Who is Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt is an American actor. He is famous for a lot of roles including some of his roles in films like Fight Club, The Curious Life of Benjamin Button, Once upon a time in Hollywood, Troy, Ocean’s 11 and many other roles. Pitt has gained recognition as an action star and also as a more serious performer, earning an Academy Award.
Shawnee, Oklahoma, the United States of America
Brad Pitt has been subject to much publicity in regards to his personal life. First, his marriage and later divorce to Jennifer Aniston and then to Angelina Jolie were hugely discussed. Pitt has six kids with Angelina Jolie, with three children coming from different countries. He was married to Aniston between 2000 and 2005 and to Jolie between 2014 and 2019.
Brad Pitt began acting in 1987 with uncredited parts in films like No Way Out, No Man’s Land, and Less Than Zero. The same year, he appeared in Another World, a soap opera and a sitcom called Trial and Error, as well as the sitcom Growing Pains. After that, Pitt appeared on Dallas with a semi-regular role and then had a few more guest appearances on TV.
His first leading role came in 1988 in a Yugoslavian and American production titled The Dark Side of the Sun, but the film did not come out until 1997. He later appeared in Happy Together and Cutting Class, Pitt’s first film to hit theatres.
His breakthrough role was his appearance in Thelma & Louise, where he played a criminal, and his character helped him become a sex symbol and a recognized actor. This success was cemented in 1992 with the role he played in A River Runs Through It, where he was critically acclaimed.
This allowed him to move to other big budgets productions, like Interview with the Vampire in 1994 opposite Tom Cruise, Seven in 1995, and 12 Monkeys the same year.
He was in Fight Club in 1999, which received critical and commercial acclaim. He was in Ocean’s Eleven in 2001, and the sequels to this heist film, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, came out in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He was in The Mexican along with Julia Roberts.
He played Achilles in 2004’s Troy and appeared alongside Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. 2008 saw the release of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which Pitt received an Oscar nomination. 2011 saw his release ‘The Moneyball’ along with cast Members Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt which was well appreciated. Fabrizio Zacharee Guido worked with him in the 2013 horror film World War Z.
In 2015, he appeared alongside Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale in The Big Short.
He has appeared in more commercial films like World War Z in 2013 while also taking roles in more artistic films, such as Tarantino’s 2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
As a producer, Pitt worked on The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and others.
Brad Pitt has an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globes as an actor, and several of the same awards as a producer. He received an Oscar for Best Actor in a supporting role for ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’ wherein he worked with Cast members Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
He has produced eight films that were nominated for the Oscars as Best Picture. The Departed, 12 Years a Slave, and Moonlight won the prize.
He has had encounters with at least two stalkers that led to court-mandated restraining orders.
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