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Brad Pitt: 'I Didn't Know It Was Thanksgiving!'

Brad Pitt Spent Thanksgiving in London on Set

Originally posted 11/26/2012 02:45PM

While most Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with family on Thursday, Brad Pitt spent his holiday with zombies on the set of World War Z in London.

"I didn't know it was Thanksgiving until like midday. Until [the] afternoon," he told PEOPLE in an interview for the coming issue.

"When you're overseas, they don't celebrate it in England. And [Angelina Jolie] and some of the kids are overseas in Cambodia this week, working on the [The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation] there," he said. "It completely escaped me until someone brought me some English pumpkin pie."

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First Look: Brad Pitt Saves The Planet in World War Z (VIDEO) | Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Saves the Planet in World War Z

Originally posted 11/09/2012 08:45AM

Hunks and zombies?

Fans of both are getting a much-anticipated first glimpse this week as Brad Pitt returns to the screen in a just-released trailer for World War Z", a horror film about a futuristic zombie apocalypse.

In the much-anticipated movie, based on the best-selling book by Max Brooks, Pitt, 48, plays Gerald Lane, a family man and U.N. researcher who gets torn from protecting his wife and children as he must heroically help save the world from zombie takeover. (See trailer below.)

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