Brad Pitt brought his World War II drama “Fury” to Washington D.C. on Wednesday for its world premiere.
Wearing a gray suit and blue tie, Pitt walked the red carpet alone, stopping along the way to chat with several World War II veterans in attendance.
Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance. He didn’t walk the red carpet with Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Loran Lerman, and Jason Isaacs but he was spotted chatting with several of the actors at a private reception before the film began.
Pitt said it was a “big honor” to have the veterans there. “The true test will be after the film. They spent a lot of time with us and shared their stories with us and I hope they see something in that in tonight’s viewing,” he said.
The cast also went to Walter Reed hospital earlier in the day to visit wounded soldiers, according to director David Ayer.
“We had Brad Pitt walking into hospital rooms surprising people. It was a lot of fun,” he said.
After the screening, there was an after party in the lobby of the Newseum. Most of the actors stayed to mingle with the crowd.
Pitt was the center of attention, taking pictures with guests. At one point, Washington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin gave him a Capitals’ jersey with Pitt’s name on it.