I used to be a huge Pitt fan, HUGEE!! I just came across this interview and it's like, what the hell happened to this man?? It is understandable if him and jen would not have worked out. That is okay, people break up all the time in hollywood. But it was the mean spiritedness. The way he set out to do it. He could not wait to run into another woman's arms. He could have had the break up, then taken at least 6 months to be single before getting together with the HO. But he just jumped in like a fool and it cost him everything. Sometimes I want to feel bad for him, like watching this video. Such a shame!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNEDXiIBhOE&feature=related
This is the minute that the hore decided she would have him or die trying. This
is what she had craved her entire life -- this kind of adulation. Just look at that crowd reaction -- this is why the media still calls him "golden' and "beautiful" because he was all that and more in 2004. Compare, also, the beautiful, affluent women screaming for him here, with his disheveled fans of the last few years (Looney for Clooney?), or even the prompted "Ellen" audience enthusiasm earlier this year. You can;t script moments like the ones in this video clip. It's hard to believe that he threw all that away in the next five years. He was beyond a phenomenon in 2004; he literally had every single woman in that very coveted demographic of 18-49, screaming for him, in the palm of his hand. Even Oprah was astonished at the reaction. That was the star power of Pitt. Nothing like it before or since. It's a shame that neither he nor Jolie realized that it was his wife that made him so golden -- look at him here, laughing at himself, humble, honest ("no, really, I started smoking again"), adorably embarrassed at being soooo quick to say, "no, no, I wasn't monastic when Jen was there" -- he almost blushed when Oprah tricked him into admitting that. That was the real Pitt eight years ago.
He was already preparing for MAMS at this point. He may have been lusting after Jolie or even fccking her already, but he wasn't thinking about anyone except his wife in the longterm in this interview. He's simply not that good an actor. Thank you for this, guest. I had actually forgotten why I used to adore Pitt and this footage reminds me. He would only ever experience the adulation that he did here once more, and that was at the Cannes premiere for Troy in May 2004, where he was so jealous and clingy with Jen.
He had to have known by then that the affair with Jolie was more than a passing phase, and, looking at pix and vid clips from that event, there is a genuine sadness and regret on his face and in his eyes as he looks at Jen at the red carpet, as he tucks a stray strand of hair out of her hair -- even to the very end, he could keep himself from touching her, reaching for her arm, grabbing her waist, caressing her hair. This is a man, I think, with tremendous regrets about the decisions he has made and the way he has chosen to live his life. But he doesn't seem enough in tune with himself to realize that. All he realizes is that he once was on top of the world, and he hasn't been even close to that pinnale again since he made the decisions that led to his wife leaving him.
On another note, he must miss Oprah's friendship. They seemed quite close, friends even, at the time of this video. Although -- the expression on her face, and the tone in her voice when she says "you know I love your wife" sounds, in retrospect, almost like a warning. Did anyone else catch that or is it just Monday morning quarterbacking on my part? At any rate, you know Oprah knew the whole story and the fact that she hasn't had Pitt on her show since then, or even really mentioned him, speaks volumes as to her opinion of his subsequent behavior.