If there is anyone on this earth who doesn’t need a name tag, it’s Brad Pitt.
In fact, if you don’t know who Brad Pitt is, you’ve probably been living in an underground bunker for the past thirty years, without internet, TV or a tabloid magazine.
However, during the Oscars 2020 nominees luncheon in Los Angeles overnight, Pitt added an unusual accessory to his suit. A name tag.
“Brad Pitt — Actor In A Supporting Role, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” it read.
Is there anyone on earth who needs a name tag less than Brad Pitt? LOL.
According to reports, other celebrity nominees like Pitt’s co-star Leonardo DiCaprio opted to forgo the badge — presumably because they suspected people knew who they were.
Why did Brad bother? We suspect it was his trademark sense of humour coming out to play.
So, in light of this, here are five times William Bradley Pitt made us laugh — and without even trying.
1. During his Golden Globes Award Speech
During his acceptance speech at the 2020 Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Pitt joked about his single status, his “partner in crime, LDC” and made a hilarious Titanic reference.
“Thank you to the eclectic and ever raucous Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
“You know, when I was starting out, these names that were just listed — [Al] Pacino, [Joe] Pesci, [Tom] Hanks, my de facto mentor from afar, Sir Tony Hopkins — wherever you are Tony, you know I love you — were like gods to me. And this is an honor in itself, and all my respect, sincerely.
“I have to start by thanking the man himself, Mr. Quentin Tarantino — the man, the myth, the legend — for this experience, for the film. One I’ll never forget. I thank you, my brother, I really appreciate it.
“I also have to thank my partner in crime, LDC. Before ‘The Revenant,’ I used to watch, you know, year after year his costars accept awards and thank him profusely. I know why. He’s an all-star, he’s a gent, and I wouldn’t be here without you and I thank you.
“Still, I would have shared the raft.
“There are so many people who I want to thank, who all gave their very best. I’m just going to squeeze it down to our producers, Shannon McIntosh, David Heyman. I want to thank Tom Rothman for his big balls taking on this film. I want to say hi to my folks because, hey, they’re back in the Ozarks.
“I wanted to bring my mom, but I couldn’t because anyone I stand next [to them], they say I’m dating.
All right, thank you.”
2. During his Golden Globes Speech
At the 26th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Pitt won again for Best Supporting Actor.
While we knew he had some serious acting chops, his speech that was filled with jokes about Tinder and Quentin Tarantino’s love of feet.
Read the full transcript below:
“I’m going to add this to my Tinder profile.
“Thank you, my brothers, my sisters, this means so much—more than I can possibly fathom. I want you to know I watch everything, I watch you all, and the work has been mesmerizing, so I thank you. I want to thank my costars, Leo, Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet…seriously, Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA.
Now, we all know what we do is a team sport and we elevate each other, and I got to work with some amazing, amazing people. Mr. Pacino, Mr. Dern, Kurt Russell, Leo, Dakota, Tim…where are you guys? Ms. Butters, a bunch of the new generation, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler. You all elevated my game, and I hope I did the same for you. Let’s be honest, it was a difficult part. Guy who gets high, takes his shirt off, and doesn’t get on with his wife? It was a big stretch.”
Unfortunately he has since come out and said he is not on Tinder.
3. When he revealed that he and Edward Norton got high at a screening of Fight Club.
When Pitt made a guest appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast in January, he told a story in which he and co-star Edward Norton attended an early screening of Fight Club in Venice. Unfortunately, no one in the audience found the film funny. Except for Pitt and Norton who had decided to smoke a joint beforehand.
“For some reason, we thought it would be a good idea to smoke a joint before…” he told Maron.
“We go in and they put you up in the balcony. You sit next to the guy who runs the festival. Everyone’s looking at you, they clap, you sit down. It’s very formal. The first joke comes up and it’s just crickets. It’s dead silence. And another joke and it’s just dead silence. This thing is not translating. Subtitles, it is NOT translating at all. The more that happened, the funnier it got to Edward [Norton] and I and we just start laughing. So, we’re the assh—s in the back laughing at our own jokes. The only ones.”
4. When he joked he was too old to know the first rule of Fight Club
Cult classic Fight Club is now more than 20 years old and when Pitt was Honoured with the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January, the actor accepted the accolade with another hilarious speech.
“Wow, it’s things like this and nights like these that tell me I’m old. I’ve been around a while and I’ve been doing this for a bit … I can’t do night shoots anymore, and I’ll gladly hand a stunt over to a stunt man. I no longer remember the first rule of Fight Club. But it’s also nights like this where I get to look back and feel really, really blessed. I feel so fortunate to all the amazing people I’ve been able to work with who have taught me so much and who’ve touched my life.”
5. When he played Will on Friends
We know, we know. This was a long time ago, but it was just so great.
Pitt was already a huge movie star prior to his 2001 appearance on Friends, where he portrayed the role of Will Colbert on the season eight episode, “The One with the Rumor.”
At the time, Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still married and since Aniston’s character Rachel was such an important part of the show, Pitt often visited his wife on set — however, would stay out of sight.
The team behind the series decided to have him star in a special episode, which served as the annual Thanksgiving special that year — where he played a founding member of the “I Hate Rachel Green” Club alongside Ross Gellar.
Of course, Rachel flirts with Will, only because she didn’t recognise him, until she realised who he actually was.
Best to catch a glimpse of it yourself.
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