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According to Wikipedia, Brad Pitt became involved with 12 Years A Slave beginning in August 2011 with many of the roles and the director already chosen. Filming took place from June 2012 through August 2012. During that same time Brad Pitt...
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The idea for 12 Years a Slave was first discussed in 2008, when Plan B executives Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner met with McQueen shortly before the director's first film, Hunger, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Pitt subsequently discussed the project with McQueen in London, and the director began working on a script with writer John Ridley.
Pitt is the sole owner of Plan B.
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Where are you getting that? That quote is no where to be found in the Wikipedia page for 12 Years A Slave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Year...ave_%28film%29

And while Pitt may be the sole owner, your quote shows that there are a lot of other people involved with Plan B.
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Where are you getting that? That quote is no where to be found in the Wikipedia page for 12 Years A Slave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Year...ave_%28film%29

And while Pitt may be the sole owner, your quote shows that there are a lot of other people involved with Plan B.
I got it somewhere other than Wikipedia. Try some googling!

And yes, the film has many producers. I'm responding to your comment that he wasn't involved until 2012.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:18 AM
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According to Wikipedia, Brad Pitt became involved with 12 Years A Slave beginning in August 2011 with many of the roles and the director already chosen. Filming took place from June 2012 through August 2012. During that same time Brad Pitt...

- Produced Killing Them Softly (January 2011 - Unknown)
- Filmed Killing Me Softly (March 2011 - Unknown)
- Filmed World War Z (July 2011 - October 2011)
- Produced World War Z (July 2011 - Unknown)
- Produced Kick-Ass 2 (May 2012 - November 2012)
- Filmed The Counselor (July 2012 - September 2012)

So no, I don't think he had much direct involvement with the movie's production.
He had enough to fulfill the Academy requirements, to get his name in the credits, and to get credit. He's been involved with the film for the past 7 years. What more do you need?

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From a Reddit thread, "How Leonardo DiCaprio deals with not having won an Oscar."

http://imgur.com/gallery/PibH1aY (perhaps mildly NSFW for some workplaces)
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I got it somewhere other than Wikipedia. Try some googling!
So I selectively read something that I never actually read and never claimed to read? Good job, you certainly told me.
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and this is how Brad Pitt deals with it - http://thefashionts.files.wordpress....08/15oj79z.jpg
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:27 AM
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Y'know, this thread occurs in the wake of an Oscar win by Matthew McConaughey.
Exactly. And if you look at their entire bodies of work, Pitt and DiCaprio are far better actors than McConaughey.

As soon as one of them stars in a movie about the Holocaust and/or changes their appearance drastically in order to play a dramatic role, the Academy will FedEx them the statue.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:29 AM
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From a Reddit thread, "How Leonardo DiCaprio deals with not having won an Oscar."

http://imgur.com/gallery/PibH1aY (perhaps mildly NSFW for some workplaces)
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and this is how Brad Pitt deals with it - http://thefashionts.files.wordpress....08/15oj79z.jpg
Think I would lean towards the DiCaprio method.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:42 AM
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No love for Blood Diamond? I thought Leo was great in that.
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What about Django Unchained? I thought he was excellent in that, in a supporting role.
I didn't see it. Tarantino lost me with the crapfest that was Inglorious Basterds. Specifically, he lost me when he used a David Bowie song from 1974 as mood music for something happening in 1944. It was totally jarring (in a movie that already had too many jarring moments) and threw me out of the film completely. In fact, it was so jarring that it made me not want to experience that kind of thing again, so I avoided Django Unchained.
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I didn't see it. Tarantino lost me with the crapfest that was Inglorious Basterds. Specifically, he lost me when he used a David Bowie song from 1974 as mood music for something happening in 1944. It was totally jarring (in a movie that already had too many jarring moments) and threw me out of the film completely. In fact, it was so jarring that it made me not want to experience that kind of thing again, so I avoided Django Unchained.
A little piece of advice then: never see a Baz Luhrmann film.
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A little piece of advice then: never see a Baz Luhrmann film.
AFAIC, the only thing the man has ever done that was worthwhile was his song Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen). What little I have seen of his films repulsed rather than intrigued me.
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DiCaprio and Pitt have both been phenomenal and very average, from movie to movie.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:43 PM
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So I selectively read something that I never actually read and never claimed to read? Good job, you certainly told me.
The selective reading comment was for ignoring

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After a lengthy development process, during which Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment backed the project, which eventually helped get some financing from various film studios, the film was officially announced in August 2011
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Brad Pitt's best role was Floyd in True Romance. Nothing he's ever done since then even seems like acting.
I thought his Early Grace in Kalifornia was pretty good too.
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Think I would lean towards the DiCaprio method.
Call me old and settled, but Pitt looks happier.
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If it hasn't been spelt out, the prospective film was in huge trouble - despite Plab B largely funding the development stage - because studios didn't want to back it (US slavery from the pov of a slave, made by an unknown Brit?).

Brad Pitt had to step in and agree to put in screen time in order to get funding.
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If it hasn't been spelt out, the prospective film was in huge trouble - despite Plab B largely funding the development stage - because studios didn't want to back it (US slavery from the pov of a slave, made by an unknown Brit?).
I don't think that's true. According to this, studios were fighting over it.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...feuding-651131
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Pitt looks happier.
Acting!
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Brad Pitt won his first Oscar for acting on Sunday.

Also this from when the thread was fresh...

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Brad Pitt won an Oscar twelve days ago.
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Brad Pitt won his first Oscar for acting on Sunday.

Also this from when the thread was fresh...
And Dicaprio won Best Actor in 2016.
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