In 2004, following the premiere of "Troy," Swedish showbiz aficionado Mikael Jagerbrand named Brad Pitt one of the least hygienic stars, based on years of complaints from co-stars about his body odor. Jagerbrand also noted that instead of "merely taking a shower," Pitt bought a $3,600 Calvin Klein shirt to correct the problem. While filming "Inglourious Basterds," Pitt refused to bathe or change clothes, telling the cast and crew that rinsing off would "let all the funk out," supposedly detracting from his character's realism. Heinrich Harrer, author of the novel "Seven Years in Tibet" as well as the film version featuring Pitt, commented that the versatile actor smelled as though he'd spent "seventy years in Tibet -- stuck in the crapper of a busy gompa." Anthony Hopkins, who worked beside Pitt in "Meet Joe Black," confessed that "the only thing on the set that stank more than the script was Brad, impossible as that is to believe."
Chanel's marketing executives said: "Much like a Pepé Le Pew cartoon, where the smelly protagonist attempts to woo a lady cat by painting himself to resemble a feline and dousing his backside with perfume, we plan to put Mr. Pitt in a very stylish suit, then drown him in Chanel No. 5. The French people have an atrocious track record of bad decision making. We hope to take that stink off our reputation by removing the foul odor from a beloved movie star and frequent visitor to our country. If it moves a few bottles in the process, all the better."
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