Brad Pitt Biography

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Year Age Events
1963 0 Full Name : William Bradley Pitt
Birthday : 18th December
Birthplace : Shawnee, Oklahoma
Mother : Jane Etta, a high school counselor
Father : William Alvin Pitt, a truck company owner
1964-1986 1-23 Soon after his birth, Brad Pitt’s family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he was raised as a Baptist. In his Kickapoo High School, he was in active in various extra-circular activities like sports, debating, student government, and acting. He then attended the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
1987 24 In 1987, Brad Pitt moved to Beverly Hills, California. He studied under coach Roy London for six years. He first appeared on TV in the sitcom, Head Of The Class. He also dated the show’s star, Robin Givens. He also guest starred in two episodes of Growing Pains. Pitt played Chris in the long-running soap Another World. While auditioning for the show Our House, he was asked to read for another part, and found himself playing Shalane McCall’s boyfriend Charles on the daytime soap Dallas. He also had a number of roles in prime-time series, such as thirtysomething, 21 Jump Street, and Freddy’s Nightmares. Pitt appeared uncredited in both Less Than Zero and Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land before appearing in Cutting Class, about a maniac stalking cheerleaders. He began dating co-star Jill Schoelen.
1988-1989 25-26 Pitt actual first film lead role was in Dark Side Of The Sun, where he starred as Rick, a young guy suffering from a skin disease. Much of the film was lost due to the war in Yugoslavia, where the film was shot. But, nine years later, the film was released in 1997.
1990 27 Pitt won a part in the TV movie Too Young to Die?, about an abused teenager given the death penalty for murder. Pitt played the part of a drug addict, Silly Canton, who took advantage of runaway Juliette Lewis, whom he dated in real life for three years.
1991 28 In Across the Tracks, Pitt was Joe Maloney, a high school runner with a difficult criminal brother played by Ricky Schroder. Pitt attracted broader public attention from a supporting role in Thelma & Louise where he played a small time criminal drifter in a love scene with Geena Davis. Pitt also starred in the low budget film, Johnny Suede as an awkward dreamer who aspired to be a big-haired rock star alongside Catherine Keener and Nick Cave, directed by Tom DiCillo.
1992 29 After appearing in Cool World, Pitt starred in Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It, for which Pitt learned fly fishing by casting off of Hollywood buildings.
1993 30 In the road movie,Kalifornia he played a scruffy serial killer alongside his then girlfriend Juliette Lewis and X-Files actor David Duchovny.
1994 31 Pitt played vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in the movie adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel Interview With The Vampire. Pitt played the eighteenth century vampire which required several hours work in make-up on set to achieve the white skin of the character and he had to wear a pair of luminous green eyes, vampire fangs and a shoulder-length hairpiece to complete the appearance. Pitt worked with the eleven-year-old Kirsten Dunst, as well as Tom Cruise, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas. Brad Pitt also starred in Legends of the Fall.
1995 32 In Se7en Pitt starred as the police detective David Mills alongside Morgan Freeman in the hunt for a serial killer played by Kevin Spacey. Pitt was then nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Jeffrey Goines in the film Twelve Monkeys in which he acted alongside Bruce Willis.In 1995, Pitt was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 25 sexiest stars in film history. Pitt has also twice been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
1996 33 Brad Pitt appeared in Sleepers as Michael Sullivan or Mikey.
1997 34 Pitt played the IRA terrorist Rory Devany in The Devil’s Own alongside Harrison Ford, the first of several films where he has acted using an Irish accent. That same year he played the main role of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer in the Jean Jacques Annaud film Seven Years in Tibet. Pitt trained for months for the role which demanded a great deal of trekking and mountain climbing, working out with co-star English actor David Thewlis by rock climbing in California and the Alps. Due to the themes of Tibetan nationalism in the film, the Chinese government banned Pitt and Thewlis from China for life
1998 35 Pitt starred as the main character in the film Meet Joe Black. Pitt starred as a personification of Death inhabiting the body of a young man in order to learn what it is like to be human while informing a billionaire tycoon that his life on Earth is nearly over. The film gave Pitt another chance to work alongside Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins whom he had previously worked with in Legends of the Fall.In 1998, Pitt first met Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.
1999 36 Pitt starred in Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Working with his previous director whom he had worked with on Se7en Pitt portrayed the character of Tyler Durden, a highly colorful and complex character.
2000 37 Pitt played the role of Mickey, a gypsy Irish boxer in the gangster movie Snatch alongside Vinnie Jones and Benicio del Toro. The film was a wild caper involving a diamond heist, Russian and American mafia and the shady underground world , that saw Pitt brought in as a ringer by two failing promoters. Perhaps inspired by his co-star Benicio del Toro’s recent performance in The Usual Suspects, Pitt created a just-barely-intelligible accent suggesting the Irish Gypsies, referred to as Pikeys in the movie. Pitt continued to train for the role, and honed his boxing skills at Ricky English’s gym in Watford.Brad Pitt married Jennifer Aniston at an enclosed wedding ceremony in Malibu on July 29, 2000.
2001 38 Pitt starred in the Spy Game, a Cold War thriller alongwith Robert Redford playing the role of his mentor. Pitt worked with long-term friend and actress Julia Roberts in the comical road movie The Mexican. At the end of the year, Pitt finished filming Ocean’s Eleven with George Clooney and Matt Damon, a remake of the 1960s version which starred Frank Sinatra.
2002 39 Pitt starred in Full Frontal and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
2003 40 Brad Pitt voiced the lead Arabian Sailor Sinbad in the animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas with Catherine Zeta-Jones giving voice for Marina. Pitt made a cameo appearance in Abby Singer as himself.
2004 41 Pitt played the legendary hero Achilles in the epic Troy, based on the Homer’s Iliad. Ironically, during the production of Troy, Pitt tore his Achilles tendon, delaying production for several weeks. In Ocean’s Twelve, Pitt was cast as Rusty Ryan.
2005 42 In the blockbuster action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie played husband and wife assassins.Though Brad Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston was, for years, considered the rare Hollywood success, rumors of trouble began circulating, and the Pitts announced their separation on January 7, 2005. As Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston drew to a close, he and Angelina Jolie were involved in a well-publicized Hollywood scandal in which Jolie was often painted as the “other woman,” largely due to their chemistry during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. While Jolie and Pitt both denied any claims of adultery, speculations continued to mount throughout 2004 and early 2005.

Aniston filed for a divorce on March 25 the same year. The divorce was finalized on October 2, 2005.

Speculation of a relationship between the two began to be confirmed with the first private paparazzi photos of Jolie and Pitt emerged April 9, 2005 (and were reportedly bought for $500,000). They showed Pitt, Jolie and her son Maddox at a beach in Kenya. During the summer, the pair were seen together with increasing frequency, and the entertainment media dubbed the couple “Brangelina“.

In July 2005 he accompanied Jolie to Ethiopia, where Jolie adopted a six-month-old girl named Zahara; later Jolie indicated that she and Pitt made the decision to adopt the girl together. In December 2005 it was confirmed that Pitt was seeking to legally adopt Jolie’s two children as his, classified advertisements in the Los Angeles paper Daily Commerce announcing the name change request. On January 19, 2006, a judge in California approved this request. The children’s legal surnames were formally changed to “Jolie-Pitt”.

2006 43 Pitt starred in the critically acclaimed film, Babel alongwith Cate Blanchett. The movie garnered a total of seven Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, one of which was a Golden Globe nomination for Pitt as Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. The movie has since become Pitt’s highest grossing drama. That same year, he also produced the eventual Best Picture winner, The Departed.During a charity trip to Haiti with Wyclef Jean, rumors began to circulate that Jolie was pregnant. On January 11, 2006 Jolie confirmed to People magazine that she was pregnant with Pitt’s child. On May 27, 2006, Jolie gave birth to a daughter, named Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in Swakopmund, Namibia by the couple’s Los Angeles obstetrician, assisted by local staff. Pitt confirmed that their newborn daughter would have a Namibian passport.

Public interest in the child was immense. In an August 2006 survey, 41 percent of participating 18 to 24-year-old American adults correctly identified that the couple had named their baby Shiloh. Jolie decided to offer the first pictures of Shiloh through the distributor Getty Images herself, rather than allowing paparazzi to take these extremely valuable snapshots. People magazine paid more than $4.1 million for the North American rights, while British magazine Hello! obtained the international rights for roughly $3.5 million; the total rights sale earned up to $10 million worldwide – the most expensive celebrity image of all time. Jolie and Pitt donated all the earnings to an undisclosed charity. On July 26, 2006 Madame Tussauds of New York unveiled a wax figure of two-month-old Shiloh; it is the first infant re-created in wax by Madame Tussauds.

Pitt and Jolie are not married. In 2006, Pitt said, “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”

2007 44 In 2007, Pitt was listed among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World. He was listed among artists and entertainers, and was credited with using “his star power to get people to look at places and stories that cameras don’t usually catch.”Together with Aniston and Paramount Pictures head Brad Grey, Pitt is the co-founder of the production company ‘Plan B’. Aniston is no longer a partner in the company, although she is still attached to many projects that were set up before her divorce with Pitt. The company produced the blockbuster Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp.

He has also had a cameo appearance in an eighth-season episode of Friends, lent his voice on an episode of King of the Hill where he played Boomhauer’s brother, Patch Boomhauer, and on an episode of MTV’s Jackass, in which he took part in a staged abduction of himself. In a later episode, he and some cast-members run wild through the streets of Los Angeles in gorilla suits.

Pitt has been an active supporter of research into diseases such as AIDS. He is a knowledgeable fan of architecture, particularly that of Frank Lloyd Wright, and has helped the National Trust for Historic Preservation raise money.

Pitt is behind Not On Our Watch, an organization that focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities such as in Darfur.

Pitt dated actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Thandie Newton, Robin Givens, Juliette Lewis and Sinitta during the 1990s.

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