TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Brad Pitt, skinny Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman talk money and baseball at the Moneyball press conference
The boys were all smiles at the press conference for Moneyball this afternoon at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Brad Pitt was front and centre as expected, sporting a shaggy haircut and waxing poetic about how unconventional and original this underdog sports movie, based on the Michael Lewis book by the same name, really is. Director Bennett Miller fielded many of the questions and took his time getting to the point. This clearly exasperated a remarkably slender and clean-cut (dare we say, even svelte) Jonah Hill, who felt compelled to interrupt Miller and explain to everybody in the room: “He’s trying to say baseball looks cool.” Also, Hill, seated between newcomer Chris Pratt and Pitt, apparently couldn’t help but exclaim, “You’re so successful [to Pitt] and you’re so not successful [to Pratt], it’s hard to be between them!” Pratt played the part of the starry-eyed newbie to a T, grinning and saying earnestly, “I’m inspired right now, this is so surreal.” Philip Seymour Hoffman for the most part remained thoughtfully silent; when he did interject, it was to astutely sum up one of his fellow actor’s meanderings, or playfully scold Hill by reminding him, “Jonah, this is your chance to be a serious actor.” Ouch. See the gallery, after the jump.