He’s always a festival favorite, and Brad Pitt was in fine form as he attended the 65th Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new movie “Killing Them Softly” today (May 22).
Joined by his costars, the “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” star looked dapper as he worked his magic on the fans and paparazzi outside the Palais des Festivals prior to the screening.
Making for quite the site to be seen, other celebrities packing the glitzy red carpet included a red hot Irina Shayk and her model gal pal Karolina Kurkova, as well as Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, tennis ace Novak Djokovic, Kelly Brook, Alec Baldwin, Cassie, Michelle Rodriguez and Jeremy Irons.
When asked if he was concerned about the level of violence in the film and its affect on his kids, Brad explained, “Not at all. Violence is an accepted part of the gangster world. I’d have a harder time playing a racist than some guy who shoots another guy in the face.”
Pitt added, “Ever seen them butcher a cow for hamburger? It’s incredibly brutal and violent. We live in a very violent world.”
Among the countless swanky soirees taking place in southern France over the weekend, the Vanity Fair and Gucci Party once again drew an impressive guest list on Saturday night (May 19).
The annual Cannes Film Festival fete was held at the Hotel Du Cap in Antibes, with well-dressed couples such as Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius and his actress wife Berenice Bejo schmoozing with Gucci clad Jennifer Connelly and her “A Beautiful Mind” actor mate Paul Bettany.
Other loved-up pair roaming the grounds included Salma Hayek and Francois Henri Pinault; Chris Pine and his model sweetheart Dominique Piek; and big screen vets Robert De Niro (with Grace Hightower) and Alec Baldwin (with Hilaria Thomas).
Rounding out the star power at the Vanity Fair and Gucci Party were Naomi Watts, who dined alongside Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as Lily Cole, Petra Nemcova, Gemma Arterton, James Woods, Bret Ratner, Alexander Payne, Jemima Khan and Paz Vega.
“30 Rock” actor Alec Baldwin is engaged to marry his 28-year-old girlfriend, his spokesman said on Monday.
Baldwin, who turns 54 on Tuesday, proposed over the weekend in New York to Hilaria Thomas, a yoga teacher he has been publicly dating for about a year.
“Yes, it’s true! Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we’re all excited for the newly engaged couple. Alec’s birthday is tomorrow — great way to celebrate!,” the actor’s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik said.
Baldwin met Thomas, a former Latin ballroom dancer, about a year ago and has stepped out with her at the 2011 Tony Awards in New York and other red carpet events. The couple also exchange regular messages on Twitter.
Baldwin, who has won multiple awards for playing egotistical television executive Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock”, was previously married to actress Kim Basinger for eight years, but the union ended in a bitter divorce in 2002.