Brad Pitt's still 'a big supporter of Obama'
Posted October 10, 2012
It's so nice to Brad Pitt!
But with an eyepatch? And waving a gun around?
That's edgy Interview mag's November issue spread with the star. And it's in keeping with Pitt's new crime drama, Killing Them Softly. It's set in 2008, and Pitt plays an "enforcer" tasked with finding out who pulled a heist during a Mob-protected poker game.
Guy Ritchie, who directed Pitt in Snatch (2000), met with the actor, 48, in London. Pitt was finishing work on another film, World War Z. "My boys are gonna love it," he says.
Some highlights from their chat, which included commercials, accents and, of course, filmmaking:
On the 2012 election: "Well, I just want to avoid confusion with this film and say I'm a big supporter of Obama, and I think he's our best answer for the next four years."
On his future in film: "I'd rather be behind the camera. As a producer, obviously, you're part of a team that brings the story to the screen. It wouldn't be there if you didn't champion it or if you and a group of people weren't championing it. I like that."
On choosing films: "You know, right now, this is like a clean-up-the-loose-ends-and-tidy-up-the-place kind of year, which I also look at as a refill kind of year. I'm not good at going back-to-back-to-back-to-back with movies, and it's just now that I'm starting to get my bearings again and a flavor for what's next."
How does he feel about himself as an actor? "Pretty damn solid."
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