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PostSubject: Brad Pitt in Parade Magazine 2009   Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:14 am

In this week’s issue of PARADE, Brad Pitt talks about his decision to become a father, why he won’t marry Angelina Jolie and the risks he’ll take for love. Check out the excerpts below, then visit Parade.com on Friday (Aug. 7) for the full interview.

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Wanting what's best for his children. "Would it bother me if a child of mine turns out to be gay? No, not one bit. Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are."

Why he won't marry Angelina Jolie.
"I have love in my life, a soul mate--absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it--hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment."

The right to love.
"Man, I resent people telling others how to live! It drives me mental! Just the other night, I heard this TV reverend say that Angie and I were setting a bad example because we were living out of wedlock, and people should not be duped by us! It made me laugh. What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they're not hurting anyone? How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you're lucky, maybe two or three."

Knowing real love.
"Do you know how you tell real love? It's when someone else's interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else--of family, of your kids--becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life. It's what you foster and protect. You have to recognize real love when it's there and know that in going after it there is always risk. To live with love, you have to chance losing it. That's also true when you decide to have kids. It's the risk you take for love."

Lessons learned.
"As I've gotten older I've become aware that time is fleeting. I don't want to waste whatever I have left. I want to spend it with the people I love, and I want to do things that really mean something."

Admitting his fears.
"Angie's mom died a couple of years ago of cancer. I haven't had to face a lot of death. I'm untried in that way, and I don't know how I will deal with it. My real fear at this point is the safety and health of Angie and the kids. The fear of losing them is what keeps me up at night."

Owning up to his biggest role.
"I don't know who or what is meant to be in my life, but this is certainly where I want to be. Here with them. I think this is the pinnacle. Even as I'm bound to this thing, in a way I'm freer than I've ever been."

Becoming a family man.
"My life has been about big changes. It's always been that way. When I go down a path, I take it to the end. Then I take another one. I took the path of not having kids--now it's time for family. Children are a dominant value in my life now, and they weren't before. They were always something I thought I'd get around to having when the time was right. It wasn't what I was really seeking. In a way, I think I had to go and exhaust me before I could be good at being a parent. This family is full of life! There are laughs, aggravations, irritations, but at the end of the day, it's fun. When life is really good, it's messy."

His early days in Hollywood.
"I liked to smoke a bit of grass at the time, and I became very sheltered. Then I got bored. I was turning into a damn doughnut, really. So I moved as far away from that as I could. I was done. In Missouri, where I come from, we don't talk about what we do--we just do it. If we talk about it, it's seen as bragging."

Building his dream house.
"This was my first architectural experience where I tried doing something myself. It is something I wanted to do for decades. This is like play to me. It's the only thing that can take me away from any problems I may have. After a few years of work, it came out so nice. Now I've got so many damn kids, it's the only place we could all fit in. We're double-bunking rooms as it is."

About the secret stone grotto behind the waterfall in his pool...
"[It's] a great place for sex."

Raising an international family.
"I travel a lot. I don't feel restless, I just like to travel. I like to see it all. We're trying to spend more time in the South of France, because our kids have a more normal life there. I don't believe there is any way around our kids being international. So we have projects in each of their respective countries, and we put a big emphasis on their learning their native languages."

His foreign fantasy.
"I wish there had been an emphasis on learning a foreign language where I grew up. It frustrates the hell out of me. I've studied French. I don't speak it. I'm working on it. It's real slow going. Oh, how I suffer! Those synapses never formed! They're dry-docked for good!"

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PostSubject: Re: Brad Pitt in Parade Magazine 2009   Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:16 am

Brad Pitt Extras: Life With Angelina, His Spirituality and More

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Family life with Angelina.
"Having a family is a choice. It's certainly more than the ball-and-chain that country songs sing about. Our family is the base that gives Angie and me the long tether to go out and do all these other things. It's a big step we've taken. We've put down roots together. As Angie and I carve out our time as a couple, we carve out our lives as individuals."

Working with Tarantino on Inglorious Basterds.
"I did the movie because I'm a Tarantino fan. It's an outrageous movie and it's hilarious. From my perspective, making it was like a reward for decades of hard work. I've never had a nicer experience making a movie. It's a revenge fantasy. It kind of stomps and tap dances all over the [WWII stigma]. I expect I will get some flack for it. But it's Quentin Tarantino, man."

Finding vengeance.
"You know who enjoyed making the movie the most? The German actors! I realize that they, being a younger generation, have to carry the stigma from World War II. And, in this film, they got to stomp all over that thing. Everyone's born of a particular nationality and it seems you have to carry the sins of the fathers even if you had nothing to do with their crimes. And you really feel the frustration with that and the need to shake that off."

Dealing with the spotlight.
"When you're out in public, you're always on, and you've got to keep moving like a shark. Otherwise, if you stop, you draw a crowd and you have to sign autographs and do photos. I needed to get done with all that. So I moved as far away from that as I could. I don't know anything else anymore. And I've got a good workability with it. There's perks with it, pluses that I've used to my advantage. There are also losses of privacy, but I've learned to construct ways to find that privacy. I don't know any other way of being."

His life in France
"There's real value in the quality of life in France. They've got a great healthcare system, great education. The Lycee Francaise is a bilingual international school that works for us because we can plug the kids into the school program even if we are off doing a movie somewhere, like London or New York. Most places have a Lycee program."

The right to love.
"It's ridiculous that Prop 8 took away gay people's right to marry! I have no understanding of that kind of hatred. Maybe it's fear of difference or of the unknown. If you feel belittled, maybe you need someone else to belittle to feel powerful. It's the only way I know how to explain it. You've got religion telling you what to think about homosexuality, about marriage. They say homosexuality is a choice, a lifestyle, something you can be cured of, and that isn't true. But if you're tucked away and have no friends who are gay, you'll believe what the preachers say. Just think of it in terms of being in love--how would you feel if someone told you that you couldn't be with the person you loved?"

On bigotry."Why would anyone hate another race? Or hate Jews? Or gays? Maybe hatred is something that is passed on--like a kid who was beaten by his father and then grows up to beat his kid. It is the only way I would know how to explain it."

On his spirituality.
"I grew up in a Christian community and for me the positive thing was that once a week, on Sundays, we focused on bigger issues. But the negative to me is that it was very stifling in the end because it was about what you can't do. Now, Christians will argue, 'That's not true.' To me, I just found Christianity to be, 'Don't do this, don't do that.'"

His true love -- of architecture.
"Architecture is like play to me. As a boy, you play with Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Legos, and you get interested in how things are made, like cars and drills and all that. Years later you come back around to what interested you as a boy. Now if I have something that I'm dealing with that's causing me a lot of stress, my mind goes to architecture. I walk around the yard and start thinking about what I need to do to the house structurally. It's similar to puzzles in that way, like a crossword puzzle or anything else I can put my mind into. It's a relief for me."

Responding to Hurricane Katrina's aftermath in New Orleans.
"I fell in love with the place after spending a lot of time on a film there (Interview With The Vampire, 1994) I found it to be an authentic city, and it's still that. When Hurricane Katrina happened in 2005, I experienced the same outrage as everyone else who was watching the news at that time. I went down to see it for myself. I walked around the area and I thought, naively, 'This isn't too difficult to repair. We've just got to rebuild.' I really had no idea of what I was talking about. To me, the whole thing was a justice issue. There's a responsibility to correct that wrong. I think it's the government's responsibility. But I saw a way to help, and sometimes that's what it takes, isn't it?"

Looking towards the future.
"I'm really enjoying my life right now. I don't know what the future is. I certainly don't have any political aspirations. Hopefully, I can get done what needs to be done by working with people who do have those aspirations. Movies are a team sport, and you're subject to the director's vision, and the editors, and some of the other things that are going on. I look forward to finding this singular thing that's just for me to discover and then, if it works out in the world, it works, and if it doesn't, it doesn't. I'm not talking about film at all. I'm talking about something beyond film."

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PostSubject: Re: Brad Pitt in Parade Magazine 2009   Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:47 am

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PostSubject: Re: Brad Pitt in Parade Magazine 2009   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:16 am

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Inside The Private World Of Brad Pitt by Dotson Rader

'My life has been about big changes," says actor Brad Pitt. "It's always been that way. When I go down a path, I take it to the end. Then I take another one. I took the path of not having kids-now it's time for family." He tells me this during a long afternoon at his home in L.A.

"Children are a dominant value in my life now, and they weren't before," Pitt continues. "They were always something I thought I'd get around to having when the time was right. It wasn't what I was really seeking. In a way, I think I had to go and exhaust me before I could be good at being a parent."

Pitt was a big star before he met actress Angelina Jolie on the set of 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith. But as a couple, they are an international phenomenon-photographed, admired, besieged. Their daughter Shiloh was born in 2006. Last year they had twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox. They also have three adopted children: Maddox, 8, Pax, 5, and Zahara, 4.

"I don't think I was all that late in becoming a father," Pitt says. He is 45, Jolie is 34. "My oldest boy is 8. Man, you just have to stay alert in case one of them has a problem, and then you need to find things to calm you down. I've discovered that classical music works as a great pacifier." He laughs. "This family is full of life! There are laughs, aggravations, irritations, but at the end of the day, it's fun. When life is really good, it's messy."

Pitt is delightful company-relaxed, thoughtful, and unpretentious. What is most disarming about him, however, is his eager hopefulness, his Midwestern good-guy optimism. He resembles one of those average Joes whom Gary Cooper and Tom Hanks played onscreen-immensely likable, good-hearted, and a touch naive.

In short, Pitt is nothing like the man he plays in his new movie, Inglourious Basterds, a World War II revenge fantasy about a squad of Jewish-American soldiers in Occupied France. He's the squad's commander. The film is due out Aug. 21.

Pitt was raised with two siblings in a devoutly Baptist family in Springfield, Mo. In 1987, he dropped out of the University of Missouri and moved to L.A.

"I had never been west of the Rockies," he says. "I'd never been on a plane before. When this celebrity business happened, it was like I hit a wall."

After his role as a sexy cowboy in 1991's Thelma & Louise, Pitt found himself in a string of hit films, including A River Runs Through It, Interview With the Vampire, and Legends of the Fall.

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"I liked to smoke a bit of grass at the time, and I became very sheltered," he recalls of his early days in Hollywood. "Then I got bored. I was turning into a damn doughnut, really. So I moved as far away from that as I could. I was done. In Missouri, where I come from, we don't talk about what we do-we just do it. If we talk about it, it's seen as bragging."

Pitt says he found a new path for himself when, in 1995, he bought a historic property in West Los Angeles that needed work and, by restoring it, discovered his love of architecture and design. He is a whiz at both, and it shows.

Immensely house-proud, Pitt takes me on a tour of his property-two early 20th-century Craftsman houses, a kids' playhouse, two pools, and an artificial waterfall that conceals a secret stone grotto. The last, he confides, "is a great place for sex."  The entire property is walled with fences and hedges and overlooks the city.

"This was my first architectural experience where I tried doing something myself," Pitt says. "It is something I wanted to do for decades. This is like play to me. It's the only thing that can take me away from any problems I may have. After a few years of work, it came out so nice. Now I've got so many damn kids, it's the only place we could all fit in. We're double-bunking rooms as it is."

He shows me the two-room master suite he created out of stone and elegant hardwood paneling. The bathroom is marble, including the tub and toilet. "There's something about stone that feels so nice," he says. "Everything in this house is custom-made. I went crazy."

The bedroom's design is austere, paneled in walnut. There is a king-size platform bed and, nearby, framed photographs of the family.

As we leave the house, we run into Jolie and two of the children. Pitt introduces me, and she smiles. Jolie is wearing a black body stocking and an enormous yellow clown wig. The two little girls with her, Zahara and Shiloh, jump up and down and squeal with delight at seeing their dad. Their hair is dyed blue, and they have washable dye stains on their hands. "We've been to the party costume store," Jolie explains. She giggles and fluffs her wig with her hands like a flirtatious Mae West, and we laugh.

Pitt and I end the afternoon in his studio. He makes us drinks. "This isn't our primary home," he says, almost regretfully. "It's one of our base camps."

Pitt and Jolie have homes in France, their principal residence, and in New Orleans, where he is involved in rebuilding an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina. It is only one of the many humanitarian causes to which the couple give time and millions of dollars.

"A while ago, when Angie returned from visiting Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she told me about these injured young men there who'd come back from the war," Pitt says. "There was one guy who lost all his limbs and one of his eyes, and Angie told me about his great spirit, his bravery. So each day I can't help but think about him waking up with the same injuries every morning, dealing with his war-damaged body for the rest of his life. I don't know the answer for the kind of hurt he has suffered. I'm always amazed by people's stories and the pain that they carry-such real need and such courage! I feel fortunate I can try to help.

"I travel a lot," Pitt says about his itinerant ways. "I don't feel restless, I just like to travel. I like to see it all. We're trying to spend more time in the South of France, because our kids have a more normal life there.

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"I don't believe there is any way around our kids being international," he says. "So we have projects in each of their respective countries, and we put a big emphasis on their learning their native languages." Each of the adopted kids hails from a different country-Cambodia, Ethiopia, Vietnam.

"I wish there had been an emphasis on learning a foreign language where I grew up," Pitt says. "It frustrates the hell out of me. I've studied French. I don't speak it. I'm working on it. It's real slow going. Oh, how I suffer! Those synapses never formed!" He taps his head. "They're dry-docked for good!" He laughs, and his eyes crinkle up in delight. He suddenly looks like a 15-year-old boy who just stole third base.

I tell him that he seems happy. He grins again and nods. "I guess so," he replies. "I have love in my life, a soul mate-absolutely." He is referring to Jolie.

Pitt had been engaged twice-first to Juliette Lewis and then, in 1996, to Gwyneth Paltrow. The following year, he broke off his engagement to Paltrow, and in 2000 he married Jennifer Aniston instead. He was 36. The marriage lasted four years. They were still together when he met Jolie.

"When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else,'  " Pitt tells me. "I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it-hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment.

"Would it bother me if a child of mine turns out to be gay?" he asks. "No, not one bit. Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are."

He gets up and begins pacing the room. He is dressed in tan slacks, a black T-shirt, and an unbuttoned white dress shirt that flutters like a silk flag.

"Man, I resent people telling others how to live! It drives me mental!" he declares loudly. "Just the other night, I heard this TV reverend say that Angie and I were setting a bad example because we were living out of wedlock, and people should not be duped by us! It made me laugh. What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they're not hurting anyone? How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you're lucky, maybe two or three."

Pitt shakes his head in exasperation.

"Do you know how you tell real love?" he asks. "It's when someone else's interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else-of family, of your kids-becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life. It's what you foster and protect.

"You have to recognize real love when it's there," Pitt goes on, "and know that in going after it there is always risk. To live with love, you have to chance losing it. That's also true when you decide to have kids. It's the risk you take for love."

He sits down and leans toward me. "As I've gotten older," he admits quietly, "I've become aware that time is fleeting. I don't want to waste whatever I have left. I want to spend it with the people I love, and I want to do things that really mean something.

"Angie's mom died a couple of years ago of cancer," Pitt says. "I haven't had to face a lot of death. I'm untried in that way, and I don't know how I will deal with it. My real fear at this point is the safety and health of Angie and the kids. The fear of losing them is what keeps me up at night."

Pitt sits back. After a moment, he says, "I don't know who or what is meant to be in my life, but this is certainly where I want to be. Here with them. I think this is the pinnacle. Even as I'm bound to this thing, in a way I'm freer than I've ever been."

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