Man, we just don’t get it. We really don’t.
Brad Pitt attends the ‘World War Z’ premiere during the Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow, Russia.
There’s a part of us that just wants to slap him and tell him that most men in America would love to be staring 50 in the face with a face like that. But just as his lady love inspired the term “pulling a Jolie,” so to does Brad force us to coin the term “Pitting.” “Pulling a Jolie” is when a star has little style and rarely dresses for impact because she figures she can rest everything on her perfect face. “Pitting” is when a star actively works to make himself less attractive through aggressively bad styling. This is almost entirely a male star practice because ladystars who attempt Pitting don’t get to remain ladystars for long. Pulling a Jolie is lazy. Pitting is just nuts.
Look, we absolutely hate the biker look he’s sporting with the hair and beard, but we could accept that if he wasn’t wearing such a deliberately ill-fitted, costumey outfit. No one believes you arrived on your hog, Brad.
He’s working really hard to make himself not look pretty. We get why any middle-aged male star would want to avoid resting on his looks, but basic grooming and appropriate clothing for public appearances isn’t really asking too much of a 50-year-old man. Brad, you’ve got to start taking a page from Clooney’s book. Keep trim, groom yourself and put on a tux every now and then. It’s easy and everyone will love you for it.
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