Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio hit the red carpet together and the internet can't cope

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio at a screening of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage)

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, and while it might be all about the movies, we have a feeling everybody’s going to be talking about these photos of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The iconic actors, Brad, 55, and Leo, 44, are living their best lives in France, rocking up together to the screening of their film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, looking dapper in tuxedos and bow ties.

Loved by fans all over the world, the stars have caused a stir on Twitter after their appearance.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio previously said they were starstruck by “icon of coolness” Luke Perry.

In an interview with Esquire promoting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the pair talked about working with the late Beverly Hills, 90210 actor, who played a fictitious TV actor in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film before his sudden death in March.

While Pitt and DiCaprio are two superstars and icons themselves, they admitted they both fanboyed out over Perry.

The actors posed with Aussie actress, Margot Robbie. Photo: Getty Images


“‘That’s Luke f***ing Perry!’” Pitt, 55, recalled thinking when he saw Perry on the set. “We were like kids in the candy shop because I remember going to the studios and [Beverly Hills, 90210] was going on and he was that icon of coolness for us as teenagers. It was this strange burst of excitement that I had, to be able to act with him.”

Pitt called Perry, who was starring in Riverdale when he died, “incredibly humble,” “amazing” and “absolutely committed.”

He said Perry “couldn’t have been a more friendly, wonderful guy to spend time with. I got to sit down and have some wonderful conversations with him. It was really special.”

DiCaprio, 44, said he had a similar reaction.

“I remember my friend Vinny, who is in the film as well, we walked in and we both had this butterfly moment of like, ‘Oh my God, that’s Luke Perry over there!,” Leo said, likely referring to his co-star and friend Vincent Laresca.

Tarantino, who also took part in the interview, said he went to Perry’s memorial three days after he finished editing together Perry’s final scene in the film, which is about a faded TV actor (DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Pitt).

Brad Pitt said that Luke Perry, pictured here in the '90s, was that "that icon of coolness for us as teenagers." They rose to fame at the same time — the early '90s. (Photo: Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)

In the interview, it was pointed out that Pitt, DiCaprio and Tarantino all came of age in this industry at about the same time. Pitt’s Thelma & Louise, A River Runs Through It and Interview with the Vampire came out in ’91, ’92 and ’94 while DiCaprio appeared in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in ’93. Tarantino, 56, released Reservoir Dogs in ’92 and Pulp Fiction in ’94.

Their rises coincided with Perry’s TV stardom. From 1990 to 2000, he played heartthrob Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. He died March 4 at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke.

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