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.
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
Continue reading: Paramount Pushes Back 'World War Z 2' And Pulls 'Friday The 13th' Reboot
Investigative journalist Ian Halperin, who wrote a 2009 book about the couple, has made a film titled 'Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina'.
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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One magazine outlet claimed Kate and Brad had moved in together.
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 Hudson’s brother Oliver has responded to those Brad Pitt rumours
The actor says he hopes the couple can work things out when it comes to an agreement over their 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 Voight has spoken about his daughter Angelina Jolie’s divorce
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He's putting on a brave face in the wake of his divorce.
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.
Brad Pitt at 'Allied' fan event
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.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Steps Out For Public Charity Show With Sting And Others
The former Hollywood power couple split in September
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.
Angelina 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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The former couple say they will now be handling their divorce privately.
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.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first joint statement
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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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