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Brad Pitt Biography

Brad Pitt will be in the Assasination of Jesse James.
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Brad Pitt in Ocean's 11. He is currently dating Angelina Jolie.
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Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Hometown: Shawnee, Oaklahoma
Real Full Name: William Bradley Pitt.

Brad Pitt - Small Town Beginnings:

Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Pitt grew up in Missouri and, after graduating from Kickapoo High School, Brad enrolled at the University of Missouri. When Brad Pitt was two credits away from graduating, he packed up his car - a Datsun he called "Runaround Sue" - and headed to Hollywood. Brad decided to try and become an actor.

Brad Pitt - Wearing a Chicken Suit

Before landing a steady role on the '80s primetime soap, Dallas, Brad Pitt took various jobs to get by, including wearing a chicken costume for the El Pollo Loco restaurant chain. From there, Brad Pitt snagged a few more small roles and then got his big break as the sexy drifter Geena Davis falls for in Thelma & Louise. After its release, people couldn't stop talking about the "sexy hitchhiker."

Brad Pitt - The Sexiest Man Alive

In 1992, Brad Pitt's career really began to take off. Pitt landed key roles in successful flicks like A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall and Interview With The Vampire. Brad Pitt's deep, dark movie roles didn't hurt his popularity with the female population. People magazine crowned Brad Pitt The Sexiest Man Alive in 1995 and 2000.

Brad Pitt - Love Life

Brad Pitt dated and lived with actress Juliette Lewis who starred in the flick Kalifornia with him. Years later, while filming the thriller Seven Brad Pitt started dating costar Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow and Pitt even got engaged, but broke up before they could tie the knot. Then, Brad Pitt met Friends' star, Jennifer Aniston. Brad and Jen were married on July 29, 2000 but divorced in 2004. Brad's break-up with Jen has been rumored to be because of his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie. Brad and Angelina originally denied the gossip, but are now open as a couple in the media. Brad and Angelina have 6 children together, 3 son's and daughters. Brad has adopted Angelina's two children, Maddox and Zahara in 2005. Angelina gave birth to their first daughter Shiloh in 2006, and twins son Knox Léon and Daughter Vivienne Marcheline in 2008. In 2007 Angelina adopted son Pax, and Brad legally adopted him in 2008.

Brad Pitt - Did U Know?

  • The Chinese government banned Brad Pitt from ever entering China because of his role in the movie, Seven Years in Tibet.
  • Brad Pitt used to constantly hook himself in the back of the head while learning to fly fish for the movie A River Runs Through It.
  • Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Neo in The Matrix.
  • Brad Pitt is good friends with Ocean's 11 co-star George Clooney (also a Sexiest Man Alive).

Brad Pitt Says...

"Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed."

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