The Soundgarden frontman and actor actually are buddies in real life which has managed to float relatively under the wire
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(Yahoo!) - Anyone remember that classic moment in the 1993 movie True Romance, where Brad Pitt uses a honey bear for a smoking utensil while Soundgarden's now-vintage grunge standard "Outshined" blares in the background?
While that famous film scene may be eternally good for a laugh, what fans may not know is that actor Pitt and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell actually are buddies in real life. Given pop culture's current adoration of "bromances," the Pitt-Cornell alliance is a friendship that's managed to float relatively under the wire, and has apparently held solid up to Soundgarden's 2010 reunion and subsequent first album release in 16 years.
The two entertainers, who appear unlikely comrades on the surface, actually have quite a bit in common. They're both 48 years old, have settled down from their respective fast-paced lifestyles to become doting dads (Cornell has three kids from two marriages; Pitt six with partner Angelina Jolie), and are fans of each other's work. Let's take a look at a few well-publicized examples:
Pitt's been a longtime follower of Cornell's music, and has shown up at his gigs, including a much-reported 2009 solo show in which Pitt hung out and gabbed with Courteney Cox--apparently, Cornell's music smoothed out any differences in opinion between Pitt and Cox, one of Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston's best friends.
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