Professionals, artisans, and celebrities aspire to speak more than one language. The French language is a common choice for most aspirants because it is sexy. Even English spoken with a French accent sounds good. As a fan of Brad Pitt, one of the hottest men alive, you might wonder – can Brad Pitt speak French?
Yes. Brad Pitt can speak French. He may not be as fluent as a native French speaker, but he definitely knows how to speak French. If the answer seems a bit confusing, keep reading as this article will help clarify Brad Pitt’s connection with French and his capacity to speak French.
Brad Pitt’s Connection With French
William Bradley “Brad” Pitt, commonly known as Brad Pitt, probably has fans in every country across the world. This global fan base certainly extends to France – the home of the French language. But other than having fans whose first language is French, what other connection has the Springfield, Missouri native got with French?
Well, the connection lies with his family, particularly his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and the six kids they share. Angelina Jolie has an established fondness for the French language. In an interview with Buro, she clearly stated that she loves the French language. This love and fondness extends to her being able to speak the language and speaking it with her kids. As a matter of fact, it is reported that the six kids are collectively capable of speaking seven languages. Considering that Brad Pitt and Angelina were together for a period spanning more than a decade and that he still functions as a father to his six kids, it will not be farfetched to assume he must have been influenced to pick up the French language. After all, that’s what family does. Family influences and shapes us.
Brad Pitt confirms this assumption in an interview with Parade Magazine, where he stated, “All our kids are speaking French, so now we have that second language infused into our home… I’ve got the Rosetta Stone for French sitting right on the table in the bedroom, and it’s going to be loaded into my brain. I know there are certain synapses in my brain that just freeze dead at French, but I have to learn it because our kids are speaking it…Even the twins as babies were saying certain things in French.” Thus, Brad has his French-speaking family to thank for his interest in the language.
As a confirmation of his interest in learning French, Angelina Jolie, in an interview with Buro, stated, “Oh, he (Brad Pitt) worked so hard on it, and it was so beautiful! Actually, I didn’t push him — he wanted to learn French himself.”
Added to this, the actor and his ex, Angelina Jolie, own a chateau in France. Brad was also recently featured in an AD for a French bank.
Brad Pitt Speaking French On the Big Screens
As confirmation of Brad’s interest in perfecting his French, he’s featured in movies that required him to speak the language in several scenes. Worthy of mention are his roles in Allied and By the Sea.
In Allied, Brad Pitt plays the role of Wing Commander Max Vaten, a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force on intelligence duties. His character requires him to maintain dialogues in the French language and with a Parisian accent. According to his co-star and love interest in the film, Marion Cotillard, “He worked very, very hard and long, and it is all his voice.” Thus, confirming that Brad was never dubbed in the film, and the dialogues were him actually speaking French. If you’re in doubt here’s a clip from the film proving this. The actor did what he knows how to do best while speaking a different language.
While it is evident that Brad Pitt isn’t fluent in French, we can’t honestly say he’s incapable of speaking it.