Biography / trivia
# Brad Pitt original name is William Bradley Pitt. He was born on 18th Dec 1963 in Shawnee, U.S. to Jane Etta and William Alvin Pitt. His mother was a high school counselor and his father was a truck company owner. He has two siblings Doug & Julie Neal.
# While he was in school Pitt was interested in golf, tennis, swimming, wrestling, Forensics clubs, musicals and debates.
# After his graduation he attended University of Missouri studying journalism, with special reference to advertising. But two weeks before earning his degree he left the university & moved to Los Angeles to find his a career in acting. In Los Angeles he attended acting classes of Roy London and did few odd jobs to support himself.
# He started from the very bottom of film industry appearing in some uncredited roles in 1987 and his career turned around after “Interview with the Vampire” in 1994.
# In 2004 presidential election Pitt supported John Kerry and did campaign for him visiting colleges and cities around the state.
# He is involved in many social causes like creating awareness of AIDS, eradication of poverty, prevention of mass atrocities, same-sex marriage, Doctors Without Borders etc
# Empire magazine named him one of the 25 sexiest stars in film history in 1995. In the same year People’s magazine named him Sexiest Man Alive. TIME magazine listed him as one among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.
# Pitt dated many during his career viz Robin Givens, Jill Schoelen, Juliette Lewis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. In 2000 he married Jennifer Aniston in Malibu but later in 2005 the got divorced. He later publicly admitted that he fell in love with Angelina Jolie during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In April 2012 they announced their engagement.
# At present Pitt and Jolie are living together. They have three children born out of their relationship namely Shiloh Nouvel, Knox Léon, Vivienne Marcheline and three adopted children Maddox Chivan, Zahara Marley, Pax Thien.
“I grew up very religious, and I don’t have a great relationship with religion, I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism.”
“I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s: I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; and I really got irritated with myself.”
“I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man. I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much.”
“One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her.”
“I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1987||No Way Out||Roger Donaldson||Gene Hackman,Kevin Costner,Sean Young|
|–||No Man’s Land||Peter Werner||Charlie Sheen,D.B. Sweeney,Randy Quaid|
|–||Less Than Zero||Marek Kanievska||Jami Gertz,Andrew McCarthy,James Spader,Robert Downey Jr|
|–||Cutting Class||Rospo Pallenberg||Jill Schoelen,Roddy McDowall,Donovan Leitch|
|1990||Too Young to Die?||Robert Markowitz||Michael Tucker,Juliette Lewis,Alan Fudge|
|1991||Across the Tracks||Sandy Tung||Rick Schroder,David Anthony Marshall,Carrie Snodgress|
|–||Thelma & Louise||Ridley Scott||Susan Sarandon,Harvey Keitel,Geena Davis|
|–||Johnny Suede||Tom DiCillo||Catherine Keener,Nick Cave,Calvin Levels|
|1992||Contact||Jonathan Darby||Elias Koteas,Brad Bovee,Ken Lesco|
|–||Cool World||Ralph Bakshi||Kim Basinger,Gabriel Byrne|
|–||A River Runs Through It||Robert Redford||Craig Sheffer,Tom Skerritt,Emily Lloyd|
|1993||Kalifornia||Dominic Sena||David Duchovny,Juliette Lewis,Michelle Forbes|
|–||True Romance||Tony Scott||Patricia Arquette,Christian Slater,Dennis Hopper|
|1994||The Favor||Donald Petrie||Harley Jane Kozak,Elizabeth McGovern|
|–||Interview withthe Vampire||Neil Jordan||Tom Cruise,Christian Slater,Kirsten Dunst|
|–||Legends of the Fall||Edward Zwick||Aidan Quinn,Anthony Hopkins,Julia Ormond|
|1995||Se7en||David Fincher||Morgan Freeman,Gwyneth Paltrow,R. Lee Ermey,Kevin Spacey|
|–||Twelve Monkeys||Terry Gilliam||Bruce Willis,Madeleine Stowe,Christopher Plummer|
|1996||Sleepers||Barry Levinson||Billy Crudup,Kevin Bacon,Robert De Niro,Ron Eldard,Minnie Driver|
|1997||The Devil’s Own||Alan J. Pakula||Harrison Ford,Margaret Colin,Treat Williams|
|–||Seven Years in Tibet||Jacques Annaud||David Thewlis,Danny Denzongpa|
|–||The Dark Side of the Sun||Bozidar Nikolic||Guy Boyd,Cheryl Pollak|
|1998||Meet Joe Black||Martin Brest||Claire Forlani,Anthony Hopkins,Jake Weber|
|1999||Being John Malkovich||Spike Jonze||Cameron Diaz,John Cusack,Catherine Keener,Mary Kay Place|
|–||Fight Club||David Fincher||Edward Norton,H Bonham Carter|
|2000||Snatch||Guy Ritchie||Jason Statham,Dennis Farina,Stephen Graham,Vinnie Jones|
|2001||The Mexican||Gore Verbinski||Julia Roberts,James Gandolfini|
|–||Spy Game||Tony Scott||Robert Redford,Catherine McCormack|
|–||Ocean’s Eleven||Steven Soderbergh||Matt Damon,George Clooney,Andy Garcia,Julia Roberts|
|2002||Full Frontal||Steven Soderbergh||Nicky Katt,David Duchovny,Catherine Keener,Julia Roberts|
|–||Confessions of aDangerous Mind||George Clooney||Drew Barrymore,Sam Rockwell,George Clooney,Julia Roberts|
|2003||Sinbad: Legendof the Seven Seas||Patrick Gilmore||Michelle Pfeiffer,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Joseph Fiennes|
|–||Abby Singer||Ryan Williams||Ryan Williams,Clint J Palmer,Wendy Buss,Robin Ballard|
|2004||Troy||Wolfgang Petersen||Orlando Bloom,Eric Bana,Brian Cox,Peter O’Toole|
|–||Ocean’s Twelve||Steven Soderbergh||George Clooney,Matt Damon,Andy Garcia|
|2005||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Doug Liman||Angelina Jolie,Vince Vaughn,Adam Brody|
|2006||Babel||Alejandro González||Gael García Bernal,Cate Blanchett,Kōji Yakusho|
|2007||Ocean’s Thirteen||Steven Soderbergh||George Clooney,Matt Damon,Scott Caan,Andy Garcia|
|–||The Assassination ofJesse James by theCoward Robert Ford||Andrew Dominik||Mary-Louise Parker,Casey Affleck,Sam Rockwell|
|2008||Burn After Reading||Joel Coen
||George Clooney,John Malkovich,Frances McDormand|
|–||The Curious Caseof Benjamin Button||David Fincher||Cate Blanchett,Tilda Swinton,Taraji P. Henson|
|2009||Inglorious Bastards||Quentin Tarantino||Eli Roth,Mike Myers,Samm Levine|
|2010||MegaMind||Tom McGrath||Will Ferrell,Jonah Hill|
|2011||Tree of Life||Terrence Malick||Sean Penn,Jessica Chastain,Fiona Shaw|
|–||Moneyball||Bennett Miller||Jonah Hill|
|–||Happy Feet Two||George Miller||Elijah Wood,Robin Williams,Hank Azaria|
|2012||Killing Them Softly||Andrew Dominik||Richard Jenkins,James Gandolfini|
|2013||Voyage of Time||Terrence Malick||Emma Thompson|
|–||World War Z||Marc Forster||Mireille Enos,James Badge Dale|