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.

NYMag082311.jpgBrad 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 obsessed” with getting the movie made, telling the mag:

    “I 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.”

Even after the film went through a production stoppage in 2009, Brad refused to give up. “I just couldn’t let it go,” he says.

Hot and determined? Angelina Jolie is one lucky lady!