Soon we’ll know what an 80-year-old Brad Pitt looks like. And an 8-year-old Pitt. And every age in between. In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pitt costars with Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton in a sweeping epic about a man born with a bizarre condition that causes him to age in reverse. Rather than cast different actors to portray Button at various ages, director David Fincher — who worked with Pitt on Se7en and Fight Club — employed cutting-edge motion-capture technology to enable Pitt to single-handedly play the character at each point in his curious life. ”A lot of people aren’t going to realize it, but every aspect of every age portrayed on the screen is Brad’s performance,” says producer Kathleen Kennedy. ”It’s extraordinary to see how he found the core of who Benjamin was, whatever age he’s playing.” 12/25
Posted December 23 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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