My favorite scene from Moneyball. Starring Brad Pitt.
"I'm just sayin'...his girlfriend's a 6 at best."
Lol at people in the comments saying Pitt should have won an Oscar for this performance when it wasn't even his best performance of 2011. I would be fine with Pitt winning an acting Oscar in 2011, not for this movie though.
I love this scene; it clearly states the problem Beane is trying to solve, and it's not a problem anyone in that room is equipped to address. When we meet Peter Brand a couple scenes later, and Brand immediately speaks directly to Billy's problem as a fan of baseball and an economics expert, it kicks off the movie in earnest and feels like a breath of fresh air, but only because this scene works so well at describing "the crystal ball" or "magic tea leaves" these recruiters are trying to interpret with each player. I don't know much about baseball, but I liked this movie a lot for presenting a case of how to think differently about a problem.
“We need 38 HR and 120 RBI” .. that’s totally a moneyball line.
What a great era for baseball :)
Lol who's Fabio?? Love that line.
Prior to the movie coming out, the only question you heard in Oakland was about if Brad Pitt was good enough looking to play Billy Beane.
Is this what scouts really say when evaluating lower-tier players? They dance around the real questions and project a player's ability according to what they personally think about their non-factor qualities?
Or, was that Hollywood, just being Hollywood?
Too bad all movies aren’t written and acted as smartly as Moneyball.
It goes right down to properly defining the problem.
Basing players on looks for god sake, it's pathetic really. Symbolic even of how companies are run even in modern times to this day - run by old, wasted, overpaid men with outdated beliefs.
Brad played his role to perfection
Such a great scene ! In addition, I have watched this movie multiple times ! I love watching, and playing baseball, in addition to, offering T-Ball classes. ⚾👍
- Who’s Fabio?
I laugh everytime
What's great about this movie is the realistic reactions of the other scouts. Billy was trying to introduce a completely new strategy to people who have used the same methodologies for years, if not decades. Of course they're gonna push back, not see his perspective and argue with each other. It makes it all the more satisfying to watch Billy succeed later.
I don't know the guys name but one of them is a dead ringer for John Wayne Gasey.
Have the Oakland A's won anything?
I like that the consideration these boomers talk about is like made for actors in a movie, not an athlete for a sport. Like what the fuck girlfriend's look has to do with anything??