Brad Pitt 'struck in the face' at premiere

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo / Getty Images
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo / Getty Images

Brad Pitt was "struck in the face" at the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent last night.

The Hollywood hunk walked the blue carpet at the El Capitan theater on Hollywood Boulevard with fiancee Angelina Jolie - who plays the title role in the movie - when notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk jumped the barrier and rushed at the Fight Club actor.

Sediuk reportedly made contact with Brad, but police quickly stepped in and, after a number of officers wrestled him to the ground, he was arrested.

He was taken to a police station and booked on suspicion of misdemeanour battery in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Brad - who raises six children with Angelina - appeared shocked by the incident, but quickly recovered his composure and was seen laughing with a bodyguard as he waved to fans.

Sediuk is notorious for his encounters with celebrities on the red carpet, and last week attempted to put his head up America Ferrera's skirt at the Cannes premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2.

In January this year, journalist hugged Bradley Cooper around the waist, putting his face in the Hangover star's crotch at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a month later, tried a similar move on Leonardo DiCaprio at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

He was arrested last year at the Grammy awards for rushing onto the stage just as Adele was about to accept an award from Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.

And two years ago, Sediuk was involved in an angry encounter with Will Smith at the Men In Black 3 premiere after he tried to kiss the star on the lips.

The actor dodged two lunges, which both landed on his cheek, before pushing the prankster away and slapping his face.

- BANG Showbiz

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