It’s hard to think of a more magnificent movie star moment than the scene in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button when Brad Pitt rides an Indian Scout motorcycle one-handed along a country road, wearing aviator shades and a brown biker jacket. The shot is only a few seconds but it has everything: cool clothes and an iconic accessory in the sunglasses; an even cooler motorcycle; golden brown lighting; motion and speed; American romanticism; and – at the centre of it all – a ridiculously handsome man.
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Words by Rob Chilton