The Hollywood break-up sensation appeared haggard and noticeably slimmer as he smiled with his pal at a private screening of upcoming movie Moonlight - produced by his own production the company Plan B - in Los Angeles this week.
The two actors met and spoke to audience members at an LA venue, with Brad putting on a bold face as they posed in front of the camera, though he looked to have lost weight.
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The Big Short leading man, who is set to walk again the red carpet at the premiere for Allied tomorrow night, reportedly turned up unexpected for the screening on Wednesday night, wearing a plain shirt, jacket and dark jeans.
Since their split, the actor has battled charges of child abuse after an alleged incident on a private jet with one of his six kids - Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8 - ignited interest of the public and FBI authorities.
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On the other side, Wendy Williams has handed out some advice for Brad after news broke about his first red carpet since his split from Angelina Jolie.
The Hollywood actor will be at the debut of his latest movie, Allied, on Wednesday night.
"As of today, we've learned that he is going to walk the red-carpet tomorrow," she said on her show today.
"You know if he stays in the house he is going to look great to the court system."
"But when you give up something so important to you like an Oscar-worthy film to take care of your family, the court system is going to look at you like you're the dad of the year, right? And I can appreciate that."
"And he's changed his mind walking that red carpet. And I can appreciate that too."
She continued: "But Brad, here's what you should know. We know you're not going to be walking with Angelina because you guys are divorcing.
"We know you're not going to be walking with your children, because depending on what you read, some of them might not like you so much. And the others are adjusting and it will take them time.
"You shouldn't walk with your co-star. That french lady who is pregnant. Who a lot of people who accused you of having an affair with in the beginning."
"Anyway, the point is that winning an Oscar - Brad - only talk to Nancy O'Dell or Mario Lopez and I'm going to tell you why.
"Because Mario Lopez is so politically correct. He is perfection Ken Doll personified and he will not offend you, so you stop for him on the red carpet and Nancy O'Dell. And then keep it walking."
She continued: "And when you get on the stage Brad you keep your speech really short. Don't talk about politics or human rights. You dedicate your entire thing to your children.
"Here's how you do that. You list each child and one word that describes them lovely."
Julia's not attached to the picture but she looks like she was there just to aid Brad.