Brad Pitt (born William Bradley Pitt 18.12.1963) is one of Hollywood's best-known film stars. He has received two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations and is frequently voted as one of the world's most attractive and desirable men.
Childhood: Brad Pitt was born to Jane and William Pitt in Shawnee, Oklahama and grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where he was raised as a Southern Baptist.
After graduating from Kickapoo High School, Brad Pitt attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism & advertising. He had begun acting at university and two weeks before he was due to graduated, he left university and moved to Los Angeles to take acting lessons.
Acting Career: Brad Pitt's screen debut came in 1987, when he had uncredited parts in No Way Out, No Man's Land and Less Than Zero. He also made a guest appearance in the TV sitcom 'Growing Pains'. Between 1987 and 1988, Brad Pitt appeared as the character Randy in 'Dallas'.
Brad Pitt's first leading film role came in 1988 when he starred in the Yugoslavian / US produced The Dark Side of the Sun. The release, however, coincided with the Croatian war so it was shelved until 1997.
In 1990, Brad Pitt played the role of Billy in the NBC TV drama 'Too Young To Die' in which he featured alongside a young Juliette Lewis.
The following year, Brad Pitt got his big break in the acting world, when he appeared in Thelma & Louise, along with Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon and Harvey Keitel. He went on to star in Johnny Suede and Cool World but failed to extract any favourable reviews from the film critics until he starred in the 1992 film A River Runs Through It. The film was directed by Robert Redford and became a career-defining performance for Brad Pitt. The film also starred Brenda Blethyn, Tom Skerritt and Emily Lloyd.
In 1993's Kalifornia, Pitt was reunited on screen with Juliette Lewis in what would become a cult classic portrayal of a serial killer. In a similar vein, True Romance was released in the same year and Brad Pitt's brief appearance in the film was one f the movie's highlights.
1994 became another pivotal moment in Brad Pitt's Hollywood career, when he starred as a vampire in Interview with a Vampire. The film featured an all-star cast, including Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Slater. Despite many critics lambasting Pitt's performance in the film it was still a huge financial success.
He went on to star in Legends of the Fall the following year, alongside Anthony Hopkins and earned himself his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Tristan Ludlow. Pitt then went on to star in Seven, playing the role of a detective, alongside Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Morgan Freeman. The film was another huge success and saw him diversifying a little in his acting style. He continued to do this when he landed a role in Terry Gilliam's science fiction movie Twelve Monkeys. His performance in the film - which also starred Bruce Willis and Madeleine Stowe - won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
After starring in Sleepers, The Devil's Own and Seven Years in Tibet, Brad Pitt's next significant role was in Meet Joe Black; again sharing screen time with Anthony Hopkins. Another key role for Pitt came in 1999 when he starred in Fight Club, playing the role of Tyler Durden in the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. This was followed with Guy Ritchie's film, Snatch, in which Brad Pitt played the role of a barely-understandable Irish Gypsy boxer, alongside Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Benicio del Toro.
Pitt's next venture, The Mexican - in which he starred with Julia Roberts - received mixed reviews but was a box office success nonetheless. After a guest appearance in the TV sitcom friends (with his then-wife Jennifer Aniston), Brad Pitt appeared in Ocean's Eleven with Matt Damon, George Clooney and Andy Garcia. He went on to star in George Clooney's directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
2004 saw Brad Pitt star in Troy, as well as making an appearance in Ocean's Twelve, the sequel to Ocean's Eleven. The following year, Brad Pitt was cast alongside Angelina Jolie in Mr & Mrs. Smith. The career decision would ultimately be a life-changer for Pitt, as he eventually left his wife in order to start a relationship with Jolie.
Pitt's performance in Babel was well-received by the critics and the film received no fewer than seven Academy Award nominations.
After appearing in Ocean's Thirteen, Brad Pitt starred in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. His acting skill this time landed him the Volpi cup at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.
In 2008, Brad Pitt featured in the Coen brothers' comedy Burn After Reading, which also starred Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and George Clooney. Later, he was cast as the title role in the unusual film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, about a man who ages in reverse. The film also starred Cate Blanchett.
Pitt then went on to feature in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds and the Terrence Malik movie Tree of Life. In 2011, he started filming The Lost City of Z, based on David Grann's book of the same title.
Personal Life: Brad Pitt has been romantically linked with a number of his female co-stars, including Juliette Lewis, Robin Gives and Jill Schoelen. He was also once engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow.
In July 2000, Brad Pitt married Jennifer Aniston. Their marriage ended in 2005. His subsequent relationship with Angelina Jolie has been the subject of a huge amount of media attention.
The couple have three adopted children; Maddox, Zahara and Pax Thien. They also have a daughter together, named Shiloh as well as twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.
Brangelina is reportedly back on - or at least no longer off - after Pitt quit drinking.
The world was shocked in September last year when it was revealed that Brangelina, seemingly one of the most stable Hollywood romances around, announced their split after two years of marriage and more than a decade together, with Jolie filing for divorce after an altercation between Pitt and their teenage son Maddox on a transatlantic flight.
An acrimonious split ensued, with Jolie filing for sole custody of their six children - Maddox, 15; Pax, 13; Shiloh, 11; Zahara, 12; and nine year old twins Vivienne and Knox – and leaving the family home.
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Jolie revealed that the stress of her divorce led to her being diagnosed with Bell's Palsy and high blood pressure.
Brangelina split up after more than a decade together, and two years of marriage, in September 2016, since going through a number of legal wrangles including with child services getting involved, investigating an alleged row between Brad and their eldest son, Maddox, on a private jet that happened around the same time.
However, the 42 year old actress and philanthropist spoke to Vanity Fair in an article published Wednesday (July 26th) about how the stress of the situation 10 months ago led to her soon being diagnosed both with high blood pressure and Bell’s Palsy, a type of paralysis that causes a sufferer to lose control of their facial muscles, a condition from which she’s since recovered.
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The couple split in September 2016 after two years of marriage
When Hollywood super couple and parents of six Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in September 2016, fans of showbiz were devastated. Subsequently, when it appeared the break up was going to be acrimonious, fans of love were inconsolable. However, it seems there could still some feelings between the actors yet.
The couple split after over a decade together
HollywoodLife has reported that Jolie - who filed for the surprise divorce almost a year ago - has been "overwhelmed" with memories of her ex-husband during a recent trip to Africa with her brood.
Pitt sent up President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change deal.
Pitt appeared on the Australian comedian’s Comedy Central show this week to promote his new Netflix project War Machine, but the 53 year old actor also got involved with a short, sub-one-minute skit addressing President Trump’s hugely controversial decision to back the United States out of the internationally supported Paris climate change accord.
Brad Pitt was on 'The Jim Jefferies Show' this week, and decided to mock Trump's Paris Accord withdrawal
War Machine is on Netflix now
For his new movie War Machine, actor-producer Brad Pitt turned to Netflix. Written and directed by David Michod (The Rover), the film is a satirical parody about a gung-ho US general's rise and fall as a Nato commander in Afghanistan. The 53-year-old actor is playing General McMahon, a fictionalised version of General Stanley McChrystal.
Brad and David Michod on set
Pitt believes that companies like Netflix and Amazon expand the possibilities for moviemaking. "There's more content being made," he says. "There's more risk out there. There are more films, more stories being told, more filmmakers getting shots. I think this is nothing but a fantastic moment for all of us! And it was very exciting for us to take a big leap for this one. It was a big, bold move for Netflix, quite frankly. Without them, this movie wouldn't have been made."
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Says Netflix Made War Machine Possible
Miley Cyrus recently told Billboard she was "completely sober", and her friend / enemy Lovato came out in support of her.
Much has been made in recent years of the alleged rivalry between fellow pop megastars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, but their feud may now be over after Lovato took the time in a new interview to praise Miley for getting sober.
24 year old Cyrus, who for a few years attracted a reputation as a rebellious tearaway with her new raunchy image stemming from 2013’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, recently told Billboard that she is now “completely clean”, having kicked alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. Now, her frenemy Demi Lovato has come out in support of her efforts, having herself marked a major milestone in her sobriety struggle.
Demi Lovato has been sober for five years
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The actor appeared on 'The Late Show' to promote 'War Machine'.
Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to answer some big universal questions and to promote his forthcoming Netflix movie 'War Machine' which is set to arrive soon. Plus, Stephen gave him a few impressive new nicknames.
Brad Pitt at 'The Lost City of Z' premiere
We've not seen much of the Hollywood superstar recently, but he did open up to Stephen Colbert for his segment 'Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars', spread out on a blanket under the stars. It was a poignant mid-week moment for Brad Pitt and include several mentions of his old movies.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Is A 'Solid 8' According To Stephen Colbert
Pitt also discussed his relationship to alcohol, something that was rumoured to have fueled the divorce from Jolie last September.
The demise of ‘Brangelina’ was one of the biggest celebrity stories of 2016, with many expressing shock at how quickly such a high-profile and seemingly stable marriage fell apart. Now, Brad Pitt has broken his silence about his separation from Angelina Jolie in a new interview with GQ Style magazine.
Speaking about his divorce for the first time, the 53 year old revealed that he has sought professional counselling to help him deal with the emotional fallout of his split from Jolie, his wife over two years but with whom he was in a relationship for over a decade. They had six children – Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8).
“You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one,” he said.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Opens Up About Angelina Jolie Divorce For The First Time
Sienna and Brad were spotted together at a dinner in L.A. this week for their new film 'The Lost City of Z', and rumours immediately started.
The 35 year old actress, who divorced her ex-husband Tom Sturridge in 2015, spoke to Page Six at a Cinema Society screening of her latest film The Lost City of Z on Tuesday night (April 11th).
Brad Pitt's production company was involved in 'The Lost City of Z'
Brad Pitt steps out in public for 'The Lost City Of Z' premiere.
Brad Pitt stepped out in what was a rare public appearance as he joined the cast from 'The Lost City of Z' for the Hollywood premiere this week. Over the last six months, the star has made very few red carpet outings as he has been working on overcoming difficulties in his personal life.
Brad Pitt was an executive producer on 'The Lost City of Z'
The 53-year-old actor arrived on the red carpet at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles today (April 6th 2017) to mark the release of this action biopic on which he worked as an executive producer. There has been much concern from the media regarding Pitt's skinny physique as he navigates the trials and tribulations of single life following his split with Angelina Jolie. However, he looked happy enough to be surrounded by 'The Lost City of Z' team this week.
Date of birth
18th December, 1963
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