Many celebrity watch owners have much in common. What do Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford have in common beyond the possession of a Breitling Aerospace watch?
Glittering Hollywood royalty careers for one thing. Harrison Ford is the third highest grossing movie star of all time, and Brad Pitt is a premier league movie heartthrob who has a string of excellent movies to his credit.
About the Breitling Aerospace
As for the Breitling Aerospace, since its launch in 1985 the Aerospace has undergone a bewildering number of changes with a policy of continual updating to the watch. The defining feature of the watch is its digital and analogue dials. The watch comes in a variety of different metals, and due to the frequent changes you really have to check carefully to see which model and which year your Aerospace was manufactured. As Harrison Ford is a fully trained pilot and takes part in rescue operations, Breitling makes a natural choice as an aviation watch.
About Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford, born in Chicago in July 1942, was a jobbing actor and self trained carpenter before getting his big break in Star Wars. Ironically, it was his carpentry skill and not his acting ability which forged a friendship with George Lucas – first he fitted some cabinets for George Lucas in his home, and later made an extension to his office. Based on this friendship Harrison landed the part of Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie, and he hasn’t looked back since. He appeared in the mega successful George Lucas/Steven Spielberg franchise as the fedora wearing Indiana Jones.
His only outing so far with his fellow Breitling Aerospace owner Brad Pitt was in the 1997 movie The Devil’s Own, a somewhat confused movie about an Irish terrorist embroiling a middle class American family in IRA terrorism.
Harrison had a long lean spell without a hit movie before a box office home run with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. One of his latest releases is Cowboys and Aliens with Daniel Craig. When they’re not in front of the cameras, both Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford are involved in humanitarian issues. Among other accolades, Harrison Ford has a new species of spider named after him: ‘Calponia Harrisonfordi’ for his work as Vice Chairman of Conservation International.
About Brad Pitt
Like most actors, William Bradley Pitt, better known to the world as Brad Pitt, started out in a series of insignificant roles including a part in the soon to be revived Dallas.
Born in Oklahoma on December 18th 1963, he first began to be noticed as JD, the sexy outlaw hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise and went on to become a certified box office hearthrob after 1994’s Legends of the Fall, playing alongside Anthony Hopkins. His appearance as Tyler Durden in Fight Club has become something of a cult classic. But one of the roles for which he is most noted is as Rusty Ryan in the hugely successful Ocean’s franchise – movies that would have eminently suited Harrison Ford if George Clooney were not around.
To date Brad has appeared in three ‘Oceans’ movies, and who knows, their could be more to come. His biggest box office smash to date was his portrayal of Achilles in 2004’s Troy, for which he spent months getting into the shape of his life and for which he received much critical and box office success.
Side by side
Both Harrison and Brad have typically confused views about religion with Brad claiming to be 20% atheist and 80% agnostic, while Harrison claims his religion to be ‘liberal democrat’. Like Ford, Brad Pitt is heavily involved with environmental and humanitarian issues. He and his partner Angelina Jolie have employed the unusual strategy of rescuing children from poverty by adopting them one child at a time.
As for box office pulling power, Harrison Ford is far and away the biggest grossing star with close to $3.4 billion in total box office sales compared to Brad’s $2.1 billion, although Brad’s last ten movies have outgrossed Harrison’s by some $30 million. On the other hand, remarkably at 69, Harrison outdid Brad in the important category of ‘Hotness’.