Thursday, July 23, 2009

Brad Pitt Gives The World's Fastest Interview

The German publication BILD sat down with Brad Pitt for an interview. He drove over 2 hours to get to the interview on a motorcycle, but the actual interview appears to have lasted about 5 minutes. Brad didn't get mad or anything he just gives the fastest answers ever. Normally I would just give you the highlights, but the interview is so short that I will give you the interview in its entirety.

The background was that both the reporter and Brad wanted a beer but two bodyguards had chased away the waiter. Did the bodyguards follow Brad while he was driving his motorcycle? That seems kind of wasteful. Did he just hire random guys when he got to the city?

Brad Pitt: “You brew good beer in Germany.” He laughs. “My sunglasses are good for hiding puffy eyes after drinking.” They are from the 80s.

BILD: How would you rate your film if you were a critic?

Brad Pitt: “Lots of fun! I’m happy with it, because all the actors are great. Each one is a mini star!”

BILD: What does your wife Angelina Jolie think?

Brad Pitt: “She really likes it. She laughed a lot.”

BILD: You play an American soldier who scalps Nazi’s in a hit team and finally kills Hitler.

Brad Pitt: “Yes there’s a lot going on in the movie, we had lots of fun. You have some great actors in Germany.”

Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl, Christoph Walz, Diane Kruger and Gedeon Burkhard all starred in the film. For a world famous actor Brad is surprisingly normal. He is relaxed, has a friendly voice and is almost humble about his fame.

BILD: Who is the real Brad Pitt?

Brad Pitt: He is sitting right in front of you. There’s nothing else.

BILD: Are you still a big kid?

Brad Pitt: “No I’m not a kid anymore – I have six children.” Maddox (7), Pax (5), Zahara (4), Shiloh (3), and the twins Vivien & Knox (1).

BILD: Have you found happiness in life?

Brad Pitt (nodding): Hm – yes. I am on the path I want to be on.”

BILD: Do you believe in God?
Brad Pitt (smiling): “No, no, no!”

BILD: Is your soul spiritual?
Brad Pitt: “No, no, no! I’m probably 20 per cent atheist and 80 per cent agnostic. I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, until then there’s no point thinking about it.

BILD: Are you scared of ageing?

Brad Pitt (smirking): The grey hairs on his beard glisten: “No I like it. I think it’s good.”

BILD: What is your typical day as a dad?

Brad Pitt: “I get going early, make breakfast, get the kids dressed, brush their teeth and take them to school. Angelina is working at the moment. We take turns.”

BILD: Angelina told me once about your giant bed where all eight of you snuggle up?

Brad Pitt: “Yes we have a 3 metre wide bed, but even that isn’t big enough. They all come crawling in in the morning. It’s just about surviving! We all have sleep deprivation."

BILD: Do you find the time to make love?

Brad Pitt (looks puzzled): What?

BILD: Is it sometimes just the two of you?

Brad Pitt: “Yes we make time for ourselves. It’s very important for every relationship.”

BILD: How? Do you fly off somewhere?

Brad Pitt: “That’s a trade secret!”

BILD: Your answers are very short and quick.

Brad Pitt (beaming): “Ha! I’m a father of six. You have to be quick and focused.”

BILD: What car do you drive?

Brad Pitt: I’m not a car person. I like motorbikes.”

BILD: You are driving from Berlinto Prague?
Brad Pitt: “Yes for fun! 2 ½ hours just straight on the whole way.“

BILD: How many motorbikes do you have?
Brad Pitt: “Sorry, but I’ve got a problem with that one”. He smiles sheepishly.

BILD: Why? Too many?
Brad Pitt: “Yeah! To be honest I don’t know how many I have.“

BILD: Has money changed you?
Brad Pitt: “It makes everything easier, but money can also be a burden.“

BILD: Do your rings have a story?
Brad Pitt: “No I just like them.“

BILD: And your watch?
Brad Pitt (checks): “Yes, a Rolex.“

BILD: Your necklace?
Brad Pitt: “From my girl.“

BILD: What is your most important possession?
Brad Pitt: “My family - and yes a couple of my motorbikes.“

His laugh fills the bar.

So, what do you think? Five minutes, maybe ten? This could have been done over the phone. The only thing we learned is that he doesn't believe in God and do they move that bed with them wherever they go?


lmnop123 said...

I'm glad he was honest about being an atheist but for some reason it rubbed me the wrong way.

MISCH said...


canadachick said...

Meh if i had people asking me questions and paparazzi following me all the time i'd be giving a lot stranger answers just to mess with people.

jax said...

i swear he was high.

RocketQueen said...

I watched Fight Club again last night. He is delicious in that movie.

Carrie L. said...
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kris said...

jax, I agree....

Mika said...

He was probably Drunk already. I like the part where he says he doesn't mind aging... what a joke. he uses fillers on his face. LoL The reporter looks messy hahah!

Carrie L. said...

Did I miss something - did Ang & Brad marry, because the interviewer refers to her as his wife. And in terms of the love making question...really? I'm sure some people care, but give me a break. Inappropriate.

Caroline said...

Carrie, many people refer to Angie as his wife, even though they are not legally married. (In fact, I seem to remember George Clooney calling her Brad's wife a couple of years back, making a joke about "that ugly wife of his...")

A good friend of mine and her (make) partner have lived together for years, are raising a son together, and have totally intertwined their lives together, call themselves husband and wife but are not legally married, so I guess it isn't that uncommon for the terms to be used that way. Kind of makes you wonder why they don't just sack up and do it, but that is their business.

Marna Palmer said...

Hm, I seem to be in the minority here but I liked it. Most stars wax on for 20 minutes just to hear themselves talk because they're fond of the sound of their own voice. Brad seems kind of normal, just answering the question with the amount of info he feels he needs to give in order to answer it. Makes him seem more normal in my book.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like this interview was translated from English to German and then back to English.

Unknown said...

This interview of Brad's reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Krusty comes into a studio to record his voice for his doll while Lisa is also there for the same thing. He does it in about fifteen seconds and when he's finished he says "Budda-bing, budda-boom, I'm done. Learn from a professional, kid." and the next thing we hear is tires squealing... But, maybe that's just me.

empyrios said...

that was- to quote Homer J. Simpson-


Sue Ellen Mishkey said...


Oh man, did that make me laugh. Especially the tires squealing part.

jlb said...

So, he says he has to stay quick and focused because of all the kids, but he's got the time to drive for 5 hours - not counting interview time etc - just cause he could?

BigMama said...

You know, I never got his appeal. Clinically he is cute and an average actor, but DAMN there are much more talented people out there. I suspect he is one of those people who are only interesting after a few hits and a bottle of tequila....or three....

captivagrl said...

brad is a bore. the translation is really bad too.

Pookie said...

meh. still a douche.

farmgirl said...

I had read this article before, and I quite liked it. I am a little surprised by all the hate here.
He answered much the way I would, and I really appreciate the fact that he hasn't jumped on the god bandwagon just to satisfy the bible thumpers.
He is terrific.

labgrrl said...

poor guy - money IS a burden. especially when you can't remember how many motorcycles you own.

ardleighstreet said...

I would someday like to get to the point where I think money is a burden and not a necessity.

0 said...

Why do people constantly refer to Angelina as his wife, and he as her husband? I thought the two said they weren't going to take that route.

Jasmine said...

@farmgirl- I agree, I found it honest and real and yeah real can be boring, the questions were boring themselves, what was he supposded to do, add fake stories and build himself up. You all would have hated him for that even more. And i agree, the sex question was way outta line.

E said...

"BILD: What does your wife Angelina Jolie think?"

...but they arent married...

"BILD: Do you find the time to make love?

Brad Pitt (looks puzzled): What?"

this made me laugh though

Unknown said...

This sounds like a problem with the person doing the interview more than with Brad. Terrible questions!

bionic bunny! said...

not a very bright boy, though. says he doesn't believe in god, and that he is not spiritual. he then qualifies that by saying he is 20% atheist and 80 agnostic.
somebody either got those figures or those terms bass ackwards.

but yeah, the interview does kinda read like stereo/ikea instructions.


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