In bed with Brad: Mr Pitt invites admirers into his boudoir for magazine photo shoot

By Iona Kirby

W Magazine?s Best Performances Issue, featuring Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron

He has not been looking his best following an accident that left him needing the aid of a walking cane.

But Brad Pitt, 48, shows fans that he has still got it on the cover of the latest issue of W magazine.

With his shirt unbuttoned just enough to reveal a flash of his chest, and sporting his trademark designer stubble, Brad looks every inch the Hollywood heartthrob.

He can be seen on the cover of the magazine lounging on a chair by a swimming pool, smouldering at the camera.

The Ocean's 11 star appears to be winding down after a difficult day, with a drink in his hand and an undone bow tie slung casually around his neck.

And the cover shot was not the only treat the Troy actor had in store for his female admirers.

Inside the magazine he can be seen lying in bed under plush blue sheets, eating biscuits.

Bedtime Brad: The film star posed under blue sheets, wearing a suit and eating biscuits

The Mr & Mrs Smith star is still wearing a suit for the photograph, but his floppy brown hair is messy and his sleeves are loosely rolled up.

He features on the front of the magazine for W's Movie Issue, and is also interviewed by the publication about his latest movies The Tree of Life and Moneyball.

And despite the film star's confidence, when asked by the magazine if he had any characters he would like to do over, Brad answered: 'Um... the first 12 years of my career, I would think.'

Brad features on one of two covers the magazine has released for its February 2012 issue.

The other stars a glamorous Charlize Theron, wearing a purple dress with a plunging neckline and carrying a bunch of red roses.

His and hers: Charlize Theron appears on an alternative cover of the magazine's Movie Issue