Brad Pitt tweets to Chinese that he's coming

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm •  Published: January 7, 2013
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The IMDb.com movie website says Pitt was banned from ever entering China because of his role in the 1997 "Seven Years in Tibet." The government was upset about the film's portrayal of harsh Chinese rule in Tibet. His later film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" with Angelina Jolie was popular in China.

Pop and movie stars use Weibo as a way to connect with the giant Chinese market. To get a certified account overseas celebrities have to submit copies of their ID and job evidence among other documents.

Tom Cruise joined Sina Weibo in 2011 and now has over 5 million followers.

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury who now plays for China's professional basketball league is prolific on Weibo and has over 779,000 followers.