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Brad Pitt: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation: actor, producer
  • Real name: William Bradley Pitt
  • Sign : Sagittarius
  • Date of birth: Wednesday 18 December 1963 (age: 56)
  • Country: United States

Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Son of Jane and William Pitt, he spent his childhood in Springfield, Missouri. He is the eldest of the siblings, he has one brother, Douglas and one sister, Julie. As a teenager, he first pursued a sports career, then architecture, before devoting himself to film.

Revealed at the age of 28 in Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise (1991), the actor went on to make a series of films at a frantic pace. In 1994, he confirmed his talent with Interview with a Vampire and gave the line to Tom Cruise and the young Kirsten Dunst. His career has been flawless and he has collaborated with prestigious directors such as David Fincher (Fight Club), Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Eleven), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds) and the Coen brothers (Burn after Reading). He appears in blockbusters such as Peplum Troy (2004), or World War Z (2013). He makes his mark as an authoritative father in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, which wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2011. At the same time, he is pursuing a career as a savvy producer, with his production company Plan B entertainment (Les infiltrés, World War Z, Twelve years a slave…). In 2015, he shoots under the direction of Angelina Jolie, Vue sur mer. In 2016, he will be in Robert Zemeckis’ Les Alliés and Terrence Malick’s Voyage of time.

On January 6, 2020, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once upon a time in…Hollywood at the Golden Globes ceremony. On February 9, 2020, he also won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this role.

Amateur and great collector of contemporary art, Brad Pitt is also a committed man, very involved in many humanitarian missions in New Orleans. In August 2005, after the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, the actor created the Make it Right foundation to help rebuild certain underprivileged neighbourhoods in Louisiana.

On the private side, Brad Pitt shared the life of actress Gwyneth Paltrow between 1994 and 1997. The glamorous couple got engaged in December 1996, but broke up a few months later. In 1998, through mutual friends, he met actress Jennifer Aniston. After several months of rumours, the two actors made their romance official in February 1999 on the occasion of the actress’s 30th birthday. On July 29, 2000, the couple got married. But in January 2005, the actors announced their separation. A few months later, in October 2005, the divorce decree is pronounced. The actor fell in love at first sight with Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith. For her, he adopts Maddox (born in August 2001) and Zahara (born in January 2005), children that the actress herself had adopted. The whole world nicknames them the Brangelinas. The couple expanded the tribe with the birth of their daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, on May 27, 2006, in Namibia and the adoption of a boy from Vietnam, Pax Thien (born in November 2003), in March 2007. On 12 July 2008, the actress gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne in Nice. Two years after their engagement, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting married on their property at the Miraval estate in the south of France, on 23 August 2014. In September 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce.

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