by Lauren Mandel
At the New York City premiere of “World War Z,” Brad Pitt revealed that his son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, will make his feature film debut alongside his dad in the new zombie horror film opening this weekend. In his cameo role, Maddox plays a very short-lived Zombie!
“He gets shot in the head,” Pitt explained to reporters at E! News. “He gets shot multiple times… I don’t know what that says about me as a parent.”
With parents as well-versed in high intensity action movies as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it comes as no surprise that their eldest son is ready to take his first step into the Hollywood limelight. In fact, this story sounds very similar to that of power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s son, and current “After Earth” star, Jaden Smith. It turns out the two child stars have more in common than you’d think! Check out our list below!
1. These boys don’t need to look far when it comes to career advice – they’re both sons of two of Hollywood’s hottest power couples.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith
2. Providing donations and services to developing nations is a big part of both of their lives.
Maddox was adopted from a local orphanage in Cambodia where his mother later created the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in his name. The foundation is dedicated to “eradicating extreme rural poverty, protecting natural resources and conserving wildlife.”
Jaden is a youth ambassador for Project Zambia, which provides assistance for Zambia children orphaned by AIDS.
3. Both made their cameo debut alongside their dad.
4. In true Hollywood fashion, these boys know how to dress to impress on the red carpet.
5. Both boys have big careers ahead of them!
Will Smith both produced and stared alongside Jaden in his first breakout film, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” so we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes out for future Jolie-Pitt family collaborations. Perhaps there’s a role for Maddox in Angie’s “Salt 2”? After all Maddox is already in action movie shape from his extensive martial arts training!
Maddox is definitely a star to watch!