73 Facts About Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

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Brad Pitt's first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the drama films A River Runs Through It and Legends of the Fall, and the horror film Interview with the Vampire .

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Brad Pitt gave critically acclaimed performances in David Fincher's crime thriller Seven and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys .

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Brad Pitt found greater commercial success starring in Steven Soderbergh's heist film Ocean's Eleven, and reprised his role in its sequels.

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Brad Pitt starred in the critically acclaimed films Fight Club, Babel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Burn After Reading, Inglorious Basterds, The Tree of Life, and The Big Short .

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Brad Pitt received Academy Award nominations for his performances in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball, and he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a stuntman in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood .

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In 2001, Brad Pitt co-founded the production company Plan B Entertainment.

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Brad Pitt produced The Departed, 12 Years a Slave, and Moonlight, all of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, while others such as The Tree of Life, Moneyball, Selma, and The Big Short were nominated for the award.

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Brad Pitt is divorced from actresses Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie.

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Brad Pitt has six children with Jolie, three of whom were adopted internationally.

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11.

Brad Pitt attended Kickapoo High School, where he was a member of the golf, swimming and tennis teams.

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Brad Pitt participated in the school's Key and Forensics clubs, in school debates, and in musicals.

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Brad Pitt loved films—"a portal into different worlds for me"—and, since films were not made in Missouri, he decided to go to where they were made.

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Two weeks short of completing the coursework for a degree, Brad Pitt left the university and moved to Los Angeles, where he took acting lessons and worked odd jobs.

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Brad Pitt has named Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, and Mickey Rourke as his early acting heroes.

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Brad Pitt is very distantly related to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.

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Brad Pitt's acting career began in 1987, with uncredited parts in the films No Way Out, No Man's Land and Less than Zero .

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Brad Pitt appeared in four episodes of the CBS primetime series Dallas between December 1987 and February 1988 as Randy, the boyfriend of Charlie Wade .

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Later in 1988, Brad Pitt made a guest appearance on the Fox police drama 21 Jump Street.

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20.

Brad Pitt made two motion picture appearances in 1989: the first in a supporting role in the comedy Happy Together; the second a featured role in the horror film Cutting Class, the first of Brad Pitt's films to reach theaters.

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21.

Brad Pitt played J D, a small-time criminal who befriends Thelma .

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22.

Brad Pitt took on the role of Paul Maclean in the 1992 biographical film A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford.

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23.

Brad Pitt capped the year by winning a ShoWest Award for Male Star of Tomorrow.

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24.

In 1994, Brad Pitt portrayed the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in the horror film Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, based on Anne Rice's 1976 novel of the same name.

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Brad Pitt was part of an ensemble cast that included Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas.

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Brad Pitt called it a great movie and declared the part would expand his acting horizons.

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27.

Brad Pitt trained for months for the role, which demanded significant mountain climbing and trekking practice, including rock climbing in California and the European Alps with his co-star David Thewlis.

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Brad Pitt had the lead role in 1998's fantasy romance film Meet Joe Black.

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29.

Brad Pitt portrayed a personification of death inhabiting the body of a young man to learn what it is like to be human.

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30.

In 1999, Brad Pitt portrayed Tyler Durden in Fight Club, a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, directed by David Fincher.

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Brad Pitt prepared for the part with lessons in boxing, taekwondo, and grappling.

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32.

Brad Pitt was cast as an Irish Traveller boxer with a barely intelligible accent in Guy Ritchie's 2000 gangster film Snatch.

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33.

The following year Brad Pitt starred opposite Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy The Mexican, a film that garnered a range of reviews but enjoyed box office success.

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34.

In December 2001, Brad Pitt played Rusty Ryan in the heist film Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack original.

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Brad Pitt joined an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, and Julia Roberts.

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36.

Brad Pitt appeared in two episodes of MTV's reality series Jackass in February 2002, first running through the streets of Los Angeles with several cast members in gorilla suits, and in a subsequent episode participating in his own staged abduction.

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37.

Brad Pitt took on his first voice-acting roles in 2003, speaking as the titular character of the DreamWorks animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and playing Boomhauer's brother, Patch, in an episode of the animated television series King of the Hill.

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38.

Brad Pitt had two major film roles in 2004, starring as Achilles in Troy, and reprising his role, Rusty Ryan, in the sequel Ocean's Twelve.

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Brad Pitt spent six months sword training before the filming of Troy, based on the Iliad.

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40.

Brad Pitt's performance was critically well-received, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said that he was credible and gave the film visibility.

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Brad Pitt later said he regarded taking the part as one of the best decisions of his career.

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42.

Brad Pitt was credited on-screen as a producer; however, only Graham King was ruled eligible for the Oscar win.

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43.

Brad Pitt eventually collected the award one year later at the 2008 festival.

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44.

Brad Pitt was later cast as Benjamin Button, the lead in David Fincher's 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a loosely adapted version of a 1921 short story by F Scott Fitzgerald.

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Brad Pitt's next leading role came in 2009 with the Quentin Tarantino-directed war film Inglourious Basterds, which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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Brad Pitt played Lieutenant Aldo Raine, an American resistance fighter battling Nazis in German-occupied France.

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Brad Pitt next voiced the superhero character Metro Man in the 2010 animated feature Megamind.

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48.

Brad Pitt produced and appeared in Terrence Malick's experimental drama The Tree of Life, co-starring Sean Penn, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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In 2013, Brad Pitt starred in World War Z, a thriller about a zombie apocalypse, based on Max Brooks's novel of the same name.

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50.

Also in 2013, Brad Pitt had a supporting role in Ridley Scott's The Counselor.

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Brad Pitt starred in Fury, a World War II film directed and written by David Ayer, and co-starring Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena, and Jason Issacs.

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In 2015, Brad Pitt starred opposite his wife, Jolie, in her third directorial effort, By the Sea, a romantic drama about a marriage in crisis, based on her screenplay.

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53.

In 2016, Brad Pitt starred in Robert Zemeckis's romantic thriller Allied, in which he plays an assassin who falls in love with a French spy during a mission to kill a German official in World War II.

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54.

Brad Pitt played a recurring role as a weatherman on the late-night talk show The Jim Jefferies Show throughout 2017.

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Brad Pitt starred as Cliff Booth, a stunt double, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, reuniting with DiCaprio after The Departed, which Brad Pitt produced and DiCaprio starred.

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Brad Pitt's performance was praised as one of his career-best turn, delivering a performance "that weaponizes passivity into a lethal form of self-defense".

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57.

In 2021, Brad Pitt entered the recording business by creating a company with French record producer Damien Quintard.

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58.

In 2022, Brad Pitt starred in Bullet Train, directed by David Leitch, and will reuinte with his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Margot Robbie in Babylon, directed by Damien Chazelle.

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The following year Brad Pitt and Jolie flew to Haiti, where they visited a school supported by Yele Haiti, a charity founded by Haitian-born hip hop musician Wyclef Jean.

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Brad Pitt has a sustained interest in architecture, even taking time away from film to study computer-aided design at the Los Angeles offices of renowned architect Frank Gehry.

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Brad Pitt narrated e2 design, a PBS television series focused on worldwide efforts to build environmentally friendly structures through sustainable architecture and design.

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The first six homes were completed in October 2008, and in September 2009 Pitt received an award in recognition of the project from the U S Green Building Council, a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built and operated.

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Subsequently, Brad Pitt had a much-publicized romance and engagement to his Seven co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he dated from 1994 to 1997.

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Jolie and Brad Pitt stated that they fell in love on the set and that there was no infidelity.

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In July 2005, Brad Pitt accompanied Jolie to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she adopted her second child, Zahara Marley.

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Brad Pitt confirmed that their newborn daughter would qualify for a Namibian passport.

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Jolie had full custody until May 2021 when Brad Pitt was granted joint custody, over four and a half years after proceedings began.

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In September 2016, Brad Pitt got sober and began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

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Brad Pitt has admitted to using cannabis in the late '90s as a way to deal with his increasing fame.

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In 2022, Brad Pitt said that he had struggled for years to recognize people's faces due to prosopagnosia .

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Brad Pitt has an interest in art, learned pottery, and has created sculptures.

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72.

The magazine credited Brad Pitt for using "his star power to get people to look [to where] cameras don't usually catch".

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Brad Pitt was again included on the Time 100 in 2009, this time in the "Builders and Titans" list.

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