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Brad Pitt

Brad PittAKA William Bradley Pitt

Born: 18-Dec-1963
Birthplace: Shawnee, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ocean's Eleven

Brad Pitt majored in journalism at the University of Missouri, but dropped out two weeks before graduation, when he decided to become an actor. He told his family he was going to attend art design school in Los Angeles, but that was a lie. Instead he drove to California in his Datsun -- nicknamed "Runaround Sue" -- and suffered through months of failed auditions. While he was a struggling actor, he worked as a refrigerator deliveryman, limo driver, and wore a chicken suit to promote El Pollo Loco, a chain of Mexican restaurants.

In his first professional role, he appeared in several episodes of Dallas as a bad influence on Priscilla Presley's young daughter, and he later lured Tracey Gold in an episode of Growing Pains. His first film, with a tiny, uncredited role, was Charlie Sheen's 1987 action movie No Man's Land, and after playing Juliette Lewis's pimp in the TV movie Too Young to Die, Pitt and Lewis moved in together when she was just 17. His first starring role was The Dark Side of the Sun, filmed in Yugoslavia in 1988, but most of the film's footage was lost when civil war consumed the area during post-production. The footage was recovered eight years later, by which time Pitt was a big star, and the film was finally released in 1997.

Meanwhile, after several more small parts, Pitt scored big as a sweet-talkin' hitchhiker who wooed Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise, and as the misfit rebel in Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It. Anne Rice stated publicly that she thought Pitt was all wrong for the film of her novel Interview with the Vampire, but she changed her mind when she saw the movie. In his best performances, Pitt played the na´ve new detective in the gruesome Se7en with Morgan Freeman, the mentally disturbed animal-rights activist in Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, the kid from Hell's Kitchen who became District Attorney in Sleepers with Robert De Niro, the soap salesman who packs a punch in Fight Club with Edward Norton, the boxer with a thick Irish accent in Snatch with Dennis Farina, a poker-playing con man in Oceans Eleven with George Clooney, a prince of Greece in the historical epic Troy with Eric Bana, and the American tourist in Mexico whose wife (Cate Blanchett) is shot in Babel.

In the mid-1990s Pitt was engaged to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, his co-star from Se7en, but she reportedly dropped him when he would not commit to a wedding date. In 2000, Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married in a glitzy million-dollar ceremony in Malibu. In 2005, as Pitt and Angelina Jolie filmed Mr and Mrs Smith, rumors were rampant that they were having an affair, and months later Pitt and Aniston filed for divorce. He has since adopted Jolie's two children, adopted a third, and fathered three with her. In 2014 they were married.

He has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive twice, in 1995 and again in 2000.


[1] Raised Baptist, but described himself in a 2009 interview with Bild as "probably 20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic".

Father: William Alvin Pitt (owns trucking company, b. 1941)
Mother: Jane Etta Hillhouse Pitt (high school couselor, b. 1940, m. 11-Aug-1962)
Brother: Doug Pitt (owns computer service shop, b. 1966)
Sister: Julie Neal Pitt (homemaker, b. 1969)
Girlfriend: Shalane McCall (actress, dated 1987)
Girlfriend: Jill Schoelen (actress, b. 1963, dated 1989)
Girlfriend:
Robin Givens (actress, dated 1989)
Girlfriend: Juliette Lewis (dated and cohabited, 1989-93)
Girlfriend: Thandie Newton (actress, dated 1994)
Girlfriend: Gwyneth Paltrow (actress, dated and engaged, 1994-97)
Girlfriend: Sonita Henry (actress, b. 1977, dated 1998)
Wife: Jennifer Aniston (actress, dated 1998-2000, m. 29-Jul-2000, div. 2-Oct-2005)
Mistress: April Florio (actress, b. 1982, 2003 affair, according to her)
Wife: Angelina Jolie (actress, cohabiting since 2005, m. 23-Aug-2014, three sons, three daughters)
Son: Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (Cambodian orphan, b. 5-Aug-2001, adopted by Jolie Mar-2002, adopted by Pitt 2006)
Daughter: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (Ethiopian orphan, b. 2005, adopted by Jolie 2005, adopted by Pitt 2006))
Daughter: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (b. 27-May-2006)
Son: Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (Vietnamese orphan, adopted 2007)
Son: Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt (twin b. 12-Jul-2008)
Daughter: Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt (twin b. 12-Jul-2008)

    High School: Kickapoo High School, Springfield, MO (1982)
    University: University of Missouri (dropped out)

    Endorsement of Honda Integra
    Endorsement of TAG Heuer
    El Pollo Loco (in Chicken Costume)
    Key Club
    Sigma Chi Fraternity
    Golden Globe 1996 for Twelve Monkeys
    Indecent Exposure Malibu, CA, charge dropped
    Disturbing the Peace Malibu, CA
    Wedding: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones (2000)
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Vegetarian, Marijuana

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Counselor (25-Oct-2013)
    12 Years a Slave (30-Aug-2013)
    World War Z (2-Jun-2013)
    Killing Them Softly (22-May-2012)
    Happy Feet Two (17-Nov-2011) · Will the Krill [VOICE]
    Moneyball (9-Sep-2011) · Billy Beane
    The Tree of Life (16-May-2011) · Mr. O'Brien
    Megamind (30-Oct-2010) · Metro Man [VOICE]
    Inglourious Basterds (20-May-2009)
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (25-Dec-2008) · Benjamin Button
    Burn After Reading (27-Aug-2008)
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2-Sep-2007)
    Ocean's Thirteen (24-May-2007)
    Babel (23-May-2006) · Richard
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith (9-Jun-2005) · John Smith
    Ocean's Twelve (8-Dec-2004)
    Troy (9-May-2004) · Achilles
    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2-Jul-2003) · Sinbad [VOICE]
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (31-Dec-2002) · Bachelor Brad
    Full Frontal (2-Aug-2002) · Himself
    Ocean's Eleven (5-Dec-2001) · Rusty Ryan
    Spy Game (19-Nov-2001)
    America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) · Himself
    The Mexican (2-Mar-2001)
    Snatch (23-Aug-2000) · Mickey O'Neil
    Fight Club (6-Oct-1999)
    Meet Joe Black (2-Nov-1998) · Joe Black
    The Dark Side of the Sun (20-Dec-1997)
    Seven Years in Tibet (13-Sep-1997)
    The Devil's Own (13-Mar-1997) · Rory Devaney
    Sleepers (18-Oct-1996) · Michael
    Twelve Monkeys (27-Dec-1995) · Jeffrey Goines
    Se7en (22-Sep-1995) · Mills
    Legends of the Fall (16-Dec-1994) · Tristan
    Interview with the Vampire (11-Nov-1994) · Louis
    The Favor (29-Apr-1994) · Elliott
    True Romance (10-Sep-1993)
    Kalifornia (3-Sep-1993) · Early Grayce
    A River Runs Through It (13-Sep-1992) · Paul Maclean
    Cool World (10-Jul-1992) · Frank Harris
    Johnny Suede (Aug-1991) · Johnny Suede
    Thelma & Louise (24-May-1991) · J. D.
    Across the Tracks (1991) · Joe Maloney
    Too Young to Die? (26-Feb-1990) · Billy Canton
    The Image (27-Jan-1990)
    Cutting Class (Jul-1989)
    Happy Together (4-May-1989)

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