Brad Pitt Biography
Brad Pitt an award winning American actor and producer was born William Bradley Pitt on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Jane Etta, a school counselor and William Alvin Pitt, a truck company manager.
Pitt attended Kickapoo High School where he was involved in sports, debating, student government and school musicals. Pitt attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising.
This impressive actor is known for his strong performances in most of his movies, but it is ‘World War Z’ that packs a punch with splendid acting, thrilling moments, and a sound storyline. The film, released in 2013, was such a big hit that it grossed 539 million dollars at the box-office, surpassing his other movies like ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’.
Brad Pitt Movie Career
Pitt dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles, where he took acting lessons and worked odd jobs to make ends meet.Pitt then joined an acting class and shortly after he accompanied a classmate as her scene partner on an audition with an agent and in a twist of fate, the agent signed Pitt instead of his classmate. After weathering only seven months in Los Angeles, Pitt had secured an agent and regular acting work.
Brad Pitt’s earliest credited roles were in television, starting on the daytime soap opera Another World before appearing in the recurring role of Randy on the legendary prime time soap opera Dallas.Through his exemplary performance Pitt gained widespread attention with a small part in Thelma and Louise (1991), in which he played a sexy criminal who romanced and conned Geena Davis.
Pitt then landed a role in Robert Redford’s ‘A River Runs Through It’, where the former played the role of Paul Maclean. The movie as well as his performance was appreciated by critics and audiences alike.Pitt then played Early Grayce in Kalifornia in released in 1993.
The next year,1994,Pitt alongside Antonio Banderas, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst took part in the making of the movie ‘Interview with the Vampire’. The next years Pitt appeared in fairly successful movies like ‘Sleepers’, ‘Meet Joe Black’, and ‘The Devil’s Own’.
In the year 2005 he starred in an action-comedy movie ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ alongside his wife to be Angelina Jolie.The movie became one of the most successful films of the year after earning $478 million.Pitt then took on a lead role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a film from which Pitt received another Oscar award for the film, which won three Academy Awards.
It was in 2013 that Pitt landed roles in hits like zombie film ‘World War Z’ and ‘Academy Award’ winning movie ‘12 Years a Slave’.
Brad Pitt Wife
Pitt has been in and out of several relationships including co-actresses, Robin Givens, Juliette Lewis and Jill Schoelen. From 1994-97, he was in a relationship with American actress Gwyneth Paltrow.In the year 2000 he married actress Jennifer Aniston however the two actors decided to separate after 5 years of marriage.
Later in 2004, pitt started dating actress Angelina Jolie but, the two got married officially on August 23, 2014. Angelina Jolie filed for divorce with Brad Pitt in September and announced their separation.
Brad Pitt Children
In July 2005, Pitt accompanied Jolie to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she adopted her second child, Zahara Marley. On December 3, 2005, Pitt was in the process of becoming the adoptive father of both children; on January 19, 2006, a California judge granted Jolie’s request to change the children’s surnames from “Jolie” to “Jolie-Pitt”.The adoptions were finalized soon after.
Jolie gave birth to daughter Shiloh Nouvel in Swakopmund, Namibia, on May 27, 2006. Pitt confirmed that their newborn daughter would have a Namibian passport. The couple sold the first pictures of Shiloh through the distributor Getty Images; the North American rights were purchased by People for over $4.1 million, while Hello! obtained the British rights for approximately $3.5 million. The proceeds from the sale were donated to charities serving African children. Madame Tussauds in New York unveiled a wax figure of two-month-old Shiloh; it marked the first time an infant was recreated in wax by Madame Tussauds.
On March 15, 2007, Jolie adopted three-year-old Pax Thien from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Pitt adopted Pax in the United States on February 21, 2008.
At the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008, Jolie confirmed that she was expecting twins. She gave birth to son Knox Léon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline on July 12, 2008 in Nice, France. The rights for the first images of Knox and Vivienne were jointly sold to People and Hello! for $14 million—the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken. The couple donated the proceeds to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Here is a list of his kids and their birth dates;
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
Born August 5, 2001 , in Cambodia;
adopted March 10, 2002 by Jolie;
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Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
Born November 29, 2003 , in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;
adopted March 15, 2007 by Jolie;
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Born January 8, 2005 , in Awassa, Ethiopia;
adopted July 6, 2005 by Jolie;
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
Born May 27, 2006 , in Swakopmund, Namibia
Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt
Born July 12, 2008 , in Nice, France
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
Born July 12, 2008 (age 9), in Nice, France
Brad Pitt Networth
This famous American actor has a net worth of 240 million dollars.
Brad Pitt Movies- Brad Pitt Filmography
- Thelma & Louise (1991)
- A River Runs Through It (1992)
- Kalifornia (1993)
- True Romance (1993)
- Interview with the Vampire (1994)
- Legends of the Fall (1994)
- Seven (1995)
- 12 Monkeys (1995)
- Sleepers (1996)
- Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
- Meet Joe Black (1998)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Snatch (2000)
- The Mexican (2001)
- Spy Game (2001)
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
- Troy (2004)
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
- Babel (2006)
- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
- Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
- Burn After Reading (2008)
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- Inglourious Basterds (2009)
- The Tree of Life (2011)
- Moneyball (2011)
- Killing Them Softly (2012)
- World War Z (2013)
- 12 Years a Slave (2013)
- Fury (2014)
- The Big Short (2015)
- Allied (2016)
- War Machine (2017)
- Ad Astra (2019)
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Brad Pitt Quotes
- I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.
- Being married means I can break 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
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Brad Pitt Awards
Brad Pitt has gone ahead and received numerous awards on his exemplary performances in several films.These awards include a Primetime Emmy Award, a Satellite Award, an Academy Award, a Teen Choice Award, an People’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award, In 2013, Pitt won an oscar for his performance in the thriller World War Z, a Volpi Cup award for Best Actor and many more awards.