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Watch: Chanel No. 5 Ad Starring Brad Pitt, Directed By Joe Wright

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 15, 2012 9:00 AM
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With Joe Wright coming off the magnificently theatrical "Anna Karenina," you would think that the folks over at Chanel might want him to do something that requires more than turning on a camera and pointing it at Brad Pitt. Guess not. The fashion company has unleashed the new spot for their upcoming campaign for Chanel No. 5 and it looks like Pitt has some leftover voiceover from "The Tree Of Life" he didn't use.

Granted, when you have Brad Pitt fronting your product, you probably don't need to do much to sell him or whatever it is you're trying to move units of. And we suppose costs are kept down if you make sure concept doesn't require him to leave the studio. But as usual, it's another ad that purports to say a lot without actually saying anything. Inevitable. Watch below. Update: The second ad from the campaign.

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10 Comments

  • Mooman | October 15, 2012 6:36 PMReply

    The most amount paid to an actor for 31 seconds of work? He got paid some crazy amount.

    This looks like an audition tape for a soap opera or something. :P

  • james | October 15, 2012 5:16 PMReply

    pays the bills

  • Beep | October 15, 2012 1:04 PMReply

    Proves my point about him being a mediocre actor.

  • Neil | October 15, 2012 11:39 AMReply

    I usually think Brad is UNDERRATED but everything about this video is poorly conceived and dare I say, laughable. Poor Brad...

  • sarah | October 15, 2012 10:42 AMReply

    such a shame. i usually rely on chanel ads to be completely fantastical beautiful amazing. a la
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BKZgOVFyGc&feature=related

  • kitcon | October 15, 2012 10:39 AMReply

    Pointing the camera at Brad and having say something artsy was pretty much all they wanted. He sounds the same in his interviews.

  • Laur | October 15, 2012 9:59 AMReply

    So Lame!

  • sam | October 15, 2012 9:32 AMReply

    it's a perfume ad. get over yourselves.

  • james | October 15, 2012 9:18 AMReply

    What a load of balls. I feel embarrassed having seen it.

  • AS | October 15, 2012 9:03 AMReply

    Brilliant direction. A wide shot and a close up. Stanley Kubrick would be jealous.

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