Brad Pitt is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine wearing the hideous porn stache that Quentin Tarantino is requiring him to sport for his role in the infuriatingly spelled film, Inglourious Basterds. Brad talks about his religious upbringing, his poor movie choices and being a dad. The interviewer feels compelled to note how weird Brad is during interviews: he fidgets constantly. The interviewer is clearly implying that he's on something.
In person, Pitt is warm and funny, but is also, at least while he's being interviewed, an extremely fidgety guy. He paces. He musses his hair. He tears little pieces of dried apricot into smaller pieces before popping them into his mouth. He rubs his knee so intensely it brings to mind Lennie from Of Mice and Men petting a rabbit.
Did you go to church every Sunday?
Yeah. And it was too much of what you shouldn't be doing instead of what you could be doing. I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives. It drives me mental. This Prop. 8 thing just drives me mental.
[On his new film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button]:
"I find Benjamin is about those universal things we all share - that 95 percent that makes us all the same, wherever we are in the world. Our loves, our hopes, but also the loss that we all walk around with and hide very well, and the ultimate notion that we're all expendable. To me, it's a counterstatement to this divisive period we've been in, where we focused on the two, three, four, five percent of ways in which we're different."
[About his future]:
"I have this fantasy of my older days, painting or sculpting or making things. I have this fantasy of a bike trip to Chile. I have this fantasy of flying into Morocco. But right now, more and more, it's about getting the work done and getting home to family. I have an adventure every morning, getting up."
It's interesting that the interviewer made those personal comments about Brad's mannerisms, because Ted Casablanca over at E! says Brad has a drinking problem. So who knows what's going on.