- Fans say actor, 60, is ageing backwards like Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button
The actor, 60, has been hailed the real life Benjamin Button by fans, who say he appeared to be ageing backwards after he was pictured at Wimbledon last year.
Brad famously played a man who ages in reverse in 2008’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
Patterns That Brad Underwent Surgery
In an Instagram video, facial aesthetician and former NHS doctor Dr Jonny Betteridge believes there is a key clue Brad has secretly had the surgery, which can cost upwards of £100,000 and a two to three month recovery period.
Brad has never revealed if he has undergone the knife, but Dr Jonny, founder of London clinic JB Aesthetics, speculated he has had a face lift.
The doctor compared photos of the Hollywood star taken at the Academy Awards in 2020 to last July, when he was sitting centre court at Wimbledon.
He said: ‘This was him four years ago in 2020 and you can see he is showing the normal signs of ageing.
‘Deep static lines, volume loss to the eye and mid-face area and some skin laxity to the lower face.
‘It was at Wimbledon last year where his transformation was noticed. Look at the change in his face and how more youthful he looks when you see him from the side on profile.
‘You can see the change in the lower face contour is really impressive and you can tell this is related to a face lift by looking for this scar.’
Dr Jonny claimed Brad’s ear had the ‘classic appearance of a face lift scar’.
He explained: ‘During the procedure, the skin around it is raised which can change the shape and position of the earlobes.
‘He’s almost gone back in time to how his face looked in the early 2000s which is also ironic because he did play Benjamin Button.
A Case of Surgery Done Well?
There’s three years difference between these photos and it’s obvious to see the changes around the mid and lower face.
‘I think he looks seriously good for this transformation, it’s a great example of surgery done well.’
After the video’s success, Dr Jonny said: ‘The Brad video has gone viral because people can’t believe how good he looks at 60.
‘Looking at the pictures I posted, Brad does look like he could have had a facelift. The changes are significant in that time.
‘To have that degree of lift to the face and contour, especially in the mid and lower face, you can’t achieve those results through non-surgical methods.’
What Brad Said About his Appearance
While many in Hollywood have great mysteries to their ageless appearances, Brad has previously spoken about his stance on getting older.
In an interview with Esquire, said: ‘You get older, you get crankier, and comfort becomes more important. I think it’s as simple as that.’
When asked about his beauty regimen, he hilariously said: ‘I grew up with a country mentality, kind of you know, Dial soap once a day and then move on…
Age Healthy, he Said
‘And I think that we’re learning that if we love ourselves, if we treat ourselves a little better, then there are long-lasting benefits to that. So just age healthy, age in a healthy manner.’
Another key factor to his looks Brad claims was his decision to stop smoking, as he explained that he realised he could not simply ‘cut back’ – it was all or nothing.
He went on: ‘I don’t have that ability to do just one or two a day. It’s not in my makeup. I’m all in. And I’m going to drive into the ground. I’ve lost my privileges.’
The actor has been dating Ines de Ramon, 32, for over a year near now.