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.
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It would appear that Angelina Jolie was forward-thinking ahead of her impending divorce with Brad Pitt after a source close to Jolie revealed she had rented a $95,000 per month house for her and her six kids to live in.
An unnamed source told US Weekly it was “a 5 bedroom, 4,400 square-foot bluff-top estate with a private path that leads to the beach”. The house also features a “lagoon-style heated pool, ocean views, media room, in-home theatre, gourmet kitchen, separate guest house with bedroom, bath, gym, spacious patios with ocean view dining and entertainment space”.
The news comes after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday after an altercation with a drunk Pitt on the couple’s private jet, an argument that would also see the star of ‘Seven’ and ‘Fight Club’ get physical with his children.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Rented House Prior To Filing Divorce
Aniston split with Pitt 11 years ago, but for some reason no one can let it go.
When the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce broke it seemed as if the internet had been ready and waiting with memes featuring Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. A sea of Aniston gifs flooded Twitter on Tuesday, dragging her unwittingly into the middle of Hollywood’s biggest divorce and reportedly leaving her fleeing LA for New York.
Jennifer Aniston, who hasn't been married to Brad Pitt since 2005
On Thrusday Aniston was pictured arriving in New York, with reports stating that she had to get out of Los Angeles because of the press attention ever since Pitt and Jolie announced their marriage was over.
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Leaves LA After Being Dragged Into Brad Pitt's Divorce
Since the demise of Brangelina this week, speculation has been rampant that Pitt had an affair with 'Allied' co-star Marion Cotillard - which she has strongly denied.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday evening (September 21st), the French actress attempted to put those reports to bed in what she wrote was her “first and only reaction” to the sensational news that swept the media world on Tuesday night.
At the same time, the 40 year old revealed that she and her husband, Guillaume Canet, were expecting their second baby together.
Continue reading: Marion Cotillard Denies Having An Affair With Brad Pitt
Clooney was blindsided by the news that Brangelina are no more.
Like the rest of the world George Clooney was shocked to hear the news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have split after 12 years of being a couple. But unlike everyone else George had to find out the news about his friend’s break-up during a live television interview.
Angelina Jolie cited "irreconcilable differences" in court documents filed on Monday, and is reportedly upset at Brad's parenting of their six children.
TMZ reported on Tuesday (September 20th) that 41 year old Jolie has started the process by submitting legal documents the day before, which cite irreconcilable differences as the cause. She has demanded custody of their six kids, with 52 year old Pitt allowed visitation rights.
However, Jolie isn’t believed to be asking for spousal support from him. The documents reportedly list the separation date as September 15th – just last Thursday.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Files For Divorce From Brad Pitt
It's 1942 and the world is in the middle of a war unlike any that have happened before. The Nazi Party not only have control of Germany but they've branched out into France and their grip is tightening on lands further afield. The allied forces only held relatively small areas in France and many operatives worked undercover.
Marianne Beausejour is one such operative, she's a beautiful woman who managed to infiltrate certain circles. She's deep undercover and is trusted by her enemies. Max Vatan is spy assassin who's sent to France to help the allied forces. The pair fall for one another and start a love affair. As their relationship deepens, their safety is compromised and they both must fight to protect the love they've built.
The story for Allied is written by Steven Knight (Burnt & Peaky Blinders) and is said to be based on a true story.
Jennifer's mother tragically passed away in May at the age of 79
In case anyone was unaware, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt used to be a couple before becoming an two parts of an odd triangle of ramped up drama when Angelina Jolie came on the scene. That is a status quo that has not changed, despite Brad and Angelina’s marriage and six kids and Jennifer’s new life with handsome husband, Justin Theroux.
The famous couple have reportedly argued over Brad's contact with ex-wife, Jennifer
However, this week there has allegedly been more drama between the trio when Angelina, 41, found out Brad, 52, had reached out to his ex-wife to offer his condolences on the death of her mother, Nancy Dow.
The revamped BBC show premieres on Sunday, with Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc in the driver’s seat.
If fans of ‘Top Gear’ were expecting to see a whole string of new celebrity guests when the revamped series premieres on Sunday, they may be left disappointed. According to The Sun, the show has failed to attract the A-list names they wanted and they're now being forced to use celebs who have already appeared on the show.
Damian Lewis is taking another lap on ‘Top Gear’.
The newspaper reports that ‘Homeland’ star Damian Lewis and blues musician Seasick Steve filmed their guest slots at the warehouse studio in Surrey yesterday. But both have already appeared on the show in 2013 and 2010, respectively.
'Top Gear', with new presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, returns on May 29th to BBC2.
With only ten days to go until the Clarkson-free ‘Top Gear’ returns to the BBC, the programme has been forced to announce its two guest stars for its first episode after a false report by The Sun claimed that Brad Pitt had pulled out of filming.
Brad Pitt was never actually approached to be in the first 'Top Gear' episode
Brad Pitt - Brad Pitt pictured in full costume on the set of his new movie Allied in London. Brad was seen filming scenes for his new movie in the capital. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th May 2016
Etheridge has two children with her former partner Julie Cypher.
Singer Melissa Etheridge has revealed that she almost asked Brad Pitt to be a sperm donor for her and former partner Julie Cypher in the late nineties. Speaking on Australia’s Studio 10 talk show, the 54-year-old explained how she nearly approached Pitt before asking singer David Crosby.
Melissa Etheridge says she considered Brad Pitt as a sperm donor.
“Well, actually, [Brad Pitt] was such a good friend of mine. And we did consider it. And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, ‘I don’t want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don’t need another parent — they have two,’” Etheridge said.
Date of birth
18th December, 1963
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