This is the unexpected reason Brad Pitt lost out on a role

Apparently he wasn't funny enough

Back in the 1980s, a casting director refused to give Brad Pitt – who has recently gone into business with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie again – a role in American sitcom Cheers because he said he simply wasn’t funny.

Having made us lol in Friends, Burn After Reading and pretty much most of his interviews, thanks to his cheeky quips and quick wit, this came as a surprise to us, too. We like to think of Brad Pitt as funny, end of.

Casting director Jeff Greenberg (who’s won Emmys for his casting credits in the likes of Modern Family and Ugly Betty) spoke out about Brad’s audition and told Entertainment Weekly,

My only note was, ‘Not funny.’ For the part he wasn’t funny – he’s been funny since.’

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