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bradpittrollingstonecover.jpgIn the new issue of Rolling Stone, writer Mark Binelli got a chance to sit down with Brad Pitt, currently starring in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a movie anticipated to get its share of Oscar nods, to talk about life with partner Angelina Jolie, their children, and the diverse movie roles he’s chosen over the years.
In this part of the Q & A, Binelli asks Pitt about his character Tyler Durden in the 1999 cult classic “Fight Club”:
Benjamin Button is your third film with Fincher. Going back to Fight Club, though, I found a quote where he talks about how you’re actually sort of similar to your character, Tyler Durden.
In that I don’t bathe?
He didn’t mention that specifically. He said, “It’s probably a character closer to Brad in real life than most people would be comfortable knowing.”
[Pitt laughs]
“There is a childlike sense of anarchy….He is kind of a shit-stirrer and one of those people who is ‘Huh? Is that the current thinking? I don’t really buy that.'”
Well, that probably comes from growing up in a religious community. I just found it so stifling, my religion. I know it’s very comforting for other people.
Did you go to church every Sunday?
Yeah. And it was too much of what you shouldn’t be doing instead of what you could be doing. I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives. It drives me mental. This Prop. 8 thing just drives me mental.
Read the complete Rolling Stone interview here.

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