By B. John Zavrel
This is the "White House" of Brad Pitt in Germany. The Location near Berlin is one of the best living areas in the German capital.
Hollywood/Berlin (bpb) Brad Pitt got his own "White House". It is not in Washington, but located at the Wannsee Lake near Berlin, and it is called "Palais Parkschloss". The Hollywood star will stay there for at least three months. The actor prepares for his role in the Quentin Tarantino thriller "Inglorious Bastard". Pitt plays the leader of a band of Jewish-American soldiers sent behind the enemy lines during the Second World War to scalp high-ranking Nazis. Pitt is at present the "Darling" of the German public. He and Angelina Jolie have visited the German capital several times.
In the Film "Inglorious Bastard" are also playing the following German actors: Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger and Daniel Brühl. In the meantime, the film producer is looking for a number of 'German-looking Germans'. The best chances for one to become a bit player in the movie have those who have: blond hair, have blue eyes--and are good looking boys, men and women. Wanted are people with those qualities which everybody around the world believes to be the "German characteristic" since the Hitler times.
The famous Bild-Zeitung reported nationwide about the arrival of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, together with their clan in Berlin. The security police said that Pitt, Jolie and their six children Maddox (7), Pax (4), Sahara (3), Shiloh (2) and ten-week-old twins Knox and Vivienne will be safe at this place. The house has been sealed off from the road that leads to it, with roadblocks and searchlights installed in the garden.
Wannsee is nowadays a very good and expensive area to live in Berlin. Already during the Third Reich, high ranking Nazi officers had properties there.
The book of history reminds us of this: On January 20, 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, the Head of the Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt), chaired a meeting of high ranking civil servants and SS-officers in a mansion, known today as House of the Wannsee-Conference. As the decision to kill the European Jews had been made earlier, the »Wannsee Conference« was concerned with the organization and implementation of "The Final Solution"-- the decision to deport the Jews of Europe to the East, and to kill them. The meeting has become known as the »Wannsee Conference«. In 1947, the minutes of the Conference recorded by Adolf Eichmann were found in the files of the German Foreign Office.
The charming Brad Pitt, with Angelina Jolie on his side, is at present "the Darling of all Germans". Both have been many times in Germany. They like to go shopping and dining in different locations.
Shooting in Babelsberg and near the Polish border
The new residence of Pitt is located nearby the film studios Babelsberg. Long ago, Marlene Dietrich used to work there. During the Third Reich, most of the German movies were produced at this place. In the Communist times, the studios belonged to the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik)
Pitt reportedly intends to commute every day to the nearby film set by helicopter. There is a landing pad on the grounds of his rented house. From there, he can fly also to Goerlitz, near the Polish border, where director Quentin Tarantino spends weekends scouting out sites.
The "White House" of Brad Pitt is built on a 130,000 square feet of land. He and family can live in a 30,000 square feet house. In the building there are many bedrooms. The German media report: Brad Pitt and family have 10 cars to use. Two nannies take care of the children, and three cooks staff the kitchen. About 14 persons are responsible for the security, day and night. One of the first private appointments in Germany that Pitt had, was with a doctor. He was seen visiting an orthopedist in downtown Berlin.
© PROMETHEUS 136/2008
PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 136, October 2008