Posted on Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 11:00am PDT By X17 Staff
Photo: Nadav Kander/New York Magazine
Whether he's rocking short hair or long, a shaved face or a full beard, Brad Pitt is the King of Hot!
And Brad proved that no one's taking that title away from him anytime soon when he intently stared off to the side in these brooding new pics from New York Magazine.
Brad opened up the mag about his new movie, Moneyball, for their Fall Preview '11 edition. Coming out this fall, the flick took years to make - Brad signed on to play the lead character Billy Beane in late 2007, but even with his support the movie went through many directors, writers and casts.
The 47-year-old actor says he actually "became obsessedâ€ with getting the movie made, telling the mag:
- â€œI saw it as a story about justice. How is a team with a $40 million payroll going to compete with a team with a $140 million payroll and another $100 million in reserves? Any talent they grow is going to get poached by the rich teams. That became really interesting to me.â€
Even after the film went through a production stoppage in 2009, Brad refused to give up. â€œI just couldnâ€™t let it go,â€ he says.
Hot and determined? Angelina Jolie is one lucky lady!
Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Columbia Pictures
Brad also opened up to New York Magazine about his Moneyball costar Jonah Hill, known as a chubby young comedic sideick until he lost a reported 40 pounds this year. He explained:
- â€œJonahâ€™s a revelation in this thing â€” heâ€™s a study in reserve. I think the most interesting work thatâ€™s been going on in the last couple of years is what the comedy guys have been doing. Guys like Jonah and Russell Brand and [Seth] Rogen and a few others â€¦ they picked up on an irreverence that started with Adam Sandler and continued with Will Ferrell, but theyâ€™ve been grounding it in a kind of pathos and humanity. I find it really strong work.â€
High praise from an important man, Jonah!
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