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.
Variety reports that Fincher is close to sealing a deal with Paramount to direct Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' sequel.
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 Fincher is close to sealing a deal to direct the sequel to 'World War Z'
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Sienna and Brad were spotted together at a dinner in L.A. this week for their new film 'The Lost City of Z', and rumours immediately started.
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 Pitt's production company was involved in 'The Lost City of Z'
Brad Pitt steps out in public for 'The Lost City Of Z' premiere.
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'
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.
Brangelina are back on speaking terms, six months on from the announcement of their divorce, it has been reported.
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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In the midst of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad has reportedly reached out to his ex-wife Jen via text.
New reports suggest that famous exes Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are back in contact with each other once again, with Pitt reaching out to his former flame in the aftermath of his recent split from wife Angelina Jolie.
The pair were married for five years between 2000 and 2005 before splitting up. The breakdown of their marriage was played out in the public eye, with Pitt still married when he met his second (and now soon to be ex-) wife Jolie on the set of their 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith.
Brad 'n' Jen are apparently texting again!
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He plays Stanley A. McChrystal in this war parody.
Netflix has launched the first teaser trailer for a new Original Film starring Brad Pitt; a military satire entitled 'War Machine', which follows the exploits of real life US Army General Stanley A. McChrystal during the war in Afghanistan, and the embarrassing nature of his subsequent resignation.
Brad Pitt stars in 'War Machine'
The film is a tongue-in-cheek look at the controversial former leader of the US military, taking shots at his over-confident and over-honest demeanour and his ultimate fall from grace following exposure by a Rolling Stone journalist in 2010, who cited unflattering remarks about President Obama and Vice President Biden made by McChrystal.
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Jolie spoke to 'Good Morning America's George Stephanopolous on Tuesday about her career, and where things were regarding her split from Brad Pitt.
The 41 year old actor and director spoke to ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Tuesday (February 21st) about her upcoming professional projects, but host George Stephanopolous also enquired about the state of play regarding the ongoing divorce proceedings, and whether her family life was indeed ‘healthier’ post-split, as she had intimated a few days before.
“We are focusing on the health of our family, and so we will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family,” Jolie said.
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Angelina announced her shock split from Brad last September.
The actress is currently in Cambodia, promoting new film First They Killed My Father and said that despite their divorce her and Pitt will always be “family”.
Angelina Jolie has spoken for the first time about her shock split from husband Brad Pitt last September
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The star has been out of the limelight since the announcement of her divorce from actor, Brad Pitt
It’s been a tough few months for Angelina Jolie following the high-profile split of her and actor Brad Pitt and the star has largely stayed out of the spotlight since Septembrr. However, to promote her new film, First They Killed My Father, the actress made her first public appearance since the break-up in Cambodia - where the flick is set.
Angelina Jolie has made her first public appearance since the break-down of her marriage
The director and mother-of-six spearheaded the movie which focuses on the Cambodian war-time experiences of Loung Un as a young child grappling with the brutal Khmer Rogue dictatorship.
But Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother’ is now on the calendar.
Paramount have made some important changes to their 2017 movie releases calendar.
The studio has removed Brad Pitt’s World War Z sequel from the 2017 schedule, after originally slating it for a June 9 release. The reboot of horror classic Friday the 13th has also been wiped, after being set for an October 13 opening.
We’re going to have to wait a little longer to see Brad Pitt in World War Z 2
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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
Date of birth
18th December, 1963
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