Contrary to the photographic evidence, Brad Pitt and his security guard weren't hugging it out at the premiere of the star's Oscar-bait The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last night.
For his part, Pitt largely shrugged off the drama.
"Though they [the paparazzi] were exceptionally more aggressive than usual, breaking through a security barrier and into a private holding area, ultimately just another day in the life," the put-upon heartthrob said in a statement to E! News.
But according to an eyewitness, the guard was doing his duty in the face of a shutterbug stampede at an L.A. movie house.