Some fans may have wondered what was going on when Brad Pitt debuted his new hairstyle over the weekend. He showed up to the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, and then at the Producers Guild Awards on Sunday, with a totally new hairstyle.
The actor who has been known for his long hair throughout his cinematic career, and in his recent film, showed up with it all chopped off, and the sides of his head completely shaved.
He cleared up any confusion with people by stating that it was simply for a part, and not his choice.
The military-inspired look is in fact for his upcoming role in the WWII film Fury, in which he stars opposite Shia LaBeouf and others. The film has recently been shooting in the UK.
Brad Pitt has been seen at each of the awards shows, and will continue to be seen during awards season due to his work in the film 12 Years A Slave.
After already winning best picture-drama at the Golden Globes, 12 Years A Slave has some momentum as the race to the Oscars continues.
It is an important film for people to see, and one that Brad Pitt was excited to be a part of, and be able to share with the world. It tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was taken from the north and forced into slavery for 12 years.
Lupita Nyong’o also won the beset supporting actress award again last night for her role in the film as Patsey, and Brad Pitt has been gushing over the young actress, saying that audiences can expect great things from her.
Brad Pitt is also happy about the positive recognition that the film is getting with its several nominations. After the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he said “It’s great. It also ensures that more people are going to see it. And in my mind this is a film that only comes along once in a decade and everyone should see this. It’s that good. It’s moving, it’s inspirational. It’s why I wanted to go into film in the first place.”
Although Brad Pitt’s part was perhaps too small to be recognized, and especially among all of the tough competition this year, he played an important role in the film, and was also one of the producers, helping to get the film made.
I'm gagging at brad pitt's hair….that only worked for jake gyllenhaal in prisoners
— oscar issac (@mcqueened) January 19, 2014
In his second awards show of the weekend, his film shared the award for best picture with Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity.
Brad Pitt and his new hairdo can be seen in Fury, which is set to be released on November 14, 2014.
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