One of the hottest faces in Hollywood, Brad Pitt is a renowned American actor and producer who has won many hearts in the course of his successful career. The multiple award-winning actor has been labeled as one of the world’s most attractive men and continues to gain more heights with his versatile skills.
The star actor was born William Bradley Pitt on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is the eldest of three children born to Jane Etta (a school counselor) and William Alvin (a truck company owner). Raised in Springfield, Missouri, he attended Kickapoo High School and later studied journalism with a specialization in advertising at the University of Missouri. Brad, however, quit school just a few weeks before graduating in order to pursue a career in acting.
Brad Pitt began his acting career in 1987 with minor roles in films such as Less Than Zero, No Way Out, No Man’s Land and the NBC sitcom Another World. The next year, he made a cameo appearance in the movie, 21 Jump Street. His first breakthrough role was as criminal J.D. in the movie Thelma & Louise (1991). Some of Pitt’s prominent works include his role as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the Vampire (1994), as Tristan Ludlow in Legends of the Fall (1994), as Detective David Mills in the thriller Seven (1995), a supporting role of Jeffrey Goines in 12 Monkeys (1995) which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. In 2001, he starred in the romantic comedy The Mexican as well as the hit movie Ocean’s Eleven. In 2004, he portrayed the character Achilles, the Greek hero in Troy and Ocean’s Twelve. One of his most successful movies yet is the 2005 action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith in which he starred alongside Angelina Jolie. His performance in the 2006 movie Babel earned him multiple Golden Globe and Academy nominations.
In 2008, Brad Pitt took on the lead role of a protagonist in the hit movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His outstanding performance in the movie won him several Academy and Golden Globe nominations. The next year, he was cast as Lieutenant Aldo Raine in Inglorious Basterds which earned him a nomination for Best Male Performance at the MTV Movie Award. In 2011, he played the role of Billy Beane in Moneyball. Brad has starred in other box-office hits such as the 2013 zombie film World War Z, the Academy Award-winning movie 12 Years a Slave (2013), Fury (2014), Allied (2016) and War Machine (2017).
Brad Pitt has a production house called the ‘Plan B Entertainment’. The company has produced some successful works such as the Academy Award-winning film The Departed (2006) and the critically acclaimed drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), and much more.
Brad Pitt Dating, Girlfriend, Affair, Wife, Divorce, Children
Regarded as one of Hollywood’s hottest men, Brad Pitt has had a very interesting dating and marriage history. He is linked to having briefly dated actresses Robin Givens, Juliette Lewis, and Jill Schoelen. He also dated actress Gwyneth Paltrow from 1994 to 1997. In 1998, he began dating actress Jennifer Aniston and two years later they were married in Malibu, California. Sadly, the power couple shocked their fans when after five years of marriage, they divorced in 2004.
Shortly after, Pitt began dating actress Angelina Jolie his co-star in the hit movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The couple were engaged in 2012 and officially tied the knot on August 23, 2014, in France. Brad and Angelina have six children together. Three biological children, a girl, Shiloh Nouvel born in 2006, and twins: a boy Knox Léon and a girl, Vivienne Marcheline born in 2008. They are also parents to three adopted children Maddox Chivan from Cambodia, Pax Thien from Vietnam and Zahara Marley from Ethiopia. Unfortunately, the popular Hollywood ‘Brangelina’ shockingly divorced in 2016 after 12 years together. The former couple has since been embroiled in a difficult custody battle for their kids.
In 2018, reports emerged that Brad has been dating Neri Oxman, an Israeli-American university professor. However, reports later claimed that Brad Pitt and Neri Oxman were never actually involved romantically as the MIT professor had reportedly returned to her former love Bill Ackman, a billionaire hedge fund manager and activist.
Over the years, the hunky Hollywood star’s income has steadily grown alongside his popularity. He has an estimated net worth of $240 million accumulated from acting and brand endorsements. Brad Pitt is a philanthropist who spends part of his wealth on humanitarian works. In 2006, Brad and his ex-wife Angelina established a charitable organization, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which helps impoverished communities. He also founded an NGO, the Make It Right Foundation which aids disaster victims.
The highly successful actor has been named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ twice by People Magazine, first in 1995 and then in 2000. Like most average white male Americans, Brad Pitt stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches. But there has been a long-standing debate about his height as some of his fans argue that he is actually taller than reported probably because of the bizarre belief that tall equals sexy. But this does not change the fact that Pitt is of average height and not one of your tallest celebrities. His body measurements are chest – 43 inches, waist – 33 inches, and biceps/arms – 15 inches.