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Brad Pitt's Obsession With WWII Is Getting Serious

Brad Pitt is making headlines for buying a WWII Nazi motorcycle, but his movies show us he's loved that era for years.

By Eugene Daniels | September 17, 2015

This next statement is going to shock you: Brad Pitt bought a motorcycle. Yep, that's a headline we actually saw Thursday. See, celebrities really are just like us mere mortals.

Except his bike cost a reported $385,000. Oh, and it's a World War II Nazi motorcycle.

The Mirror says the 70-year-old relic is a three-wheeled double-seater from a German reconnaissance unit.

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For those of us paying attention to Pitt's film catalog, his love for that era is obvious.

"We're going to be doing one thing and one thing only: killing Nazi's," Pitt says in "Inglourious Basterds."

In 2009's "Inglourious Basterds," Pitt led a group of U.S. soldiers in a plan to knock off Nazi leaders. He followed that up with last year's "Fury." (Video via Universal Pictures / "Inglourious Basterds"

"I need you to perform," Pitt tells one of his men in the film. 

"I can't do it!" The character yells back. 

"Yes you can," Pitt says.

The movie follows a tank crew who ends up behind enemy lines to — you guessed it — kill Nazis. (Video via Sony Pictures / "Fury"

And in his next role, Pitt will be in a WWII romantic thriller as an assassin who falls in love with a female spy played by Marion Cotillard. Their mission? Probably killing Nazis. (Video via ODE)

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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