and said “Hey, man. How’s it going?” Not a pivotal moment in history, but it concretized my impression of Brad as the coolest movie star on the planet.
And here it is, three years later, and The Brad just keeps getting cooler. And for much more important reasons. Labeled one of “15 People Who Make America Great” by Newsweek magazine, Pitt has traveled to Africa to raise awareness for the Make Poverty History campaign, he’s filmed PSAs for AIDS-ravaged Kenya and Ethiopia, he’s taken part in telethons for the victims of 9/11 and now he’s turning his generosity toward New Orleans. Via Make It Right: