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9 Times This Awards Season Brad Pitt Proved He Could’ve Been a Comedian

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Brad Pitt at the Golden Globes. Photo: Instagram/@goldenglobes

To say Brad Pitt‘s film credits are impressive would be an understatement. From cult-classic Fight Club and edge-of-your-seat crime drama Se7en to historical favorite Troy and action-packed Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pitt seems to have done it all. Choosing not to pigeon-hole himself and accepting parts in various cinema genres, whether it’s animated, biographic, or a piece of fiction, Pitt has landed a series of hit movies in the three decades he’s been an actor. Yet, after the 2020 awards season, it may seem Pitt could have found success in a different calling: comedy. While his role as a subtly humorous conman in the Oceans trilogy may have been one of our first clues that Pitt has a funny bone worth remembering, it wasn’t until this year that we saw an outright hilarious side of the American star as he scooped up award after award at ceremonies within the US and abroad. Read on to discover some of the funniest highlights from Pitt’s acceptance speeches and appearances at Hollywood’s biggest nights over the past month.

Even a ‘thank you’ can be comedic

After stepping on stage to accept his Golden Globe, Pitt thanked the “eclectic and ever-raucous Hollywood Foreign Press Association” members who bestowed the award upon him in the first place.

A love story fit for the Titanic 

Pitt ended his slew of compliments about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Leonardo DiCaprio with a simple truth many of us have always thought about the iconic Titanic scene between him and Kate Winslet, “I would’ve shared the raft.”

Taking a mother-son relationship further

Looking at the camera to say “hey” to his family who couldn’t be with him that night because, as Pitt ever-so-rightfully explained, “I wanted to bring my mom, but I couldn’t because anyone when I stand next to, they say I’m dating and it’d just be awkward.”

Updating his dating bio

Pitt started his acceptance speech for Male Actor in a Supporting Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on a strong note joking, “I got to add this to my Tinder profile,” as he repositioned the statuette on the podium while the hall exploded into laughter.

Tarantino’s foot fetish

“I want to thank my costars Leo, Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet. Seriously, Quentin [Tarantino] has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA,” Pitt said pointing towards the audience with a knowing grin.

Too hard a role

Poking fun at his infamous split with former wife Angelina Jolie that became one of the most memorable moments of the night —apart from his photographed reunion with Jennifer Anison⁠—Pitt described how his award-winning role as Cliff Booth was a tough one to portray after praising his fellow co-stars for their exceptional talent. “Let’s be honest, it was a difficult part. A guy who gets high, takes his shirt off, and doesn’t get on with his wife. It’s a big stretch,” said Pitt, shaking his head as cheers and applause erupted.

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Brad Pitt at the SAG awards. Photo: Instagram/@sagawards

The single club

Even though Pitt didn’t make it across the pond to personally accept his BAFTA win, his detailed note for Margot Robbie still held the laughs he quickly became known for after the previous ceremonies. Once again calling attention to his newfound single life, Pitt found an ally with the awards host country. “Hey Britain, heard you just became single. Welcome to the club, wishing you the best with the divorce settlement.”

Flattering clothing choices

In his list of thank you’s, Pitt made sure to include American costume designer Arianne Phillips for his “oh-so-tight jeans.”

Naming his award

Gesturing to the award, Robbie revealed Pitt’s big plans to “name this Harry because he is really excited about bringing it back to the States” before adding the disclaimer “his words, not mine”.

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