Brad Pitt

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
Jump to navigation Jump to search
/wiki/Brad Pittcreator

William Bradley Pitt, better known as Brad Pitt, has been cited as one of the world's most attractive men and his off-screen life is widely reported. Pitt has received three Academy Award nominations and has won one Golden Globe Award out of five nominations. Besides, he was born in 1963 and still looks like he's in his 30's.

Pitt began his acting career with television guest appearances, which included a role on the CBS soap opera Dallas in 1987. He gained recognition as the cowboy hitchhiker who seduces Thelma in the 1991 road movie Thelma and Louise. Pitt's first leading roles in big-budget productions came with A River Runs Through It and Interview with the Vampire. He was cast opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 1994 drama Legends of the Fall, which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination. In 1995, he gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Se7en and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys, the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. Pitt then starred in the 1999 cult hit Fight Club, the 2000 gangster film Snatch and the 2001 heist film Ocean's Eleven, a major international hit, and its sequels Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). He has had his biggest commercial successes with Troy (2004) and Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005). In 2007, he also appared in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford. In 2008, he starred in Burn After Reading and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; he received his second Academy Award nomination for his performance in the latter. His next film was Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009). He had a voice role in the animated film Megamind (2010). In 2011, he appeared in Terrence Malick's arthouse drama The Tree of Life and Moneyball, based on the true story of baseball manager Billy Beane. He got his third Academy Award nomination for his performance in the latter. He has also been confirmed to play the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of World War Z.

Formerly married to Jennifer Aniston of Friends fame, since 2005 he lives with actress Angelina Jolie in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. He and Jolie have six children: Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. Since beginning his relationship with Jolie, he has become increasingly involved in social issues, both in the United States and internationally.