Brad Pitt talks in breathy bedroom tones in his first video for his perfume gig with Chanel No. 5. Now you know what it sounds like when he’s got Angelina Jolie cornered on the king-size. But will it sell perfume?
Pitt, 48, who was paid $7 million for the gig, is the first man to endorse a Chanel perfume in its 91-year history. He follows such sultry contemporaries as Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet.
The 30-second spot is minimalist. The black-and-white video shows Pitt wearing a long-sleeve shirt opened one or two buttons at the collar. He looks like a cross between Grizzly Adams and an 8th Avenue crackhead.
His greasy looking hair sweeps back and down to his shoulders. He also sports a scruffy goatee, peppered with gray. He stands with his hands in his pockets, swaying slightly as he speaks.
But it’s the voice that sets the video apart. Brad seems to be reprising voiceovers from “Benjamin Button,” or Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life.”
“It’s not a journey. Every journey ends but we go on. The world turns and we turn with it. Plans disappear,” he intones. “Dreams take over, but wherever I go, there you are. My luck, my fate, my fortune… Chanel No. 5”
Director Joe Wright, who helmed Knightley’s “Atonement” and “Anna Karenina” directed the video. It premieres in full Oct. 15. Check it out below and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for more celebrity updates.