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“Billy Beane was a guy who had been devalued by the sport as a player and now is working as a GM for a small-market team.There is such a gulf in what these teams have to spend on talent [that] they can never play equally – they can never have a true competition.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I come from the belief that all good films find their time whether it’s on opening week or sometime later. That’s certainly true with some of my favourite films that might relate to this [The Assassination of Jesse James] film in terms of cadence like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, or McCabe & Mrs Miller or Days of Heaven. I found them 10 to 20 years after they were made.”

 

Brad Pitt

“Though ‘Moneyball’ had the talents of screenwriters Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin going for it, they weren’t baseball insiders.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I had the luxury of working on the script with Andrew [Dominik] for a good year before the film started, so I was already intimate with the story [of The Assassination of Jesse James] and felt quite prepared walking into it.”

 

Brad Pitt

“There are certain aspects of celebrity that I understand, although that’s not the main point of the story [in Assassination of Jesse James] , but it is one of the by products. I certainly understand what its like to be hunted and have a bounty on my head but at least nobody is pointing guns at me.”

 

Brad Pitt

“[Robert] Ford had the idea that through fame he would receive some personal validity, but he didn’t. I feel that these are not the main themes, but certainly themes that are at play in this film [Assassination of Jesse James].”

 

Brad Pitt

“Jesse [James] was known as a kind of Robin Hood character and also it was known that his exploits were somewhat dubious – however, he perpetuated this myth. Our film [The Assassination of Jesse James] really takes place at the end of all that, the last year of his life, at the end of all that celebrity.”

 

Brad Pitt

“The choice or decision to take on a film certainly isn’t calculated as far as doing something that will be successful against something that will have a smaller audience. It’s all a gamble to me, I don’t bet on the horses; I just go with the story that speaks to me and that I feel strongly about which is this one [The Assassination of Jesse James].”

 

Brad Pitt

“I got into [producing] to be part of stories that wouldn’t necessarily be right for me as an actor.”

 

Brad Pitt

“My main concern is quality and I think there is quality to be found in all categories of filmmaking.”

 

Brad Pitt

“Kids are dying from diarrhea … that just shouldn’t be in this day and age, and it’s that kind of thing that needs to be changed. Enough is enough”

 

Brad Pitt

“I just take credit for being smart enough to find a guy as smart as Benett [Miller] to tell the story [of “Moneyball”].”

 

Brad Pitt

“You hear stories of intense actors who can’t shed their character and who don’t know who they are for a week or two after. I’m not that guy, man.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I dare make those comparisons, but we often said ‘the making of’ would be as interesting if not more interesting than the film.”

 

Brad Pitt

“By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense.”

 

Brad Pitt

“It may be a brief interruption – just a few seconds – but what if someone sitting near you is trying to make a decent bootleg? Did you ever think of that? Now all those street-corner copies are permanently defiled by your so-called ’emergency.’ Don’t be so damn selfish.”

 

Brad Pitt

“You never know when I might decide to work in a Bollywood film and do one of those dance numbers with the whole crew in the backdrop.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I’m most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It’s easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we’ve got Irish heritage where I come from.”

 

Brad Pitt

“I know when I go outside, there’ll be a van or two and they’ll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I’m just going across town and I know they’re just wasting their day, so it doesn’t bother me anymore.”

 

Brad Pitt

“Perhaps we don’t need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That’s enough for me.”

 

Brad Pitt