BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Breitling SA, a private Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Grenchen, Switzerland, is pleased to announce, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Adam Driver, and Daniel Wu, award-winning actors and global icons, are the members of the first Breitling squads. The Breitling squad concept includes members who are recognized masters in their respective professions, whether its screenwriting, acting, directing, or producing, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Adam Driver, and Daniel Wu are at high visible positions making them the perfect candidates for Breitling's advertising campaigns.
“At Breitling, we believe in the power of a team, the strength of a group, and the mutual identification of a common target, which ultimately leads to success,” says Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling. He adds, “We aim for authenticity, credibility, and honesty for our brand and our products, as well as in our interactions with our clients. The same applies for each of the squads. We are going to launch several of them, from sports to the arts, covering different areas of activity linked to our thematic worlds: air, sea, and land.Our squad members – world-famous or not – will be absolute masters in their respective fields. I am very much looking forward to seeing them soon, going on individual or shared challenges in one of the Breitling environments.”
Brad Pitt, 54, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, not to mention, a triumphant film producer with his production company Plan B Entertainment. Showing an interest in film early on in life, he dropped out of the University of Missouri, and headed to Hollywood, California with $325 dollars to his name. He made his big-screen debut in the dark comedy fim, Cutting Class, directed by Rospo Pallenberg and written by Steve Slavkin in 1989. His role in the historical drama film, Legends of the Fall, directed by Edward Zwick and starring Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond and Henry Thomas in 1994 secured his place as a Hollywood staple. Today, he is rooted in the dynamic values of Breitling among many of his endeavors.
Charlize Theron, 42, is a South African Academy Award–winning actress, and film producer who has built a remarkable career in Hollywood, California. Theron received an Oscar and Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer, in the biographical crime drama Monster. Theron has an impressive track record as a movie and television producer. Among many of her accomplishments outside of the film industry, Theron founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which invests heavily in Africa's youth, primarily Sub-Saharan Africa, by using community-specific programming to educate, and empower young people between the ages of 10 - 20 years old.
Adam Driver, 34, is a Juilliard School graduate and former US Marine. Driver rose to fame in the supporting role of Adam Sackler, a fictional character, in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls, and most recently starred in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Logan Lucky. Driver made his feature-film debut in J. Edgar, biographical drama film directed, produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and, in the years since, has established himself as one of America’s most versatile actors with performances in Silence, Frances Ha, Midnight Special, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lincoln, and Paterson, among others.
Daniel Wu, 43, is an American-born, Hong Kong–based actor, director, and producer who, since his film debut in 1998, has been featured in over 60 films. Wu was born in Berkeley, California, and raised in Orinda, California. Wu majored in architecture at the University of Oregon, and traveled to Hong Kong in 1997, where he was cast in his first movie. He has won numerous acting awards, and his directorial debut, The Heavenly Kings, Hong Kong film, earned him the Best New Director award at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Chinese Film Media Awards.
Shawn W. Anderson