People Staff
May 12, 1997 12:00 PM

DEVIL OR ANGEL? WITH HIS BEGUILING SMILE AND blazing eyes, he goes both ways onscreen, aerobicizing pulses as a conflicted Irish Republican Army gunrunner in The Devil’s Own and befriending the young Dalai Lama in October’s Seven Years in Tibet. Wherever he finds himself. Brad Pitt, 33, commands otherworldly reactions. On the New York City set of Devil, “the face of every girl in the office turned red when he walked in,” says associate casting director Michele Ortlip. And so many fans chartered buses from Buenos Aires to reach the remote Argentinean location of Tibet for a glimpse of the 6′ actor that his trailer had to be guarded around the clock. Devil costar Margaret Colin confirms the conviction of his fans when she decrees, “He’s an absolute looker.” And yet, says Louis DiGiaimo, who cast Pitt in last year’s Sleepers, “even though some people label him a pretty boy, I don’t see it that way. He’s got great looks, with soul, and that’s what comes across.” Pitt seems bemused by the attention. “He doesn’t take his looks too seriously,” says Devil’s producer Larry Gordon, “and he’s kind of shocked that everyone else does.” Pitt is thrilled, though, that someone takes him seriously. “I can’t wait, man,” he recently told Rolling Stone about his forthcoming wedding to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 24. “Walk down the aisle, wear the ring, kiss the bride. Oh, it’s going to be great.” That devil.

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