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Brad Pitt Getting Oscar Buzz for 'Moneyball': Best Sports Movie Ever?

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Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in a scene from the film "Moneyball." (AP) (2011 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.)

He may have dissed his popular ex-wife recently, but fans are still excited about Brad Pitt's new baseball movie, "Moneyball."

Fans lined up for hours at the movie's premiere in Oakland, Calif., Monday night -- and while some were gaping to catch a glimpse of the hunky actor, others were supporting their home team. "Moneyball" is the true story of the rise of the Oakland A's under general manager Billy Beane. 

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"This is a special screening for us. The people of Oakland gave us such a great response. They stayed up with us for hours on end to tape the baseball scenes and never lost energy," Pitt, 47, told The Mercury News, posing for photos with Oakland A's player Hideki Matsui.

The film is causing so much buzz in the sports world that the actor is being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated -- even though he knows little about the sport and can't really play.

"It's shameful how little I know about baseball. ... I'm amazed they let me do this movie," Pitt told SI.

But there is one aspect of baseball life that Pitt is familiar with.

"I'm an Oklahoma-Missouri boy, so I'm no stranger to a bit of dip. We start early with that, so really, I was just revisiting my roots," he added.

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From "Moneyball" to "Jerry Maguire" to "Rocky" to "Field of Dreams," let us know: What's the best sports movie of all time?

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