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 Speaks On 'Difficult' Brad Pitt Divorce


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Angelina Jolie has spoken for the first time about the end of her decade long relationship with Brad Pitt.

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”.

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Angelina Jolie Appears In Public To Talk About New Film, First They Killed My Father


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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 JolieAngelina 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.

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Paramount Pushes Back 'World War Z 2' And Pulls 'Friday The 13th' Reboot


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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.

Brad PittWe’re going to have to wait a little longer to see Brad Pitt in World War Z 2

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Explosive Film About Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Divorce In The Works


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The sudden and tumultuous end of Brangelina was one of the biggest celebrity stories of 2016; now, the dissolution of Angelina Jolie’s marriage to Brad Pitt is to be the subject of a potentially explosive documentary by filmmaker Ian Halperin.

The 52 year old investigative journalist and best-selling author Halperin announced details of a new film he’s produced that promises to tell the inside story of Brad and Angelina’s decade-long relationship and eventual divorce proceedings.

According to initial reports, the documentary will uncover a lot of dirty laundry. “This is the definitive film about Brangelina and a lot of secrets are going to come out,” a source close to the project told The Sun on Thursday (January 26th).

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Kate Hudson's Brother Posts Hilarious Response To Rumours His Sister Is Dating Brad Pitt


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Kate Hudson’s brother Oliver Hudson has posted a hilarious response to rumours his sister is dating Brad Pitt.

Sharing a photo of a Star magazine cover which claimed Kate and Brad have moved in together, and quoted his mother Goldie Hawn as saying, “He makes my daughter so happy!” Oliver joked that things weren’t going very well between him and Brad.

Kate HudsonKate Hudson’s brother Oliver has responded to those Brad Pitt rumours

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Jon Voight Says He's Rooting For Daughter Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt


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Jon Voight has spoken about his daughter Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt, saying he’s rooting for the former couple and their six children.

Voight and Jolie have gone through well-documented periods of estrangement in recent years, but they have since repaired their father-daughter relationship.

Jon VoightJon Voight has spoken about his daughter Angelina Jolie’s divorce

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Brad Pitt Steps Out For Public Charity Show With Sting And Others


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Despite harsh ongoing events in his personal life, Brad Pitt seemed cheerful over the weekend when he made an appearance at a charity concert in California, raising money for the skin disease EB. The likes of Sting and Chris Cornell were also present.

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In a rare public appearance post-divorce proceedings, the actor hit the stage at the Rock4EB! gig in Malibu on Saturday (January 14th 2017). The event was sponsored by jewellery company Alex and Ani, while 'Baskets' creator Zach Galifianakis played host. 

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Decide To Keep Their Divorce Private


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Former superstar couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shocked the celebrity world when they announced their split in September after over ten years and six children together. Since their separation, the former lovers have been particularly antagonistic towards each other.

Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie and her estranged husband Brad Pitt and decided to keep their difficult divorce private

However, the pair have now confirmed they will keep the details of their divorce confidential by using a private judge.

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Release First Joint Statement On Divorce


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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first joint statement since filling for divorce last September.

The high profile split has so far played out in public with allegations coming from both sides, but the couple have now committed to handling the rest of their divorce proceedings in private.

Angelina Jolie and Brad PittBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first joint statement

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Angelina Jolie Agrees To Seal Custody Documents With Brad Pitt


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Angelina Jolie has agreed to seal the court documents in her upcoming custody case with her estranged husband Brad Pitt, whom she is in the process of divorcing.

The decision comes almost a month after 53 year old Pitt requested an emergency court hearing to keep the legal battle regarding the ex-couple’s six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight year old twins Vivienne and Knox – private and shielded from the public eye after Jolie’s lawyer filed details of their temporary, voluntary custody arrangement.

Angelina Jolie Brad PittAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in September 2016

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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 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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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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Media setting up cameras at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's house in Los Feliz, California, United States - Tuesday 20th 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

Smart and snappy, this comedy is one of the scariest films of the year, using...

By the Sea Movie Review

By the Sea Movie Review

For their first on-screen partnership since Mr & Mrs Smith a decade ago, Brad Pitt...

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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