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Brad Pitt for mayor?
Updated: 2009-08-13 22:59

BEIJING: Citizens in New Orleans are launching a movement to recruit Hollywood star Brad Pitt into the 2010 New Orleans mayor race, going so far as wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Brad Pitt for Mayor."

Brad Pitt for mayor?
Cast member Brad Pitt attends the premiere of "Inglourious Basterds" at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California August 10, 2009. [Agencies] Brad Pitt for mayor?

So will the actor take up political suggestion of his fans?

It is no secret that Brad Pitt has a soft spot for New Orleans. He has a home in New Orleans with partner Angelina Jolie, as well as playing an active part in rebuilding the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward with his Make it Right Foundation, and he has worked hard to keep the city's plight in the headlines since the 2005 hurricane. He has become a big hero in some local residents' hearts - so much that they've taken to campaigning for him for mayor.

Will Brad follow in the footsteps of former actor Ronald Reagan - who ended up becoming the 40th President of the United States in 1981, and one-time Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is now the Governor of California? Guess we'll have to wait and see.