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.
15 year old Maddox, the eldest Jolie-Pitt child, refused to attend the supervised reunion with Brad last Saturday, according to reports.
Brad Pitt’s patient wait to be reunited with his children in the wake of his divorce from Angelina Jolie didn’t go quite as well as he would have liked, with his eldest son Maddox reportedly refusing to attend, according to new reports.
A number of sources close to both the 52 year old actor and 41 year old Jolie told Us Weekly that, despite following the parenting agreement that he and Jolie had agreed upon regarding the first time the kids would see him, and waiting while they underwent therapy, the eventual reunion last Saturday (October 8th) didn’t go according to plan, with Maddox not showing up.
Brad Pitt's reunion with his kids didn't go as well as he would have hoped
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie's Son Maddox Refuses To Go To Reunion With Brad Pitt
Under supervision, Pitt was allowed to see some of his six kids last weekend, for the first time since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce.
For the first time since the celebrity divorce that rocked the world last month, Brad Pitt has finally been able to see some of his children last weekend.
A number of sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Pitt was at last reunited with some of his six children on Saturday (October 8th). A monitor was present during that time, and both he and Angelina Jolie had agreed to the conditions prior to the visit.
There had been previous reports last week that Pitt had already had some contact with his children, but the new reports indicate that these were not true.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Allowed To See Some Of His Kids Last Weekend
Law enforcement sources suggest that the substance of the allegations of child abuse aimed at Pitt do not warrant an investigation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation in America has reportedly decided to not investigate the child abuse accusations levelled against Brad Pitt – and said that the investigation was never opened in the first place because there was no case to answer.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that “the matter should never have even been referred to the agency”, regarding the accusations that Pitt had verbally and physically abused his son on board a private jet last month.
The 52 year old Hollywood A-lister, who is in the process of divorcing Angelina Jolie after she filed court papers just over a fortnight ago, was accused of “screaming” and “ranting” at the couple’s six children during a flight from France to the US earlier this year.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Will Reportedly Not Be Prosecuted By The FBI
Spears exclaimed "he's single now!" when asked a question about her first ever celebrity crush in a new interview.
At least one person is happy that Brad Pitt has recently become single again, with Britney Spears admitting that she still has a crush on the actor during a casual interview on Australian television this week.
The 34 year old pop queen, on the comeback trail with her first album in three years, was speaking on Australia’s ‘Today Show’ on Thursday morning (October 6th) and was asked about her first celebrity crush.
“My first celebrity crush was Brad Pitt,” she replied with a big smile. “He’s single now!”
Continue reading: Is Britney Spears Still Crushing On Newly Single Brad Pitt?
Jolie and her six children are reported to have entered therapy in the aftermath of the divorce from Brad Pitt.
The 41 year old actress is said to have gone to therapy along with her six children after she filed for divorce from Pitt two weeks ago, claims a new article in People magazine. “It’s been a traumatic situation,” a source close to the situation told the news outlet.
Jolie has taken the steps in order to “stay strong for her kids”, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, while their lives have been in upheaval over the last fortnight.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie And Children Enter Therapy Amid Divorce Upheaval
Melissa Etheridge has sided strongly with Brad Pitt over his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt’s long-time friend Melissa Etheridge slams the recent claims of child abuse made against him as “completely unfounded”, and rounded on Angelina Jolie for causing their marriage to break apart.
The 55 year old country singer was speaking on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show on Monday (October 3rd), and was asked about the claims currently being thrown around in Brad and Angelina’s bitter divorce and the custody battle over their six children. An old friend of Pitt’s, having sung at his wedding to Jennifer Aniston several years ago, Etheridge didn’t mince her words.
Melissa Etheridge responded bluntly when asked about the Brangelina divorce
Judy Smith has worked with Monica Lewinsky and Paula Deen.
Smith is said to be helping Jolie in her high-profile split from husband Brad Pitt, which continues to dominate headlines.
Has Angelina Jolie hired a 'crisis manager'?
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Hollywood's biggest divorce continues to get the rumour mill talking
As the world scrambles for more information on the most shocking Hollywood split of the year, it has been revealed that cracks in their relationship were appearing for some time before the final divorce knell.
The Hollywood super couple have called time on their relationship after 12 years
US Weekly claims that Brad, 52, and Angelina, 41, were living in different wings of their huge 80,000sqft Hollywood Hills estate in the lead up to the separation.
Aniston's name has been trending on social media consistently in the week following the 'Brangelina' divorce bombshell.
Courteney Cox has stepped in to defend her former ‘Friends’ colleague Jennifer Aniston from the media spotlight and speculation that’s surrounded her ever since the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce came to light, saying “it’s not about her”.
The ‘Brangelina’ split has been the dominant news story for the past week and, one day after the divorce story came out, social media was flooded with gifs and memes of 47 year old Aniston cheerleading and celebrating Ang and her ex-husband Brad’s misery. #JenniferAniston even briefly became the second most popular topic on Twitter, behind #Brangelina itself.
Jennifer Aniston, now married to Justin Theroux, has been unceremoniously dragged into the 'Brangelina' divorce
The documentary's narrator doesn't want to be a distraction from the movie.
Brad Pitt has declined to attend the upcoming premiere of his latest movie 'Voyage of Time' today (September 28th 2016), insisting in a statement that he's currently too tied up with his 'family situation' and wants to avoid distracting attention away from the documentary.
Brad Pitt won't attend 'Voyage of Time' screening
The 'By the Sea' star, who narrates this new short space film by Terrence Malick ('The Thin Red Line', 'Badlands'), released a statement yesterday to reveal that he wasn't planning on turning up to the red carpet event for fear of causing a stir in terms of his headline-grabbing divorce case.
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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