I found references to the Channel #5/Brad Pitt photographs being taken by Mario Sorrenti. If he used the same equipment he used for the Pirelli Calendar, then certainly not a film photographer: http://www.mod-tv.com/hot/pirelli-ca...f-video/19485/

Sorrenti kind of reminds me of the guy in this spoof video: http://vimeo.com/37168265