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Would Someone Just Give Brad Pitt An Oscar Already? His Killing Them Softly Trailer Demands It!

Gangsters! Tinted aviators! The morality of the underworld! Goatees! Slow-motion…well, slow-motion everything! That shot of Ray Liotta being shoved halfway through a window is enough for us to give the Killing Them Softly trailer an Academy Award nom all on its own. Given all the gritty, stylized violence and ruminating on America, surely it’s enough for Brad Pitt to finally get an Oscar. According to IMDB, Angie‘s husband plays Jackie Cogan, “professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.” Awesome, where do we submit our Oscar ballots? Oh, we can’t? That’s not a thing? Ugh, we hate the Academy.

Okay, so Brad says the name of the movie in the trailer, which is….questionable. But hasn’t he done enough for us already in the past to finally get that statue? Think about it: Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Burn After Reading, 12 Monkeys, Thelma and Louise. You name it; Pitt didn’t win an Oscar for it. He didn’t even get nominated for Tree of Life, and that was the most Oscar-y of all Oscar bait movies! At this point, we suspects Brad will have to play a hooker with a heart of gold or star in Rainman 2: Return to K-Mart to get an Oscar. But if not, please let us set side one this year for Brad. It’s time.


Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian And More Play It Casual At Cannes

While many stars have put their most glam foot forward at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, some have decided to keep it casual for their photocalls with simple threads. Brad Pitt suited up with a simple olive green jacket and pant and a plain white v-neck T. (Pitt and others later put on their black-tie best for the premiere of Killing Them Softly, but we’re glad he got to relax a little first. Also, no bow tie in the world could make his long hair and beard look dressed up.) Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton arrived in stylish, yet comfy ensembles — Kim in an all-black pant jumper and Paris in a colorful shirt and black leggings. Of course, every lady that took the casual route in the past few days was still seen with 5-inch stilettos. Since many stars showed up and showed out at Cannes opening day and continued to wow us throughout the weekend, it’s nice to see a few celebs in breezy getups befitting the Mediterranean setting of the film fest.

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