Brad Pitt

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  • Birth Name: William Bradley Pitt
  • Birth Place: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/18/1963, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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One of the hottest men in Hollywood, this Oklahoma-born blond appeared in a handful of TV-movies and guest spots before becoming an overnight sensation with his sexy supporting turn as a robber in Thelma & Louise in 1991. Pitt graduated to leading roles in the Western Legends of the Fall and the bloodsucking blockbuster Interview with the Vampire, both in 1994, prompting People magazine to crown him the Sexiest Man Alive the next year. Fearing the label would limit his career, Pitt took on intense, often offbeat roles that proved he was more than just a pretty boy, such as a mentally unstable animal-rights activist in 12 Monkeys (which earned him an Oscar nod) and the leader of an underground society in Fight Club. Pitt was again voted People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2000. Finally ready to embrace his hunk status, Pitt played a suave criminal in Ocean's Eleven and a stunning shirtless warrior in Troy. He was more often in the spotlight thanks to his high-profile romances, including broken engagements to actresses Juliette Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow, and a seemingly perfect marriage to Jennifer Aniston that ended in 2005. She filed for divorce after rumors circulated that he had taken up with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie. In 2006, after months of tabloid coverage of "Brangelina" flying around the globe fighting for human rights and adopting children, the couple revealed that Jolie was pregnant with Pitt's child. Pitt became the adoptive father of Jolie's children Maddox and Zahara four months before daughter Shiloh was born in May. Their brood continued to expand with the adoption of Pax in 2007 and the birth of twins Vivienne and Knox in 2008. The family has since traveled the globe together, devoting much of their time and money to humanitarian and refugee-relief efforts.Brad Pitt Fast Facts:
  • Dropped out of college two weeks shy of graduation.
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 1986 with $325 to his name and landed his first acting job (in an industrial-training film) within a week.
  • Slept on Melissa Etheridge's couch when he first arrived in L.A.
  • Worked as a limo driver, handed out cigarette samples and dressed up as a giant chicken for a fast-food restaurant while waiting for his big break. 
  • Unhappy with his audition for A River Runs Through It, he filmed a scene with pal Dermot Mulroney that featured Melissa Etheridge performing the background music.
  • Donated $120,000 to the Discovery Center (a children's museum) in Springfield, MO, in 1996.
  • Sued Playgirl magazine in 1997 to stop the publication of nude photos of him.
  • Was banned from China for appearing in Seven Years in Tibet.
  • Named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 1995 and 2000.
  • Quit smoking while preparing to film Troy
  • Donated money to support same-sex marriages and opposes California legislation banning such unions.
  • Is an ambassador for DATA, an advocacy group that champions debt reduction, fair trade and AIDS relief in Africa.
  • Brad Pitt Relationships:
  • Angelina Jolie - Wife
  • Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt - Son
  • William Pitt - Father
  • Jane Pitt - Mother
  • Julie Pitt - Sister
  • Shiloh Jolie-Pitt - Daughter
  • Doug Pitt - Brother
  • Juliette Lewis - Ex-significant Other
  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt - Daughter
  • Jennifer Aniston - Ex-wife
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - Ex-fiancĂ©e
  • Pax Jolie-Pitt - Son
  • Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt - Son
  • Vivienne Jolie-Pitt - Daughter
  • Brad Pitt Awards:
  • 2006 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Best Actor in an Action Movie - Nominee
  • 2008 People's Choice Awards: Favorite On Screen Match Up - Winner
  • 2005 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2009 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Leading Man - Winner
  • 2008 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 2008 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2006 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2007 Venice Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Winner
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Feature - Winner
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Television Movie - Winner
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States

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