Dax Shepard may or may not have a massive man crush on Brad Pitt. To which I say… he can probably get in line. But where Shepard has other men beat, is that he was actually able to meet his idol at the Oscars. He recounted his endearing story to Ellen Degeneres when he visited her show in a taping that airs today.
“I had never met him, nor did I ever want to, because I ‘d be afraid I wouldn’t be able to talk to him,” he first admitted.
He said that his magical moment with Brad occurred when Pitt was helping Ellen pass out pizza during the ceremony.
“I’m facing Kristin getting to my seat and she starts pulling my leg, and she goes, ‘He’s talking to you. He’s talking to you!’ And I turn around and Brad Pitt is talking to me from four rows up! He goes, ‘We love your movie.’”
The Parenthood actor directed the comedy ‘Hit and Run’ in 2012 with David Palmer, in which he starred alongside Bell, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth and Bradley Cooper, among others. “In that moment I completely forget that I had directed a movie, because I just forgot, and I go, ‘What?’” Shepard then reenacted Pitt’s endearing gestures while repeating the compliment, to which he responded, ‘Well, I’ll be dead in two hours, because it won’t get better than this!”
And at that moment, the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment began. “I’m smiling ear-to-ear from the best compliment of my life, and the sad music starts and we start cherishing the folks we’ve lost,” he said. “It was nearly impossible for me to not smile. I’m not kidding and Kristin was like, ‘Okay, get it together.’ I never got it together! We left…there’s photos of me leaving an hour later, like, still smiling.”
You can see the clip here. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell come off as the most likable people in Hollywood. How incredibly cute and seemingly normal are they?
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