Be Me or Do Me: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 2014 BAFTA Awards

Posted on February 17, 2014

It’s like Brad turned to Angie before going out and said, “Babe, remember when we were hot as fuck? Let’s do that again.” And she smirked in that Angie way and said, “Sure. Why not?”



Angelina Jolie (in Saint Laurent) and Brad Pitt (in Valentino) attend the 2014 BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House in London.

Bam. Hot as fuck.

Bear in mind that this is a man who has a history of dressing like he spent the day digging ditches and riding with a gang instead of like the pampered, beloved millionaire he is. Bear in mind that she is an international superstar who never met a funeral dress she didn’t immediately wear for a public appearance. Bear in mind that these two people forced us to coin the terms used for men who don’t put any effort in on their style (“Pitting”) and beautiful women who rely on their looks as a substitute for style (“pulling a Jolie”). Sure, his pants are a skosh too long on him and hers are possibly a skosh too tight across her hips (which makes us think they’re tuxedo pants for 6-year-olds). And yeah, her shirt’s too sloppy for the look and distracting to the eye, but dammit, they look, as we may have said once or twice already, HOT. AS. FUCK. He hasn’t looked that well-groomed in years and she hasn’t sported that well-made-up a face in a roughly equivalent amount of time. This is the Brad and Angie A Game on display right here. On the whole question of whether or not everyone wants to be them or do them, the answer is “yes.” Everyone does want to be them AND do them. Bravo and Brava, Brangelina.


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  • @Biting Panda

    There’s something infinitely hot when Be Me or Do Me is taken into the realm of people who are doing each other!

    I wonder why her hand is seemingly sewn into her pocket, and I wonder why she bypassed the opportunity to wear a stunning necklace.
    I hate his hair and can only assume it is role related. I love the look on his face that says, “Yep, this is my woman, yep we have a gaggle of children and yep, she is still smokin hot when she’s not being the worlds most dower humanitarian.

    Good for them.

    • A necklace would have detracted from the “I took off my tie when we were shagging in the limo” vibe.

      • @Biting Panda

        I know, but I LUV diamonds (or other big ass jewels) on ladies who rock the tux.

        • Look at the sparkles on her wrist!

          • @Biting Panda

            It’s not enough!!! : )

          • decormaven

            That bracelet is soooo nice.

      • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

        I had the same sentence formulated in my head except it ended with ‘closet’.

      • musicandmochi

        I agree. Also, OPRAH’S EXPRESSION. It made my day.

    • GorgeousThings

      “There’s something infinitely hot when Be Me or Do Me is taken into the realm of people who are doing each other!”

      It’s the meta-BMDM effect.

    • In_Stitches

      He’s had some pretty terrible hair over the years. Something tells me that’s all his fault sadly.

      • MsALVA

        Brad’s hair is for a role.

        • Eric Stott

          so he has to be PAID to cut his hair now?

          • demidaemon

            To be fair, this is till better than that greasy mess he has been sporting for God knows how long. I’m not saying it’s the best, but it is better.

        • fursa_saida

          Alas. I actually like it, but then I have a shaved side myself.

  • Surely after all this time he knows how to wear a butterfly collar? So excited that he got his hair did, though. She is definitely working a Do Me. Ruth Wilson will be so pissed that her sparkly lady pants have been outshone.

    • bringbackbeatles

      Thank you! I thought I was the only one to notice the wonky collar and figured I was wrong.

  • Latin Buddy

    YES! This feels like the old Angie I remember from Tomb Raider and Mr & Ms Smith. Do you think she downplayed the sex factor since then to not piss off folks that blame her for Pitt/Aniston divorce?

    • @Biting Panda

      I do not. I think she just didn’t want to be the Sex Bomb Mom. I think that W magazine cover was her big Fuck You to team Aniston, and then she never looked back.

      • KinoEye

        I’m with you. I think she got tired of the dark, sexy thing and wanted to focus on being a mom and a humanitarian. People often alter their personal style when they begin a new chapter in their life; I know I do without even realizing it.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Come to think of it, I think she started downplaying the sex factor when she adopted her first baby, right before she divorced Billy Bob, with whom she played the “bad girl who likes to fuck” to the hilt.

  • sugarkane105

    Ugh, I almost forgot how beautiful her face is. They look like they just had sex in the limo, which I love because they usually seem a little uptight.

    • kimmeister

      Her eyes, they mesmerize me.

  • algaechick

    I think she has her hand in her pocket to keep the jacket open.
    WTF is up with his not-collar? It looks like he’s wearing a bowtie with at-shirt.

    • FrigidDiva

      Yeah, I really can’t get behind the whole look with that collar on his shirt. It just bugs my OCD too much and my eye goes straight to it.

      • Eric Stott

        It’s a contrived look that should be banned. Either have a shirt collar, or a collar band, but not that frigging little peekaboo scrap.

        • alyce1213

          I commented earlier that a wing collar (a PROPER one, not that silly thing) should be worn only with tie and tails.

          • Eric Stott

            A wing collar is acceptable with a tux, though not strictly correct. I wish he’d worn a real tie – I can see the hook plainly.

          • alyce1213

            I guess. It’s acceptable, but I’m very strict. But the visible hook — oy.

          • Eric Stott

            Check out the online site The Black Tie Guide, particularly the history section – excellent.

            What I can’t get behind at all is the long 4 in hand necktie with a tux- no one except possibly a boy at a high school prom can do that. I’m in a masonic lodge & fortunately most of the younger brothers have some taste and dedication to dressing properly.

          • alyce1213

            Thanks! Because of this wonderful blog, I now have The Black Tie Guide and The Underwear Expert at my fingertips. I love to read anything and everything about fashion and I have (at least) two men in my life who need my help.

          • demidaemon

            I’m so glad to see others using The Underwear Expert, though I’m pretty sure the reason for using that one isn’t entirely selfless.

        • Sunraya

          Every single thing about this look is contrived. And nonchalant. When it is anything but. As they both seem to be. Contrived nonchalance.

          • that pretty much sums up their style in general. trying really hard to look like they’re not trying.

      • deCosmos

        The collar and tie really spoil the look. He looks like a fool.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Thank you boys and thank you Brangelina! Now wasn’t that easy???

  • Karen Belgrad

    Hee!… We never get to say this to women… Angie: Take your hands out of your pockets!!!!

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    My question is “why? Why now?” They’ve both been putting in minimal effort for years, what do you suppose is the inspiration for all of this?

    • Possibly her health scare? Without getting into too much speculation or bodysnarking, this is the healthiest she’s looked to our eyes in a very long time; like she’s taking better care of herself than before.

    • Very good question!

    • @Biting Panda

      Well, he was shlubby while pimping the World War Z thing, becuase role dressing. (A concept that needs a better name) and she was doing that whole double mastectomy thing.
      Now he wants to win shit for 12 Years and they are going to goddamn good and well play the game!! (Maybe they’ve read Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me)

    • ShaoLinKitten

      The simple answer is: 12 Years a Slave. Brad wants to win Best Picture for his production company. You aren’t going to win it when you look like you have no regard nor respect for the venues or events you are attending. Brad and Angie aren’t stupid. They are definitely low fi when allowed to go au naturel, but when pole dancing for a serious award, they bring their A game. I also think TLo are correct, that Angie is feeling better and ready to rock some sexiness again.

      • decormaven

        I give these stars credit for handling the contractural side of the business so well. They brought their best to this RC.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          I can’t wait to see what they wear to the Oscars. It’s going to be smashing I’m sure. Angie knows what she’s doing in all facets of this business. I’m betting they will be total DO ME on the Oscar red carpet, especially her, but in a stylish way that indicates that she is a mom and an actor/director of gravitas.

      • Very true about the Oscar nom. They’re playing the game.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          And they look damn fine playing it!

    • poggi

      I wonder in her case too, if she feels a bit like a role model–that she can show that women can feel and look sexy after a mastectomy.

    • AzSportsGirl

      A host of reasons I would imagine — the Oscars are coming, her recent health issues appear to be resolving and let us not underestimate how much easier it is now that the children are getting older – even with all of their help and nannies and money – young children are exhausting if you are involved in their day to day activities / developement etc..
      People tell me I look so much younger at 50 than I did at 35 – well yeah I’m not dealing with 3 kids, including a toddler, a first grader and a 7th grader!

      • AzSportsGirl

        Replying to myself to add — I actually credit TLo for much of my rejuvenation. I’ve read their blog from Day One when it was linked to by bloggingprojectrunway on blogspot and I was immediately struck by how their analysis could be applied to myself — especially their reviews of the *real women* challenges.
        This blog energeized me and literally helped me change my life

      • formerlyAnon

        People tell me I look so much younger at 50 than I did at 35 – well yeah I’m not dealing with 3 kids, including a toddler, a first grader and a 7th grader!

        Preach, sister!

    • PeaceBang

      And Maleficent!

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        And Unbroken. When will that hit theaters?

  • Frank_821

    It’s hilarious, last night I was reading the chapter about the break-up and celebre-trois. Of course Brad, Angelina and Jen came instantly to mind. I also realize Brad has now been with Angelina longer than he was with Jen. I wonder if their publicists told them the statue of limitations has been exceeded and now they can go back to being “hot as fuck”

    yep: Brad traded up

  • Anna

    So glad he finally got rid of that Billy Ray Cyrus hair, it really was approaching near-Johnny Depp levels of dorkiness. They both look fantastic overall. Indeed an “Everyone wants to be us and do us” look, nicely done!

  • Samantha Klein

    That was indeed going to be my response. “Yes.” Well played, T&L.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I find this to be a Be Me with them over selling the Do Me.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I think it’s a personal best for her, because not only does she look amazing but it looks far more natural on her than any of the gowns she’s worn in the past. She’s made to wear a ladytux.

    • fauxfatale

      Agreed, for someone so femme she has a lot of butch swagger (which has always been one of the things that makes her so sexy). Love Le Smoking on her!

  • KinoEye

    I love this, full-stop. Angie looks great in the ladytux, and radiant in general — happy to see her smiling and healthy, and him with a properly fitted suit and some grooming.

    • Laylalola

      I thought she didn’t have cancer, which was the controversy, but generally she has looked sickly for years.

      • KinoEye

        Yeah, she had the mastectomy to head it off at the pass, so to speak. But a double mastectomy is still one hell of a surgery to recover from. And like TLo mentioned in a comment above, maybe the health scare has her taking better care of herself. Either way, this really is the best I’ve seen her look in a while!

      • sugarkane105

        I think I remember her dropping a lot of weight after her mother died.

  • I would like to be part of that threesome. Usually, they look so sloppy but when they are hot….

  • Pamdela

    Swag on, you two. No one else could pull this off.

  • lobsterlen

    Both of them in tuxedos is so freaking sexy.
    At this point they have become one of those star couples if they break up I’d be very disappointed.

    • KinoEye

      Usually, I’m not too attached to the fate of celebrity couples. But I really do like them together. I have to say I’d be disappointed too. Before they were together, I remember watching Mr. and Mrs. Smith with my dad, who correctly nailed it when he said of their performances: “That’s not acting. That’s real.”

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I agree. I’m curious to see what happens to them when all the kids are grown and out of the house.

  • decormaven

    THAT’s the way you work it, star couples. Take notes. Well played.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I love it. I wish Brad would realize that he looks infinitely better with shorter hair. I understand that some men do not like to maintain a perfect coif, but he looks great here. I’m happy to see Angie looking a bit healthier. The disheveled tux looks sexy as hell on her.

  • Carleenml

    All I really see is the awesome Oprah face.

    • KinoEye

      Hahaha! I didn’t even notice, but that’s fantastic. “Damn, Angie lookin’ FINE tonight.”

  • Haley Buchanan

    LOVE her lady pants and lady tie. And the fact that her shirt is a bit messy kinda works for me. She’s fabulous enough to put a great outfit together, but too fabulous to care if she’s put the last finishing touch on polishing it all.

  • Danielle

    I forget how stunning she truly is.

  • Ashleigh

    I FREAKING LOVE THIS. As a good friend of mine says, they look “freshly f**ked”. His collar is just weird to me, and when I noticed that, I couldn’t stop looking at it. But WHO CARES!?? 🙂

  • NBG

    WTH is going on with his shirt?And hems?

  • Alyssa

    They both look amazing, and they know it. I like how they’re looking at each other like “yeah, we got this”. Good for them. Glad to see them looking legitimately happy.

  • Patrick Cleary

    His haircut is tragic. His collar is askew. He’s doing way better than he usually does (though I like him in long hair…I’m a hippie that way), but honestly, he just looks like he read about how men dress and groom in a book without any detailed illustrations and tried it on his own.

  • kt

    Mr. and Mrs. Smith are back in the game. Can we all please reminisce about those fight scenes?

    • Rand Ortega

      I hate sequels. I desperately want a sequel to that movie.

  • Melanie

    eh brad’s doing nothing for me here. angie, though….

  • ElaineMarie34

    Not doing it for me, really. I hate her shirt and the loose tie – it’s trying too hard and the whole thing feels too attention-seeking while pretending to not care. And I wish he’d shave. Her shoes might be the perfect black pump, though.

  • MaggieMae

    Meh. However, I give them points for effort, and huzzah for Brad appearing showered & groomed.

  • bertkeeter

    She’s becoming MORE beautiful every year! Brad, get a new tux shirt!

  • Judy_S

    Sorry. It just makes me want to be and do Fred Astaire.

  • MilaXX

    She looks hot, he looks like he tried for hot and mostly landed on clean. I hope that haircut is for a role, otherwise he needs to leave it to his kids. That’s not a cut any adult male over 20 should be wearing.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      He’s doing a movie where he plays a military man, so I think it’s for a role.

    • formerlyAnon

      She looks hot, he looks like he tried for hot and mostly landed on clean.

      Well put.

      • demidaemon

        Well, clean is a major improvement.

  • AmeliaEve

    I gasped. She is smokin’. And her rumpled elegance is the perfect foil to his slightly awkward formality. Love.

  • Betsy

    They are genetic equals– other-worldly good looks–the both of them.

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks the best she has in years. He looks like a respectable middle aged member of the industry on the red carpet, nothing remotely special. I am quite partial to ladies in tuxes, skewed casually, so that helps her impression.

    Overall, though – perhaps it is the light?, their makeup? – they look either a bit tired or like extremely well-maintained persons of their actual ages.

  • marlie

    As much as I still can’t stand them, they look pretty darn good. My only quibble is that I hate the collar of his shirt.

  • Evan

    I don’t think he looks that good here, like he’s not aging well or something. Maybe that hair style just doesn’t suit his face or head shape, but at least he’s clean shaven and got rid of the hill billy locks.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Is it realistic to expect a 50 year old to look lots better than Brad looks? I know a lot of 50 year olds and none of them look remotely this good. I think he’s still gorgeous, but that’s just my personal opinion.

      • Spicytomato1

        I’m with you. Every time I read “Brad’s losing his looks” or “Brad’s not aging well,” I think of the guys in my various circles, all near his age. Nice guys and all but Brad still blows them all away, looks-wise. If a dad showed up at our playground or school event who looked like him on his worst day, I can tell you necks would be sprained from all the head turning.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          OH WORD. I am just trying to imagine one of my son’s classmate’s dads looking like Brad. WHEW. The PTA meetings would be much better attended, let me tell you that. I think it’s easy to expect that Hollywood actors should be frozen in Amber at 32, but I think it’s great that Brad is not trying too hard to keep his face from moving at all. There is beauty in the aging process too.

  • VicksieDo

    They make me squee!

  • Rand Ortega

    His shirt is HORRIBLE. Like a tuxedo T-Shirt. Other than that, he looks fantastic. She, OTOH, is be & do smokin’ HOT. The tightness across the hips just draws more attention to them. Very sexy “91/2 Weeks” androgynous drag.

  • AnotherJulie

    I am not a huge fan of his facial hair. But her? She continues to be drop dead gorgeous no matter what she wears. I have never seen a face that magnificent.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Yep, Hot As Fuck.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I don’t neccessarily follow their relationship, but their clothes project how they must feel about each other, that they’re equals

  • Eric Stott

    I look at his shirt and I want to burn it with fire. That skimpy collar is a look that maybe a 20-something doe eyed boy toy could bring off (maybe) but here it makes him look like he had a laundry accident.

    Having said that, he DOES look 100% better than his usual look……which just shows how bad that was.

  • Lesley

    they definitely got in on in the limo before hand, now that my friends is how to properly do sex hair.

  • Qitkat

    She looks smokin’ in that casual tuxedo, undone, non-perfection, perfect way she can pull off when she wants to.
    He looks like Napoleon in that silly shot with his partial hand/fingers in his shirt placket. Hope the hair is for a role. Not pretty.

  • Cheryl

    Stunning! And of course TLo nail it completely AGAIN!

  • d4divine

    Mother Angie could school the children on proper under garments while wearing white on the red carpet. She nailed it, not a bra in sight, so many do not.

    • Ms. Fry

      It’s there, you can see it in the fourth picture, but at least it’s nude.

      • d4divine

        Well of course it’s there, the point is she knows what is appropriate. Some celebs would wear a black bra or nothing at all!

        • Eric Stott

          and some wear nothing at all when they REALLY need one

        • Ms. Fry

          I wasn’t arguing with you. You said you couldn’t see it (“not a bra in sight”) and you can, the point is that it is the appropriate color and blends well.

          • d4divine

            Didn’t we say the same thing. ;-D

  • jw_ny

    oh…I really don’t want to “be” or “do” either one of them. Couples that wear matching outfits are just laughable …

    • alyce1213

      I agree with you. She looks healthy, and that’s great, but I’m not getting the love for the “look, look, look at us because we don’t get enough attention already.”

  • Diego!

    WERQING both of them. Especially Miss Angelina who is stealing every single flash on the RC. Bravo!

  • CeeQ

    The Temptress woke the hell today and decided, “Yeah, why not. Aniston hasn’t cried in days, it’s about that time.”
    She looks so good, I don’t even notice Brad!

  • anotherkate

    Hers is a total “JBF tux.” And I couldn’t love it more. They both look great.

  • bluefish

    They do look sexy but they’ve also got a Captain and Tennille thing going on … And so early in the game too. I do like Angelina in men’s wear and it’s nice to see Brad cleaned up but, again, Incredible Burt Wonderstone? I wish he would go back to working with Bennett Miller — He was wonderful in Moneyball. She looks great.

  • EEKstl

    Yeah, I think their photo is back next to the definition of “Hot” in the dictionary.

  • Dagney

    She looks OKAY. Right now, Janelle Monae is laughing as she has her morning coffee….she just said, “Pfft…amateur.”

  • Sugarbeetle

    I give her an 92 out of 100. I love a ladytux. It’s just… when I see that shirt, I think of the shirts at Wal-Mart where the fripperies are all attached. That’s what that tie looks like to me. It should have just been removed.

    Everything else is fabulous though.

  • melanie0866

    That haircut is stupid and unflattering. As are the greying chin whiskers. And I hate the girl tux. I think this is yet another case of them doing an excellent job of camouflaging how gorgeous they are.

  • Errick Loyola

    Oprah on the second picture wins!

  • stubbornthoughts

    I’m not as hot and heavy on this look, but it’s leagues better than what they’ve been sporting the last few years. I can’t get over his no-collar collar, though. And I’m not a huge fan of Angie’s whole look, but her face and hair have never looked better!

    Overall, this is certainly a win for them, considering their track record.

    PS: When I see Angie in a “Do Me”/”Did Me” look, I can’t help being haunted by those old red carpet pictures and videos of her making out with her creepy brother. HEEBY JEEBIES.

  • bravobravp

    I LOVE this look on her.

  • julnyes

    Oprah’s face reflects my inner feelings at this moment about Angelina’s whole look – Jolie is looking fine as wine. Brad is cleaner than we have seen him in awhile though his shirt is odd. Kudos to both of you!

  • Gatto Nero

    This is great. I love that she went for a tux.
    And he looks better than he has in ages.

  • JP

    I’m just happy he cut his hair. Little distracted by the nude bra under the blouse, but otherwise, I definitely said “wow” last night when watching the BAFTAs.

  • colorjunky

    I’m sorry but she looks sloppy as all get out from the belt up. If you are going Dietrich go all the way. No class in this. He’s fine.

  • alyce1213

    For me, a wing collar works only with tails. I hate it with a regular tuxedo. Also, his is all pushed up by the bow tie, which is clearly NOT tied, but a hook-on. Rookie mistakes (collar and tie) by a guy who should know better. And the too-long pants.
    I like her in a menswear look, but side-by-side tuxedos are too gimmicky for my gut. She needs to go more Dietrich and less “jbf” for the red carpet.
    Their cunning is palpable.

    • Pennymac

      “Their cunning is palpable.” I couldn’t have said it better!

  • Just Me

    Brad and Angie the movie stars showed up! Praise be.

  • She needs to do this Marlene Dietrich thing more often, methinks.


  • Jacob Bowen

    I just want to BE HER so I can DO HIM!

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    Love her…but I don’t understand the blouse, she should have worn a perfectly tailored tux shirt with an actual undone tie or something like a tie. The same amount of skin and sexy, just better.

  • Brava/o and welcome back!

  • OMFG, welcome back, Mr and Ms Smith!

  • Viviennne

    she does not look very happy to me…..

  • Sunraya

    Yawn. Such studied and false nonchalance. Give me Emma Thompson and her lively spirit. Their “Hot” does not impress me.

  • Blair Sylvester

    I dont think either of them is attractive or vivacious enough to throw in the towel on the styling front. Also since neither of them has put in an excellent performance in a good movie in a long time they might be bothered to put in a bit of effort.

  • CarrieBaby

    Glad to see her looking healthier since the last time I saw her on the red carpet. They both look great

    • i didn’t think of it til TLo mentioned it upstream, but this is sort of a declaration from her as a cancer survivor “I had a double mastectomy and my chestal area is still hot as fuck!”

  • Shawn EH

    Be them? Too much work. Do them? Totally!

  • quiltrx

    Now that is MY Brad! Definitely a “DO HIM” moment. (Guilty pleasure, I rather enjoy what I’ll always think of as “skater hair”)

  • kim bunchalastnames

    love them.

  • Clash D

    Woah Angie! Haaawt.

    I’m not diggin’ your haircut, Mr. Pitt. FYI you’re channeling Tom Cruise in that fifth photo.

    • totally! i felt that chubby-cheeked douche vibe but couldn’t quite identify it. tom cruise indeed. i think it’s the combination of the mostly clean shaven face and the shaved side haircut. now i know what’s been hiding under the scruff and, for me, it’s not pretty.

  • katiessh

    this would have been perfect with a strong lip.

  • Jecca2244

    i suspect we will be seeing a lot more of her as she pushes Unbroken, which she is directing and is expected to be released in December. Better be good. that book is amazing. sobbed all the way across the Atlantic as I read it on my way home from Paris a few months ago.

  • heartbot

    This is neither “be me” nor “do me.” This is a WE JUST DID EACH OTHER look.

  • Imasewsure

    He looks perfect… she doesn’t…. which is what makes this look so damn perfect for both of them. Plus it’s fun…

  • Violentcello

    I think her look has passed Do me and gone straight to Been Done. That’s a morning after look, for sure.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    OMG – HOT as Fuck indeed! These two clean up nicely, don’t they? Literally my only quibble is that I think her tux shirt could have been a little more fitted, but aside from that, it’s their only blight. They look fabulous!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Welcome back, hotness.

  • alainalynn

    I almost forgot that Brad was HOT AS FUCK!.. Almost..

  • Crystal