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Brad Pitt Considers Going Negative In Oscar Race, Shouts Out To Ron Paul

Submitted by on February 6, 2012 – 9:51 amNo Comment

On The Daily Show last Wednesday, Academy Award-nominee Brad Pitt said he liked host Jon Stewart‘s idea for negative Oscar ads to mirror the current state of American political campaigns:

“Why don’t they go negative on other movies? The Oscar race is always ‘For Your Consideration — Moneyball… But why not like, ‘The Artist — Go F–k Yourself!’ Why not go negative on this guy?”

Pitt joked that it was a good idea, saying other nominated actors had “taken” primary states:

“Clooney took Iowa, New Hampshire. Jean took South Carolina. Florida will probably go to Oldman. I’m gonna be hanging out with Ron Paul so I gotta get in there and mix it up a bit I think.”

Pitt is nominated for his role as Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane in Moneyball. Both that film and Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life, also starring Pitt, are nominated for best picture. The other nominees include Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Demian Bichir (A Better Life), and  George Clooney (The Descendants).

However, Pitt had his own idea for deciding the awards that just might top Stewart’s, suggesting an endurance contest to claim the statuette:

“I think we should just put a trophy on the table and like one of those card contests, and we should all just put our hands on it and see who can hold it the longest”.

That might actually improve on some of the broadcast. What do you think?

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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