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Biography

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.

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.

Awards

  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: 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
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Leading Actor: Winner
  • 2008, People's Choice Awards — Favorite On Screen Match Up: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: 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
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2006, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Leading Actor: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Winner
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2007, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2009, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Leading Man: Winner
  • 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
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2012, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee

Relationships

  • Doug Pitt — Brother
  • Juliette Lewis — Ex-significant Other
  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt — Daughter
  • Angelina Jolie — Wife
  • Shiloh Jolie-Pitt — Daughter
  • Gwyneth Paltrow — Ex-fiancée
  • Jennifer Aniston — Ex-wife
  • Jane Pitt — Mother
  • Julie Pitt — Sister
  • Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt — Son
  • William Pitt — Father
  • Pax Jolie-Pitt — Son
  • Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt — Son
  • Vivienne Jolie-Pitt — Daughter

College

  • Attended University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States

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Details

  • Birth Name: William Bradley Pitt
  • Birth Place: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
  • Birthday: December 18, 1963, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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