Washington, Feb 27 : Brad Pitt is being hailed as the man responsible for pulling in the stars for a We Are The World-type comedy recording session 'outing' Ben Affleck and U.S. funnyman Jimmy Kimmel as gay lovers.
Stars like Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz and Robin Williams agreed to sing for the 'I'm F**king Ben Affleck' video, which aired on Kimmel's post-Oscars show on Feb 24.
Kimmel instantly turned to Affleck after his girlfriend, comedienne Sarah Silverman, filmed the well-known 'I'm F**king Matt Damon' video with The Bourne Supremacy star for Kimmel's recent fifth anniversary show.
But Kimmel had no idea that other stars would willingly agree to take part in his own comedy video.
Ford reportedly pitched in because he was a fan of the Silverman/Damon skit, but stars started tumbling when Pitt agreed to play a FedEx delivery guy in the skit.
Jimmy Kimmel Live spokesman Scott Igoe tells Billboard.com that Pitt's participation prompted other stars to volunteer and, within 24 hours, he had booked Good Charlotte stars Joel and Benji, Pete Wentz and MACy Gray.
Following this, stars like Cheadle, Williams, Diaz, Huey Lewis, Meat Loaf and Josh Groban, booked themselves.
Igoe admits many stars, like Ashlee Simpson, Sir Paul MCCartney and country couple Faith Hill and Tim MCGraw, were devastated when they realised they wouldn't be able to be a part of the Oscar-night TV fun.
"Half the emails I've gotten the day after have been from publicists so disappointed that their clients weren't in it (video)," Contactmusic quoted Igoe, as saying.