Man, this is a gem. Thanks to Defamer for catching it. It comes via Variety on the Town, the new blog from Variety. The setting is the God Grew Tired of Us premiere, a Brad Pitt-produced film about children who walk for five years to escape a war-torn Sudan.
The reporter poses this simple question to Pitt: "Is civil war still going on in the Sudan?"
Brad Pitt looked at me with something between dismay and horror. "Oh, come on. You're smarter than that. It's worse than ever."
Googling proved he was right - I am smarter than that. The second Sudanese civil war (north vs. south) began in January 1983 and ended with the signing of a peace agreement in January 2005. Now Sudan must contend with the genocide in Darfur, located in westernmost Sudan, as well as war with the neighboring state of Chad.
Oh, man. Stay very still and quiet for a minute. Listen carefully. That sound you hear? Is the precious, joyful laughter of Jennifer Aniston.