Brad Pitt Roughed Up by Own Guard

Security mistook the actor for a photog at LA movie event
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2008 11:11 AM CST
Brad Pitt on the set of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds." The mustache Pitt was sporting at the LA event was grown for Tarantino's film.   (PRNewsFoto/The Weinstein Company, Francois Duhamel)
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(Newser) – Brad Pitt got to see how the other half lives when a bouncer at a promotional event for his latest movie failed to recognize the star and tried to pin him to a wall. The guard pulled Pitt out of a crowd of paparazzi that had infiltrated a secure area and spun him around "quickly and aggressively," reports the New York Post.

Once he realized who he had in his grip—perhaps the '70s mustache and fuzzy hat had impeded his powers of recognition—the guard ushered Pitt into the theater for a Q&A about The Strange Case of Benjamin Button. Pitt called it "just another day in the life," noting that paparazzi were especially aggressive.