Brad Pitt: Biography, Early Life, Movies, Awards & Family

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Brad Pitt is a globally renowned American actor and film producer. He’s one of the highest-paid actors in the category of A-listed Hollywood actors & he’s mostly signed by the big production houses. With many global box office hits, he’s one of the most bankable actors and he has received multiple awards, including multiple Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards for his brilliant acting.  He’s also very much successful as a producer and was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for his production company, Plan B Entertainment. Brad Pitt rose to prominence in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise where he played the role of a cowboy hitchhiker.

Brad Pitt started working in big-budget productions by taking up lead roles in big-budget films including A River Runs Through It (1992) and Legends of the Fall (1994), and the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994). One thing about Brad Pitt is that he likes to experiment with his films and acts in movies across different genres.

Brad Pitt’s Early Life

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Brad Pitt was born on the 18th December 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His father, William Pitt worked as a truck company manager, and his mother, Jane Hillhouse, was a school counselor. He’s the older son in the family and has two younger siblings, a brother Douglas and a sister Julie.

Brad Pitt did his schooling at Kickapoo High School and he graduated in the year 1982. During his schooling, Brad Pitt was active in sports like golf, tennis, and swimming. He quit his education at the University of Missouri School of Journalism to pursue a career in acting.

Brad Pitt didn’t achieve in acting overnight and he did multiple odd jobs like strippers in limos, moving refrigerators, and he also got dressed as a giant chicken while working for the restaurant chain El Pollo Loco. He got his first feature role in the year 1991 in the cowboy film “Thelma and Louise”.

Brad Pitt’s Mainstream Film Career

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Warner Bros (Troy Movie)

Brad Pitt rose to popularity in the year 1994 with the film “Interview With the Vampire” where he shared the screen with Tom Cruise. In the same year, he was deemed as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People Magazine.

Over the years, Pitt worked in several successful films like “Troy”, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “Babel” (2006) and this film got him nominated for the Golden Globe award in best-supporting actor slot by 2007. He also started in films like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Dirty Tricks”, “Chad Schmidt”, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, and “Burn After Reading”, “The Departed” (2006) “Year of the Dog” (2007), “A Mighty Heart” (2007), “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2008), “World War Z” (2008), and “Peace Like a River” (2009).

Brad Pitt’s Relationship

In the year 1998, Brad Pitt met Jennifer Aniston, and love blossomed between the two. Brad even got himself enrolled in classes for the Greek language to surprise his girlfriend. Their love life became the talk of the two and the couple got married on July 19th, 2000. Their married life didn’t run long and the couple got divorced in January 2005 and remained as good friends ever after their separation.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr & Mrs Smith. Photograph: Allstar/20th Century Fox

Pitt then went on to have an affair with his “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005) film co-star Angelina Jolie. In the year 2006 Pitt released a statement that he and the actress were expecting a child together.

Jolie and Pitt married on August 23, 2014, at their estate Château Miraval in Correns, France. After two years of marriage, the couple separated on September 15, 2016. On September 19, Jolie filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. On April 12, 2019, the court restored Jolie and Pitt to single status.

Brad Pitt’s Net Worth

As of 2021, Brad Pitt’s net worth is $300 million.

 

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