Brad Pitt Loses $25,000 On Single Poker HandJanuary 30, 2015 3:05 pm
American actor Brad Pitt lost $25,000 on a single hand of poker whilst attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, according to celebrity and entertainment website RadarOnline.com. The 51 year-old star was at the festival to promote the new movie he produced called True Story, which is a legal drama-thriller starring James Franco, and Jonah Hill.
According to the story’s source, Brad Pitt was feeling good about his new movie and life in general, and so together with some of the guys ended up back at his rental playing a few hands of poker. Five hands in, however, Pitt decided to amp up the action and so told his fellow players that he would pay $25,000 to whoever won the hand, but whoever lost would have to perform an “outrageous dare”.
Unfortunately for Pitt, he ended up with the worst hand at the table and simply mucked his hand, whilst the actor’s personal valet won the hand and received the huge extra bonus. Recounting his story later, his wife Angelina Jolie, 39, said she believes Brad was bluffing and that he may have let his valet win on purpose. As the unnamed source reveals:
“Brad was telling the story to Angelina, who was shocked he lost that much money, but then he told her that the driver was putting his two kids through college and had another baby on the way. Angelina believes he threw the hand on purpose since he kept saying what a nice guy the driver was, how it was sad he had such a rough life and that everyone deserved some help.”
Losing “on purpose” seems to be a growing trend amongst Hollywood actors recently, too, as Mark Wahlberg also apparently blew $45,000 on a single spin of a roulette wheel in Macau, on the sidelines of his latest movie “The Gambler”. On that occasion Wahlberg said it was all part of his research for his film role as an obsessive gambler, and after winning $45,000 at blackjack, he stuck all on black at the roulette table, and lost. Explaining his rationale to his bemused friends in the casino, Wahlberg told them:
“Just wait until you see the movie, you’ll get it.”