Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt – Early Life and Rise to Stardom

This post is about the biography of a Hollywood star, Brad Pitt.

Highlights:

  • Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, US, on December 18, 1963
  • Currently divorced, having married Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie in the past (6 children)
  • An alumnus of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
  • Have received 78 award nominations, of which he won 53

Read on to check out the details.

Who Is Brad Pitt?

William Bradley Pitt is a famous actor and film producer in the American film industry. He is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most powerful and influential people.

Bradley has received multiple Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Brad Pitt’s family was a conservative Christian, even though he grew up as a Southern Baptist. His mother, Jane Etta, worked as a school counselor, while his father, William Alvin Pitt, owned a trucking company. He has two younger siblings, Douglas Mitchell (1966) and Julie Neal (1969).

While studying at Kickapoo High School in Missouri, USA, Brad was part of the tennis, swimming, and golf teams. He also participated in musicals and school debates.

After graduating from high school, he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in journalism (advertising) at the University of Missouri, which he earned in 1982.

Brad Pitt has dated several Hollywood stars, including Juliette Lewis, Robin Givens, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jill Schoelen.

Fast forward to 2000, he got married to Jennifer Aniston, an American actress and film producer. Sadly, they announced their divorce in January 2005 and finally got separated on October 2, 2005.

It was during his court proceedings that he started dating Angelina Jolie. They had a private wedding in 2014 until Jolie filed for divorce because of irreconcilable differences in 2019. The divorce was granted on April 12, 2019. Before their divorce, she had given birth to three children for him, and they adopted three more from outside the US.

Angelina Jolie and Brad six children

In 2022, Brad Pitt started a new relationship with a jewelry designer, Ines de Ramon, who is Paul Wesley’s ex-wife.

Career – How Did Brad Pitt Get into Acting?

Brad Pitt had a passion for films, so he moved to Los Angeles when he was about to graduate. He had to do menial jobs to sustain himself while taking acting lessons at the same time.

Brad Pitt got famous when he was featured in Thelma & Louise (1991), where he starred as J.D., a cowboy hitchhiker.

Filmography

Bradley has been featured in many Hollywood films, including:

  • The Dark Side of the Sun (1988) as Rick
  • 12 Monkeys (1995) as Jeffrey Goines
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001) as Rusty Ryan
  • Troy (2004) as Achilles
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) as John Smith
  • World War Z (2013) as Gerry Lane
  • The Counselor (2013) as Westray

Films Produced by Brad Pitt

Bradley Pitt has been involved in film production for nearly two decades.

As of now, he has produced and co-produced the following films.

  • The Departed (2006)
  • Running with Scissors (2006)
  • A Mighty Heart (2007)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  • Kick-Ass (2010)
  • Moneyball (2011)
  • The Tree of Life (2011)
  • Killing Them Softly (2012)
  • Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
  • World War Z (2013)
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • The Big Short (2015)
  • By the Sea (2015)
  • Voyage of Time (2016)
  • War Machine (2017)
  • Vice (2018)
  • Beautiful Boy (2018)
  • The King (2019)
  • Ad Astra (2019)
  • Blonde (2022)
  • Beetlejuice 2 (Coming in 2024)
  • Untitled Joseph Kosinski movie (To be released in 2024)
  • Wolves (Upcoming film)

Awards Won by Brad Pitt

Bradley Pitt has won 53 awards so far, both for acting and film production.

Brad Pitt holding an award

Here is a list of some of his awards, alongside their years:

  • 1995 – Worst Screen Couple (Golden Raspberry Awards)
  • 1996 – Most Desirable Male (MTV Movie & TV Awards)
  • 1996, 2020 – Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Golden Globe Awards)
  • 2010 – Outstanding Performance by a Cast – Motion Picture (Screen Actors Guild Awards)
  • 2011 – Best Supporting Actor (Chicago Film Critics Association)
  • 2014 – Best Picture (Academy Awards)
  • 2014 – Best Film (British Academy Film Awards)
  • 2014 – Outstanding Television Movie (Primetime Emmy Awards)
  • 2016 – Best Comedy (Critics’ Choice Movie Awards)
  • 2016 – Best Movie Supporting Actor (Critics’ Choice Movie Awards)
  • 2019 – Best Supporting Actor (Boston Society of Film Critics)
  • 2019 – Best Supporting Actor (Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association)
  • 2020 – Best Supporting Actor (Academy Awards)
  • 2023 – Worst Picture (Golden Raspberry Awards)

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