Even though it’s the middle of football season, I watched a baseball movie this weekend. “Moneyball” stars Brad Pitt and is based on the true story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who found a way to build a winning team on a shoestring budget.
The film also features Jonah Hill — anyone else like him? I think he’s terrific. Maybe it’s because I’m a skinny guy that I’ve always had a soft spot for rotund character actors with their own soft spot — right around the midsection.
Hill plays a Yale graduate with an economics degree who crunches numbers in a groundbreaking way. By the standards of Hollywood wardrobe departments, Hill looks pretty trad in khakis, blazer, emblematic tie and buttondown collar. It even rolls, but then so do most when the top button is unfastened. — CC