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December 5, 2009

Brad Pitt Amazing Facts

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Written by: arunenigma

Name : Brad Pitt

Real Name : William Bradley Pitt

Birthday : 18, Dec 1963 – Wednesday

Born Place : Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA. Raised in Springfield, Missouri.

Height : 183cm

Weight : 72kg

Zodiac Sign : Sagittarius

Hair: Blond ; Eyes: Blue

Family : Jennifer (wife), Jane (mom), Bill (dad), Doug (brother) and Julie (sister).

Relationships : Angelina Jolie, girlfriend (2005 to present)
Jennifer Aniston, ex-wife (1998 to 2005)
Gwyneth Paltrow, ex-girlfriend (1995 to 1997, engaged)
Jitka Pohlodek, ex-girlfriend (1993 to 1995)
Juliette Lewis, ex-girlfriend (1990 to 1993)
Robin Givens, ex-girlfriend (1989)
Jill Schoelen, ex-girlfriend (1988)

Children : Maddox Chivan, adopted son (8/5/01)
Pax Thien, adopted son (11/29/03)
Zahara Marley, adopted daughter (1/8/05)
Shiloh Nouvel, daughter (5/27/06)
Knox Leon, son (7/13/08)
Vivienne Marcheline, daughter (7/13/08)

Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe; 1 Oscar, 1 Emmy nomination

Education: Graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield 1982. Attended University Of Missouri at Columbia 1986.

Hobbies: Interior design, architecture and nature.

Smokes: Yes. His favourite brands are Camel Wides and Marlboro. Started smoking in 6th grade.

Pets: 5 dogs (Blanco, C.C. Rider, Purdy, Saudi and Todd Potter).

Car: Black GMC SUV. Previous a black Jeep Cherokee.

Favourite author: Cormac McCarthy

Favourite candy: Twizzlers

Favourite cereal: Frosted Flakes

Favourite drink: Mountain Dew

Favourite movies: Planet of the Apes and Saturday Night Fever

Favourite music : Jimi Hendrix, Gipsy Kings, Stone Temple Pilots and Bob Marley. The first album he bought was Elton John’s ‘Captain Fantastic’. He also likes Shirley Manson (Q Magazine March 1999). His first concert was the ‘Dobbie brothers’

Drinks: Coffee and beer.

Favourite snacks: Pizza

Favourite sports: Bicycling, rock climbing and tennis.

Favourite TV-show: All in the Family

Hates: Sharks and spiders.

Brad Pitt’s Addresses:

9150 Wilshire Blvd #350
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
USA

c/o Creative Artists Agency
9830 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
USA

There is rumor that Brad Pitt is not as muscular as the pictures had him on the Troy posters. Val Kilmer is reported to claim that Brad Pitt’s muscles on the Troy posters was air brushed.

It has been reported that Brad Pitt walked out on the movie, Troy, during the official screening. His actions caused outrage at the Cannes Film Festival .

It is reported that Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon have been taking home videos of their weekends in order to promote the movie Ocean’s 12.

It is reported that during the filming of the movie, Troy, Brad Pitt and Eric Bana turned their trailers into bars. Everyone on the set was invited to sit around and get drunk between shootings and during down time.

It is reported that Brad Pitt quit smoking for months in 2004 to prepare for the physical scenes of the movie, Troy. After the movie was completed, Brad Pitt allegedly went back to smoking.

It is reported that during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had to repeatedly seek medical attention. There was a flu virus going around the set. Because of the hot scenes in the movie, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were re-infecting one another over and over.

It is reported that six security guards were arrested for stealing an all-terrain motorcycle and tools that belonged to the crew of the movie, Troy.

It is reported that Brad Pitt abandoned the set and shooting of the movie, Troy, in order to go abroad and have his hair dyed again. Brad Pitt was allegedly concerned about the Mediterranean climate affecting his hair and booked
an appointment with a hair stylist in Britain to dye his hair
during the shooting. Daniel Galvin supposedly had to open up his shop in Britain so that he could help Brad Pitt through his hair crisis.

It is reported that before becoming an actor, Brad Pitt worked as the mascot for a eating establishment. Brad Pitt was allegedly their giant chicken.

Known for his rugged good looks (PEOPLE named him Sexiest Man Alive twice), Brad Pitt got his break as the hard-bodied scam artist in Thelma and Louise. But it was his riskier roles as the volatile Tyler Durden in Fight Club and the insane Jeffrey Goines in 12 Monkeys that earned him acclaim and an Oscar nod.

Having famously romanced many high-profile actresses, Pitt married Friends star Jennifer Aniston in 2000, but their union ended in 2005 and he quickly moved on with Mr. & Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie.

The couple, who earned his-and-her lead actor Oscar nominations in 2009, attracted worldwide attention when Pitt adopted Jolie’s two adopted children (Maddox and Zahara) and expanded their family with biological daughter Shiloh, adopted son Pax, and twins, a boy, Knox, and a girl, Vivienne.

1969

Singing his Praises


Even as a 6-year-old choirboy, Pitt turns heads during services at South Haven Baptist Church in his hometown of Springfield, Mo. “You couldn’t keep from watching Brad because his face was so expressive,” piano accompanist Connie Bilyeu tells PEOPLE. “He would move his little mouth so big with all the words that he attracted everyone’s attention.”

1986

January

Cluck for a Buck

Pitt drops out of the University of Missouri’s journalism school to pursue acting in Hollywood. He takes a number of odd jobs once he gets there, including dressing up as an El Pollo Loco chicken and chauffeuring a limo for a strip-o-gram service.

1987

December

First Kiss


Pitt nabs a five-episode guest-starring role on the primetime soap ”Dallas”. He plays Randy, the boyfriend of Priscilla Presley’s daughter. “It was real sweaty-palms time for me,” he tells PEOPLE of his first smooching scene with actress Shalane McCall. “It was kind of wild, because I’d never even met her before.”

1989 Romance Behind the Scenes

After meeting 16-year-old Juliette Lewis on the set of the TV movie Too Young to Die, they begin dating. “We were trying to be Sid and Nancy or something,” he says of the relationship, which quickly gets serious when they move into a funky L.A. home together. The two, who star as greasy serial killers in 1993’s Kalifornia, break up in February of that year.

1991 May 24 Ab Fab

Pitt steals the show as the often-shirtless hitchhiker who charms fleeing fugitive Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise. He almost didn’t get the role, having been cast only when Billy Baldwin bowed out to star in Backdraft.

1992

October 09

Instant Legend


Often compared to Robert Redford because of his good looks, Pitt is directed by the screen legend in what the Los Angeles Times calls “a career-making performance” as one of two fly-fishing brothers in A River Runs Through It. “It’s like tennis: When you play with somebody better than you, your game gets better,” he tells the Chicago Tribune of working with Redford. “But yeah, it made me anxious.”

1994

November 11

He’s Got Bite


In his highest-profile role to date, Pitt holds his own opposite Tom Cruise in the big-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. Pitt’s bloodsucking character’s sour mood makes shooting the movie a downer. “I hated doing this movie,” he tells USA Today. “Hated it. Loved watching it. Completely hated doing it. My character is depressed from the beginning to the end.”

December

Lucky Number Se7en


While filming the thriller Se7en, Pitt becomes smitten with 22-year-old costar Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays his eventually decapitated wife in the film. In December 1996, Pitt proposes to Paltrow and she accepts. “I can’t wait, man,” he tells Rolling Stone. “…walk down the aisle, wear the ring, kiss the bride. Oh, it’s going to be great.” Seven months later, they call off their engagement.

1995

January 30

Life Ain’t the Pitts


PEOPLE names Pitt the Sexiest Man Alive. “Brad is one of the most attractive and talented men in the world,” Vampire producer David Geffen tells PEOPLE. “He’s going to be one of the biggest actors out there.”

December 27

Committed

Eager to deglamorize himself, Pitt appears as a twitchy mental patient in the sci-fi thriller Twelve Monkeys. As part of his preparation, the actor checks into a psychiatric ward at a Philadelphia hospital for one day. The role earns Pitt his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

1996

October

You’re Money, Baby

Pitt scores a reported $17.5 million up front from Universal Pictures to star in the upcoming feature Meet Joe Black. It’s his first mega-star-worthy paycheck after receiving $10 million for each of his previous two films.

1998

May

Not Just Friends

Pitt and Friends star Jennifer Aniston go on a first date brokered by their respective managers. While neither will reveal who asked for it, both seem pretty happy with the result. While they initially go out of their way not to be photographed together, the pair eventually admit that they are indeed a couple, with Pitt reluctantly telling Oprah Winfrey in October, “Uh, we met through friends.”

1999

October 15

Box-Office Knockout

Pitt appears as Tyler Durden in the hyper-violent Fight Club. To fully get in shape for the role – a sleazy, leather-jacket-wearing waiter who runs an underground slugging joint – Pitt practiced boxing and tae kwon do for months. He also temporarily had caps pried off his front teeth and replaced with snaggles. “My girl likes them,” he says to PEOPLE.

2000

July 29

I’ll Be There for You

Among friends, fireworks and 50,000 flowers, Aniston and Pitt tie the knot on a Malibu bluff, reading marriage vows they composed themselves. Pitt promises to “split the difference on the thermostat” while Aniston pledges to always make his “favorite banana milkshake.” Pitt’s brother Doug, 33, serves as best man. Aniston chooses two bridesmaids: high school friend Andrea Bendewald, 30, and documentary filmmaker Kristin Hahn-Stringer, 31, one of the first friends Aniston made in L.A. Famous guests include Courteney Cox Arquette and husband David Arquette, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek and Melissa Etheridge.

November 13

We’re Bringing Sexy Back


Pitt is the first man to be named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive twice. “Brad was always gorgeous,” says assistant managing editor Elizabeth Sporkin, who oversaw the issue, “but commitment has amped up his inner glow.” Pal George Clooney joins him in the honor in 2006.

2001 March 02 Pretty Man…and Woman

Pitt appears in The Mexican with Julia Roberts, marking the first time the two A-list stars have ever shared the screen together. It won’t be the last: they’ll team up with George Clooney and Matt Damon later in the year for the remake of Ocean’s Eleven.

November 22

The Famous Spouse

Playing a formerly dorky high school friend of David Schwimmer’s character on Friends, guest star Pitt is invited to Thanksgiving dinner, where he squares off against Aniston’s character, an old adversary. It is Pitt’s only appearance on the show, although he is a frequent fixture on the set, often playing video games with Schwimmer or talking cars with Matt LeBlanc.

2003

January 19

Trouble Signs?

Aniston forgets to thank Pitt during her acceptance speech for best actress in a TV comedy at the Golden Globes, prompting speculation that there may be a few cracks in their marriage.

March

Pitt Wears Short Skirts


Playing the ancient Greek warrior Achilles, Pitt begins filming Troy in a variety of locations, including Mexico and Malta. With production costs coming in around $185 million, it will be the most expensive picture Pitt has participated in, although it isn’t the elaborate set that takes the most adjustment. “Let’s just say that the skirt took a few weeks to get used to,” he tells London’s Sunday Times. “It’s not even like a kilt. With a kilt, you’ve got a bit of length, but those Greeks liked the mini.” Despite Pitt’s overexposure, Troy will be a commercial disappointment when it premieres in May 2004, grossing $133 million domestically.

2004 January Intrigue and Espionage

Shooting begins on the spy action movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It doesn’t take long for the tabloids to print reports emerging from the set about real-life sparks between Pitt and the film’s other title actor, Angelina Jolie. “We try as hard as we can just to stay away from [the gossip],” Aniston says in May. “We try to laugh, of course.” Pitt’s brother Doug tells PEOPLE, “It’s crap. Total crap.”

2004

November

We Are the World

Pitt travels to South Africa to meet with former president Nelson Mandela and call attention to the country’s AIDS epidemic before flying to Ethiopia on behalf of a Third World lobby group. “I’ve spent a wonderful week traveling this beautiful continent,” he says in a statement, “listening to the people and learning about the AIDS crisis, the extreme poverty and what people in America can do to help.” Continuing their work as social advocates, Pitt and Aniston lend their support to One Voice, a group promoting Middle East peace. Earlier in the year he campaigns for John Kerry and stem cell research.

2005

January 07

Separating Pitt & Aniston

Pitt and Aniston formally separate. “We would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media,” they say in a statement. “This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration.”

March 25

Mock Family

Pitt and Jolie dress up in ’50s-style outfits for a steamy W magazine photo shoot featuring them as husband and wife. “The only time Brad and Angelina came in contact with each other was to take a picture,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. Yet “there was definitely that wink-wink feeling on the set.”

April 19

The Cat’s out of the Bag

Pictures of Pitt and Jolie frolicking with her 3-year-old son Maddox on Kenya’s Diani Beach give credence to tabloid reports that they are a couple. Despite sharing a $2,000-a-night oceanside villa and journeying on a half-day safari at the Shimba Hills National Reserve, the newly crowned “Brangelina” refuse to confirm their coupledom. In June, Pitt denies that Jolie is a “home wrecker” in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

July 07

Brad Becomes Dad

Pitt joins Jolie and Maddox on a trip to Ethiopia, where she adopts Zahara Marley, a newborn orphaned by AIDS. In December, Pitt will petition to adopt Zahara as well as Maddox, becoming the children’s legal father and changing their last names to Jolie-Pitt.
2006

May 27

Hello, Shiloh!

Pitt and Jolie welcome baby girl Shiloh Nouvel at the small Cottage Medi-Clinic in Swakopmund, a coastal town of some 20,000 in the African nation of Namibia. The new parents celebrate the birth of their first biological child with a $300,000 donation to purchase maternity ward medical equipment for two state hospitals in the nation. “We want to contribute to Namibia and the people who have been so gracious to us at this time,” they say in a statement. The donation, says their philanthropic adviser Trevor Neilson, “is a thank-you and a recognition that not all parents are as lucky, that the world needs to do more to help parents who don’t have access to a safe place to have their children.”

2007

March 15

Pitt & Jolie Expand Family


Jolie adopts 3-year-old Pax Thien from an orphanage outside Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pitt is unable to accompany Jolie due to his filming schedule, but she brings 5-year-old Maddox and 2-year-old Zahara to welcome their new brother. She filed for adoption solo because Vietnamese law makes it difficult for unmarried couples to adopt, but in April, she asks a California court to change her newly adopted son’s last name to Jolie-Pitt.

May 07

Beauty Inside & Out


Pitt is named one of PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful, headlining the issue’s “Beauty Inside & Out” feature on humanitarianism with Jolie. “Being a father means being concerned about the plight of all children,” he says, “especially the children who don’t have the opportunities mine have.” A week later, Pitt is named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for “showing off his serious side” with producing projects like A Mighty Heart (starring Jolie) and the documentary God Grew Tired of Us.

August 21

Brad’s New Orleans Green House


Three months after breaking ground in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, Pitt returns to see the two-story, 1,400-sq.-ft., environmentally-friendly home he built with Global Green USA and the Home Depot foundation. “Katrina was a man-made disaster. This is a man-made solution,” Pitt tells PEOPLE of the home he built for low-income victims of Hurricane Katrina. “I think we’ll really improve quality of life. That’s what I call a victory.”

2008

July 12

The Jolie-Pitt Twins


Adding to their brood (Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh), Pitt and Jolie welcome twins, a boy, Knox Léon, and a girl, Vivienne Marcheline in Nice, France. Just hours after cutting the umbilical cords of his newborn twins, Pitt tells the mayor of Nice, “I’m the happiest father ever.” In August, the proud parents debut their twins on the cover of PEOPLE, where Pitt says, “[It’s] still a cuckoo’s nest.”

2008

December 25

One for the Ages

With Cate Blanchett, Pitt stars in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, about a man who ages in reverse. The film rakes in $11.8 million opening day, making it the second-highest Christmas-opening of all-time. “It’s a movie in the vein of the classics,” says Pitt. “[It’s a] classic epic, dealing with life and love, and all that fantastic stuff.” His performance earns him Golden Globe, Oscar and SAG nominations for best lead actor.

2009

February

Brad On Jen vs. Angie


Pitt sets the record straight about the alleged rivalry between Aniston and Jolie in the February issue of W. “Listen, man, Jen is a sweetheart. I think she got dragged into that one,” says Pitt about Aniston’s “uncool” Vogue headline. On his hook-up with Jolie, Pitt explains, “We were still filming [Mrs. & Mrs. Smith] after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn’t mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn’t,” adding, “I’m very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful.”

August 21

Inglourious Basterds


Inglorious Basterds tops the box office with a $37.6 million – the best opening of director Quentin Tarantino’s career. Pitt, who plays Aldo “The Apache” Raine, the leader of a troop hunting Nazis, brought the spirit of his character home to his kids. “I’d tell those little ‘basterds’ to get out there and start scalpin’!” he told PEOPLE.



About the Author

arunenigma
Computer Science Graduate Student @ Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA




 
 

 
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