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EXCLUSIVE: Brad Pitt Channeled Elvis Presley for 'Megamind' Role

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While speculation was swirling that Brangelina were planning to make an appearance at the Comic Con Convention in San Diego this week, it turned out that Pitt left it to his co-stars Tina Fey and Will Ferrell to promote their upcoming Dreamworks animation, "Megamind" on Thursday.

The 46-year-old actor (and internationally-renowned heartthrob) lent his voice to play the role of Metro Mind, a superhero propelled to battle it out against supervillian Megamind in the highly-anticipated, highly satirical family flick.

And according to director Tom McGrath, Pitt channeled his inner Elvis to play the smooth and swanky role.

"When he approached this character, it was like playing off as Elvis Presley to 'Metroman' Alice Cooper - Will (Ferrell's) character," McGrath told Fox 411's Pop Tarts. "(Pitt) grabbed onto that, ran with it and played with it. He's such a physical actor."

And when you're an A-list screen sensation, apparently you're allowed to run your vehicle into buildings.

"(Brad) is so cool, the coolest dude on the planet," McGrath added. "Because so many people chase him, he would ride his motorcycle right into the recording studio... He's so engaging, so funny."

 

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