Brad Pitt is one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, racking up four Oscar nominations for roles in films such as "Moneyball" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Joe Wright is one of the most highly sought after young directors around, having already earned one Golden Globe nomination for "Atonement" with more sure to come for this year's breakout hit "Anna Karenina."
So what happens when you put the two of them together?
A perfume commercial, of course.
Okay, so maybe that's not the most obvious choice, but that's exactly what we're dealing with today, as Pitt and Wright have teamed up for a new Chanel No. 5 ad titled "There you are."And it's all so very, very artsy, with Pitt ruminating on the soul's cosmic journey while swirling lights occasionally cast his graying beard into dramatic shadow.
So will this actually convince anyone to buy perfume? Take a look, courtesy of Chanel's YouTube channel, and find out why that's pretty much... inevitable: