Brad Pitt biography 2022

Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt biography

Brad Pitt was born December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA.

The oldest of three children, Pitt was highly active while attending Kickapoo High School.

Bill Pitt, a trucking company manager, wanted his children, Brad, Doug, and Julie, to attend church regularly, and this is what young Brad did when he wasn't singing in school musicals, playing sports at school, or on the debating team.

Although Brad Pitt was always a movie buff, he decided to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, to study journalism with a focus on advertising, and live the regular life of a college frat boy.

His love for film kicked in, and Pitt decided to head for L.A. - two credits shy of graduating. His parents, Bill and Jane, were under the impression that he was heading to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena for fear that they would not let him go. But Brad Pitt was far from a student while in California. He was donning a chicken suit for El Pollo Loco and working as a limo driver for strippers. These odd jobs paid for acting classes, leading to bit parts on the primetime soap "Dallas" and the daytime soap "Another World."

He made his substantial feature film debut in the low-budget thriller Cutting Class. In this film, he met actress Jill Schoelen, with whom he had a short courtship.

After uncredited roles in No Man's Land, Less Than Zero, and the made-for-TV movie Too Young to Die? (where Pitt met longtime honey Juliette Lewis), Pitt gained recognition in 15 minutes of screen time as lone roamer J.D. in 1991's Thelma and Louise.

Pitt was not sentenced to a mere 15 minutes of fame as the film roles began to slowly but surely pour in. That same year Pitt appeared in Johnny Suede, and in 1992 he co-starred with Kim Basinger in Cool World. After starring in Robert Redford's drama A River Runs Through It, Pitt appeared in crime-related films such as True Romance and Kalifornia (with Juliette Lewis).

But after his role in Legends of the Fall, Pitt was branded People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1995. Plagued by this title, Brad Pitt was forever determined to associate himself with being a great actor, even though his roles in A River Runs Through It and Interview With The Vampire were praiseworthy.

He wouldn't have to worry for long, as Pitt had many other opportunities to showcase his talent. He starred as detective David Mills in the thriller "Se7en" in 1995, alongside his sweetheart of 2½ years and former fiancĂ©e, Gwyneth Paltrow. That year Brad shone as deranged Jeffrey Goines in 12 Monkeys, a role that garnered him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

He then appeared as a lawyer in the 1996 drama, Sleepers and put on an Irish accent to portray an IRA terrorist in The Devil's Own, co-starring Harrison Ford.

Pitt starred in 7 Years In Tibet in 1997 and took on the role of Death himself in Meet Joe Black alongside Claire Forlani.

In 1999, Pitt made a cameo in Being John Malkovich. His portrayal of  Tyler Durden in Fight Club was outstanding, albeit challenging to watch. Friends star Jennifer Aniston and the only man to be named "The Sexiest Man Alive" twice, finally tied the knot after a publicized long-term courtship on July 29, 2000.

Pitt can be seen in Guy Ritchie's Snatch as part of the $20 million clubs (his salary for Fight Club). Upcoming projects for one of the best actors include The Mexican, Ocean's Eleven (both with Julia Roberts), The Spy Game, and To the White Sea.

last updated October 2022

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