Brad Pitt for Esquire Magazine

Posted on May 21, 2013

Brad Pitt “poses” for the winner of the T Lo International Award for Worst Guyditorial EVER.

 

Brad Pitt covers the June/July 2013 issue of Esquire magazine photographed by Max Vadukul.

On not remembering people: “So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them,” he says. “So I swear to God, I took one year where I just said, This year, I’m just going to cop to it and say to people, ‘Okay, where did we meet?’ But it just got worse. People were more offended. Every now and then, someone will give me context, and I’ll say, ‘Thank you for helping me.’ But I piss more people off. You get this thing, like, ‘You’re being egotistical. You’re being conceited.’ But it’s a mystery to me, man. I can’t grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested.”

On changing his life: “I’d get so far and then want to do something else. I mean, I’m two credits short of graduating college. Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper. What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me – the guy who always leaves a little on his plate. For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f–king off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”

On missing his kids when they’re not around: “I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

He’s wearing the same nondescript outfit in every shot, doing pretty much the same boring thing in every shot, until someone seemed to realize at the last minute how dull that was, so they quickly plunked him down on a motorcycle in front of some graffiti.  We’d almost swear this was a parody of the standard guyditorial. We get that not every celebrity photo shoot is necessarily about the clothes, but just from a standard art direction point of view it doesn’t make much sense to us to feature so many pictures that look essentially the same.

Also: Brad, seriously. The Jesus Christ Superstar look has to go.

 

[Photo Credit: Max Vadukul for Esquire Magazine]

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  • Tatiana Luján

    I loved his answers.

  • alyce1213

    He’s become a parody of himself.

  • Moriginal

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s eve? For thou art douchey.

    • maggiemaybe

      You win.

    • ilikemints

      Perfect comment. A+

    • shorty j

      that’s it, everybody go home now, the internet is over. Well-played!

    • carpediva

      They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. PLEASE try to remember that when you start seeing that phrase all over the internets under my user name.

    • Moriginal

      I wish I could take credit for coining the phrase, but it’s been around the Internet a bit.

    • Rand Ortega

      FTW!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Vella/666619877 Matthew Vella

      Hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    He’s becoming that really creepy “artsy” guy who is painfully full of himself to the point where his mere presence induces instant eye rolls.

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      I agree. He and his wife have turned into an artificial couple, IMO. I am befuddled as to why people consider them Hollywood royalty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    I honestly think he’s doing this perfectly. They pay him to stand around awkwardly doing nothing in particular, and he wins! It’s like perfect satire.

  • Blair Sylvester

    He is so happy and yet he looks miserable not buying it

    • Deb_Lynn

      He’s miserable because he cannot remember who all these people are!

      • Blair Sylvester

        Haha. Hope he remembers/recognizes his kids . I could see them getting offended when he doesn’t know who they are

      • mightbewrong

        That must be why he’s carrying the camera around. it all makes sense!

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

          Love the Memento reference. :)

  • MGMcD

    Why do they always fight the hot? A little scruff on a man his age with his overall vibe doesn’t bother me, but the hair is killing me. Jordan Catalano at 50 is just sad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508938326 Lisa McKissack

      Agreed! Cut the damn hair!

    • MilaXX

      and just as angsty. Chile please!

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      I think it probably just gets old. And anyway, he’s still extremely hot and eventually I’m sure he’ll grow out of his Jax from Sons of Anarchy phase, douchey as it is.

      • NoGovernmentName

        But somehow it did not look douchy on Charlie Hunnam. Could be the 20 year age difference.

    • MarTeaNi

      13 year old me would like to tell you to shut up Rayanne, you just don’t GET him. Fortunately I’m looking at his stringy mongrel hair and telling 13 year old me to shut up, we do not live in a grunge world anymore.

      • NoGovernmentName

        Isn’t it weird? During Brad’s Legends of the Fall period, I was totally into guys with long hair and scruff. ‘Twas the 90s. Now, I roll my eyes at men within 10 years of my age with long hair. Get it cut, dude, especially if it’s stringy.

        • MarTeaNi

          I still like long hair on men. It’s just gotta be GOOD hair. Maybe Brad here just needs a good wash and some conditioner, but I think those ratty ends need to be sliced off tout de suite. This man needs a least one Kurt Cobain* length of hair removed.

          1 Kurt Cobain = 4.5 inches.

          • formerlyAnon

            Yup. And men over 45 with good hair are even less numerous than women over 45 with good hair.

          • NoGovernmentName

            You know what it is for me? The really long, pony tail hair is a turn off. I like hair that is about 3″ too long now. More Kurt Cobain than Robert Plant, if you know what I mean. Cf. Charlie Hunnam in the first few seasons of Sons of Anarchy. Brad’s is too long, and clearly not healthy enough to be that length. If he lost like 4″ of it, it would probably look a hell of a lot better.

  • Surely

    Umm. I think he is making a good case for the drug damage.

  • lexilexi

    I don’t mind his hair at all. I think he looks great, and I love his answers.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Yawning prodigiously.

    • l_c_ann

      Yawning prodigiously for a prodigy who yawns excessively.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Dishing out Fabio REALness.
    That said, I do like the answers he gave.

  • StrandedFashionista

    OMG. The cover reminds me of a bad parody of that star-making ‘Rolling Stone’ cover from the beginning of his career.

    • Heather

      The cover reminds ME of Axl Rose.

  • ConnieBV

    It’s true that the editorial is boring as hell, but he seems to be exactly the sort of dude you think he is. I also have an inordinate fondness for his Legends of the Fall hair. I actually think they should have spiced up this shoot with a fur jacket and a bear.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Let’s all take a moment and remember Legends of the Fall Brad. That hat tipping grin still does it for me, after all these years.

      • mshesterp

        I had that poster hanging up in my room for the LONGEST time…my first celebrity crush, really. I’m surprised I’m so neutral about him after all these years.

      • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

        Tristan 4 Life!

      • zenobar

        Louis. Ohhh, my darling Louis.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          “Well I may be an outlaw, darlin’, but you’re the one stealing my heart.” – J.D (Thelma & Louise)

          Where many a man loving person, said “who is that?”

          • zenobar

            Whoooooooo, child!

          • Sara L.

            No, it was “WHO is THAT??”

          • jetpackdino

            I remember that moment, I was 21. No idea who he was, just knew he had the powah. One of the many reasons Thelma & Louise is one of my favorite movies.

      • RebeccaKW

        Lordy, that was on the other day. Man, I love Aidan Quinn, but that hat tipping…good gravy.

  • mrspotts66

    he looks like a dirtball.
    he seems like SUCH a nice guy, but for pete’s sake, clean it up a little.

  • MilaXX

    Have a seat, cut your hair & put the bong down. You look and sound like an ass.

  • Diego!

    I agree, he is near 50! Cut your hair ASAP!

  • http://twitter.com/lelepimenta Alexandra Pimenta

    I know I’m the minority here, as I actually do like both he and Angie, and I do think they have good intentions… I know people who have met Brad that said that he was a super nice guy.

    The editorial is a joke, though. I wish all pictures were like the one with the mirror… Which looks a bit less contrived.

    • C. C. Winslow

      He’s pretty damned fine in that one.

      • mshesterp

        I dig the pose. Very macho.

    • gabbilevy

      Agreed. Although his haircut is… well.. he needs one, the problems I have with this are on the side of the photographer and the person who put the editorial together, not Brad. The quotes aren’t much special, but they’re not the gratingly obnoxious soundbites celebs usually give.

    • RebeccaKW

      I agree, totally.

      I sort of like the idea…him taking pictures at a photo shoot while he himself is a photo shoot. But it wasn’t done correctly. It’s like they took 10 or 15 shots, then said ‘happy hour started 15 minutes ago” and headed out to the pub.

      He kind of looks like Thor.

      • Spicytomato1

        Funny, I’ve always thought Thor looked like Brad and that maybe that’s what even got him noticed in the first place.

      • jetpackdino

        He does look a bit like Thor, but if he’s not careful he’s gonna wind up on that “men who look like Kenny Rogers” website. I’m seeing some Kenny tendencies in that 3rd photo.

        • makeityourself

          Or the “Men who look like Val Kilmer” website.

    • Dam_Angel

      I wish he wouldn’t squander his beauty-nobody ever believes their youth is finite until its gone.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        He’s a guy who is aging really, really well, but that doesn’t means that he shouldn’t make an effort every now and then.

        And this, coming from someone who has mad irrational celebrity hate for him and the Mrs.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036102276 Pam Meers Purtle

          I’m not a Jennifer Aniston fan by any stretch, but these two are the lowest in my opinion. That said, if he wanted to do more with his life, I get it. Just dump the baggage before finding someone else. Angie is the better actor, just watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

          I have this feeling that he has been told for so long that he is sooooo good looking that during his down time he tries to look as bad as possible. Maybe he feels guilty for being part of the lucky genes club, who knows. Its just yuck!

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        It faded awhile back, as far as I’m concerned. He makes no effort to clean up.

    • AnnPopovic

      Agree! I’ve always liked the way he came across, as smart and thoughtful. His appearance doesn’t push my happy button but if he’s truly LIKE the person he comes off as in interviews, I wouldn’t think a cuppa’ coffee with him was wasted time. And I LOVE her, always have. I think she’s been more genuine and honest and THOUGHTFUL than so many of them. Wacky? Yes, who wasn’t at that age? I wish them nothing but the best. Also, what they did, what they are STILL doing for New Orleans is admirable. But those pictures are a complete waste of paper.

    • JosephLamour

      There’s a mirror in every single one. LOL EDiT: The First four. That’s still like totes terrible tho.

  • Logo Girl

    Even Brad is starting to look old, which is depressing because he and I are the same age by a couple of weeks.

  • ilikemints

    “Do a family”??? Kids aren’t a warehouse party. They don’t exist for their chaotic, noisy ambiance. Oh, Brad.

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      There are lots of reasons to have kids. One of them is to have a house full of chaos and love. What’s wrong with that?

      • ilikemints

        He doesn’t say that, though. He says he misses the noise of his kids, not the kids themselves. Of course, I’m not implying he doesn’t love his children or that he’s a bad father, but come on, he says he wanted to “do” a big family, because the noise is comforting. It’s probably just me, but that’s a really strange thing to say.

        • mightbewrong

          ‘Do a family’ is dumb phrasing but it’s obvious he had good intentions.

        • Glammie

          I didn’t think so. I think it captures that feeling of kids in the house well–you’re just going along and you often want some peace and quiet, but when that energy and sound isn’t there, you really feel the absence in a visceral way.

          I work with kids, I liked his attitude more than I liked his pix, which says just how bad the pictorial is.

          • jetpackdino

            I agree. I work with kids too, and I have a few of my own, and happy & healthy kids are noisy kids, generally. :)

      • Erica

        Hear, hear. Whenever tragedies occur where kids are killed, like the tornado yesterday, I think that it would be the absence of sound in my house that would put me under if I lost one of mine.

        • zenobar

          So, so so true.

          And now I’m all teary again thinking about those little ones…Gahhhh.

    • AnaRoW

      That’s just how he talks. He’s always been weird that way. I wouldn’t read to much into it.

  • mightbewrong

    Holy shit, this is hilarious. If you’re channeling a grungy Billy Ray Cyrus you are making bad decisions.

  • SewingSiren

    I thought he was selling us the camera. But no.

  • mshesterp

    I do too. His Jesus-where-art-thou looks don’t do it for me, but I think he seems like a pretty solid person for a celeb, including what Jolie said about him in her NYT editorial about her breast cancer. He displays a surprising low amount BS for being BRAD PITT, HOTTEST STAR IN AMERICA PARTNERED WITH ANGELINA JOLIE blah blah blah.

    The long hair really has to go, though.

  • sugarkane105

    If you’ve got Brad Pitt in an editorial, and every picture invokes an “ew” response, something’s gone terribly wrong. I mean, the one with his hair wafting in the wind and the thousand yard stare? Come ON.

  • http://twitter.com/RaankyRaank Raanky

    He takes himself way too seriously. What a douche.

    • Fordzo

      These are my thoughts, exactly.

  • http://twitter.com/Maharhar Mahar Mangahas

    He looks like a poor man’s Thor.

    • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

      He wishes.

      • tereliz

        ROFL.

  • Sara L.

    I loved his answers, too, since now I can honestly say I have something in common with Brad Pitt, since I can’t recognize people either. I even have a fear that I will go pick up my husband at the airport and not be able to recognize him. Context is everything!

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth Mellone

      Face-blindness is a real thing (prosopagnosia). My mom can’t recognize anybody out of their usual context (she would be the worst celeb-spotter ever); sometimes she even takes a few seconds to recognize ME if I haven’t seen her for a while, or if I am somewhere she was not expecting to see me.

      • Qitkat

        I had a similar thing happen with my brother. Hadn’t seen him for a couple of years, he shows up at my front door from out of town, no warning, having grown a beard, and I looked at him as if he were a complete stranger, til he spoke my name. It was shocking.

        • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

          It’s a sub-club. The TLo branch of the Prosopagnosia Support Club. I feel for you ladies.

        • Sarah

          My brother and I didn’t see each other for two years when I was in high school overseas and he stayed home…he picked me up at the airport when I came back, and he was a foot taller, with a beard, and looked like a MAN. I got so scared when he was walking toward me that I grabbed a payphone to call the police. He never lets me forget it, either :)

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      I don’t have the same recognition issue, but I DID go to the same university as he did (University of Missouri). And even though I’m a good 10 years younger, the stories were fast flying around campus even in my day about his hopping in a car a week before graduation and taking off. So yes, that’s true.

      But he DID belong to the douchiest frat on campus… :)

  • YoungSally

    Why is he holding the camera like a firehose — or his personal “firehose”

    • Mary Saucier

      I *think* that’s a camera model where the viewfinder is located on the top rather than the back. You need to hold about where he is on order to see the shot.

      Or he likes playing fireman. Take your pick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

      Because on some cameras, the viewer thingee is on the top so you can hold the camera in all kinds of weird positions and not up to your eye. And as you can tell, my expertise with photography is by proximity….my husband and youngest son are photographers.

    • tereliz

      It’s a Hasselblad brand medium format camera, which is larger than 35mm, so the viewfinder needs to be on top to adequately show the boundaries of what is being captured. This is a vintage film camera, of course, but Hasselblad does make digital cameras, too. They’re expensive as hell, but totally worth it.

      The 35mm Canon he’s using in the next shot actually gets more in the frame than the viewfinder shows, in my experience. It looks like the EOS 5d Mark III, which is an amazing camera.

  • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

    How To Be A Man 2013. Really Esquire? Your cover is douchey without even needing a douchey celebrity. That said, Brad, you look ridiculous.

  • Julie Parr
  • Beth513

    These pictures make me embarrassed for him.

  • mjude

    I cant help it, i think he is kinda hot. so sue me.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Boring editorial, awful hair (but I’m biased, I just don’t like long hair on men). Still like Brad, though, and he certainly fills out the standard guyditorial outfit nicely.

    • demidaemon

      I like medium to long hair on men, but it has to look taken care of and CLEAN. That is not the Pitt’s hair, at all.

  • lbl

    What’s that in his hand? Is he still the face for Chanel?
    Wait, is he selling me a camera?
    Ohhh, this is an editorial *backs away slowly*

    • tereliz

      “Wait, is he selling me a camera?”

      THIS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    In another paragraph in this editorial, he apparently says he has very few friends….me thinks I do not wonder why.

    • sagecreek

      He also talks about how boring being married to JA was, which is just classless.

      • julnyes

        The impression I got (and I could be wrong) is that he is talking about a time in his life (not Anniston alone) when he wasn’t happy. I don’t think he is blaming her for boring him… I think it is obvious at this point they wanted very different things out of their lives. If you want to live in a chaotic house filled with children, would being married to Jennifer make you happy? probably not.

        • sagecreek

          All well and good, but he’s been in the public eye long enough to know how things get taken out of context. It was a slam, and it was classless.

          • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

            THIS.

          • julnyes

            We will have to agree to see it differently :)

      • NoGovernmentName

        He has talked about the time in his life with JA as boring before. He apologized for making it sound like he was saying SHE was boring, but I can well believe that she was, especially compared to Angelina. I’m sure life is never dull with that woman. He does seem a bit… I don’t know… stressed out, but having a billion kids and a mercurial wife could do that to a guy.

  • VeratheGun

    Eh, leave him alone. He is who he is. Thank god someone in Hollywood is aging without being insecure about it.

    • alyce1213

      Really? I see middle-aged crisis all over him. He’s not the beautiful boy any more, and I think it’s a problem for him.

      • mightbewrong

        I agree, this looks like a massive midlife crisis.

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    Jesus. And I think I spied him on the cover of Vanity Fair, too. Chanel Brad is alive and well, isn’t he? And those soundbites are ridiculous. So, congruency!

  • slightlybitterkitten

    Yawn.

  • blueberrypanckae

    he looks so hot on the bike…cliche..but still!

  • RedRaven617

    Age has not been kind.

    • Erica

      I like that about him, actually. In the end, time isn’t kind to any of us. It isn’t supposed to be, if we’re lucky and live long lives. I like the chaos of my loud household, too, better than my husband does, I’m afraid. Although, if ever we don’t have the kids with us overnight because we’ve managed to farm them all out, he does mention that it’s too quiet. His hair is horrible, but that goes without saying.

      • Qitkat

        In the end, time isn’t kind to any of us. It isn’t supposed to be, if we’re lucky and live long lives.

        Thanks, Erica , sincerely. Most thought-provoking thing I’ve read all day. There can be such divine beauty in aged people, and things. Wabi sabi.

        www nobleharbor com/tea/chado/WhatIsWabi-Sabi htm

      • jetpackdino

        Well put. If you get to the end of your life and you don’t have any scars or mileage or laugh lines, you’re doing it wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I disagree. I think he’s aged fine. He’s still never really done anything for me, but (grooming aside) time has been good to him.

  • filmcricket

    The degree to which he resembles Kid Rock with the shades on is disturbing.

    Otherwise, eh. Boring editorial, for the most part, although I do like the shot where he appears to be directing people.

  • l_c_ann

    With apologies to Lewis Carroll:

    He took his vorpal Cannon in hand, long time the manxome foe he sought, so rested he by the Tumtum tree and stood a while and thought.

  • http://twitter.com/UtterlyCreative Sushy Gooroo

    That hair… I can’t. What did he do with it? Does he know how to use shampoo? Does he want all queens to run away screaming when they see those pictures? Do women like this scruffy look? Does he smell like he looks?

  • ballerinawithagun

    I’d rather see Keith Urban hair than this. He looks appropriate on the motorcycle in that greasy, dirty, bad boy way.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I might have to disagree with you on that one. NOTHING is as bad as Keith Urban’s hair. ;)

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        Nothing.

  • merciblahblah

    He is a cross between Kid Rock and Kurt Cobain, but maybe not as clean.

  • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth Mellone

    Are we SURE this isn’t a Brad Pitt impersonator? Yikes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahoho Mary Alexander

    I never thought I’d have something in common with Brad Pitt, but he’s reminding me of exactly what happens when our fine-textured stringy hair grows out too long and is in desperate need of a trim and a fluff. Something Brad Pitt and I also have in common is that we can both afford shampoo and soap, albeit his is much more expensive and would evidently never leave the pretty bottle.

  • j_anson

    I will give them this on the art direction. I’ve never understood what look he was trying to go for with his recent, er, grooming choices. But now i get it. This is a look. Not a look I like, but it’s a look.

    Anyway, other than that, Needs More Wind Machine.

  • SugarSnap108

    “The Jesus Christ Superstar look has to go”

    Ah-men.

  • Lesley

    please brad, pleeaseee cut your hair

  • Anniebet

    He’s photographing his own mid-life crisis?

    • tereliz

      LOL, I love this interpretation. That explains the camera and the bike…

  • Rand Ortega

    I’m probably wrong, but Mr. Pitt seems to be at a crossroads. He wants to be perceived as down to earth, but he’s a gorgeous, international heartthrob & movie star. He wants to be taken seriously as an actor but dresses & styles himself like a just past his prime biker. That exemplifies a man at war w/ himself & his image. It would be nice to see him come to terms w/ his advantages, own them, get comfortable & move on.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Insightful.
      May I add, I think he is afraid of coming off too Clooney, if you know what I mean. I think he’s striving for a more Newman approach.
      I think he is down to earth and given how often he is around the impoverished is struggling to drive a balance between charming, magnificently wealthy hottie and humble humanitarian.

  • Spicytomato1

    He’s still hotter than the vast majority of guys his age but I’m convinced he’d look even better with a short, clean-cut ‘do.

  • kat89

    Gregg Allman called. He wants his look back…

  • http://twitter.com/slowlysarcastic Slowlysarcastic

    I was thrilled to see him like this. I’ve always thought he was the best looking man. I haven’t thought he was aging well the past several years. I think he is beautiful in these pictures.

  • Jessi03

    BAHAHA! He really is that Chanel commercial in real life, isn’t he?

  • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

    Oh Brad! I won’t be offended if you don’t remember what we had in Paris. We can just do it all over again.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Yeah yeah yeah, “Miss the kids, two credits short of college”, blah blah blah. Shut the fuck up and take your clothes off. You’re still pretty.

    (Okay, I don’t mean to be so shallow. I really do like him very much, and Angie too. And I still love him with long hair. That being said, he still needs to take his clothes off for me.)

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Oh fer fucks sake.

    He looks ridiculous with that hair. He needs to stop “pulling a Jolie.”

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    Esquire is the worst magazine. Way more hung up on being macho than Details or GQ, which have accepted the metrosexual.

  • MarTeaNi

    I just had a flashback. I’m 13 and reverently putting up posters of Kurt Cobain on my walls, wishing that Jordan Catalano would be MY boyfriend even if he never talks or washes his hair because damnit, these men are SOULFUL. Just put an over-sized plaid shirt on Brad there and he can come to the 90s party that I am totally going to throw now. I’m pretty sure I can still fit into my tiny-floral-print black/red empire waist dress with shredded tights and knee high docs combo.

    Shut up, it’s stylish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602493177 Lily Pad

    actually think he is so hot. guess i like dirty jesus christ superstars. who knew?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9362159 Tracy Walker

    I thought it was Kid Rock at first…

  • H2olovngrl

    Maybe he keeps the hippy look to stave off the Robert Redford comparisons he gets when he is clean shaven.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    It’s a terrible guyditorial, but is it wrong to love him a little bit for admitting that he can’t remember everybody’s freaking name? How many people does he have to see every month, let alone every year? (Sorry — I’m bad with names and faces and that just made me want to pat him on the head and say, “It’s okay, you’re not alone.”)

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    I don’t know. Nice looking guy, but the editorial was inane. As for his answers, he’s two credits short of something that’s for sure.

    • Tatiana Luján

      What do you mean by being two credits short of something? (English isn’t my first language)

      • Melanie

        When you want to say a person isn’t all there (mentally), you say something like, “He’s a few cards shy of a full deck.” I assume Girl With a Pearl was making the same implication – he’s a little flighty, so her analogy is that he’s “two credits short” of graduating. I hope that makes sense.

        • Tatiana Luján

          Thanks, Melanie.

        • Girl_With_a_Pearl

          Thanks, Melanie! That’s exactly what I meant.

      • loy phillips

        In the US, each university/college class carries a certain amount of credits. Most classes are 3 credits each but mathematics and most foreign language classes are 4 or 5 credits. In some cases physical education classes are two credits. You cannot graduate without a certain amount of credits. Brad seems to be referring to this credit system.

        • Tatiana Luján

          Thanks, Loy.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        I think he would have had his college degree if he’d finished his coursework, but he quit when he had a couple more classes to take.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Damasa.DeePerry.Doyle Deenice

    I like the interview, not crazy about the photos except on the bike. As far as his hair, face and all – He’s an actor and maybe, just probably might be doing it for a role. Or, as these editorials are usually done a few months in advance of release, he could have possibly been worried about, say his wife being in the hospital and supporting her and their troupe of kids. Cut him a break either way, at least he’s being honest and that is refreshing.

  • Melanie

    In the second to last picture, he looks like blond Dave Grohl.

  • NOLA_gal

    Total eye roll on the art-school-douche answers, but he’s never looked better, hair and all. Like a buff Greg Allman, and you know what HIS nickname was.

  • tereliz

    I totally sympathize on never being able to remember people’s names or how I know their face. And I only meet like two new people a month, lol. I would cut him some slack on that. Here’s where I’m not going to.
    Rant waring:

    I HATE HATE HATE photos of celebs with cameras, so once they got him on the bike I was almost like “now that’s what I’m talking about…” ;) I know it’s irrational, but ffs, you’re supposed to be posing, not pretending that you’re not about to be caught on camera. Maybe it was the photographer’s idea, but WHOTHEEVERLOVINGFUCK thinks “Aw, geez, I gotta shoot Brad Pitt later, let’s maybe give him a camera and we can do one of those ‘staring down the deep, soulless lens of life’ editorials” that NO ONE EVER LIKES! (okay, I’m willing to concede that it’s just me who doesn’t like them) But the two things just don’t jive to me. Do you NEED to be that meta? Do you NEED “props” that make you seem more interesting and intelligent? No, you need to look like you’re doing your job, and not the photographer’s. Now effing pose.

    Poseur.

    end rant! :)

  • NOLA_gal

    OK, I’m not a huge fan, but I will say that I’ve met Brad multiple times in New Orleans, and he’s a genuinely nice guy. I also got the impression he didn’t give a shit what he looked like. That’s all.

  • Synnamin

    The Dude abides?

  • Tracy M

    The hair-mess could be for a role, but that doesn’t excuse the clothing and photos. Again though, that’s not really his call. Whomever was doing the fashion and editorial is to blame. His answers were good and he seems fairly level-headed for a such a lifetime of celebrity. Good on both of them, actually.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Hate the pics but loved his interview answers. Especially since I have that face thing too and live constantly with the horror of not realizing that I know someone or not knowing how I know them. We’ll get tested together Brad. Tell my secretary when the appointment is.

  • jetpackdino

    I’m Brad Pitt and I’m here to save you. Get on the bike.

  • julnyes

    Yeh, the photos are silly, but I liked the answers.

  • Kate4queen

    I like what he says, not so much how he looks but that’s actually a plus for me. :)

  • nannypoo

    He may be a genuinely nice guy like so many people say he is, but after reading his comments I find myself thinking for some reason of Gwyneth Paltrow. Obviously she’s cleaner, but I think there is a sort of pretentiousness in his humility, like there is with her. I’m a big admirer of successful celebrity marriages, and all those kids presumably care about him, so I hope he’s sincere.

    • PeaceBang

      Remember that he and Gwyneth dated for awhile. Imagine the pretentiousness of their union.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I can’t read “successful celebrity marriage” without thinking that he was MARRIED to someone else when he took up with Angelina. Maybe they’re really “meant to be,” but cheating on your wife is always going to cause you to lose credibility with me.

  • http://twitter.com/subbasegirl Jessie Slater

    Chris Hemsworth ‘Thor’ drag.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    I thought Brad was a beautiful man in Thelma and Louise. I said, “Who is this guy?” Then I loved him in The Legends of the Fall. But to tell you the truth, his looks do zero for me now. It’s true that I’m older than some women but I don’t think that matters. I’m so tired of Brad’s scruffy look, especially when his hair is dirty. Does he not care about his look, or is he so egotistical that he doesn’t have to wash his hair or shave? His pointy beard makes his face look long and pointy. Maybe Brad thought this WAS a good look for him when he first gained notoriety, so he is STUCK there. Maybe Brad is still pretty; I really don’t know.

    • conniemd

      Wow. I felt the same way about young Brad in Thelma and Louise. He was just beautiful. I still pant at him and being a child of the 60′s and 70′s love the Jesus Christ Superstar long hair on some men.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        I am also a child of the 60s and 70s, so I think I understand. I’d always wanted to see my clean-cut son with long hair. He grew it out in his late 20s, and his mannerisms changed. I quit liking long hair so much. I also used to like beards but I don’t like them against my own skin. I might like Brad’s beard if it were shaped differently. My big problem is that he often looks unkempt with stringy hair (not in these photos so much). Remember when people called hippies “dirty”? I had very long hair and so did my boyfriends. We dressed very 60s and didn’t trust “straight-looking” people. We never looked dirty unless we went camping or had no access to shampoo and water. I don’t relate to the term “dirty hippie.” It’s a contradiction in terms.

  • NoGovernmentName

    My take on Brad’s hair is that he likes it like that and doesn’t give a shit that it looks pretty scruffy. It’s been like this for so long, and he seems to default to it whenever he has a choice. So OK, I get that. Angelina also seems to have her default fashion settings that aren’t the most flattering. Maybe they decided that, since they are widely considered to be the two best looking people on the planet, they can just adopt whatever appearance they choose. Not sure what I think about that. I mean, this is your career of choice, and how you look is a big part of it. At the same time, eh. Whatever. He’s a scruffy looking nerf herder with Brad Pitt’s face. You can’t be a sex symbol forever, so you might as well be comfortable as you slide.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I think that’s essentially where TLo’s term “pulling a Jolie” came from. Make zero effort, and just rely on the good genes.

  • demidaemon

    He looks so greasy here. Could the hairstylist have, you know, at least washed his hair and groomed him before the photo shoot? Time to hire new staff, Esquire.

  • kimiakay

    Just…oh..please. 2 credits. You think you’re the only one? “What kind of guy is that?” I’d say a guy who is immature or has other things on his mind, or pick any other thing. It happens. Most of the other things you mention happen to other people too. You are not unique, whether or not you’re a nice guy. Yes, I’m a bitch today, but your preciousness gets on my last nerve. As far as your clothes, no.

  • TheAmericaness

    Him: Yes. Those photos: Dear god No.

  • Sunraya

    Yech. Dirty, and a cheater.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I love the Jesus Christ Superstar Look but I am a Child of the 1970s. And he’s from Oklahoma and so am I and that gives him a pass with me. Especially today. Indeed, his hometown of Shawnee got smacked on Sunday. But not as bad as those folks in Moore yesterday. Man.

  • Tan J

    He’s a douche…

  • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

    I don’t know about him but the Hasselblad is very sexy!

    As for the layout, I can’t hate it when he’s shooting film (though that might be lost on most of the people reading it). I knew he was a serious photo hobbyist, but I didn’t realize he was still shooting film. Bravo to him for that!

    –GothamTomato

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      He may legitimately be a photography hobbyist, but this is still a photoshoot, and the camera could very well be props that someone threw in precisely because he’s a photography buff. It all strikes me as so contrived, and not at all genuine.

  • PeaceBang

    But he comes from a design aesthetic, remember. Except for his hair.

  • quiltrx

    I know, I know…but that pic with the hair swept back makes me feel all squishy inside. At just the right moment, and just the right angle, he still totally does it for me.

  • guest2visits

    The Chanel parodies are priceless.
    I’ve always thought he was a very good looking guy. Even now as grubby, hip Mr Jesus.
    And he’s a gifted actor – but I’ve never really been into him outside of the acting thing.
    I was just amazed when he decided to take on Angelina… as in FULL time….I always thought she would chew him up and be done with him – yet it looks like they are in it together; so I find myself wishing them nothing but the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

    I sincerely hope he was making all those ridiculous faces on purpose.

  • Contralto

    Excellent actor desperately in need of a shower and a shave.

  • Mean Dovey Cooledge

    Oh snap, I thought this was a piece on Greg Allman. Now I see its about the Goat Man. aka mr brad jolie. Bring back Joe Black.

  • Carol

    He totally looks like Kid Rock in the cover photo. He used to be such a good looking guy, what happened??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036102276 Pam Meers Purtle

    He looks like he could be on Sons of Anarchy…maybe they could kill him off!

    yes, they have good intentions, they do good work, but I really can’t with these two anymore. They are just disgusting to me. Especially this look for him. Just awful. If its for a part, I get it, but jeez, wash your hair.

  • formerlyAnon

    He looks dreadful. And I often like the sloppy/disreputable look (when it’s a whole body thing, not just beard scruff), but so not on him. If I weren’t already so prejudiced against him, and could take seriously anything said by someone who’s been famous as long as he has, I’d think his answers were likable, better than most people could come up with who’re constantly asked to talk about themselves. Possibly because I have the same problem with placing people, I canNOT remember a face, and I probably meet fewer people in a year than he does in a month.

  • NoGovernmentName

    I have always thought that Charlie Hunnam was the direct heir to the look that was formerly Brad Pitt’s milieu. I have a total crush on Charlie, but he is not the actor that Brad is. Still, they are working the same vein, looks-wise.

  • librarygrrl64

    The shots are awful, but I like his answers. I have read/heard a few lengthy interviews with him, and I came away with a measure of respect for him. If he’s not being honest and genuine, he’s at least good at acting honest and genuine. ;-) But he has never done much for me aesthetically.

  • kolokOlchik

    I have always liked him a lot more cleanshaven