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Brad Pitt

William Bradley Pitt, widely known as Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963), is an American film actor.

He was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. In high school, Pitt was involved in sports, debating, student government, and school musicals. He attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was two credits shy of graduating with a journalism degree, before trying his luck in Hollywood. Before he became successful at acting, Pitt supported himself by driving strippers in limos, moving refrigerators, and dressing as a giant chicken while working for the restaurant chain El Pollo Loco. The Chinese government banned Brad from ever entering China because of his role in the movie Seven Years in Tibet.

In 1995, he was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 25 sexiest stars in film history.

Pitt was involved in a long-term relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. They became engaged in December 1996, but it didn't last long and the two split up in June 1997. Extensive tabloid coverage surrounded the relationship. Nude photographs of the couple — taken by paparazzi without permission — controversially appeared in magazines.

He married actress Jennifer Aniston on July 29, 2000. Their separation was announced on January 7, 2005, and Aniston filed for a divorce on March 25 the same year. There has been speculation that on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had a romantic affair. Photographs have circulated in gossip magazines of them looking as a couple. Pitt and Jolie deny the affair. He was then accused of having an affair with a young boy named Rudragh Hunter but the alligation were found to be un true.


He was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys.

Trivia

  • Like many A-List stars, Pitt won't normally do American commercials. Instead, he does commercials that are seen in Asia only, most notably for Edwin Jeans, the Toyota Altis, and Japanese canned coffee, ROOTS. The one exception to this is the Heineken commercial which aired during the 2005 Super Bowl, it was directed by David Fincher who he worked with on Se7en.
  • He was previously engaged to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and dated actresses Juliette Lewis, Robin Givens, and Geena Davis.
  • He tore his Achilles tendon during the production of Troy, in which he plays, coincidentally, Achilles.
  • He sued Damiani International, the company which made the wedding ring he gave Jennifer Aniston, for selling replica "Brad and Jennifer" rings. According to Pitt, the ring was his design and was to be exclusive. Under the settlement reached in January 2002, Pitt will design jewelry for Damiani that Aniston will model in ads, and the company will stop selling the copies.

Filmography

  1. No Man's Land (1987)
  2. Less Than Zero (1987)
  3. Happy Together (1989)
  4. Cutting Class (1989)
  5. Across the Tracks (1991)
  6. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  7. Johnny Suede (1991)
  8. Contact (1992) (short subject)
  9. Cool World (1992)
  10. A River Runs Through It (1992)
  11. Kalifornia (1993)
  12. True Romance (1993)
  13. The Favor (1994)
  14. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
  15. Legends of the Fall (1994)
  16. Se7en (1995)
  17. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  18. Sleepers (1996)
  19. The Devil's Own (1997)
  20. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
  21. The Dark Side of the Sun (1997)
  22. Meet Joe Black (1998)
  23. Being John Malkovich (1999) (Cameo)
  24. Fight Club (1999)
  25. Snatch (2000)
  26. The Mexican (2001)
  27. Spy Game (2001)
  28. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  29. Full Frontal (2002) (Cameo)
  30. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) (Cameo)
  31. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) (voice)
  32. Abby Singer (2003)
  33. Troy (2004)
  34. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
  35. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
  36. Untitled Brad Pitt/Jesse James Project (2006) (currently announced start of production)
  37. Chad Schmidt (2006) (currently announced start of production)
  38. Babel (2006) (currently announced start of production)

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