Brad Pitt in Seoul to Promote 'Moneyball'

      November 16, 2011 09:34

      Brad Pitt smiles at a press conference in Samseong-dong, Seoul on Tuesday. /Yonhap

      Brad Pitt visited Korea for the first time on Tuesday to promote his new film "Moneyball," directed by Bennett Miller.

      Based on a true story about the Oakland Athletics and adapted from the eponymous novel by Michael Lewis, the movie deals with the challenges faced by a coach in the high-stakes world of professional baseball in the U.S.

      During his 50-minute press conference in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Pitt dealt with all the questions seriously, casting aside his usual levity. He said he had wanted to visit Korea since his partner Angelina Jolie came here last year and had spoken highly of the country.

      Pitt said he was happy to see the country at a point in its history when it was witnessing explosive growth and becoming a new hub of the world entertainment industry.

      With the baseball flick drawing much praise, Pitt has been nominated for next year's Academy Award for Best Actor. He said that having a handful of children had made him more mature and affected the kind of roles he takes on.

      "Me personally, I like aging. With age comes wisdom... I'll take wisdom over youth any day," he said. "I think, certainly, being a father changed everything for me."

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