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Brad Pitt cuts a suave figure in a teal suit as he takes in the sights on a water taxi in Venice


Brad Pitt cut a suave figure as he travelled on a water taxi while leaving Venice Film Festival on its penultimate day, after the successful world premiere of Blonde.

The actor, 58, looked dapper in a teal suit, consisting of baggy trousers, a smart jacket and a light blue T-shirt, as he stepped out on Friday.

He completed his stylish ensemble with a pair of white slip-on trainers and shielded his eyes with brown square sunglasses.

Dapper: Brad Pitt cut a suave figure as he travelled on a water taxi as he left Venice Film Festival on its penultimate day

Dapper: Brad Pitt cut a suave figure as he travelled on a water taxi as he left Venice Film Festival on its penultimate day

Brad, who served as a producer on Blonde – which premiered at Venice Film Festival on Thursday night, styled his gold flecked tresses in a natural slicked back style.

He accessorised his look with a silver chain necklace and a chunky ring as he was seen relaxing on a water taxi while travelling through Venice.

His departure from the Italian city comes after Blonde received a 14-minute standing ovation at its world premiere at Venice Film Festival.

Blonde is based on the iconic star Marilyn Monroe’s life and sees Ana De Armas take on the leading role in the biographical psychological drama.

Smart: The actor, 58, looked dapper in a teal suit

Suave: His suit was made up of baggy trousers, a smart jacket and a light blue T-shirt, as he stepped out on Friday

Smart: The actor, 58, looked dapper in a teal suit, consisting of baggy trousers, a smart jacket and a light blue T-shirt, as he stepped out on Friday

Relaxing: He completed his stylish ensemble with a pair of white slip-on trainers and shielded his eyes with brown square sunglasses

Relaxing: He completed his stylish ensemble with a pair of white slip-on trainers and shielded his eyes with brown square sunglasses

Brad served as the film’s producer while Adrien Brody starred in the film as Arthur Miller, alongside leading lady Ana.

The screening of Blonde was reportedly met by a 14-minute standing ovation – the longest of any film at this year’s Festival, which is known for its long applauses.

The incredible response brought lead actress Ana and her co-star Adrien Brody – who plays Arthur Miller in Blonde – to tears, according to reports.

Ana stars as Marilyn/Norma Jeane Baker in Andrew’s Dominik adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates novel, which reimagines the life of the tragic Hollywood star and is a fictionalised take on her story.

Looking good: styled his gold flecked tresses in a natural slicked back style

Busy: Brad produced Blonde - which premiered at Venice Film Festival on Thursday night

Looking good: Brad, who produced Blonde – which premiered at Venice Film Festival on Thursday night, styled his gold flecked tresses in a natural slicked back style

Stylish: He accessorised his look with a silver chain necklace and a ring as he was seen relaxing on a water taxi while travelling through Venice

Stylish: He accessorised his look with a silver chain necklace and a ring as he was seen relaxing on a water taxi while travelling through Venice

Blonde has received rave reviews from critics, with Ana’s performance being described as ‘extraordinary’ by gushing critics.

The Telegraph’s critic Robbie Collin heaped praise on the fictionalised take on Marilyn’s life as he awarded the Netflix film a four-star review.

Addressed criticism that Spanish star Ana would be using her natural accent in the role, he praised the actress for capturing Marilyn with ‘extraordinary psychological precision and real depth of feeling’.

‘Not only does she look the part, she understands that the part is a dismantling of the look,’ he said. 

Travels: Brad was joined by a group as he got on to the water taxi to travel across the Italian city

Travels: Brad was joined by a group as he got on to the water taxi to travel across the Italian city

Laid back: Brad seem very relaxed as he headed off

Exit: He headed off following a jam-packed night at Venice Film Festival

Laid back: Brad seem very relaxed as he headed off following a jam-packed night at Venice Film Festival 

Chatting: The Bullet Train actor was seen having an avid conversation with a friend on the water taxi

Chatting: The Bullet Train actor was seen having an avid conversation with a friend on the water taxi

‘Blonde is severe and serious-minded almost to a fault: you rather wonder how many viewers at home will soldier on to the end when it lands on Netflix after a limited theatrical release. 

‘In the cinema, though, it swallows you up like an uneasy dream, at once all too familiar and pricklingly unreal.’

The film has been met by an incredible response, with even Joyce Carol Oates – who wrote the 2000 biographical fiction novel Blonde – praising the movie adaptation.

The author praised Ana’s portrayal of the Hollywood icon, particularly as she spent several hours transforming her look to resemble Marilyn for the Netflix movie.

Water taxi: Brad was seen relaxing on the water taxi as he prepared to head home after the festival

Water taxi: Brad was seen relaxing on the water taxi as he prepared to head home after the festival

Good form: Brad looked cool as ever as he relaxed on the back of the water taxi, looking suave in his suit

Chilled: He chatted with his friend during his travels

Good form: Brad looked cool as ever as he relaxed on the back of the water taxi, looking suave in his suit 

Seeing the sights: Brad took in the sights across the Italian city as they made their way across Venice

Seeing the sights: Brad took in the sights across the Italian city as they made their way across Venice 

The author said: ‘Transforming into Marilyn always took (Baker) hours. Ana de Armas, the wonderful actress who plays her, I think it took her like four hours of makeup.

‘So when you see them on the screen, they don’t really exist. It’s like a fantastic image, but to make it a livelihood is to endure a good deal of anguish.’

Ana previously revealed that she wore a bald cap to conceal her brunette locks during filming and was moved to tears when she saw her character’s wigs for the first time.

She said: ‘(Marilyn) went through different shades of blonde from golden to really platinum, so for these wigs that are beautifully made, you can’t have anything dark underneath, so we had to make a bald cap every single day from my forehead to (around) my whole head.

Good spirits: Brad seemed to be in jovial form as he headed off after Blonde's premiere at Venice Film Festival

Good spirits: Brad seemed to be in jovial form as he headed off after Blonde’s premiere at Venice Film Festival

Success: His departure from the Italian city comes after Blonde received a 14-minute standing ovation at its world premiere at Venice Film Festival

Exciting: Brad was a producer on Blonde and has defended the casting of Ana De Armas

Success: His departure from the Italian city comes after Blonde received a 14-minute standing ovation at its world premiere at Venice Film Festival 

Career: Brad served as the film's producer while Adrien Brody starred in the film as Arthur Miller, alongside leading lady Ana

Career: Brad served as the film’s producer while Adrien Brody starred in the film as Arthur Miller, alongside leading lady Ana

‘I think I actually cried the first time I saw (the wigs) on. Probably because I was terrified. But I’m so proud.’

The Knives Out actress also described how she left her brain ‘fried’ by spending nine months training with a dialect coach to perfect Marilyn’s voice.

Ana said: ‘It was a big torture, so exhausting. My brain was fried.’

Ana’s accent as Marilyn was blasted as ‘awful’ on Twitter when the streaming giant dropped the trailer on July 28, while others said she looked nothing like Marilyn.

Star: Ana stars as Marilyn/Norma Jeane Baker in Andrew's Dominik adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates novel, which reimagines the life of the tragic Hollywood star

Star: Ana stars as Marilyn/Norma Jeane Baker in Andrew’s Dominik adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates novel, which reimagines the life of the tragic Hollywood star

Responding to the backlash Ana, who only learned English in 2015, admitted that she ‘didn’t grow up knowing Marilyn or her movies’.

‘I am proud to have Andrew’s trust and the chance to pull it off. I feel like whether you’re a Cuban or an American actress, anyone should feel the pressure.’

‘My job wasn’t to imitate her,’ defended Ana, who spent nine months working with dialect coach Jessica Drake.

‘I was interested in her feelings, her journey, her insecurities, and her voice, in the sense that she didn’t really have one.’

Amazing: At Venice Film Festival, Brad applauded the actress as they promoted the drama, which has received rave reviews from critics

Amazing: At Venice Film Festival, Brad applauded the actress as they promoted the drama, which has received rave reviews from critics 

All-star cast: Joyce Carol Oates - who wrote the 2000 biographical fiction novel Blonde - has praised the movie adaptation (pictured Ana and Adrien in Blonde)

All-star cast: Joyce Carol Oates – who wrote the 2000 biographical fiction novel Blonde – has praised the movie adaptation (pictured Ana and Adrien in Blonde)

While Blonde is not fully-authorised by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana’s performance has had plenty of early plaudits.

The rep for Monroe’s estate Marc Rosen told Variety on August 1: ‘Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity, and vulnerability.’

The casting was also defended by two-time Oscar winner Brad, who’s one of Blonde’s six credited producers.  

‘She is phenomenal in it. That’s a tough dress to fill,’ the Plan B Entertainment co-founder told ET on August 1.

‘It was 10 years in the making. It wasn’t until we found Ana that we could get it across the finish line.’

Reviews: While Blonde is not fully-authorised by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana's performance has had plenty of early plaudits

Reviews: While Blonde is not fully-authorised by the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Ana’s performance has had plenty of early plaudits

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