Oscar nominee Brad Pitt took time to reflect on his chances of glory at the Academy Awards on Sunday (22Feb09) - by spending some quality time with his sons on a boys-only weekend in Las Vegas.
The actor took a rare break from fulfilling his gruelling duties as a father of six by concentrating on having fun with the older male members of his bustling brood on Wednesday (18Feb09).
Pitt took adopted kids Maddox and Pax for a day of fun in Sin City - leaving the hard work to his partner Jolie, who was spotted house hunting in New York with her daughters Zahara and Siloh in tow.
The separate trips comes just days before Pitt and Jolie will walk down the Oscars red-carpet together to find out if they'll take home a golden statuette; Pitt is up for best actor for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, while Jolie is nominated in the best actress category for Changeling.