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Oscars 2012: Brad Pitt throws 'Moneyball' a comedic curve

February 26, 2012 | 10:11 pm

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt's stop on the red carpet was almost eclipsed by a monstrous wave of shouts from photographers aimed at attracting the attention his better half, Angelina Jolie, but he still managed to share a bit of what his baseball film "Moneyball" was all about.

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"If you avoid the star system you'll find equally talented people for a lot less money," he said about the message behind the best picture nominee.

"And then," he said with a smile, "they cast me."




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-- Geoff Boucher

Photo: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 84th Annual Academy Awards show Sunday at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times