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Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Appearance for Doc, The House I Live In, Decries "Nonsensical" War on Drugs

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Brad Pitt surprised a packed theater Friday night at the Sundance Sunset cinemas in West Hollywood where he introduced Eugene Jarecki's film The House I Live In, and offered some blunt talk about the War on Drugs. 

Brad told TheWrap in an interview prior to the screening: "I think it's safe to say that the drug war is nonsensical...it's a backwards, inept strategy."

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Pitt, who serves as an executive producer on the film, greeted the audience with humor at first, introducing himself by saying: "Hi, everybody. I'm Brad Pitt. And I'm a drug addict."

Then he got more serious: "Actually, my drug days have long passed, but it's certainly true that I could land in any city and any state and get you anything you wanted. Just give me 24 hours, and I'll know where to find it. And yet we still talk about the drug war as if it's a success."

The House I Live In, which won the grand jury prize for documentaries at this year's Sundance Film Festival, provides an inside look at America's criminal justice system and the trillion-dollar War on Drugs.

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