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Brad Pitt buys WW II-era plane -- report

WENN, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 2:06pm (PST)
  • Brad Pitt was so inspired by his new World War II film "Fury" he purchased one of the airplanes used by the Royal Air Force in battle, according to a U.K. report.

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    The "World War Z" star reportedly paid $3.3 million for the World War II-era Spitfire airplane.

    A source tells The Sun, "Brad, who has done everything from sleep in the trenches to learn to drive a tank for the film, has now invested in one of the iconic machines."

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    Pitt will also reportedly take flying lessons at the Boultbee Flying Academy in Oxford to learn how to fly the airplane.

    A spokesperson for Boultbee says, "We don't comment on who we teach, but we have high-profile people. Buying Spitfires is very popular with wealthy individuals."

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    The actor's fiancee, Angelina Jolie, is already an avid flyer and has piloted several small plane flights.

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