The weird thing is, while I will normally bitch someone out up and down a hallway if they ever cheat on their partner, I’ve always really liked Brad Pitt. I mean yes, there was that whole thing about him cheating on Jennifer Aniston with Angelina Jolie, but … I dunno. Glass houses and throwing first stones and such. Anyway, Brad recently kicked the “living saint” thing up another notch when a suicidal man came up to him at a Q&A session for Moneyball, and Brad did his best to talk him down off the ledge. Us Weekly reports:
According to an attendee, a 30-something struggling actor announced to Brad Pitt, costar Jonah Hill and the crowd that he was battling suicidal thoughts alone in his car before the night’s event– but the film gave him “a renewed sense of hope.” (In the acclaimed film, Pitt plays real-life Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who built a champion team using computer-generated analysis to draft its player.) “It was a really awkward moment,” the attendee tells Us, adding that the actor got “choked up” as he revealed his battles to the crowd. But Pitt didn’t flinch, the witness says. “He said, ‘Look, man, life is up and down, it’s a vicious cycle, but you have to go through it and deal with that,'” the observer reveals.
Well, there you more or less have it: Brad saved a suicidal man. With his acting. Good for him! Shit, I kind of paint myself into a corner whenever I’m forced to be nice. Not that I can’t be nice, but there’s nothing really all that funny about patting someone on the back for being a good person.