When it comes to Hollywood superstars, it is hard to make a list of the top five most prominent stars in the movie wing of America’s entertainment industry without mentioning the name Brad Pitt. Between his extensive filmography and his influence outside of Hollywood, Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable and respected actors, a status he achieved at a very young age.
There are so many aspects to Brad Pitt’s life that is worth learning about, even if you are not a hardcore fan of the actor, but for this article, we discuss his life, including details about his siblings. Check them out below.
How Old is Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on the 18th of December 1963. His parents are Jane Etta and William Alvin Pitt, two working-class personalities who worked as a business owner and a school counselor respectively. Contrary to what his Hollywood life might suggest, Brad was raised in a conservative family, and he grew up attending the Southern Baptist church.
Brad Pitt was 20 years of age when he enrolled in college at the University of Missouri after he had graduated from Kickapoo High School, where he was a part of the school’s swimming, golf, and tennis teams. At the University of Missouri, Brad, whose full name is William Bradley Pitt, studied journalism, with a focus on advertising.
The Shawnee born actor always loved films, and he harbored a desire to make them, which is why when he was two weeks away from completing his degree, he dropped out and moved to Los Angeles, starting life as an aspiring actor. In Los Angeles, he worked odd jobs and took acting lessons, waiting for his breakthrough.
A couple of years passed after graduation before he got his first role as an actor. At the age of 24, Brad Pitt was cast in his first role, in an unnamed role in the film, Hunk. In the same year, he also appeared in the show, Another World, playing the character Chris across two episodes. He appeared in three more projects, including a recurring role in Dallas as Randy before the year was over.
Brad Pitt appeared in a series of movies and TV shows, several of which were minor and supporting roles until 1994, at the age of 31, when he was cast to play the vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac in the film, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. The film earned Pitt his first major award, the MTV Movie Awards. In the same year, he appeared in Legends of the Fall, playing Tristan Ludlow. His performance in the film earned him a Golden Globe nomination, putting his name among the best actors in the business.
He followed up the film with appearances in other notable titles like Seven, Sleepers, The Devil’s Own, and the 1999 classic, Fight Club, playing Tyler Durden. Since then, he has worked his way to superstar status with films like the Ocean’s Eleven series, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Moneyball, and several others.
So far, he has appeared in more than 80 movies over the course of his career, and as well as being an actor, and he is also a producer. He was at the age of 38 when he founded his production company, Plan B Entertainment. Through the company, he has produced more than 50 movies, TV shows, and documentaries.
Outside of his work in the entertainment industry, Brad is also a philanthropist, who has a foundation, Make It Right Foundation. He is also a part of a couple of others, such as Not On Our Watch and Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Does He Have a Brother or Other Siblings?
Yes, Brad Pitt has a brother, and he also has a sister. His brother is Douglas Mitchell Pitt, who was born on the 2nd of November 1966. Unlike Brad, Douglas is an investor and a businessman. They do, however, share the same affinity for philanthropy.
Douglas is also a graduate of Kickapoo High School, but he attended Missouri State University. As a businessman, he is the owner of the Pitt Development Group, a real estate company, and Pitt Technology Group. As a philanthropist, he is the founder of Care To Learn, and he is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania.
As for his personal life, Brad Pitt’s brother is a married man. He has been married to his wife, Lisa Pitt, since 1990, and together they have three children.
Brad Pitt’s other sibling is his sister, Julie Neal, who was born when he was six years of age. She works for a charity organization, I Pour Life, and is married to a man named Rob. Together, they have five children, three biological children – twin daughters Rylie and Josie and son, Caleb, and two adopted sons – Caden and Cruz, both of whom are of Ethiopian origin.