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.
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.
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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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However, Jolie's lawyer is alleged to have said that Pitt wanted the court papers sealed because he's "terrified that the public will learn the truth".
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 and Brad Pitt split in September 2016
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Pitt had requested that all court documents pertaining to his divorce from Angelina Jolie and the custody battle over their children be sealed.
A request made by Brad Pitt to seal all court documents related to his divorce from Angelina Jolie and the upcoming custody battle over their children has been rejected by a judge, it has been reported.
In a hearing held on Wednesday (December 7th) organised at short notice by Pitt in court papers he had filed the day before, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr. denied the blanket request to maintain privacy regarding all documents, a court spokesperson said.
However, the judge did not rule out sealing specific individual documents in the case, particularly those pertaining to the ex-couple’s six children, who are all minors.
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Pitt wants to keep the details of his upcoming divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie out of the public eye, according to new reports.
An unnamed source connected to the case told TMZ on Tuesday (December 6th) that Pitt had filed papers in family court in Los Angeles the same day, requesting an emergency hearing with the aim of sealing all documents pertaining to the divorce and the custody dispute over their children.
Reportedly, the 52 year old actor is doing so in what he believes is in the best interest of his six children, and is unhappy with how Jolie has handled the divorce with the media. The hearing was scheduled for the following day, meaning that a news update on this situation may be imminent.
Pitt and Hudson had been romantically linked by more than one report earlier this week.
An article published by Australian magazine Woman’s Day on Monday (November 28th) claimed that: “Kate is Brad's mystery woman. They've been extremely close over the past few weeks, following several secret meet-ups.”
52 year old Pitt, of course, has been recovering from the shock of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, his partner of more than a decade and wife of two years, which was announced suddenly a little over two months ago.
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Brad confesses his love of the World War II film genre.
In the romantic thriller Allied, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard play spies who fall in love with each other then face a crisis of trust. The setting is a familiar one for Pitt ("Yeah, I do seem to end up in a few World War II films as of late!"), who first heard about the project several years ago while he was making World War Z in England.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in 'Allied'
"I had a meeting with screenwriter Steven Knight, and he began to tell me the story before he had written it," Pitt says. "I got really intrigued by this idea of a couple and trust - trusting your instinct, trusting each other, trusting the mission. And it was based on members of his family. Many years later, here we are, and it's nice to see this thing come full circle."
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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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