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Brad Pitt invites war veteran onto red carpet

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 01:19

Oct. 20 - Brad Pitt invited World War 2 hero Peter Comfort onto the red carpet premiere of his new film 'Fury' in London. Edward Baran reports.

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Alongside promoting their new film, it was a weekend spent honouring veterans for the cast and crew of new World War 2 movie Fury. First stop was this former hospital for injured troops in Paris. Pitt said he wanted to get across the sense of pain and hardship the soldiers encountered from the very start of the film, in which he plays the commander of a Sherman tank. SOUNDBITE, Brad Pitt, actor, saying (English): "Talking to the guys who have been there. They painted this picture of total and utter exhaustion. The days on end with no sleep, no food, cold and it was incumbent on us when the film starts that you feel that and you feel the psychological dent of the years of the all the trauma they witnessed." Next on Sunday October 19th was London for the film's European premiere which closed the London Film Festival. One veteran, Peter Comfort, joined Pitt on the red carpet. The 91-year-old had given the actor advice on the set of the movie, allowing him to hear a first-hand account of life inside a tank. Mr Comfort admitted that at first he had never heard of Brad Pitt and had to research who he was on the internet.

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Brad Pitt invites war veteran onto red carpet

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 01:19