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Amid his separation from Jennifer Aniston, Pitt made waves when he appeared at the Los Angeles premiere of Mr. & Mrs. Smith – and not because the buzz around Angelina Jolie. He had bleached blond locks! The new color wasn’t a hit with everyone: Aniston snickered to Vanity Fair, “Billy Idol called – he wants his look back.”
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Looking more Colin Farrell than Billy Idol, Pitt arrived at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York sporting a thatch of dark brown hair and a week’s worth of stubble. The change was for business, not pleasure: The actor dyed his locks for his role in The Assassination of Jesse James, which he had begun filming the previous month.
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After the birth of daughter Shiloh, Pitt got rid of the scruff and appeared as a clean-cut new daddy at a press conference in the Namibian city of Swakopmund.
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Pitt showed off his blond-tinged locks and a hint of a goatee during the afterparty for his documentary, God Grew Tired of Us, at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, proving that he looks sexy no matter what he does to his hair.
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Perhaps taking a few pointers from pal George Clooney, the casual-loving Pitt went for a more debonair style during the Cannes Film Festival, donning a Bond-like tuxedo and a conservative haircut for the premiere of Ocean’s Thirteen.