Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt

Born

12/18/1963, Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA

Birth Name

William Bradley Pitt

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Brad was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri, USA. In high school, he was involved in sports, debating, student government, and school musicals. Brad attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was two…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2014, Brad won an Academy Award for Best Picture in his work on 12 Years a Slave.

    • In order to help alleviate the hardships of Katrina victims, Brad formed the "Make It Right" foundation to reconstruct the homes that were destroyed in 2005. To that end, he has secured the help of Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes to build houses that can withstand hurricane force winds and flooding.

    • In July 2008, Brad threatened to take legal action against any news outlet that published photographs of himself, Ange or their children while at their French residence, declaring it an evasion of privacy.

    • In May 2008, Brad and Angelina Jolie bought a chateau on the French Riviera worth $72 million. The Chateau Miraval contains 3 bedrooms, a forest, lake and a moat. Johnny Depp and Bono are close neighbors.

    • Brad and Angelina Jolie used their star power to help The Children's Health Fund. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed the children's homes. Brad and Angelina have made New Orleans their home and have been working to help the area recover.

    • On June 6th 2007, Brad left his hand and feet prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

    • During the filming of Se7en Brad broke his arm, which led to the injury being written into the script.

    • At first, Brad didn't want to appear in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, although it was he who gave the script for the movie to director, Doug Liman.

    • Brad has a Single Engine Land pilot license.

    • Brad was listed as a potential nominee for the 2005 Razzie Awards for his performance in Troy, but he did not receive a nomination.

    • Brad took Greek language lessons in secret to surprise his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, who is of Greek ancestry.

    • Brad has a brother, Doug, and a sister, Julie.

    • Brad is an ambassador for DATA, an advocacy group that champions debt reduction, fair trade and AIDS relief in Africa.

    • Brad's favorites
      cereal: Frosted Flake
      drink: Mountain Dew
      candy: Twizzlers
      food: Pizza
      author: Cormac McCarthy

    • His hobbies include interior designing, architecture and nature, collecting functional metal art pieces and furniture.

    • Brad's favorite TV show is All In The Family. His favorite movies include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Planet of the Apes and Saturday Night Fever.

    • Angelina & Brad's daughter has a cameo role playing Cate Blanchett's baby in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. When twin sisters hired to take turns playing Cate Blanchett's daughter wouldn't settle down, Brad grabbed Shiloh, who had been in the on-set day care centre, and put her in the costume.

    • Brad once used to work as a driver for strip group 'Women of the Pole'.

    • In September 2006, Brad and Ange were forced to hastily set up a charity when questions were asked about where $5.5 million they got for selling photos of Shiloh, despite their promise the cash would go to charity.

    • Legal matters
      - Brad sued Playgirl magazine in 1997 to stop the publication of nude photos of him.

      - A girl went to Brad's Hollywood-area home shortly after midnight Jan. 7, 1999 and crawled in through an open window, dressed herself in his clothes and stayed for 10 hours before the alarm went off. Athena Rolando, 19, was ordered Feb. 10 to not contact the actor and to stay 100 yards away from him for three years.

      - A paparazzo was arrested in June 2006 for investigation of trespassing while trying to photograph Angelina and Brad's adopted child, Maddox, at a day care centre the child was attending. The photographer was not charged, as prosecutors decided there was a lack of sufficient evidence.

      - In November 2006 Brad sought trespassing charges against the E! networks, after a producer and cameraman walked onto his property in the Hollywood Hills.

    • A prostitute, using only the name of Olivia, has released a tell-all book, claiming she was paid $660 to have sex with Brad many years ago.

    • Brad has appeared on the following lists:
      Empire magazine
      1995 - #23 in '100 Sexiest Stars in Film History'

      Forbes
      2007 - #5 "Top 100 Celebrities"
      2006 - #20 "Top 100 Celebrities"

      Entertainment Tonight
      2007 - #5 "Hot List"
      2006 - #2 "Hot List"

      Empire magazine
      2000 - "Sexiest Man Alive"
      1995 - "Sexiest Man Alive"

    • Brad has made reservations with Richard Branson to fly into space in 2010.

    • Brad tore his Achilles tendon during the production of Troy, where he ironically portrays the character of Achilles. The injury caused the production of Ocean's Twelve to be pushed back to April 2004.

    • Brad auditioned for the role of J.D. in the cult classic 1988 film Heathers. Although he showed promise, casting directors thought he was "too sweet" for the role, and cast Christian Slater instead.

    • Brad is mentioned by name in the hit Shania Twain song That Don't Impress Me Much.

    • Brad graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo, where he was a member of the golf, tennis and swim teams. He also belonged to the Key Club, a club which does community service, raises money for charity, etc. Afterwards, Brad studied acting from the late Roy London.

    • Brad was taught to ride a horse by Albertan John Scott, a rancher/stunt co-ordinator who also taught numerous other Hollywood stars the same skill.

    • Brad lost the starring role in The Matrix to Keanu Reeves.

    • Brad declined a role in Apollo 13 in order to star in Se7en.

    • Brad chipped his tooth filming Fight Club. He didn't have it capped untill after the film finished because it added authenticity.

    • Brad has co-designed a jewelry line with Damiani. His ex-wife Jennifer Aniston modelled for the ads. The contract was a settlement after he sued Damiani because they sold copies of the couple's wedding ring, designed by Brad and created by Damiani. Brad and Jennifer announced their separation in January of 2005.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are not the only actresses who fell in love with Brad while filming a movie with him. Jill Schoelen couldn't resist him during the filming of Cutting Cla*s (1989); he met ex-girlfriend Juliette Lewis on the set of Too Young To Die (1990); and Geena Davis, his co-star in Thelma & Louise (1991), also had a brief relationship with him.

    • Brad quit smoking while filming the blockbuster Troy.

    • Brad is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 metres).

    • Brad Pitt and his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston co-own Plan B Productions.

    • Brad's Movie Salaries
      Mr. & Mrs. Smith - $20,000,000
      Troy - $17,500,000
      Ocean's Eleven - $30,000,000
      Spy Game - $17,500,000
      The Mexican - $10,000,000
      Fight Club - $17,500,000
      Meet Joe Black - $17,500,000
      Seven Years in Tibet - $10,000,000
      The Devil's Own - $10,000,000
      Sleepers - $10,000,000
      Se7en - $4,000,000
      Kalifornia - $500,000
      Thelma & Louise - $6,000
      Cutting Cl*ss - $12,000.

    • Brad showed his parents the "Chemical Burn" scene to convince them not to watch Fight Club.

    • Brad has been banned from entering China because of his role in the controversial movie Seven Years in Tibet.

    • In December 1996, Brad announced his engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow who he met at the set of Se7en. The pair split in June 1997.

    • Brad married Jennifer Aniston on July 29, 2000. It was a $20 million ocean-view wedding. Jennifer filed for divorce on March 25, 2005. Their divorce was finalized on October 2, 2005.

  • Quotes

    • Brad: (revealing his film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button saved his & Angelina Jolie's relationship) Angelina and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand last year, is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love.

    • Brad: (after sporting a moustache for the film Inglourious Basterds) My goal is to bring moustaches back - I don't think they are respected enough. In my new film it's political, it's a political statement.

    • Brad: (about his children with Angelina Jolie) We're pretty much building our own soccer team. We're going to create our own country, go to the World Cup, and dominate!

    • Brad: (revealing in 2007 that he remains friends with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston) Jen and I still maintain a deep friendship and have a lot of life together that isn't erased in any way. I don't know how better to have handled it. My view was, this is no one's business in the end - at least in matters of the heart. So you need to protect all involved as much as possible. I don't know if that cooled things off or exacerbated them, but it was a thing I felt justly about at the time. Again, the thing guiding me then was you don't know how many days you have and you need life to be everything you want it to be.

    • Brad: (on ageing) I liked turning 40. Maybe I had a crisis earlier or something. Maybe I had it in my 30s. One thing that sucks though is that your face kind of goes, and your body's not quite working the same. But you earned it. You earned that, things falling apart!

    • Brad: (after reports of racism against their security team in India) As individuals we respect all religions and human beings. We are committed to tolerance and human value… it is unthinkable that anyone would have uttered the things that are being attributed to them. If any misunderstanding has been caused, we apologize for it.

    • Brad: (on adopted children, Maddox and Zahara) They're as much of my blood as any natural-born, and I'm theirs. That's all I can say about it. So, to anyone considering adoption, that's my vote.

    • Brad: I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what's more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.

    • Brad: You shouldn't speak until you know what you're talking about. That's why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? They hand me a script. I'm a grown man who puts on makeup.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Overrated!

    8.0
    Full of himself. Not a bad actor. Like that he gives his money and time.
  • Laidback and genuinely humble

    9.5
    I've seen him in a ton of interviews, and this guy is always a great actor to sit and have a talk with. He come off charismatic, optimistic, friendly, happy-go-lucky, and just a gem in role-playing. Of course, his movie presence is great... he is versatile as poor, rich, romance, action, and a historical actor.... can't wait to see what else he has in store for us.
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