Brad Pitt spent $37,000 (£23,000) to replace his friend's beloved motorcycle, which was destroyed in a fire.

The Fight Club star decided to help his stuntman pal out after hearing the rare 1936 Harley-Davidson Vld vehicle had been lost in a house fire. The actor hired a broker to search worldwide for an exact replacement before picking up the hefty bill.

A source tells the National Enquirer, "The guy had several bikes, but this was his baby and because it wasn't a street bike, he didn't have it insured. Brad sprang into action, hiring a broker to search the world for a duplicate. When one was finally located in Germany, Brad wrote a cheque and had the machine delivered with a note that simply said he knew how much his buddy loved that bike, and just wanted to help out."