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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button takes place in the hustle and bustle of New Orleans in the '20s, and Brad says the movie is his love letter to the city. "I mean, New Orleans is another character in the film," he says. "New Orleans gives it this flavor of magic and mystery, and the people in it are just a great spirit to the film. They really made a huge difference."
Although Brad describes his family as nomadic, he calls New Orleans one of his home bases. There, he says he can ride his bike around the French Quarter and sit on the porch with his family without creating a buzz. "We have some semblance of a normal life there."