University of Missouri
Kickapoo High School
Featured in and co-produced the lauded period drama "12 Years a Slave"
Starred in and co-produced the hugely successful zombie movie "World War Z"
Appeared in the Ridley Scott thriller "The Counselor"
Starred in crime drama "Killing Them Softly," a feature adaptation of George V. Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade
Appeared as first male spokesperson for classic fragrance Chanel No. 5
Played a domineering father in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life"
Voiced the character of Will the Krill in the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"
Portrayed the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane in "Moneyball"
Voiced Metro Man, Megamind's archenemy in the animated comedy, "Megamind"
Starred as a Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"
Joined an ensemble cast for the Coen's brothers' "Burn After Reading"
Re-teamed with director David Fincher and actress Cate Blanchett to play the title role in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actor
Reprised role along with the original cast for "Ocean's 13"
Portrayed outlaw Jesse James in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (also produced)
Produced "A Mighty Heart," the film based on the book by Mariane Pearl, wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl; film featured his partner Angelina Jolie in the lead role
Co-starred with Cate Blanchett as a tragedy-stricken American couple in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's critically acclaimed "Babel;" received a Golden Globe nomination for Supporting Actor
Co-starred with Angelina Jolie, as husband and wife assassins, in Doug Liman's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
Reunited with the original cast for the sequel "Ocean's Twelve"
Portrayed fated warrior Achilles in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"
Made a guest appearance on the NBC sitcom "Friends" as a man who has a grudge against Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel Green; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
Landed featured role in the A-list ensemble of "Ocean's Eleven," which included Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Matt Damon
Teamed with Robert Redford in "Spy Game," playing the protege of a retiring CIA agent
Portrayed an itinerant Irish gypsy bare knuckles boxer in Guy Ritchie's gangster film "Snatch"
Again collaborated with David Fincher for "Fight Club," playing the character of Tyler Durden opposite Edward Norton
Re-teamed with Anthony Hopkins for "Meet Joe Black"
Played the main role of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer in the Jean Jacques Annaud film "Seven Years in Tibet;" film was subject of controversy when it was disclosed that the main character had ties to the Nazis
Played an Irish revolutionary opposite Harrison Ford in "The Devil's Own"
Portrayed mental patient Jeffrey Goines in Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys"; received a Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
Co-starred with Morgan Freeman as detectives tracking a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) in David Fincher's "Seven"
Co-starred with Tom Cruise (as the vampire Lestat) in the film adaptation of Anne Rice's novel "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles"
First worked with Anthony Hopkins playing one of his sons in "Legends of the Fall"; received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination
Played featured role in Tony Scott's "True Romance"
Took a dramatic turn as a scruffy serial killer alongside Juliette Lewis and David Duchovny in "Kalifornia"
Cast in major film role in the Robert Redford directed "A River Runs Through It"
Cast in first leading role in a feature alongside Catherine Keener and Nick Cave in the low budget, Tom DiCillo directed "Johnny Suede"
Achieved instant sex-symbol status as J.D., a charming hitchhiker who seduces Geena Davis in "Thelma & Louise"
Co-starred with Juliette Lewis in the fact-based NBC TV-movie "Too Young to Die?"
Made feature acting debut in "Cutting Class"
Made TV-movie debut in "A Stoning in Fulham County" (NBC)
Made primetime TV debut in a guest role on the ABC sitcom "Growing Pains"
Played the boyfriend of Jenna Wade Ewing's daughter in three episodes of the CBS primetime soap "Dallas"
Worked as an extra on the film "Less Than Zero" (also had uncredited role)
Made television debut on the NBC soap opera "Another World"
Moved to Los Angeles, CA after claiming to his parents that he was attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena
Grew up in Springfield, MO
Studied acting with Roy London for six years
Before becoming an actor, Pitt worked many odd jobs including as a chauffeur to Strip-O-Gram strippers and dressing up in a chicken costume outside an El Pollo Loco restaurant.
Pitt had the dubious distinction of being named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" (1995 and 2000) on two separate occasions.
Pitt was reportedly banned from China due to the government's disapproval of his 1997 film "Seven Years in Tibet," which portrayed harsh Chinese rule in the region.
Pitt made People magazine's 50 Most beautiful People list for 2004.
In 1997, Pitt successfully sued Playgirl magazine to stop distribution after it published unauthorized nude photographs of Pitt and then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.
Due to the themes of Tibetan nationalism in "Seven Years in Tibet" (1997) the Chinese government banned Pitt and his co-star David Thewlis from entering China for life.
In 2007, Pitt was listed among artists and entertainers as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World.
In December 2006, Pitt gathered a group of housing professionals together in the Hurricane Katrina-stricken New Orleans to begin planning a project that Pitt called Make It Right, with the goal of financing and constructing 150 new houses in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.
Brad Pitt and his siblings gave $1 million to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO to help the hospital open a new pediatric cancer center that was later named the Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center, in honor of their mother.
In 2009, Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to the U.N. refugee agency providing aid to hundreds of thousands uprooted by violence in Pakistan.
In December 2010, The Jolie-Pitt Foundation committed $2 million towards the N/a'an ku sê Mission in Namibia. The donation was made in their daughter Shiloh’s name.
During a September 2011 interview with Parade magazine promoting his film "Moneyball," Pitt opened up about his failed marriage to Jennifer Aniston: He said, "I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t." Following backlash from the media and fans about his Aniston remarks, Pitt issued the following statement days after the first interview went public: "It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself – and that, I am responsible for." (Source: Reuters)