Brad Pitt Smolders in Debut Chanel No. 5 Ad

10/15/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Brad Pitt is engaged to one of the world’s most beautiful women — and now he’s a smoldering spokesman for one of the world’s most quintessential beauty brands.

Pitt, 48, made his debut Monday in new ads for Chanel No. 5. Dressed casually, hair long and mood thoughtfully seductive, the actor appears in a black-and-white video spot that is a philosophical ode to love and longing.

“It’s not a journey, every journey ends and we go on,” Pitt recites in the 30-second ad for Chanel’s signature fragrance. “Wherever I go, there you are,” he adds quietly, looking directly into the camera in a sensual slow burn.

The ad was shot in London in May and directed by Anna Karenina filmmaker Joe Wright, who had previously worked on Chanel’s 2011 spots for Coco Mademoiselle, featuring actress Keira Knightley.

In promoting Chanel fragrances, Pitt, a father of six, becomes the company’s first-ever male spokesman, and joins a glamorous cast of beauties including Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman. Pitt’s commercial airs globally Monday; print ads combining the star’s portrait and the perfume’s signature bottle debuted on Chanel’s website Sunday evening. Tell us: What do you think of Pitt’s sexy spot? Do you like the idea of a man advertising a women’s fragrance?

–Andrea Billups, reporting by Peter Mikelbank


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Trish on

Looks and sounds baa baad! He could however do a good advert for King Puck, the goat king of Ireland!

Loverly on

I might be in the minority here but I do not find this man attractive, appealing, or sensual. He’s a mediocre actor and this commercial only proves it. There is something very self-absorbing about him and he is not aging well. Give me a real man anyday of the week ~ Steve Buscemi, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Sean Connery, Bruce Willis……….just to name a few.

Roober on

This is a freaking hilarious ad. Really? Good acting by Brad Pitt but I cannot believe this is going to make people buy the perfume. I guess I’d feel kind of ridiculous being Brad and doing the ad. I’m sure he’s being paid well.

AllSmiles on

I thought the acting was good, but I’m not gaga over Brad Pitt. He’s nice looking, but he just doesn’t “do it” for me. I’m more of a Timothy Olyphant kinda gal.

jessie on

Just about everyone in here agrees this is terrible. Too bad Brad doesn’t read these posts and get his act together again. Chanel evidently made a huge error here and believed he was the sexiest man alive. He doesn’t even make the top 50 list for years now. He’s lost whatever it was he had. Pity, because some his age have gotten better. His acting is really bad also. Really bad.

Guest on

He looks dirty and tired, could do better than that..

Elle on

Ummmm…He is fine, and can even pull of Bob Marley dreads but this i’m not feeling on bit.

HappyAsALark on

piles of poop smolder as well.

Kylie on

Ridiculous! He looks like a slob AND a bad actor…he looks like he is doing a parody of himself…like for a Saturday Night Live skit! What the heck?!? I cant imagine he needs the $$$.
What in the world was he thinking…or maybe he wasnt!

Yuck on

Gross! Chanel No. 5 is one of my favorite’s and I’ve worn it since I was 16, he just cheesed up the brand. Sounds like he’s doing porn!

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