Stars Babble About ‘Babel’

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film, the critically-acclaimed drama “Babel,” received support and kudos from the stars who were cast in the film. From USA Today:

Far away from the sands of the Moroccan desert where the big-screen drama Babel begins, stars of the film gathered to celebrate Sunday at Westwood’s Mann Village Theatre. Babel, which opens nationwide Friday, stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett as an American couple touring Morocco who find themselves struggling to get help after she is the victim of an unintentional crime. Theirs is just one story in the movie that ties together four groups of people from around the world. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who also directed 2003’s 21 Grams, said he hopes audiences are moved by the film. “I hope this brings human emotion and compassion. It’s a film about humanity and hope.” Blanchett said, “It’s a film about miscommunication. I believe the audience will be given a chance to meditate on human frailty.” Pitt agreed. “There’s an undercurrent in this film about our inability to understand each other.”

After which, the director walked over and said, “You guys completely missed the point of my film,” followed by a pause which lasted an uncomfortably long period of time, and then him exclaiming, “Oh my God, I’m totally kidding! Get it?” And they all had an uproarious laugh at the point he just made there on the red carpet.

Many more photos (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Zach Braff, Josh Lucas, Vivica A. Fox, Alicia Silverstone, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Esposito, Bradley Cooper, and Paz Vega) from the L.A. Premiere of “Babel” are after the jump.

Written by Lisa Timmons

(Photos by Picture Perfect Agency)

(Photos by Picture Perfect Agency)