Dax Shepard Complimented By Favorite Actor Brad Pitt

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Actor Dax Shepard was star struck when his idol, actor Brad Pitt, complimented his work during the Academy Awards in March 2014.

He confessed that his favorite actor is Brad Pitt in the interview with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneris on Wednesday, April 16. He revealed he began idolizing Pitt almost 20 years ago for his role in Legends of the Fall, in 1994.

He said,

“I have really strong, strong feelings about Brad Pitt… Always have. I really am obsessed with him. He has great taste, I love all his movies, he’s a phenomenal producer, he’s a philanthropist and he’s aging so gracefully.”

Shepard first met Brad at the Oscars while accompanying his wife, Kristen Bell, who was a presenter.

Shepard confessed,

“I had never met him, nor did I even want to, because I’d be afraid I wouldn’t be able to talk to him… (At the Oscars) Kristen 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.’ And in that moment I completely forget that I’ve directed a movie (2012’s Hit and Run) because I just forgot and I go, ‘What?’”

Brad then clarified his comments, Dax gave just a simple ‘Thank you’, but he could never forget the encounter.

He said,

“I am not lying – the second I sat down, the In Memoriam segment stars up… 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.”

“It was nearly impossible for me to not smile. And Kristen 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.”

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