Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Biography

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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Angelina Jolie Reportedly "Overwhelmed" By Memories Of Brad Pitt On Africa Trip


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When Hollywood super couple and parents of six Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in September 2016, fans of showbiz were devastated. Subsequently, when it appeared the break up was going to be acrimonious, fans of love were inconsolable. However, it seems there could still some feelings between the actors yet.

Angelina Jolie and Brad PittThe couple split after over a decade together

HollywoodLife has reported that Jolie - who filed for the surprise divorce almost a year ago - has been "overwhelmed" with memories of her ex-husband during a recent trip to Africa with her brood.

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Brad Pitt Plays Fake Weatherman And Pokes Fun At Trump's Paris Climate Change Withdrawal


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Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance on ‘The Jim Jefferies Show’ to attack Donald Trump’s recent decision to back out of the Paris climate treaty, by giving a spoof, doom-laden weather report.

Pitt appeared on the Australian comedian’s Comedy Central show this week to promote his new Netflix project War Machine, but the 53 year old actor also got involved with a short, sub-one-minute skit addressing President Trump’s hugely controversial decision to back the United States out of the internationally supported Paris climate change accord.

Brad PittBrad Pitt was on 'The Jim Jefferies Show' this week, and decided to mock Trump's Paris Accord withdrawal

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Brad Pitt Says Netflix Made War Machine Possible


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For his new movie War Machine, actor-producer Brad Pitt turned to Netflix. Written and directed by David Michod (The Rover), the film is a satirical parody about a gung-ho US general's rise and fall as a Nato commander in Afghanistan. The 53-year-old actor is playing General McMahon, a fictionalised version of General Stanley McChrystal.

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Pitt believes that companies like Netflix and Amazon expand the possibilities for moviemaking. "There's more content being made," he says. "There's more risk out there. There are more films, more stories being told, more filmmakers getting shots. I think this is nothing but a fantastic moment for all of us! And it was very exciting for us to take a big leap for this one. It was a big, bold move for Netflix, quite frankly. Without them, this movie wouldn't have been made."

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Brad Pitt leaves Craig's Restaurant after Chris Cornell's funeral - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 27th May 2017

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Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell
Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell
Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell
Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell

Demi Lovato Praises Frenemy Miley Cyrus For Getting Sober


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Much has been made in recent years of the alleged rivalry between fellow pop megastars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, but their feud may now be over after Lovato took the time in a new interview to praise Miley for getting sober.

24 year old Cyrus, who for a few years attracted a reputation as a rebellious tearaway with her new raunchy image stemming from 2013’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, recently told Billboard that she is now “completely clean”, having kicked alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. Now, her frenemy Demi Lovato has come out in support of her efforts, having herself marked a major milestone in her sobriety struggle.

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato has been sober for five years

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Brad Pitt Is A 'Solid 8' According To Stephen Colbert


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Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to answer some big universal questions and to promote his forthcoming Netflix movie 'War Machine' which is set to arrive soon. Plus, Stephen gave him a few impressive new nicknames.

Brad Pitt at 'The Lost City of Z' premiereBrad Pitt at 'The Lost City of Z' premiere

We've not seen much of the Hollywood superstar recently, but he did open up to Stephen Colbert for his segment 'Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars', spread out on a blanket under the stars. It was a poignant mid-week moment for Brad Pitt and include several mentions of his old movies.

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Brad Pitt Opens Up About Angelina Jolie Divorce For The First Time


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The demise of ‘Brangelina’ was one of the biggest celebrity stories of 2016, with many expressing shock at how quickly such a high-profile and seemingly stable marriage fell apart. Now, Brad Pitt has broken his silence about his separation from Angelina Jolie in a new interview with GQ Style magazine.

Speaking about his divorce for the first time, the 53 year old revealed that he has sought professional counselling to help him deal with the emotional fallout of his split from Jolie, his wife over two years but with whom he was in a relationship for over a decade. They had six children – Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8).

“You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one,” he said.

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David Fincher To Direct 'World War Z' Sequel


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David Fincher is reportedly close to a deal to direct the long-anticipated sequel to Brad Pitt’s World War Z, just a few months after plans for the movie looked to have been mothballed, according to knowledgeable sources.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are said to be intent on moving forward with the sequel, thanks mainly to the studio’s new CEO Jim Gianopulos, who has placed it back on the calendar for release after its previous head, Brad Grey, had removed it back in February this year, according to Variety on Wednesday (April 26th).

David FincherDavid Fincher is close to sealing a deal to direct the sequel to 'World War Z'

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Sienna Miller Dismisses Brad Pitt Dating Rumours As "Predictable And Silly"


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Sienna Miller gave short shrift to the recent rumours that she and fellow celebrity divorcee Brad Pitt are dating, describing the reports as “silly”.

The 35 year old actress, who divorced her ex-husband Tom Sturridge in 2015, spoke to Page Six at a Cinema Society screening of her latest film The Lost City of Z on Tuesday night (April 11th).

Brad PittBrad Pitt's production company was involved in 'The Lost City of Z'

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Brad Pitt Smiles As He Joins 'The Lost City Of Z' Cast At LA Premiere [Pictures]


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Brad Pitt stepped out in what was a rare public appearance as he joined the cast from 'The Lost City of Z' for the Hollywood premiere this week. Over the last six months, the star has made very few red carpet outings as he has been working on overcoming difficulties in his personal life.

Brad Pitt was an executive producer on 'The Lost City of Z'Brad Pitt was an executive producer on 'The Lost City of Z'

The 53-year-old actor arrived on the red carpet at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles today (April 6th 2017) to mark the release of this action biopic on which he worked as an executive producer. There has been much concern from the media regarding Pitt's skinny physique as he navigates the trials and tribulations of single life following his split with Angelina Jolie. However, he looked happy enough to be surrounded by 'The Lost City of Z' team this week.

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Brad Pitt at the 'The Lost City of Z' premiere held at ArcLight Hollywood Theaters - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 6th April 2017

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Reportedly Back On Speaking Terms


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Six months on from the announcement of their explosive divorce, it has been reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on “cordial” speaking terms for the first time as the custody battle over their six children goes on.

Back in September last year, when the news broke that Jolie and Pitt were to disintegrate their two-year marriage and relationship that had lasted for over a decade, it looked as if the process would be ugly, with details played out in the press.

However, in January this year, both sides agreed that the details of the custody of children Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8) would be kept private in sealed court documents.

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Brad Pitt arrives at the UK Premiere of Allied held at The Odeon, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st November 2016

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Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard

Brad Pitt signs autographs and stops for photos at a fan event For Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' held at Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, California, United States - Thursday 10th November 2016

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Robert Zemeckis, Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt
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General view - The front gates of the $95,000-a-month Malibu mansion rented by Angelina Jolie in the wake of her divorce from Brad Pitt. - Malibu, California, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

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Brad Pitt

Date of birth

18th December, 1963

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.8


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Brad Pitt Movies

Allied Movie Review

Allied Movie Review

There's a terrific script at the heart of this World War II thriller, with a...

Allied Trailer

Allied Trailer

It's 1942 and the world is in the middle of a war unlike any that...

The Big Short Movie Review

The Big Short Movie Review

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By the Sea Movie Review

By the Sea Movie Review

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By The Sea - Gimme Shelter Featurette Trailer

By The Sea - Gimme Shelter Featurette Trailer

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt talk about the unusual situation of playing a married couple...

The Big Short Trailer

The Big Short Trailer

When Dr. Michael Burry discovered that the housing market in the US relied upon a...

By The Sea - Teaser Trailer

By The Sea - Teaser Trailer

It's the 1970s and Roland and Vanessa are an outwardly respectable married couple, struggling to...

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Fury Movie Review

Fury Movie Review

From Training Day to this year's Sabotage, filmmaker David Ayer writes and directs movies about...

Fury - Featurette and International Trailer  Trailer

Fury - Featurette and International Trailer Trailer

During April, 1945, the final month of World War Two, the Allied Forces are making...

Fury Trailer

Fury Trailer

Wardaddy is an army sergeant with years of experience in the horrors and victories of...

12 Years a Slave Movie Review

12 Years a Slave Movie Review

Much more than a film about 19th century slavery in America, this sharply well-told true...

12 Years A Slave Trailer

12 Years A Slave Trailer

Director Steve McQueen joins the stars of '12 Years A Slave' to praise the immense...

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