Brad Pitt is no new name to motion pictures, thanks to his years of commitment to the success of the industry. The prolific movie star is best known for his jaw-dropping performances in films like Cutting Class and Legends of the Fall, to mention a few. Beyond that, he is also a well-known producer with lots of production credits including blockbuster films like The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Lost City of Z and The Year of the Dog under his belt.
For his unparalleled performances and contributions to the Hollywood industry, Brad Pitt has recorded numerous awards in his name. In addition to being listed among the most influential and powerful stars of Hollywood, Brad has also been cited by various media outlets as the most attractive man in the world. While his personal life has long caught the interest of the public, it will be interesting to know more about him. Learn all you need to know about Brad Pitt in the following paragraphs.
Brad Pitt’s Biography
The American actor is a native of Shawnee, Oklahoma, born on December 18, 1963. He is the oldest of three children born to Jane and Bill Pitt who are both Southern Baptist devouts. Brad spent most of his life in Springfield, Missouri where his father is known as the owner of a trucking company and his mother a family counselor. Brad’s original name is William Bradley Pitt and his younger siblings are Douglas Mitchell (b. 1966) – a businessman and investor, and his sister, Julie Neal (b. 1969).
For his education, Brad Pitt attended Kickapoo High School, a public school located in Springfield where he was a member of tennis, golf, and swimming clubs. He was also a member of his school’s Forensics and Key club and he was an active participant of school debate and musicals. Brad joined the University of Missouri in 1982, after graduating from high school.
While at Missouri, he studied journalism although he aspired to become an advertising art director. While preparing to round off his college career, Brad Pitt decided to pursue his childhood dreams of becoming an actor and to do that, he dropped out of college and traveled to Los Angeles for some acting classes and while doing that he took some odd jobs to fend for himself.
His Movies and TV Shows
Brad Pitt began his acting career in 1987 after being coached by a well-experienced actor and acting coach Roy London. His first role was in Roger Donaldson’s 1987 political thriller film, No Way Out which also starred actors like Kevin Costner, Sean Young, and Gene Hackman, among others. Brad also took some minor roles in films like No Man’s Land and Less Than Zero before making his debut in TV shows with a role in two episodes of an NBC-aired sitcom Another World. Dark Side of the Sun produced by the collaboration of U.S. and Yugoslavian gave Brad Pitt his very first lead role although the film could not be completed due to the Croatian War of Independence.
Brad Pitt got his first breakthrough in 1994 with a starring role as Louis de Pointe du Lac in a Gothic film titled Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicle. He shared the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Domiziana Giordano, and Antonio Banderas. Although the film made him quite popular, his role was poorly received but thanks to his role in Legends of the Fall which earned him a nomination for Golden Globe’s Best Actor award, his professional status received a major boost.
Films like 12 Monkeys, Inglourious Basterds, and 12 Years a Slave are among Brad Pitt’s most successful films which also earned him various notable awards and increased his fame across the world. His TV roles also include A Stoning in Fulham County, Two-Fisted Tales and Too Young to Die? to name a few.
Is Brad Pitt Dating Anyone?
Aside from his professional life, Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood personalities whose personal life trends on various social media platforms and media outlets. He has dated a number of star actresses like Robin Givens, Jill Schoelen, Juliette Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow. He even married Jennifer Aniston in 2000 but they separated after five years of living together.
The Hollywood star started dating Angelina Jolie in 2004, they got married on August 23, 2014, and were known as “Brangelina”. Currently, single, Brad Pitt is reportedly dating Charlize Theron a South African-American actress and producer who has also dated a number of celebrated actors like Stuart Townsend and Sean Penn.
Does He Have Children?
Brad Pitt has six children altogether, out of which three are his biological children with Angelina Jolie. They are Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (born May 27, 2006) and the twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt (born July 12, 2008). Following his marriage to Jolie, Pitt shared the parental responsibility of Jolie’s adopted children Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (born August 5, 2001), and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (born January 8, 2005).
Zahara was adopted from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while Maddox hails from Cambodia. Jolie adopted Pax Thien on March 15, 2007, and Pitt adopted him on February 21, 2008. Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on November 29, 2003.
Brad Pitt’s Net Worth
Brad Pitt is not just one of Hollywood’s most influential people but he is also among the richest personalities who have garnered their wealth majorly from the industry. As an actor, his roles in blockbuster films like Mr. and Mrs. Smith which he starred alongside Angelina Jolie and A River Runs Through It which he starred with Tom Skerritt and Emily Lloyd helped to earn him the huge income he currently enjoys.
In addition to his successful acting career is his production company Plan B Entertainment through which he has received awards for his skills as an executive producer. As one of the highest-earning actors in the world, Brad Pitt has accumulated a fast-growing net worth $300 Million. He was listed at number 94 on Forbe’s list of 100 highest-paid celebrities for the year 2016.