48 Facts About Brad Pitt

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

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2. In 2001, Brad Pitt co-founded the production company, Plan B Entertainment which has produced various films including The Departed, 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Moonlight (2016), which have all received the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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3. Brad Pitt gave critically acclaimed performances in David Fincher's crime thriller Seven, the science fiction film 12 Monkeys, the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination.

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4. Brad Pitt finished the century starring as Tyler Durden in Fight Club.

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5. Brad Pitt found his greatest commercial success starring in the Steven Soderbergh's crime heist film Ocean's Eleven.

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6. Brad Pitt reprised his role in its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

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7. Brad Pitt starred in the critically acclaimed films, Babel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), Inglorious Basterds (2009), The Tree of Life (2011), The Big Short (2015), and Ad Astra (2019).

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8. In 2019, Brad Pitt won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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9. Brad Pitt produced The Departed and 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Moonlight (2016), all of which received the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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

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

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13. 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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14. 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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15. 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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16. Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly wrote: "Brad Pitt is a magnificent slimeball as her hoody boyfriend; looking and sounding like a malevolent John Cougar Mellencamp, he's really scary.

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17. Brad Pitt compared working with Redford to playing tennis with a superior player, saying "when you play with somebody better than you, your game gets better.

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

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19. 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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20. 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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21. 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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22. Brad Pitt prepared for the part with lessons in boxing, taekwondo, and grappling.

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23. 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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24. On November 22, 2001, Brad Pitt made a guest appearance in the eighth season of the television series Friends, playing a man with a grudge against Rachel Green, played by Jennifer Aniston, to whom Brad Pitt was married at the time.

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

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

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29. 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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30. 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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31. 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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32. 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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33. In 2021, Brad Pitt entered the recording business by creating a company with French record producer Damien Quintard.

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34. 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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35. Brad Pitt visited the University of Missouri campus in October 2004 to encourage students to vote in the 2004 US presidential election, in which he supported John Kerry.

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

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38. Brad Pitt met with US President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in March 2009 to promote his concept of green housing as a national model and to discuss federal funding possibilities.

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39. In September 2012, Brad Pitt reaffirmed his support of President Obama, saying, "I am an Obama supporter and I'm backing his US election campaign.

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40. Brad Pitt met actress Jennifer Aniston in 1998; they married in a private wedding ceremony in Malibu on July 29, 2000.

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

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42. On December 3, 2005, Brad Pitt was in the process of becoming the adoptive father of Zahara, and Jolie's first adopted child, Maddox Chivan.

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43. Brad Pitt adopted Pax in the United States on February 21, 2008.

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44. Brad Pitt's gave birth to son Knox Leon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline on July 12, 2008 in Nice, France.

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

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47. Brad Pitt appeared on Forbes annual Celebrity 100 list of the 100 most powerful celebrities from 2006 to 2008 placing at numbers 20, 5 and 10, respectively.

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

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