Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee , Oklahoma, United States.
William Bradley “Brad” Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations, including two Academy Awards (as a producer and as an actor).
Pitt first gained recognition acting in the road movie Thelma & Louise (1991). Pitt starred in the cult films Seven (1995) and Fight Club (1999). One of his biggest commercial successes was Troy (2004).
“I’ve always been at war with myself, for better or for worse”
Brad Pitt Biography
Son of Jane Etta Hillhouse and William Alvin Pitt, manager of a transport company.
The family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived with his younger siblings Doug (born 1966) and Julie Neal (born 1969). He was raised in a very religious family, although he declares himself between agnosticism and atheism.
He attended Kickapoo High School, where he was on the golf, swimming, and tennis teams. She participated in school debates and in musicals. She subsequently enrolled at the University of Missouri in 1982, majoring in graphic design and journalism .
He studied journalism at Columbia University, Missouri, but dropped out and moved to California with the intention of being an actor. Before starting his career, he worked all kinds of odd jobs, like limousine driver or valet. He also played small roles in television series such as Growing Trouble , Dallas , Young Cops and Thirtysomething .
As his graduation approached, two weeks before he got his degree, he dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles with $325 in his pocket, where he took acting classes and worked driving limousines and dressing like a giant chicken, for the crazy chicken restaurant It took him seven months to get an agent.
Brad Pitt Career
His first film appearance was as an extra in Marek Kaniewska’s The American Dream Hit (1987), and his first leading role was one of the most curious adventures of his career: The Dark Side of the Sun was shot in the former Yugoslavia .
During the summer of 1988, but a worsening of the war meant that the footage was lost. After a six-year search, his producer, Angelo Arandjelovic, found the missing footage and released the film when Pitt was already an international star, more than recouping his investment.
After a series of small minor roles, his big break came with Thelma and Louise (1991), by Ridley Scott, one of the most famous and controversial films of the 1990s.
Pitt played a supporting but important role in it: that of JD, a petty thief who is picked up by the leads, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon , while hitchhiking and whose appearances barely add up to thirty minutes in total.
However, although brief, his appearance in Thelma and Louise changed his life completely and made him the fashionable actor of the early nineties: in just a few months he went from being an unknown to being considered one of the most attractive men. of the world.
In his next film, The River of Life (1992), he was directed by another male sex symbol, Robert Redford , who landed one of the best performances of his career from him.
As his price rose and the quality of his roles increased, he continued to appear in small productions such as Johnny Suede (1992), directed by Tom DiCillo, in which he played a rocker with an unlikely hairstyle obsessed with the memory of Elvis Presley . and with succeeding in the world of music. In A Blonde Between Two Worlds (1992), directed by animation specialist Ralph Bakshi, he shared the bill with Kim Basinger and Gabriel Byrne.
To avoid being typecast, he also played darker roles, such as the psychopath in Dominic Sena’s Early Grayce of Kalifornia (1993). In Legends of the Fall (1994), by Edward Zwick , he repeated to a certain extent the scheme of The River of Life .
In it he plays Tristan Ludlow, an indomitable young man who enlists in the army to fight in World War I fleeing from a disgruntled love for his brother’s fiancée, Julia Ormond , and following the example of his father, a former colonel of retired cavalryman in Montana played by Anthony Hopkins.
His next film was Interview with the Vampire (1994), by the Irishman Neil Jordan, a careful adaptation of the mythical novel written by Anne Rice in 1977. Pitt was the guiding thread of the narrative by playing Louis, the vampire interviewed by Christian Slater in New Orleans.
The film features a baroque staging by Dante Ferretti and a star-studded cast including Antonio Banderas and Tom Cruise as the vampire Lestat, the key character in Anne Rice’s series of novels.
His first Academy Award nomination came for the strange and magnificent Twelve Monkeys (1995), by former Monty Python comedian Terry Gilliam.
Based on the experimental film La Jetée , by French documentary filmmaker Chris Marker and written by David and Janet Peoples, it chronicles Bruce Willis ‘s time travels to save humanity from the attack of the “Twelve Monkeys”, a terrorist group- ecologist.
Brad Pitt played the schizophrenic son of a genetic engineering tycoon whom Willis meets in a mental hospital. Pitt earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1996 he participated in Barry Levinson’s Sleepers (1996), where he had the opportunity to work alongside great actors such as Robert De Niro , Dustin Hoffman or the Italian Vittorio Gassman.
Based on the autobiographical book by Lorenzo Carcaterra, Sleepers tells the true story of the abuse suffered by four friends in the reformatory and the subsequent revenge against the head guard, a magnificent Kevin Bacon.
Brad Pitt played Michael Sullivan, an assistant prosecutor who has to accuse two of his friends of murder. Despite the spectacular cast of him, the film did not meet expectations and is not among Pitt’s best works, nor is the last film by director Alan J. Pakula,The Devil’s Shadow (1997), which co-starred with Harrison Ford .
This was one of the works with which Pitt was less satisfied and from which he was about to withdraw when the script was changed during filming, but a possible lawsuit of almost sixty million dollars would lead him to finish it reluctantly.
With a firm step, however, Pitt continues his film career. In Seven Years in Tibet (1996), by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, he played another role based on a real character: the Austrian mountaineer and adventurer (and Nazi sympathizer ) Heinrrich Harrer, the first Westerner to climb to the holy city of Tibet.
Lhasa in Tibet and lived with the Dalai Lama . The film openly used Pitt’s name as a publicity stunt and joined the Buddhism craze that invaded Hollywood in the late 1990s; the Chinese government declared the actor persona non grata and prohibited him from entering its territory.
Established as one of the highest-grossing stars of his generation and as a sex symbol, he received an astronomical figure of seventeen million dollars for his next film: Do you know Joe Black? (1997).
Directed by Martin Brest and based on Mitchell Leisen ‘s Death on Vacation (1934), Pitt played the Joe Black of the title, the personification of death who has to take a millionaire, Anthony Hopkins, but who upon reaching death mansion falls in love with his daughter.
A career as consolidated as his naturally makes Brad Pitt’s filmography grow steadily year after year. His latest films include :
-Fight Club (1999),
-Pigs and Diamonds (2000),
-The Mexican (2001),
-Spy Game (2001),
-Ocean’s Eleven (2001),
-Remembering Jack (2001),
-Full Frontal (2002),
-Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002),
Brad Pitt Oscars And Awards
He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Thelma and Louise and a Golden Globe for 12 Monkeys . He is banned from entering China after starring in Seven Years in Tibet .
In 2001, filmmaker Tony Scott joined Robert Redford and Brad Pitt on the big screen in Spy Game , a spy film that reviews most international conflicts, from Vietnam to the Cold War.
In May 2004, one of the events at the Cannes Film Festival was the premiere, out of competition, of the film Troy ( Troy ) in which he played Achilles ., by Wolfgang Petersen , a blockbuster, a high-budget epic film.
He injured his Achilles tendon while playing the character. He was limping for months. In the same year, the sequel to Ocean’s Eleven brought together Brad Pitt, George Clooney , Matt Damon , Andy Garcia , Julia Roberts , and Catherine Zeta Jones , who had a wonderful time shooting Ocean’s 12 in Europe.
In 2005, he starred in Mr. and Mrs. Smith , opposite Angelina Jolie . In his next feature film, Pitt worked alongside Cate Blanchett being directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu in the drama Babel (2006).
The film received seven Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, winning the Golden Globe; Pitt received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes.
2011 — Best Actor – Drama
2008 — Best Actor – Drama — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2006 — Best Supporting Actor — Babel
1995 — Best Actor in Cast — Twelve Monkeys — Winner
1994 — Best Actor – Drama — Legends of the Fall
2011 Nominee — Best Actor — Moneyball
2009 — Best Actor — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009 — Best Supporting Actor — Burn After Reading —Screen Actors Guild
2011 — Best Actor — Moneyball
2009 — Best Ensemble — Inglourious Basterds — Winner
2008 — Best Ensemble — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2008 — Best Actor — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2006 — Best Ensemble — Babel
2007 — Volpi Cup for Best Actor — The Murder of Jesse James
Brad Pitt Couples and Children
After a relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow , he married actress Jennifer Aniston in 2000 and they were together until January 2005, when they ended their more than four years of marriage.
Actress Angelina Jolie , 30, gave birth to a girl on May 27, 2006 in Namibia , the result of her relationship with actor Brad Pitt, 42. The couple decided to name Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, which in Hebrew it means peace or tranquility.
They are parents in addition to five other children: Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Knox and Vivienne.After nine years of relationship and six children together, Brad Pitt (50) and Angelina Jolie (39) were married on August 23, 2014 at their property, the Chateau Miraval, France, in an intimate ceremony in the chateau chapel before a group of family and friends.
The couple’s six children were present and it was the eldest – Maddox and Pax – who led their mother down the aisle. Zahara and Vivienne released flower petals while Shiloh and Knox carried the rings.
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after twelve years of relationship citing irreconcilable differences. The official separation occurred on September 15, 2016.
Brad Pitt Net Worth
Brad Pitt is a 300 million dollar movie actor and producer who has won several awards. Brad is one of the best-known and highest-paid entertainers in the world, with major movie releases typically bringing in a minimum of $20 million.
Brad was paid just $6,000 for his supporting role in Thelma & Louise in 1991. He earned $500,000 for Kalifornia just two years later.
After inflation, that’s just around $1 million. He earned $4 million for Se7 in two years after Kalifornia. She made her first payments of $10 million for Sleepers the following year. For Seven Years in Tibet, she received an additional $10 million.
His basic movie earnings had risen to $17.5 million by the end of the 1990s, thanks to his roles in Meet Joe Black, Fight Club, Spy Game and Troy. Mr. and Mrs. Smith paid him $20 million, and he received $20 million for most of the major parts in which he is not the producer.
To appear in Tarantino’s films Inglorious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he cut his compensation in half to $10 million.
When Brad co-starred in Ocean’s Eleven in 2001, he agreed to a reduced base fee of $10 million in exchange for a share of the profits. After all was said and done, he made $30 million from the image.
Pitt has made a fortune as a film producer. Perhaps more than he has done as an actor.