We didn't see Moneyball co-stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill palling it up very much with each other on the red carpets this past year, but it looks like they really have become very close. The two appeared on the Today show this morning to discuss their Oscar nominations for Brad's Best Actor and Jonah's Best Supporting Actor for the film and what it means to them.
Can you believe that today was Brad's first visit to the Today show's Studio 1A?
Yeah, we can't either.
The handsome actor sat down with Ann Curry and chatted about what it was like working on Moneyball after he had to fight so hard for it to be made. Jonah, for one, loved the experience of working with Brad.
"He's a great boss," Jonah said of his co-star/producer of the film. "Yeah. He's the producer of the film. Like Bennett — our director, Bennett Miller, who's a genius — and Brad were really the brain trust of the film. They were working together in the bunker every day trying to figure out this really intricate book — that people said was un-filmable — to adapt it and make sure it came across the way the way they thought it did."
"I never once — it was interesting because he was my scene partner every day — I never thought he could actually fire me at any point," joked Jonah.
"What would winning mean to you?" Ann Curry asked, adding that she didn't want to hear that being nominated was good enough.
"It is," Brad argued. "But I just don't believe there is such a thing really. It's apples and oranges. There are so many good performances this year. So many good performances that aren't even being acknowledged. What it means for a film to have this kind of support means more films like this will have an easier chance of getting made. For me, it's so great knowing what Jonah put into it, knowing how bold it was, what he did and coming onto the scene in this way is exciting. I feel the same about the writers and everyone else that helped get it over the hill."
"I think he deserves it," Jonah added.
"This is why I brought you," Brad joked.
"I genuinely think if I wasn't in the film, he gave my favorite performance this year," Jonah said. "My vote goes to him… If I had a vote."
Do you hope these boys pull out a win at the Oscars?
Watch a clip of the interview, below.