With a $300 million net worth, William Bradley Pitt an American film Actor and Producer has gained Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor Award, British Academy Film Award, and Golden Globe Awards for his fabulous 105 movies and acting career.
William Bradley Pitt, son of William Alvin Pitt and Jane Etta, was born on 18 December 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America. He is a famous American actor, producer, and entrepreneur. In 1987, he joined the film industry when he was 24 years. Brad started his acting career in movies in uncredited roles waiter, police officer, and partygoer. Later in 1988, he performed as a ‘Randy’ in the television drama ‘Dellas’ as the boyfriend of Charlie Wade.
In the same year, Brad made his first movie as a leading character with the Yugoslavian U.S co-production ‘The Dark Side of the Sun (1988). He appeared as a young boy whose body suffered from an uncured skin disease that prevented him from exposure to the light. Brad has made at least 105 films as the main character, supporting character, and producer.
Brad Pitt Movies as an Uncredited Role
In 1987, Brad came to the film industry and worked as an uncredited character in 4 movies. His first movie as an uncredited character was ‘Hunk.’ In this movie, he performed as a service guy who served the drink at the beach. ‘No Way Out was the second movie by Brad Pitt. His role was to act as an unnoticed officer in the party scene. ‘No Man’s Land was the third movie by Brad. In his third movie, he took part as a waiter. His fourth movie as an uncredited actor was ‘Less than Zero, and his role was to perform as a ‘Preppie guy at the fight.’
Early Career from 1989-1994
Brad performed his first leading role as ‘Rick’ in ‘The Dark Side of the Sun.” The Dark Side of the Sun” was Brad’s first movie which was released in 1997 due to the Croatian War of Independence. In 1989, Pitt appeared in two motion pictures ‘Happy Together’ and ‘Cutting Class.’ Pitt performed his first supporting actor role in ‘Happy Together, it was also his first comedy movie. ‘Cutting Class’ was a horror movie. Cutting Class was Pitt’s first movie that reached theaters and gave him much exposure. After this, Brad did not make any big movies, while he took part in many television drama series Head of the Class, Thirtysomething, Freddy’s Nightmares, Growing Pains, and Glory Days.
Having a successful experience in television dramas, Brad also made some telefilms ‘Too Young to Die, The Image, and A River Runs Through It.’ In 1991, he got extraordinary attraction for his supporting role in the ‘Thelma & Louise movie. It awarded him uplevel appreciation, and his sex scene was liked very much by the audience. Between 1991 and 1994, he had many supporting and leading roles in different films, tele series, telefilms, and dramas that gave him popularity. After so many struggles, Brad won his first award ‘The ShoWest Award for Male Star of Tomorrow end of 1994.
Breakthrough from 1994-1997
Undoubtedly, Brad Pitt was a good actor, but still, he could not get the success for what he was looking for. In 1994, he shot in the ‘Interview with the Vampire movie and won two MTV Movie Awards at the 1995 ceremony. Pitt won two awards for “Interview with the Vampire.” Pitt proved the critics wrong with the achievement of his first Golden Globe Award, in the Best Actor category for Legends of the Fall (1994). At that time, Brad’s ability was turning into a creditable job.
In 1995, he filmized a crime thriller movie Seven and performed as a detective who found a serial killer. In this movie, Brad starred with Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kevin Spacy. Pitt said it was an honor for me to work alongside such an experienced cast. Seven succeeded in earning $327 million in business at the International Box Office.
Brad was expanding his portfolio and expressed himself as multiple skilled actors. After the success of Seven, he performed in the science-fiction movie 12 Monkeys in 1995. It was a magnificent movie, and Pitt earned extensive appreciation from the critics and the audience. With the success of 12 Monkeys, Pitt achieved his first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie. He also got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Rise to Prominence from 1998-2001
Action hero boosts more than others. Brad Pitt acted in different characters, but he had not shot an action movie till 1998. In 1999, he portrayed his first action movie ‘Fight Club.’ It was a different and difficult task for Brad Pitt to perform, as he had never done action movies before. Pitt had to take fighting classes to perform like a professional fighter. He learned boxing, taekwondo, and grappling.
Furthermore, Brad’s role was as an Irish Traveler and boxer, and Brad learned the Irish language with an excellent Irish accent. He was not only learning the Irish language but also speaking with a very good Irish accent. Mick LaSalle said about Pitt’s Irish accent, “Pit was ideally spoken as an Irishman whose accent is so thick even Brits can’t understand him.”
Now Brad Pitt had become a famous star in the showbiz industry. He had shot almost every kind of movie thriller, action, dramatic, comedy, horror, and romantic. With the arrival of the 21st century, he portrayed internationally successful blockbuster movies The Mexican and Spy Game. In 2001, Brad took part as a guest actor in the eighth season of the ‘television series ‘Friends and was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. In December 2001, Pitt shot Ocean’s Eleven and did $450 million worldwide business.
With the fortunate business of Fight Club, Brad offered to portray an American epic historical war movie Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen. In this movie, Brad had to perform the character of the greatest Greek commander Achilleus who fought with the Trojan army of the historical city Troy. Brad said, “I have spent six months sword training before the filming of Troy.” It was the highest-grossing film when it was released. Troy was the first movie by Brad Pitt which made over $497 million worldwide business. Additionally, Troy was nominated for Best Costume Design at the 77th Academy Awards and was the eighth highest-grossing film of 2004. Troy was the best movie in the career of Brad Pitt.
In 2004, Brad starred in ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ an American heist comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ‘Ocean’s Twelve’s cast was an ensemble cast. It succeeded to gross $362 million worldwide business. Ocean’s Twelve earned the title of the tenth highest-grossing film of 2004. In 2005, Brad portrayed a comedy action movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith with his present wife and the worldwide popular film star Angelina Jolie.
This film made $478 million worldwide business and placed among the biggest hits of 2005. In 2006, Pitt acted the dramatic movie, Babel. In this movie, Pitt performed as a supporting actor and earned a lot of appreciation for his acting. Babel was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and Golden Globe awards and won the Best Drama Golden Globe award. It received positive reviews and earned $135 million worldwide business.
In 2007, Brad Pitt was cast in Ocean’s Thirteen and rolled as Rusty Ryan. It made $311 million in business worldwide. Pitt portrayed a Western drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford in 2007 and earned the Volpi Cup award for Best Actor at the 64th Venice International Film Festival in 2008 festival.
In 2008, Pitt appeared in his next black comedy film Burn After Reading, and David Fincher’s movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button film was a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pitt earned his first nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award, second nomination for Academy Award, and a fourth nomination for Golden Globe for the best actor in all categories. The film made more than $329 million in business worldwide.
With years of successful film experience, Brad Pitt had become an established actor. In 2009, Brad played a leading role as Lieutenant Aldo Raine in the theater film Inglorious Basterds. The Inglorious Basterds film made $311 million in business, premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and received eight Academy Award nominations and seven MTV Movie Award nominations. Brad got the Best Male Performance award for Inglorious Basterds. In 2011, Brad produced his first dramatical movie The Tree of Life. ‘The Tree of Life film earned positive reviews from critics and won the ‘Palme d’Or award’ at the 2011 ‘Cannes Film Festival.’ Pitt shot Billy Bean in another dramatic movie Moneyball and received the Best Actor award. The picture also received six Academy Award nominations and the Best Picture Award.
Pitt continued his travel as a producer rather than an actor. As a Producer, Brad produced World War 2, By the Sea, The Big Short, War Machine, and more. In 2013, Brad shot his next movie Killing Them Softly written by George V. Higgins. This movie did not succeed in making a good business. In 2013, Brad starred in a thriller movie ‘World War 2’ and earned up to $540 million worldwide. He was also the producer of this movie and it was the highest-grossing picture of Brad Pitt as a producer. Brad produced another historical dramatic movie ‘12 Years a Slave.’ This movie earned nominations for nine Academy Awards, ‘Winning Three’, and Best Picture awards.
In ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ Brad appeared as a personal assistant and best friend of Rick Dalton. He is a stuntman in the film and specialized in knives and close-quarters combat. This film was released on 26 July 2019 in the United States of America and on 14th August in the United Kingdom. It earned more than $374 million worldwide and placed in the list of top ten films of the year. ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ got 92nd Academy Award, Best Picture Award, Best Motion Picture Award, and Best Screenplay Award. Brad Pitt also won the ‘Best Production Award and ‘Best Supporting Actor Award’ at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. In the same year, Pitt starred another successful epic movie, Ad Astra. He performed a space engineer who searched the galaxy for his father. In 2020, Brad portrayed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Saturday Night Live and earned Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nomination. Last but not least in 2022, Pitt acted in Bullet Train directed by David Leitch.
Affairs and Relationships
William Bradley Pitt is one of the most romantic stars in the American film industry. He is well-known for his sexy smile, good-looking, and romantic style. From 1987 to 2005, Brad had fifteen relationships. He had married two of his girlfriends ‘Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie.’ Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston came close to each other in 1998, and they married on July 29, 2000, in Malibu, California. Their married life continued only for five years, and they separated in October 2005. After divorced from Jennifer Aniston, Brad started dating Angelina Jolie. The story of their relationship started on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie. In 2006, they got married and had six children. In 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce and requested to bring up children in her custody.
Brad Pitt’s Bio at a Glance
|Full Name||William Bradley “Brad” Pitt|
|Famous as a||Brad Pitt|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Executive, Entrepreneur|
|Height||5-Feet and 11-Inches|
|Skin Color||White (Fair)|
|Eye Color||Light Blue|
Personal Life Facts
|Date of Birth (D.O.B)||18 December 1963|
|Age (as of 2022)||59 Years|
|Birth Place||Shawnee, Oklahoma|
|Early education (school)||Kickapoo High School, Springfield, Missouri|
|College||University of Missouri|
|Educational Qualification||High School|
Parents and Family
|Father||William Alvin Pitt|
|Mother||Jane Etta Pitt|
|Sister||Julie Pitt Neal|
|Girlfriends||Fifteen (15) Before marriage Robin Givens, Shalane McCall, Jill Schoelen Sinitta, Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Daily Juliette Lewis, Geena Davis, Julia Ormond Jitka Pohlodek, Thandie Newton, Gwyneth Paltrow Claire Forlani, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie|
|Ex-Wife||Jennifer Aniston (2000-2005)|
|Present Wife||Angelina Jolie (2014-Present)|
|Sons Names||Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt|
|Daughters Names||Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt|
|Favorite Cars||BMW Hydrogen 7, Audi Q7, Chevy Camaro SS, Lexus LS 460 F Sport, Jeep Cherokee|
|Favorite Bikes||Ducati Monster 696, BMW R1200GS, Yamaha R1, Yamaha YZF R6, Triumph Bonneville Ducati Desmosedici RR, Harley Davidson –Rocker C, Harley Davidson — Rocker, Lamborghini, Ferrari|
Brad Pitt’s Achievements and Awards
List of Brad Pitt Movies as an Actor
|Releasing Year||Film Name|
|(1991)||Thelma & Louise|
|(1992)||A River Runs Through It|
|(1994)||Legends of the Fall|
|(1994)||Interview with the Vampire|
|(2005)||Mr. & Mrs. Smith|
|(2008)||Burn After Reading|
|(2008)||The Curious Case of Benjamin Button|
|(2013)||World War 2|
|(2019)||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
List of Brad Pitt’s Movies as a Producer
|Releasing Year||Movie Name|
|(2006)||Running with Scissors|
|(2007)||A Mighty Heart|
|(2007)||The Assassination of Jess and James|
|(2010)||Eat Pray Love|
|(2011)||The Tree of Life|
|(2012)||Killing Them Softly|
|(2013)||World War 2|
|(2013)||12 Years a Slave|
|(2015)||By the Sea|
|(2015)||Hitting the Apex|
|(2015)||The Big Short|
|(2016)||Voyage of Time|
List of Brad Pitt’s Awards
|Nominated Work||Category||Award Name|
|12 Years a Slave||Best Picture||Academy Award|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Best Supporting Actor||Academy Award|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Best Supporting Actor||British Academy Film|
|12 Monkeys||Best Supporting Actor||Golden Globe Award|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Best Supporting Actor||Golden Globe|
|The Normal Heart||Best Television Movie||Primetime Emmy|
|Inglourious Basterds||Best Ensemble Cast||Screen Actors Guild|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Best Supporting Actor||Screen Actors Guild|