Thornton gets candid in a new interview with Playboy, on newsstands Nov. 22, and says he would love to work with Pitt in the future.
... And he already has some roles in mind.
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"This might surprise people, but I'd love to do a movie with Brad Pitt," the 61-year-old actor says. "I think we'd be great together. We'd play a couple of Southern guys."
Thornton -- who recently exclusively told Et that he and Jolie are still "good friends" despite their 2003 divorce -- also has nothing but positive things to say about his ex-wife.
"She's a great person," he says about Jolie. "And she's one