BRAD PITT had to enlist a less-famous friend to buy his Christmas gift for partner ANGELINA JOLIE - because shop clerks thought he was a prank caller.
The star fought to purchase the complete works of Hungarian cult director Bela Tarr for the actress in time for Christmas.
But Pitt's pleas were ignored when shop clerks at a small DVD store in Budapest kept hanging up on him, because they thought he was a phony. The star had to call another friend in the city - opera singer Laszlo Domahidy - to purchase the package for him.
An aide to Pitt tells Britain's Daily Mail, "He tried several times on the phone but had to give up. They just didn't believe him."