Pitt, Jolie pay Obama a visit
January 11th, 2012
04:23 PM ET

Pitt, Jolie pay Obama a visit

(CNN) – A big slice of Hollywood came to the White House Wednesday when President Obama greeted Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the Oval Office.

For a brief moment the White House press corps was transformed into a pack of paparazzi as the star couple was spotted through the Oval Office windows during a previously unannounced visit with the president.

A senior White House official later told CNN Pitt and Jolie were in Washington to screen a new movie Jolie directed about Bosnian war crimes, In the "Land of Blood and Honey."

Deputy White House Press Secretary Jamie Smith told CNN that Obama spoke with Jolie “about her work to raise the profile of preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women."

Topics: President Obama

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  1. Whatthewhat


    January 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
    • george

      Please get your dull butt off somewhere else, like to south carolina, can't you see we are in high spirits here!!

      January 12, 2012 at 12:43 am |
  2. chuckcreig

    You guys remember Janet Wood from "Three's Company?" Exactly.

    January 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
  3. us1776

    Nice. Three of my favorites in the White House at the same time today.


    January 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
    • John C.

      She was there to adopt Obama

      January 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • SierraBW

      Mine too. These are people of character - who have everything - and yet they care about the have nots on our planet. It warms the heart to have such energy together in one environment.

      January 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
      • Scott

        Seeing the world thru Rose color glasses again? All I see are three rich socialists. Who could care less about the average American.

        January 12, 2012 at 6:38 am |
      • huh?

        Scott, you might want to look up the definition of socialism. Your post indicates you don't understand the term at all.

        January 12, 2012 at 8:14 am |
      • Carla

        I'm not impressed. Don't like any of them. If the Pitt family really wants to help children, why don't they adopt special needs children? Think of what their money could do for them. No, they want foreign children without defects.

        January 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • snookums

      Jamie Smith, pitt, and jolie?

      January 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • lp

      Oh!, You are a fan of the three stooges also

      January 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • Mike Johnson

      Larry, Curly and Moe ...?

      January 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
      • YBP

        Yes, and Jesus, too.

        January 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • Nevard

      and Barack asked Brad "How much for the woman?"

      January 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • moelen

      @us1776...I agree with you...three of my favorites also, all work for the best for America, and other countries.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • LNV

      Four of my favs in the WH at once. Yes, decent people all around. Obama 2012

      January 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  4. Nick from Kansas

    How convenient that Pitt-Jolie are placed right in front of the windows. Is there anything this couple won't do for a photo op??

    January 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  5. charles

    I hope pitt took a bath!

    January 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  6. Gag_me_now

    Wow, Dumb and Dumber visit the WH. Why is this news? It's so obvious that this administration is trying to pander to the younger crowd by entertaining these two in the WH. It's nice to know where Obama's priorities are and that he has time to burn entertaining the Hollywood elite.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
    • Jarod

      What more do you want from the man? Take your unrealistic expectations to some 3rd World country. Maybe there you'll find the chaos and minute-by-minute dictorial rule you so desire. Just like we hard working Americans like to hit the "pause" button every now and again, so should our President. Get a grip and go "Gag yourself now".

      January 12, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  7. An actor is an actor

    What a bunch of KOOKS. We all know an actor is just an actor and I personally don't give a rats butt about anything they think or do. Liberal POS's. They don't belong on a pedestal and aren't known for their brilliant minds... just looking pretty and repeating words from a screenplay.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • Jarod

      ...anger much?

      January 12, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  8. YourMom

    Now that Brad and Angelina have had kids, we've reached the apex of human evolution. There will be no one better looking for the rest of civilization.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
    • annie hall

      hahaha, why was I totally thinking that the other day when I saw their airport pics, both walking side by side, lol
      (hope their kids are down to earth – you know how you have great cool parents then the kids can be... crazy? and parents say "I never raised them to be like that"? god bless, lol

      January 30, 2012 at 5:29 am |
  9. Poeticguy

    I thought Jolie really hated the president..i am surprised she accepted the invitation.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  10. government cheese, M.D.

    Is Jolie trying to adopt Obama?

    January 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  11. Bella

    Brangelina would make a better White House couple than the present occupants.....LOL

    January 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  12. Ron

    Maybe thats how we get the president to listen to the American people, write a note to an actor about something you want the President to know, then have them make an appointment with the President.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  13. OldieTampaBay

    I TOTALLY agree, us1776!

    January 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
    • moelen


      January 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
  14. sallierais

    What a joke! Obama only has time for luxury vacations, campaigning, and consulting with rich Hollywood actors!

    January 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • mj

      That is what Obama does best!

      January 11, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • michael

      and of course you being the intellectual heavyweight you are have time to comment on cnn and waste time worrying about what the president does. idiot

      January 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
      • John

        ...says the man who comments on cnn on other people's comments about the president.

        January 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
      • doppler5577

        Actually, they were looking for news and found this tripe – and you:)

        January 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
      • Meki60

        hey another paid Obama comment responder, you people are losers

        January 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • tisktisk

        genius, it's in America's best interest to know what the "president" is doing. Not everyone is willing to blindly swallow whatever B.S. he's spitting out like you so obviously do.

        January 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • Mike

        ".....waste time worrying about what the President does."

        Yes I do, and everyone else should too.

        January 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • blkberryaddic

      Membership has it's privileges

      January 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • Steve

      Nice try.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • James

      I doubt Obama will ever do anything right by you.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • bobbyinseattle

      You can't be serious? The Wall Street tycoons that pay homage to Republican politicians are BILLIONAIRES who make a thousand times more money than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Not only that, but the reason why Wall Street tycoons visit a Republican is for political favors to make them richer–not because they're advancing a cause to make the world a better place like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
      • Jason

        Bobby – Who exactly do you think is bank rolling Obama's campaign? Billionaire Wall Street Tycoons – Warren Buffett, George Soros, Jeff Imelt and in case you are not aware, Goldman Sachs is his biggest contributor. You really need to take off the stupid glasses and quit drinking the Kool Aid. Not all Democrats are communist progressives, but the guy in the White House is as Elitist and Progressive as they come and that should scare the crap out of you because in a communist elitis run society very few people have any freedom or liberty and those people will be the Warren Buffetts, the George Soros's and those that walk the halls of GE, Goldman Sachs and other mega international corporations and banks. It is a myth that the Republican party is the party of wall street. Wall Street owns both parties and could give a rats behind what form of government we have here in the states as long they keep their status as the elite and they are more than happy to line the pockets of a few useful idiots we think can run the country. Do some research on the Green Energy Initiatives by Al Gore, and find out just who prospers on those deals, most go bankrupt, the rest depend on you and me to keep on life support via our taxes but Mr. Gore and those leftist elites who care so much about the air you breathe and the water you drink? 100s of Millions of dollars supplied by you and me my friend. I am not your enemy, you are not my enemy, but your lack of awareness of the thieves stealing liberty and freedom from both us is more of a threat to us than whatever boogieman you are looking for through the glasses you are wearing. Its time to scale back the governments size power and influence and let liberty and justice reign. If the government power is limited cronie capitalism cannot exist. There has never been a bigger cronie capitalist that your Mr. Obama.

        January 12, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • YBP

      Bush vacationed three times as much. Any criticisms?

      January 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
    • get real

      Oh, come on! Bush spent way more time away from the White House than Obama has, by a long shot. And yes, Obama has gone to Hawaii, but that's where his family is. I assure you he didn't go anywhere as snooty and fancy as the Bush compound in New England.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • Anthony

      This proves the fact that if you only watch Fox, you are among the most uninformed among us! "W" spent 5 times more on flights to Crawford Texas alone to his fake ranch, clearing fake brush than President Obama's Christmas vacation costs. 20 million dollars on flights alone was spent by this "non compos mentis"! This sum doesn't include other costs, it's just the charge for travel on Air Force One. As far as rich Hollywood actors go, you have to stop whining as you Republics have Bo Derek, Mel Gibson, Chuck Norris and Kelsey Grammer. Ok, so they aren't Democratic A-listers like Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep or George Clooney or Steven Spielberg or Barbara Streisand or Ron Howard or Robert De Niro or anyone of significance for that matter, so don't act like you're the only political party with Hollywood support.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • Malia

      But vacationing, campaigning, and consulting with reality stars (a la Donald Trump and Kate Gosslin) is OK for the GOP, right?

      January 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • moelen

      WOW....do you really believe what you just posted? Please do some fact checking...our current President has done so much to bring America back from the brink of destruction. Do you, perhaps, remember the Bush administration and the damage they did to America?

      January 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • ThinkAgain

      Turn of GOP-TV (Fox so-called news), Dude! The President's policies have ushered in 22 straight months of job creation in the private sector; unemployment is down; Osama bin Laden is history; the auto industry was saved; the list goes on and on. But a little pea brain like you just can't handle the FACT that President Obama is succeeding in helping our country, in spite of the Repubs efforts to make him and our country fail.

      January 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
      • jerry

        your mom just pulled into the driveway...get dressed and closed down her lap top...you silly thing you

        January 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • Thelookingglass

      Silly person, how can you stand yourself? Must be hard.

      January 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  15. BillyBoy

    Must have been a decent campaign contribution from brangelina to get this treatment from Obama

    January 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  16. you're kidding

    This kind of thing drives me crazy! Why do these two morons have access to the President? I support Obama and I get annoyed when he's criticized for taking his dog to Petsmart, or whatever, but this type of thing really irks me.

    Useless, celebrity, airheads should not be allowed to visit the White House for their own self-promotion, or to enhance their own self-aggrandizing narcissistic personalities.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  17. Really

    Hummm..... guess Hollywood talks and the average American walks. It's a shame to see WH has no problem letting the stars in to interrupt the all important job of running our country. Yes – said OUR country.... just not Hollywood.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  18. mj

    Did Obama ask if they were paying their "Fair Share". Doubt if the subject came up.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
    • YBP

      No, but perhaps marriage equality did. Civil Marriage for All Americans.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
    • Meki60

      these people are definitely 1% ers, why don't the OWSers get them

      January 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  19. kude

    Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is what our country has come to. Obama must be afraid, cause alot more celebrities have been coming over recently...

    January 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
    • Jarod

      What rock did you just crawl from under? Presidents (not just Obama) have been entertaining celebs since, well forever. Go and educate yourself with something other than the Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck/FOX idiot hour. You'll be suprised just how smart "other" Americans can be/are. Good luck dummy.

      January 12, 2012 at 9:03 am |
  20. a disgrace

    obama has been the biggest disgrace in the history of america. nothing but parties and vacations while 14 million americans are unemployed and 46 million are on food stamps...pitt and jolies hould have refused the offer and told this failure to get to work or resign!!!

    January 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  21. Steve

    If I was Pres I would invite Angelina Jolie to the White House too 🙂 In his defense she does do a lot of charity work around the world.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  22. Tell302man

    The real 1%

    January 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  23. Rich

    He pays attention to who gets him re-elected.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  24. miss trixie

    Here's a couple that doesn't give a rat's a$$ about their carbon footprint. Private jets, mega mansions and lots of kids. If they were Republican, I'm sure the libs would have a BIG problem with these two.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  25. pmc

    What utter nonsence-looking forward to the republican landslide in november

    January 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  26. Meki60

    I bet they talked about Gitmo, like hey Gitmo tea and Gitmo coffee.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • Anthony

      So, with that single snide Amos n' Andy reference, you just embarrassed all of your fellow trailer park residents. Is this type of comment funny in your neck of the southern U.S. woods? I'd really like to know.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  27. Florida Voter

    Tell Barack I'll be over in the morning. Maybe I'll dress as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Were Pitt and Jolie on the official White House guest list? Silly me, asking stupid questions.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  28. corntrader19

    Why is this news? Pitt and Jolie are two of the MOST BORING PEOPLE on earth. I wish they would go away!

    January 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  29. Malia

    Such lovely people! I wish I could have been there!

    January 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  30. jocq

    The White House must have a very brilliant interior to have to wear sunglasses inside. That explains the mandatory secret service facial attire.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  31. Carol

    It is always Jolie that gets the thank yous for what she does. She is a doer, but if it weren't for Pitt being by her side giving her confidence and help she probably couldn't do what she does.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • Paul

      and you know that because you ... are so jealous you don't have the hot a$$ (and other parts) Jolie has ... Carol take it easy... you are possibly 300 lbs so Brad will never do you ... move on

      January 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
      • Bigmama

        wow – bitter n angry much? You should probably try looking in a mirror – you probably just described yourself.

        January 11, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • moelen

      Jolie was/is doing the same job she was doing before Pitt....fact check please.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  32. ldean50

    Welp. I've been a democrat all my life – but, to welcome Jolie who has been sued for plagurism and states she wrote her screen play in two (2) days?... about a woman who loves her rapist? that's all we need. If that is the kind of person O'bama admires... I question his judgement and my loyalty to the democratic party... guess I'll be going independent.

    January 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • Jarod

      Im just guessing here, but ummmmm, Im starting to notice the wonderful trend of people saying, "I used to be Democrat, blah blah, but now Im changing because blah blah... Some advice... If you REALLY understood why you chose to be affiliated with an ideal /party (not person), then changing because a PERSON does something you dont like but still espouses the ideals you believe in, then why change? Are you flippant, or simply dont know what youre doing? Stick with the idea that more closely resembles your beliefs... as the saying goes, if you dont stand for something, ........etc

      January 12, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  33. Anonymous

    Goodness, such vitriol over something so inconsequential. Is it possible to just be nice or at least civil? Sad.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  34. poipounder

    Oh know the GOP and republican clowns will not like this too much. Who cares it's not like they will gain control of the white house come election time

    January 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  35. Change

    All I can say is four more years. All of Hollywood's best are behind President Obama and the true and real purest of the American people are also behind this great and progressive intelligent President. We don't need the backward confederates of the South because real patriotic Americans are going to re-elect this great gem of an American President.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
    • rtbd66

      define hollywood's best

      January 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • GA Engr

      "We don't need the backward confederates of the South." WOW! It's people like you that divide our country and cripple our government. Drop the prejudice and accept the cultural diversity that makes this country so unique.

      January 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • JMac

      Another liberal comment. I bet you live off the government, complain about people who actually pay taxes, and don't see the irnony of 2 of the highest paid actors in Hollywood meeting with the President. I am sure they don't pay their fair share of taxes and Oblama didn't metion it either. Doesn't the President have more important matters to deal with than see to egocentric millionares? If Oblama could balance the budget, then the $20 billion spent daily for interest to the banks, then all of you liberals could sit at home and not pay any taxes.

      January 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
      • Jarod

        JMAC, arent you tired of being stupid? Yes? Then try a new line like, "No matter what the MAJORITY of Americans voted for/wanted in 2008, I still dont like the guy because (fill in the blank) and I'm going to do my best to help get the person I think is best in 2012 elected. Ya see? Doesnt it feel better not being a diputs ssa kcid all the time (read backwards my friend)

        January 12, 2012 at 9:26 am |
    • jerry


      January 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  36. rtbd66

    This president's arrogance is staggering. Would love to see a stat on how much time he has spent with celebs. What about the 99 pct?

    January 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  37. Nancy

    Why would jolie go she doesn't like Obama?

    January 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Thelookingglass

      And Nancy, you know this because you and Jolie talk and have lunch together all the time! Unreal crazy person!

      January 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  38. jerry

    Did they bring a fat check for obuthead? Why else would they be visiting? Wow, these two hollywood intellectuals visiting the blockhouse....(I say blockhouse because mrs obama probably takes issue with the whitehouse).

    January 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  39. FiELD1stSGT


    January 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
    • jerry

      so obama invited them...to talk them into supporting him? And, what do you know someone magically snapped a photo of them in the white house.... with obama it is all about creating a favorable public image, always in the media always with the teleprompter...who is he really?

      January 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
    • Jarod

      Field1stSgt and Jerry, after you two are finished gniwolb (read backwards) each other and come back down to earth, take some advice. STOP WATCHING FOX!!!!! your ignorance is shameful. P.s. Field1stSgt, I am praying that you arent really military and just pretending because sedition is a nasty thing.

      January 12, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  40. george

    I had no idea envy and jeaulousy could drive people at the end of their wits. What a wonderful evening the President had at the white house attended by my favourate actors after a long deserved Hawai vacation. Another term for this President Obama/Biden 2012!

    January 12, 2012 at 12:37 am |
  41. Jenna

    Doesn't look like Brad bathed for this event. What a dirt ball.

    January 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  42. ADRIAN

    thank you so much brad anjolina and mr president barak obama, great way to end the day after a hard day of work.

    January 23, 2012 at 12:12 am |