Thursday, 14 July 2011

Brad Pitt A-List Actor Turned Pro Athlete

People's former sexiest man alive, Brad Pitt, The heartthrob father of six proved he is more than just a pretty face when he earned rave reviews (and a Best Actor Oscar nomination) for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The movie went on to earn $334 million at the box office. Guess Angie and Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox aren't slowing this fox down. 

Pitt is an aging actor who relies primarily on his looks to land his roles. Despite that, he has begun taking to some offbeat and smaller roles here and there that more firmly cement him among legitimate actors, and he continues to be a big draw at the box office as well.

Good news for Brad Pitt.

If the hot Hollywood dad ever decides he needs a break from his A-list acting career, there's one moneymaking job he could fall back on...

Turns out Angelina Jolie's other half can handle himself pretty well on the baseball field.

"He's got some skill," Pitt's Moneyball costar, former San Francisco Giants player Casey Bond, told us at last night's ESPY Awards in L.A. of the actor's athletic ability. "He might have missed his calling in baseball I guess. If acting didn't work out he's pretty good...I think that he's got that in his back pocket if anything."

Pitt, who plays Oakland A's manager Billy Beane in the upcoming sports flick, didn't hesitate to get involved in training for the movie while filming.

"He was out there a couple days and he took batting practice with us and stuff, threw the baseball around," Bond said. "He was very much involved with all aspects of the baseball side of the movie as well."

As far as the acting side is concerned, Bond says, "He had a lot of great advice...When we were shooting scenes, in between takes he'd walk me through different techniques he used so everything comes across right on film...obviously he's a master at that."

Another perk of working with papa Pitt? "Angelina and the kids came to set one day and she hung out with everyone too," Bond said. "Down to earth. Very nice people."


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