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's oophorectomy earlier this year inadvertently caused the early onset of menopause, but she insists that she's embraced the change.
Earlier this month, Angelina Jolie made the emotional revelation that undergoing surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes earlier this year had triggered the early onset of menopause. However, in a new interview she says that she’s coping well with the change in her life.
Speaking to Australian outlet The Daily Telegraph in an interview published on Sunday (November 22nd), the 40 year old actress said “I actually love being in menopause… I haven't had a terrible reaction to it, so I'm very fortunate. I feel older, and I feel settled being older.”
Angelina Jolie at the premiere of 'By The Sea'
‘By the Sea’ failed to find an audience at selected theatres this weekend, despite reuniting Brad and Angelina for the first time in 10 years.
By The Sea, the big screen reunion of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie failed to make an impact at the box office this weekend, during its limited release debut. The romantic drama sees the pair play a married couple trying to work through their issues before their relationship crumbles.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt play a married couple in By The Sea.
The drama opened in 10 theatres, taking just $95,000 in total, giving the movie a disappointing $9,544 per-screen average. According to The Wrap, this is about half of what a distributor would like to see from a film in so few locations.
Angelina Jolie has revealed that filming sex scenes with her husband Brad Pitt in her latest film By The Sea was "absurd". The actress, who also directs the 1970s set movie about a married couple trying to work through their troubles, explained during those particular scenes, the off-screen couple made "as many jokes as possible".
Angelina Jolie directed her husband Brad Pitt in their latest movie, By The Sea
The mum-of-six told Entertainment Weekly how bizarre it was for the two of them.
Jolie wrote, directed and produced the film and stars alongside husband Brad Pitt.
A decade after they first shared the screen together in Mr and Mrs Smith, Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are back working alongside each other in new movie By The Sea. But unlike comedy Mr and Mrs Smith, By The Sea is a deeply emotional drama about a strained married couple, which Jolie has described as “very personal.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the By the Sea premiere.
Speaking to E! News, Jolie said: "It's an unusual film. We tried to be very open and we hope we're allowed to do this kind of a film and people receive it and understand it.” The film sees the real life husband and wife as a couple who travel to a remote hotel in the South of France to try and save their crumbling marriage.
Angelina Jolie Pitt , Brad Pitt - World premiere gala screening of 'By the Sea' at TCL Chinese Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 5th November 2015
The actress was called a "spoiled brat" in the emails that were made public
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she was "not bothered" by the insults she received during an email exchange between producer Scott Rudin and then Sony studio head Amy Pacal that was made public. The actress-turned-director has spoken about the incident for the first time while on the promotional trail for her latest film By The Sea.
Angelina Jolie has spoken out about leaked Sony emails in which she was mentioned
Talking to the New York Times, the mother-of-five said she "didn’t read any of the emails" but had been told about their contents - which included calling her a "spoiled brat" - and wasn’t bothered by them.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt , Brad Pitt - AFI FEST 2015 Presented By Audi Opening Night Gala Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "By The Sea" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 6th November 2015
Pitt and Jolie star in the new movie 'By The Sea' together, but in their joint promotional interview they opened up about Jolie's continuing fight against cancer.
In a very rare joint interview, Hollywood A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spoke together about their marriage, Jolie’s health following her cancer scare, and the new movie in which they star together, By The Sea.
The pair, who have been married since 2014 but together for nearly ten years, spoke to Tom Brokaw on the ‘Today Show’ on Monday (November 2nd). For the second time in their career (after 2005’s Mr & Mrs. Smith) they play an on-screen married couple with more than a hint of dysfunction in their lives, but it was Jolie’s revelations about her health battles that proved the most engaging part of the interview.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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He has opened up about being directed by his other half in their new film, By the Sea
The old adage says that you should never work with children or animals and for some that extends to spouses as well. But for perfect couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt working together is just another thing they’re perfect at apparently.
The perfect couple both at work and at home
Speaking to V magazine, Mr Pitt opened up about taking direction from his significant other in their new film By the Sea.
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt talk about the unusual situation of playing a married couple while actually being married in real life on the set of their newest movie 'By The Sea'. The drama is the latest directorial venture from Jolie herself, and tells the story of the turbulent relationship between a couple during their French vacation.
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When Dr. Michael Burry discovered that the housing market in the US relied upon a series of bad loans in 2005, he knew there was profit to be had. He even went as far as moving on from his multi-million dollar Scion Capital LLC hedge fund in a bid to short the market and take advantage of the vulnerable housing deals. But he wasn't the only one with plans to accrue wealth off the back of financial disaster; Steve Eisman was a hedge fund manager who had a lot to say against the greedy banks, as did Cornwall Capital partner Ben Hockett and Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippmann. These are financial outsiders that are about to show the banks a serious lesson when they use their economic skills to bring them down with a brave move in the credit default swap market.
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The couple, who are starring in the forthcoming movie 'By The Sea' together, have looked at properties in Westminster and Marylebone in the recent past.
Hollywood A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly house-hunting for a new residence in central London. The reason for the potential move is rumoured to down to Jolie’s desire, as a humanitarian and activist, to become involved in European politics in the future.
“They're house-hunting in London because Jolie wants to slowly immerse herself in E.U. politics,” a source told Us Weekly was the reason that the Jolie-Pitts were looking to move to the English capital, and are thought to have started their search as early as last year.
Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt are believed to be house-hunting in central London
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Date of birth
18th December, 1963