Brad Pitt

Actor, Producer, Chauffeur
Despite his leading man looks and movie star charisma, actor Brad Pitt spent most of his career trying to avoid bloated box office roles in favor of riskier, lower profile work. After achieving heartthrob status with ... Read more »
Born: 12/18/1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (83)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

Roland (Actor)

Hitting the Apex 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Voyage of Time 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Actor)

Going for Gold 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

Bass (Actor)

The Counselor 2013 (Movie)

Westray (Actor)

World War Z 2013 (Movie)

Gerry Lane (Actor)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

Will the Krill (Voice)

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

Billy Beane (Actor)

The Tree of Life 2011 (Movie)

Mr O'Brien (Actor)

E2 Design 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

His Way 2010 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

Metro Man (Voice)

The Big Uneasy 2010 (Movie)

(Voice)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

Lt Aldo Raine (Actor)

Burn After Reading 2008 (Movie)

Chad Feldheimer (Actor)

Hollywood Habitat for Humanity 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

Benjamin Button (Actor)

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Rusty Ryan (Actor)

Babel 2006 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Rx for Survival - A Global Health Challenge 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

John Smith (Actor)

Primetime Live: Brad Pitt's Journey to Africa 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

Rusty Ryan (Actor)

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Achilles (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Sinbad (Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Bachelor Brad (Actor)

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

cameo (uncredited) (Actor)

Robert Redford 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/16/01) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Rusty Ryan (Actor)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Tom Bishop (Actor)

The Mexican 2001 (Movie)

Jerry Welbach (Actor)

Snatch 2000 (Movie)

Mickey O'Neil (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fight Club 1999 (Movie)

Tyler Durden (Actor)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

Young Man in Coffee Shop (Actor)

Dark Side of the Sun 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seven Years in Tibet 1997 (Movie)

Heinrich Harrer (Actor)

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

Rory Devaney (Actor)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Siskel & Ebert Interviews 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

12 Monkeys 1995 (Movie)

Jeffrey (Actor)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

David Mills (Actor)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

Louis Pointe du Lac (Actor)

Legends of the Fall 1994 (Movie)

Tristan (Actor)

The Favor 1994 (Movie)

Elliott (Actor)

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Contact 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

Early Grayce (Actor)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Floyd - Dick's Roomate (Actor)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

Paul Maclean (Actor)

Cool World 1992 (Movie)

Frank Harris (Actor)

Johnny Suede 1992 (Movie)

Johnny Suede (Actor)

Two-Fisted Tales 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Across the Tracks 1991 (Movie)

Joe Maloney (Actor)

Thelma & Louise 1991 (Movie)

J D (Actor)

Glory Days 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Together 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Image 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Cutting Class 1988 (Movie)

Dwight Ingalls (Actor)

A Stoning in Fulham County (TV Show)

Actor

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Chad Schmidt (Movie)

Chad Schmidt (Actor)

Growing Up Grizzly (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Road (TV Show)

Actor

The Gray Man (Movie)

Court Gentry (Actor)

Too Young to Die? (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (28)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hitting the Apex 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

True Story 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Big Men 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blonde 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nightingale 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

World War Z 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House I Live In 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tree of Life 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

PU-239 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

God Grew Tired of Us 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Year of the Dog 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

("We Are The Champions") (Song Performer)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

("Metro Man's Song") (Song Performer)

Biography

Despite his leading man looks and movie star charisma, actor Brad Pitt spent most of his career trying to avoid bloated box office roles in favor of riskier, lower profile work. After achieving heartthrob status with revealing performances showing off his six-pack abs in "Thelma and Louise" (1991) and "Legends of the Fall" (1994), Pitt actively subverted his hunky image by taking on ugly and often crazed characters, most notably in "12 Monkeys" (1995), "Fight Club" (1999) and "Snatch" (2001). While en route to becoming one of the top box office draws of his generation, Pitt generated a substantial amount of tabloid press, particularly for his headline-grabbing romances, which provided ample fodder for supermarket stands across the country. His high-profile marriage to "girl next door" Jennifer Aniston - once considered the Hollywood ideal - publicly imploded after he separated from his wife and began dating proverbial bad girl, Angelina Jolie. The result, however, was a new image of Pitt as multiracial father and globetrotting activist, thanks to Jolie's adoption of impoverished orphans from around the world. It was this transformation that was underscored by strong and mature performances in the meditative "Babel" (2006) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), as well as more escapist fare like the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise. The public's fascination with the beloved actor both on screen and off proved that beneath the pretty boy exterior, Pitt only improved with age.

Relationships

Jennifer Aniston Actor

Wife
Met in 1998 Married July 29, 2000 in Malibu, CA Announced separation in January 2005 after more than four years of marriage Aniston filed for divorce in March 2005 Divorce was finalized in October 2005

Christina Applegate Actor

Companion
Attended the 1989 MTV Movie Awards together Applegate broke up with Pitt shortly after

Robin Givens Actor

Companion
Dated briefly in 1988 after working together on episodes of the TV sitcom "Head of the Class" (ABC)

Angelina Jolie Actor

Wife
Met while filming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005); rumored to be romantically involved throughout filming, but this was denied by both parties Began being photographed together as a couple in spring 2005, shortly after Pitt's split from wife Jennifer Aniston Pitt's manager confirmed engagement on April 13, 2012 Married in Chateau Miraval, France.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

Daughter
Born May 27, 2006 in Namibia; mother, Angelina Jolie

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

Daughter
Born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France; twin of Knox Leon; mother, Angelina Jolie

Zahara Jolie-Pitt

Daughter
Legally adopted in 2006; mother, Angelina Jolie

Knox Jolie-Pitt

Son
Born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France; twin of Vivienne Marcheline; mother, Angelina Jolie

Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Son
Legally adopted in 2006; mother, Angelina Jolie

Pax Jolie-Pitt

Son
Angelina Jolie adopted Pax Thien (at three years old) from a Vietnamese orphanage as a single parent because Vietnam's adoption regulations did not allow unmarried couples to co-adopt; father, Brad Pitt; name was legally changed to Pax Thien Brad-Pitt three months after his adoption

Juliette Lewis Actor

Companion
Met on the set of the 1990 TV-movie "Too Young to Die?" (NBC) Together for three years Rumored to have been briefly engaged before they split c. 1993 Also co-starred in "Kalifornia" (1993)

Gwyneth Paltrow Actor

Companion
Met while playing a married couple in "Se7en" (1995) Engaged November 1996 Announced split June 1997

William Pitt

Father

Jane Pitt

Mother

Doug Pitt

Brother
Born c. 1966; owned computer company

Julie Pitt

Sister
Born c. 1969

Jitka Pohlodek

Companion
Dated c. 1993

Jill Schoelen Actor

Companion
Met on set of "Cutting Class" (1989) Broke up in 1989

Katja Von Garnier Director

Companion
Dated in 1997

EDUCATION

University of Missouri

Columbia , Missouri 1982 - 1986
Was concentrating in advertising; left in 1986 just two credits short of his degree; member of Sigma Chi fraternity

Kickapoo High School

Springfield , Missouri

Milestones

2013

Appeared in the Ridley Scott thriller "The Counselor"

2013

Featured in and co-produced the lauded period drama "12 Years a Slave"

2013

Starred in and co-produced the hugely successful zombie movie "World War Z"

2012

Appeared as first male spokesperson for classic fragrance Chanel No. 5

2012

Starred in crime drama "Killing Them Softly," a feature adaptation of George V. Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade

2011

Voiced the character of Will the Krill in the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"

2011

Portrayed the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane in "Moneyball"

2011

Played a domineering father in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life"

2010

Voiced Metro Man, Megamind's archenemy in the animated comedy, "Megamind"

2009

Starred as a Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"

2008

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

2008

Joined an ensemble cast for the Coen's brothers' "Burn After Reading"

2007

Reprised role along with the original cast for "Ocean's 13"

2007

Portrayed outlaw Jesse James in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (also produced)

2007

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

2006

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

2005

Co-starred with Angelina Jolie, as husband and wife assassins, in Doug Liman's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"

2004

Portrayed fated warrior Achilles in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"

2004

Reunited with the original cast for the sequel "Ocean's Twelve"

2002

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

2001

Landed featured role in the A-list ensemble of "Ocean's Eleven," which included Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Matt Damon

2001

Teamed with Robert Redford in "Spy Game," playing the protege of a retiring CIA agent

2000

Portrayed an itinerant Irish gypsy bare knuckles boxer in Guy Ritchie's gangster film "Snatch"

1999

Again collaborated with David Fincher for "Fight Club," playing the character of Tyler Durden opposite Edward Norton

1998

Re-teamed with Anthony Hopkins for "Meet Joe Black"

1997

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

1997

Played an Irish revolutionary opposite Harrison Ford in "The Devil's Own"

1995

Co-starred with Morgan Freeman as detectives tracking a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) in David Fincher's "Seven"

1995

Portrayed mental patient Jeffrey Goines in Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys"; received a Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination

1994

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"

1994

First worked with Anthony Hopkins playing one of his sons in "Legends of the Fall"; received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination

1993

Took a dramatic turn as a scruffy serial killer alongside Juliette Lewis and David Duchovny in "Kalifornia"

1993

Played featured role in Tony Scott's "True Romance"

1992

Cast in major film role in the Robert Redford directed "A River Runs Through It"

1991

Cast in first leading role in a feature alongside Catherine Keener and Nick Cave in the low budget, Tom DiCillo directed "Johnny Suede"

1991

Achieved instant sex-symbol status as J.D., a charming hitchhiker who seduces Geena Davis in "Thelma & Louise"

1990

Co-starred with Juliette Lewis in the fact-based NBC TV-movie "Too Young to Die?"

1989

Made feature acting debut in "Cutting Class"

1988

Made TV-movie debut in "A Stoning in Fulham County" (NBC)

1987

Played the boyfriend of Jenna Wade Ewing's daughter in three episodes of the CBS primetime soap "Dallas"

1987

Made primetime TV debut in a guest role on the ABC sitcom "Growing Pains"

1987

Made television debut on the NBC soap opera "Another World"

1987

Worked as an extra on the film "Less Than Zero" (also had uncredited role)

1986

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

Bonus Trivia

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Studied acting with Roy London for six years

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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.

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Pitt had the dubious distinction of being named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" (1995 and 2000) on two separate occasions.

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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.

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Pitt made People magazine's 50 Most beautiful People list for 2004.

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In 1997, Pitt successfully sued Playgirl magazine to stop distribution after it published unauthorized nude photographs of Pitt and then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.

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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.

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In 2007, Pitt was listed among artists and entertainers as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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In 2012, Pitt launched a high-end furniture line with partner Frank Pollaro.

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