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Photos: Brad Pitt's Handsome Face Unharmed After Red Carpet Attack

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Things heated up at the Maleficent premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night when a notorious prankster was accused of jumping over a barricade and striking Brad Pitt in the face.

LAPD officers arrested 25-year-old Vitalii Sediuk on the El Capitan Theatre red carpet after he reportedly struck the Moneyball actor's face around 7:30 p.m., according to the L.A. Times. It's not clear if Sediuk punched or slapped Pitt, who was at the premiere supporting his partner Angelina Jolie for her starring role in the film.

This isn't the first time the Ukrainian journalist has punked celebs with his antics. At the Cannes Film Festival last week, he stuck his head under America Ferrera's dress. Back in 2012, he tried to kiss Will Smith, who promptly slapped Sediuk. He also hugged Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper around their knees earlier this year at events.

Sediuk was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery at the LAPD Hollywood Station that evening and is being held on $20,000 bail.

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And don't worry folks, Pitt's beautiful mug was left unharmed as he and Jolie continued to walk the red carpet as if nothing happened.