Brad Pitt Biography
Brad Pitt is a versatile and handsome American Actor who is widely regarded as one of the best in Hollywood. He is also one of the highest-paid actors in the industry. In addition to his acting career, Brad Pitt is a successful Movie Producer, with a portfolio of highly acclaimed films such as Troy, Interview With the Vampire, Fight Club, Moneyball, World War Z, Inglorious Bastards, Fury, and the Mr Ocean trilogy and Mrs Smith. Brad has received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award for his work as a producer under his own production company, Plan B Entertainment.
Pitt’s breakthrough performance came in 1991 when he starred as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road movie Thelma & Louise. He then went on to take on leading roles in several big-budget productions, including the drama films A River Runs Through It (1992) and Legends of the Fall (1994), as well as the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994). Pitt’s critical acclaim continued with his outstanding performances in the crime thriller Seven and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys, both released in 1995.
As a well-known public figure, Pitt is considered one of the most influential and powerful individuals in the American entertainment industry. Over the years, he has been frequently named the world’s most attractive man by various media outlets, and his personal life has received extensive media coverage. In 2000, he tied the knot with actress Jennifer Aniston, but the couple divorced in 2005. In 2014, Pitt married actress Angelina Jolie, and the two were collectively known as “Brangelina.” Together, they have six children, three of whom were adopted from other countries. In 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, which was officially finalized in 2019.
Early Life of Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma and was named William Bradley Pitt at birth. He was raised in Springfield, Missouri, by his father Bill Pitt, who owned a trucking company, and his mother Jane Pitt, who was a family counsellor. Pitt has two younger siblings, Doug and Julie Neal. He was brought up in a conservative Southern Baptist household. After completing his college education, Brad moved to Los Angeles.
Pitt made his television debut in May 1987 with a two-episode appearance on the NBC soap opera “Another World”. He then made his film debut as a supporting actor in 1989. However, it was his role in the 1991 film “Thelma & Louise” that brought him wide recognition. He received critical acclaim for his performance in “Interview with the Vampire” (1994), which earned him two MTV Movie Awards. This film, featuring Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, and Antonio Banderas, was a major success and its cast is considered to be among the top actors of the 20th century.
Pitt’s performance in the 1999 film “Fight Club” was also a highlight of his career. He starred as the anti-hero Tyler Durden in this hit film. Since then, he has starred in some of the most successful films in history, including the epic film “Troy” (2004), where he played the legendary hero Achilles. He starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the action-comedy “Mr. & Mrs Smith” (2005), which was a huge hit. He also had a leading role in the “Ocean’s Trilogy”, alongside George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Al Pacino. In 2013, he won an Academy Award for “12 Years a Slave” as a producer and has been nominated for two Best Actor Oscars.
Personal Life of Brad Pitt
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Brad Pitt was linked to several of his co-actresses including Robin Givens, Jill Schoelen, and Juliette Lewis. He also had a high-profile romance and engagement with his Seven co-stars, Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he dated from 1994 to 1997. Later, he got married to the famous actress Jennifer Aniston in 2000, however, the couple parted ways in 2005. Brad was then in a relationship with Angelina Jolie and the two got married in 2014 after 9 years of dating. They have six children together, three of whom are adopted. Unfortunately, their marriage came to an end in 2016 when Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in 2019 and both were restored to single status.
Quotes from Brad Pitt
- I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.
- Being married means I can break the wind and eat ice cream in bed.
- Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
- I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’ I said. He shouted ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?
- I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more, important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.
- I’d like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands-on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
- Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen