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The 6 Worst Meals of Brad Pitt’s Movie Career & the Cookbook All About Them

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Hillary Eaton is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in VICE, Refinery29, LA Weekly and Complex. She loves writing about food, entertainment, travel and style.
The 6 Worst Meals of Brad Pitt’s Movie Career & the Cookbook All About Them
A new cookbook re-creates dishes that Brad Pitt has eaten in his biggest roles. Photo Credit Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Brad Pitt fans, rejoice! Thanks to a new cookbook, you can now re-create every single thing Pitt has ever eaten on screen from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Cheekily titled “Fat Brad,” the cookbook describes itself as: “A definitive exploration into the on-screen eating habits of William Bradley ‘Brad’ Pitt. Part fan fantasy, part filmic study, 'Fat Brad' meticulously reimagines the best scenes where Brad chomps. From Rusty’s carpark burger in ‘Ocean’s 11’ to Tyler’s questionable seafood bisque in ‘Fight Club,’ no plate is left unturned.”

Unfortunately, workout plans for how to get those abs afterward are not included.

But the question remains: While you may now be able to eat like Brad, do you really want to? From Twinkies in “Moneyball” to prison gruel in “Seven Years in Tibet,” Pitt’s characters haven’t always eaten the tastiest or, more importantly, healthiest foods on the silver screen.

Since it seems Brad Pitt can’t do a movie without chowing down on camera, we’ve put together the top five unhealthiest meals Pitt has ever consumed in a movie. So if you’re going to eat like Brad, at least you’ll know which dishes are better left on the cutting-room floor:

1. Nachos, “Ocean’s Eleven”

If there is one film in which Pitt really throws his diet out the window, it’s “Ocean’s Eleven,” and his giant mountain of nachos is probably the worst dish of the lot. From processed cheese to salty chips and (we have to assume) hormone-laden beef — this was the early aughts, after all — nachos are one of the most unhealthy choices out there. For example, Taco Bell’s “loaded nachos” weigh in at a crazy 1,390 calories per plate.

2. Twinkies, “Moneyball”

These miniature golden sponge cakes filled with cream may be good to store for when the nuclear apocalypse comes along. They can allegedly can last for ages, but they definitely aren’t the healthiest snack. That doesn’t keep Pitt from enjoying one while figuring out how to use baseball stats to his advantage in “Moneyball.”

3. Ice Cream, “Ocean’s Eleven”

Brad Pitt loves his ice cream. In fact, he can be caught getting his fix in a multitude of films. But the best example is in “Ocean’s Eleven,” when he decides to devour his ice cream with a spoon instead of in a cone.

4. Bacon Cheeseburger, “Ocean’s Eleven”

So there’s clearly a theme starting to emerge. “Ocean’s Eleven” is Brad’s most gluttonous movie. And one of the most gluttonous dishes in that movie happens to come in the form of a bacon-topped cheeseburger.

5. Jelly Doughnut, “Johnny Suede”

With all the sugar and flour, doughnuts are unhealthy to begin with. Then we decided to up the ante and add some jelly to the mix, really bringing it on home. But, of course, that’s right up Brad Pitt’s alley when he plays a wannabe rock star in 1991’s “Johnny Suede.”

6. Jamba Juice, “Burn After Reading”

While a smoothie may seem like a healthy choice, they can actually be packed with sugar and be much higher in calories than you may realize. That’s why Pitt’s Jamba Juice fix in the Coen Brothers film “Burn After Reading” makes the list.

Bonus: Human Blood, “Interview with the Vampire”

Surprise! Human blood — despite its high iron content — is not good for you. Besides the possibility of blood-borne illnesses, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, consuming human blood in large quantities can actually be toxic to your body. So while Louis (Pitt) may have had himself a taste in “Interview with the Vampire,” you’re probably going to want to skip that one.

What Do YOU Think?

Have you ever re-created a dish from a movie? What’s your favorite Brad Pitt role? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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