He of chiseled features and proverbial Adonis good looks and a fabulous body to boot, is none other than William Brad Pitt a.k.a Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt is a sensuously handsome blond actor who has emerged as one of the most celebrated big-screen sex symbols of Hollywood. Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to parents William A. Pitt and Jane Etta Hillhouse, his parents moved to Springfield, Missouri soon after his birth. During his school days, Pitt got involved in sports, debating, student government, and school musicals. After graduating from high school, he attended the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri but left the course, shy of two credits and packed his bags to journey to Hollywood in 1986. Hollywood Calling
Pitt struggled for the first seven months while in Los Angeles, CA. Soon he signed an agent and started getting regular acting work. He started with small TV serials and hit the jackpot in 1994 when he was cast in the role of a lanky cowboy J.D. in the blockbuster cult movie 'Thelma & Louise.' His short role won him universal attention. His love scene with Geena Davis secured the sex symbol image for him. 'A River Runs through It' followed the success of this movie.
After a series of bad showings on the Box Office, Pitt made a strong comeback statement in 1994, and played lead roles in two great movies, 'Interview with the Vampire' and 'Legends of the Fall.' However, Pitt decided to change the pace of his acting career and made a conscious effort to play diverse roles in movies such as 'Seven,' and his Oscar Awards nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in '12 Monkeys' (both 1995).
Brad Pitt played a lawyer in 'Sleepers' (1996) and an IRA gunman in 'The Devil's Own' (1997). While in 'Seven Years in Tibet' (1997), Pitt adopted an Austrian accent for his role as an egotistical man who undergoes a conversion of sorts when he meets and becomes friends with a youthful Dalai Lama. In 1998, Pitt acted in the languid 'Meet Joe Black.' In movies, such as 'Fight Club' (1999) and 'Snatch' (2000) Pitt got the opportunity to display his muscular and brawny physique.
Parallel to his on-screen successes, Pitt's celebrity status as a handsome Hollywood hunk was soaring and it was around this time that he became romantically involved with the beautiful 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston. The relationship culminated in a fairy tale wedding in 2001.
Post marriage in 2001, Pitt acted in three movies with varying degrees of success 'The Mexican,' 'Spy Game,' and 'Ocean's Eleven.' With the epic 'Troy' (2004), Pitt played the role of Achilles, an Adonis with a vulnerable heel. The same year saw Pitt join the gang of Danny Ocean's team in 'Ocean's Twelve.' By then Pitt had split with Anniston and was linked with Angelina Jolie. The two met while shooting for 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' (2005) and love blossomed and so did the earnings from the ticket sales.
After being away from the big screen, Pitt made another Oscar Award winning performance in the intense drama 'Babel' (2006). In 2007, Pitt will be seen in 'Ocean's 13' and 'The Assassination of Jesse James.'Trivia
Is a vegetarian.
Owns and plays Taylor Guitars.
Dianne Wiest is his favorite actor.
His best friend is 'Troy' co-star Orlando Bloom.Achievements
Is the first man ever to be named "Sexiest Man Alive" twice by People Magazine (1994 and 2000).
Premiere Magazine has ranked him as #50 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
Ranked #15 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list.
Won an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the role in the movie 'Twelve Monkeys.' Past Projects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.... Benjamin Button
Burn After Reading.... Chad Feldheimer
Ocean's Thirteen.... Rusty Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. Smith.... John Smith
Ocean's Twelve.... Rusty Ryan
Ocean's Eleven.... Rusty Ryan
The Mexican.... Jerry Welbach
Snatch.... Mickey O'Neil
Fight Club.... Tyler Durden
Meet Joe Black.... Joe Black
Seven Years in Tibet.... Heinrich Harrer
Sleepers.... Michael Sullivan
Twelve Monkeys.... Jeffrey Goines
Se7en.... Detective David Mills
Legends of the Fall.... Tristan Ludlow
A River Runs Through It.... Paul Maclean
Thelma & Louise.... J.D.
Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 18, 1963.Name:
William Bradley PittDate of Birth:
December 18th 1963Height:
5' 11" (1.80 m)Talent Agency:
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825
"Fame is a bitch, man."
Brad Pitt (Viasat magazine, May 2001)