Brad Pitt has made a surprise appearance at the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles where he presented the Breakthrough Director Award to Beautiful Boy director to Felix van Groeningen.
The 54-year-old actor made an impassioned speech where he took time to praise the movie’s portrayal of love while speaking of the tense political climate in America.
He told the crowd, “Beautiful Boy illustrates an unwavering commitment to each other, and the belief in unconditional love, above all of us. And in this time, when meanness is so loud, what better salve than that of hope."
Host Awkwafina said seeing Pitt backstage with Ryan Gosling was a beautiful thing.
"We should call the show 'Crazy Hot Caucasians,' " she joked from the podium. "It’s very steamy back there."
Pitt's latest appearance isn't the only time the actor has shown his political chops.
Teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio, the acting duo released a video emphasising the implications of the upcoming midterm elections will have on the United States in a joint PSA, released by NowThis.
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