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Brad Pitt Biography

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  • Full Name: William Bradley Pitt
  • Age: 58 (December 18, 1963-)
  • Father: William Alvin Pitt
  • Mother: Jane Etta Pitt
  • Brother(s): Doug Pitt
  • Sister(s): Julie Pitt Neal. 
  • Marital Status: Jennifer Aniston (m. 2000-2005), Angelina Jolie (m. 2014 – 2019)​
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Known For: Legends of the Fall (1994), Fight Club (1999), Inglorious Bustards (2009), Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (2019)
  • Net Worth: More than $300 million.

 Brad Pitt Favorites

  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, golf, tennis, riding a motorcycle, listening to music and swimming.
  • Favourite Movies: Saturday Night Live, How to Train Your Dragon, Planet of the Apes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • Favourite Color: Blue, Black.
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Famous Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, full name William Bradley Pitt was born on 18 December 1963, Shawnee, Oklahoma, in the United States. He is an American actor, philanthropist, and known for his good looks.

Brad’s father’s name is William Alvin, and his mother’s name is Jane Etta. His father was a truck company owner, and his mother worked as a counselor at a school.

Brad Pitt with His Parents
Brad Pitt with His Parents

After Brad’s birth, his parents moved to Springfield, Missouri. He is the eldest among his siblings. His younger brother Doug Pitt works as a businessman, and his younger sister’s name is Julie Pitt Neal. She works as a producer. Also, she is an Assistant set decorator at Universal Pictures.

Brad Pitt’s Education

Brad pursued his secondary education at Kickapoo High School. There, he showed interest in swimming, acting, golf, debate. In 1982, Brad enrolled at the University of Missouri to study journalism. But he quit right before two weeks of his graduation.

Brad Pitt’s Career Journey

Early Career

At first, Brad spent quite a struggling life in Los Angeles. He started acting in 1987, carrying minor roles in movies like ‘Less Than Zero,’ ‘No Way Out,‘ and ‘No Man’s Land.’ He also appeared in a sitcom named ‘Another World’ during that time.

In 1988, he played a cameo role in ’21 Jump Street’. After this assignment, he signed a movie contract as the main character. However, the movie never saw lights due to ‘Croatian War of Independence.

Brad got public attention as a criminal in ‘Thelma & Louise.’ Later, he followed up in several movies like ‘A River Runs through It,’ ‘Interview with the Vampire’, and ‘Legends of the Fall’ (1994).

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The following year, in 1995, he was cast along with Gwyneth Paltrow and Morgan Freeman in ‘Seven.’ Also, he starred in a sci-fi movie called ’12 Monkeys’. Brad won a golden globe and received a nomination for an Oscar for this movie.

In 1999, Brad starred in the movie ‘Fight Club,’ gathered much appreciation. The following year, he starred in ‘Ocean’s Eleven.’ The film was a major success and led to’ Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘Ocean’s Thirteen.’

After that, in 2003, he voiced several animated movies named ‘Sindbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and ‘King of the Hill.’ Later, in 2004, Brad portrayed the character of a Greek Warrior in the movie ‘Troy.’ 

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Brad starred in ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith‘ in 2005, an action-comedy along with Angelina Jolie. The movie became successful during that time. Next year, he starred in ‘Babel,’ which received numerous Academy and Golden Globe nominations.

Mid Career

In 2006, his production house ‘Plan B Entertainment’ released ‘The Departed’. The movie featured great actors like Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. Also, the movie won the Academy Award for best film.

Brad took over a more fantastic role in the ‘Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008. In this movie, he portrayed the character of a man who took birth in his eighties.

In 2009, He appeared in ‘Inglorious Bastards‘. The movie was a huge success and highly appreciated by the viewers.

He gave voice in another animation movie named ‘Megamind‘ the following year.

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Later in 2011, he starred in “The Tree of Life.” He bagged another best actor Academy nomination for “Money Ball“.

In 2013, Brad gave another box office hit, “World War Z“. Later, he starred in another award-winning academy film called “12 Years a Slave“.

After that, in 2014, he starred in the WWII action movie “Fury.” The following year, he co-starred in a film written by Angelina Jolie called “By the Sea“.

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Later, in the movie “War Machine” (2017), he acted as a four-star general, released on Netflix.

In 2019, Brad collaborated with Tarantino on “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood,” earning him his second Golden Globe and first Academy Award for supporting actors.

Brad and Pitt’s Relationship:

Brad Pit had been in multiple relationships in his early life. He dated co-actors like Robin Givens, Juliette Lewis, Jill Schoelen, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

In 2000, Brad Pitt married actress Jennifer Aniston. Regardless, the marriage survived for five years as the actors decided to separate.

After he announced divorce, Brad started dating Angelina Jolie in 2004. After staying together for a long time, they got married in 2014.   

In 2016, Angelina filed a divorce and announced their separation.

For 12 years, the couple had a daughter Shiloh Nouvel, twins, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline. They have three adopted children, Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien, and Zahara Marley.

Brad Pitt’s Awards

In 1995, Brad received the Golden Globe award and Oscar nomination. Again, he got nominated for the ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series ‘Friends’ sitcom.

Even, he won several ‘Academy’ and ‘Golden Globe’ nominations for his portrayal of the protagonist in the 2008 film, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Brad Pitt Holding Oscar

For the movie ‘Inglorious Bastards‘, he earned a nomination at the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Male Performance.

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