August 29, 2008 05:05:35 GMT
He helped preventing a young fan from falling into the lake during the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, August 27.
Promoting his latest big screen flick "Burn After Reading" at the Venice Film Festival, Brad Pitt plays a real life hero when he saves a young autograph seeker from falling into the lake. The movie hunk was just arriving at the 65th annual Italian festival on board of a boat Wednesday, August 27 with best friend and co-star George Clooney when he agreed to sign autographs for a group of young fans. It was during that time that one of the young autograph hunters slipped and nearly fell into the water.
Pitt who happened to be near the victim was quick to respond, grabbing the fan, preventing him from falling into the lake. He then made sure that the fan was safely back on the boat before signing a book.
A throng of paparazzi who swarmed Pitt witnessed the incident. Pitt himself quickly dashed off into the limelight, heading for the red carpet.
Pitt's heroine action was first reported by TMZ, which features a footage of the incident on its site.