Brad Pitt Covers Architectural Digest January 2009 Vs. W Magazine February 2009

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Not long ago, there was a question about men articles on Here it comes! With none the other but Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt covers the Architectural Digest in January 2009. How and who qualifies Brad as a cover subject for an architectural magazine is beyond my logic.

Brad Pitt Architectural Digest January 2009 New Orleans cover Of course I can understand the philanthropically correctness of portraying him for his New Orleans contribution, but the cover?

A simple internet search will show you that Brad has a passionate interest for architecture and he was involved in some charitable projects around New Orleans.(don’t miss the rest of the pictures right after the jump!)

No word about architectural/design studies. Because there’s nothing to mention. Brad left the Missouri University before (his) graduation.

And he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. Then he begun his acting career after zigzag-ing through jobs (chauffeur, delivery man, assistant soap opera writer etc). And there he stayed up until current times.

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After that short story of Brad Pitt’s early life (studies and jobs mainly) I’m still puzzled and left wondering why Brad’s trying so hard to be considered as bourgeois!

And because you specifically asked for it, there goes my two cents for Brad’s W Magazine. Obviously motivated by the famous Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Chuck Close’s photographs for W Magazine February 2009 give the audience the chance at a close inspection of Brad’s face.

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His new attempt at cult/cool-ness eludes me (once more). There’s no shame in ageing, of course, but referring to your family as “the cuckoo’s nest” (if my memory serves me right, the cuckoo’s parenting skills are far from acceptable, being more of parasites than true parents) and in the same time describing yourself as “the shark” is rather questionable.It was your pleasure to discuss this W Magazine with Brad Pitt, so let’s! (you can read his entire W interview here) (photos via tfs, wmagazine)

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#1 Adriana on 02.02.09 at 9:17 pm

On a lovely spot in France back in the late summer of 1992 I’d read the US movie-magazine Premiere. Which was back then THE movie magazine to purchase. I had a pleasant time to read that there was more about hunky Brad Pitt. Yes, about his passionate love for architecture. Not having an education as such doesn’t mean you can “study” it your way. It was an interesting read and I liked him even more.

Kpriss, thanks for the W interview. Its bookmarket and I’m gonna read with patience.
Without having read this interview about Brad trying so hard to be bourgouis? Maybe because he just is bourgouis? His background? I’m not negative, not at all……just a thought?

#2 Ellington on 02.02.09 at 10:27 pm

I did read the ‘Architectural Digest’ magazine with Brad Pitt on the cover. I understand that he has a passion for architecture ( I do myself) even though he has never studied it formally (I have not either formally). It was an interesting article shedding light on the designs of the homes he helped with in New Orleans. I have not read the ‘W’ article as of yet but I will give it a boo later (thanks for that Kpriss). I like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their large family. I feel that at least they are trying to do something positive with their money and fame, yes they may tend to be over the top at times but at least they are trying to be positive.
And yes Adriana I agree with your statement regarding Brad’s bourgouisness. (Hi Adriana! : ) )
Oh and I know that I am being a bit naughty but I simply cannot wait for the diatribe of hate that Susu will write regarding this posting about Brad!
; )

#3 Ellington on 02.02.09 at 10:57 pm

Ok, I have now read the ‘W’ article on Brad, and I still like him, Angelina their family.
As for the shark and cuckoo’s nest analogies comments I don’t think that he meant at all the killer instinct of the shark but the keep moving or you will die aspect of the shark, and as for the cuckoo’s nest analogy, I think he was referring to the mad house that their home must be with four young kids running around and two wee babies. That’s all, but everyone will in the end see and read into it what they wish to see and read.

#4 Adriana on 02.04.09 at 12:50 pm

I’ve read the article too. Kinda boring. I had more “fun” with the comments!
I agree with Ellington about the “cuckoo, killer instinct of the shark” etc. etc. comments. The couple also talks about “their chaos” at home a lot.
When Brad “was a slacker and smoking things he shouldn’t be” he was often in Amsterdam. Always attending the same coffee-shop. He was known here as a friendly guy, very laid back and everyone let him be….no papparazi around either. Even here that has changed a lot.
Anyway, I’ve still that “staged Hollywood happines feeling” about this couple. Can’t help it Ellington! Even more so since I’d read today that Angelina in an interview with ABC’s Nightline said that she’d rather see Brad win an Oscar than herself….

Anyway, I love the houses on the photos in New Orleans a lot. I would have loved to see the interiors too. I’d hope though that the original poor people who are still spread over the US have a change to live in one of this great house as well…..Nobody talks about these group anymore but we all know there are a kind of “refugees” from New Orleans in their own country in the US…..

#5 kpriss on 02.05.09 at 7:50 am

(I didn’t ran out on you.. I was just down with a nasty cold ;) )

I know what you’re saying about architecture (and design). I love all things arch-deco-design (you know that by now, with DecoJournal). And I agree that passion doesn’t imply professionalism, studies and all. But seeing Brad on the cover of Architectural Digest is like seeing Gwyneth on the Fashion Issue of Elle… They both look great up there, but neither is adequately qualified to be there.

About their couple I have to keep my serious reserves. I truly believe Brad is in love with Angelina but I can’t say the same about her. (who am I to judge that, anyway?). I was thinking that someone who loves his family can’t possibly compare them with a cuckoo’s nest (since the cuckoo’s always leaving his eggs in someone else’s nest and then the little cuckoos sometimes purposely cast the others offsprings to have more food and attention for themselves). Then again, I may be too sensitive about that..

I can hardly wait for the next male-on-stylefrizz ;)! I’m glad you liked this one!

#6 Adriana on 02.05.09 at 9:06 am

Kpriss, that’s funny because I’ve the idea that Angelina is more in love with Brad you see! I spare you [all] my theory! Only this, again, they did all too fast and too early in their relationship…
I did get your drift about what he said though. Its only a discussion…..

Haven’t you noticed I liked some other men on Stylefrizz? Must be your cold then. Hopes its getting better now.

#7 Parekh Jigar on 02.10.09 at 3:40 am

plz send me the latest photo collection of gold and diamond jewellry of 2009………..
wil b very kind f u

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