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Monday 11 December 2017

Movie helped me teach my son about war, says Brad

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt revealed the importance of educating his children about the effects of war as his latest movie Fury brought the BFI London Film Festival to a rousing close.

The 50-year-old actor, who is father to six children with wife Angelina Jolie, plays US army sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier in the Second World War epic.

"My boy loves World War Two. He is interested in it and studies it," he said, seemingly referring to the couple's eldest child, 13-year-old Maddox.

"He plays a lot of video games so it's important for me that he understands that war is not glamorous. It has a lot of consequences. There are a lot of families who are hurt by it. So we talk quite often and openly about it."

Pitt was joined by his co-stars including Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs, Alicia Von Rittberg, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal along with writer and director David Ayer, as they walked the red carpet at the European premiere in London's Leicester Square.

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The movie, which follows a five-man crew of a US army Sherman tank during the last days of the Second World War, was shot in the UK.

The cast bonded over a gruelling six-day boot camp and their three-month preparations before shooting.

"Shooting this movie was not an enjoyable experience. It wasn't meant to be enjoyable - we are shooting a war movie and war is hell," Lerman, who plays assistant driver Norman Ellison, said.

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