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Name a movie that features Brad Pitt and chances are good that he eats something in it. According to the box office numbers, he should have a big meal in every movie.

Brad doesn’t just eat to boost his films’ bottom lines. In an interview with JOE, he said, “I like to busy myself, I’m a grazer by nature, so…”

Is it a form of method acting? A device to help the actor appear more natural and less like he or she is acting? Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt the success of Brad Pitt’s movies.

Brad Pitt movies featuring no eating:

Tomatometer Average64%
IMDb User Score – 6.9
Domestic Box Office Average – $68 million

Brad Pitt movies featuring him eating 1-200 calories:

Tomatometer Average – 61%
IMDb User Score – 6.8
Domestic Box Office Average – $110 million

Brad Pitt movies featuring him eating 200+ calories:

Tomatometer Average – 67%
IMDb User Score – 7.0
Domestic Box Office Average – $143 million

It could just be a coincidence, but if I were producing Brad’s next film, I would consider casting him as a competitive eater. I can see it now: “Coming this fall, Brad Pitt in “The Joey Chestnut Story.”

Here’s visual proof of Brad’s penchant for on-screen consumption: