Monday, March 16, 2009

Brad Pitt Really is the Perfect Man

I used to be among the small crowd who didn't understand the Brad Pitt hype. That all changed, though somewhat belatedly, when I happened to choose the film Legends of the Fall out of my roommate's DVD collection. At the end of the movie, despite my tears, or maybe because of, I had fallen in love with Brad Pitt. More likely, I fell in love with his character, Tristan; the wild, brooding, long haired heart-breaker in the movie, but still, I had converted.

A slap for myself in the face, here he is on People's cover around the time he starred in Legends... if only I had believed them, I could have been enjoying him now for more than half my life...

Alas, only a couple years later, I find out that Brad Pitt is not only handsome, but funny! The film Burn After Reading did the convincing this time, and a fine job it did. He plays a character completely unlike anything else he has done. The role seems as if it was made for some two-bit actor, although it wouldn't have been done this well by anyone else. His part was the highlight of the movie. In fact, I found myself quite disappointed when his character was killed, although, he definitely went out with a bang.

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Born and raised under the Los Angeles sun and smog. At sixteen spent some time in LA County Juvenile Detention Center, although never really learned her lesson. Moved to Boston for the classic college experience. Spray painted graffiti in the Paris Metro during six month stay in the Marais. Survived an ultra fabulous and frightening internship at Vogue Magazine while living at a nunnery in Hell's Kitchen. Lived a year in Seoul, a city which can only be compared to a Disneyland theme park. Written four hundred sixty-four words of an undisclosed masterpiece novel. Currently pondering her next adventure and also the meaning of her memoirs from an artist's loft in dirty Brooklyn.