BRAD PITT BIOGRAPHY:
The famous American actor and producer, William Bradley Pitt, 56, addressed as Brad Pitt in the Hollywood industry was born on (December 18, 1963) at Shawnee, Oklahoma U.S. He is one of the most popular actors of Hollywood who has done a huge number of films and dramas and received multiple awards for his brilliant performances. Two of them are Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. He also won a Primetime Emmy Award as a producer.
The first movie he starred in was Thelma and Louise (1991), in which he played the role of a cowboy. He became popular among people after this movie and later on, he managed to get roles in bigger and expensive films. He acted as a lead star in a number of movies like A River Runs Through It (1992). Legends of the Fall (1994), Interview with the Vampire (1994), a crime-thriller Seven (1995), and 12 Monkeys (1995). His performance was brilliant in these movies and his charming personality helped him win the hearts of many people in very little time.
He thrived as an actor just after a few of his performances. Later on, in 1999 he starred in one of the biggest hit films, Fight Club. Brad Pitt gave masterpieces like Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).
Brad gave a number of hit movies to the industry but there were surely some of them that gained a lot more popular than others and were few of his biggest hits include Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Troy (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), World War Z (2013), and Once Upon Time in Hollywood (2019). He received a number of awards for his brilliant and dedicated work in these movies. Brad Pitt produced a number of movies like The Departed (2006) and 12 Years of Slave (2013).
Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His father, William Alber Pitt was a property dealer of a truck company and mother, Jane Etta is a high school counselor. His hometown is Springfield Missouri since he was young. Brad has two younger siblings, Douglas Mitchell and Julie Neal. He completed his education from the University of Missouri.
Pitt’s religion was Christianity and he was taught both agnosticism and atheism but later on, he changed his beliefs to, ‘everyone is equal’. He completed his schooling from Kickapoo High school where he was considered a brilliant student who was good at both studies and extracurricular activities.
He was enrolled in the University of Missouri, with Journalism as his major. But he didn’t quite like the idea of just studying and settling down and was more into movies. So he pursued his career later on and became a great actor as well as a film producer.
Pitt’s career is like a roller coaster. He had seen many ups and downs in the entirety of his career.
Pitt’s struggle to get into the industry, (1987- 1983):
Pitt had to struggle a lot to adjust himself in the industry. He moved to Los Angeles from where he started his career in 1987. In the beginning, he was given small roles with no credits or whatsoever. But after doing these roles in movies that included No way out, No Man’s Land, and Less than Zero, he slowly and gradually started gaining a little more fame and appeared in episode multiple TV shows like Another World on NBS, CBS sitcom Trial and Error, and a sitcom on ABC, Growing Plains.
He made many appearances after that in a number of TV shows and films. Pitt was seen in a movie, Too Young to Die, in which his role was much appreciated and liked, and after that, he was seen in six episodes of Glory Days.
He made many guest appearances and did a bunch of supporting roles in the beginning but later on, in 1991 he caught the attention of a director and he cast him in his drama movie Thelma & Louise, in which he played the role of a small-time criminal. This is when he got recognized by many people and was offered better roles after this movie.
The turning point of his career (1994- 1998):
Pitt’s career took a huge turning point in 1994 when he was cast in Legends of the Fall, from which he gained a lot of fame and was nominated for his role by the Golden Globe Award, for the first time.
He also starred in a vampire movie called Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, alongside the biggest and very popular cast members Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas. Although the movie did great on the box office, Pitt’s performance was not very much liked in the movie and the director of the movie called his performance weak.
Later on, he did a bunch of roles he got nominated for and won awards for many of his brilliant roles.
These were the peak years of his career when he starred in all the big projects and from there he made his mark in the industry. This was the period when he was cast in a few of his biggest hits like Ocean’s Eleven, Troy, and many more award-winning movies from which he became very popular.
In 2014, he starred in World War II written by David Ayer, which was a huge commercial and critical success and broke box office records. He did many record-breaking movies after that, to this date.
BRAD PITT’S PERSONAL LIFE:
Pitt had many scandalous relationships with his co-stars. Some of them were Robin Givens, Jill Schoelen, and Juliet Lewis. He was reportedly engaged to his co-star from the movie Seven, Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he dated from 1994 to 1997, and got engaged to her. But their relationship couldn’t survive for long so they called it off.
He got married to his co-star Jennifer Aniston from Friends, on July 29, 2000, in Malibu. Sadly, later on in 2005, they filed for divorce as things didn’t work out very well for them.
Right after he filed a divorce, he started dating his co-star, Angelina Jolie from Mr. and Mrs. Smith. These were just rumors in the beginning, but the actress confirmed later that they have been dating and she’s pregnant with Pitt’s child.
Brad Pitt is the father of six children.
POLITICAL AND MEDIA APPEARANCES:
The actor was actively promoting the elections and went to several schools and colleges to convince students to vote in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. He himself was supporting John Kerry at the time. He stayed active throughout the elections and played a very important role in making the people vote.
Brad Pitt was nominated and mentioned as the most attractive, good looking, and sexiest man by many magazines and companies. He was in the list of top 25 sexiest men all across the world, in 1995.
MOVIES AND AWARDS:
Some of his most famous movies and awards are;
List of Movies:
- Seven (1995)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Snatch (2000)
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
- Troy (2004)
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- Inglourious Basterds (2009)
- Moneyball (2011)
- World War Z (2013)
- Fury (2014)
- Allied (2016)
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
- Ad Astra (2019)
List of Awards:
- Golden Globes (Best Performance, 1996) – Won
- Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Television Movie, 2014) – Won
BRAD PITT’S NET WORTH:
As per the recent records, the actor’s net worth is about $300 million and he’s considered as one of the richest actors in the world.
The actor owns a bunch of properties in all shapes and forms. Pitt also bought a yacht worth $322 million.