Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at “Maleficent” Private Reception

Posted on May 09, 2014

No Pitting or Pulling a Jolie here, darlings. They’re on the very best red carpet behavior.

 

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“Pitting” and “Pulling a Jolie” are terms we coined which are now in wide use the world over and we shouldn’t have to explain them to you because everyone knows what they mean and regularly laud us for our brilliance in coming up with them. We’re pretty sure they’re in the dictionary and everything. But for those of you who aren’t up on the absolute latest in bitchy lingo, “Pitting” refers to guys who think they’re so good looking they don’t have to put any effort in on the red carpet and “Pulling a Jolie” means roughly the same thing for the ladystars. These two were always the height of giving no fucks on the RC.

Which is why it’s so nice to see them both putting the effort in lately. There’s nothing wrong with being put together and elegant, amirite, Brad and Angie? Especially as you get a little older and branch out in your careers into things like producing and charity work. She looks truly spectacular. She and Elle are clearly dressing like their characters for the poledance, and while we wouldn’t normally applaud being so literal about it, we think this is a case where they and the movie are well served by making that constant connection between star and role. Also: that’s the best makeup job we’ve seen on her in some time. She looks radiant.

He looks a little sleazy, yes. The gold chain and the black dress shirt with two opened buttons? That’s never not gonna read “strip joint owner” to us. You add in the transition lenses and the slicked back hair and you’ve got a guy most ladies would cross the street to avoid. Except he’s Brad Pitt, which means he can do all these things and still come off looking hot. Besides, this is pretty much who he is. He’s not a George Clooney type, always showing up in the same classic suit or tuxedo. He’s always cultivated a slightly rougher image for himself. This is a long way of saying that none of this is our taste and we would not have advised him to make most of these choices, but he can pull it off because he’s Brad Pitt. Please don’t try this at home. Brad is a trained driver on an enclosed track.

 

 

 

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    • Kathy_Marlow

      I think they look great, cannot wait for the film.

    • psykins

      I agree, they both look amazing. And I am in awe/excited to see what looks like a FLAT on the red carpet! As far from nude sill putty as you can get.

      • Jane

        There could be hope for all of us stiletto challenged.

      • Sarah

        Not a hundred percent sure it’s a flat, but lower, for sure.

      • Jessica Freeman

        Not so sure that is a flat, but us girls can dream.

      • MilaXX

        It does look like flats.

      • tallgirl1204

        I thought the same thing. Isn’t one of the beauties of a floor-length dress that you can hide a comfy shoe under it? And it is sparkly so when the toes do peep out, they’re very dressy.

      • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

        I think it is. Hurray!

      • anneland

        Well… you got me thinking. So I googled their heights. She is 5’7 and he is 5’11. She should be 4 inches shorter in a flat, which looks about right.

        ETA: Maybe his hair is messing up my math.

        • psykins

          She’s only 5’7? I had this image of her as tall for some reason

    • Jane

      A little too Vampira. But otherwise, very nice.

    • deelup

      So gorgeous I could puke.

      • Mrs. Julien

        “She’s so refined, I think I’ll kill myself.”

        • The Versatile Chef

          Never too early for a little “Singin’ in the Rain” reference.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      The surgeon who did her breast reconstruction did an amazing job! That’s a challenging dress. She looks beautiful but a bit of colour on her lips and a shorter manicure would have made it a werq for me.

    • Jessica Freeman

      She’s never been a favorite actress of mine, but I still find myself in awe of how fricking gorgeous she is. I don’t even notice Brad is with her most of the time. He lost “it” ages ago for me.

    • Sarah

      Yes, love her makeup. She has a tendency to look overly wan and gaunt, and this is really playing up her incredible beauty. Also: no stringy RC hair for her! So easy, ladystars, to muster a simply chignon! Please take note!

    • Ginmaru

      I thought it was Elle in this movie?? Now I can’t even tell them apart. sigh.

    • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

      I do think the bodice of her dress looks a mite too large across the shoulder line, as though its about to slip off. And I can’t tell if that’s intentional or not. Otherwise, brava.

      • Sarah

        I wonder if that’s just a matter of tying the strings in back tighter? I have a shirt like that and if I don’t tie it just right, it slips off one or the other shoulder all day.

        • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

          Looking at it again, it looks like its actually too big all over the bodice, and too long in the sleeves. But a dress like that would be impossible to do temporary alterations on because of the bead work.

          • Sarah

            Yeah, I see the sleeves are too long. Definitely would need to be altered before construction, but one wonders who they think WOULD have fit that number, because AJ is a tall drink of water.

            • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

              Well, the fit model has to have been longer in the torso than Ms Jolie-Pitt for this to have happened.

          • jtabz

            Thanks for noting the sleeves. She looks lovely, but my eye went right to the bunching at the elbows … Perhaps because, as a shorty myself, I’m hyper-attuned to that particular tailoring issue.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I thought that there was something slightly off about the fit of the bodice.

          • KiP07

            Thanks for these notes and observations! Her hair and makeup look amazing, but there is something about the bodice that looks dowdier than I’d expect from Versace. I was having a bit of a flashback to the dress she wore to the Oscars. The idea of the dress is beautiful and definitely in her wheelhouse for this promotion junket, so your explanation really helps me make sense of the odd fit.

      • The Versatile Chef

        I’m getting a hint of Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan realness there.

    • In_Stitches

      He looks about a decade younger than he has been lately. Wearing clothes that fit and combing your hair can have a magical effect apparently. Still, it’s all black with slicked-back hair, so it’s cheesy as pizza, but everyone loves pizza, right?

      She…I’m having trouble with. The whole looks is a bit aging and unflattering, but it’s also perfect for the role and I’m on board with her dressing in a way that nods to the role. Plus, it makes her look powerful; for that alone, I’d give it an IN.

      • Monabel

        Not everyone loves pizza…

    • Danielle

      Her makeup is on POINT. She looks like porcelain.

      • Ginmaru

        And I love her hair in that beautiful updo. After all the squirrel bitten or just crawled out from under the bed hairstyles I have seen lately, this is a treat.

      • BEARAYMOND

        See. I was going to post that in several of the photos she looks like a wax figure of herself he is presenting. Especially with the slightly large dress and vacant/gazing into the distance stare. Beautiful, but total Fem-bot.

    • SugarSnap108

      I don’t love that dress, but it’s definitely appropriate. And yes, her face is gorgeous — which, of course, should never be difficult for her.

      He looks … clean. So great.

    • B_C_J

      I am not a fan of this dress perhaps because it seems to be to big for her but she looks more beautiful than ever. He looks sexy & sleekly groomed

    • PlethoraofBooks

      I love that she is putting in effort (him, I can take or leave personally). I just wish the V wasn’t giving the illusion that’s she’s so broad – because really, she’s not that big!

    • Carrie

      I’m liking this effort. This is what their job is and what they shoupd be doing!

      But yeah. Pitt looks like the guy you warn your girls to stay away from.

    • MilaXX

      This is the best I’ve seen the two of them in a long time. Lately either one of them gets it right or the other, but not both. I’ll even give Brad some slack on his look. The hair is growing in from that horrible mohawk and he’s not wearing a black tie. My only quibble are the gold chains. That mess went out with Joey Buttafuoco and even Brad’s prettiness can’t bring it back..

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Bonus points for the Joey Buttafuoco reference, lol.

    • Ginmaru

      I thought it was Elle in the movie???? Now I can’t even tell them apart.

      • sugarkane105

        No, you’re right, it is Elle in this movie. Though who can blame anyone for confusing them.

      • sienna elm

        Nice catch! I didn’t even notice that until I saw your comment. well done.

        • Ginmaru

          Thanks!

    • mimi

      i want to have sex with both of them

    • Mrs. Julien

      She is so beautiful it is distracting. I get brief glances at what looks to be a lovely, appropriate dress well suited to her, but then my eyes go back to that face. Wow.

    • ellisd123

      I can’t stop staring at the wrist details on the sleeve. Well played, Jolie… well played.

    • @Biting Panda

      I’m conflicted. In theory, they look spectacular, all they style points. They are full on Mr. & Mrs. Mysterious Villain. But they also look waxy and strained. Their vibe is not quite meshing with their looks. There is a smolder missing from this dark look.

    • sienna elm

      oh – if ever I had occasion to wear an Atelier Versace gown…this would be the one, but in a burgundy or deep eggplant colour please and thank you.

    • Judy_S

      This is the *least* sleazy I have seen him in a long time. I think he went up a notch or two for her. She looks amazing.

    • ovarB

      Hey look! It’s Rusty Ryan!!! All that is missing is a plate of food!!

    • Kristin

      I thought Brad looked pretty damn hot until I saw the chains. No, baby… no. The black on black will always make me think of Bradley Cooper strutting down that hotel corridor in The Hangover, which means I’m totally fine with it. Yum.

      I know that empirically speaking, Angelina Jolie is a gorgeous woman, but I just can’t muster up any enthusiasm for her. She looks lifeless to me, always.

      • EarthaKitten

        YUM. Okay, I’ll admit I thought Gordon Gekko looked sexy with his slicked back hair. i don’t think the glasses are transitions, I think they are tinted which I think are fabulous. I have no idea why stars force themselves to go without their glasses when sometimes they can tie a look together. While I normally hate the Johnny Cash ensemble, I think it works here with Angie. In fact, I think Angie looks rather waif in the photos where she is without Brad. But together, they are just fabulous.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      BK’s I must share my story, i am on vacation in London, elevator door opens on my hotel floor this morning, i step in, a gentleman, lady, i turn and i am face to face with Angelina!, she was here to do a press conference at my hotel for Malificent, I am trying to not blubber like a fangirl, i tell her I admire her humanitarian work, she says, thank-you, nice to meet you and shakes my hand….She is indeed stunningly beautiful close-up, and tiny…dressed in head to toe black, i am still in a bit of shock, one does not expect to be standing inches away from Ms Joile at 10am….:)

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        BEST BITTER KITTEN STORY EVER

        • schadenfreudelicious

          All i could think was how could i possibly snap a pic on an elevator for the BK’s and Uncles to share?! I think i may have apologized for something as well, always the Canadian! :)

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            Haha, this Canadian would have done the same thing! Love it.

        • alyce1213

          Good one, but you haven’t heard the one when I met Helen Mirren while she was taking a bath.

          • schadenfreudelicious

            Well lets hear it!

            • alyce1213

              It was a long time ago, ca 1989. Mr Cheetah co-wrote a movie (“Mortal Thoughts”) that was executive produced by Taylor Hackford, and had to go to LA for business meetings. I accompanied him a couple of times. Hackford invited us to his house, I think it was in the Hollywood Hills, nothing fancy. He wasn’t married to Helen yet, but they were living together. He gave us a tour and showed us beautiful handcrafted, antique furniture and doors he had imported from South America. Then he got to a door and opened it. “Hel, we have company” — and there she was, sitting in the tub, facing away from the door. She turned her head and casually threw off, “Oh hello.” We chatted for a few minutes AS IF this were a normal occurrence. She wasn’t as big a thing then as she is now, but I was starstruck and astounded.
              Much of my life has been show-biz adjacent, due to my acting sister and my hubs, also I’ve worked in film, so I have a couple more very unusual brushes with celebrity — like the time I walked out of my kitchen and found Debbie Harry sitting in my living room (also a long time ago, ca ’94).

            • schadenfreudelicious

              I think Helen in the tub trumps Angelina in the elevator!

            • alyce1213

              It was bizarre. Only in Hollywood?

      • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

        Such a lucky lady you are!

      • sk8tfan

        Fantastic story! What an experience!

    • nannypoo

      He looks better than usual but I would still cross the street to avoid him. The shirt, the chain, the shades and the hair are so creepy. He looks like a mafia reject.

    • Tara

      Elle, right?

    • Wink

      Brad is giving off a serious Matthew McConaughey vibe here… a little dirty, a little sexy and a little dangerous. Looks like the kind of guy you have an affair with, but stay married to your wonderful husband, Colin Firth. Angie is gorgeous, but her dress looks too big through the shoulders. (See third photo.)

      • jtabz

        Cheat on Colin Firth!
        (Clutches pearls in horror.)

        • Anna

          I, too, am horrified! To each their own and all, but if I were married to Colin, I’d be too busy re-enacting the “Nice boys don’t kiss like that/oh yes they fucking do” scene from Bridget Jones every day to stray from him.

          • Wink

            A couple of fellow Colin Firth admirers!

            • alyce1213

              We are legion.

    • mommyca

      this is the best HE has looked in ages in the RC… I’m impressed…

    • gloriana232

      “Please don’t try this at home. Brad is a trained driver on an enclosed track.”

      <3

    • ashtangajunkie

      She looks wonderful. That face! I die a little.

    • AC Simons

      They look a bit Madame Tussaud’s, but the overall effort is very nice.

    • FloridaFashionFan

      I don’t know. I think she looks too much like the Madame Tussauds wax image of herself. What a full on smile showing teeth would be too much??

    • Anna

      Well, quite a glittering assemblage, Ms. Jolie. You look better with lip colour, see: your character, The Mistress of All Evil.

      I want to say Brad is the rabble but, he looks pretty good, if a little Vegas nightclub bouncer, here.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I think the fact that they can do so little and look like this is what makes the Pitting and Jolie-ing so much more irritating. What did he do- shower and comb his hair and put on a suit? Like, that’s all it takes? Why is that too hard?

    • Sofia

      Gorgeous couple and love the dress, very classy. You can clearly sense the love they have for one another .
      Kind, selfless, and happy people is real beauty.

    • mich

      I just wish she’d lighten up and try to smile. Brad doesn’t have to do anything. ever.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      They haven’t looked this beautiful in a while. It’s so nice to see. Love her witchy dress, especially the sleeve detail.

    • mjude

      love their looks. brad is hot

    • BLauD

      He has never done a thing for me. The sleazy, smarmy look is a real turn off, and this just epitomizes it in a lot of ways.
      Her makeup does look fantastic, and the dress is lovely. Just wish the shoulders weren’t so wide. It looks as if it could slide off at any minute.

    • decormaven

      She looks healthy, they look happy, and both are appropriately dressed. Thankful for this!

      • Laylalola

        I guess I’m confused when people say she looks healthy — she didn’t have cancer, she was perfectly healthy, the controversy was over her deciding to go ahead and have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure when her body was healthy.

        • http://medium.com/@directordanic Danielle Colman

          True, but it has to take a psychological toll, and that often manifests physically. Plus she has had some weight fluctuations in the past – she’s never quite been a stick insect but there have been times when she’s been thin enough that it just hasn’t looked quite right, health-wise.

        • decormaven

          I’m just happy she’s healthy-looking after a major surgical procedure. I understand the reasoning behind the preventative measure. I hope her coming forth on the decision will help others who may be in a similar position.

    • Natalie Lane

      While they look like moviestars, I have some quibbles. Mainly with her. He obviously needs to get rid of the gold chains. She does look so stunning (hair perfection), but, I feel like I’ve seen this so many times from her! See: Governors Awards 2013, and Oscars 2014. I CANNOT unsee the similar beading on the arms. I do think this regal style is her absolute best look, but I’m just so very bored with it. We get it Ang, you love colorless, comfortable, beaded dresses.

    • KinoEye

      Perfect dress to wear to the premiere of a movie where you’re one of the most badass fairytale villains of all time. The pointy sleeves really send it into overdrive. Makeup is flawless. As for him, yep, anyone else who tried this would go straight to sleezeville, but he’s working it. He also looks very… refreshed. If I might say so.

    • sk8tfan

      I like how from their poses it looks like the sign says “Magnificent”. Truth in advertising here. She looks elegant, refined, and like a movie star. He looks like he’s holding her gambling winnings for her while she poses. At least his pants are hemmed properly, which isn’t always true with him. And thank God he got rid of the idiotic Jesus hair. I’ll give him a pass for that alone.

      • random_poster

        I wholeheartedly agree with you on the idiotic Jesus hair. That was an abomination.

    • MaggieMae

      About time you two remembered you are movie stars.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      He looks like a real person; she looks like a wax facsimile.

      • Shawn EH

        IE, he’s boring and she’s a woman in Hollywood.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Well done, both of them. I still remember watching “Burn after Reading” and the scene in which Pitt’s character is wearing a good suit, and thinking he’s just ridiculously goodlooking. Love the Versace dress, it really does read Malificent.

    • uprightcitizen

      I’m sorry, but in most of these photos, if you told me that Brad Pitt was posing with Angie’s wax figure from Madame Toussaud’s, I would totally believe you.

      • Carleenml

        yup. just totally creeps me out every time I see her now. can she even blink? it’s not even a “work done” thing – it’s just an expression that is absolutely FROZEN. terrifying.

        • Laylalola

          She’s not even 40 yet but has looked well beyond that for years now, in no small part because of her total lack of expression (she used to be so bursting with life). When she hit her 30s her taste in clothing and hairstyle also overnight suddenly veered into the octogenarian-attending-a-funeral range.

        • uprightcitizen

          Yeah. I find it creepy. I’ve often assumed the facade she puts on is out of fear, or an attempt to keep the public at a distance to protect her privacy, but you used to see a warm smile from her now and then. Now, these icy expressions read robotic, and kind of Stepford-wife like. It’s a shame such a beautiful woman can’t seem to relax and just have fun with her fame. Maybe it’s all Billy Bob Thornton’s fault.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            Fear of what? She used to be so vampy and lush. Her smile was positively devilish. Is this the smile of a woman with six kids? Because I only have one and I’m sure I look this zombified at times. I put it down to that, though not sure why her clothing choices have veer so far into frump territory. Maybe that’s also about being a mom? She’s now conscious of her public image because her kids are old enough to Google her?

      • boweryboy

        omg. I took a second look at the pics with this in mind. It’s freaky. The photo with her hand on Brad’s stomach is the only one that she looks real.

    • colorjunky

      I thought they were wax figures.

    • http://www.wilde-travels.com/ Jacob Marek

      Brad Pitt has never been to my taste, nor has “sleazy strip club owner,” but I can’t deny that he looks super-hot here for some reason!

      Oh yeah, Angie looks pretty good, too.

    • marlie

      The waist of the dress obliterates her figure a little, but overall they both look pretty good. I’m impressed. His shades and the slicked back hair are douchetastic, but it’s better than the alternative.

    • CeeLayton

      He’s not quite at the “Jack-Nicholson-hiding-his-old-ass-eyes-behind-gangster-glasses,” or is he?

      • Megan Au

        THIS^^^^^^^! I just said to my coworker “He’s the new Jack Nicholson”! And I have ALWAYS been skeeved out by Jack!

    • RedRaven617

      I have not seen them looks this “movie starish” and cohesive in a long time. A refreshing view.

    • imakeart

      That big ass ring looks like it’s gonna fall off her finger.

      • Laylalola

        And if Brad’s going to go for this look he really needs to be wearing about five more rings.

    • starryharlequin

      You know, I read the caption “Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props” and I thought, “That’s not very nice!” until I finished the sentence.

      • random_poster

        Haha! I did something similar, and I had to go back and re-read that sentence before continuing to scroll down.

    • msdamselfly

      That hustler /sleazebag look does not suit Brad Pitt. He could look so much better.

    • SewingSiren

      She looks pretty good, but needs a headdress of some sort. Contact Phillip Treacy next time Angie , he really knows the horned headdress. He looks like he directs snuff films in his basement. Does he direct snuff films in his basement? Because he defaults to this look ALOT.

      • formerlyAnon

        I haven’t laughed so hard at something I felt guilty about laughing at in a LONG time. Bless.

      • Shawn EH

        C’mon, not snuff films, surely! He doesn’t look evil. Porn films, sure.

      • demidaemon

        I don’t know. the possibility scares me.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Her face looks amazing, but the dress seems a size or two too big. I love that she’s sticking with the theme of the movie, but I guarantee you the Malificent PR team sat Angie down and was like, “We will not accept you ‘pulling a Jolie’ during this poledance. FUCK NAH. Represent or spend the summer in Mongolia recycling some shit.”

      • Imasewsure

        I can guarantee that the PR team didn’t even get to sniff the rarified air that Angie breathes… but I bet they were oh so pleased with this particular pole dance

    • Dandesun

      They look serviceable to me. Yes, it’s nice that Brad isn’t going for his typical homeless Jesus look but Angelina is still going for the black dress every. fucking. time.

      All that being said, neither one of these two has ever revved my motor so I generally have little fucks to give about them.

    • Shawn EH

      That hairline! Even with the gray goattee, his genetic gifts deserve constant praise.

    • Nika E

      This is the hottest ive seen Brad in a while. Really that goes for her too. The movie looks great, cant wait to see it.

    • Tricia

      Spot on about Brad, I think. I hate his slicked back greaseball hair but other than that — yum. For both of them. She looks like she’s ready to eat people up, as usual.

    • suzinrva

      I’m feeling a very Robert Evans vibe from Mr. Pitt. Not a good thing.

      • Shawn EH

        I’m feeling a sort of Robert Culp/Robert Vaughn thing going on. Or Robert Wagner? Definitely letting his Oceans 11 persona drag him to the land of Roberts!

        Which means Angie is Stephanie Powers!

    • Ashleigh

      These look like wax figures – they’re so “perfect”. But, wow, do they look GOOD! Somebody’s been hitting the spa.

    • formerlyAnon

      I dunno about him pulling it off. It depends upon how attractive one finds a trim Orson Welles.

      • Shawn EH

        Speaking just for myself: A LOT!

        • formerlyAnon

          Ha! I’m sure you have legions of like-minded Pitt-admirers!

    • AnaRoW

      They look good although I still prefer Brad’s hair long and not greasy. And I’m also not loving the false eyelashes on Angelina.

    • Mothra

      They really appear to be the most boring humans on the face of the earth. And they rarely look happy.

    • gitchygitchymama

      They’re both heavily costumed and I also have grave concerns about these 2 parents being associated with Di$ney………. Losing cred.

    • YoungSally

      They are on their best behavior because it is DISNEY —

      Nobody in their right mind messes with Disney.

    • sherrietee

      I’m sorry, but Mr. Pitt absolutely does NOT look hot here. Granted, he’s never really done much for me as a general rule, but his hair is greasy, the 70’s disco prowl garb, and the shaded lenses are just … ew.

    • Qitkat

      She seems to have perfected that thousand yard stare where she is not quite looking at anyone; her expression always seems to be just on this side of melancholy and desolation, I think things lie heavy in her heart and life. He is doing his damnedest to maintain a facade of the perfect couple who don’t give a shite what anyone else thinks. Posing on the red carpet for both of them seems like an excruciating exercise that must be done, but they both far prefer to be living life away from the (paparazzi) camera. But they both know how to look gorgeous when required, but it’s become mostly a uniform, easily put on and then discarded.

      • formerlyAnon

        She’s done several interviews on Charlie Rose in the last decade that make interesting watching. I can’t quite decide how much she is acting a persona and how much she is showing a side of who she is, in them. But she definitely comes off as someone who accepts things like red carpet appearances as a rather boring part of the job.

        • Qitkat

          Your comment made my realize I have never seen a lengthy serious interview with her. I especially enjoy Charlie’s interviews with creative people, so that’s something to seek out. Thanks.

    • golden_valley

      If I were a man and my facial hair is all gray, that would be the end of wearing facial hair. And Brad, leave the greasy looking slicked back hair to Jack Nicholson.

    • Mr. J.

      If they’re doing this for dumb old Maleficent (from the trailers, it looks sappy), think what they’ll be doing for the movie she directed! She wants that Oscar SO BAD.

      • dmkava

        I think if this movie bombs she’ll no longer be a box office star and will be shoehorned into Julia Roberts territory, hence the effort

        • ShaoLinKitten

          I don’t know about that. Julia Roberts got an Oscar nom for August: Osage County, and she still does well. Angie took a hiatus for a while due to her children and her health. If this movie bombs, she might do more directing, which I think is where her real interest lies. Brad got a Best Picture Oscar. She would probably love to add a Best Director Oscar to their mantle. They like being the Hollywood Power Couple ™.

          • dmkava

            what I’m saying is, not being able to carry a movie by herself anymore. She hasn’t brought one to over $100 million domestically since Erin Brockovich. Eat Pray Love was a disappointment and I’m sure Ms.Jolie does not want this new movie to end up like Mirror Mirror.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              Yeah, I get what you mean. JR hasn’t done anything really exciting or great in a while, though A Normal Heart might change that for her. Sadly, I feel like this may be more about the lack of big box office roles for women over 40 than anything about JR. AJ had one bomb (The Tourist), then has been mostly on hiatus/doing voiceover work since 2010. I think she has much more cultural cache than JR, and is such a mega celebrity that she’ll get more than just this one shot to get back on top. I’m not sure she even wants to be acting anymore, though. Be interesting to see where she goes with her career.

        • Carolyn

          It looks bad too. The clips have some woeful overacting.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I’m a Brad Pitt Stan, so I love his sleaziness. I imagine what his cologne would smell like. Sigh. Angie looks fabulous, but she still defaults to clothing that is too big for her, and is a bit frumpy. She has spent what, a decade now? Trying to expunge her sex kitten persona from the public memory. They look tight around the eyes, which makes me think they don’t love being on the RC much, but they do seem to like each other. I don’t mean to be corny, but I hope these two kids are for real. If this is some extended stunt marriage, that’ll be just depressing.

    • http://sharialbert.com shazziz

      is she in flats??

    • BobStPaul

      That’s the best Brad Pitt has looked in a long time.

    • KT

      Totally agree– they both look great. It’s true that a lot of what Brad is doing here looks sleazy, especially the shirt and the ill-fitting suit, but it’s totally working. I kind of prefer him in things like this than when he’s all perfectly-suited, like at the Oscars, where he looked a little stuffy and uncomfortable. I actually love the glasses on him, and the hair is working for me, too.

      I think part of why he gets away with looking a little douchey is because he’s hot and beloved by many, but also because he seems to be a genuinely good guy. He doesn’t really come off as pretentious, he does a ton for charity, and he chooses movies that are interesting and often socially-conscious. Sigh, I’ll probably always hold a candle for good ol’ Brad Pitt.

    • EEKstl

      Transition lenses – BIG guffaw. That dress is very odd to me but she’s making it work.

      • Shawn EH

        They’re very useful! #theshame

    • Loladog10

      Yeah, Brad’s greasy hair and the graying chin fuzz is so louche…and yet the guy won an Oscar for Best Picture. Overall, better than the wild man of the mountain hairdo. (Wonder if that was a wig.) You think Brad and James Franco are trading clothing tips?

    • somebody blonde

      She must REALLY want this movie to succeed. She’s been putting in the effort lately.

    • NeenaJ

      I didn’t even notice the gold chain – was too busy trying to figure out what is written on his belt buckle. Anyone know?
      LOVE the pointed cuffs!

    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      She looks spectacular. She also looks like she is deliberately posing like a wax museum figure of herself, to f with us a little. Good on ya, Anjelina.

    • lalahartma

      Wow! He cleans up nice! She looks rather matronly.

    • sojo

      WOW. They look head turning AH-MAZ-IIING.

    • altalinda

      I’m not feeling the radiance or greatness from Jolie. Meh. Black dress, hair in a bun.

    • courtney hooper

      Ok, but what does it say on his belt?

    • Miss_Led

      The sentence began (and should have ended there): Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney’s “Maleficent”

    • Mr. J.

      I just love when Angie puts her hand on Brad–“He’s mine!” It gets me very time. I am such a sap.

    • ms_kat

      Anyone else think that the shades give him a vague Jack Nicholson air?

    • AndieJay

      Oh, but the slicked back hair is so so SO much better than the Hal Weidmann hair.

    • MissAmynae

      The Linebacker and The Gigolo, coming from Disney straight to DVD, next year.

    • melanie0866

      Who died?

    • greyhoundgirl

      She is, of course, incredibly gorgeous–but I think her face looks over-Botoxed. Looks like she can’t really move it, or els she’s so bored she’s almost asleep.

    • demidaemon

      I can’t okay Brad’s look. It’s so wrinkly and sloppily tailored. Why would you do that to a Gucci suit?

    • BluesD

      Brad still looks kind of ick. Hate the greasy hair. Angelina looks beautiful and I love the dress though the tie in the back bugs me. It reminds me of cheap Halloween costumes.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

      I love the way Jolie has been dressing for this pole dance–it’s the best she’s dressed in aaaaaages.

    • e jerry powell

      Every time I see the names Versace and Gucci in the same paragraph, I expect that some kind of war will be breaking out. This is not so bad, though.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Are you sure those are real people and not the Madame Tussaud’s version? They both look waxy to me.

    • Inoj

      How can you not see this is Blanche Devereaux 2014?!

    • icm

      I beg to differ but I don’t think he can pull it off. Sleazy was my first reaction as well. Being sleazy can in no way be a good thing no matter what one looks like.

    • PeaceBang

      I can admit here that I’m obsessed with Maleficent and am LIVING for opening night!

    • AnnaleighBelle

      That face, though.

      That face is so beautiful and serene it makes me weep. I don’t know what it says about me that I think Angelina Jolie, Christina Hendricks, and Lupita Nyong’o have the most breathtaking faces I’ve ever seen, but what it is, it is.

      Brad looks snarky and lovely as well.

    • Man Dala

      Angelina looks absolutely regal. Brad Pitt looks good but his pants are a bit to “crotchy” for my liking. Plus he’s starting to look like Bono.

    • Sunraya

      I think she is a snooze fest here, and he is still sleazy looking. Sorry to disagree.

    • frumpybiscuits

      I guess I’m alone in this but the bodice looks soooo terrible. It’s lopsided and makes her look droopy. Hate the dress. If my 90 year old auntie wore it – that would be OK. Jolie? No.

    • FridaStaire

      I wish he’d ditch the face fungus.

    • Chevalle

      Angelina was basically born for Disney Villain drag. Eleganza!

    • Kelly

      Nope. Looking like an extra in the “Godfather” movies is never going to be hot. Not even Brad Pitt can pull it off. Sleazy look is sleazy. Angie, however, looks great, at least from the neck up. But the sliding-off-her-shoulders dress with the bulky, uneven bodice — not so great.

    • SierraDelta

      Why is he sporting more bling than she is?

    • jackie

      She looks really tired to me ….