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Brad Pitt Was Stoned During The 'Fight Club' World Premiere

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Jan. 11 2020, Updated 5:15 a.m. ET

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Brad Pitt reminisced about a high point in his career. The Golden Globe winner revealed that he and Edward Norton were stoned during the world premiere of Fight Club in 1999.

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Brad, 56, told Marc Marcon on his WTF podcast appearance with Leonardo DiCaprio that he was high on marijuana throughout the screening at the Venice Film Festival. “It was a midnight screening. For some reason we thought it would be a good idea to smoke a joint before,” the Ad Astra star recalled.

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“They put you up in a balcony next to the festival head, it’s very formal. The movie starts. First joke comes up, and it’s crickets. It’s dead silence. Another joke, and it’s just dead silent.” Brad said. “You know it’s in subtitles, and this thing is just not translating at all. The more it happened, the funnier it got to Edward and I. So we just start laughing. We’re the a**holes in the back laughing at our own jokes. The only ones laughing.”

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The Ocean’s 11 star continued, “At some point it gets to Helena Bonham Carter’s line when she says, ‘I haven’t been f**ked like that since grade school,’ and I watched the festival guy who had been squirming the whole time get up and leave. He doesn’t say a word. He just gets up and leaves, which makes us laugh even more. We had a good time.”

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The confounding reaction audience members had for Fight Club was the opposite of what Brad and Leo, 45, experienced when the critically acclaimed Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood premiered in Cannes. The film also garnered Brad a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

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“The movie ended. The lights flick on. I look at people. They just slowly get up from their seats and no one is talking and they kind of disappear from the screening,” Brad added.

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“I remember looking at David Fincher and being like, ‘Oh my god, what the f**k did we do? What happened?’ I thought that s**t was great!”

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