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THANKS TO films such as Seven and Legends of the Fall, Brad Pitt (right) has become the face that adorns a million teenage girls' bedroom walls. He is the star of tonight's double bill, which opens with Seven Years in Tibet (8pm Sky Premier). In this film based on a true story, Pitt plays a stubborn Austrian mountaineer, trapped in Tibet during the Second World War, who strikes up a friendship with the 14-year-old Dalai Lama. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud captures the breathtaking beauty of the mountain scenery.

In the second of his films this evening, Alan J Pakula's The Devil's Own (10.15pm) - criticised by some for its portrayal of Northern Ireland - Pitt plays an IRA terrorist. Taking on an assumed identity, he goes to stay with a New York city police officer (Harrison Ford), and a bond develops between them. ,

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