Fauci: Brad Pitt is a classy guy
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Anthony FauciAnthony FauciThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting Overnight Health Care: Biden announces 1M have enrolled in special ObamaCare sign-up period | Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins | Biden vows to get 'more aggressive' on lifestyle benefits of vaccines Average US daily COVID-19 cases below 40K for first time since September MORE, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, praised actor Brad Pitt for his impersonation of the public health expert on the latest remote episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

“I think he did great, I mean I'm a big fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s the reason why when people ask me who I would like to play me I mention Brad Pitt,” Fauci said Monday during an interview on Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia.” 

He also thanked Pitt for his comments after the impersonation, when the actor took off his wig and thanked the “real Dr. Fauci” as well as front-line health care workers. 


“I think he showed that he is really a classy guy when at the end he took off his hair and thanked me and all of the health care workers,” Fauci said. “So, not only is he a really great actor but he is actually a classy person.”

In a separate interview with the Economic Club on Tuesday, Fauci offered a few critiques to Pitt’s performance. 

"He got the raspiness of my voice right. He got the hand movements right. I think he's got to work a little on the Brooklyn accent,” Fauci said, according to a reporter watching the virtual event. 

Earlier this month, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota had asked Fauci who he’d want to play him on “Saturday Night Live,” which is when Fauci revealed “Brad Pitt, of course.”